Best Quotes About Intense

He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends. -Oscar Wilde

The test of literature is, I suppose, whether we ourselves live more intensely for the reading of it. -Elizabeth Drew

Blake said that the body was the soul's prison unless the five senses are fully developed and open. He considered the senses the 'windows of the soul.' When sex involves all the senses intensely, it can be like a mystical experence. -Jim Morrison

The problem was to sustain at any cost the feeling you had in the theater that you were watching a real person, yes, but an intense condensation of his experience, not simply a realistic series of episodes. -Arthur Miller

Progressive art can assist people to learn not only about the objective forces at work in the society in which they live, but also about the intensely social character of their interior lives. Ultimately, it can propel people toward social emancipation. -Salvador Dali

Age puzzles me. I thought it was a quiet time. My seventies were interesting and fairly serene, but my eighties are passionate. I grow more intense as I age. -Florida Scott-Maxwell

It sometimes seems that intense desire creates not only its own opportunities, but its own talents. -Eric Hoffer

Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known. -Oscar Wilde

An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing. -Samuel Smiles

A woman's life can really be a succession of lives, each revolving around some emotionally compelling situation or challenge, and each marked off by some intense experience. -Wallis Simpson

The most intense conflicts, if overcome, leave behind a sense of security and calm that is not easily disturbed. It is just these intense conflicts and their conflagration which are needed to produce valuable and lasting results. -Carl Jung

Every intense desire is perhaps a desire to be different from what we are. -Eric Hoffer

I long to speak out the intense inspiration that comes to me from the lives of strong women. -Ruth Benedict

Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it. -Michel de Montaigne

The mother-child relationship is paradoxical and, in a sense, tragic. It requires the most intense love on the mother's side, yet this very love must help the child grow away from the mother, and to become fully independent. -Erich Fromm

These people live again in print as intensely as when their images were captured on old dry plates of sixty years ago… I am walking in their alleys, standing in their rooms and sheds and workshops, looking in and out of their windows. Any they in turn seem to be aware of me. -Ansel Adams

The act of longing for something will always be more intense than the requiting of it. -Gail Godwin

The intense happiness of our union is derived in a high degree from the perfect freedom with which we each follow and declare our own impressions. -George Eliot

What I did not yet know so intensely was the hatred of the white American for the black, a hatred so deep that I wonder if every white man in this country, when he plants a tree, doesn't see Negroes hanging from its branches. -Jean Genet

Children are completely egoistic; they feel their needs intensely and strive ruthlessly to satisfy them. -Sigmund Freud

Uncontrolled, the hunger and thirst after God may become an obstacle, cutting off the soul from what it desires. If a man would travel far along the mystic road, he must learn to desire God intensely but in stillness, passively and yet with all his heart and mind and strength. -Aldous Huxley

The emancipation of women is practically the greatest egoistic movement of the nineteenth century, and the most intense affirmation of the right of the self that history has yet seen. -Ellen Key

A man, to be greatly good, must imagine intensely and comprehensively; he must put himself in the place of another and of many others; the pains and pleasures of his species must become his own. -Percy Bysshe Shelley

That pleasure which is at once the most pure, the most elevating and the most intense, is derived, I maintain, from the contemplation of the beautiful. -Edgar Allan Poe

A solitary, unused to speaking of what he sees and feels, has mental experiences which are at once more intense and less articulate than those of a gregarious man. -Thomas Mann

Properly, we should read for power. Man reading should be man intensely alive. The book should be a ball of light in one's hand. -Ezra Pound

The closer a man approaches tragedy the more intense is his concentration of emotion upon the fixed point of his commitment, which is to say the closer he approaches what in life we call fanaticism. -Arthur Miller

The more intensely we feel about an idea or a goal, the more assuredly the idea, buried deep in our subconscious, will direct us along the path to its fulfillment. -Earl Nightingale

Anything you build on a large scale or with intense passion invites chaos. -Francis Ford Coppola

It's terrifying, that unconditional love you have for a child. I still wonder if she really came from me, from my womb. It's a miracle. I don't understand it. I live it very intensely. -Anne Parillaud

People go to the zoo and they like the lion because it's scary. And the bear because it's intense, but the monkey makes people laugh. -Lorne Michaels

I'm an efficient, good, professional reporter. But I also write. And so what I try to do is write about places that I know that I care about intensely and write about them in a way that conveys the fact that I care. -Alma Guillermoprieto

I'm one of those people who when I go over a bridge, I want to jump. It's just this intense tickle in the back of my throat. It's like I'm on the verge the whole time I'm walking over that bridge, and I'm not going to get a release until I jump. -Willem Dafoe

To bare our souls is all we ask, to give all we have to life and the beings surrounding us. Here the nature spirits are intense and we appreciate them, make offerings to them – these nature spirits who call us here – sealing our fate with each other, celebrating our love. -Alex Grey

The moment that I realized my name was going to be said in the same sentence as children and sex, that's really intense. That's something I knew from that very moment, whatever happens past that point, something's out there in the air that is really bad. -Paul Reubens

I guess I strike people as very serious, or very intense. -Deidre Hall

I felt the most intense pleasure in piercing the stone in order to make an abstract form and space; quite a different sensation from that of doing it for the purpose of realism. -Barbara Hepworth

Blue thou art, intensely blue; Flower, whence came thy dazzling hue? -James Montgomery

Men make love more intensely at 20, but make love better, however, at 30. -Catherine the Great

A considerable number of persons are able to protect themselves against the outbreak of serious neurotic phenomena only through intense work. -Karl Abraham

I had been to New Mexico many times. I loved it. It's a very exotic, interesting, severely crazy environment. I don't know if I could live there all year. It's such an intense place. -Campbell Scott

Baseball is this intense subculture that actually doesn't speak very much for the larger culture. -Michael Lewis

I'll need every ounce that I have to drive it through. Film and TV require that energy. Sometimes fight scenes can be pretty intense. When I was shooting 'Heaven' it was truly guerrilla film-making. -Karl Urban

This was totally influenced by me and the direction that I am writing about and the stuff that I am writing about. There is just no way that you can be as intense as what I have been through in my life over a drum beat machine, sample, or loop; it's just not going to happen. -Vanilla Ice

I have an intense dislike for artificial society. In France, one could lead a free life – to do what one wanted to do without interference or criticism from one's neighbors. -Robert W. Service

However fragmented the world, however intense the national rivalries, it is an inexorable fact that we become more interdependent every day. -Jacques Yves Cousteau

This whole business feels kind of intense, like a bad fit. Round peg, square hole. But whatever, I'll take it. -Paul Giamatti

The more a race is governed by its passions, the less it has acquired the habit of cautious and reasoned argument, the more intense will be its love of music. -Stendhal

This would be a distortion of their meaning, since the pictures are intimate and intense, and are the opposite of what is decorative; and have been painted in a scale of normal living rather than an institutional scale. -Mark Rothko

I am not one who was born in the custody of wisdom; I am one who is fond of olden times and intense in quest of the sacred knowing of the ancients. -Gustave Courbet

I never let politics get personal. You can have the most intense, heated debate on issues, and so long as you keep it on issues, you can go out and have coffee afterwards and you're good friends. -Phil Crane

I'd like to do something a little different. Something a little less intense. I'm not sure what it's going to be yet. For the first time in my life, it's great to have choices, but I think I have to be very careful in choosing the right next project. -Kristanna Loken

There is a volatile mix, and that's because we're all intense. And there's no denying that. -Alex Van Halen

And one thing that I always believed and that I knew for certain was that I could never have sustained a personal relationship while I worked this hard, or while I was that driven this intensely by the story. -Christiane Amanpour

My sense of a poem – my notion of how you revise – is: you get yourself into a state where what you are intensely conscious of is not why you wrote it or how you wrote it, but what you wrote. -Philip Levine

There is always one person on the set who has a lot of anxiety, an actor who is really intense and has to stay in character and holds himself away from the rest of us. -Maria Bello

It was a combination of an intense interest in children's literature, which I've always had, and the feeling that I'd just have a go and see if I could do it. -Penelope Lively

All I know for certain is that reading is of the most intense importance to me; if I were not able to read, to revisit old favorites and experiment with names new to me, I would be starved – probably too starved to go on writing myself. -Penelope Lively

But Eraserhead was the first real intense kind of thing I had ever done before the cameras and Lynch had to really bring me down a lot and he still does. -Jack Nance

Readers respond to every genre intensely, if it's a genre that appeals to them. Again, who can say why anyone enjoys horror and dark fantasy? If I can't answer the question for myself, I wouldn't dream of trying to answer it for others. -Laurell K. Hamilton

The intense perfumes of the wild herbs as we trod them underfoot made us feel almost drunk. -Jacqueline du Pre

I have a very intense marriage. -James Ellroy

But Germany will always suffer, I fear, from the intensely dramatic character of the crimes of the Third Reich. -Douglas Hurd

They have accorded me my constitutional rights, and that is to their credit because the media hate campaign against me has been so intense and so vicious that it's a miracle that the police have taken such a professional approach. -Ernst Zundel

During the 1990s, San Francisco lived through one of the most intense economic booms of its history. -Gavin Newsom

I grew up in a family in which political issues were often discussed, and debated intensely. -Joseph Stiglitz

I like working intensely, then going away and thinking about it, working out why it didn't work and then coming back to it. It makes the work richer, I think. -Miranda Otto

Apart from two periods of intense study, of music between the ages of 12 and 14 and of mathematics between the ages of 14 and 16, I coasted, daydreaming, through most of my school years. -James Black

Also at the top of the list was my three day appearance on 'Press Your Luck'. In addition to the intense competition of each of those games, it slowly started to dawn on me in the minutes between tapings that I was winning some serious money. -Randy West

I don't like going to the gym because I don't like being with people I don't know in that intense environment. -Utada Hikaru

I love New York. But the energy is so intense. -John Galliano

My work is intensely personal. -Andres Serrano

The process is intense and the producers, who are intelligent men, are bringing in new people for a fresh look at a complicated project that has been in the making for 10 years. -Ednita Nazario

The touring for this album was definitely going to be the most intense touring we've done. -Daniel Johns

Every day is intense and alive, whether it's travel, work, even down time, which there is so little of. -Josh Lucas

Wong Kar Wai is a very intense character, very personable, and I believe in general he does not like and he would not want his actors to show their true looks and their true personality on screen. -Andy Lau

The last two years with the Eagles were pretty intense times. There was a lot of drinking and we were all getting high a lot. My parents were relieved when I got off the Eagles treadmill. -Glenn Frey

The people who don't like it tend to dislike it intensely. That's unfortunate, but not surprising when one deliberately goes against audience expectations. -John M. Ford

The dance world is too small in lots of ways – it's too intense, it rattles around itself, and it needs exposing to other ideas. -Siobhan Davies

I've been on the other side of the table many times, trying to get people to be sympathetic to projects, and I've been the victim of that kind of intense kindness masking extreme stupidity. -Tilda Swinton

I think drug movies free the director to make intense films. -Ray Liotta

What is new is that environmentalism intensely illuminates the need to confront the corporate domain at its most powerful and guarded point – the exclusive right to govern the systems of production. -Barry Commoner

When I was in the fourth grade, I became intensely interested in geography and I learned it well. -Clyde Tombaugh

I was interested in telescopes and the way they worked because I had an intense desire to see what things looked like, so I learned how to use telescopes and find things in the sky. -Clyde Tombaugh

What makes a specific quality or quantity of innovation retain its intense newness over the years? -Brian Ferneyhough

All of those art-based fields are similar in that they're all hard to make a living in and they all require an intense amount of training and discipline. -Alicia Witt

In setting out the walls of a city the choice of a healthy situation is of the first importance: it should be on high ground, neither subject to fogs nor rains; its aspects should be neither violently hot nor intensely cold, but temperate in both respects. -Vitruvius

It is part of the photographer's job to see more intensely than most people do. He must have and keep in him something of the receptiveness of the child who looks at the world for the first time or of the traveler who enters a strange country. -Bill Brandt

Sometimes I can't get out of the character because the story is very intense. -Diana Krall

Watching Jodie on this is incredible; it's the perfect role for her. It's so intense and so emotional. She just jumped right into it and is so professional. -Erika Christensen

For me an object is something living. This cigarette or this box of matches contains a secret life much more intense than that of certain human beings. -Joan Miro

Becoming a solo singer is like going from an eau de toilette to a perfume. It's much more intense. -Geri Halliwell

I made a movie where I played a girl that just got out of prison and we shot it very very quickly but very intensely-that took me a long time to get over. -Maggie Gyllenhaal

Jim Brooks is a very powerful director and it was a lot of intense work. -Tea Leoni

There are a lot of people who write very intensely about things they do not and cannot do. -Theodore Sturgeon

I want to live every moment totally and intensely. Even when I'm giving an interview or talking to people, that's all that I'm thinking about. -Omar Sharif

Both songs are really, really intense when it comes to performing them, and very draining at the same time. -Deborah Cox

The club shows are really intense and powerful, but for a shorter time, and the audiences are in close proximity than when I'm performing at The Palace Theatre. -Deborah Cox

The challenge to our national economies and the collective economy of Europe will become – with the growth of China and the continuing productivity growth of the US – even more intense in the decades to come. -John Hutton

The intense campaigns against domestic violence, rape, sexual harassment, and inequity in the schools all too often depend on an image of women as weak and victimized. -Katherine Dunn

There's intense national feeling in America that could be called patriotism. -Michael Ignatieff

The pressures are intense, because the rewards for success and the penalty for failure are more and more. -Alan Hansen

I've written several deeply personal songs this year, which I really love. Some of them came out of intense sadness. This has been an extremely difficult year for me. -David Friedman

If you watch young children play, you will notice that they create games, characters, situations, whole worlds in which they immerse themselves with intense concentration. -Daniel Greenberg

My self-editing process is intense. -George Murray

I was burned out. I think I was just exhausted. It was a very intense five years. We didn't stop. It was constant touring, constant writing, recording. -Roger Andrew Taylor

I think anybody over 30 plays parents because it happens in your thirties and so that's kind of a natural progression. But I'm definitely drawn to it. It's probably the most intense, passionate thing that happens to you as you get older. -Jodie Foster

But that the reasoning from these facts, the drawing from them correct conclusions, is a matter of great difficulty, may be inferred from the imperfect state in which the Science is now found after it has been so long and so intensely studied. -Nassau William Senior

I was very intensely concerned with all kinds of new media. -Ted Nelson

I have family obligations and all that stuff. I get my kids six weeks in the summer, which is a real intense period of time. I'm with them every minute of the day. -Tom Berenger

Brazilian music has many of the ingredients that I strive for in my own music: Strong melodies and a disciplined but intense rhythmic concept, and interesting harmonies. -Chuck Mangione

Stevie Ray Vaughan was very intense. Maybe that's what caught everybody's attention. As a player, he didn't do anything amazing. -Ritchie Blackmore

I was very intense. I think it's a privilege to be an actor. -Elia Kazan

Television is intensely personal. -Jessica Savitch

There are many types of participation. One can observe so intensely that one becomes part of the action, but without being an active participant. -Jerzy Kosinski

Eating coals of fire has always been one of the sensational feats of the Fire Kings, as it is quite generally known that charcoal burns with an extremely intense heat. -Harry Houdini

Not only that, but when I first met Joe, to my intense delight, he showed me that he was a collector. He was collecting some of the early Tarzan pages by Hal Foster, and, later, early Flash Gordons; and I found that we were both absolutely interested in the same type of thing. -Joe Shuster

The weather became so intensely cold that we sent for all the hunters who had remained out with captain Clarke's party, and they returned in the evening several of them frostbitten. -Meriwether Lewis

Going on with life, it only gets more and more intense as time goes by – and the challenges only multiply. -Martha Reeves

You do become very close like a family but because you see each other for such an intense period of time on the set everyday. You really don't end up socializing that much. -Sela Ward

I therefore shared fully the intense chagrin of the New York and other State delegations when, on the third ballot, Abraham Lincoln received a larger vote than Seward. -Henry Villard

I have a need to play intensely every day, to fight every match hard. -Zinedine Zidane

She stops, pauses, turns to the left to glance at some possible threat or irregularity, and then continues to the north. This motion, so intensely human, transcends time. -Mary Leakey

The most intense curiosity and excitement prevailed, and though the weather was uncertain, enormous masses of densely packed people lined the road, shouting and waving hats and handkerchiefs as we flew by them. -Fanny Kemble

For me, the best times are always going to be the most intense, the ones with the highest highs and the lowest lows. -Fiona Apple

I have an intense obsession with making films. I not only love to make films, I perhaps need to make films. -Jacqueline Bisset

Playing roles that are intense and damaged has always come more easily to me than doing comedies or lighter stuff – that would be taking a huge risk for me. -Sarah Polley

I always look for an intense experience, an intense ride. There is nothing better than a good zombie movie where you run crazy and blow at monsters! It was a physical shoot and I enjoyed it. -Sarah Polley

And you know, we did it as an independent film, and we weren't expecting it to be on television, and Lifetime ended up buying it. And the viewers responded intensely to that film. -Jenna Elfman

People can undergo a sudden change of thinking and loyalties under threat of death or intense social pressure and isolation from friends and family. -Keith Henson

Successful cult memes induce intense social interaction behaviour between cult members. This trips the attention detectors. -Keith Henson

I am not a prophet in any sense of the word, and I entertain an active and intense dislike of the foregoing mixture of optimism, fatalism, and conservatism. -Herbert Croly

I have heard repeated stories of meth users leaving their children unattended for days as they cook, use and then sleep off the intense effects of methamphetamine. -Rick Larsen

Marty and I are playing with the same intensity. That's the beautiful thing, man, we're actually better now than ever, probably more intense now than ever, tighter now than ever. -Alan Vega

Color is an intense experience on its own. -Jim Hodges

Shame is such an intense emotion. It just can drive you. -Kyra Sedgwick

The long version of the play is actually an easier version to follow. In all of the cut versions the intense speeches are cut too close together for the audience and the actors. -Kenneth Branagh

I'm a parent, especially when you've had the intense parenting the way I had. It's all in the bank. It's all in the great experience bank. Those are your secrets. That's the stuff that makes your work rich, that's what you dip into. -Hector Elizondo

I'm recording an album. It's sort of techno mixed with garbage – you, know, intense in-your-face music. -Christy Romano

Fortunately I own a vintage brain, and I am alive and well in the 21st century, still making records, still working at an intense pace and most of all, still having fun doing it. -Tony Visconti

Truffaut loved actresses, and he was very intense. All the actresses I knew wanted to do a film with him. -Catherine Deneuve

I wrote lyrics that were intensely personal to me a few years ago. Maybe people know me better now. -Kylie Minogue

And yeah, my handicap was down to a 10 when we were at the thick of it. I trained for six or seven months, golfing every day for six hours, seven days a week, with eight trainers. It was intense. -Shia LaBeouf

Yeah, I've always been accused of having a sense of mischief and I'm very flattered that you say you can see it in the roles I play, because I think that's important, even if I do play intense characters, like especially Christine Cagney. -Sharon Gless

I think I'm drawn to writing about something which feels intense and important. -Rose Tremain

My father was very intense, passionate and over-the-top. He was my hero and my tyrant. -June Jordan

Writing poetry makes you intensely conscious of how words sound, both aloud and inside the head of the reader. You learn the weight of words and how they sound to the ear. -Helen Dunmore

That subject has lost its one time appeal to economists as our science has become more abstract, but my interest has even grown more intense as the questions raised by the sociology of science became more prominent. -George Stigler

Today, the competition is considerably more intense. -Bobby Rahal

Very intense first summer out, to be 18 years old and never having gone on a date, never having smoked a cigarette, never had a drink, even a sip of beer, never kissed a girl, all of those things. It made for a fairly intense first year out. -Peter Jurasik

As the American public continues to focus more intensely on illegal immigration and securing the nation's borders, the number of members of the House Immigration Reform Caucus continues to grow. -Virgil Goode

Even though we work in the same field, we have an intense private life away from our professional lives. -Adrian Edmondson

I would have to agree, that I'm probably more intense than Brian or Kurt, competitive because, I was always like this, always being that way, always real competitive. -Elvis Stojko

Once again, I think there is little art being done that really owns up to such intense possibilities. -Peter Sotos

I'm pursuing soundtrack work in the southern California area and down the line I plan to make a moody, intense acoustic album. Not all acoustic, but an acoustic – oriented guitar record that I've already written most of the material for. -Ronnie Montrose

Today, our actions must be motivated only by our intense desire to achieve a just and lasting peace. The compassion and charity of the American people should be reflected in this legislation, though sadly, they are silenced. -Nick Rahall

I moved to New York last year and I love it. It's a huge change and I've always wanted to spend time there. It's like a more intense London, and everything's up a few notches. The lights are brighter, the pace is faster and the food's better. -Rachel Weisz

I try to see my films just once. it's like a dream you've been through when it's been intense, and you just have to go through it once more just to make sure you've had it. -Juliette Binoche

The first year or so on The Daily Show is pretty intense in terms of travel. You're going to the worst places in the country, talking to the craziest people in the world. -Rob Corddry

I would rather have one article a day of this sort; and these ten or twenty lines might readily represent a whole day's hard work in the way of concentrated, intense thinking and revision, polish of style, weighing of words. -Joseph Pulitzer

At the age of 12, I developed an intense interest in mathematics. On exposure to algebra, I was fascinated by simultaneous equations and read ahead of the class to the end of the book. -John Pople

It's definitely intense to walk away from at the end of each season. -Lee Tergesen

Poets deal in writing about feelings and trying to find the language and images for intense feelings. -Carol Ann Duffy

Between 9am and 3pm is when I work most intensely. -Carol Ann Duffy

And the relationships that happen become so intense, deep, involved and complex and really hard to say goodbye to. The hardest part of the show is saying goodbye when it's all done. It really breaks you. -Genevieve Gorder

Oprah has this intense curiosity that I haven't found with any interviewer. -Genevieve Gorder

It happened in Miami, in Coral Gables, a great big ol' Cuban wedding. It was pretty intense. -Jon Secada

Chocolate's okay, but I prefer a really intense fruit taste. You know when a peach is absolutely perfect… it's sublime. I'd like to capture that and then use it in a dessert. -Kathy Mattea

It is not short of amazing, the power of a great idea to weld men together. There was in it a peculiar, intense, vital spirit if you will, that I have never felt before in any strike. -Ray Stannard Baker

Do whatever you do intensely. -Robert Henri

If women ran the world we wouldn't have wars, just intense negotiations every 28 days. -Robin Williams

Fortune has something of the nature of a woman. If she is too intensely wooed, she commonly goes the further away. -Charles V

Existence is no more than the precarious attainment of relevance in an intensely mobile flux of past, present, and future. -Susan Sontag

The more intense the nature of a man, the more readily will he find meditation, and the more successfully will he practice it. -James Allen

This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before. -Leonard Bernstein

You do not succeed because you do not know what you want, but because you don't want it intensely enough. -Frank Crane

Faith means intense, usually confident, belief that is not based on evidence sufficient to command assent from every reasonable person. -Walter Kaufmann

The suspense of a novel is not only in the reader, but in the novelist, who is intensely curious about what will happen to the hero. -Mary McCarthy

We save paradise by an intense education program where you get people that you can trust to talk sanely about the environment and hope that the message will get through. -Arthur Boyd

I love the line of Flaubert about observing things very intensely. I think our duty as writers begins not with our own feelings, but with the powers of observing. -Mary Oliver

I've always been aware of having feelings that were pretty intense at times. I imagine most people have had that, or they wouldn't be human. -Iris Dement

There's no love more intense than the love we have for our kids – and where there is intense love, there is also intense fear lurking beneath the surface. -Arianna Huffington

It is difficult for the common good to prevail against the intense concentration of those who have a special interest, especially if the decisions are made behind locked doors. -Jimmy Carter

There is only one admirable form of the imagination: the imagination that is so intense that it creates a new reality, that it makes things happen. -Sean O'Faolain

The life of a repo man is always intense. -Alex Cox

Every age yearns for a more beautiful world. The deeper the desperation and the depression about the confusing present, the more intense that yearning. -Johan Huizinga

We are told that talent creates its own opportunities. But it sometimes seems that intense desire creates not only its own opportunities, but its own talents. -Eric Hoffer

Choose your corner, pick away at it carefully, intensely and to the best of your ability and that way you might change the world. -Charles Eames

If a large city can, after intense intellectual efforts, choose for its mayor a man who merely will not steal from it, we consider it a triumph of the suffrage. -Frank Moore Colby

The great art of films does not consist of descriptive movement of face and body but in the movements of thought and soul transmitted in a kind of intense isolation. -Louise Brooks

The question of armaments, whether on land or sea, is the most immediately and intensely practical question connected with the future fortunes of nations and of mankind. -Woodrow Wilson

A tour is the most intense, stimulating way to hear music; it's the best form to receive it. There's genuine excitement from people. I feel like we've stepped up a level. -Julian Casablancas

India is a global power and an important partner with whom we are building an intense, broad and enduring relationship. -Pierre Pettigrew

If only the strength of the love that people feel when it is reciprocated could be as intense and obsessive as the love we feel when it is not; then marriages would be truly made in heaven. -Ben Elton

We should note that this latter type of shift was successfully amplified to a considerable extent by Russian physicists using the intense light of a ruby laser whose wavelength is close to that of a transition of the potassium atom. -Alfred Kastler

I don't think movies can ever be too intense, but people have to understand why you're showing them the things you are showing them. -Edward Zwick

Shooting this show is pretty intense. You lose your life. But I have no life, so it's perfect! -David Krumholtz

I had gotten to a place where I truly believed everything I was called: 'not sexy,' 'not funny,' 'too intense,' desperate.' All those labels they gave me, I took them because there wasn't a trace of my true self left. -Naomi Watts

When I was growing up, so many of the important changes for African-Americans were being made in the United States Supreme Court and were being made by lawyers. I followed the court very intensely and wanted to do that for my life. -Leah Ward Sears

The thing is that I have a really intense, almost compulsive need to record. But it doesn't end there, because what I record is somehow transformed into a creative thing. There is a continuity. Recording is the beginning of a conceptual production. I am somehow collapsing the two – recording and producing – into a single event. -Rem Koolhaas

I don't have any training as an actor, but I guess I'm an intense pretender. When you read something over and over, it gets into you a little bit. You can't help but begin to feel it, even if you're a healthy person as I think I am. -John Hawkes

I think what makes compelling fiction or cinema is when you're basically taking the most intense moments of experience and you're creating a song or a narrative out of it. -David O. Russell

Singing is a way of releasing an emotion that you sometimes can't portray when you're acting. And music moves your soul, so music is the source of the most intense emotions you can feel. When you hear a song and you're acting it's incredible. But when you're singing a song and you're acting it's even more incredible. -Amanda Seyfried

Being on a Michael Bay set is… well, it's the only set I've ever been on. But I would imagine there's no set that's run quite like it. It's big, it's loud, it's powerful, it's intense, it's dirty, it's hot, it's sweaty – and it's really exciting. There's never a dull moment; there's never a quiet moment. -Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Great entrepreneurs focus intensely on an opportunity where others see nothing. This focus and intensity helps to eliminate wasted effort and distractions. Most companies die from indigestion rather than starvation, i.e., companies suffer from doing too many things at the same time rather than doing too few things very well. -Naveen Jain

I feel an intense intimacy with those who have this loathing interest in me. Further than this, I know what they mean, I sympathize with them, I understand them. There should be a name (as poetic as love) for this relationship between loather and loathed; it is of the closest and more full of passion than incest. -Laura Riding

It was a very intense and stressful situation. There was playing in the Johnny-pump (an opened fire hydrant) and the ice-cream man coming around and all of these games that we'd play, and suddenly it would turn just violent and there would be shootings at 12 in the afternoon on any given day. -Jay-Z

While it's really hard to do, at the same time, I'm escaping my body, which I really want to do. I'm living someone else's life. I get very intensely into the story, into the interviews and the research. I'm experiencing things along with my subjects. I have a freedom I don't have in my physical life. -Laura Hillenbrand

When you have an intense game, you're going to have arguments. I have no problem with it. I think it's healthy. -Scott Brooks

Places like New York are just too intense, too much about money, too much about ambition; it's all too superficial for me. -Carmen Kass

High school is very intense for everyone. But at a boarding school, because you're there 24 hours a day, everything gets magnified. -Curtis Sittenfeld

By the end of an intense four years at UCLA, I had co-authored a new math proof, which the media, in fact, loved. As it turned out, math itself blazed my entry back into the spotlight and consequently into wonderful acting jobs like 'The West Wing' and others. You just never know, do you? -Danica McKellar

I've always put myself intensely into my work. -Josefina Vazquez Mota

It's very difficult for my body to recover after workouts now that I'm older, so we have to keep them short, which means they're extremely difficult and intense. It sucks. -Dana Torres

I wanted to do a naval film and I flirted with different ideas, most of which ended up being too intense. So when the idea of 'Battleship' was first suggested, I was instantly drawn to the challenge – could I invent a movie around the idea of five ships fighting five ships? -Peter Berg

Sometimes I get to put on posh frocks and be Madam Glamour, the vendor of my wares. My lovely friend Kath, a stylist, puts me into things I'd never dream of. But my real life is very different. It's very, very home-based – an intense domestic life, that's the core of everything. -Emma Thompson

When I did 'Bumble-ardy,' I was so intensely aware of death. Eugene, my friend and partner, was dying here in the house when I did 'Bumble-ardy'. I did 'Bumble-ardy' to save myself. I did not want to die with him. I wanted to live, as any human being does. -Maurice Sendak

From my first dunk at 14 years old to my second NCAA Championship at the University of Tennessee, my intense training with my dad was always to credit. -Candace Parker

I mean, I love winning, but losing is a much more intense feeling. -Jennie Finch

It wasn't that I got pinned against my locker, but I was intensely aware that the things I valued weren't shared by anyone. Girls didn't like me, and I had few friends. -Josh Groban

When you think about it, we're strapping strange planks of wood to our feet and launching off of giant snow walls. It's pretty intense. -Shaun White

Robert Pattinson has the face of a film-noir dupe. It's a face that is searching and open and kind. It's a face that a certain type of woman might want to fool because, in its intensely old-fashioned kindness, the face says, I love you. Fool me. -Wesley Morris

I'm pretty intense when it comes to relationships, platonic ones as well. If I feel a connection with someone, I'm willing to go there. -Alexander Skarsgard

I don't think I would live outside of the Northwest. I think the quality of life in Portland is really good. People move from intense, high-powered jobs, and move to Portland, work half as much and live twice as good. -Carrie Brownstein

You have to know this: running a 100m race is an intense experience. You have a lot of emotion at the end of the race. It is not easy to control that when you win. -Maurice Greene

I play a complicated position in an intensely team-oriented game. -Tom Brady

The rivalry is huge between South Carolina and Clemson. It's major bragging rights; one of the most intense things I've been a part of. -William Perry

I am an honest, God-fearing man who is intensely dedicated to being the best person I can be on and off the football field. -Ricky Williams

I can't imagine being a single parent or a single parent that doesn't have a lot of money. That's a big, huge impact on your life and your dynamic and everything – I mean, that's huge. It affects how much you have a break from just concentrating on just one other person in your life. It becomes so myopic that way, and more intense, probably. -Joan Cusack

I just love doing broader work – I always get asked to do fairly heavy-duty, intense dramas and interesting, psychologically intense characters. But you know, it's nice to make people laugh sometimes. -Julian Sands

Protein has been intensely over-represented on the plate. Now, the garden should be the main drag for main courses. -Mario Batali

I think prime ministers, I actually think Cabinet ministers should be subject to intense scrutiny, I think that's in the public interest, even if some of the allegations made aren't right and so on, and they have to correct the record, it doesn't matter. -Alexander Downer

There's a point you get to on the stage where you're not remembering lines but living them, and you reach this pure moment which, really, is more intense than what you can achieve in life. -Bill Pullman

In a funny way, poems are suited to modern life. They're short, they're intense. Nobody has time to read a 700-page book. People read magazines, and a poem takes less time than an article. -Caroline Kennedy

Plays are always about intense relationships, whether they're intense love relationships or family relationships or existential relationships. -David Ives

It's fun to get really intense and emotionally detailed and complicated. -Laura San Giacomo

On the rare occasions when I spend a night in Oxford, the keeping of the hours by the clock towers in New College, and Merton, and the great booming of Tom tolling 101 times at 9 pm at Christ Church are inextricably interwoven with memories and regrets and lost joys. The sound almost sends me mad, so intense are the feelings it evokes. -A. N. Wilson

I've found that my athletes run their best races after about 10 weeks of intense training. -Alberto Salazar

This idea that a book can either be about character and feeling, or about politics and idea, is just a false binary. Ideas are an expression of the feelings and the intense emotions we hold about the world. -Richard Powers

When you're going bad, sometimes you need to relax more. I've always been intense. I didn't need to be more intense. -Brady Anderson

The first time I ever recorded, which was into my boom-box, I was like, 'Wow, check that out.' It sounded great. The narcotic of it was so intense – it was pleasurable. I was like, 'You sound like a band.' Then I ended up spending the rest of my life trying to chase that initial high again. -Ian MacKaye

I've had so many hot, cheesy, corny loves of music in my life. I had a very intense Billy Joel period. So once you've really Joeled it up – there's some good periods of Joel; it's not all hot cheese. But I can't judge anyone else for their cheese. I've deep-sea dived in the Gouda. -Jack Black

Well you know, I think a lot of us in marriage know that you play different roles at different times. And Mitt can get very intense, and I can have the ability to kind of talk him off the rails sometimes and say, 'Hey let's look at what is really important and let's do that now.' -Ann Romney

Drama usually has some sort of intense conflict. -Clint Eastwood

The game of basketball has been everything to me. My place of refuge, place I've always gone where I needed comfort and peace. It's been the site of intense pain and the most intense feelings of joy and satisfaction. It's a relationship that has evolved over time, given me the greatest respect and love for the game. -Michael Jordan

I was interested by the idea that artists working in a totalitarian dictatorship or tsarist autocracy are secretly and slightly shamefully envied by artists who work in freedom. They have the gratification of intense interest: the authorities want to put them in jail, while there are younger readers for whom what they write is pure oxygen. -Tom Stoppard

As a stand up, and often in acting, there is no place for the most intense feelings. Rage, genuine sorrow, naked hope… These things don't fit on a comedy stage and if you act you'll get to express them once in a while. Music is a place for the intensely personal. -Hal Sparks

The writing is really hard. You're alone. It really pulls it out of you. You pull it out of your head. But when you're a director, you're shopping – you're picking this actor, you're picking this scene. It's like the most intense kinetic high-speed shopping of all time. You sit in a chair and it will all come rushing at you like a wind tunnel. -Tony Gilroy

I get angry about stuff, I get very emotionally intense about stuff and that's how I get it out – with books, with the band, on my own onstage, but it's always kind of a wail. -Henry Rollins

I spent lunchtime in a grave during the filming of 'Bloody Mama.' When you're younger, you feel that's what you need to do to help you stay in character. When you get older, you become more confident and less intense about it – and you can achieve the same effect. -Robert De Niro

For me, I'd rather have an intense experience than not. -Joaquin Phoenix

Unfortunately, after Sept. 11, there was an outburst in America of intense suffering and patriotism, and the Bush administration was very shrewd and effective in painting anyone who disagreed with the policies as unpatriotic or even traitorous. -Jimmy Carter

I think an overwhelming portion of the intensely demonstrated animosity toward President Barack Obama is based on the fact that he is a black man, that he's African American. -Jimmy Carter

Magic is crazy. He is that crazy wild guy on the basketball court that is very intense and very serious. He is the guy who lives and eats and breathes basketball. -Magic Johnson

Why do you think so many actors are only half-developed people? It's very easy when you're a young actor to have these intense, explosive friendships for short periods of time, because you can control what's shown of you. Then you go on to your next job and reinvent yourself again. I think it's important to find something constant. -Damian Lewis

No matter how much you rehearse on that stage, once you add 30,000 screaming people with flashing cameras into the equation, it's pretty intense. -Lady Gaga

Competing is intense among humans, and within a group, selfish individuals always win. But in contests between groups, groups of altruists always beat groups of selfish individuals. -E. O. Wilson

With a lot of films, people are sitting on the outside looking in, but I want the audience to get a bit more intimately involved with what's going on, so that they maybe can experience it a little bit more intensely. -Andrea Arnold

I don't understand the actor who plays the same role from movie to movie. Maybe it's because I worked on long-running television when I was in my teens, and so the idea of playing the same role just bores me intensely. I'd rather not do it at all. -Guy Pearce

I used to sit on the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue and wonder why the Senate was always going into recess, until in my first year I realized how intense the pressure was. -Hillary Clinton

Frankly, I never had any intense desire to go to India. I know that sounds a bit strange, but it just never was someplace I had a burning desire to visit. -Judi Dench

It is intensely frustrating. The longer you live, the more interesting life gets, and yet many of the parts involve carrying trays and putting lamb chops down in front of the leading man. -Juliet Stevenson

I was kind of a volatile personality, very intense. Because of that, I drew some criticism and people would say things about me, and my parents had tried to defend me. I would just tell them don't worry about it. Our day will come. -Kirk Gibson

There was a perception of me, and I earned it because I was really intense, really gruff. I treated certain people poorly at times. It was because of who I was. It was almost my strength. I came in all business. I tried to find ways to fit in with that demeanor, but it's not easy. -Kirk Gibson

Believing in God is a very intense inner struggle of mine. It's something I worry about a lot, but which I don't have the answer to. -Emily Watson

Singing is a way of releasing an emotion that you sometimes can't portray when you're acting. And music moves your soul, so music is the source of the most intense emotions you can feel. -Amanda Seyfried

I also have intense relationships with furniture… probably because we practically had none when I was growing up. -Barbra Streisand

You hear stories of intense actors who can't shed their character and who don't know who they are for a week or two after. I'm not that guy, man. -Brad Pitt

I used to have 30 different species of tarantulas, as well as two Australian scorpions that are considered the deadliest in the world. If stung by one, a person would die in 30 minutes. But when I had kids I had to get rid of them, of course. Those were intense! -Jonathan Davis

I think some people think I'm a smarty-pants. Some people think I'm intense, some people think I'm super-esoteric and nuts. -Alanis Morissette

My own approach has always been to push intense emotions down and attempt to deal with them later. -Alanis Morissette

I'm not intensely private – I talk a great deal about my life and my work – I just don't play the game to excess. -Annie Lennox

You have to eat before you train. Otherwise, that really intense training, after about 40 minutes you start to flag. -Hugh Jackman

My job is intense. It's very physical. -Joan Jett

I don't care if Margot is a Dame of the British Empire or older than myself. For me she represents eternal youth; there is an absolute musical quality in her beautiful body and phrasing. Because we are sincere and gifted, an intense abstract love is born between us every time we dance together. -Rudolf Nureyev

The entertainment medium of film is particularly tuned to the present imaginations of people at large. A lot of fiction is intensely nostalgic. -J. G. Ballard

Tennis is all about mental toughness, and you have to keep your head in the game. I make time to relax away from competition pressures, travel and intense training schedules to make sure I'm looking after myself. Taking time out with family and friends helps to maintain the work-life balance everyone needs. -Samantha Stosur

Teenagers have more intense reading experiences because they've had fewer of them. It's like the first time you fall in love. You have a connection to that first person you fell in love with because it was so intense and unprecedented. -John Green

I don't like being approached by people who look at me too intensely, who needed something from me that I didn't have. I don't represent anything. -Liz Phair

I'm intensely private, and I've openly shown annoyance at the paparazzi. -Demi Moore

That feeling of being 19 or 20 and 'hot' in Hollywood was so intense. -Elizabeth McGovern

After 12 intense years of rock music, I was happy to get away from making a record and going out on a tour. When I did it, I wanted to feel inspired. After a while I finally had my fill working on other people's music, and I started coming up with music on my own and said, 'This could be for me.' -James Iha

I'm an old member of Greenpeace. I worried intensely, as I think most of my friends did, that the world was coming apart. -Bjorn Lomborg

Mythology and science both extend the scope of human beings. Like science and technology, mythology, as we shall see, is not about opting out of this world, but about enabling us to live more intensely within it. -Karen Armstrong

When hired three years ago, I willingly accepted the challenge of leading the Bulls back to the type of team this city richly deserves. I'm proud of the fact that each year the team has taken another step toward an NBA championship, and played with intense pride and determination. -Doug Collins

It's a sad indication of where Washington has come, where policy differences almost necessarily become questions of integrity. I came to Washington in the late '70s, and people had the ability in the past to have intense policy differences but didn't feel the need to question the other person's character. -Eric Holder

To do justice to a lifelong dream of being a writer, I must give it the intense concentration and focus I gave to track. To do both with excellence is not possible. It is with a sense of sadness and joyous anticipation that I leave track and move on. -Florence Griffith Joyner

The British fans are very intense, maybe even more so than fans in the U.S.! They're great. -Austin Mahone

For weeks after 9/11 you could smell the dust and pulverised concrete in New York, and the National Guard came in, so there was a military presence on the streets. It was intense. Overwhelming. Heartbreaking. -Mark Boal

Dance has such an intensity to it. You become, in a way, an intense person. -Mia Wasikowska

One of the funny things of being a producer, you have these fleeting, intense relationships with people, and they go off to global megastardom, and you don't see them. -Paul Epworth

I put a lot of pressure on myself and I think I am quite… well, intense about driving other people. -Matthew Fox

The IPL is just pure, intense. You don't need all the other stuff. I don't believe in coaches in international cricket. -Shane Warne

Every relationship I've been in becomes long-distance because of work. It's never worked out. It puts an intense strain on the relationship, and at a certain point, it becomes too difficult. -Anton Yelchin

I used to be so intensely preoccupied by unhappiness… now there are times where you might get down, but you can move on much faster now. -Kristin Scott Thomas

'Love Don't Let Me Down,' which is the original title of 'Country Strong,' was just as difficult emotionally as 'Tron' was physically. I play a country singer that basically gets on tour with Gwyneth Paltrow's character, who is one of the biggest country stars out there, and she's fallen down too many times and it's an intense emotional story. -Garrett Hedlund

I think it's fair to say I'm attracted to playing characters who are rather intense. -Mandy Patinkin

Creativity is a spark. It can be excruciating when we're rubbing two rocks together and getting nothing. And it can be intensely satisfying when the flame catches and a new idea sweeps around the world. -Jonah Lehrer

I love my family and I had a very wonderful, magical childhood. But New Jersey was actually a very cold place. There was such an intense concentration of wealth, and such a low concentration of any actual human happiness. -Ezra Miller

When I found film, it was like, 'Of course!' It was this very intense realization that this is perhaps the most powerful, honed context that I've found. -Ezra Miller

It can be very intense being an actor; it can be quite a small world. Then you speak to your friend who is a scientist and they have a completely different perspective. -Felicity Jones

There are days when I literally have to eat 17 plates of food – it's intense. It's about moderation. You just need a few bites to get the gist of a dish. -Gail Simmons

Abstraction brings the world into more complex, variable relations; it can extract beauty, alternative topographies, ugliness, and intense actualities from seeming nothingness. -Jerry Saltz

I have been in the business long enough to know what an intense amount of work it takes to operate a theater company. -Demian Bichir

There's something about marriage that is not as intensely romantic or interesting as a couple's first meeting. -John Sandford

When you're with another actor and doing something very intense, often you pull them over to your side, or they pull you over to theirs. But if you stay in your own truth, you can play that perfect tennis match. I always want to bring my power, but not in a way that eliminates the whole game! -Giancarlo Esposito

I grew up in East Flatbush in Brooklyn which was an intense neighbourhood filled with different West Indian cultures. -Michael K. Williams

It has always seemed to me that Barack Obama has studied intensely and learned a great deal from Lincoln. -Tony Kushner

I definitely want to go back to the theatre. It is hard work, it is repetitive, but it is intensely rewarding. -Matthew Rhys

I think I draw most inspiration from writers like Richelle Mead and filmmakers like John Hughes. They both really understand the experience of being a teenager and how insistent and intense everything feels, but they're also smart, savvy, and fun. -Amanda Hocking

And I've shot in Prince Edward Island winters, I mean, I've shot in some intense, intense temperatures. -Ellen Page

Sometimes travelling really intensely for a long time is like having a continuous nervous breakdown. -Glen Hansard

I came from an anxious, overly intense East Coast academic family. That was the way of our tribe. -Lev Grossman

The Lilith Fair thing was Bummer Town – hey, hop aboard the marginalizing train. I guess you had people come out of that and have careers, but I think there was a pretty intense backlash, too. -St. Vincent

I don't get sick of being naked, but the added pressure is staying in really good shape, because naked shape is a different kind of shape than just regular TV shape. Regular, having-your-clothes-on TV shape is intense, but naked TV shape is, I mean, you really have to watch what you eat. -Sam Trammell

I love films where you go into the cinema and loosen the edges of yourself and you hopefully enter into the world of the film. You're watching something unfold before you. I prefer the idea of wonder or intense wonder over shock or something. -Julia Leigh

I write plays about big, intense subjects. -Anna Deavere Smith

I consider myself a very driven and intense fighter. -Clay Guida

I think 'Oz' is the type of show that makes you turn away in fear and in horror, so for a television show, that's pretty intense. -Jon Hurwitz

I see history as really cyclical in terms of the intense idealism, and the desire to create a better life outside of societal norms. -Lauren Groff

I think I'm still a little too intense for my own good sometimes. -Andrew Bird

I think the role of science fiction is not at all to prophesy. I think it is to tell interesting, vivid, strange stories that at their best are dreamlike intense versions and visions of today. -China Mieville

Television has never known what to do with grief, which resists narrative: the dramas of grief are largely internal – for the bereaved, it is a chaotic, intense, episodic period, but the chaos is by and large subterranean, and easily appears static to the friendly onlooker who has absorbed the fact of loss and moved on. -Meghan O'Rourke

Well, I have a sister that I'm very close with, and that relationship is probably the most intense relationship of my life to date, probably of my life, period. -Zoe Kazan

I've been painting off and on since I was in sixth grade. I don't paint when I'm acting – I'm not really able to split my focus that way. I do it intensely when I'm doing it, but I'm reluctant to take myself too seriously as a painter because that would mean there would be pressure to be better than I am. -Michelle Pfeiffer

When a novel has 200,000 words, then it is possible for the reader to experience 200,000 delights, and to turn back to the first page of the book and experience them all over again, perhaps more intensely. -Jane Smiley

I gallop and jump and ride young horses with intense pleasure. -Jane Smiley

Things changed with the discovery of neutron stars and black holes – objects with gravitational fields so intense that dramatic space and time-warping effects occur. -Paul Davies

When I'm working, I don't wake up and say, 'OK, time to go be intense.' I just look at whatever scenes we're working on that day and break them down – just real intense everyday work. -Michael Shannon

My experience, with both my parents, is that grief has a lot of down, sad things, but I was also really emotionally raw, in the first year after each of them passed. Flowers smelled more intensely, my relationships were hotter, and I was more willing to risk. I was going for it a lot more. I was 'unsober' and I wasn't playing by my rules. -Mike Mills

If I'm in a room full of intense people, I'm pretty normal. If I'm in a room full of people who aren't, maybe I'm intense. -Ken Leung

I can fall in love in a simple way, but I can dissect it in such an intense fashion when it ends. -Ellie Goulding

I have Internet fame. Real fame is more intense. -Gary Vaynerchuk

But I, you know, if I could choose a period to go back to, I think I would like to live through the Blitz. 'Cause you do read so many accounts of people saying they're living their lives at such an intense pitch that it was a completely different way of living. -Kate Atkinson

Thank God I've never had the sort of intense fame that means you can't walk up the road. That sort of blazing stardom must be difficult to cope with and maintain; my career has just bubbled along happily. -Jane Asher

I'm not advocating we should all be back in the kitchen and cooking all the time, because life's too short and we've got more interesting things to do. But to rediscover the intense pleasure of making a cake and putting it down on the table is ridiculously satisfying, out of all proportion to the work. -Jane Asher

My wife, Bojana, is a doctor; we both work intense hours and have months when we barely see each other. It isn't easy, but we realize nobody said it was supposed to be! -Michael Weatherly

There are so many ingredients that are contained in 'The Wall' that were not necessarily contained in other Pink Floyd records, particularly following on from 'Animals,' which was very spare and sparse. Production on it was much more massive, the complexity of the recording was much more intense. -Nick Mason

'Affinity' is beautiful and intense, with no laughs. It's a rather delicate and emotional love story, with a spooky element. -Andrew Davies

Any film featuring Bradley Cooper's gorgeous blue eyes is automatically on my must-see list and they did not disappoint in 'The Words,' which is so intense and confusing that I was pretty lost by the end! -Gayle King

I feel things in quite an intense way. I'm not actually the most intense person. -Florence Welch

As you get older you realise that nothing lasts forever. It's not depressing, but it does make moments more intense. -Victoria Legrand

We feel more and more intensely about the music we make. It's unexpected, and not always what you would think of in Beach House. It's all art in the end. We aren't making records because we have to; it's because it's what we want to express. -Victoria Legrand

I try to create songs that are really massive and intense, but at the same time remaining honest and raw. -Zola Jesus

Horror is a totally different animal. It's intense. You can do drama or comedies, but in horror, you really have to trick yourself into believing a lot of unbelievable phenomena. -Kyle Gallner

I know it sounds Pollyannish and 'Kumbaya'-like, but I find that the more that you expose Americans to the diversity of what's going on in China and vice versa, the more people find that there is this broad middle path. And so I'm a strong advocate of intense visits and dialogue back and forth. -Dennis C. Blair

I think I land somewhere between Scorsese and Capra in what I'm drawn to emotionally; I'm drawn to very intense emotion. Capra freaked people out when they saw Jimmy Stewart lose it in 'It's a Wonderful Life.' -David O. Russell

When I see David Attenborough talking about how chimps live, big apes, I just remember my dad and the way he'd look at you. He couldn't speak, but everything else about him was, 'This is us, a family.' Relationships are just as intense as they are for people who can speak. Probably more so. -Richard Griffiths

Great entrepreneurs focus intensely on an opportunity where others see nothing. -Naveen Jain

In high school, I definitely fancied myself an intense guy, which is so lame. -Rob Delaney

On my walks, that's when the good ideas come. The kind of hard, gritty work is when you're sitting at the computer and it's kind of intense and you're kind of in super control of it – the walks are when you let go. That's when the really big breakthroughs come in, and it's very strange. -Maria Semple

I'd say I'm a pretty intense person. I'm definitely not my Denise character on 'Scrubs,' nor my Jane character on 'Happy Endings,' but I'm a mix of the two. I really feel that I'm kind of every character that I've ever played; it's just a part of me. And I am a bit of a control freak like Jane. I'm very, perhaps, obsessive like that. -Eliza Coupe

In order to be a great marketer, you have to be focused and intense and look at scarcity, urgency, activity and passion in the marketplace. -Dave Ramsey

If I had a worldview, and I don't know if I do, but if I did, it's one that's intensely humanistic. -Eric Kripke

I've always been very intense about everything I do. -Grimes

I have an intense desire to constantly make music, and I don't feel that way about anything else. -Grimes

Sometimes when you're playing a very intense character, a disturbed character, you find other layers. That's much more interesting to me, rather than just playing 'intense.' I find it too boring. -Irrfan Khan

To some extent, the idea that rock 'n roll used to have this sort of free antediluvian identity, frolicking in the 1950s with Elvis or something, is totally wrong. It's insane. Elvis' relationship with Colonel Parker, his manager, was one of the most possibly corrupt, certainly lucrative, and intense business partnerships ever in rock n' roll. -Ann Powers

I think depression creates in me an urgent need to write, but I also believe that daily stress, and even the positive 'stress' of intense happiness, can compel me to express myself through the written word. -Francesca Lia Block

Most novelists I know went through a period of intense self-examination and self-loathing after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. I certainly did. -Jay McInerney

I believe that curiosity, wonder and passion are defining qualities of imaginative minds and great teachers; that restlessness and discontent are vital things; and that intense experience and suffering instruct us in ways that less intense emotions can never do. -Kay Redfield Jamison

Innovation requires resources to invest, and you can see many companies pulling back and going into an intense protective mode in a major extended period of financial distress. -Peter Senge

When I was a kid, my mother's parenting style teetered between benign neglect and intense bouts of violence. -Ariel Gore

Sometimes the very presence of God is barred by our presuppositions and our intense and constant desire for triumph. -Ravi Zacharias

I feel often that we don't have the right language to talk about emotions in disasters. Everyone is on edge, of course, but it also pulls people away from a lot of trivial anxieties and past and future concerns and gratuitous preoccupations that we have, and refocuses us in a very intense way. -Rebecca Solnit

There are days when I'll write for 15 minutes and have to give up and move around, and I'll write another paragraph and give up again. On other days I get intensely – focused on the process, sit down at 8 A.M. and won't get up until 8 P.M. -Rick Riordan

I wouldn't say I'm stuck in my adolescence, but I think, like a lot of people, I carry my teen years with me. I feel really in touch with those feelings, and how intense and complicated life seems in those years. -Sara Zarr

Drama school is a pretty intense experience, and I think it changes who you are. -David Tennant

I do play tennis, but I don't really like competition. I'm supposed to be so intense, but I hate competition. -Amy Chua

My work life is intense. But I love what I do. -David Rubenstein

All art is an intensely vulnerable gesture, and it is made with no small amounts of risk, and fear. So, I have plenty of sympathy for self-defense mechanisms, especially among artists. -Steven Erikson

It's nowhere near as intense as what I imagine an actor experiences backstage, but I feel a fluttering nervousness before a curtain goes up on a play. I mean, any play, anywhere – on Broadway or the Bowery or in a church basement. -Ben Brantley

Attacking the indecency of life in much of the Southern Hemisphere is no longer a matter of grace, of charity, of patronizing kindness. It is a matter of intense self-interest. -Anthony Lewis

I prefer to make a film that people have a really intense reaction to than have a film that people feel ambivalent about. -Emily Browning

Looking at acting, in the movies or the theater, and the way I like to look at it, it's just an extension of childhood play… Kids play and imagine in a very intense fashion and they don't need any director telling them, 'You really have to believe in it.' They believe in it completely. -Viggo Mortensen

The reason I wanted to start directing is that as an actor I felt I came into a job late. There's a whole team of people who have been working on it for months before you start. You have this really intense period of filming and then you leave it, knowing that the director will work on it for another few months. -David Morrissey

Happiness is often at its most intense when it is based on inequality. -James Salter

I wanted to take nouvelle cuisine further, to the point where we were breaking down the essence of taste and sensation, reconfiguring food as a series of really intense hits on the tongue. -Ferran Adria

Female adolescence is – universally – an emotionally and psychologically intense period. -Caitlin Flanagan

Ever since I was a kid, I wanted to go to Oberlin and wanted the liberal arts. Obviously I really get intense pleasure out of drawing connections between pieces and poems and literature and ideas. -Jeremy Denk

A lot of people seem to feel that joy is only the most intense version of pleasure, arrived at by the same road – you simply have to go a little further down the track. That has not been my experience. -Zadie Smith

I recognize myself to be an intensely naive person. Most novelists are, despite frequent pretensions to deep socio-political insight. -Zadie Smith

I'm 38 and I'm single, and I'm having my most intense and gratifying relationship with a dog. But we all learn about love in different ways, and this way happens to be mine. -Caroline Knapp

A lot of people, quite frankly, think intense attachments to animals are weird and suspect, the domain of people who can't quite handle attachments to humans. -Caroline Knapp

Whether in light touches or for a more glamorous look, I never go out without make-up – even if it's only a lick of mascara. And I always wear perfume, a light or more intense version. -Dree Hemingway

I guess I usually write when I'm in a really intense headspace, because it's my form of self-therapy. -Sharon Van Etten

The poetry I grew up on is really an intense form of poetry; it's so pure and powerful. -K'naan

Wolves and women are relational by nature, inquiring, possessed of great endurance and strength. They are deeply intuitive, intensely concerned with their young, their mate and their pack. Yet both have been hounded, harassed and falsely imputed to be devouring and devious, overly aggressive, of less value than those who are their detractors. -Clarissa Pinkola Estes

I remember finding a Houdini book at the library and seeing an image of him chained on the side of a building. He looked so intense and scary, and I couldn't get that image out of my head. That started building up my love of magic. -David Blaine

Sometimes I just want to write a really intense love scene. But I can't do that in my books for teens, or parents will complain – believe me, I've tried. -Meg Cabot

Designing is a matter of concentration. You go deep into what you want to do. It's about intensive research, really. The concentration is warm and intimate and like the fire inside the earth – intense but not distorted. You can go to a place, really feel it in your heart. It's actually a beautiful feeling. -Peter Zumthor

My 'go to' workout is called the Asylum from Beach Body. It's intense training with lots of intervals, core work. It's hard! I travel a lot, so I can take it on the road with me and do it in a hotel room. -Apolo Ohno

L.A. is very special to me, so far away from my world on the East Coast, Europe, Asia. It's a bit of an island for me – less intense, less busy; because of time difference and location, it has a calming effect. At least it used to be all that. -Nicolas Berggruen

When you're writing, it's all up to you, and you don't have to make any compromises. And when you're directing, there's this intense pleasure you get from working with all these really talented people, and pooling the efforts towards a common goal. I like all the aspects of film-making. -Henry Selick

Having to make a blockbuster every time puts unhealthy pressure on creatives. The pressure on the filmmakers is so intense, I think it stifles the creativity. -Henry Selick

I love being a Go-Go. It definitely has its ups and downs, and we have a very intense energy with each other. -Jane Wiedlin

The moment something happens to one you love, it's twenty times more intense. You experience pain and enlightenment on a much vaster scale. -Rufus Wainwright

I want my words to survive translation. I know when I write a book now I will have to go and spend three days being intensely interrogated by journalists in Denmark or wherever. That fact, I believe, informs the way I write – with those Danish journalists leaning over my shoulder. -Kazuo Ishiguro

I'm usually a pretty intense person. Give me an inch, and I'm going to go. -Kevin Plank

The result of the collaborative culture is that corporations or government institutions focus intensely on internal culture and pour their energy into achieving minuscule policy changes relating to workplace efficiency, gender or race. -Amity Shlaes

The discussion about energy options tends to be an intensely emotional, polarised, mistrustful, and destructive one. Every option is strongly opposed: the public seem to be anti-wind, anti-coal, anti-waste-to-energy, anti-tidal-barrages, anti-carbon-tax, and anti-nuclear. -David J. C. MacKay

I love the intimacy of making movies. The focus is deeper and much more intense than musical theatre. -Sarah Brightman

Even when I wasn't doing much 'science for the public' stuff, I found that four or five hours of intense work in physics was all my brain could take on a given day. -Brian Greene

High culture is paranoid about sentiment. But human beings are intensely sentimental. -Thomas Kinkade

Like most parents, I think, my children have been the source of some of my most intense joys and despairs, my deepest moral dilemmas and greatest moral achievements. -Alison Gopnik

It was really intense for me to start having conversations with God, when according to the man-made laws in my religion – to be homosexual is evil. -Ricky Martin

'Modern Warfare,' 'Black Ops,' these are all the next level of video games. The people are more detailed, the fighting is more exact, and I can't speak for every gamer out there, but I know when I play, I feel like I'm actually in the game. It's that intense. -Kevin Garnett

I think architecture, to be really intense and fulfilling, doesn't have to be large. -Steven Holl

I like cooking, but I don't think I could be a chef. Everyone from the ground up does terrible hours, whether you've just walked in off the street and you've got no experience, to whether you're the head chef. You can work 14 or 15-hour days. It's really, really intense. -James McAvoy

Probably the first time I left Italy was to travel by train to Lourdes. I went with my mother and my grandmother – who was a very religious person – so it was a pilgrimage of sorts. I remember it as a very intense, but beautiful experience. -Andrea Bocelli

Gray is great. People think gray is a neutral, but I think it's such a moody, intense, dramatic and sexy color. It's very sleek. -Bryan Batt

I make a really delicious eggplant and squash curry that's inspired by Vij of Vij's Restaurant, a great chef and restaurateur in Vancouver. I like to cook that dish because it's really simple, but the flavor is so pungent and intense that I feel like I'm a real chef whenever I create it. -Carmen Ejogo

Hollywood is an illusion. These intense workplaces, with very close relationships, a few months at a time – and then it ends. -John C. Reilly

I see writing and acting as different parts of the same continuum. Writing is better for intense emotion. If you're very angry about something, you shouldn't present it as strongly when you're acting. But if you're really angry and writing about it, that's the best way to get it out and across. -Jesse Eisenberg

There is a very intense culture of secrecy in Britain that hasn't yet been dismantled. What passes for transparency here would serve any secret society well. -Heather Brooke

Psychologists maintain that the dizzying feeling of intense romantic love lasts only about 18 months to – at best – three years. -Helen Fisher

Game designers are obsessed with emotion. How do we create the emotions that we want gamers to feel, and how can we really make it this intense, emotional experience? -Jane McGonigal

L.A. is an intense industry town, and there's a side of it that's superficial, but I surround myself with the kind of people who don't let me get sucked into that. -Jessica Marais

The level of sacrifice in the world of dancing is incredibly intense, that work ethic if nothing else – get up, go to class, rehearsal, performance, get up, go to class – that's your life, and it's like that for a finite time, usually. -Anne-Marie Duff

The Angels shows are really intense. We play for a couple hours at a time. They're very theatrical and full of audience interaction and emotion. I've seen a lot of people crying and stuff. It's a little bit like church, but it's very secular. -Tom DeLonge

I work out because that's my job, but what I enjoy about it, beyond the vanity, is the Zen of it. I like getting out of my head, and one great way to do that is to sweat your face off. And to know that, if you're thinking of anything else, you're not working intensely enough. -Chris Pine

I think Gotye is really dope. The music that I enjoy listening to isn't as intense as my music is. -B.o.B

Baby-carrying means your hearts are close together. It's a very intense and beautiful way to bond with your baby, very intimate. It's also easier than a stroller. -Kelly Cutrone

I come from an intense family – like, we're just intense people. Not bad people or anything, we are just very intense, and I have just always felt like people who weren't like that were just a kind of hiding it, like when I was really young in high school. -Emory Cohen

I love emotional, intense stuff; it's easier to grab onto than just being simple. Being simple and relaxed can be the hardest thing. It can be easier to get your hooks into something big. -Mark Pellegrino

People always ask me if I'm nervous about the intense sci-fi fans. To me that doesn't seem weird or scary. I get really intense about my favorite sci-fi shows, my favorite shows in general. -Magda Apanowicz

L.A. can be intense, but the second you get over the hill into Calabasas, your stress level immediately drops because it's so peaceful and safe. Sometimes I really miss it. -Justin Berfield

Yoga changed my life. I go between 4 and 6 times a week. It's incredibly grounding and an intense level of focus. -Katharine Towne

I think it's important to find humor anywhere you can. In real life, with the darkest, scariest, most intense moments, if you can find something funny, that's good. -Katie Lowes

I think a lot of actors, we underprepare emotionally for how intense pilot season can be. And we underprepare the people around us, our support system. So when it starts taking up more time than you expect it to, we feel guilty. -Autumn Reeser

The older I get, the more of a recluse I turn into. I love the social aspect of my work. It's like a commune and gets very intense and very sociable. Then when I am not working, I shut myself away, so I can see myself living up a mountain. -Ben Daniels

I was introduced to spinning. It was so intense! It's the hardest workout you've ever done, and afterwards you feel amazing. -Scott Michael Foster

Sometimes when you're suffering really intensely, you can't pray for yourself. -Anne Graham Lotz

To play in atmospheres that are intense is when I play my best football. -Mario Balotelli

I am not the only intense or intellectual cricketer. I played with other cricketers who could be pretty intense and intellectual. -Rahul Dravid

I am always acting, be at a party, at work or in office. My attitude changes from meeting to meeting, from being serious to intense to funny, depending on who is in the room. -Karan Johar

My first job on the screen was 'Sea Patrol,' and that was quite intense, but I guess my first big break was 'SLiDE.' -Brenton Thwaites

I'm intensely private. I don't like giving interviews. -Marc Warren

I've written some standalone novels, but a book series allows fans in. There's much more intense involvement. -George R. R. Martin

Eating well was something I learned as I started to be successful and had to travel and perform concerts, which are an intense cardio workout. -Curtis Jackson

Often I find that poems predict what I'm going to do later in my own writing, and often I find that poems predict my life. So I think poetry is the most intense expression of feeling that we have. -Erica Jong

There's something about being in front of a live audience that's fun. It's a really interesting, very electric, very alive, and intense experience, and you can't get it anywhere else. And I've been doing it since I was 23, so it's part of my being – it's part of my fabric as a person. -Steven Wright

It's very intense to be in front of a live audience. It's just an amazing experience. It's dangerous. Everything out there is heightened. The bad stuff is extra-worse. The silences are extra-silent. The good stuff is amazing. It's electric when you walk out there. For 90 minutes, you're on this other planet. -Steven Wright

I've been doing comedy longer than I haven't been doing comedy, as I was performing for three years before I even got on 'The Tonight Show.' There's truly nothing like it; it's intense and exhilarating, even though it looks so casual. -Steven Wright

When I'm on stage, it's really intense. My mind is going a million miles an hour, trying to remember my act, trying to say it all the right way. It's funny how different it looks and how it's happening. There are three Fellini circuses in my head, and outwardly it looks like I'm going to get a bagel. -Steven Wright

It's pretty intense writing about my own life, my own struggles. -Taylor Swift

I do think there was a period there when my sanity was under intense pressure, and I didn't know what to say or do or how to act. I was literally living from day to day. -Salman Rushdie

I have loved deeply. I have lost intensely. I will never love again. I get that love by people who care for me. -Richard Simmons

I like Jay-Z, 50 Cent and Common. But I like the underground stuff like Young Jeezy, Black Rob and Shine. I also love heavy metal like Slipknot and Pantera, It's very intense stuff. -Vanilla Ice

When I'm travelling, I always take my little notebook and scribble things down as I watch them; I'm very much geared to everything that's happening. Whereas, the diary I keep is just about a record of a day I've spent. When I'm filming, I'm looking quite intensely at everything I see and trying to get my own eye on what we're going through. -Michael Palin

There are so many kinds of love, and they're all very intense for me. -Ali MacGraw

It's a cliche, but true, that writing is intensely solitary and at times really lonely. I sit in one room and talk to squirrels and blue jays all day. -Douglas Coupland

For whatever reason, I tend to get reporters who are maybe in the middle of intense therapy, and they turn what's supposed to be a professional interview into therapy for themselves. -Douglas Coupland

When you're on stage, the real world just drops away for that time. It's pretty intense. -Robert Smith

Even during the years of the Cold War, the intense confrontation between the Soviet Union and the United States, we always avoided any direct clash between our civilians and, most certainly, between our military. -Vladimir Putin

I think doing dramas kind of wears on you. It's just intense. -Christine Ebersole

Coming up in the Bay Area and being African American in a city that has a history of complex issues of violent crime, interaction with the police is always intense. That's something you have to learn. My mom taught me at a young age that if ever a cop stops you, you put your hands up and freeze – don't move. -Ryan Coogler

You develop an instant global consciousness, a people orientation, an intense dissatisfaction with the state of the world, and a compulsion to do something about it. From out there on the moon, international politics looks so petty. -Edgar Mitchell

I knew there would be some controversy over the 'Potter' series between religious people and secular-minded people – that was inevitable – what astonished me and continues to astonish me is the intense controversy that erupted very early on among Christians themselves, in all the churches. It cuts across every denominational line. -Michael O'Brien

Acting, for me, is exhausting. I'm always more energized by directing. It's more intense to direct. I can pop in and express myself, then pop out again. It's a huge passion for me. -Jodie Foster

When I'm doing something I love, I can lose sleep. I can go and go and go and go. My work ethic is pretty intense. But when it comes to doing something that I don't love every day, I'm not very good at it. That's called work, and I don't like work that much. -Queen Latifah

Whenever I start a 'Potter' film, I get these dreams. The last dream I had, I was in a war and the sky was blotted with broomsticks and I couldn't find my wand. It was so intense. I always have mental, intense, war wizard dreams when I'm doing the films. -Natalia Tena

Music has its own emotional embodiment. It carries an emotion with it. When you associate a lyric with the music, it's much easier; but when you're standing there completely dry in front of the camera with no musical background, just a fine-tuned, get-this-emotional-story across, it's a very, very intense kind of focus. -Debbie Harry

Serious and intense people, they drain you. But someone who's an idiot, like myself, they're fun. You either hate me or you love me. -Pauly Shore

I was told so many times when I was a kid, 'I can't be friends with you, you're too intense, you're too sad all the time.' I really thought that when I made the first album that everyone would understand me, all the people who weren't my friends would become my friends. -Fiona Apple

I'm always happy when people choose to get another dog because it's a healthy and healing thing to do, and there are millions of them needing homes. But there is no single time frame to do it in because grieving is an intensely personal experience. -Jon Katz

Revelations are conveyed in a variety of ways, including, for example, dreams, visions, conversations with heavenly messengers, and inspiration. Some revelations are received immediately and intensely; some are recognized gradually and subtly. -David A. Bednar

I have very intense conversations with friends, people I really interconnect with. We talk about politics, important things. I like to talk about ideas and get people to be specific. -Jacqueline Bisset

The historical Woodrow Wilson suffered from numerous complaints which we might today label as psychosomatic. Yet, Wilson did have a stroke as a relatively young man of 39 and seemed always to be ill. He was 'high-strung' – intensely neurotic – yet a charismatic personality nonetheless. -Joyce Carol Oates

'A Fair Maiden' existed in notes and sketches for perhaps a year. When I traveled, I would take along with me my folder of notes – 'ideas for stories.' Eventually, I began to write it and wrote it fairly swiftly – in perhaps two months of fairly intense writing and rewriting. Most of my time writing is really re-writing. -Joyce Carol Oates

Writing is a intensely personal activity. I can pen down my best thoughts when I'm alone. But when one is elevated into the stature of an author, you have to think about your books in terms of their business angle. -Ashwin Sanghi

Something like 'Rust and Bone' would be a dream. Very pared down. 'Orphan Black' is such a challenge. I just need something that isn't as full-on intense as that. -Tatiana Maslany

I grew up with the idea of the cyborg and the robot, but at the same time I felt this intense disconnection between the things I was engaged with and inspired by in terms of fun and play. It seemed like paintings and drawings were so static. -Aaron Koblin

I'm not intense at all. I'm always relaxed. -Mohamed Al-Fayed

I go shopping maybe three times a year in an intense way. I'm like a man. Can't spend too much time in a shop. -Eva Green

I think it's very important to recognize talent in all facets of filmmaking. Making a movie is such a lengthy and intense experience, so it's wonderful to honour actors, directors, producers and all crew members who put so much hard work and passion into a project. -Eva Green

I think I'm not always what I seem. Most people, when they get to know me, say, 'You know, when I first met you…' People initially think I'm a snob because I'm intensely private. -Evangeline Lilly

Magic is crazy. He is that crazy wild guy on the basketball court that is very intense and very serious. He is the guy who lives and eats and breathes basketball. Magic is a guy who would stand for nothing but winning and really prepared himself as well as he prepared his team. Earvin is the complete opposite. -Magic Johnson

I eat a balanced diet. The secret is to watch your portions, but I also work out a lot. Working out a lot isn't necessary, but I am very active, and my body can endure intense workouts. -Adriana Lima

There was a period of time during the 'Jagged Little Pill' era where I don't think I laughed for about two years. It was a survival mode, you know. It was an intense, constant, chronic over-stimulation and invasion of energetic and physical literal space. -Alanis Morissette

My own approach has always been to push intense emotions down and attempt to deal with them later. When I was younger, I was terrified to express anger because it would often kick-start a horrible reaction in the men in my life. -Alanis Morissette

I do believe that music has an intense power to connect us together, to inspire us to become ourselves. -Ani DiFranco

Tolkien is eminently filmable, I think. 'The Lord of the Rings' is intensely… landscaped. But 'Discworld' is about dialogue, which is one reason why it might be hard to film. -Terry Pratchett

I know fashion can be intensely goofy, but it is something I've always taken pretty seriously. -John Malkovich

I cannot remember a time when the question of why people behave as they do was not intensely interesting to me. The desire to understand was very important. When I was young, I was aware of the fact that much of the time, the reasons a person gave for his actions were not the actual reasons. -Nathaniel Branden

In our Western culture, although death has come out of the closet, it is still not openly experienced or discussed. Allowing dying to be so intensely present enriches both the preciousness of each moment and our detachment from it. -Ram Dass

As I get older, I find that cardio is less important to me. What I want to do more of is intense stretching. -Kim Cattrall

Regardless of the cultural system, social pressure to appear straight seems to be fairly intense cross-culturally. Indeed, one is inclined to wonder, if being straight is just natural, why does it require quite so much policing? -Alice Dreger

When I was first approached about doing an autobiography, I said, 'absolutely not.' But when I sat down, memories came pouring out. It wrote very quickly – I think there was an emotional impulse, because once I started in, the story itself carried me along. It was a very intense writing period and took a year and change to finish. -Julia Cameron

Certain foods are good for preparing your body for an intense workout and giving you the energy you need to endure it. Others are great for after exercising to help you maintain calorie burning, build muscle, and prevent cramping. -Marcus Samuelsson

New York is on a grid system, so it's slightly less challenging logistically, but Londoners are more relaxed in their selling approach. With that intense shopping service in New York, it's easy to get carried away and make a wrong purchase. Here, there's a different flow. You are left to explore, and individuality is key. -Erin O'Connor

There is something about building up a comradeship – that I still believe is the greatest of all feats – and sharing in the dangers with your company of peers. It's the intense effort, the giving of everything you've got. It's really a very pleasant sensation. -Edmund Hillary

Many people say that recovery from an aneurysm is like having a layer of skin ripped off – your experience of life is more intense. -Maryam D'Abo

I have an intense dislike of doctrines, because you will always end up eating your words. -Yotam Ottolenghi

I've had my taste of intense fame, and I've got it out of my system. Now I'm free to choose parts which fulfil me in different ways. -Gina Bellman

The benefit of film is that you're shooting something for an intense period of time – and then it's over, and you move on to something else. In TV, you're doing the same thing over and over. -Nat Faxon

One of the beautiful things about having kids is I had no idea how much it will make you look into yourself and who you are and what you believe in and what your past was like and all that kind of stuff. I think it's made me really look at life in a much more intense way. -Jamie Cullum

It's hardly news that the Obama administration is intensely and, in many respects, unprecedentedly hostile toward the news-gathering process. -Glenn Greenwald

When I was talking to strangers over the Internet in the 1990s, there would be a much more intense connection because they're disembodied, so it's just your brain and your soul interacting with this other person, and it just frees you up in this incredibly empowering way. -Glenn Greenwald

I do Nike Training Club, which is actually really hard and intense. I'm surprised every time I do it. I also use Map My Ride and Map My Run. -Julia Mancuso

Violence can be very grotesque and also intensely attractive. What interests me is how the two – beauty and violence – live side by side, and how moments can be created and erased almost simultaneously. Destruction is painful, but at times it can be very cathartic. -Ori Gersht

The regulatory systems in place disincentive innovation. It's intense to fight the red tape. -Travis Kalanick

Even though my work life is very intense, I make a conscious effort to be healthy. -Jessica Scorpio

As a teen, I heard the second Velvet Underground album, 'White Light/White Heat,' and it was too much for my limited scope of appreciation. It was intense, but I didn't get it. -Henry Rollins

I finished 'Beautiful Creature,' and I felt somewhat unfulfilled. I felt like this other side of me needed to be released. Some of the songs I left off the album weren't intense enough to be what I wanted. They weren't hard enough. -Juliana Hatfield

Because of my intense hopes for the youth of China, I feel very keenly my responsibility for their future success or failure. The fate of China lies in their hands. The responsibility for organizing and training them to become worthy citizens of China, able to undertake the tasks of Resistance and Reconstruction, is mine; I cannot evade it. -Chiang Kai-shek

Writing a novel is an intense and lonely business, but you have the reward at the end of a very direct dialogue between you and the reader. -Neil Cross

'Luther' is absolutely a monster-of-the-week show. Although it's post-watershed and is rendered in intense graphic novel-style images, it's inspiration is not that different from 'Doctor Who' as in both cases you've got a trickster figure who fights the monster of the week and is eventually successful. -Neil Cross

Dropbox looks really simple to the end user and is extremely magical and just works. But under the hood, the complexity of the technology is huge. The amount of work it requires to store, scale and move this data is pretty intense. -Ruchi Sanghvi

Barbra Streisand developed overwhelming performance anxiety at the height of her career; for 27 years she refused to perform for the general public, appearing live only in private clubs and at charity events, where she presumably believed the pressure on her was less intense. -Scott Stossel

I believe that love between people is the greatest life-giving force in the world. It's intensely frustrating and inevitably makes a fool of you, but you can't stop going back to it, and it's pretty much the defining experience of a human being. -Sebastian Faulks

The rainforest has an intense beauty that at times seems almost suffocating. The jungle is one twig short of impenetrable, and the greenery seems to crowd in on you with a sensation that has been described as akin to snow blindness. -Mark Barrowcliffe

The heart of the theater is the play itself, how it dramatizes life to make it meaningful entertainment. To achieve depth and universality, the playwright must subject himself to intense critique, to know human character and behavior, and finally to construct art from the most mundane of human experience. -F. Sionil Jose

Let us not become so intense in our zeal to do good by winning arguments or by our pure intention in disputing doctrine that we go beyond good sense and manners, thereby promoting contention, or say and do imprudent things, invoke cynicism, or ridicule with flippancy. -James E. Faust

My first three novels were all the subjects of intensely exciting flurries of calls from producers and even stars' production companies, and once someone actually hired a screenwriter to adapt one of my books – but it all came to nothing, so I tried not to get too excited when a Hollywood suitor came calling for 'Admission,' my fourth novel. -Jean Hanff Korelitz

I remember that already as a child I was often intensely interested in things, obsessed by ideas and projects in many areas, and in these topics I learned much on my own, reading books. -Christiane Nusslein-Volhard

Read at a time when everything feels intense, seminal, and like you're the first person to discover it, freshman year of college, Carol Gilligan's 'In a Different Voice' made my hair stand on end with awe. -Emma McLaughlin

During the summer of 2009, the debate on health care reform was emotional and intense. At its best, it represented the free exchange of ideas that makes this country great. At its worst, it generated death threats and acts of violence. -Chellie Pingree

Opposites generally create intense chemistry. There are more chances of fireworks when different people are together than similar personalities. -Sonam Kapoor

An Emraan Hashmi film has come to guarantee certain ingredients: An intense, grey central character, a beautiful girl – if he gets lucky, then two – couple of kisses, a few bold scenes, fabulous music and a climatic twist. -Emraan Hashmi

I often avoid using the terms 'figuration' and 'abstraction' because I've always tried to have it both ways. I want the experience of looking at one of my paintings to be similar to the process of making the painting – you go from the big picture to something very intense and detailed, and then back again. -Cecily Brown

Both 'iCarly' and 'Victorious' fans are so hardcore and intense. -Jennette McCurdy

Music is such an intensely personal thing for me, and I knew if I was going to do it, it would be in my own way. -Debby Ryan

I was a kind of hyper-intense person in my twenties and very impatient. -Bill Gates

As soon as you tell me to do one thing, I do the opposite. As soon as someone tells me not to get any more tattoos, I have this intense fire burning inside me to cover myself with them. I don't care if it's self-destructive. I just have that need to rebel. -Megan Fox

Millions of Americans and people around the world, especially young people who face intense financial challenges today, haven't been taught how to take control of their financial future. -Robert Kiyosaki

If you look at anyone who has achieved great success and wealth, people like Warren Buffett, Oprah Winfrey, or Lance Armstrong, they have all focused intensely in order to win. -Robert Kiyosaki

I do not know why I have always been fascinated by science or why I have been driven by the intense desire to make some original contribution. And although I have had some degree of success as a scientist, it is hard to say precisely why. -Jack W. Szostak

I like taking a character at the most intense moments of their lives and exploring all that in full and then moving on. -Greg Iles

Top athletes understand that to play at their best, they must alternate periods of intense performance with periods of strategic renewal. -Robin S. Sharma

I used to be so intimidated by spin classes. I'd always go by and see people on their bikes looking so intense. But one day my sister and I worked up the courage to go in, and now we're hooked! -Alexa Vega

Technology has eliminated the basement darkroom and the whole notion of photography as an intense labor of love for obsessives and replaced them with a sense of immediacy and instant gratification. -Joe McNally

Relationships are like the world's most intense yoga! It's a daily practice. -Tracy McMillan

The whole excitement for writing anything is quite intense. And for a day or two, you think you've done everything extremely well. The problems start on the third day, and continues for the rest of your life. -Tom Stoppard

I did 'The Grey,' and it was very intense and emotional because we're in the wilderness, and it was always 30 degrees. You kind of lose your sense of reality in the fact that you're filming a movie. -Frank Grillo

With acting, you might have a month of very intense work, but you've got a lot of downtime as well. -Elize Du Toit

It is a keen measure of the fall of American influence in the region when a Palestinian leader responds to intense American pressure to go to the negotiating table by waiting to see if Arab League foreign ministers will let him take that step. -Elliott Abrams

In the fall of 1978, I left the religious, conservative, biracial, slow-paced culture of South Carolina for the secular, liberal, multi-ethnic, intense culture of Princeton University. Like most immigrants, I was looking for a better life in a place I only half understood. -Virginia Postrel

Leadership is an intense journey into yourself. You can use your own style to get anything done. It's about being self-aware. Every morning, I look in the mirror and say, 'I could have done three things better yesterday.' -Jeffrey R. Immelt

I always wanted to live outside of Australia… because I think it's good to see the world and get out of where you've been living, particularly if you're from somewhere like Australia, which is so isolated from the rest of the world. I chose New York because there was such a great choice of acting classes and it's such an intense place. -Murray Bartlett

I am proudest of that first novel, 'Trust,' of anything I have written. I don't think I've had such intense energy since. -Cynthia Ozick

Writing software is a very intense, very personal thing. You have to have time to work your way through it, to understand it. Then debug it. -Vint Cerf

Many in the world are searching, often intensely, for a source of refreshment that will quench their yearning for meaning and direction in their lives. They crave a cool, satisfying drink of insight and knowledge that will soothe their parched souls. -Joseph B. Wirthlin

I found 'Celebrity Gangster' intense, dramatic, a real page turner. -Irwin Winkler

Longing, for everyone, is always there, isn't it? More intense at some times than others. You get closer to less longing – an odd metaphoric phrasing, I realize – then, you are further and longing more than ever again. -Susan Minot

A lot of my struggles with nutrition date back to my swimming days. I was a super-skinny young girl who would go through hours of intense training. Afterward, I'd be famished, but I had a two-hour trip home before dinner. When I did my hardest workouts, I often ate less; I was too tired to think about food. -Summer Sanders

You cannot just switch football on and off; it's intense. There were times when I probably shouldn't have got involved in certain things and said certain things, but you feel that sometimes you have to stand up for what you believe. Maybe the supporters looked to me to stand up as well. -David Dunn

I like doing what I do, but I like having the opportunity to do different things, and obviously comedy would be a fun jump. I've just been lucky enough to stay working. In my case, playing intense roles or playing character roles is something that people will hire me for, but yeah, I'd like somebody to think I'm funny. I guess we all do, right? -Jason Wiles

I still do intense interval training. I like miles and quarters best. In races I can set my mind, and I believe I could break 2:20 again. -Catherine Ndereba

I wrote 'The Spy Who Came in from the Cold' at the age of 30 under intense, unshared personal stress and in extreme privacy. As an intelligence officer in the guise of a junior diplomat at the British Embassy in Bonn, I was a secret to my colleagues, and much of the time to myself. -John le Carre

I was shooting a mini-series for Sundance/BBC, called 'Top of the Lake,' that was shot by Jane Campion, who's a beautiful native New Zealander and famous film director. The role I was playing was very intense, and they shaved half my hair off. So, I looked like this post-apocalyptic character. -Jay Ryan

I look at each one of my restaurants, and I want my personality to come out. Some are serious, some are intense when it comes to food and wines, some are meat masters supreme. I enjoy all my guests. -Michael Mina

Tennis players need to be very focused and very intense, and I can show tennis players are not just hitting the little yellow ball and moving in between the white lines. I'm always trying to show my personality outside of the court. -Tomas Berdych

When I look back at that freedom of childhood, which is in a way infinite, and at all the joy and the intense happiness, now lost, I sometimes think that childhood is where the real meaning of life is located, and that we, adults, are its servants – that that's our purpose. -Karl Ove Knausgard

If I'm in a room full of intense people, I'm pretty normal. If I'm in a room full of people who aren't, maybe I'm intense. I don't know, I don't think of it that way. -Ken Leung

The 1890s was an intensely patriotic decade for Americans. It was a time of neo-imperialism, when the European powers and the United States were establishing their flags around the globe. -Robert Dallek

Not all eagles can be trained, but those who take to life with a master display intense loyalty. Although they are not tethered, they always return after killing their prey. -Stephen Kinzer

During the 1980s, international interest in the Nicaraguan war was intense. No conflict since the Spanish civil war had provoked such passion around the world. It was a classic good-versus-evil war. -Stephen Kinzer

The $52.6 billion U.S. intelligence arsenal is aimed mainly at unambiguous adversaries, including al-Qaida, North Korea and Iran. But top-secret budget documents reveal an equally intense focus on one purported ally: Pakistan. -Barton Gellman

Pimenton gets its intense flavor because it is dried over wood smoke. You can try hot, sweet or bittersweet, though sweet is probably the most commonly used. -Jose Andres

I love to play tennis. I play a lot in the summer. I'm not a big golfer; I need something a bit more intense. -Carl Hagelin

Most English writers are not interested in change but in the social novel. That demands a static backdrop. I'm intensely interested in change – probably as a matter of self-preservation. What the hell is going to happen next? -J. G. Ballard

Our ideas about love and attractiveness are so primal, our need for belonging so intense, that most of us are loath to abandon our favorite beliefs on these issues. If you've ever let yourself feel lovable and lovely, only to be deeply hurt, you may see accepting your own body as a setup for severe emotional wounding. -Martha Beck

Even though the third season of 'Necessary Roughness' was only ten episodes, they were an extremely intense bunch of episodes, especially toward the finale. -Callie Thorne

I started studying theater in school, and then I got into drama school at, like, 19, and it was a national drama school in Montreal, and so it was just you and nine other students for three years, and it was really intense. -Francois Arnaud

I do enjoy intense, bloodthirsty action, but I like to blend and cross genres. I don't want to be too predictable. -Neil Marshall

I stumbled upon the 3×1 shop because it's a few doors up from the 'V' magazine offices on Mercer. The store is intense: They can take your measurements, and the sewers are right there behind glass making what amounts to a couture pair of jeans. -Derek Blasberg

Losing one grounds you a bit. I learned a lot after losing the title in 2009, learned that I was probably too intense that year, and when I didn't win, I just felt horrible. -Joel Parkinson

You only need two waves in a heat, so I try and keep my surfs short and sweet and not too draining. Keep them intense and try and get the two best waves I can. -Joel Parkinson

It's very intense to go back to the past and revive work that I've already experienced and moved forward from. It's like seeing an old girlfriend – awkward at times, nostalgic at times and downright maddening and embarrassing. -Barry McGee

With 'Rubicon,' Mark Long and Dan Capel have created the perfect environment for an intense action franchise. -Christopher McQuarrie

I see myself more as an action director. All right, I do enjoy intense, bloodthirsty action but I like to blend and cross genres. I don't want to be too predictable. -Neil Marshall

I like everything in my room has to be in order. If there's a wrinkle in the comforter, I'm stretching it out. But this is only when it comes to my room. Outside of there, I'm not as intense. -Jacob Latimore

Purcell is a composer who had a formative influence on British music – even The Who now cite him as an influence. There's an intense, dirty harmony, but there's a Louis XIV kind of elan and style, too. He had the melancholy DNA of our national folk heritage. -Charles Hazlewood

There are a lot of artists in Gowanus, and certain things come into your visual vocabulary from living there – the scale of the subway and the canal, sometimes it almost looks like a de Chirico painting, with the intense angles of the shadows and everything. -Dana Schutz

Being isolated and on-location can be helpful in terms of being completely dedicated to the work, but somebody like me can also be dangerous in terms of this intense sort of void that you kind of potentially fall into. -Michael Raymond-James

In cross-country skiing, athletes propel themselves over distances of ten and twenty miles – a physical challenge that places intense demands on the ability of their red blood cells to deliver oxygen to their muscles. -Malcolm Gladwell

Particularly in these high school-set movies, there's something about being in high school that's like a cauldron, a boiling pot of emotion and joy and heartbreak that you feel so intensely. Because you don't have any awareness yet, you don't realize that it's a finite time and feeling. -Mark Waters

I got typecast early in my career as the guy who is very intense. Once you get into a certain mold, people see you that way, as much as it's disproved time and again. -D. B. Sweeney

In the weeks after 9/11, out of the pain and the fear there arose also grace and gratitude, eruptions of intense kindness that occurred everywhere, a sharp resolve to just be better, bigger, to shed the nonsense, rise to the occasion. -Nancy Gibbs

I'm an old guy, so I started out playing 'Pong' with my brothers, and 'Mario Bros.' and whatnot. But we really got involved and got intense when 'Tecmo Super Bowl' came out. That's when we really started playing video games, and it got intense. -Kevin Dillon

How do you observe something you can't see? This is the basic question of somebody who's interested in finding and studying black holes. Because black holes are objects whose pull of gravity is so intense that nothing can escape it, not even light, so you can't see it directly. -Andrea M. Ghez

I love such an intense lifestyle. I feel bad otherwise. -Sophie Hunger

When you're mid-season, in very intense situations, it's hard not to take that home with you. Especially when you're sleeping, you can't control what you dream about. And it sneaks into the unconscious. -Aaron Paul

I gravitate toward edgy, intense, dark films that just grab you by the throat. -Aaron Paul

Parenthood is a very, very intense experience. -Julianne Moore

My aunts told wonderful stories. Not to me, but to each other. We had a very strong family. My mother's sisters loved each other intensely. The uncles loved each other intensely. -Barry Hannah

Listen, I'm a sweet guy. I'm just intense at work. I have nothing but the end result in mind. My entire career has been like that. -Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Now I know that I should take better care of myself when I'm under an intense deadline, or else my body is gonna act in certain ways that are not good. -Tyra Banks

Rihanna told me her parents used to argue so intensely, she used to get these headaches, these migraines that were almost not even treatable with medicine. The moment her parents separated, her migraines went away. -Tyra Banks

On 'Glee,' the director can be like, 'Hey, your face is looking a little too intense here.' And they can show me the screen, and I can be like, 'I know exactly what to do here.' -Samuel Larsen

I'm a very mellow person. There are things about me that are intense, obviously. -Samuel Larsen

To concentrate intensely for 4 and a half hours, that's too hard for me. Too tiring. I concentrate 'lo maximo' on the 'golpe,' the stroke, but between strokes I'm interacting with the crowd or laughing with my caddie, talking about the spectators, the cute girls. -Sergio Garcia

If peace activists really want to make changes, they have to start putting intense pressure on their elected officials. Of course, everything should be non-violent, because we are trying to create a peaceful world, and violence can't produce peace – no matter what George W. Bush and his buddies say. -Cindy Sheehan

I'm not a pretty princess, and I'm aware of that, so I like music that is really intense, really bold, and characters that in a way almost have a dark side and are kind of evil because, for me, that's when I feel my strongest and fiercest, when I'm not necessarily the good girl. -Ashley Wagner

I will do simple cleanses and have a day where I'm quiet and don't talk. I need to have this experience, especially after work has been really intense. -Andie MacDowell

Politics is intensely physical: your hands touch, clasp and hold, and your eyes are always reaching for contact. None of this came naturally to me. I'd always put my trust in words and let the words do the work, but in politics, the real message is physical. -Michael Ignatieff

The culmination of a long struggle was 2013, which could clearly be labeled the Year of the Gay. State after state had legalized gay marriage, despite intense opposition from the religious right. -Edmund White

Those who have never known the deep intimacy and the intense companionship of mutual love have missed the best thing that life has to give. -Bertrand Russell

The Arctic is going to be an area of intense interest. Russia has the longest coastline in the world with the Arctic. -Hillary Clinton

Nothing lasts in New York. The life that is lived there, however, is as intense as it gets. -Edmund White

All my life, I've wanted to write a book inspired by my relationship with my grandfather. Basically, my grandfather was a guy who everybody in the family regarded as disagreeable at best. But I loved him intensely. He was wonderful to me. -Scott Turow

An intense temperament has convinced me to teach not only from books but from what I have learned from experience. So I try to impress upon young doctors and graduate students that tumultuousness, if coupled to discipline and a cool mind, is not such a bad sort of thing. -Kay Redfield Jamison

One of the reasons I'm an interesting person to be married to is my intensely late-blooming self-awareness. -John Ortberg

What's fascinating about doing comedy about the referendum is, because it is the first time, it is the most extraordinary atmosphere. You find that if you are making jokes about politicians, it becomes intensely political. -Rory Bremner

Everyone says I'm intense, or I'm mad, or I play bad guys. I don't see any of that. -Sean Harris

With theater, depending on the audience, the show is different every night and really requires your constant concentration. With film, it's more possible to focus for shorter, more intense bits of time. -Andre Holland

I'm an intensely competitive guy who is driven by the idea that accepting mediocrity or accepting defeat is not the way you succeed in life. -John W. Thompson

Parkour is not just linear. There are moments that are intense and some that are lesser, so you have to move from one to another, and that becomes the musicality of Parkour. -David Belle

What do I want in a good fantasy book? Court politics and social interactions based around houses and cities. Powerful women and devious men. Drama and action with emotional ramifications. Frocks. Kissing. Swords. An intense impression of history in the world-building. -Tansy Rayner Roberts

Science fiction offers an intensely bracing angle of view for writers to adopt, especially in a time of constant innovation and crisis, and it is a scandal that in 1999 so many writers have written it and continue to write it in obscurity. -John Clute

I have a very healthy relationship to my work, and I find that if a scene is working, no matter how intense it is, you have the catharsis on screen, and you can let it go. I think it's, if at the end of the day you feel like you haven't cracked it, that's when you go home and it's more difficult to switch off. -Cate Blanchett

I'm a late developer in everything. I have a fast mind and fast metabolism, and I'm an intense worker, but in terms of life development, I'm way behind. -Richard C. Armitage

People always talk about the nausea that comes with chemotherapy. For me, it's more like a queasiness. And it can be intense. It's an uncomfortable, gross kind of 'blech' feeling. -Stuart Scott

The noblest men of all ages, Christian saints of the most transcendent spirituality have attained their wonderful development through the spiritual rays of this planet because of the intense feeling of Oneness with the divine and with all that lives and breathes in the universe. -Max Heindel

I'm separated by other performers with whom I might be lumped, since what I say is so intensely personal. I'm anti-art and anti-poetry. As much as possible, I want to inflict my personal pain on the rest of society. -Lydia Lunch

I was in martial arts starting at the age of 14, and I got my black belt by the time I was 18. Soon after, I was teaching an entire school, with about 150 students. It was unbelievably intense because of the self-awareness part of becoming a black belt. -Brad D. Smith

As an adult, I've always found the stereotype that Jews are liberal a curious one; my parents' circle was predominantly conservative, not just on Israel but on most political issues. Most of all, they were intensely (and this is a word I remember repeating in my own angry adolescent dialogues with myself) tribal. -Rick Perlstein

I'm an intense person. My own vision of life has always been heavy. -Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

I'm an intense person. -Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

To play different characters on a TV show where you're working every day, playing multiple characters every day, it's so ridiculously intense. -Michiel Huisman

I have this almost obsessive desire to whomever is close to me: I want to have a very intense, close, intimate relationship with them. -Susanne Bier

The characters that I want to play are interesting women. I don't care if they're good women or bad women or vulnerable women or women with a lot of faults or women that we dislike intensely who are malicious. -Gwendoline Christie

I usually bring along a bottle of kombucha, thinking, 'This will be really good for me.' But I never actually drink it. The fermented mushroom-y flavor is too intense for me. -Lena Headey

Sleep is my best friend when we're shooting 'Game of Thrones' because there are very long days and intense scenes. -Maisie Williams

Whether art is defined as a representation of or response to reality, it demands an intense engagement with things we haven't managed to understand fully. -Joanna Scott

2014 was a year of intense social upheaval. In truth, the same could be said for most every year. There is no standstill in a world filled with so many people, scrambling for so much. -Roxane Gay

A lot of ink is given over to mythologizing female friendships as curious, fragile relationships that are always intensely fraught. Stop reading writing that encourages this mythology. -Roxane Gay

The men I write can be intense, quiet, outspoken and outrageous, deadly or fun… but I would never waste time on a hero who wasn't honorable, who didn't protect those who couldn't protect themselves, who didn't value children and pets, who wasn't independent and unselfish. -Lori Foster

Food is intensely pleasurable, and people are afraid that if they change the way they eat, they'll stop having pleasure. -John Mackey

For the most part, my characters don't talk to me. I like to lord over them like some kind of benevolent deity. And, for the most part, my characters go along with it. I write intense character sketches and long, play-like conversations between me and them, but they stay out of the book writing itself. -Sarah MacLean

I'm an intense guy. I run 10 miles a day, which helps alleviate my intensity. Also, singing helps defuse my intensity. Playing the piano helps, and writing helps. -Dan Hill

I was wired to be intense. I don't think that's ever going to change. -Dan Hill

I fight the same way as my dad! I've picked that up from him. We both get angry really fast and very intensely, and then get over it very quickly. You need to be good at apologising if you fight like that. -Tove Lo

I really like coming-of-age dramas. It's probably the most intense period in anyone's life, those years before you become an adult. Dramatically, there's so much to explore there. And it's nice to be around young talent coming through. -Aidan Gillen

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

Sometimes when you fail, it allows you the opportunity to grow more motivation and get more intense about your training. -Abby Wambach

I have many intense friendships with artists. I don't mean we have intense one-day conversations but ongoing conversations that last in some cases for years. -Hans-Ulrich Obrist

One or two people have named their children after characters in my songs. That's pretty intense. -John Darnielle

After Rilo Kiley broke up and a few really intense personal things happened, I completely melted down. It nearly destroyed me. I had such severe insomnia that, at one point, I didn't sleep for five straight nights. -Jenny Lewis

I want Infosys to be a company which is globally respected and in where people belonging to different nationalities, races and religious beliefs will work with intense competition but utmost courtesy, dignity and co-operation in adding greater value to our stakeholders day after day. -N. R. Narayana Murthy

While 'The Help' is in so many ways a celebration of these women's friendships and what they overcome, it's also very truthful and very painful, and it was intense for my mom to read that. -Bryce Dallas Howard

You meet your soulmate, and you're like, 'Well, this is it. This is the feeling of falling in love, and it's the most intense it can ever be.' Then you have a child, and it's like – it's huge! -Bryce Dallas Howard

Directing 'Fifty Shades of Grey' has been an intense and incredible journey for which I am hugely grateful. I have Universal to thank for that. -Sam Taylor-Johnson

It wasn't until I realised that I could actually take nice photographs that I started to become passionate about it. I then got a few jobs working for magazines in London, and I would get terribly excited and intense about doing a job and taking photographs and looking through the lens to capture something amazing. -Pattie Boyd

It turns out that globalisation, while promising sameness through brand-name consumption, was fostering, through uneven economic growth, an intense feeling of difference. -Pankaj Mishra

I can be intense in a lot of ways, but not the way you see the guy in 'The Salvation.' -Mads Mikkelsen

Moscow had this incredible, intense atmosphere of intrigue and darkness and secrecy. -Alan Furst

We were at the dark end of the L.A. punk scene, and that scene was full-on and violent and aggressive and wild and intense. -Flea

I think audiences sometimes mistakenly assume a quality performance comes from some great emotional disturbance rather than really intense concentration. Concentration and flow is what it's all about. -Rivers Cuomo

I think competition can make people stronger at whatever it is they're competing on. If we're competing in some athletic event for competitive swimmers, really intensely competing, it's likely that both of us will become better, but it's also quite possible we'll lose sight of what's truly valuable. -Peter Thiel

I always find myself very distrustful of intense crowd phenomena, and I think those are things that we should always try to question, especially critically. -Peter Thiel

Education is a bubble in a classic sense. To call something a bubble, it must be overpriced, and there must be an intense belief in it. -Peter Thiel

Sprinting for a full day in Atlanta in midsummer proved very challenging. That humidity is crazy. Georgia is a beautiful state, but the weather is intense. I was warned, but for some reason I thought it would be like L.A. in the summer. The reality? No. -Theo James

Sometimes I have problems where I get into a mode where even just looking at a page on a screen makes me panic. And getting past that is a really intense thing to do. -Rachel Swirsky

Perhaps I was always intensely curious, but my Columbia education gave me a framework and a perspective to investigate new things – things that could be put into a historical and philosophical lineage. -Daniel S. Loeb

I do have my own personal convictions and values, and I live by those. But as an artist, as a portrait photographer, my job is to tell the truth and to capture someone's spirit on a certain day. And it's never the whole truth; it's the truth I experience in a very intense and intimate fashion. -Platon

One of the great things about writing middle-grade books is that it's really a nice break, when you're writing super intense stuff like 'Coldtown', to be able to write something a little lighter – calm down and do something different. -Holly Black

As a child, I would demand that visitors to our house tell me a story. I was intensely interested in everything – still am. -Kerry Greenwood

For a child, reading a book can be such an intense experience. -Michelle Paver

I find that nothing but very close and intense application to subjects of a scientific nature now seems at all to keep my imagination from running wild, or to stop up the void which seems to be left in my mind from a want of excitement. -Ada Lovelace

Physicists explain creation by telling us that the universe began with the Big Bang, an intense energy singularity that continued expanding. But who created the singularity? -Ashwin Sanghi

What happens is that with difficult processes on a film, they get very intensely compressed because a clock is ticking. -Kenneth Branagh

Economies are embedded inside ecosystems. Companies dependent on tourism, for example, are affected by low rainfall – there's less snow for skiers, and forest fires are more intense. -Paolo Bacigalupi

Being able to walk out of the studio after a week of intense recording and jump into a cold sea and sit in a hot spring and soak for a few hours completely resets the whole system. Really refreshing. For me, it's all about stepping out of the ordinary. Even psychically. -Damien Rice

I hadn't realized quite how intense the first few years of grad school would be. When you're being assigned 40 books a week… there's not much room for novels. -Lauren Willig

War is complicated and intense, and it takes time and thoughts to understand what it was. -Phil Klay

I didn't want to write a 'this is how it is' Iraq book, because the Iraq War is an intensely complicated variety of things. -Phil Klay

I've always been inspired by small details that make me wander. My mother would ask me, 'What are you looking at so intensely?' I would answer, 'Everything and nothing.' She really supported my wanderings, called me Marco Polo. -Mark Bradford

The idea of personal salvation is intensely repugnant to me when it is not absurd. Imagine Roosevelt, the big brute, preserving his personality in a future state and swaggering about as a celestial Rough Rider! -George Bernard Shaw

Love is jealous, and ingenious in self-torture in proportion as it is pure and intense. -Victor Hugo

In war, people find themselves in extraordinary circumstances, and in those circumstances, they act in extraordinary ways. In war, you see people at their very best and their very worst, acting in ways you could never imagine. War is human drama at its most epic and most intense. -Dexter Filkins

I could never ever say enough about Matt Amato. He has an indescribable presence; this warm, loving, serene calm with intense interest and excitement bubbling beneath his exterior. -Madi Diaz

'Drama' was put together quickly; there were a lot of intense, 16-hour days. Despite the pressure, it was a lot of fun, and the end result was an album I'm very proud of. -Chris Squire

I found out that most programmers don't like to test their software as intensely as I do. -Kent Beck

The way games are designed is you create a story, and then you create an obstacle course inside that story, and the player has to endure it to see more. So it's artificial. Game designers are so intensely worried about people getting bored that they pile on busy work for players to do. -Tom Bissell

A novel can enlarge the empathy and imagination of both its author and its reader, and my experience, that sense of enlargement is most intense when I'm transported beyond the narrow limits of my daily life. -Anthony Marra

I remember looking at James Joyce's journals. It was just amazing – it looked like ants had written on the page. So much writing on one page, every corner of the page was filled. Some of the lines were underlined in yellow or blue or red. A lot of color, intense writing. -Juan Felipe Herrera

Character is just another word for having a perfectly disciplined and educated will. A person can make his own character by blending these elements with an intense desire to achieve excellence. Everyone is different in what I will call magnitude, but the capacity to achieve character is still the same. -Vince Lombardi

We teenage girls are faced with a quandary: we know what we want but are forced to wait for our male counterparts to grow up. We are ready for intense and meaningful relationships, but research indicates that males will not reach maturity until their mid-20s. -Alexandra Adornetto

I have one coach and one coach only. His name is Alexander Vetrov. They brought him in for me when I joined the Bolshoi. He was a dancer with the Bolshoi, and we work very intensely together. -David Hallberg

It's the tabloids, with their intense commercial need to get scoops to bring in readers, that run a regime of fear, where reporters are bullied, shouted at. That's where things go wrong. -Nick Davies

Nostalgia can be extremely powerful in the right hands: think of the intense longing in the films Andrei Tarkovsky made after he left the U.S.S.R. They wring your soul. -Neel Mukherjee

I don't think I'm intense. -Lydia Leonard

Everyone has an opinion when it comes to immigration – strong, intense opinions. -Jose Antonio Vargas

It's weird: making a movie is like life compacted into three months. You have these very intense relationships with people, and you talk to them every day – your editor, the casting people, music people, your actors – then it ends. It's like a circus life. -Dito Montiel

I think the B-52's were a huge influence on Sleater-Kinney. The way that there'd be a really interesting guitar line that'd be really melodic and kind of simplistic, I really related to that. The sense of melody is really intense and fun. It's not just traditional song structures, but it's very melodic and draws you in, in kind of an immediate way. -Corin Tucker

The intense media coverage of today's campus shootings presents a double edged sword. On the one hand, it gives us a chance to think about and reflect on the causes; on the other hand, in a very small minority of unstable minds, the repeated telling of the stories can be interpreted as glamorous. -Matthew Pearl

I think a lot of us responded intensely to 'True Detective' because it was so incredibly earnest. That's what made it heartbreaking and involving. -Annalee Newitz

'The Red' delivers intense action, leavened by a genuinely sympathetic portrait of soldiers caught up in battles they never chose. -Annalee Newitz

Al Qaeda's vision of global jihad doesn't resonate in the rugged highlands and windswept deserts of southern Afghanistan. Instead, the major concern throughout much of the country is intensely local: personal safety. -Anand Gopal

Running is a way for me to relax. With one hour of intense running, I can get a lot of physical exercise. I can relax my body. I feel a tension in my muscles when I don't run. In that sense, I need to get out a few times a week in order to do my work as a scientist, which involves a lot of sitting still. -Wolfgang Ketterle

Margot Livesey, my dear friend, reads all the drafts of what I write, and I read hers. We have an intense working relationship. I've been really lucky to know her. She's a great reader and teacher as well as an astonishingly good writer. -Andrea Barrett

I've had fans do some pretty awesome things… I once had a fan do a mock proposal for me in Mumbai, inside a McDonalds… and I've had fans give me some precious things. I had one fan give me her mother's ring; I've gotten some pretty intense stuff. And I always get drawings and scrapbooks from fans, which is also pretty cool. -Lilly Singh

I didn't read poetry seriously until college, when I really began to devour it in a very intense way. I also discovered that a poet is a maker. Before that, I thought a poet was someone who wrote about his own experiences. -Edward Hirsch

Our culture has become increasingly intolerant of that acute sorrow, that intense mental anguish and deep remorse which may be defined as grief. We want to medicate such sorrow away. -Edward Hirsch

Writing poetry is such an intense experience that it helps to start the process in a casual or wayward frame of mind. -Edward Hirsch

Compounding the cost, most mapping software is processor-intense. -Robert Love

I am utterly, consummately intense, wearing sunflowers and poppies and dahlias in my buttonhole. -Harry Graf Kessler

You can't sustain a high level of intense activity with thousands of people forever. It has to be for a specific objective. -Jeremy Corbyn

Socrates, after all, could be an intensely annoying man, all the time questioning passers-by until they became exasperated. -Samantha Harvey

Sometimes our childhood experiences are emotionally intense, which can create strong mental models. These experiences and our assumptions about them are then reinforced in our memory and can continue to drive our behavior as adults. -Elizabeth Thornton

I feel intensely guilty for working… You have to be able to provide for your kids. But I feel like it's a weird modern phenomenon that you always feel guilty for it. -Melissa McCarthy

I have been a teacher myself all my life. I have an intense passion to share with people. Our only salvation is in knowledge, in learning. -Leo Buscaglia

I am someone that is very hard to handle. I'm very picante, intense… Sometimes I'm very outgoing and spontaneous and super hyper. Latinas, we love to touch each other – like, cuddle. That's why a lot of people are intimidated. -Lele Pons

Like all sciences, chemistry is marked by magic moments. For someone fortunate enough to live such a moment, it is an instant of intense emotion: an immense field of investigation suddenly opens up before you. -Yves Chauvin

War of attrition, war of wills. That's what the Stanley Cup playoffs are – more intense, more physical and more prolonged than the playoffs of any other sport. -George Vecsey

My wife tells me I should check out 'Downton Abbey', but I gather that series might be almost too intense for my temperate nature. -Michael Dirda

One thing I have noticed is that when you're a younger editor, you're more intense about it. As you go along, you relax a little. More and more, I feel that the book is the author's. You give the author your thoughts, and it's up to him or her to decide what to do. -Jonathan Galassi

A lot of people are focused on taking over the world or doing the biggest thing and getting the most users. I think part of making a difference and doing something cool is focusing intensely. -Mark Zuckerberg

Our standards for motherhood are so high that many of us harbor intense, secret guilt for every harsh word we speak to our children, every negative thought that enters our minds. -Vanessa Diffenbaugh

It's a very immersive and intense form of travel to walk around with an interpreter and stop random people on the street and ask them about their lives. -Brandon Stanton

I went to Poland for the Warsaw Film Festival, and it was quite an intense experience. I didn't think it would be, but it did feel quite emotional to go back to this place I'd heard so much about. -Lenny Abrahamson

If you're in Hollywood, with no track record, it's pretty odds-on that you can get swamped and overwhelmed by the sheer scale of it all; particularly with the intense commercial push that you feel there. -Lenny Abrahamson

Writing requires an intense inner focus, and sometimes you need to express outward, physically or socially. -Mary Gaitskill

Not being locked into one set of feelings, which you run the risk of mistaking for the truth, you have greater and more intense access to all feeling states, including those you would never choose to act out. -Mary Gaitskill

Walking at a moderate pace for an hour a day is considered a moderately intense level of exercise. -Michael Greger

The emergence and spread of virulent strains of avian influenza has been attributed by experts to the intensely overcrowded, unsanitary, and stressful conditions that often characterize large-scale factory farming in industrialized agriculture. -Michael Greger

I wrote 'Science For Her!' because I found normal, manly science textbooks to be too intense for my small size-0 brain, and I found normal science textbooks to have covers too heavy for my dainty size-0/size-2-with-bloat hands. -Megan Amram

I am continuing to explore a run in the Senate from Connecticut, absolutely exploring it. In fact, I would say exploring it intensely. -Lawrence Kudlow

I see history as really cyclical in terms of the intense idealism and the desire to create a better life outside of societal norms. In America, possibly because of whatever the American dream is, this happens over and over again. These eras repeat. -Lauren Groff

The dish that changed my life was tom yum kum. You start with a pot of water, add lemongrass, lime leaves, lime juice, coriander, mushrooms, and shrimp; ten minutes later, you have the most incredible, intense soup. -Jean-Georges Vongerichten

'Suffragette' is an intense drama that tracks the story of the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement as they fight for the right to vote. -Sarah Gavron

Everybody got into the rugged outdoors business and into lifestyle merchandising and so forth and so on. And everybody was getting into catalogs and e-commerce and – you name it. It was just intense. -Leon Gorman

I did a lot of trapeze stuff when I did 'Pippin' and continued to do it afterward. Flying is so fun, and I was used to the harness idea, but these harnesses are like intense, full bodysuit things. -Ciara Renee

Especially when you're working so closely with people and you have to develop intense relationships, it's great when you have a relationship and a rapport with them. -Dominic Sherwood

Philadelphians are intensely loyal. They don't switch teams even when the Sixers lose by 63 points or the Phillies finish last in the NL East. -Steve Capus

Many people must have noticed the intense attention given by children to the conversation of grown-ups when they cannot possibly be understanding a word of what they hear. They are trying to get hold of words, and they often demonstrate this fact by repeating joyously some word which they have been able to grasp. -Maria Montessori

The facts tell us that no religious Faith releases – or ever has released at any moment in History – a higher degree of warmth, a more intense dynamism of unification than the Christianity of our own day – and the more Catholic it is, the truer my words. -Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

By its birth, and for all time, Christianity is pledged to the Cross and dominated by the sign of the Cross. It cannot remain its own self except by identifying itself ever more intensely with the essence of the Cross. -Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Beyond diversity, the story of Obama's influence on the courts is more complex. Indeed, it could serve as a metaphor for his Presidency: symbolically rich but substantively hazy. Obama took office after years of intense conservative focus on the courts. -Jeffrey Toobin

What makes me unusually intense is that I personalize the pain of war, the pain of children being killed, the pain of a 16-year-old who has been permanently cheated by his school and cannot read. -Newt Gingrich

Nixon had this remarkably effective, deeply intense will to power. Reagan and I have a will to ideas. -Newt Gingrich

This is precisely why you choose to run for office and get elected. You're asking the people to let you be their voice. I don't think there is a more powerful and intense experience than the opportunity to be the voice of the 307 million people living in this country. -Xavier Becerra

You can ask a lot of the people around me – I'm very demanding. I expect them to be as intense about my tennis on a daily basis as I am. -Milos Raonic

I don't need to be too intense. I don't play my best golf when I'm super-intense. -Graham DeLaet

Donald is intensely loyal. To family, friends, employees, country. -Melania Trump

I've always had a big personality. I was trickier as a kid. I behaved erratically instead of consistently. I would have tons of friends, and then I would have no friends. I'd be with the cool girls, then the uncool girls. I migrated from group to group because I was bored or people got bored with me. I was very intense. -Chelsea Handler

I read one too many books about Joy Division by people who weren't there, and they always seem to dwell on the dark, the intense, the miserable image of Joy Division. -Peter Hook

Great music seems to come from a lot of angst, and that angst is from great musicians getting together with intense chemistry. When that chemistry isn't there, people tend not to write great music. -Peter Hook

It doesn't make sense for me to try to be, like, a dance dude who only releases two 12-inches a year and then plays every weekend. Making an album, you get to put out a body of work that shows a lot of different sides of you. And you get to work on it for an intense period of time and promote that album. And then you get to move on. -Jamie xx

The thing about Spike Lee… that's a deep experience to work with someone who is that intense and knows their vision that well. The character I play in 'Red Hook Summer' is super country and super loud. I suppose he is some version of myself. -Jon Batiste

Olivia Hussey from Zefferelli's 'Romeo and Juliet' makes the intense vulnerability of true love look magnificent. -Lauren Kate

I know sometimes my Twitter feed is intense, but I take it as a friendly void to scream into. I don't have another way to be. -Jenny Slate

There's intense personal gratification in finding a mountain and becoming inspired by the aesthetics of an unclimbed line on that mountain, especially if that line has been tried by a lot of people who couldn't do it, and you get to set yourself up against the history of it. -Jimmy Chin

When Darwin published his conclusion that man was descended from an apelike ancestor who was again descended from a still lower type, most people were shocked by the thought; it was intensely repugnant to their feelings. -John Burroughs

The very idea of a bird is a symbol and a suggestion to the poet. A bird seems to be at the top of the scale, so vehement and intense is his life, large-brained, large-lunged, hot, ecstatic, his frame charged with buoyancy and his heart with song. -John Burroughs

I'm very sad 'Life' wasn't a big hit, But it was undone by politics at NBC. It was intense. I moved my wife, and we had two children back to back. So working those hours and living abroad in L.A. was a handful. But it was a great experience. -Damian Lewis

There are all kinds of ways in which women, together, change the world. And I don't mean that in a cheesy way. I'm not somebody who believes all women should support each other. I believe very strongly in women critiquing each other, just not critiquing each other more intensely because they're women. -Rebecca Traister

You date somebody, and you have this obviously intense experience where you share a life together in whatever way that is for how many years. -Liz Tuccillo

I've gotten to go to far-off places in the world, have very unique, isolated, intense experiences for four or five months at a time, and then, kind of like a dream, those things disappear. You may see those people again, but it's never, ever going to be as intense as it was for that time period. -Leonardo DiCaprio

As an actor, you see a sliver of how the show is made, but to see the actual writing process and the re-writing process and the casting process and art direction and set design – all of this is happening in a very intense period. -John Slattery

Together, Apple and Walmart represent the intense separation of American life into blue and red, rich and poor, overpriced and undersold, hyperconnected and left behind. -George Packer

The stuff I'm designing, I want my action scenes to be intense. -James Wan

'Longmire' is an incredibly hard shooting schedule because the locations are usually an hour away every morning, and I come home every weekend. I fly back to L.A. for about 26 hours a weekend, just to touch base back at home. It's a lot of work. It's four really intense months. -Katee Sackhoff

When you work on these films for so long and so intensely, when you get to the end of them, suddenly there's nothing to do. -Byron Howard

Mexico is intensely affected by all kinds of things that are shipped into this country from the United States. -Adolfo Aguilar Zinser

From the end of 2006 until the end of 2008 I think I met with Abu Mazen more often than any Israeli leader has ever met any Arab leader. I met him more than 35 times. They were intense, serious negotiations. -Ehud Olmert

Power as an experience is as intense as sex. Power is more pervasive and unremitting. Sex has periods of remission. -John J. McLaughlin

From a neighbour, I got a one-day-old duckling and found, to my intense joy, that it transferred its following response to my person. At the same time, my interest became irreversibly fixated on water fowl, and I became an expert on their behaviour even as a child. -Konrad Lorenz

Teenagers watch and listen to all kinds of things. It is the nature of being a teenager to seek out intense stuff. Stuff about death and sex and love and fear. Teenagers are the bravest, most curious, most philosophical, most open-minded readers there are, which is why so many less-than-young adults like writing for them. -Matt Haig

The weirdest thing about a mind is that you can have the most intense things going on in there, but no one else can see them. -Matt Haig

It's really intense to write and make a movie and produce it and have it come out in the world. It's a very vulnerable thing. -Will McCormack

I am deeply immersed in my medical work, and it can get very intense, but I believe that the connection and devotion is key. You can not work on diseases as devastating and deadly as Lassa and Ebola without complete trust and respect for the individuals with whom you work. My lab and colleagues are just extraordinary, and we are a family. -Pardis Sabeti

I think it's more fun to grow to love characters who are flawed than it is to present perfect characters. Perfect characters aren't very funny. Certainly my friends are a strange, intense bunch of people, and people's families drive them crazy, but challenging relationships are always more rewarding. -Christopher McCulloch

You've got to remember there's intense competition between Microsoft and Amazon. -Steve Ballmer

You can have intense food experience with less food. Europeans have intense food experiences but eat less food. -Michael Pollan

Every movie, especially when you get involved… takes something out of you. You learn something, but you give something to the movie. And after the movie, if the experience has been intense and a true experience, you're a little different afterward. -Vincent Cassel

As intense as our work is, I try my hardest to live my life so that people in my office feel they can work at 'Frontline' and be parents if they choose to. This goes for the men as well. -Raney Aronson-Rath

I'm a serious-minded and intense little devil, terribly gauche and so tense I don't see how people stay in the same room with me. I know I wouldn't tolerate myself. -James Dean

I had started writing as a poet in a closed, post-Revival, claustrophobic world, where the shadows of the national upheaval and the intense effort – the intense self-conscious effort – to make a literary movement were still evident. Now we lived a life as writers that was more cosmopolitan, more open, that had more travel and exchange. -Eavan Boland

We ministers have undoubtedly failed to connect and apply Christianity to the practical everyday problems of the average man. In this, we have failed to follow in Christ's footsteps. For the religion which He taught and revealed in His own life and ministry was an intensely practical and down-to-earth affair. -Peter Marshall

Gratitude, warm, sincere, intense, when it takes possession of the bosom, fills the soul to overflowing and scarce leaves room for any other sentiment or thought. -John Quincy Adams

I was always taught that you needed to be intense and never lose your focus. -John McEnroe

People tell me I'm doing all these intense women and that I should lighten up. Then I do a comedy that I'm not happy with, and I think, 'Let's go back to heavy, heart-breaking drama; it's so much more fun.' -Isabelle Adjani

Muhammad Ali struck us in the middle of America's darkest night, in the heart of its most threatening gathering storm. His power toppled the mightiest of foes, and his intense light shined on America, and we were able to see clearly injustice, inequality, poverty, pride, self realization, courage, laughter, love, joy and religious freedom for all. -Billy Crystal

If you don't know each other you spend time doing research together, having dinner, and talking about your lives. You try to find common ground. Once you're shooting, the pressures are so intense; you really want to have a channel of communication open to you already. -Edward Zwick

Adolescence is a time in which you experience everything more intensely. -Edward Zwick

I studied religions and all kinds of other things in college. I took a Shakespearean villain course for English literature. It was really intense. I think that sort of rounds a person. In this business, it's really important for us to be interesting… and have interests. -Chris Wood

I no longer feel attracted to the well-made novel. I want to write the story that will zero in and give you intense, but not connected, moments of experience. I guess that's the way I see life. People remake themselves bit by bit and do things they don't understand. -Alice Munro

Some days are more intense and quiet, and then other days, you feel more relaxed and are able to open up on set. It just depends on what you're doing that day. I like to imagine that all the choices you make during the day that you're doing a particular scene are going to feed into the creation of that scene. -Thomas Jane

The process to resolve post-Islamic State issues will be difficult and intense. -David Petraeus

On '30 Rock,' the hours were really intense, and I was often on set. I'm glad I didn't have a kid then because I don't think I would have ever seen her. I would work 15-hour days, and weekends, too. -Kay Cannon

'Invisible Man' holds such an honored place in African-American literature that Ralph Ellison didn't have to write anything else to break bread with the remembered dead. But he did try to go on, because if a writer has done one great thing, then the pressures to do another are intense. -Darryl Pinckney

If I had to do a lot of promotion as a kid, it would have been very intense. I'm really glad I got to go through high school, have a college experience, and have the last five years since then, just… being a person. -Alden Ehrenreich

If the charge against me is that I fight to win, and I'm intense, then I'm guilty. -Sean Spicer

I've worked with a few coaches, and I did theater camp when I was younger, and I think what was good was when I was younger, it was never intense Interlochen theater camp. -Tavi Gevinson

I would be writing an essay that was due in the next day until about 1 A.M., and then I would be up at 6 A.M. and on a train to Birmingham to record 'The Archers'. It was pretty intense. -Felicity Jones

Boxing combines, in perfect proportion, strength, speed, and endurance. Normally, most sports are either about one of the three: either about speed or endurance or strength. Boxing combines all three of them. It's really intense. -Edgar Ramirez

I'm always staying motivated because, as training camp goes on, practices become more intense, harder, and shorter. It's a mental thing, too, not only physical – you have to stay mentally sharp and stay focused on the task in front of you. -Brock Lesnar

A number of former Wells Fargo employees have described their work environment characterized by intense pressure to meet aggressive and unrealistic sales goals. In a 2010 letter to shareholders, Mr. Stumpf wrote that Wells Fargo's goal was eight products per customer because eight rhymed with great. -Richard Shelby

A role needs a certain tone, so your own tone also changes. It's not like I lock myself up in a room to get into the zone. It is based on what I am feeling, because the minute you try too much, weird things happen. Of course, for an intense role you need some silence, and you need to do a lot of thinking. -Alia Bhatt

I intensely covered Bush when he was Governor of Texas. -Molly Ivins

I've really fought to get into rooms, and I'm a big believer in auditioning. It's hard, because I'm insecure, but I have an intense desire to prove myself to people. -Alexandra Daddario

Having dinner with somebody you've looked up to your whole life is quite a memorable thing. Like, 'Wow. I'm having dinner with someone who is a huge inspiration to me.' That's intense. -Alexandra Daddario

How can any person with a myopic view and harbouring intense parochial attitude even think of leading the nation? -Sharad Pawar

When we started, it was so intense: it was like a religion. And when you played with Duane Allman, you either gave it your all or you got out. -Butch Trucks

It's hard for people to understand that when five or six guys are together working intensely, they can really get into some duels. -Dickey Betts

I find, in film, we're always making things and having these intense friendships and then losing track of people. When I first start a job, I'm quite nervous, and it takes me a while to find my place, and then it feels like I'm just really loving it and feeling great, and it's all over. -Miranda Otto

Chris Guest has his own form. It's a way of working that is really intense, and you can commit a lot, and you focus a lot. You get to bring a lot. You get to bring things maybe you haven't seen before. You're asked to care a great deal for these people who you're playing and create heart and empathy. -Parker Posey

Sometimes I need a boost, and I go for something that's a little bit more intense and a bigger beat. -Caroline Wozniacki

I was hired because I am Zsa Zsa Gabor, but when I go to work, directors try to force their methods on me. John Huston's intense, precise directions tortured me. -Zsa Zsa Gabor

When doctors tell you that your only hope for survival is 14 straight days of intense chemotherapy, 24 hours a day, you sit there, and you count down the 336 hours. You see, each day is a blessing. -Craig Sager

I'd like to see Dolph Ziggler get involved in a really intense, personal feud that will bring out another side of his personality. Because the personality is there, and the wrestling is there, so I'd like someone to come along and bring out his ugly side. -Mick Foley

I realized that theater was the perfect thing for me, in short bursts of intense community building. -John Cameron Mitchell

I found, after the experience of making 'Shaun Of The Dead' and then returning to the blank page – because 'Shaun Of The Dead' was the first screenplay I ever wrote properly – the experience of returning to the blank page and having nothing in the drawer was intensely painful. -Edgar Wright

In detective land, you have to deal with a lot of intense emotions, so you yourself have to remain mostly unemotional and detached. These are people, like law enforcement and surgeons, in professions that don't have the luxury of being able to be emotional or to break down. In my line of work, it's almost a requirement. -Juliette Lewis

'Homeland' is intense, and I think it would be a hard show to watch if it were intense for 60 straight minutes. -Morgan Saylor

I don't know many better training grounds than being mayor of San Francisco – those were pretty intense years in terms of reporting and scrutiny. -Gavin Newsom

My dad… was in the military, a drill sergeant, when he was a preacher. You know how some Christians really get into church and become very radical? Imagine him as a radical and a drill sergeant. It was intense. -Ro James

Our entire franchise has done everything in its power to put all of our players and its coaching staff in the best possible position to execute when it counts. And to deliver to the highly supportive fans of Cleveland a proud, intense, impassioned, all-out drive to achieve a championship. -Dan Gilbert

In my opinion, long and intense study of the human figure is the necessary foundation for a sculptor. -Henry Moore

The most striking quality common to all primitive art is its intense vitality. It is something made by a people with a direct and immediate response to life. -Henry Moore

The dynamic of revolutionary events is directly determined by swift, intense, and passionate changes in the psychology of classes which have already formed themselves before the revolution. -Leon Trotsky

I'm so freaking happy when I talk to people who saw 'The Greatest.' I love that movie. It was the most intense job. -Johnny Simmons

The bottom line is we go to theatre to vicariously spend time with really intense characters. -John Ross Bowie

I find the comic book audience a lot more intense than the fantasy one, definitely. -Finn Jones

For me, I'm very visually inspired. I'm more inspired by photographs and movies than I am by listening to other music, so for me to create an amazingly intense visual live show is a dream, so I would love to be on that level for sure. -Charli XCX

The Big Five is a competition played in the University of Pennsylvania's Palestra among five Philadelphia-area Division I schools: Saint Joseph's, La Salle, Penn, Temple, and Villanova. 'The Big Five' was immensely popular, and rivalries quickly grew to intense proportions. -Jack Ramsay

I didn't want my daughter to grow up in that intense attention – wherever we went, we'd get paparazzi. There are bigger, better superstars in America, so I thought, 'I'll go there for a quick holiday, and relax.' And my holiday just turned into me loving it and wanting to stay there longer and longer. -Mel B

Running strips you and works your core, mixing it up with different exercises so your body doesn't get used to one thing, so you can really get intense with your workout. I never like to stick to one thing; otherwise, you don't really see that many results. -Mel B

I write speculative fiction, and in my view, speculative fiction is really just a very intense version of the work of literature in general. -Ken Liu

Certainly, your characters – whether they are superheroes are not – should have foibles. They should have problems; they should have things that their powers can't solve. That's what makes them nuanced, interesting characters. They can have intense motivations. They should have intense motivations to do what they do. -Mark Waid

Acting-wise, I think I did well in 'Kinatay.' It wasn't talkie, and the acting was intense. -Coco Martin

In my perfect day, I wake up next to the woman of my dreams, and she's crying tears of joy because she's so excited about the life we have together. I'm preparing to compete in the 2016 Olympics with U.S.A. Team Handball, so I head to an intense training session with my coach to increase my physical strength and athleticism. -Lewis Howes

There have been many times when I was working out intensely and in the best shape of my life, and then, for whatever reason, I got off track. Before I knew it, 3 or 4 months would go by, and all of a sudden, I'd find myself exhausted halfway up a flight of stairs! -Lewis Howes

I see fans all the time. They're always very complimentary, and they're always very eager to talk and to share their experiences or get a selfie. They're really, really loyal. And intense. -Mike Colter

I'm yet to attack French cooking, you know, where it's intense, following recipes and stuff. I'm more of a 'make it up' kind of thing. -Sam Smith

The overwhelming majority of Americans want decent and civil political dialogue, and candidates for office and elected leaders must continue to call for calm and unity, even when there are intense differences of opinion. -Jon Ossoff

I danced so intensely, I learned the hard way that sometimes you can push your body too far. -Darcey Bussell

The problem is too often they are boring, and boring in a meeting happens for the same reason as in a book or movie – when there is not enough compelling tension. Meetings should be intense. -Patrick Lencioni

It's really intense in our rehearsals; you have to get ready and condition your body. -Rozonda Thomas

When you work this intensely on something, the recording process becomes a bit like cabin fever. I shut everything out and, for a while, I totally lost perspective. To an outsider, I imagine the whole recording process sounds like torture. -Washed Out

I'd say that 'In the Heart of the Sea' is the most challenging movie I've made. It was tough to figure out how to lead this large cast into some very sensitive, intense, emotional scenes. -Ron Howard

I had an interesting moment with 'Wonder Woman' where, when I first thought about doing 'Wonder Woman 2,' I thought, 'Well, these are so intense, making these movies. It's a lot to think about doing more.' But then I had an epiphany, and I thought, 'Oh, it's not more – it's better.' -Patty Jenkins

Audiences want to feel something intense, quickly, without wasting a lot of time. -Sydney Pollack

You can have an intense connection to someone without being a good, lifelong mate for him. Love is complicated and difficult that way. -Alexandra Fuller

I don't want to take myself too seriously, thinking that I'm always having to be this cathartic, intense and deep person, because I certainly enjoy silliness. -Tig Notaro

I've enjoyed the process of understanding who I am through my work and who I am in relation to others: the intense collaboration that acting requires and thrives in. -Holly Hunter

Love as intense as ice, love as remote as blackness. -Liu Xiaobo

There's this intense media spotlight; there's a need to be transparent, and, 'Oh, by the way, I'm also trying to fight a war at the same time.' It's a challenge, but it goes with the job. -Stanley A. McChrystal

I prefer directing to acting. There is huge freedom that comes from being behind the camera. It brings a lot of responsibilities as well but is intensely rewarding. -Angelina Jolie

One characteristic that I hope I never relinquish is an intense curiosity about the world around me. -Valerie Plame

I'm a lot more serious on the court. I'm probably a lot more intense than some of these guys thought I would be. Off the court, I'm a totally different dude. But my passion's to win, and I'm a perfectionist out there. -Chauncey Billups

In the 2012 campaign, the president successfully transformed the most intense conservative positions into liabilities on immigration and the role of government. -John Dickerson

I often find myself feeling that filming music is somehow the purest form of filmmaking. This crazed collision of sound and images, the intense collaboration, these incredibly cinematic performances. And for the nights you're filming, a non-player like me gets to feel somehow part of the band. -Jonathan Demme

I know firsthand the complexities of leading an enterprise through business and technology transformation. It takes intense focus, a strong drive, and a clearly communicated vision to inspire and take an organization from where they are, to where they need to be – or where they want to go. -Safra A. Catz

Most of the characters I'm drawn to, as an actor, are ones that are quite intensely lonely and a bit lost and are looking for some kind of redemptive answer. -Colin Morgan

The reason that ISIL was so successful, yes, it had to do with their capabilities and prowess on the battlefield, but they were dealing with a receptive constituency in northern Iraq because of the intense hatred of the Maliki government, which of course is imposing the Shia view on them. -James Clapper

Anything you loved, however intensely, becomes mortifying the moment you cease to love it. -Alexandra Petri

Bleachers comes from a different place. It's personal. It's just me putting myself out there as myself. It's very intense. -Jack Antonoff

When you listen intensely to anything, you see how it can be improved. -Sam Shepard

I think the movie business, you meet people, and you work intensely with them, and you have these relationships – there's an intimacy to it and a familiarity to the relationship because you're having to let go of all your barriers so you can let people in and work with them. -Sissy Spacek

I really tried to play more intensely in practice and not play like maybe two, three hours just like that. I just go to court and spend a lot of hours as well on gym, or just make a lot of sprints and movement. -Angelique Kerber

It's intense having twins. There's no way to prepare for it, but it's been… the greatest thing to ever happen to me. -Johnny Messner

I was in banking because it was high-paying, intense, a real meritocracy, and the afterwork part was fun, but I found everything to do with banking so boring. -Mark Pincus

To have your parents get divorced at a young age, there's a lot of turbulence. We all grew up together, in some way. It was not idyllic. It was intense, vibrant, sometimes oppressive. I felt I was very much in a world of my own. I didn't meld much in school. I was kind of a loner. -Reid Hoffman

My goal was to build a meaningful sports business that operates at the highest levels in the areas of business that we compete in. I have an intense desire to be successful, and I'm extremely competitive. -Casey Wasserman

My accent does slip. When I arrived in England in 1978 at 18, I was shocked to find myself 'the American' at RADA. The English and the Americans have an intense relationship. They helped us out in the Second World War. -Mark Rylance

I played at being someone else in movies and live theater, and at being myself in life's most intense, fascinating game – the game of love. -Monica Vitti

Luckily with '24,' for the most part, each moment is so intense, and your objective is all about that moment right then. -Annie Wersching

I think there are always phases in life when things get intense or difficult, whether it's the sheer volume of work or personal circumstances. And I've definitely had tough moments. The way I approach them is just to tell myself that this, too, will pass, and take it one day at a time. -Marianne Lake

The younger me was motivated by a need to please others, by the pressure to climb the corporate ladder and make money, and by a fear of failure – all of which became more and more intense as I navigated the competitive landscape. -Bonnie Hammer

A lot of coaches are very intense, which is good once you are working, but you don't want that all the time. -Ana Ivanovic

I suppose I reached the limit of what I could do with nonfiction books, perhaps because they never felt quite intense enough – it's a journalistic enterprise, ultimately, even if you are using the memoir as a form. -Lawrence Osborne

The attack on the transgender troops – disgusting, disgraceful, outrageous. It's just endless. And then you try to do your day job of finding good bipartisan work across the aisle… You're doing both all the time. I guess I would describe it as intense. Everything is very intense. -Kirsten Gillibrand

I'm intense. I play hard, and I love to show that. -Glenn Gronkowski

Even if you're an angry, intense person, you also have to have intense joy about life and intense feelings about the world. -Kate McKinnon

My version of makeup is a really intense skin regimen. I just think it's a healthier way to look at beauty. -Paloma Elsesser

I can't just play in a rock band. The National is a great, exciting band to play in. We improvise a lot onstage, and it's very intense, but after a while, I crave other kinds of experiences. -Bryce Dessner

When I am so intensely involved with writing my books, I don't like to reread them. I feel like that story is done. -Michael Connelly

I have very intense feelings of joy or sadness. I used to not like that so much because I was worried it was girly, and I wanted to be more stoic. I think this happens a lot. When you're 16, there are qualities you wish you didn't have, and then when you're 30, you're like, 'Thank God I have that; otherwise, I'd be living less vividly.' -Greta Gerwig

I had this really intense resolve. I would call universities and community colleges and say, 'I really want to go to college. How do I get to college? What do I do?' And they would say, 'You have to get an application. You have to get letters of recommendation.' It was terrifying. I had no idea what I was doing. -Susan Fowler

Many people in London – and in the rest of Europe – view giant American technology companies, and Uber in particular, with intense suspicion and resentment. -James B. Stewart

Because Techstars is an intensely productive three-month program in which product development and iteration are primary goals, we're constantly looking to streamline our program to help entrepreneurs avoid recurring obstacles. -David Cohen

I always tell aspiring documentary filmmakers, 'You have to go into it because you love it; if you go into it for the money, you're an idiot.' The number one prerequisite is you have to be intensely curious. If you love learning and trying to make people figure out what makes people tick, it's the best job in the world. -Morgan Neville

What I call a mimetic crisis is a situation of conflict so intense that on both sides people act the same way and talk the same way even though, or because, they are more and more hostile to each other. -Rene Girard

I believe that in intense conflict, far from becoming sharper, differences melt away. -Rene Girard

Those who see beauty almost too intensely can easily look mad to those who are functioning within the confines of so-called normal life. -David Means

When I visited Africa to make my film 'Music by Prudence,' I was struck by how intensely religious and socially conservative Africans were. There was literally a church on every corner. -Roger Ross Williams

Learning great works like the Liszt Sonata or Beethoven's 'Hammerklavier' should be a struggle to a certain extent, where you need to labor intensely with your own brain and soul for the meaning of the work instead of cutting and pasting a bunch of stuff together from the Internet and – boom! – there you are with a performance ready to go. -Stephen Hough

Before Liszt, a conductor was someone who just facilitated the performance, who would keep people together or beat the time, indicate the entries. After Liszt, that was no longer the case; a conductor was someone who shaped the music in an intense musical way, who played the orchestra as an instrument. -Stephen Hough

I didn't know there was this sort of immediate camaraderie that's very intense when you make a movie because you're all in this together. You tend to get really close to people really fast. -Kelly Marie Tran

I had a history teacher who taught us a lot about the Cold War. You had these examples of countries where the government had tried to manage the economy really intensely, and it ended up being bad for the citizens there. I found myself beginning to lean more right on economic issues. -Kristen Soltis Anderson

We're very much perfectionists, so when we're putting on a huge show and want to play to the best of ability, we rehearse intensely. And I have a guitar pretty much in my hand for at least five hours before doing a show. I'm just noodling and mucking around and working on some of the songs here and there. -Synyster Gates

My love for my wife Roya is so intense that I gave up alcohol. My love for my father was so great that when he made me promise him that I'd lose weight, I did and lost 167 kg.! -Adnan Sami

Reason why we've lasted so long is we write music; we get very intense. We go away from each other, do our own thing, and then we get back together. -Mike McCready

We have an energy about us that's so unique and so intense, and it's because of how much power we have in us as individuals, being confident, harnessing that power, and wanting to share that with other women. -Lauren Jauregui

I know that sounds almost horribly cheesy, but that is what has to happen if you're gonna make a relationship work for a long time: You have to keep learning new things that are interesting about this person or having them catch you off guard and have these little moments of intense appreciation. -Andy Grammer

My dad is amazing: he taught me everything I know about sales. He volunteered to be the Girl Scout cookie mom and gave everybody sales quotas, and basically, every girl went home crying because he was super intense. -Elizabeth Chambers

Immediately surrounding the tranquil eye is the most violent part of the hurricane: the eye wall. The most intense wind speeds at the surface are found there. -Ginger Zee

Live life intensely – I've always believed in that. -Stephen A. Schwarzman

In India, you need to look intense to be classified a good cricketing brain. -Gautam Gambhir

I am an intense person on the field. I always want to win, as it matters to me a lot. That's why I never like to lose the focus or intensity. -Gautam Gambhir

I train to quite an intense level because Formula 1 is so physical – the G-forces, the demands on your body. Your heart rate is 150, 160 through the whole race. On qualifying lap, your heart rate can be up to 180, 190, under tough conditions. -Lewis Hamilton

I love playing intense characters. -Barun Sobti

I do a lot of weight training, and my workouts are intense, which include cardios, core body workouts, and functional training. -Karan Patel

I was not a punk rocker, absolutely not, but I certainly knew quite a lot of them, and I definitely went to the Mab – it was raw, interesting intense scene, so I was very drawn to it, but I was a total outsider. -Jennifer Egan

I am never worried that I'm not gonna get my work done. I was the kid who got straight As and was a little too intense in school. Like, I am a perfectionist, and I am going to sit at the front of the class with my hand raised. -Shonda Rhimes

I get very intense: I get to the show five hours early. If we're on at 8 P.M., I'm there at 3 in the afternoon. -Meat Loaf

Before the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, Jewish leaders were intent on discovering and laying claim to their heritage in the region. They took an intense interest in archaeology, embarking on quests to bring significant items of Judaica to Palestine. -Ronen Bergman

Even though intense focus on Iran's nuclear program has presumably increased the volume of intelligence gathered about it, it remains true that intelligence officers tend to rely heavily on a few trusted sources. -Ronen Bergman

My talent before singing is being able to interpret and understand my emotions. I've felt pain and felt it intensely, so every time I sing, I revisit it. -Bibi Bourelly

I meet a lot of people after shows, and I have to say it's pretty intense. -Frankie Cosmos

I find the pressure to be funny when you're being interviewed live – quite intense. -Julian Barratt

As a teenager, you're still discovering who you are, what your life is about, and who you want to be as a person. It's very intense. -Kaya Scodelario

'Southcliffe' is extremely dark. It's an extremely depressing, intense story, but the shoot was like being at Disneyland. It was unbelievably different from what we were filming. -Kaya Scodelario

Performing a song is intense. When I see people connecting, it makes it all worthwhile. -Sharon Van Etten

Noveller make soundscapes that are creepy, ethereal, really beautiful and all over the place. They can be intense, dark, and groovy but also dreamlike and happy. -Sharon Van Etten

Koreans love to dance; they love to sing. If you actually know Koreans, you see how absurd the stereotype of the 'Asian robot' is. They love to laugh – they're very affectionate. Maybe because of their history of oppression, when they feel you are part of their tribe, they are intensely loyal. I love that about Koreans! -Min Jin Lee

In my junior year of high school, I went to a boarding school for the arts: a school called the Governor's School for The Arts and Humanities. It was basically a mini-Juilliard – an intense training conservatory for the arts. -Teyonah Parris

My kind of work is very intense. The trouble with me is that I completely fling myself into it. I get giddy. I get terrible crushes on jobs. -Maxine Peake

I think baseball represents something closer to our experience. There's no clock in baseball; it's not over until it's over. It's like life in that there are prolonged periods of boredom and monotony, punctuated by intense moments of excitement and sometimes terror. -Bennett Miller

Some black women hug me and walk away. A lot of black men talk about dating white women and how they've been there, too. People open up about their racial experiences. I feel like I'm a walking therapy session. It's quite intense. But it means a lot to people. -Daniel Kaluuya

Just the little bit that I've learned about Judaism, I didn't realize how, dare I say, intense that religion is as far as all of the things that you have to know and remember and the ritualism of it. -Ato Essandoh

For me, some of the most intense creativity comes when something has to change for technical or design reasons, and you're trying to find a way to make it fit the fiction. -Richard K. Morgan

Anytime you're in fear for your life, it's intense. -Jason Clarke

You must take care of your family, respect the music, and work intensely. Health and family come first, and then you can make much better music. -Andris Nelsons

The competitive pressure to produce, buy, and sell to our global multi-national companies is so intense that contractors in supply chains are motivated to pay low wages, intensify exploitative conditions, keep workers fearful with insecure work contracts, or simply sack workers who have formed a union to fight back. -Sharan Burrow

Even if trolley problems were a realistic concern for AVs, it is not clear what, if anything, regulators or companies developing AVs should do about them. The trolley problem is an intensely debated thought experiment precisely because there isn't a consensus on what should be done. -Karl Iagnemma

I have a pretty intense work ethic. If something's not done, I cannot let go until I get it done. -Emily V. Gordon

My parents met during their time at Cal Berkeley while they were both on the gymnastics team. Due to their intense gymnastics background, I started doing 'Mommy and Me' classes when I was 2 years old. -Sam Mikulak

Our church was a very spiritual church, and we were a very chosen people. The body was small, but the spirit was intense and very evident to anyone who passed by or came in. -Marvin Gaye

I was one of those girls people called 'intense.' -Mitski

We tend to intensely scout an area and then use our imaginations to make the best use of the geography. -Joe Russo

We like mature storytelling. We like dramatic storytelling. We like intense storytelling. -Anthony Russo

Winning the BBC Music Sound Of 2016 poll has left me feeling pretty stunned at the end of one of the most emotionally and physically intense years of my life. -Jack Garratt

I remember my first actual intense breakout was when I was 13, and I no clue what to do because I hadn't dealt with anything in that large of a scale ever before. -Yara Shahidi

A regular workout for me is 30 minutes of intense cardio followed by lifting weights. -Nina Agdal

I was a very forward kid. Quite intense. I'd walk right up to you and say, 'How are you? My name's Jack.' -Jack Reynor

The first Knightfall story is four issues, and it is extremely focused and intense. People who have read, say, the 'Cats In the Cradle' arc in 'Secret Six' will get some idea of the primal tone of this story. It doesn't let up at all, and it ends in a new place. -Gail Simone

I don't call myself a method actor, but the thing is, when you meet Reynolds Woodcock, who is always Reynolds Woodcock, you kind of are Alma, and you kind of become Alma all the time. I think after the first day, Vicky was going, 'Oh gosh.' It was so intense, and I couldn't understand why it was so intense. -Vicky Krieps

I like Rob Morgan in 'Mudbound.' Most of the attention being paid to this movie has focused on Rachel Morrison's cinematography and Mary J. Blige's stiff but intensely stoical performance. -Wesley Morris

With talent so stacked on a project like 'Proximity' and so many intense locations explored, it's almost impossible to showcase every highlight in the confines of one film. -Taylor Steele

When I started to do work outside of surfing, commercials where I needed to lead, I came out of my shell more, and I realised I wanted to create an environment that's fun because, a lot of time on shoots, people are so stressed and running behind the clock in an intense way. -Taylor Steele

It's one of those things that gets written off as humorous when you watch a child entertainer try to redefine themselves, but it can be an intense identity crisis. -Cole Sprouse

It's such an intense thing to make a film. -John Hillcoat

I can have a real long day; I can have a 14-hour day of intense work and then get home, and it's just me and TCM on into the night. -Michael McKean

The place we go as a band is a sort of samadhi, intensely emotional and not bound by self-thinking. And lyrically, one of the goals is to suggest that something is going on beyond what you can see. -Ed Kowalczyk

I think I would find being in Hollywood intense if I had more of a social life, but all I do is stay indoors with my sister and play with our puppy, watch movies. -Margaret Qualley

I can't even remember anything before Albee. There is this bursting love you feel, but it's so intense and so all-consuming. I've become one of those psychopath mothers who loves looking at my kid and being with my kid, and then, when he takes a nap, I'm just looking at videos and pictures of him on my phone. I'm obnoxious. -Katie Lowes

I cannot quantify the physics of friendships and do not know exactly how much intense pressure can be applied before these glittery, brittle bonds break. -Mary H.K. Choi

I don't see why you wouldn't cry when you're in an intense environment. -Louise Wilson

I'm a difficult person, sometimes, to work with because I'm so intense about this stuff sometimes, and I get focused in ways that I think can be overwhelming for me and also the people I work with, where I'll get so about every little bug in the thing, every little line. -Scott Snyder

Deciding together to have a child and sharing in child-rearing do not immunize a marriage. Indeed, collaborative couples can face other problems. They often embark on such an intense style of parenting that they end up paying less attention to each other. -Stephanie Coontz

You don't have to have angst to be an artist, but it's grist to the mill. If you want to explore the whole emotional spectrum in your work, it helps to have experienced intense emotions. -Cornelia Parker

I love what I do, and I work intensely. -Dinesh Paliwal

Leaders have to be intensely aware and be bold and flexible enough to adjust course ahead of impending changes. -Dinesh Paliwal

Theatre tends to be more metaphorical and intense, as you're locked in one room and focused on one thing. Television can hop around, and you need to invest in its naturalistic reality more. But I love writing both, precisely because they're so different. -Mike Bartlett

My high school experience – and I think a lot of people feel this way – was complicated and intense, and I learned a lot about female relationships during that time. -Taylor Louderman

The level of competition on 'Iron Chef' was very intense. In fact, I feel like the show provides chefs with a stamp of approval and in many ways lets them know that 'they've arrived.' It was a tough journey, to say the least, but in the end, it provided me with an example how hard work and persistence pays off. -Maneet Chauhan

As the Ebola virus continued to consume my patients, I witnessed the horror this disease visits upon its victims, the intense pain and humiliation of those who suffer with it. -Kent Brantly

I think people often think of me as very intense. I'm a congressman and all, but I'm actually very laid back. -Seth Moulton

I wish I could spend more time in Africa. I have this intense sense of complete relaxation and normality here. -Prince Harry

The whole notion of never growing up is incredibly intense and emotional. -John Tiffany

Globally, ride sharing is a very intense industry with a lot of money being thrown around. -Bhavish Aggarwal

It's a big criticism of Greenaway films that they are far too interested in formalism and not enough interested in notions of emotional content. It's a criticism I can fully understand from a public that has been brought up by Hollywood movies that demand intense emotional rapport. -Peter Greenaway

The real existential challenge is to live up to your fullest potential, along with living up to your intense sense of responsibility and to be honest to yourself about what you want. -Fei-Fei Li

Between the fictional Laura of the books and the even more heavily fictionalized girl of the TV show, we've tended to lose sight of the fact that Laura Ingalls Wilder was a real person who was complicated and intense. -Caroline Fraser

I grew up around a whole bunch of girls, and one thing I realized is what they had on their plate was very different than what I had on mine. The things girls are made to be responsible for is a heavy burden – take care of your younger siblings, do good in school, have some extracurriculars. The pressure is intense. -Jason Reynolds

It's the basic rule of musicals: Characters sing when their emotions become so intense that they can't do anything else. -Tom Kitt

Parenting advice is mostly useless because every family is uniquely its own; artistic advice is mostly useless because every artist works in their own way. Thus, figuring out how to balance the two has an intense specificity. -Rumaan Alam

With actors, I have very close, intense working relationships with actors in theater. -George C. Wolfe

I think, when you survive any intense experience, people try to moralize you; a lot of people just try to raise you high, and it's so not fair to you and to everybody else. -Clemantine Wamariya

I'm a pretty intense person at the racetrack, but when I'm not thinking about my race car or in the garage doing my job, I'm pretty laid back, and I like to be organized and do normal things. -Kevin Harvick

I went through a lot of pretty intense struggles in my life, through my head injury, whether it was mental or psychological. -Brady Jandreau

I love being involved with Brainfeeder. I would have never thought that it would have been such an intense involvement. -Thundercat

Once, every four years, you get an opportunity to compete in the Olympics. You have these six dives that decide whether you're an Olympic medallist or not, which is quite intense. -Tom Daley

I played acoustic guitar so intensely, for so long – for nine hours a day as a 10-year-old, writing songs through the night, on tour constantly from when I was 19 – that I destroyed my arms and shoulders in the process. -Mark Duplass

I know the world is pretty intense, but in my opinion, there's nothing more perilous than being a teenager and watching a raunchy comedy with your parents. -Phoebe Robinson

I'm just so intense when I fight, and I think a lot of fans love that. -Tito Ortiz

We run on the beach some days, and others, we run hills behind the gym. We also do several hours of grappling each week as mixed with some intense cardio in the ring. -Chuck Liddell

Love is intense, and sadness is intense. -Kurt Vile

The relationship between director and subject can become very intense. It's a bit like therapy, with lots of transferences going on. It's easy to feel guilty. -Kevin Macdonald

I wound up going to the Walnut Hill School for the Arts in Natick, which was a really life-changing experience that's still the most intense working environment I've ever been part of. Even now, as a professional actor, I've never once been held to the standards I was held to at my high school. -Barrett Wilbert Weed

I don't think we set out to make it the most intense 'Fosters' finale ever, but I kind of think that's what we ended up with. -Peter Paige

Creativity is always intense. -Neil Blumenthal

As an artist development platform, we've proven that all the work done behind the scenes at American Idol, along with surviving the rigors of the intense live shows, can properly prepare a winner for a real-world music career opportunity. -Scott Borchetta

When my disease nearly destroyed me in 2009, my doctors thought I'd be lucky to regain 80 percent of my cognitive abilities. When I was at my sickest, I couldn't read or write. I could barely walk on my own or groom myself. The disease felled me physically and mentally – robbing me, briefly but intensely, of my wits, my sanity, my memory, my self. -Susannah Cahalan

All early entrepreneurs fall prey to the same problem, which is everyone believes that if you are super intense in the beginning, work long hours, that you can create something quickly and that entrepreneurship is almost something that happens overnight. -Jennifer Hyman

Coming back to Dinosaur Jr. and actually writing songs for the band was really intense for me. -Lou Barlow

My brain is a pretty intense, wacky place, and that's kind of where Miranda lives. But that's why I like the rest of my life and my stuff to be more clean, white, and simple without a lot of clutter. -Colleen Ballinger

As far as Europa goes, Europa very likely has an ocean under its surface. In that regard, Europa and Enceladus are on equal par. But on Europa, the ocean is at least several kilometers under the surface, and the moon is bathed in an intense radiation field. -Carolyn Porco

Opera is a very stimulating place to work, and I believe it offers the most intense theatrical experience possible. -Robert Lepage

The meaning of art in a time of suffering, a time of war, is much more intense. People are more focused. -Haris Pasovic

I don't have synesthesia, but I think when music is really intense, it's almost like it's more than just hearing. If you're at a gig, and there's just something amazing going on, it's not really just hearing: it's more of a total body sense, isn't it? You get transported, and all your senses kind of join up. -Max Richter

This business is crazy-pants. We flit in and out of these fantasy worlds and these intense periods of work and camaraderie, and then it goes away, and you do it all over again. -Jessie Mueller

I had the opportunity to train with Natalie Portman for 'Black Swan,' and the program we created was intense and involved a lot of travel. -Mary Helen Bowers

In addition to intense workouts, you need to be mindful of what you are feeding your body in order to keep it looking trim and tight. -David Kirsch

Auditioning is like boxing: It keeps me hungry and intense, whether I get the part or not. -Mia Goth

One simply runs out of energy as you get old. One doesn't take on new tasks of exploration because it takes an extended period of intense thinking and working on it, and that becomes impractical. -Eugene Parker

My favorite diva is Dame Shirley Bassey from the U.K. I just love that every song she sings becomes crazy and intense with feeling. That's how I feel in my daily life. -Sasha Velour

'American Honey' takes you into the feelings of a girl travelling through the United States while giddily in love. You see modern America through her intense feelings. But again and again the film pulls the rug out from under your feet – scenes never play out as you expect. -Adam Curtis

Gravy Train!!!! damaged me because I don't think I will ever again experience something so intense and exciting. We were so young and pent up – and didn't care about anything else in the world. -Hunx

I would say the hardest part in the Latino world is approval from your parents. It's such an intense thing. -Manny MUA

I've definitely had the long stretches of time in my personal life where I've felt an intense loneliness and a desperation to feel something real and to have something that truly meant something in my life. -Brett Gelman

I love intense, deep-tissue massages. Any kind of foot massage, body massage, I'm into it. -Karrueche Tran

One time, I went bodysurfing in St. Bart's with a friend. The waves were so intense, and my body was just getting torn up by them. But it was so freeing… but also I'm never doing that again. -Lana Condor

After Hurricane Sandy, my family and I stayed in our apartment in lower Manhattan before things normalized. We're lucky enough to live on a bit of high ground, so we weren't flooded… but it was intense. Since there was no light, water, or electricity, I spent a lot of time playing acoustic guitar in the evenings. -Lee Ranaldo

I have an intense personality, and a lot of the qualities that the Ultimate Warrior had still apply to my everyday life. -The Ultimate Warrior

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