Best Quotes About Leaving

When I die, I'm leaving my body to science fiction. -Steven Wright

Art is the only way to run away without leaving home. -Twyla Tharp

Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials. -Lin Yutang

I was right not to be afraid of any thief but myself, who will end by leaving me nothing. -Katherine Anne Porter

When I remember my family, I always remember their backs. They were always indignantly leaving places. -John Cheever

For me, the card catalog has been a companion all my working life. To leave it is like leaving the house one was brought up in. -Barbara W. Tuchman

Watching foreign affairs is sometimes like watching a magician; the eye is drawn to the hand performing the dramatic flourishes, leaving the other hand – the one doing the important job – unnoticed. -David K. Shipler

I'm leaving the screen because I don't think I am very good in the pictures and I have this beautiful dream that I'm elegant on the stage. -Helen Hayes

I'm leaving because the weather is too good. I hate London when it's not raining. -Groucho Marx

This man is freed from servile bands, Of hope to rise, or fear to fall; Lord of himself, though not of lands, And leaving nothing, yet hath all. -Lord Byron

Life has a way of setting things in order and leaving them be. Very tidy, is life. -Jean Anouilh

There are souls in this world which have the gift of finding joy everywhere and of leaving it behind them when they go. -Jean Paul

False friends are like our shadow, keeping close to us while we walk in the sunshine, but leaving us the instant we cross into the shade. -Christian Nestell Bovee

Often we can help each other most by leaving each other alone; at other times we need the hand-grasp and the word of cheer. -Elbert Hubbard

Imagination is not something apart and hermetic, not a way of leaving reality behind; it is a way of engaging reality. -Irving Howe

Good writers are in the business of leaving signposts saying, Tour my world, see and feel it through my eyes; I am your guide. -Larry King

I always arrive late at the office, but I make up for it by leaving early. -Charles Lamb

Poetry is the opening and closing of a door, leaving those who look through to guess about what is seen during the moment. -Carl Sandburg

Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier. -Mother Teresa

I remember leaving the hospital – thinking, 'Wait, are they going to let me just walk off with him? I don't know beans about babies! I don't have a license to do this.' We're just amateurs. -Anne Tyler

Spring beckons! All things to the call respond; the trees are leaving and cashiers abscond. -Ambrose Bierce

I don't really know what is shocking. When you tell the story of a man who is beheaded, you have to show how they cut off his head. If you don't, it's like telling a dirty joke and leaving out the punch line. -Roman Polanski

To aid life, leaving it free, however, that is the basic task of the educator. -Maria Montessori

If George W. Bush is elected president, I'm leaving for France. -Robert Altman

I'm proof against that word failure. I've seen behind it. The only failure a man ought to fear is failure of cleaving to the purpose he sees to be best. -George Eliot

A person who has not done one half his day's work by ten o clock, runs a chance of leaving the other half undone. -Emily Bronte

The myths have always condemned those who 'looked back.' Condemned them, whatever the paradise may have been which they were leaving. Hence this shadow over each departure from your decision. -Dag Hammarskjold

In a bad marriage, friends are the invisible glue. If we have enough friends, we may go on for years, intending to leave, talking about leaving – instead of actually getting up and leaving. -Erica Jong

Thanks be to God. Since my leaving the drinking of wine, I do find myself much better, and do mind my business better, and do spend less money, and less time lost in idle company. -Samuel Pepys

Dear World, I am leaving because I am bored. I feel I have lived long enough. I am leaving you with your worries in this sweet cesspool. Good luck. -George Sanders

Whatever you do, do it with all your might. Work at it, early and late, in season and out of season, not leaving a stone unturned, and never deferring for a single hour that which can be done just as well now. -P. T. Barnum

It's impossible to move, to live, to operate at any level without leaving traces, bits, seemingly meaningless fragments of personal information. -William Gibson

We are the second oldest state in the Union because too many of our young people are leaving Pennsylvania. They are leaving Pennsylvania behind for opportunities elsewhere. -Ed Rendell

Real leadership means tackling tough problems ourselves and not leaving them to our children. -Jon Kyl

Many health care providers, particularly physicians in rural and urban areas, are leaving the Government programs because of inadequate reimbursement rates. -Ron Wyden

The true measure of a career is to be able to be content, even proud, that you succeeded through your own endeavors without leaving a trail of casualties in your wake. -Alan Greenspan

He puts his right hand lightly on the cup, I put my left, leaving the right free to transcribe, and away we go. We get, oh, 500 to 600 words an hour. Better than gasoline. -James Merrill

I'm a catalyst for change. You can't be an outsider and be successful over 30 years without leaving a certain amount of scar tissue around the place. -Rupert Murdoch

I'm proud of the fact that I made my way in life very rigorously. I was a bit too stubborn when it came to certain things, which was unnecessary, like getting independent from and leaving Germany. -Thomas Kretschmann

Caring about others, running the risk of feeling, and leaving an impact on people, brings happiness. -Harold Kushner

Good-bye. I am leaving because I am bored. -George Sanders

A certain recluse, I know not who, once said that no bonds attached him to this life, and the only thing he would regret leaving was the sky. -Kenko Yoshida

It really comes down to the fact that, because I was perceived as a bad guy for leaving the show, I think people were rooting against the movies. That was really unfortunate. -David Caruso

I got a job immediately after leaving high school; I was lucky – three dollars a week and all I could eat, working on a vegetable truck. -Ernest Borgnine

Immortality is to live your life doing good things, and leaving your mark behind. -Brandon Lee

Social topics may hit too close to home for people, but then again, if you pull a heartstring, then that's what country music is. It's not just songs about getting drunk and leaving your girl. -Kenny Chesney

You must show him, by leaving him severely alone. -Charles Stewart Parnell

Quite casually I wander into my plot, poke around with my characters for a while, then amble off, leaving no moral proved and no reader improved. -Thorne Smith

There are all these scripts where the women, if they're working, are prostitutes and lawyers with an angry streak who'll kill you. It's a reaction to women leaving their men and men being angry about it and saying it on some subconscious level. -Parker Posey

Everything you want in life has a price connected to it. There's a price to pay if you want to make things better, a price to pay just for leaving things as they are, a price for everything. -Harry Browne

I didn't worry about leaving the fast lane – I was just so consumed with my baby that it seemed like the right thing to do. I never felt like I left New York, though. If you've lived in a place and loved it, you never feel like you left it. -Sissy Spacek

I believe that before anybody makes the journey to the other side, we have to know on a soul level that we are leaving, whether it's an accident or illness, and we prepare ourselves to a certain degree that we won't be there in the future. -John Edward

After leaving law school, I intentionally said that I never wanted to hold a job more than six years. -Alphonso Jackson

Sure I'm leaving the Bee Gees. I'm going into films. -Barry Gibb

She's leaving when the president has one of the highest approval ratings on record. From here, it can only go down. And when it does, you know who they're going to blame. They're gonna blame Andy Card! -Andrew Card

All changes are more or less tinged with melancholy, for what we are leaving behind is part of ourselves. -Amelia Barr

I'm not one of those James Joyce intellectuals who can stand back and look at the whole edifice… It was a slow process for me to just crawl out of it, like a snake leaving his skin behind. -Frank McCourt

Individuality is the aim of political liberty. By leaving the citizen as much freedom of action and of being as comports with order and the rights of others, the institutions render him truly a freeman. He is left to pursue his means of happiness in his own manner. -James Fenimore Cooper

I take what I see work. I'm a strict believer in the scientific principle of believing nothing, only taking the best evidence available at the present time, interpreting it as best you can, and leaving your mind open to the fact that new evidence will appear tomorrow. -Adam Osborne

I always liked the story of Noah's Ark and the idea of starting anew by rescuing the things you like and leaving the rest behind. -Zach Braff

I prefer leaving things to the market as much as possible. -Dorothy Denning

However, leaving everything to the market is not necessarily good for society. -Dorothy Denning

It was the best job I ever had. I just left because my whole team was leaving and the new guys were coming. -Victoria Jackson

I don't want to see anyone leaving single tonight. I want everyone to leave impregnated. -Joel Madden

When the media defines something, you have to question: Is it the definition that you want applied to your culture? I'm trying to determine who's leaving the legacy, and if the legacy that is being left is a positive one. -Tim Reid

At thirteen, when I arrived in Hong Kong after leaving China, I made a living by working in a restaurant. -Martin Yan

I still that that movie-goers like the experience of leaving their homes and going to have a communal experience, especially in comedies or interactive things where you can get an audience reaction to. -Jerry Bruckheimer

Without sounding pompous, I really do feel that I have a set of standards that I must adhere to, even leaving aside considerations of what the readers expect. -Jonathan Kellerman

I felt like I was betraying my family. But I knew that trying to explain my emotions in a movie like this was more important than leaving them unspoken. -John Robinson

It's been a rollercoaster ride. There have been some great moments and some low points… like when I was leaving Stax. That's when I actually thought of getting out of the business. -William Bell

The tragedy of 9/11 galvanised the American superpower into action, leaving us in Europe divided in its wake. -Douglas Hurd

It sustained me… I can't tell you how much their support meant to me when I was leaving and coming back and even while I was gone, there was a part of me that knew people were pulling for me. -Alice Barrett

What we are effectively doing, I say this to the young people of America whom my colleagues represent, is leaving our children and grandchildren the tab for fighting a war, letting them pay for the lion's share of it by simply adding it to the national debt. -John Spratt

So it really does have a sort of bittersweet quality. Kids like to have adventures and to believe they can fly, but there's also that fear about people leaving you. -Cathy Rigby

I told them if were going to do it were going to do it right, I'm not leaving 'til it's done. My wife, child and I slept in the studio. We cut these raw. -Dick Dale

I watched myself put my paw in the bear trap on that one because there was this clause about leaving members. -Elliott Smith

It often happens that when a person possesses a particular ability to an extraordinary degree, nature makes up for it by leaving him or her incompetent in every other department. -Robert Shea

A fear of the unknown keeps a lot of people from leaving bad situations. -Kathie Lee Gifford

In providing this $5,000 tax credit for those purchasing rural homes, we're offering an important incentive to encourage people to live in smaller communities – and perhaps even stay in a community they might be considering leaving. -John M. McHugh

With nearly all students leaving public high school having taken some vocational education, this bill continues to provide communities with the funding necessary to give students an edge on career training. -John M. McHugh

In our society leaving baby with Daddy is just one step above leaving the kids to be raised by wolves or apes. -Al Roker

Check bags are fun. I just make sure there won't be anything illegal in my check bag which is forbidden at a cabin of a plane. Just leaving things like scissors and such out of my carry-on things in order to avoid troubles with some certain airline, y'know. -Kerry King

We were the victims of the new producer but what annoyed me was they told the press we were leaving before us. -Louise Jameson

As we were leaving the Huron camp, it was awkward filming. I think that the Huron watching us was there to create tension – maybe we wouldn't get out. Nothing complicated. -Madeleine Stowe

I should have been trying to build a career, rather than leaving it in the hands of somebody else. -Ray Walston

It seems like a totally gratuitous myth to tell people a giant rabbit comes round at night leaving candy in a haphazard way around the house… and the cover shows the bunny caught in the act. -Todd Rundgren

I hate leaving home. I love what I do, but I'd love to go home every night. -Charlie Watts

We stand our best chance of leaving a legacy to those who want to learn, our children, by standing firm. In matters of style, hey, swing with the stream. But in matters of principle, you need to stand like a rock. -Kevin Costner

I believe it's time to put our best ideas on the table and work toward a bipartisan solution, with the single goal of leaving the Social Security system stronger than we found it. -Chris Chocola

I think the aim – and certainly the aim of what I've tried to do since leaving – is not political and certainly not a witch hunt at individuals. It's to try to direct our attention at what I believe is a fundamental fault analysis that we must now examine. -David Kay

And I remember leaving my place in L.A. and – my father is a big fight fan – and I said, 'Dad, I got a couple of days off and I'm getting ready to go to Houston to sign to fight Muhammad Ali. -Wilt Chamberlain

I'm a teenager, but I'm independent – I have my own apartment, I have my own life. And I think I have learned more than any of those teenagers have in school. I learned to be responsible, leaving my family and coming here alone. -Adriana Lima

Roman's wife Sharon Tate had been murdered by Charles Manson the year before, but Roman had been through so much leaving the Warsaw ghetto that he was very strong and private. -Francesca Annis

The mistake that was made was, of course, leaving Saddam in charge of affairs over there. -John Dingell

Memory, so complete and clear or so evasive, has to be ended, has to be put aside, as if one were leaving a chapel and bringing the prayer to an end in one's head. -Harold Brodkey

The women's movement will present a growing threat to patriarchal religion less by attacking it than by simply leaving it behind. -Carol P. Christ

If we keep on ignoring and leaving children to their own devices at home, they become latchkey kids, and trust me, the consequences of that are not good. -Eric Braeden

I feel that I'm leaving Williamstown too early, but I'd rather leave too early than too late. -Michael Ritchie

As to the war with Japan, the President had already received my memorandum in general as to the possibility of getting a substantial unconditional surrender from Japan which I had written before leaving Washington and which he had approved. -Henry L. Stimson

After I had gone through this matter with the President I told him of my condition of health and that my doctors felt that I must take a complete rest and that I thought that that meant leaving the Department finally in a short time. -Henry L. Stimson

We set up a beta site, a test site, with movie, music and book reviews. If you're reading them and you want to buy a book or a ticket for a movie that's reviewed on the site, you can do that without leaving our site. -Jay Chiat

I was leaving probably one of the greatest organizations in hte world at that time for what was probably one of the least like, and, by God, this is America. -Curt Flood

I can't see myself leaving the club I grew up supporting… it's one of those things, the money's great but I still get paid reasonably well from the Lions and at the end of the day I think job satisfaction is the No.1 priority and I just love it up here. -Jonathan Brown

Michael Eisner let it be known last week that he had no intention of leaving the entertainment business once he steps down as CEO of Disney in October. -Peter Bart

When we parted I had written everything for the group. My leaving sort of evened things out within the group. -Syd Barrett

Many of the Iroquois and Huron houses were of similar construction, the partitions being at the sides only, leaving a wide passage down the middle of the house. -Francis Parkman

It was as though all my hostilities, anxieties, and conflicts were in one ball that was flying away into space, farther from me all the time, leaving me content with myself. -Bobby Darin

We take our children everywhere we go. I don't believe in having them and then leaving them to someone else to bring up. -Jayne Mansfield

A blank wall of social and professional antagonism faces the woman physician that forms a situation of singular and painful loneliness, leaving her without support, respect or professional counsel. -Elizabeth Blackwell

Cows, after leaving the low lands near the coast, are found to be plentiful everywhere, and to produce milk in small quantities, from which butter is made. -John Hanning Speke

I really enjoy squeezing out a big lump of paint directly onto the canvas and leaving it; fresh, immediate and sometimes shocking. -John Dyer

Here the Frenchman, Spaniard, and Englishman all passed, leaving each his legend; and a brilliant and more or less feudal civilization with its aristocracy and slaves has departed with the economic system upon which it rested. -Hervey Allen

With the help of a friend I got father into a wagon, when the crowd had gone. I held his head in my lap during the ride home. I believed he was mortally wounded. He had been stabbed down through the kidneys, leaving an ugly wound. -Buffalo Bill

I don't have a big thing about leaving my mark or being historic. -Fiona Apple

It sounds mercenary and it smacks of rats leaving the sinking ship. But get real, when everyone is bailing out, you don't want to be the last man standing. -Robbie Fowler

I had looked forward so eagerly to leaving the horrible place, yet when my release came and I knew that God's sunlight was to be free for me again, there was a certain pain in leaving. -Nellie Bly

And so we were asleep there in San Diego. And our pilot called us. And his brother was on one of the other planes. And when he was leaving the airport, he saw in his rear view mirror that there was an explosion. -Reba McEntire

Like anyone who goes to college, you're leaving a familiar surrounding and a comfortable environment and your friends and everything, and you're starting fresh. It can be pretty daunting. -Jason Biggs

If the Internet teaches us anything, it is that great value comes from leaving core resources in a commons, where they're free for people to build upon as they see fit. -Lawrence Lessig

That's why I ended up leaving school – because it required so much time, and it was such an excellent idea. I figured I would regret not going full force with this idea. It seemed we could make something of it. -Shawn Fanning

I don't see the point in signing on to do something and then leaving. -Scott Speedman

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

I think my attitude to human beings has changed since leaving prison. -Jeffrey Archer

Well I think after leaving prison, and having written three diaries about life in prison, it became a sort of a new challenge to write another novel, to write a new novel. -Jeffrey Archer

We went down for pilot season, I got Full House, and we wound up never leaving. -Marla Sokoloff

My son is not wild about going back to Iraq, but he'd sure rather do that than sacrifice all that he and his fellow soldiers have accomplished by leaving too early and inviting chaos. -Kit Bond

When we arrived in London, my sadness at leaving Paris was turned into despair. After my long stay in the French capital, huge, ponderous, massive London seemed to me as ugly a thing as man could contrive to make. -James Weldon Johnson

Ever since I've left, I've been doing nothing but this film and traveling, promoting and doing festivals. So the good thing is that I'm not sitting around pining over whether I made the right choice in leaving. I'm moving and grooving. -Eriq La Salle

I remember being infuriated from the top of my head to the tip of my toes the first time a screen was put around Bob Carter and me on a train leaving Washington in the 1940s. -Constance Baker Motley

The state of my poor boy's health prevents me from leaving home for a night. -Edward Irving

Skyrocketing insurance premiums are debilitating our Nation's health care delivery system and liability insurers are either leaving the market or raising rates to excessive levels. -Jim Ryun

I'm leaving. I'm doing five episodes this year, then I'll be headed out. -Dule Hill

I'm leaving because I want to spend more time with my wife in Chicago. -Bill Lipinski

Beauty is the disinterested one, without which the ancient world refused to understand itself, a word which both imperceptibly and yet unmistakably has bid farewell to our new world, a world of interests, leaving it to its own avarice and sadness. -Hans Urs von Balthasar

You see so many artists who are so talented end up living sad, empty lives. This industry takes so much out of you that without the accountability and leaving God in the center, you can be left so empty and void. -Stacie Orrico

Not that we didn't have close relationships with our parents – I'm very close to my mom – but parents didn't think anything of going off for a few weeks and leaving their kids. -Candice Bergen

My last son is leaving to go to college; my grandchildren are being born. My mother is living with me. -Sally Field

My father leaving the family shaped who I was and how I looked at the world. By the same token, my father telling me fairy tales that he had made up shaped me profoundly, too. -Kate DiCamillo

I thought about that the other day after I went to the grocery store and had to sign fifteen autographs before leaving. On one hand, it's just so flattering. On the other hand, sometimes it would be nice to get the bread and leave, you know? -Clay Aiken

Journey with me to a true commitment to our environment. Journey with me to the serenity of leaving to our children a planet in equilibrium. -Paul Tsongas

When I was leaving I kind of felt a little bit sad, because I made some friends down in skid row. -Pras Michel

The country has been of better character since leaving the Buttes than E. of them, but has now a very fertile appearance. This may be said to begin about the 3rd crossing of Milk R of the line. -George Mercer Dawson

Finishing a good book is like leaving a good friend. -William Feather

I been a long time leaving but I'm going to be a long time gone. -Willie Nelson

Thank you for leaving us alone but giving us enough attention to boost our egos. -Mick Jagger

No individual has any right to come into the world and go out of it without leaving behind him distinct and legitimate reasons for having passed through it. -George Washington Carver

I don't know about Brad Pitt leaving that beautiful woman to go hold orphans for Angelina. I mean how long is that going to last? -Michael Douglas

I am leaving the town to the invaders: increasingly numerous, mediocre, dirty, badly behaved, shameless tourists. -Brigitte Bardot

One swallow does not make a summer, but one skein of geese, cleaving the murk of March thaw, is the Spring. -Aldo Leopold

Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it. -Marian Wright Edelman

When you do something, you should burn yourself up completely, like a good bonfire, leaving no trace of yourself. -Shunryu Suzuki

As we had no part of our will on our entrance into this life, we should not presume to any on our leaving it, but soberly learn to will which He wills. -William Drummond

If death meant just leaving the stage long enough to change costume and come back as a new character, would you slow down? Or speed up? -Chuck Palahniuk

I know that I am leaving the winning side for the losing side, but it is better to die on the losing side than to live under Communism. -Whittaker Chambers

A man builds a house in England with the expectation of living in it and leaving it to his children; we shed our houses in America as easily as a snail does his shell. -Harriet Beecher Stowe

There must be possible a fiction which, leaving sociology and case histories to the scientists, can arrive at the truth about the human condition, here and now, with all the bright magic of the fairy tale. -Ralph Ellison

A lot of girls annoy me who go to university – one girl told me she was going to Oxford because it was something to do between leaving school and getting married. And I've got to pay for that being an income tax payer. -Jeffrey Bernard

Mr. Van Buren, your friends may be leaving you but my friends never leave me. -Andrew Jackson

I did not like leaving them when they were little or big. You have to have priorities regarding what you will allow to take you away from your kid. -Kate Hudson

The fatal metaphor of progress, which means leaving things behind us, has utterly obscured the real idea of growth, which means leaving things inside us. -Gilbert K. Chesterton

When our vices leave us, we like to imagine it is we who are leaving them. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

There's a trick to the Graceful Exit. It begins with the vision to recognize when a job, a life stage, a relationship is over – and to let go. It means leaving what's over without denying its value. -Ellen Goodman

However painful the process of leaving home, for parents and for children, the really frightening thing for both would be the prospect of the child never leaving home. -Robert Neelly Bellah

Wit – the salt with which the American humorist spoils his intellectual cookery by leaving it out. -Ambrose Bierce

We're leaving the House to people who either were born with a silver spoon in their mouth… or couldn't get better jobs in the first place. -Jerry Lewis

It would be immoral to walk away from the consequences of our actions, leaving behind anarchy and civil war in Iraq. -Kenneth Clarke

No, I don't have any problems leaving disappointments behind. I've had lots of good days at golf and a few disappointments, so you never know what's around the corner. -Lee Westwood

When my dad divorced my mom it was kind of like him leaving me also. -Nicole Richie

We're not leaving here without Buster, man. Leave no crash-test dummy behind! -Adam Savage

I used to be and I still am into psychology. I would like to be able to pursue something like that, but I don't know. The older I've gotten, the more endearing this business has become and I can't really imagine leaving it. -Lindsey Shaw

Salad bars are like a restaurant's lungs. They soak up the impurities and bacteria in the environment, leaving you with much cleaner air to enjoy. -Douglas Coupland

I believe in just enriching the economy. And we're leaving so much on the table, 72 percent of the planet. -Robert Ballard

For a few years, more people have been leaving our country than entering it. Wherever it is possible, we must lower the entry hurdles for those who bring the country forward. -Angela Merkel

There are rumors that we want to move back to the U.K., but we're so happy in America I actually can't see us ever leaving… People ask me how long it took to adapt. Twenty minutes. -Victoria Beckham

If my world were to cave in tomorrow, I would look back on all the pleasures, excitements and worthwhilenesses I have been lucky enough to have had. Not the sadness, not my miscarriages or my father leaving home, but the joy of everything else. It will have been enough. -Audrey Hepburn

Magneto has a whole lot of complexity to him. Emotionally, he's coming from a very damaged place. I like the ambivalence of it. I want the audience leaving the theater wondering, asking the questions themselves rather than being spoon-fed like a lot of these super-villain characters. -Michael Fassbender

I feel bad for the kids that are in school right now and the young people all across America who don't realize that the grownups who are supposed to be running this country are the verge of leaving them as the first generation of Americans worse off than the generation before. -Marco Rubio

I've been thinking a lot about space. It was one of those slow-motion realisations how little we are, how far we are from everything else in our solar system. This idea of distance started kind of haunting me. How do you go forth and accomplish things but not end up leaving everything you started out with in the dust? -Regina Spektor

Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. -Steve Jobs

I'm moving on. I should have made that clear when I made the announcement. I guess I wasn't clear. If people think you're leaving a show after all these years, you might be retiring. So I understand where they're coming from, but I should have impressed the fact that I hope I'm just moving on right now. -Regis Philbin

It's great to have the freedom to enjoy your work and not feel like you're leaving your other life behind. -Anna Paquin

Due to irresolvable personality conflicts as well as musical differences, I am permanently leaving the band Audioslave. I wish the other three members nothing but the best in all of their future endeavours. -Chris Cornell

I had six silly tattoos done when I was young and I bitterly regret them. I've thought about laser surgery, but that leaves a scar, so I'm just leaving them. -Andre Benjamin

I'm leaving the game of hockey with nothing but great memories. -Joe Sakic

Conservatism is not about leaving people behind. Conservatism is about empowering people to catch up, to give them the tools at their disposable that make it possible for them to access all the hope, all the promise, all the opportunity that America offers. And our programs to help them should reflect that. -Marco Rubio

I think it's often discussed that leaving the Euro is an option for Greece. I think this is really not an option. -Lucas Papademos

Life in LA is not lying in the sun for months. It is having a 4pm meeting and leaving at noon to sit in traffic for four hours. It's not glam. -Billy Boyd

I am not leaving twitter. If the mindless few defeat the thoughtful majority we are all doomed. -Gary Lineker

If your access to health care involves your leaving work and driving somewhere and parking and waiting for a long time, that's not going to promote healthiness. -Larry Page

When I was deputy chairman I could travel from Glasgow to Edinburgh without leaving Tory land. In a two-week period I covered every constituency in which we had an MP. There were 14. Now we have only one. We appear to have given up. -Jeffrey Archer

I feel it's the best thing that could have happened for me, leaving the Braves so I could go to another team that would give me more of a chance to play like with the Marlins. -Danny Bautista

All in all, I think Kazan is Russia's sportiest city after Moscow, leaving all the others far behind. -Marat Safin

Who can't relate to the idea of leaving one chapter behind and moving on to the next? -Mike Shinoda

Getting up to dance to your own stuff looks pretty pretentious. And leaving the dancefloor when it comes on is just awkward. -Sophie Ellis-Bextor

I hope that I'm sexy in a different kind of way than I think that a lot of girls are right now. I think a lot of girls in the public eye, especially musical artists, are just kind of objectified a little bit and wearing super-skimpy outfits and leaving nothing to the imagination. -Emmy Rossum

The city of New Orleans showed America what it takes to rebuild a great place. We're all going together, and we're not leaving anybody behind. -Mitch Landrieu

My Food Network shows, 'Emeril Live' and 'Essence of Emeril,' are not in production right now, but I wouldn't say that I'm necessarily leaving Food Network. I have a lot of television still in me. I enjoy teaching people, so it's just a matter of time before I do something new. -Emeril Lagasse

The Chinese foreign ministry has said more than once that I am a free person. Did I do anything wrong by leaving my home? -Chen Guangcheng

The only thing harder than leaving show business is coming back. -Dave Chappelle

I am leaving because I have to fight simultaneously a potential recurrence of cancer the Democratic leadership, a health care bill that's going to destroy this country, my opposition to it and a belief that my party has become what it became – what it campaigned against. -Eric Massa

Good is somebody who delivered and allowed the company to overcome obstacles, without leaving a profound impact on its culture. Great is somebody who leads his company to achievements and performance and value that nobody was expecting it had. -Carlos Ghosn

I have this pet thing about how global communications are moving so fast now, throwing information at you, making everything available to you, and yet I feel it's leaving us more and more isolated. -Mike Rutherford

In the state of Alabama we have a significant number of illegal aliens that are leaving our state as occurred in Arizona after they got tough on illegal aliens. -Mo Brooks

I tell you very honestly, 1 billion percent, I have never regretted leaving Metallica. -Jason Newsted

One's teachers all belonged to that generation who were imperialists, and the whole narrative throughout my adolescence was of countries leaving the empire. I find it extraordinary that this purpose which drove how we viewed the world is now considered to be something that has no effect upon us. -Jeremy Paxman

I think in a way, you're doomed, once you can envision something. You're sort of doomed to make it happen. I've found that the moment I can envision leaving a relationship, that's usually the moment that the relationship starts to fall apart. -Chuck Palahniuk

I've always taught that a poor economy is the best opportunity for salespeople because the naysayers and grumblers have already given up, leaving more territory, more opportunities to be successful than in a good economy when virtually all salespeople are out there, giving it their best. -Zig Ziglar

My saddest decision in football was leaving Paul Gascoigne out of the 1998 World Cup finals. But he wasn't fit enough and once that decision is made, as a manager and a group of players, you forget about who isn't there and focus on the job. -Glenn Hoddle

As we begin to leave Afghanistan, are we fooling ourselves about what we are leaving behind or what we have promised the people of Afghanistan? Especially the women and girls? -Greta Van Susteren

The politics of partisanship and the resulting inaction and excuses have paralyzed decision-making, primarily at the federal level, and the big issues of the day are not being addressed, leaving our future in jeopardy. -Michael Bloomberg

Since Medicare is on track to go bankrupt in 2024, the de facto Obama Medicare plan is to rob it and watch it disappear, leaving future generations without any hope of receiving benefits and today's seniors with an unpredictable future. -Reince Priebus

So many people prefer to live in drama because it's comfortable. It's like someone staying in a bad marriage or relationship – it's actually easier to stay because they know what to expect every day, versus leaving and not knowing what to expect. -Ellen DeGeneres

The truth is in California you can't build a new manufacturing facility, and businesses are leaving in droves because of bad government policy. -Carly Fiorina

We live in grief for having left the womb, for having left the teat, then school, then home. In my case, it was leaving marriages, and the death of my wife. -William Shatner

It's very easy to say no to leaving the house. -William Shatner

Rural Americans want leaders who help middle-class communities to plan and prosper over the long-term – not opportunists who reap the rewards for themselves, leaving nothing for the people who do the sowing. -Tom Vilsack

Science fiction made me aware of how big and strange the universe was, leaving aside the whole question of aliens. -Ken MacLeod

There's not a long track record of people leaving professional sports to become a software developer. -Curt Schilling

I love leaving the house in a new outfit; I don't feel the pressure at all. -Alexandra Roach

I found leaving Manchester United very, very hard. -Eric Cantona

I don't like leaving my dog when I go to England and she is with me all the time. -Shirley MacLaine

It's very difficult leaving the house anytime with my baby at home. -Mariska Hargitay

There was a time when idealistic folksingers such as myself believed that Reality TV was a programming vogue that would peak and recede, leaving only its hardiest show-offs. Instead, it has metastasized like toxic mold, filling every nook and opening new crannies. -James Wolcott

Although it's difficult, if not impossible, to put a dollar value on the numerous services nature provides, leaving them out of economic calculations means they are often ignored. -David Suzuki

Lately, I'm spending more and more time working with non-rock musicians and leaving the mainstream – almost dissolving into another world, musically. -Robert Plant

A rescue mission doesn't involve going in and just taking a child and leaving. You can't just choose any child at random. Every kid has a case that is based on that child's original family. So, we made it over to a village, found the child; we were interacting with the child. -Jason Mraz

I always thought I wanted to play professionally, and I always knew that to do that I'd have to make a lot of sacrifices. I made sacrifices by leaving Argentina, leaving my family to start a new life. I changed my friends, my people. Everything. But everything I did, I did for football, to achieve my dream. -Lionel Messi

So when folks talk about the deficit and leaving the deficit for our children, we will never get out of debt had this country until people get back to work, until they have good-paying jobs, and in between times, we will not move this economy forward until we are helping people be able to keep going in this recession. -Debbie Stabenow

I am sorry to be leaving the BBC. I have enjoyed a fascinating seven years at the corporation and am particularly proud to have played a small part in the development of the BBC's Global News services, BBC World Service and BBC World. -Pauline Neville-Jones

In life, when stuff happens the instinct is to close off your heart. By leaving your heart open, it leaves room for someone else to come in. -Jane Seymour

I'm not comfortable leaving my house. If someone invites me over, I would go but it's not like I'm one to say, 'Hey, let's hang out at your house tonight.' -Courteney Cox

I really am disappointed when I run into people who are angry I'm leaving office. -Matt Gonzalez

Everyone in Hollywood thinks like a Republican fiscally by leaving town to shoot everything; they just don't vote that way. -Adam Carolla

It disturbs me when Obama says in the State of the Union address that he wants to make dropping out of school at 18 illegal, because people learn differently and before there are forms of learning for every type of person in the world, we shouldn't be condemned for leaving. -Ezra Miller

I see artists bored by light-without-heat, irked at gigantic galleries' pushing out art-as-product, leaving behind the over determined for the undetermined, guided by interior voices and bringing us out of a long tunnel to new blueness. -Jerry Saltz

I think part of being an adult is leaving the fairytale behind. -Rashida Jones

I dated a guy and he liked me but I didn't like him. I went through his wardrobe and cleaned out his house and got him to get a new car. He said to me, 'If I give you $10,000, will you find me my wife because I want someone like you?' And within a year, he got married. That was the first match that led to me leaving my corporate job. -Patti Stanger

I love the idea of leaving some of the original abstract thought in, because the problem is that when you pick up a pen you become a snob, your own worse critic. You edit yourself in a way that is non-creative. -Glen Hansard

At the time of independence in 1975, Mozambique was extremely poor. Many Portuguese residents abandoned the country, leaving only a handful of well-educated Mozambicans to try to run the country. -Henning Mankell

I'll make a horrible housewife. It's not like I'm disgusting, but I'm pretty bad about having a drink or eating something and then leaving the plate and rushing to go. -Camilla Luddington

My parents leaving a third world country to a first world country and building from nothing – that's really inspiring to me and it's influenced me in a positive way. -Melanie Fiona

One good thing about leaving daily journalism was that I was no longer obliged to read all the book prize short lists. -Annalena McAfee

My mom would be leaving the house and she'd say, 'Don't you pull out all of the old dresses in the attic and put on a show again!' And the door would close, and that's exactly what I'd do. The show was calling me! -Michael Patrick King

Around the holidays, or anytime I'm going on vacation, I try to bump up my cardio or lose a pound before leaving. -Stacy Keibler

The Old Firm clubs are not easy clubs to manage and sometimes I think frustration comes in that, in the end, make you happy to be leaving. -Walter Smith

I'd love to have First Lady Michelle Obama over and ask, 'How do you make your marriage work?' I think the president is sexy as all get-out, but he has got to get on her nerves some kind of way. He's this wonderful, powerful man, but she sees him leaving his socks on the floor. -Sherri Shepherd

I don't know how you can justify leaving any engagement behind in the social Web of 2011. -Gary Vaynerchuk

The first thing I ever invested in was Twitter. Blaine Cook, former CTO, was leaving the company and asked me if I wanted to buy his stock. -Gary Vaynerchuk

We have no intention of leaving the euro. In no way will we experiment with the future of our country. -Nicos Anastasiades

Most things in my life I had before leaving home. Values, support, great family. I was shaped at an early age. A musician playing guitar, I wanted to be a folk singer. -Sissy Spacek

The top priority is leaving no child behind. We want accountability in the system, and we want schools to recognize they have a responsibility to teach students. -Andrew Card

My most radical shift was leaving Intel and joining Google, a small startup at the time, even though I was pregnant. -Susan Wojcicki

The hardest thing about being a full time chef is leaving my work behind when I go home at night. I'll toss and turn about a menu item or forget to order produce and wake up at 4 A.M. in a cold sweat over some artichokes. -Alex Guarnaschelli

Like most women, I have days where I feel like today I'm not leaving the house – you know days where you've got a spot on your nose or when you've just got off a flight, eaten fish and chips and feel really bloated – that one happens a lot to me. -Lara Stone

I think change needs to be egoless. It's not about my leaving my fingerprints or a legacy. It's more important to be part of a process by rolling up your sleeves, being on the ground, initiating projects, starting campaigns – you know, building stuff. -Queen Rania of Jordan

I built the ideal house down in the Caribbean. All Englishmen dream of leaving the rain of England and getting a place in the sun – out in the grounds with separate guest houses; that is the ideal scenario. -Robin Leach

I care about my legacy that I'm leaving, not only for my fans, but for my wife and my children and my grandchildren. I want them to look back and say, 'He did it right and he stood up for what is right.' -Josh Turner

I have a very powerful sense of place, but I have a very powerful sense of being a migrant, so it's both. It seems like I'm always leaving my home. That's part of the formula. I love the Dominican Republic. I go back all the time. I love New Jersey. Go back all the time. -Junot Diaz

Even leaving aside government policy, whole industries are already making expensive changes around the perceived need to 'go green.' Al Gore and countless other prophets of global catastrophe are making megamillions pushing these expensive solutions. Schoolchildren around the globe are being frightened by tales of impending calamity. -Bradley A. Smith

I'm not creating an enigma or leaving mystery, I'm just respecting myself enough as an artist to give myself room to grow and not to be devoured all in one go. -Mika

I did not enjoy Cambridge. But I shouldn't blame Cambridge alone. I wasn't ready for university or for the wrench of leaving home. It was a big cultural shock. -Naomie Harris

I think me leaving Detroit shaped my style. Me leaving, going to New York, going to L.A. and seeing what they were doing there. I think that inspired me more than what people were doing back home. -Danny Brown

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

Your humble critic confesses that he has been wrestling with 'weight issues' since leaving college lo these, uh, several years ago, so it's hard to be receptive to the moralistic scolding and patronizing encouragement offered endlessly by the allegedly well-meaning. -Tom Shales

That was one of the most comfortable things about leaving baseball was to leave the environment. It's very much like a rock star existence – the nightlife, the hotels, lack of privacy… There's a lot of temptations out there. It was nice getting away from it. -Mike Schmidt

My favorite part about going to the gym used to be leaving. -Michael Cudlitz

Are we prepared to tolerate a world in which countries which care about morality lay down their nuclear weapons, leaving others to threaten the rest of the world or hold it to ransom? -Des Browne

Technology is supposed to make our lives easier, allowing us to do things more quickly and efficiently. But too often it seems to make things harder, leaving us with fifty-button remote controls, digital cameras with hundreds of mysterious features and book-length manuals, and cars with dashboard systems worthy of the space shuttle. -James Surowiecki

I don't have a problem with delegation. I love to delegate. I am either lazy enough, or busy enough, or trusting enough, or congenial enough, that the notion leaving tasks in someone else's lap doesn't just sound wise to me, it sounds attractive. -John Ortberg

I don't like leaving work behind. I hate the idea that something might be happening on the drawing board at home that I am going to miss. -Quentin Blake

The history of American women is all about leaving home – crossing oceans and continents, or getting jobs and living on their own. -Gail Collins

It was a precondition to leaving Facebook that I wasn't going to start something that was just about chasing money. -Dustin Moskovitz

Don't drag candidates through weeks of endless interviews. Don't flake out on interviews. At DeveloperAuction, we often have offer letters prepared in advance, so we can hand them to great candidates as they are leaving the office. -Matt Mickiewicz

There are orphans that can be cared for; but this some will not venture to undertake, for it brings them work more than they care to do, leaving them but little time to please themselves. -Ellen G. White

Finishing books – and leaving the world you've created – is always a kind of emotionally wrenching experience. I usually cry. -Lauren Oliver

Kindness is something that I feel is leaving us a little bit – people are getting more self-involved. -Cobie Smulders

Given the growing popularity of pop culture conventions, many of them are selling out, leaving a lot of fans out in the dark and having to trawl the Internet for bits and pieces of news that relate to these events. -Emmett Shear

I am very sure that my children thrive on structure and need boundaries. I know my children need to know what time they are going to bed or how many more minutes until they are leaving for school, and so I have imposed a structure that allows them to know where they are all day long, every day in life. -Jessica Seinfeld

Kids love to be scared; we all do. But there's a difference between leaving them hanging out there, with their fears, and then bringing them safely home. Kids love it when someone like them stands up against real evil, something really horrendous and frightening, and win. -Henry Selick

I grew up in the age of discount air fare, and for me, the act of joining a culture was a great way about learning about that different culture. So I grew up in the South, and went to college in the North, and found out that I learned about myself as a Southerner by leaving the South and going to the Northeast. -Bruce Feiler

When I was a congressman, I had occasion to talk to this group of students who were taking their seat. There were about 80 of them and I asked them, 'How many of you will be serving in the country once you graduate?' And, out of the 80, there were two that raised their hands. The rest were thinking of leaving. -Benigno Aquino III

Music can bring about different vibes on the field, off the field, urban life, going to church, leaving church. Everything the world may bring, there's a song for it to put you in the right frame of mind. -Cam Newton

The danger of leaving overwhelming wealth and power in the grasp of a small minority is a lesson that leaders such as ousted Tunisian president Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali and deposed Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak have learned a little too late, as the demonstrations across the Arab world indicate. -Graydon Carter

In America, the top 1 percent led the country into war and economic devastation, leaving the less fortunate to fight for one and pay for both. -Graydon Carter

I'm not in the business of telling people what to do. I'm much more in the business of describing things, situations and stuff like that and leaving them out there, and you can make up your minds about them. -Nick Cave

I had a chance to play for the Cuban national team during the 2009 World Baseball Classic, but at the time I never thought about leaving Cuba. -Yoenis Cespedes

The first thing you learn when you're blogging is that people are one click away from leaving you. So you've got to get to the point, you can't waste people's time, you've got to give them some value for their limited attention span. -Alex Tabarrok

For most people, using the Internet broadens their sense of who 'we' is and actually ends up leaving us in a place of greater compassion and understanding. It leaves us more connected to a larger group of people and more at one with a lot more people in our community. -Alex Steffen

There are no more excuses for leaving women out of the inner circles of power. Qualified women are everywhere. Women are ready for leadership; they just need to be identified and asked. -Madeleine M. Kunin

You won't see a picture of me rolling around in a gutter, but I sometimes have a photo taken when I'm leaving a club looking tired, and there'll be headlines saying, 'She's out of control'. You can't prepare yourself for those things; you just have to shrug them off. -Pixie Lott

To win elections, politicians have promised practically endless government spending and covered up the cost, leaving generations of taxpayers obligated to pay off the debt. That's wrong, but neither the U.S. nor Europe has a plan to stop it. -David Malpass

As adults, when we attend to something in the world we are vividly conscious of that particular thing, and we shut out the surrounding world. The classic metaphor is that attention is like a spotlight, illuminating one part of the world and leaving the rest in darkness. -Alison Gopnik

Becoming an adult means leaving the world of your parents and starting to make your way toward the future that you will share with your peers. -Alison Gopnik

With me, traveling for work is arriving at the airport, checking into the hotel, leaving the hotel the next morning at 4 or 5 to do something like 'The Jimmy and Jackie Captain Crazy Morning Zoo,' doing a bunch of those in a row, then going back to the hotel, and then finally going to the club. -Gilbert Gottfried

When I was 14, I used to have a calendar on my wall, crossing the days off until I was 15, because the school leaving age was 15. Then three months before I turned 15 they changed the leaving age to 16. -Mark E. Smith

I was doing a late-night round as a milkman in 1978 when I heard a radio DJ announce that he was leaving. I marched straight to the radio station and told them I could do better. For some reason, they gave me a go. -Alan Dale

As I was leaving graduate school in 1974, I was recruited to join a fledgling SETI project at the Hat Creek Observatory in California, mainly because I knew how to program an ancient PDP8/S computer that had been donated to the project. -Jill Tarter

Customers who have to come back and spend, or customers who just don't want the hassle of leaving – those are the ones who are most worth attracting. -Margaret Heffernan

I wouldn't be in a huge hurry to go back to Kansas. It was just bizarre. There's a lot of very, very heavy set people who believe in whatever they were told, because they didn't seem to get out very much or be interested in leaving where they were. They just didn't seem that curious, and I find that a little hard to deal with. -Dylan Moran

Irish people give big hellos and very little goodbyes. Unless they're female, and then they spend five hours talking in the doorway to the person that's leaving their house. -Dylan Moran

If the small government concept grows, we have fewer dollars leaving our pockets, we have more folks motivated to make a profit. -Tim Scott

Dictators cause the world's worst problems: all the collapsed states, and all the devastated economies. All the vapid cases of corruption, grand theft, and naked plunder of the treasury are caused by dictators, leaving in their wake trails of wanton destruction, horrendous carnage and human debris. -George Ayittey

Games are the way we keep romance alive. They're based in human hardwiring. Playing hard-to-get or leaving a little to the imagination allows the woman to be wooed and appreciated and the man to be challenged and intrigued. -Helen Fisher

To see how many Italians are going out of Italy, the sort of exodus, a great generation leaving my country, I think is the worst nightmare for me as prime minister but also for the country, of course. -Enrico Letta

Drama made me happy. Being on stage made me feel alive. But I did what a lot of people do, and that's follow this path of leaving school and going to university. It was only at university that I realised the only thing that would make me a satisfied man was to do what I loved. -Emun Elliott

I hate when a movie just sort of ends and is so open-ended you feel like it wasn't finished. I appreciate leaving things up to the interpretation of the audience and letting them make decisions about where things will go in the future – but the director has to make a decision; otherwise it is sort of a cop-out. -Zach Gilford

What I do and where I come from, the kind of music that I'm making, it's definitely U.K. If I turned around and did a tune with Timbaland, it would be amazing, but it would be me kind of leaving where I'm coming from. -Katy B

When I turned 25, something changed in me. I see children in my future 100%. Soon. I started thinking I want my kids to look back and say, 'Wasn't Mummy amazing?' I've really started thinking about what I'm leaving for them. -Jessie J

Europe is so much the home of Horror, with its myths of vampires, werewolves, witchcraft and the undead, yet it's like those myths were exported to Hollywood, leaving Europe the room to develop a new tradition as a way of processing its traumas, particularly the two world wars. -Mark Gatiss

It's a funny thing: people often ask how I discipline myself to write. I can't begin to understand the question. For me, the discipline is turning off the computer and leaving my desk to do something else. -Barbara Kingsolver

Fear paralyses you – fear of flying, fear of the future, fear of leaving a rubbish marriage, fear of public speaking, or whatever it is. -Annie Lennox

My favorite thing to hear from people is, 'I left the theater and couldn't stop thinking about it.' You want your work to have an impact after they leave the theater. It's the equivalent of leaving a musical humming a show tune. -Marin Ireland

Life changed at 40 for me, as predicted by my acting teacher when I was leaving college. I became more hirable and more interesting… I'm not sure why. -Roger Bart

Exploring Mars is a far different venture from Apollo expeditions to the moon; it necessitates leaving our home planet on lengthy missions with a constrained return capability. -Buzz Aldrin

If you're doing television, you get to be a character for a long time, and the cast around you becomes like family. You get attached to playing that one character, and it's hard leaving them behind. -Sammi Hanratty

If you have children, you worry about the world you're leaving them. -Salman Rushdie

The young person isn't certain that love can be real; the middle-aged man is only discovering that it is; and the older person seems so sure of it. I was interested in the way that many of us go through the whole of our lives staying with someone just out of complacency, because leaving isn't easy. -Conor McPherson

I am restless. I don't mind leaving this comfortable, static life. I could live a year on my own in a remote village. -Michael Palin

One of the most important things, especially when you're leaving school, is to realize you're going to be dealing with a lot of idiots. And a lot of those idiots are in charge of things, so if you're in an interview and you really want to tell the person off, don't do it. -Lewis Black

I've gotten pretty good at leaving characters on the set. I go home and try to relax and regroup and be ready for the next day. -Nicolas Cage

Making a movie and not directing the little moments is like drinking a soda and leaving the little slurp puddle for someone else. -Steven Spielberg

You die, but most of what you have accumulated will not be lost; you are leaving a message in a bottle. -Umberto Eco

It was sad leaving 'All Saints' because I was leaving a family that had nurtured me and looked after me for a couple of years, and at the same time that particular storyline wasn't a surprise to me. I knew I was going. It had been worked out very carefully over many months. -Chris Vance

The faux now of Twitter updates and things pinging at you – all the pulses from digitality that we try to keep up with because we sense that there's something going on that we need to tap into – are artifacts, or symptoms of living in this atemporal reality. And it's not any worse than living in the 'time is money' reality that we're leaving. -Douglas Rushkoff

With most of the songs and music that I've composed, irrespective of the myriad videos made, I was always careful not to overly define the experience, leaving room for people to internalize things for themselves, making their experience more integral. -Serj Tankian

A lot of artists think they want anger. But a real, strong, bitter anger occupies the mind, leaving no room for creativity. -David Lynch

I saw leaving college as an opportunity to do something different with my life. I always thought that becoming an academic was going to be my path. -Jodie Foster

I have lived and worked in Britain all my life. Not even in the dark days of penal Labour taxation in the Seventies did I have any intention of leaving the country of my birth. -Andrew Lloyd Webber

I learnt a lot in government, and I've learnt a lot since leaving government. The kind of journey of being in government is that you start at your most popular and least capable, and you end at your most capable and least popular. -Tony Blair

Funnily enough, when I was leaving school and they asked you what you were going to do, and I just liked acting, that's never what I would say. I would always say I would go into business, even though I didn't really know what was meant by that. -Kylie Minogue

The more I can make a person comfortable in their environment by taking my ego's hat off and leaving it at the door, then they can dive deep within themselves and we can pull out something interesting that people have never heard before. It's the stuff that's – that no one's ever heard before is really interesting. -Pharrell Williams

I have certain signatures, certain cutting principles. It could be a raw-edged seam; it could be leaving the lining of sheepskin exposed so it's not perfectly finished. I invent new ways to do it, but the end goal is always the same. -Vivienne Westwood

I went from being very popular and the head of the clique in the sixth grade to having, like, kid depression in the seventh grade. Not leaving the house. Not looking people in the eye… My body made me feel bad at everything. -Tyra Banks

I have had to pay a price for leaving Islam and for speaking out. I have to pay for round-the-clock security because of the death threats against me. -Ayaan Hirsi Ali

It was sad leaving the BBC; not quite like being divorced, but you don't leave after a period stretching from 1960 to 1999 without feeling a certain number of pangs. -Richie Benaud

I keep trying to explain to people that the archetype of intelligence is not Dustin Hoffman in 'The Rain Man;' it is a human being, period. It is squishy things that explode in a vacuum, leaving footprints on their moon. -Eliezer Yudkowsky

I took a huge risk leaving baseball, because I was predicted to play in the big leagues. I'm kind of a prototypical second baseman. -Russell Wilson

My earliest thought, long before I was in high school, was just to go away, get out of my house, get out of my city. I went to Medford High School, but even in grade school and junior high, I fantasized about leaving. -Paul Theroux

I've never spent a whole year in one place without leaving. -Paul Theroux

Software options proliferate extremely easily – too easily, in fact – because too many options create tools that can't ever be used intuitively. Intuitive actions confine the detail work to a dedicated part of the brain, leaving the rest of one's mind free to respond with attention and sensitivity to the changing texture of the moment. -Brian Eno

When I do eventually drop, I pray to God that it'll happen in one of three ways. Firstly, on stage or leaving the stage, then secondly in my sleep. And the third way? You'll have to figure that out for yourself! -B. B. King

People used to think that more population was bad for growth. In this view, people are stomachs – they eat, leaving less for everyone else. But once we realize the importance of ideas in the economy, people become brain – they innovate, creating more for everyone else. -Alex Tabarrok

A lot of the stories I was brought up on had to do with extreme actions – leaving everything behind, crossing the trackless wastes, and in those stories the people who stayed behind and had their settled ways – those people were not the people who got the prize. The prize was California. -Joan Didion

I don't have specific music for when I'm writing. I'm usually listening to the same playlist or 'artist' before I arrive at the computer as when I'm walking somewhere after leaving the computer. -Tao Lin

When I fly British Airways, I can't help but read the free Daily Mail, which makes me glad I am leaving the country. -Martin Parr

Teaching was my first job after leaving university. It was a challenge, but I enjoyed it. Some of the kids were disruptive, but I could deal with it because I was only 24 at the time, and my own school memories were still fresh. -Laura Mvula

My decision leaving the Nuggets was based on the organization not saying they had the cap room to sign me. -Dikembe Mutombo

I stuck around in Hollywood for too long. I was there a long time, and when I left, I was smart enough to realise that what I was leaving was not just the movie business. I wanted to get rid of the whole atmosphere. -Andre Previn

Understanding and respecting your roots is critical not only to winning the tech talent wars but leaving a legacy that transcends bottom lines. -Ryan Holmes

Most umpires are good about letting the argument go, but you can only go on for so long, or go so far. If you don't leave it alone after a minute or two, you're in trouble. They want to keep the game moving, so they've got to throw you out. I had trouble leaving it alone, I guess. -Bobby Cox

The crush of lobbyists on Washington and purchase of the media by corporations has created a big business-run government and a worthless press leaving Americans screwed and ill-informed. -Adam McKay

I love Winston Churchill; I think he had the grace of coming and the grace of leaving – when things were hard he was there, and when it was time to leave, he left. -Lapo Elkann

We need a theory that goes before the Big Bang, and that's String Theory. String Theory says that perhaps two universes collided to create our universe, or maybe our universe is butted from another universe leaving an umbilical cord. Well, that umbilical cord is called a wormhole. -Michio Kaku

Too many actors try to get too much out of scenes that they ought to be leaving alone, just doing them quickly and getting the hell out. -Howard Hawks

The Internet can give young people a fantastic platform to become financially independent and have global businesses without leaving Russia. -Dasha Zhukova

We all are originally sinners as Adam and in Adam, his leprosy cleaving faster to us than Naaman's did to Gahazai, so that even the infant, before it has seen the light of the world, has this blemish inherent in its unborn members. -John Wycliffe

I had lived in that part of London that used to be called Islington since I was eight. I attended a private school for girls, leaving at sixteen to work. That was in the year 2056. AS 127, if you use the Scion calendar. -Samantha Shannon

Leaving America means renouncing your citizenship, moving out of the country and leaving family and friends behind. You can retain your citizenship if you like, but you'll still be away from loved ones and still be paying taxes. You lose all the good stuff about America and have to keep all the bad stuff. -Michael Arrington

I never felt comfortable leaving my kids until they were older. When they were babies, I remember thinking that I could never go on a Jerry Bruckheimer set and feel comfortable. -Leslie Mann

I talk to my readers on social networking sites, but I never tell them what the book is about. Writing is lonely, so from time to time I talk to them on the Internet. It's like chatting at a bar without leaving your office. I talk with them about a lot of things other than my books. -Paulo Coelho

I joined the Safe Climate Caucus because I believe in leaving a safer planet for future generations. -Mark Pocan

When you're in between the white lines, the game face is on. I was only focused on the task at hand – out, safe, ball, strike – leaving little time to think about how special a player, moment or game happened to be. -Doug Harvey

Real choice is clear information and the right to walk away from a bad deal without leaving your wallet behind. -Jeff Merkley

America is the only high income nation without a paid family leave program. This means that if you or a family member gets sick, there is no guarantee that you can take the time you need to take care of yourself or your loved one, leaving already vulnerable families in the position of making hard decisions in cases of illness. -Kirsten Gillibrand

When you're trying to come up with a good approach to reporting on the bleeding edge of where the conversation's moving, you're just leaving a lot of people who aren't on the bleeding edge of that conversation out. -Ezra Klein

I can't imagine leaving the restaurant. It's hard for me to separate my life from my work; I'm really thinking about what we're doing every day. -Alice Waters

I am quite excited that Moi is leaving. Kenyans have changed. We have a free press, and it is no longer a situation of 'follow in my footsteps.' -Binyavanga Wainaina

At the point that an idea approaches perfection, fashion and expectations surge ahead, leaving the innovator with considerable room to find further improvements. -Max McKeown

Sure, the first light snowfall may be a chance to dance giddily, leaving squeaky footprints through the neighborhood, marking the runner's right to the domain. But later drubbings of snow merely complicate running. Snow turns to ice, to slush, to ice again. Tire ruts twist ankles. New snow hides the hazards. -Don Kardong

The thing I learned from 'Pride and Glory' is that people like to feel a little better leaving the theater than they did coming in. -Gavin O'Connor

Leadership is not a popularity contest; it's about leaving your ego at the door. The name of the game is to lead without a title. -Robin S. Sharma

People fear leaving their safe harbor of the known and venturing off into the unknown. Human beings crave certainty – even when it limits them. -Robin S. Sharma

Having to go back and forth between school and filming would sometimes be frustrating because I loved school. It was my chance to be around other people my age. But when you're leaving school to go to a set that's filled with kids your age, then it's fine. -Alexa Vega

While we women dilly-dally, making decisions, leaving jobs half done, forgetting where we've put the house keys while we water the Hoover and leave the laundry in the dishwasher, men, like blinkered horses, look straight ahead, oblivious to peripheral vision, where a discarded pile of wet towels might have caught their eye. -Mariella Frostrup

The books I read, if they intrude on my writing, do so as weather will pass through and touch a landscape – affecting it, yes, but only now and then leaving a permanent mark. -Julia Glass

One should live and die where one was born… I've been bored everywhere I went. What was the point of leaving Coasta Boacu? -Emil Cioran

Our world is drowning in a sea of self-centeredness. You can make yourself quite unique right away by leaving this ocean of selfishness and choosing to be curious about other people. -John Bytheway

So many have come to me that I might serve them, leaving me no time to think of myself. However, I assure you that I do feel deep down within me, God be praised. -Saint Francis de Sales

Faced with a time shortage, we squeeze tasks into the nooks and crannies of our calendar, leaving less and less time to switch between them. As a result, we become less and less productive exactly when we need to be most productive. -Sendhil Mullainathan

The purpose of farming is to deprive other species of the land and sequester it for our own use. But by perfecting the art of monoculture, it has become too easy for us to exterminate everything else, leaving no wild plants, no food for insects, and a barren land for birds. -Tristram Stuart

Almost everything worthwhile carries with it some sort of risk, whether it's starting a new business, whether it's leaving home, whether it's getting married, or whether it's flying in space. -Chris Hadfield

As a working-class actor, leaving school with no qualifications, being a printer and then becoming an actor and then working with people who to a certain extent had had a leg up. I never had that advantage. It's less an artistic need to express myself and more a need to prove myself. -Eddie Marsan

Why should Iran have a deterrent strategy? Well, it's surrounded by hostile enemies. Both of its borders have been under occupation by a hostile superpower, the United States, which is constantly violating the U.N. charter by leaving open what they call the saying, 'all options are open' – meaning the threat of war. -Noam Chomsky

The U.S. is not constructing a palatial embassy, by far the largest in the world and virtually a separate city within Baghdad, and pouring money into military bases, with the intention of leaving Iraq to Iraqis. -Noam Chomsky

Even when the writing seems very frivolous, I'm puritanical. I don't mean my subject matter. It's that I'm almost pathologically incapable of leaving something when I'm not quite happy with it. -Tom Stoppard

Every so often, we all gaze into the abyss. It's a depressing fact of life that eventually the clock expires; eventually the sand in the hourglass runs out. It's the leaving behind of everything that matters to us that hurts the most. -Ben Shapiro

The feather was a thing, when I was a kid, we used to find feathers around the house, and whenever we found them, my mum used to say it was my nan leaving them around for us to find, so that was quite sweet. -Liam Payne

As long as I feel the love of the game and my health is good, I'm going to play. I don't want to be one of these guys who stays too long or regrets leaving early. Football has been great to me. -Justin Tuck

I definitely had a hard time leaving for college because I'm not much of a risk-taker. -Rainbow Rowell

When it comes to sending my children to college, I want the best education. It's the only thing I'm really leaving them – a good education. -Sloan Wilson

A friend of mine said something powerful at his grandfather's funeral. He said that the greatest lesson from his grandfather's life was that he died empty, because he accomplished everything he wanted, with no regrets. I think that, along with leaving a legacy, would be the greatest sign of success. -Marvin Sapp

Some of the greatest works of theater, from Chekov's work to modern playwrights', consist of just a few people in a room with no one leaving. -Adam Rapp

It was a shock to my system leaving 'The West Wing' and going to 'Psych.' I remember being like, 'What are you doing?' when James Roday first started improvising. Steve and the writing staff write it that way. They leave gaps. -Dule Hill

When I was leaving NBC News to go to CNN, people would say, 'What?! Why would you possibly leave the 'Today Show' to go to cable?' If I would've listened to people, I would've been on a great platform, but I wouldn't have grown as a journalist. So far, most of the steps in my career have been really good. -Soledad O'Brien

I have done a pretty good job of partitioning my life digitally, posting utterances and stories that I'm happy to share with anyone on Twitter, leaving a few sparse comments and 'Likes' on Facebook (I'm not a huge user of the service, I'll be honest), and sending any number of photos to thousands of 'followers' on Instagram and Tumblr. -John Battelle

In Washington, task forces work like Tylenol: they reduce the symptoms of scandal while leaving the substance untouched. -Jonathan Turley

Washington is broken. Bailing out Wall Street with no strings attached while leaving middle class Arkansas taxpayers with the bill. Protecting insurance company profits instead of patients and lowering health costs. -Bill Halter

My own view is that being a vegetarian or vegan is not an end in itself, but a means towards reducing both human and animal suffering and leaving a habitable planet to future generations. -Peter Singer

After leaving ImageMovers, I sold two pitches to Fox Atomic, which I then wrote for them. -Lauren Miller

I think that when a film does its job, it poses questions rather than gives answers. It should act as a frustrating counselor who, at your bidding for advice, says, 'What do you think?' I think that's some of what the culture critic Greg Tate meant by art leaving a 'metaphysical stain.' -Aunjanue Ellis

The federal government spends about $2.51 per child per day to feed them lunch. Out of that, you have to pay for labor, facilities, and administrative costs, leaving about a dollar for food. Imagine trying to feed yourself a nutritious meal every day with only a dollar. Very difficult. -Jose Andres

I'm just living in Eau Claire, not really leaving for much. I go to the farmers market, go to the studio, go home and play with my cats. I don't know if I've ever been this happy, which is really awesome. -Justin Vernon

I'm quite contradictory – a bit OCD, but quite untidy. I have piles of stuff everywhere, but they make sense to me. And I'll find the one thing in the room that's my boyfriend's, and complain about him leaving it out. -Kimberley Nixon

To become a villain, you had to have become disillusioned, and in order to become disillusioned you had to have been passionate about something you believed in that was shaken and ripped from your grasp as a protagonist in that stage of your life, leaving you disillusioned with God, if you will. -Matthew Davis

What's awesome about the Internet is how it breaks up monopolistic markets where middlemen unfairly gobble up outsized fees, leaving us little choice but to keep paying them. -Sarah Lacy

Equity is the cushion that protects financial institutions from unexpected changes in the value of their assets. The greater the leverage, the smaller the losses required to wipe out a company's equity, leaving it without enough money to repay the people who hold its debt. -Alex Berenson

It is important to feel the anger without judging it, without attempting to find meaning in it. It may take many forms: anger at the health-care system, at life, at your loved one for leaving. Life is unfair. Death is unfair. Anger is a natural reaction to the unfairness of loss. -Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

When I was leaving Yemen to come to America, things were tough. My dad had just been laid off, and it was a challenge. When I lived in Yemen, I thought America was a perfect place. Everything was bigger and better. I dreamed big. The American dream, you know? You have to work hard for your dream to come true. -Barkhad Abdi

Even one heatstroke death is one too many because every death caused by leaving a child unattended in a hot car is 100 percent avoidable. -Anthony Foxx

I like tricks; I like to dazzle. Dribbling and leaving your opponent on his backside is what life is for. If I achieve what I want to, then I'll mark a distinct era in football. I'm the Che Guevara of modern soccer. -Sergio Aguero

My mother has stories of leaving me in the bath as small kid, like a 3-year-old, and there being mirrors on the side, and her going to get a towel and coming back in, and me making faces at myself, like, 'Now I'm happy. Now I'm sad.' -Allison Tolman

Believe me, when I finish shooting 'Mad Men,' there's a huge chunk of time where I have a really hard time leaving my house without fake lashes on. Which is a complex because I'm not very good at applying fake lashes. -Jessica Pare

Most people catch them breaching from the surface when they're shooting out of the water. I have them breaching from underwater in a 16-time sequence, a shark leaving the water and then reentering the water. -Michael Muller

After leaving school, I travelled around Europe for about six months. In Denmark, I thought that was my chance to get an amazing haircut, so I went to what I thought was a great hairdresser. It turned out to be the car wash of hairdressers, and I walked out sporting yet another pudding bowl, but this time with a stripe bleached down the centre. -Becki Newton

When vastly wealthy people say, 'I'm not leaving my kids any money,' it's typically not true. -Jamie Johnson

Club culture is about leaving your cares behind, and I am trying to create that environment. -Kaskade

It's weird, when I go back to San Francisco, the few times that I've done shows there since leaving, it still feels like I live there. It's very, very strange for me. That's where my daughter was born, at UCSF. I have this huge attachment to San Francisco. It's like a love affair. -Kaskade

In leaving New York in 1957, I did leave without regret the literary demimonde of agents and would-be's and with-it nonparticipants; this world seemed unnutritious and interfering. -John Updike

I like this other world, this forgetting of myself. The actor works in order to escape, not to find himself. You become an actor by leaving yourself, and then you have to keep acting. How tragic! -Sylvia Kristel

Outside of my parents, it's my older sister, Ngum. She lives with me in Detroit and helps me with my day-to-day stuff. She's somebody I've always looked up to. When she was leaving high school and going to college, I wanted to follow in her footsteps. -Ndamukong Suh

I think I do regret leaving Kentucky because I took over a team with 15 wins banking everything on the Tim Duncan lottery, and once we didn't get Tim Duncan, I realized that leaving Kentucky was not a good move. -Rick Pitino

People are leaving trails everywhere they go; automated web crawlers tell you an awful lot about their social activities. The flow of information in fundamentally unobtrusive ways into social control organisations has risen dramatically. -Whitfield Diffie

All the trouble you will cause by not leaving a will. All the heartache! Family feuds are going to happen anyway, so be as clear as you can. And even if it's only to leave it to the cat's home, make a will. -Joanna Lumley

I have always said to myself, 'I never want to say I'm leaving a job because I want to spend more time with my family.' I feel sorry for people when they say that. But my advice to them is that you shouldn't have taken the job in the first place. -Louis Freeh

The gospel of Jesus Christ is all about people. It's about leaving the ninety and nine and going into the wilderness after those who are lost. It's about bearing one another's burdens, with the ultimate burden anyone can bear being walking through this life without light. -Sheri L. Dew

I worked as a trainee manager for two years after leaving university – then got bored with the nine to five. -Sarah West

It's emotional to be leaving 'Page Three.' It's been my life since I was 18, and I'm so grateful for the chances it gave me. -Peta Todd

I love when people laugh. I love when they cry, I like a story to say something, and I hope the audience feels happier leaving the theatre than when it came in. -Leo McCarey

When I was really young, Dad wasn't that well known. I don't remember when I realised he was a writer, but I do remember him leaving his full-time job at the Central Electrical Generating Board to concentrate on books. -Rhianna Pratchett

Fundamentally, I always find that most of the films that I've put out are essentially the director's cut. Part of the process with a director's cut is the leaving behind of certain aspects of the movie that we don't feel necessary because they aren't part of the dynamic of the story. -Ridley Scott

As you know, Hurricane Sandy has affected thousands of families, leaving them without electricity, without household goods and, in the worst cases, without a home. -Thalia

So far, the thing I seem to have been rewarded for in film is leaving myself behind and transforming myself into other people. -Marcia Gay Harden

I value being able to go into a record shop and people leaving me alone. -Martin Freeman

I'm a massive fragrance fan – I think fragrance is part of someone's hygiene, and I'm a big believer in leaving an impression through scent. -Rita Ora

For me, a fragrance is another way of leaving an impression on somebody. -Rita Ora

I fought as an infantry Marine on one of the Vietnam War's harshest battlefields. After leaving the Marine Corps, I studied law and found a fulfilling career as an author and journalist. But again and again, I came back to the personal fulfillment that can only come from public service. -Jim Webb

Because the nights bring the threat of invasion and terror to the villages, thousands of children in northern Uganda have become night commuters, leaving the nightmare of capture behind for the safety of the city. -Sam Childers

Honesty works against you in the entertainment field. I try to be a journalist and a documentarian, but that doesn't mean that people are going to embrace it at the moment. The point is I'm leaving the mark of my hysteria and the political hysteria, and that's it… I can only do what I do. -Lydia Lunch

My best friends are still the ones I first attached myself to when I went to school because, all of a sudden, I was leaving the rather pampered and occasionally very annoying world of having three older sisters to go to a male-dominated world. -James Nesbitt

I would supplant the ox with the automobile and pave instead of plowing the fields. 1 have a theory that if a corn field were paved, leaving out a brick for each hill, it would increase the yield, do away entirely with the mud, and give the farmer plenty of time to meditate on lofty subjects. That is only one theory. I have many others. -Susan Glaspell

My husband is leaving me. No dramas, no slammed doors – well, OK, a few slammed doors – and no suitcase in the hall, but there is another woman involved. Her name is Dementia. -Laurie Graham

I went to Cork, Ireland, and stood on the dock some of my ancestors had left from. I felt their ghosts gather round me, and I cried to imagine what it must have felt like – leaving that beautiful land and those beloved people, knowing it was forever. -Luanne Rice

By and large, our political system has betrayed its promise to each new generation of Filipinos, not a few of whom are voting with their feet, going abroad and leaving that system behind. -Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

I just don't want to give out interviews. I just hate them. Inevitably, I ended up hurting some people or leaving some names out or getting quoted out of context. -Jerry Perenchio

Anybody who's lived in the ghetto knows that you don't move during the daytime. Here's why: You don't want anyone to know you're leaving, and you don't want anyone knowing where you're going. -Tracy Morgan

I know that one of the great arts that the writer develops is the art of saying, 'No. No, I'm finished. Bye.' And leaving it alone. I will not write it into the ground. I will not write the life out of it. I won't do that. -Maya Angelou

There's guys like me who aren't going to the theater, so distributors are leaving money on the table. -Dana Brunetti

I lost two brothers in an airplane crash, both of them leaving a wife and kids. When I get to Heaven, that's probably the first question I'd like to ask: 'Why was it necessary?' -S. Truett Cathy

Pain is weakness leaving the body. -Chesty Puller

My favorite college experience was probably leaving college. -Marshawn Lynch

I didn't abandon everything at a moment's notice – on the contrary. I returned to France from America, leaving the 'Large Glass' unfinished. -Marcel Duchamp

I had been struggling to get roles in Hollywood for three and a half years after leaving the WWE. Then I finally got an agent – the agent I have now. He's a great guy, but he turned me down three times before he even decided to take me on a as a client. -Dave Bautista

A novelist's lack of awareness of and critical distance to his own body of work is due to a phenomenon that I have noticed in myself and many others: as soon as it is written, every new book erases the last one, leaving me with the impression that I have forgotten it. -Patrick Modiano

An awful lot of Republicans, both in Washington and outside Washington, are resigned to leaving Obamacare in effect. -Ted Cruz

In any given month, a large number of workers are being hired or are leaving their current jobs, illustrating the dynamism of the U.S. labor market. -Ben Bernanke

I think people love this idea of leaving a message for the future. I was always fascinated by the idea of time capsules. -Rick Smolan

I remember the bad times as a succession of painful emotional snapshots: Me walking into the library at 24 Sussex, seeing my mother in tears, and hearing her talk about leaving while my father stood facing her, stern and ashen. -Justin Trudeau

As the years passed in my village, I witnessed poorly educated young men leaving to seek the greater comforts and liberations of big cities. I would see them on my visits to Delhi. -Pankaj Mishra

I don't have any interest in cashing out or leaving the business or doing something else. I just love Subway, and I want to keep focusing on the company for the benefit of all our franchise owners. So I'm kind of like married to the job. -Fred DeLuca

I had bill collectors chasing me. We were skipping from town to town, not leaving forwarding addresses. The agent couldn't find me when he sold my book. He finally found me. -Daniel Woodrell

After clearing the land, planting the orchard, building the house and barn, and surviving the Great Depression, our father died suddenly one winter night when we were small, leaving us to learn about loss before we even knew its name. -Virginia Euwer Wolff

You can satisfy your soul's mission by committing to leaving something behind on this planet that will make a difference to those who come after you. -Debbie Ford

I am sorry to be leaving the post of secretary of state for Scotland. -Des Browne

I think Sweden is known for people being a bit more quiet than other cultures, and I guess it's a mixture: shyness and leaving room for other people to talk. Of course, when people get drunk, all of that disappears. -Jose Gonzalez

I think people thought I was crazy for leaving Mexico when I had any project I wanted falling at my feet. But I risked everything to come to Los Angeles, where no one knew who I was, and start all over again. It was a very hard step to take. However, it was the moment I thought it was right to take a risk in my career. -Karla Souza

I'm a huge fan of 'Buffy,' 'Angel' and 'Doctor Who.' People like Joss Whedon, Russell T. Davies, and Steven Moffat are really amazing about making you feel like you had a complete meal and yet leaving you hungry for more. -Andrew Kreisberg

If a gigantic asteroid were barreling toward impact with our planet, you can bet there would be at least a few members of Congress who would insist on leaving it alone, either because they would see it as a warning shot from the Almighty or because a mining company with a savvy team of lobbyists had laid claim to the big rock. -David Horsey

I believe that good investors are successful not because of their IQ, but because they have an investing discipline. But, what is more disciplined than a machine? A well-researched machine can make many average investors redundant, leaving behind only the really good human investors with exceptional intuition and skill. -Stanley Druckenmiller

For a few years, skeins of yarn piled up in baskets around the house. There weren't enough humans in my mother's orbit to wear all the scarves and sweaters and hats she knitted. And then, as suddenly as she started, she lost interest, leaving needles still entwined in half-finished fragments. -Christina Baker Kline

For me, leaving the Marine Corps was more disorienting than returning home. -Phil Klay

I think for Amazon's customers, it offers a kind of addictive service – the ability to shop without leaving your house, the ability to read without going to a bookstore or a library. -Brad Stone

I suppose the first big shift in my life was when, at the age of 8, my father left my mother, leaving her alone with two daughters to bring up. That taught me the importance of women being financially independent. You never know what might happen. -Cherie Blair

Form the habit early in life of leaving your business at the store or wherever you may be employed. Never carry it home to mar the peace of your family; if you do, you will soon drive out the sunshine. -Orison Swett Marden

There is no common sense in going to the field to fight and leaving a man at home to undo all that you accomplish. -Robert Green Ingersoll

One of my favorite feelings is the sense I get from pouring over parts of my past before lighting them up and leaving it all behind me to start over again. -Madi Diaz

The spirit around leaving New York, for me, was that I just felt I needed to do something really outside of my comfort zone. And I really couldn't tell you at the time why I needed to do it. It wasn't like I was running from something dark; it was a desire to shake things up. -John Curran

If a local market is supporting the team strongly, you're not going to have a lot of support for a team leaving that market. -Bob McNair

When people asked me what I did, I'd say, 'I work in publishing', and when they then say, 'What side of it?', I say, 'Supply' – no doubt leaving them to think I drive the books around in a van and deliver them. -Jim Crace

At the heart of every story is conflict – whether external or internal, make it a good one, and remember that this problem is going to shape your character, leaving her forever changed. -Jennifer McMahon

In 2007, as a condition for hosting the Olympics in Beijing, the Chinese government removed restrictions barring Beijing-based journalists from leaving the capital without prior written permission. -Evan Osnos

My father died when I was seven, leaving a widow and five sons, ranging in age from five to seventeen. My mother was the most highly-disciplined and hardest working person I have ever known, and this, combined with her love and gentleness, enabled her to make a success of each of her children. -Arthur Lewis

We spend billions on international aid annually, but we don't find ways to connect people to dignified work. I realized that if we don't think about ways to harness private capital to solve problems, we're leaving large amounts of money on the table and doing ourselves a disservice. -Leila Janah

Simple logic dictates that if you cannot even conceive the possibility of leaving a negotiation, then it is preferable never to enter one. -Yanis Varoufakis

I love my children and care greatly for their future. If they decide they just want to loaf around for a bit between the ages of 16 and 25, that's perfectly fine by me. I did it, and I'm doing fine, thanks. Sometimes 'leaving kids to their own devices' is the best thing for them. -John Niven

If 'The Blacklist' taught me anything, it was kind of open-ended intrigue and leaving questions unanswered. Creating this kind of mystery by virtue of depriving the audience of these easy answers was what I was kind of into. -Joe Carnahan

Inequality causes problems by creating fissures in societies, leaving those at the bottom feeling marginalized or disenfranchised. -Nicholas Kristof

I thought for a long time about leaving Albania, but at the same time to play a role in its life. -Ismail Kadare

I think of childhood as an explosion of creativity. For most people, growing up and earning a living means leaving all that behind. But an artist never leaves that behind. Edwin Mullhouse was my way of exploring the child as artist and, under the guise of childhood, something larger. -Steven Millhauser

There was a time when I was practicing law in New York and I wanted to find something else to do. So I ended up leaving the practice of law to pursue my art and it just happened to be out of Lego bricks. -Nathan Sawaya

My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone, I would also do that. -Abraham Lincoln

You will readily believe me when I say that on leaving my country, I little imagined that I should ever become a Baptist. I had not indeed candidly examined the subject of baptism, but I had strong prejudices against the sect, that is everywhere spoken against. -Adoniram Judson

I like things that are just about to go. Everything's leaving. Death is never far away from me. When you make something, death can't help but be in it. -Gary Hume

'Star Trek' is notorious for looting the more thoughtful work of writers for their striking effects, leaving behind most of the thought and subtlety. -Gregory Benford

Somehow, people get very nervous about leaving the comfortable life of rules behind and never take the chance to develop their own internal voice, to listen to their own consciousness. -Michael Masser

When my father died in Greece, leaving my mother strapped, a cheque arrived next day from my Greek publishers who'd just bought two of my books for pounds 500. -Emma Tennant

I see the role of the writer as creating a room with big windows and leaving the reader to imagine. It's a meeting on the page. -Kevin Crossley-Holland

People say to me, 'Are you still excited when you go on tour?' Should I be excited about leaving my family? No, and no one should. It's as simple as that. If you put aside the fantasy of it, it is what it is and has to be done. And that's fine, and I pour my entire energy and enthusiasm into it, but of course, I'm of two minds about the whole idea. -Neil Peart

You have an hour and a half or two hours – maybe two and a half hours – in a movie, and it has to be a self-contained three-act structure. It's like a rock and roll song. Certain things have to happen for it to be a toe-tapper and get people excited, leaving the theater. -Jon Favreau

There are times when you see how ridiculous is this life, how ludicrous it is, you know, leaving your house every morning and being followed by paparazzi. -Johnny Depp

Four hours after leaving Kornah, we passed the reputed tomb of Ezra the prophet. At a distance and in the moonlight it looked handsome. There is a buttressed river wall, and above it some long flat-roofed buildings, the centre one surmounted by a tiled dome. -Isabella Bird

When I first thought about leaving the traditional route of a 9-to-5 career to pursue full-time YouTube, it was terrifying – not many people were doing it. The thought was I have to have money saved up, because this very likely might fail. From the start, I had to give it my all for it to work. -Tyler Oakley

I wanted – and still want – to tell my mother's story. She fled Stalin's army in 1944, leaving Latvia, which was to be occupied by the Soviets for the next 50 years, and arrived to the U.S. when she was 11. -Amity Gaige

'Shortly Thereafter' chronicles all the aspects of an Afghanistan deployment, from the terrors of the unknown that await before leaving, to the perverse thrills and adrenaline rushes found in combat, to the return home to a land and a people now more foreign than the war itself was. -Matt Gallagher

President Gerald R. Ford was never one for second-guessing, but for many years after leaving office in 1977, he carried in his wallet a scrap of a 1915 Supreme Court ruling. 'A pardon,' the excerpt said, 'carries an imputation of guilt,' and acceptance of a pardon is 'a confession of it.' -Scott Shane

Like Honeycrisp, SweeTango has much larger cells than other apples, and when you bite into it, the cells shatter rather than cleaving along the cell walls, as is the case with most popular apples. The bursting of the cells fills your mouth with juice. Chunks of SweeTango snap off in your mouth with a loud cracking sound. -John Seabrook

I thank my dad for leaving me such a wonderful, wonderful heritage. -Natalie Cole

Let a durable and firm peace be established and this government be confined rigidly to the few great objects for which it was instituted, leaving the States to contend in generous rivalry to develop, by the arts of peace, their respective resources, and a scene of prosperity and happiness would follow, heretofore unequaled on the globe. -John C. Calhoun

We're drawn to making our mark, leaving a record to show we were here, and a journal is a great place to do it. Once you start drawing, writing, and gluing stuff in every day, it can quickly become a habit – addictive, even. Your attitude should be: 'I can do this, but I mustn't make it too intimidating.' -Keri Smith

I always believed in the YouTube community and myself. I saw something there. The most difficult thing was others not believing in me. I had a lot of friends in Los Angeles who really thought I was crazy for leaving a steady acting job to start on YouTube. -Rosanna Pansino

What's just about a generation of people who rack up government debt for their own health care and retirement – while leaving their children and grandchildren to foot the bill? -Rupert Murdoch

I went off to Harvard Law School for six weeks, and then I said, 'Doggone this, it's not what I want to do.' I remember when I told my dad I was leaving law school, and I wanted to go into football. He said, 'Be a good coach.' -Marv Levy

I slipped through every school I went to without leaving a trace. I was in no team; I was never a prefect. I was totally mediocre – well, I probably still am – but at places like Summer Fields and Eton, it's all about sport and doing your bit, and I always preferred to watch telly or read a book than run round a field. -Tom Parker Bowles

That's the philosophy that we have always had. Going and playing in front of people and leaving an impressive from that standpoint. -Josh Dun

There's a fairy story called the 'The Shoemaker and the Elves' where this old cobbler keeps leaving leather out overnight and wakes up the next day, and there's a new pair of shoes. Co-authoring is a little like that. You send off the manuscript to your partner, and a few days later, you check your email, and hey, there's more book in here! -Jay Kristoff

Leaving the space station was bittersweet – I had been there for a long time and looked forward to leaving, but it is a remarkable place. -Scott Kelly

I'm used to packing up and leaving, to condensing myself into a digestible version because people don't have much time to get to know me. -Halsey

We all accept the visual shorthand used throughout comics: if something's farther away, it'll be drawn with a thinner, simpler line, eventually leaving out most visual information and becoming a gesture, a skeletal representation of a thing. -Nate Powell

I don't believe you should stay onstage until people are begging you to get off. I like the idea of leaving them wanting a bit more. -Quentin Tarantino

I think us leaving would have an enormous and bad effect on the rest of the EU. The EU would respond by deepening integration and becoming more of a 'political project'. It would not only be damaging ourselves but also the kind of Europe we want. -David Cameron

Every time Mr. Trump goes to speak somewhere, he lays out the problems with that given location, whether it's Ohio or Michigan, or Indiana, you know, your country is a mess right now. Our jobs are leaving. Our trade deals are killing us. -Corey Lewandowski

Every other civilized nation in the world has been compelled to care for its forests, and so must we if waste and destruction are not to go on to the bitter end, leaving America as barren as Palestine or Spain. -John Muir

In a way, the whole tangible universe itself is a vast residue, a skeleton of countless lives that have germinated in it and have left it, leaving behind them only a trifling, infinitesimal part of their riches. -Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Have you ever thought how humiliating and distressing it was to be placed upon a sphere? For friendship it is a boon never to be able to be further apart than the antipodes. But suppose that you are leaving together to go on and on; it is impossible. To go beyond a certain point is to return to where you began. -Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

No one can pass through life, any more than he can pass through a bit of country, without leaving tracks behind, and those tracks may often be helpful to those coming after him in finding their way. -Robert Baden-Powell

Some men say that they should be satisfied with the abolition of untouchability only, leaving the caste system alone. The aim of abolition of untouchability alone without trying to abolish the inequalities inherent in the caste system is a rather low aim. -B. R. Ambedkar

I grew up in a Texas where people would say, 'I didn't leave the Democratic Party. The Democratic Party left me.' Now, the reverse is happening. People are leaving the Republican Party because the Republican Party is going too far to the right in Texas. And that's a source of great potential support for Democrats. -Julian Castro

Although it was hard to be traded, I have no hard feelings. I'm grateful to Dan Gilbert and the Cavs organization for 12 amazing years. I know I'm very fortunate. I'm leaving one great team and joining another. I can't wait to put on my new Warrior jersey. -Anderson Varejao

I'm all about leaving a legacy behind and trying to cement myself as one of the greats. I don't just want to be remembered as the guy who beat Michael Phelps at the 2012 London Olympics – a one-hit wonder – I want to be an inspiration to the kids. -Chad le Clos

A simple social engineering hack might involve leaving a thumb drive on the pavement close to the driver's door of a car. -John McAfee

By the time I was leaving school, there were no factories. There was no industry. -Bernard Sumner

To leave home, it's got to be worth leaving. -Brad Pitt

Since the summer days of my Canadian childhood, I have loved to canoe across the dark mirror of northern lakes, paddling with an inside flick of the blade, leaving a trail of twisting whirlpools in my wake. -Rory MacLean

I strongly suspect that there would be a positive economic advantage to the U.K. in leaving the single market. -Nigel Lawson

I completely understand why people are concerned about immigration. There's no silver bullet, no one thing you can do to suddenly deal with all the problems and concerns with immigration, and that includes leaving the E.U. -Theresa May

I had a bad conscience until I discovered that having a bad conscience about something so gravely serious as leaving your children is an affectation, a way of achieving a little suffering that can't for a moment be equal to the suffering you've caused. -Ingmar Bergman

I can't foretell the future, but I don't believe that the act of leaving the European Union would make our economic position worse; I think it would make it better. -Michael Gove

Everyone wrote our obituary but us and the coaches and the kids who stayed with us. The obit was, 'Vanderbilt will have to leave the Southeastern Conference. All the coaches are leaving, and all the students are transferring.' -Gordon Gee

In 2000, just before leaving the White House, Clinton ratcheted up military aid to Colombia. Plan Colombia, as the assistance program was called, provided billions of dollars to what was, and remains, the most repressive government in the hemisphere. -Greg Grandin

Hillary Clinton has made it clear over and over again that we are at our best when we lift people up; we should be leaving no one behind. That is not always her home base, but it's always part of what she says. -Joel Benenson

I have this old-man character named Glary Oldman. His apartment was on fire, but he was stubborn about leaving because he didn't want to leave all his stuff. I have a character called Berle, who lost 19 pounds, and now he's 600 pounds and very happy about it. -Bobby Moynihan

The process to generate energy using the Canadian tar sands is particularly dirty, producing one of the most noxious fossil fuels on the planet and leaving a devastated landscape in its wake. -John Delaney

I wholeheartedly believe that Andy Biggs is the right man to take up the legacy that Matt Salmon is leaving behind. I have worked with Andy for a number of years, and I have been impressed by his commitment to the Constitution and the principles of conservatism. -Trent Franks

Sometimes, it takes leaving to gain some perspective. I see that clearly every time I leave Washington, D.C., and return to Indiana. I see the bizarre bubble that seems to enclose the Beltway and makes people forget what regular people care about. -Evan Bayh

Every leaving of a Jewish community is a most difficult thing. -Ariel Sharon

As an entrepreneur, I have been known for taking risks throughout my career, but leaving the European Union is not one of the risks I would want the U.K. to take – not as an investor, not as a father, and not as a grandfather. I am deeply concerned about the impact of leaving. -Richard Branson

I grew up in Gillingham in Kent, and my dad commuted to Victoria Station every day. I remember travelling in with him one day and the noise, the people, and the heat leaving me wide-eyed and grinning. -Douglas Hodge

Josh Gad was in my class. Katy Mixon. Griffin Matthews. Josh Groban – he ended up leaving to become a huge star, but he was in our class in freshman year. I remember Josh was this nerdy kid in a turtleneck with a voice from heaven. -Leslie Odom, Jr.

We talk a lot about operational control, and that's having a better understanding of who's coming in and who's leaving, what the threat really is. We're never really going to get that. -Michael McCaul

I remember leaving the first 'Matrix' movie feeling completely radicalized, completely changed. I think we all, from our ordinary lives, like to think about putting ourselves into these extraordinary situations and wonder how we'd respond. -Aisha Tyler

There's no idea or concept in comedy you could do that hasn't been attacked from some angle. But if you start leaving punchlines out so you'll look cool, I don't get that. But I don't watch standup anyway, so I don't know what they're doing. -Ron White

Everything I've ever done has been because of travel. Right from leaving Australia to where I am today – it's all been about exchanging different points of view. The most important lesson I've learnt is to look and listen to what's happening around you. -Anouska Hempel

Pittsburgh was the first chance to be in a classroom with other writers, to have conversations with other writers. In fact, after graduate school, I lived in Japan, Ohio and New Orleans, and only upon leaving Pittsburgh did I see what a special community it was for poets, so I was eager to come back. It's a strong arts community across the board. -Terrance Hayes

During the post-Soviet anarchy and the rush for the spoils of war, Hekmatyar spent most of his time between 1992 and 1996 raining rockets and artillery shells on the people of Kabul, leaving the city a smoking tomb of as many as 50,000 corpses. -Terry Glavin

I see city finances within the context of an economic strategy… We are going to solve our financial problems by growing the economy, and I have rejected some corners that have called for a slash-and-burn approach, and I've rejected others who have called for raising taxes and leaving government as is. -Rahm Emanuel

Education – much like law or medicine – should be a profession governed by professionals. Unfortunately, too many policies, even those that are well-intentioned, come from the top, leaving out those closest to the classroom, who have the greatest insight into how to provide a high-quality education for all students. -Randi Weingarten

A sponge is quite simple. You weigh ingredients, mix, and put it in the oven. With pastry, you manhandle it, shape it, fold it. You have to be involved with it; there is more jeopardy, more risk. But it's like making a casserole. There's a flurry of activity to begin with; then it's about leaving it to rest. -Paul Hollywood

I'm a big believer of work/life balance. You need a little down time to recharge to make sure that when you're here, you're really all here. I still have a child in high school, so I go to her sporting events, even if it means leaving work and working again when I get home. I probably should work out a little more than I do. -Mary Barra

My mother had taught shorthand and typing to support us since my father died, and secretly she hated it and hated him for dying and leaving no money because he didn't trust life insurance salesmen. -Sylvia Plath

I strongly prefer to keep my hair loose and wavy, leaving it as natural as possible. -Chiara Ferragni

I always regret leaving home if I don't get at least four or five surfs in the week before I leave. I try to be in the water as much as possible before leaving, and it's the one thing I miss massively. -Flume

There's nothing worse than recruiting a player and then leaving the player. -Kirby Smart

I pride myself on leaving no stone unturned as far as being the most prepared that I can be. -Benjamin Watson

Without Ukraine, Dugin's fascist Eurasian Union project is impossible, and sooner or later, Russia itself will have to join the West and become free, leaving only a few despised and doomed islands of tyranny around the globe. -Robert Zubrin

As a gold-card-carrying member of the nerd herd, I'm usually in the artsy, fringy, PBS-y kind of shows that change maybe five people's lives forever while leaving everyone else wondering if they can still make the ticket lottery at 'Wicked.' -Donna Lynne Champlin

As I began to take risks, leaving my very comfortable and secure job and taking this first leap into fashion, every subsequent risk became easier to take because I began to see the kind of opportunity and excitement that risk-taking offered. -Imran Amed

After college, I went on a real big classics kick. Read everything by Faulkner, Hemingway, Woolf, Proust, Dostoevsky. And that classics train dropped me off at 'Dracula.' Halfway through it, I understood I'd never be going back, never 'leaving' the genre again. Since then, I've been on a fairly strict horror diet. -Josh Malerman

And so border security is not simply preventing people from getting in, but very often preventing somebody from leaving for the wrong reasons. -Jeh Johnson

I love leaving the door open to good ideas. I love the collaborative swirl. I get charged by problem-solving, usually under some kind of stress – the sun is going down, and we have eight minutes, and we have to solve it. Great things come out of it. -Ron Howard

You're moving a franchise. You're leaving one city and going to another, which is difficult from a fan standpoint, from a fan-base standpoint, but you have to take care of the detail things. As you go through that step-by-step process, from my standpoint, my job is to keep in mind the player needs. -Jeff Fisher

I've played a lot of bad guys, and I'm pretty good at leaving my work at the office. And I look at acting as having a certain sort of therapeutic nature to it. -Kevin Bacon

My father was into fame and leaving his mark. He was a city planner, sort of a genius in that world, the Robert Moses of Philadelphia. He was on the cover of 'Time' once, and I remember going to his office and seeing, like, two hundred copies, which he would hand out to people. -Kevin Bacon

After leaving school, I got a job in a department store not dissimilar to Grace Bros in 'Are You Being Served?' -Jasper Carrott

Cut out the free feed for the boss hogs at the public trough and the spill-over they've been leaving us. We'll manage. -Paul Harvey

Presumptuously, I speak for all Who fans when I say being a fan of the Who has incalculably enriched my life. What disturbs me about the Who is the way they smashed through every door of rock & roll, leaving rubble and not much else for the rest of us to lay claim to. -Eddie Vedder

As soon as I got into country music, it was like hook, line and sinker. I was so focused on country, I ended up leaving all those '80s hair-band CDs behind – which now I still wish I had, but I was done with it. -Dierks Bentley

The real people who suffer when business is leaving or not successful are the people in the middle class. -Mitt Romney

There's something great about driving through studio gates and leaving all your responsibilities behind. -Michelle Phillips

Homesickness is universal. But Neapolitan homesickness goes back further than the accidents of domicile. It is nostalgia for love and loss themselves, a soul-sickness caused by the very idea of leaving. -Howard Jacobson

Life has always treated me well. I therefore won't mind leaving it behind. -Dario Fo

At the end of the day, leaving WrestleMania, having my hand raised, beating Brock Lesnar… I'd say it was a pretty successful tenure. -Bill Goldberg

Lower taxes will stimulate your own personal economy by leaving more money in your pocket to do what you want – invest, save, spend, buy a bigger house, a nicer car, and give to charity. And lower taxes also lead to more money for the government to use on those things they've promised you. It's a win-win for everyone. -Fabrizio Moreira

We're surrounded by distractions. Whether it's emails, phone calls, text messages, social media notifications, or people entering and leaving your workspace, those distractions end up eating a good portion of your time. -John Rampton

In the exodus out of Iraq, we're seeing the effects of just leaving. We left before there was control of chemical weapons stockpiles, without a status-of-forces agreement. We left before the Sunni and Kurds we fought with and fought alongside with were stable, or without empowering them. We left on a political rhetoric. -Ryan Zinke

After having supplied myself with provisions from Mr. Travis's, I scratched a hole under a pile of fence rails in a field, where I concealed myself for six weeks, never leaving my hiding place but for a few minutes in the dead of night to get water, which was very near. -Nat Turner

The popularity of leaders like Mandela was an invitation to counter-attack by the government. Mandela was banned from speaking, from attending gatherings, from leaving Johannesburg, from belonging to any organization. -Oliver Tambo

The dress hat took a nosedive after the dashing JFK showed up at his inauguration bareheaded. Suddenly, a chapeau was no longer de rigueur for any man leaving the house. -Roger Stone

Everything about the studio was enormous. You walked through the gates of iron, and it was palatial looking. The first day, I was introduced to Clark Gable. He said, 'Hello, kid. Welcome to MGM. I'm just leaving.' -Debbie Reynolds

The denial of female aggression is a destructive myth. It robs an entire gender of a significant spectrum of power, leaving women less than equal with men and effectively keeping them 'in their place' and under control. -Katherine Dunn

The hardest thing for me was leaving my friends and family behind. -Amy Jackson

It was always the cliche of men leaving their wives for younger women. The playing field is sort of even now. Women make their own salaries. They can do the exact same thing and can have a younger man. -Jennifer Coolidge

I like going in the ocean and leaving my hair for two days with the saltwater beachy look. I think that is part of the reason I would love to cut my hair short. I just wouldn't ever have to think about it. -Emily Ratajkowski

If you recall, we have a huge list of celebrities who had announced they'd leave the country if Trump won. It probably seemed like a safe play for attention at the time, but now they've got egg on their faces, because, of course, none of them are actually leaving. Some of them have gone silent, while others, like Amy Schumer, say it was a joke. -Milo Yiannopoulos

After the verdict was read in the Simpson case, as the jury was leaving, one of them, I was later told, said, 'We think he probably did it. We just didn't think they proved it beyond a reasonable doubt.' -Marcia Clark

No, Borussia is not falling apart. It does not matter whichever players will leave. That is what the past has showed. The club has developed and actually improved despite big-name players leaving. -Granit Xhaka

My main reason for leaving WWE was to heal up my body – to give it a rest – and to spend time with my wife and my kids. -Rey Mysterio

You don't get points for leaving the chin open. -Andre Ward

My dad leaving my life. That's the biggest thing that happened to me. I just remember what he tells me, the memories, and try to move on forward each day, knowing that he's still here, looking down on me. -Kawhi Leonard

We should make sure that unscrupulous schools do not prey on uninformed students, leaving them with high debt and useless degrees. -Raghuram Rajan

After the Visakhapatnam and Araku shoot, I am leaving for Ahmedabad and Bangalore, followed by Hyderabad. This is the time I can work hard, so I never feel the pressure, as I am a workaholic. -Rakul Preet Singh

When I won't have work, say, after seven or eight years, or when I retire, I can't imagine leaving Hyderabad, because I love this city that much. -Rakul Preet Singh

The fact of leaving one's country, one's family, one's roots, can be painful. My father had already found his place, but for us, for my mother, it was very difficult to get our bearings. -Najat Vallaud-Belkacem

After a tumultuous 20-year marriage, my father up and left one day, leaving my mother to raise three boys without the means to do so. And yet somehow she did. At the age of 50, she enrolled in nursing school and became a nurse and worked countless overtime hours and weekend shifts just to give us a fighting chance. -Theodore Melfi

As a callow 18-year-old leaving for college, I'd seen my home town as a mere launching pad for a life in worldlier locales, a place to be from rather than a place to be. -Margot Lee Shetterly

Self-respect is a commodity worth cleaving to. -Diane Lane

Only twice have I really had a hard time leaving a character. The first was my character in 'Rome' and then in 'Homeland.' -Zuleikha Robinson

By silencing speech, the new Left makes life more dangerous by leaving violence as the only option. Maybe that's what they want. -Greg Gutfeld

A U.S. war with Iran could end with a Kurdish enclave in Iran's northwest tied to Iraqi Kurdistan, Iran's Azeri north drifting toward Azerbaijan, and a Balochi enclave in the south linked to Pakistan's largest province, Balochistan, leaving Iran only Persia. -Pat Buchanan

I don't like going out. I'm more of a watch TV, hang out, Netflix kind of guy. I don't like leaving; I don't like talking to people. It gives me anxiety. -Pete Davidson

We spend our way to the poorhouse. We buy giant TVs and iPads. Our children wear nice clothes thanks to high-interest credit cards and payday loans. We purchase homes we don't need, refinance them for more spending money, and declare bankruptcy, often leaving them full of garbage in our wake. Thrift is inimical to our being. -J. D. Vance

I left the city to accomplish something. And by leaving the city and trying to accomplish something, I've been a terrible cousin, brother, son some days. -BJ the Chicago Kid

I think as a young person, leaving high school or college, you're like, 'All right, all right, enough already.' But now there's a part of me that would like to go back and relish those moments when you could sit down and just… read a book. -Phillipa Soo

Sashi will assume the general counsel responsibilities formerly held by Paul Vance, who is leaving the franchise after 18 years of service. -Shahid Khan

It is not, of course, complete yet – but some sentences were understood this afternoon… I feel that I have at last struck the solution of a great problem – and the day is coming when telegraph wires will be laid onto houses just like water or gas – and friends converse with each other without leaving home. -Alexander Graham Bell

If all our agents would abridge their speeches one half, I am satisfied the effect produced would be much greater. The 'art of leaving off' at the right time, and in the right place, is one of the most difficult things to learn. -William Lloyd Garrison

Someone had an eye on me as I was leaving high school. I had a chance to record demos, but they were kind of wanting to make a pop singer out of me, of the 'X Factor' variety. I didn't feel comfortable with it. I wanted to be a songwriter. -Hozier

About a year after leaving drama school or a year and a half – and I was working solidly ever since leaving drama school – I picked up 'Game of Thrones.' -Finn Jones

I use an e-reader when I'm traveling: I love carrying dozens of books on a small lightweight device, and I'm still amazed every time I purchase and immediately start reading a new title without leaving my hotel room – in another country! -Chris Pavone

Under Obamacare, rates are skyrocketing, and insurers are leaving the marketplace. -Todd Young

I'm a lead singer of a band, and that's so enough. It's not like I need to have my name on everything. The new name 'Scandal, Featuring Patty Smyth' was just to make it clear that I wasn't leaving the group. -Patty Smyth

I learned everything I know from leaving the E Street Band. And of course, one of the things I learned is, I never should have left. -Steven Van Zandt

I try to read a lot and listen to a lot of good songwriters, and I try to actually work on the craft of writing a song rather than just leaving it up to inspiration. -Jason Isbell

Spielberg may have intended 'Schindler's List' as the opposite of entertainment, but the film grossed $321 million and engaged audiences as only entertainment can, coaxing them to cry and shudder, leaving their hearts more heavy than broken. -Stephen J. Dubner

I can't imagine leaving the theatre altogether. My dressing room has become a home from home. -Darcey Bussell

If I go to a movie and it's particularly violent, and people are leaving the theatre ready to vomit, we're sitting there with our popcorn just chuckling. -George A. Romero

Part of my purpose in my books has been to tell the complete story of a relationship and a marriage, not just to end with 'happily ever after,' leaving the protagonists at the altar or in bed… I wanted to show some of the complicated business of actually living a successful marriage. -Diana Gabaldon

I was only a young girl of 13 when my father passed away from a sudden heart attack, leaving us unprepared to take on life without him. We had been protected from life's challenges so far. But without warning, all that changed overnight. -Chanda Kochhar

My first time in Germany. We started off in Heidelberg, which is this quaint, nice town. The Germans, they shoot just like the Americans, except for, if it's a 10-hour day, they're leaving at 5. You don't go to 5:30, 6, 7. No. And then we had a fest for everything. -Craig Robinson

Allison Jones, a big casting director out there, was like, 'They're casting 'The Daily Show' right now – you should submit a tape.' I remember leaving school to go shoot an audition. -Jessica Williams

You see very senior women leaving technology and the men stay, mostly because they feel quite isolated and are isolated by the very systems. -Mary Lou Jepsen

Every job you do, somebody's looking at it. You're leaving an impression on somebody. What is going to be your footprint? -Aldis Hodge

My mother had aspirations to become a concert singer. Her Methodist Minister father didn't approve of young girls leaving home until they married, so she had to pass it up. -John Coltrane

I think the iPhone is the best consumer product ever. That's what I feel about it. And it's become so integrated and integral to our lives, you wouldn't think about leaving home without it. -Tim Cook

A lot of people think I'm crazy, you know, leaving a Democratic supermajority state to go to the superminority in Congress. -Jimmy Gomez

Anyone leaving the Congress' camp and joining – or even indirectly praising – the BJP-led NDA coalition immediately stands the risk of losing this Congress-issued certificate of secularism. It is a travesty! -Piyush Goyal

I don't regret leaving 'Homeland,' because I wanted to work with the Bhatts. The dates were clashing, and I had to make a choice. -Ali Fazal

All things change, but we always have to think: what are we leaving behind? -Ellen Ullman

I definitely have not had a linear path. I have had more of a path where I've meandered with a sense of purpose. Really, what that means is it's about being true to your convictions and your passions but also leaving yourself open to opportunities when they come along. -Marne Levine

There's a shot that I designed to try and illustrate the scale of the Death Star that's sort of framed in close on the equatorial trench as Krennic's ship is leaving. The camera's pulling back, and you start with it framed so you can kind of see those docking bays that are in that trench. -John Knoll

It seems as though our leaders have almost forgotten about legal immigration and are just leaving our borders open, which is a detriment culturally, financially, and in a lot of other realms for native people. -Lauren Southern

Today on the NATO line, our military forces face east to prevent a possible invasion. On the other side of the line, the Soviet forces also face east to prevent their people from leaving. -Ronald Reagan

To be honest, I am very worried about the possibility of the U.K. leaving the E.U. But of course, like in the case of Catalonia, we have to respect the right to decide of the British people on a relationship that part of the Brits consider is not satisfying enough. -Carles Puigdemont

My mother was a full-time mom, and Dad started his own business. He was a mini-American dream story. Came from Russia at age 4, started his own pen business in Brooklyn. The company isn't around now, but he created his own healthy little world, leaving a decent legacy. My dad taught at Cooper Union but was never fully graduated himself. -Bonnie Hammer

Whatever threats Remain may continue to fire at us, they cannot answer the simple and most basic proposition: that only by leaving the European Union can we control the numbers coming to our country. -Nigel Farage

I have no regrets in going into politics or leaving the Tollywood for a while. -Chiranjeevi

What's been unique about our acquisition is that Google is leaving us independent. That actually means that the company is structured the same… We really are a company within a company. -Noam Bardin

The financial crisis and the Great Recession posed the most significant macroeconomic challenges for the United States in a half-century, leaving behind high unemployment and below-target inflation and calling for highly accommodative monetary policies. -Jerome Powell

Although this should not be so, historians reconsider presidencies based on how the presidents conduct themselves after leaving office. -H. W. Brands

I was born in Nashville, Tenn., but I have lived in a number of places. In 1937, I moved to Baltimore, Md., where I attended junior high and high school. I lived there for five years before leaving for college. -Nancy Roman

The Obama administration contends that starting a for-profit business means leaving religious liberty behind. The administration has effectively told the Supreme Court that for-profit companies have no right to act on moral convictions the government opposes. They are about profits. That position is deeply mistaken. -Josh Hawley

We are putting value in the things that really are not valuable, things like commodities or disposable stuff that can bought, but the rainforest has been undervalued, because the value shouldn't be in the trees that you take out; it's should be with leaving the trees to preserve the life system that sustains life on the planet. -Trudie Styler

Far too many government spending programs have gone years, even decades, without being reauthorized, leaving the American people less able to effectively review, rethink, and possibly eliminate government programs. -Cathy McMorris Rodgers

My father was a doctor, but his passion was making cars, and he was also very good at carpentry. He was a gem, and I don't blame him for not understanding me. When I told him that I would be leaving, he checked his pocket and took out 100-rupee note and gave it to me. He did not like that I was leaving, yet he gave me the money. -Harshvardhan Rane

I put my diet chart aside when I am in MP! Be it poha, jalebi, daal baafla, or namkeen, I always make sure that I relish the local delicacies before leaving Indore. Indore is a must visit for all the foodies. -Sriti Jha

I want to keep working. I have been stuck in this routine of coming to the set, putting on my make-up, eating, and leaving for home. -Nia Sharma

Leaving North Korea is not like leaving any other country. It is more like leaving another universe. -Lee Hyeon-seo

I'm so good at Atletico. Honestly, I don't see myself leaving. -Antoine Griezmann

I love to score runs rather than defending or leaving the ball. That is an important aspect of my batting: I don't want to waste balls in any form of the game. -Virender Sehwag

People end up on the street for many different reasons – leaving care or hospital, problems with debt, unemployment, mental health, family breakup – and so the help they need is varied, too. -Sadiq Khan

The first year at Juilliard is, I think, the best. And partly why I left – I only went one year. Partly why I felt okay leaving is that the most important elements, I believe, happen in the first year. What they do is they tear down all your conceptions of acting, and they take away all your tricks that you've learned. -Wes Bentley

I certainly hope that we can all continue to be forces for good after leaving the White House. -Valerie Jarrett

It is imperative that the United States lead in preventing Iran from ever acquiring a nuclear weapon. That requires vigorously enforcing the Iran deal while leaving all options on the table, including military force if necessary. -Brad Schneider

I may be leaving the Senate, but the next chapter in my public service is just beginning. -Orrin Hatch

The fact is that the rich are getting richer while the poor are being left behind. Women remain under-represented in boardrooms and under-engaged in the global workforce. Environmental change is leaving the poorest countries vulnerable. Voters are becoming more and more politically polarised and partisan. -Richard Quest

When you are a country that is economically well-off – we are not leaving people to live on the street without help – then you have to be strict on immigration because you become the most attractive country to go to. -Erna Solberg

The way I play, it's very much more a mental game than a physical game. I'm looking for space and where are players leaving space. Defensively, where are we at numerical disadvantages? Do I shift more to the left because they have more players on their right side? It's about reading the game before the game happens. -Becky Sauerbrunn

I never leave my computer open. That becomes a big OCD thing. If I see people leaving their laptops open, I always close them. -Carly Chaikin

I left 'Spring Awakening,' and within a month of leaving the show, I came out to my parents and to my friends and broke up with my boyfriend and moved into an apartment of my own and completely changed my life. -Jonathan Groff

Before I was elected to Congress, I helped to create the public corruption unit in the office of Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan. Unfortunately, business was good. Among the usual suspects were government contracts steered to insiders – leaving Illinois taxpayers holding the bag. -Raja Krishnamoorthi

For my parents, leaving the close social quarters of Abilene was like getting out of jail. They were not true West Texans; they had not come to love the unending monotony of mesquite barrens or the high, hot blue sky that made sunsets a matter of prayerful thankfulness. -Lawrence Wright

There is enough material in the Kuiper Belt to build anything out there. We could gobble up all the little asteroids, filtering out all the volatile materials, leaving us with bits of rock and using that to make some incredible structures. -Alastair Reynolds

You hate missing games. You hate leaving your teammates out there. -Blake Griffin

What I'm trying to do is to use my hologram at the same time in multiple locations, so I can be in front of thousands of people without leaving my office. -Pierre Nanterme

The fact is that during the post-1989 heyday of globalization optimism, political and business elites did not think enough about the prospect – plainly predicted in economic theory – that trade would harm some people even while leaving society as a whole better off. The result was overpromised benefits and inadequate adjustment plans. -Arancha Gonzalez

I understand the law of sowing and reaping. It is a spiritual law that has tremendous physical implications. Every time that we delay or frustrate what we can do today, leaving it till tomorrow, we hold back the future. We, too, must reap what we have sown by experiencing delays. -Yemi Osinbajo

One thing the Giants are great at is pretty much leaving you alone and working with what you have. A lot of organizations might try to change guys right away. Not the Giants. -Matt Cain

I never said I was leaving the entertainment industry. -Jessica Jung

We're always going to party and have fun. We'll always be pushing it and leaving you with something to remember. -Pepa

Nobody in their right mind will even attempt or even think of leaving the European Union, because they will understand that it is not in their best interest. -Jose Angel Gurria

There are always moments when I think about leaving skating, but when I think about that, I'm not very smart, and I'm not very pretty, and there's nothing else that stands out about me besides my skating. -Mirai Nagasu

I'm not comfortable leaving the apartment if the bed isn't made or a chair isn't tucked into the table. -Leandra Medine

I thought I was leaving elected office and politics in order to focus on schooling, but as you know, schooling turns out to be frankly even more political than politics. -Eva Moskowitz

I grew up in the Midwest and never really felt at home there, and when I got to New York, I was really fearless. I feel like I really fell in love with the the place. But then, it's a place where your world is really big at first and then becomes really small. I found myself hardly leaving my neighborhood, like I made it into a small town. -Kevin Morby

Even when we think or talk about recycling, lots of recyclable stuff ends up getting incinerated or in landfills and leaving many municipalities, diversion rates – they leave much to be recycled. And where is this waste handled? Usually in poor communities. -Majora Carter

I just don't touch my brows! Hopefully, leaving them be will pay off so that I still have them in the future. -Kaia Gerber

Organizations relying upon young, idealistic, and mission-driven people to work at below-market compensation over the long-term will burn them out and find the best people leaving over time. -Andrew Yang

I think there is a value in leaving the world a little better off, and movies can do that in a minor way. -David Lowery

If you're early on in your career and they give you a choice between a great mentor or higher pay, take the mentor every time. It's not even close. And don't even think about leaving that mentor until your learning curve peaks. -Stanley Druckenmiller

Unless we address those that are leaving prisons, we can't begin to repair the damage of mass incarceration and make our communities whole and healthy once again. -Susan Burton

If I only care about equality for transgender people, then I am leaving so many people behind – if I'm not at the same time seeking to end discrimination against people of color, seeking to end discrimination against women, seeking to ensure that people of every religious background have an equal opportunity. -Sarah McBride

I remember going to 'The Wood' and leaving my friend and my mom, who I came with, to go sit in the front row because I was so excited. -Lena Waithe

I get asked a lot about writing for games and prose and film, and I will do some, but I can never see myself leaving comics. I love it too much. -Gail Simone

When I told my friends and family that I was leaving Stars to open a burrito shop in Denver, they thought I was crazy, but not long after the success of the first Chipotle, I knew I had to open just one more, so I opened a second one on Colorado Boulevard, which turned out to be even busier than the first. -Steve Ells

In a world where families are drowning on beaches to escape war, leaving the church because of sexual abuse, or denied access because of sexual orientation, the utopia that Pope Francis desires may be impossible for the church to attain. -Anthea Butler

The pope's instruction for priests to forgive may mean, in some cases, the difference between a woman staying in the Catholic Church or leaving for a more understanding and empowering church nearby. -Anthea Butler

With a smartphone in tow and a playlist humming, a runner may miss the crunch of leaves underfoot, the enthusiastic cheers of benevolent strangers, or even her own breath. And, for many runners, leaving the mobile device at home is the most liberating part of the sport. -Mary Pilon

The Pulitzer Prize was established when Joseph Pulitzer died in 1911, leaving a bequest to create the eponymous award. An immigrant from Hungary, Pulitzer struck it rich by combining the 'St. Louis Post' and the 'St. Louis Dispatch' to make the – wait for it – 'St. Louis Post-Dispatch.' -Nell Scovell

To clarify the facts to everyone, yes, I did have a heart attack. I was on a plane leaving from Los Angeles, CA, heading to Secaucus, NJ, for a comic convention when I started to feel some discomfort in my chest. -George Perez

Crocodiles are an apex predator and crucial to the ecosystem, keeping waterways and wetlands healthy. Crocodiles eradicate the weak, sick, and injured wildlife, leaving only the healthy to prosper. -Terri Irwin

My brother and I have a profound nostalgia for our youth, and I think people need to come to terms with things leaving and being gone. -Cole Sprouse

We all have something in our past that is gripping us, and 'Violet' is very much about leaving those things behind. -Joshua Henry

Everyone's got something that they've held onto from their childhood or from a past relationship, someone who's told you what you are, and it's leaving all that behind and living a happy life and realizing that a lot of that is inside you – really uncovering that. The story – those themes – are heavy themes that everyone can connect to. -Joshua Henry

I'm great at leaving. I am less talented at getting left, though I should be better, given how much it's happened. -Mary H.K. Choi

The thing about leaving New York is that you can come back. -Mary H.K. Choi

After a couple of years at Vertigo, I realized that if I was going to be a professional artist, I'd have to devote myself to it full time, so I ended up leaving my job there and went freelance. -Cliff Chiang

Once I've properly finished a book, my ideal state of being would be to never think about it again. But with 'Capital,' I felt I'd spent so much time with the characters that they were very, very real, and I definitely had a sense of loss about leaving them behind in a way I've not quite had before. -John Lanchester

After leaving college, I was in a show called Sculpture by Women where I was asked to talk about my history of victimisation in art, and I genuinely didn't think I had been victimised. Although I obviously believe in a lot of the feminist aspirations, I was wary about being dragged down by the politics of it. -Cornelia Parker

An elephant funeral makes me weep every time, and so does an ad with a kid leaving home for college. -Andrew Sean Greer

So many writers don't like to write… I like to write, and sometimes I'm afraid I like it too much, because when I get into work, I don't want to leave it. And as a result, I'll go for days and days and days without leaving my house. -Harper Lee

'A Different World,' for me, was in a lot of ways responsible for me going to college. I wanted to go to a black college, and I wanted to get out of Los Angeles. It's just a natural part of all of our journeys, that idea of leaving home. -Kenya Barris

I really care about leaving a trail of goodness wherever we can. -David Droga

I spent grades one through nine in Baltimore City, leaving for reasons that had nothing to do with the quality of education I was receiving. -Laura Lippman

It can be painful leaving parts of yourself behind. Change and shuffling off your previous skin is traumatic, but it can be done. -Jamie Parker

The vote in the United Kingdom in favor of leaving the E.U. attested to the loss of elite influence. -Richard N. Haass

Sometimes I shoot out of bed like it's a relay race, and I'm on the phone, leaving voice mails. -Kate Spade

Military families are resilient through countless relocations, leaving friends, networks and transitioning to new schools and new jobs while fitting in to new communities. -Elise Stefanik

Almost everything I operated was in Melbourne and Perth, but in the end, I just couldn't bear the thought of leaving. Sydney is my home. -James Packer

There was a point where I was leaving for California when I was 22. It was a tough decision to make because, at that time, my mother and father both ran a successful chain of women's lingerie stores in metro Detroit. Two were called Bra World, and two were called Lulu's Lingerie. They were great. They did well. -Ted Raimi

Ecstasy is almost never discussed anymore, but leaving the earth is one way of attaining it. To exchange ecstasy for death is often the bargain. -Caterina Fake

I think about issues like climate change, and how six of the 10 worst impacted nations by climate change are actually on the continent of Africa. People are reeling from all sorts of unnatural disasters, displacing them from their ancestral homes and leaving them without a chance at making a decent living. -Opal Tometi

Far from ending, systemic racism reinvents itself to conform to what is publically acceptable, leaving the quality of black life diminished and more permanently fixed with each passing decade. -Opal Tometi

What happened with 'Mad Men' was I had just had my child, I was in a very literally and creatively fertile time in my life, and I wasn't leaving the house much. So when 'Mad Men' came along, I was so excited to leave the house. Like, I get to go do this beautiful thing. -Abigail Spencer

The glib, facile, simplistic, and prefabricated language by which we as consumers are constantly surrounded is a language that flatters us, that urges us to indulge ourselves, to get away from it all, to be unique by opting in, talking back, liking us on Facebook, leaving a review, sharing, retweeting, etc. -Tracy K. Smith

There's this unspoken assumption when you're the child of a doctor that nothing is ever wrong with you – or at least nothing horrendous enough to warrant your father leaving work. -Jenny Mollen

Out of culinary school, I worked as a pastry cook in amazing restaurants for years. I ended up leaving the pastry cook scene because, though I loved the industry, the restaurants and the chefs I worked for so much, I had to be honest with myself. I was never going to be them. -Christina Tosi

When I was younger, I definitely wish I had felt more… I just wish I had started actually putting out my music earlier because I didn't do it until I graduated high school and felt like I was leaving. That's mostly because I have never liked my voice a lot or been like a particularly great singer. -Soccer Mommy

The '60s were a remarkable time because several things were happening at once. Men were leaving planet Earth, kids were breaking into the television age, and I was able to see Neil Armstrong walking on the moon. -John M. Grunsfeld

I've made a lot of sacrifices. When I was younger, I didn't see my family. I'd go and train all the time, not seeing friends, leaving the country, and stuff like that. -Paul Pogba

Folks are leaving Silicon Valley, mostly because they can't afford to stay. -Glenn Kelman

When I wrote 'Monsoon,' I always imagined the music video being shot in India. The song had so much to do with my time in India with my mother as well as leaving her in India during the monsoon season to visit my family in N.Y. It really was a dream come true when I was given the opportunity to shoot in India. -Amber Mark

Sometimes I think that we are living in a simulation controlled by the reigns of a destructive child who often gets bored or distracted, leaving us trapped inside feedback loops for years at a time. -Mija

I lead a very quiet life and never court publicity. I don't go to a restaurant and let slip I'm leaving by the back door, like some celebrities. -Alex Kingston

I am the most conservative person you will ever come across, and that's because I'm good at reducing risks while leaving the potential rewards high. -Theo Paphitis

After leaving Queen, I decided to stop doing those mega-four-month tours. I go out for a month, and my dog recognizes me when I come home. -Paul Rodgers

There were personality clashes in Free, really. I think it's as simple as that; I think we felt we weren't leaving each other enough room to develop in our own way, and we were restricting each other. So we said, let's go different ways. -Paul Rodgers

My reason for leaving 'Beautiful', because I had such an amazing time on that show, was by the time I left, I had been doing the show for almost two years. I was a little burnt out. -Jessie Mueller

I went to Carnegie Mellon for a year and a month or two, and then I dropped out because I got a movie. I didn't anticipate ever leaving school – I was a really serious drama student – and then that happened, and my life sort of took a turn. -Hale Appleman

When I'm really fixated on a bit of writing, I can easily spend six days without leaving the house and barely leaving my room. -Alex Garland

I have amassed an enormous amount of songs about every particular condition of humankind – children's songs, marriage songs, death songs, love songs, epic songs, mystical songs, songs of leaving, songs of meeting, songs of wonder. I pretty much have got a song for every occasion. -Donovan

It's like a dream come true, coming to the Olympic trails and leaving being the champion. -Tori Bowie

A relationship can be deeply damaging without anyone leaving marks on you. So many people – especially young women – end up trying to maintain those emotionally abusive relationships because we don't think it's that bad and that we are really some of the lucky ones because we haven't experienced 'real' abuse. -Lauren Mayberry

Politicians used to have the confidence to tell us stories that made sense of the chaos of world events. But now there are no big stories, and politicians react randomly to every new crisis – leaving us bewildered and disorientated. -Adam Curtis

Even leaving aside its military bases, America's influence on the domestic ordering of British life has been enormous, though sometimes unrecognised. -Linda Colley

I went to bed on the night of Brexit, of that vote for leaving the E.U., and I said to everyone it will be a 70/30: nobody wants to leave the E.U. I woke up on the bus in Glastonbury, and everybody had their heads in their hands. They could not believe it. I could not believe it. -Roisin Murphy

I didn't read a book until I was 31 years old when I was diagnosed with dyslexia. Books terrified me. They made me nervous. Now I know you can travel to the bottom of the ocean or to outer space or anywhere in between without leaving your armchair, and I'm so, so sorry I couldn't read when I was younger. -Henry Winkler

My mother emigrated from Russia as a young child. She couldn't speak English and had no education. Her father died at age 32, leaving the family destitute. An uncle, who worked as a carpenter, supported the family. -Dianne Feinstein

Being on 'Corrie' is the best job I've ever had; leaving is going to break my heart. -Debra Stephenson

Virginia, like most states, has few guidelines about how closely parents are expected to supervise their children. As a result, I was charged not with leaving my son in the car, but with the misdemeanor of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. -Kim Brooks

People don't think that leaving children alone is dangerous and therefore immoral. They think it is immoral and therefore dangerous. -Kim Brooks

When it comes to vampires, Daniel Gillies's Elijah is the cream of the crop. Since leaving 'The Vampire Diaries' to headline 'The Originals,' we've seen the brother of Klaus grow from the altruistic, steadfast, suit-wearing stud into a complicated, nuanced lead. -Rebecca Serle

I never, ever imagined leaving Great Britain. -Dan Smith

I never considered leaving Real Madrid or that it was a mistake to come here. -Luka Modric

It is very hard leaving home for life on the road. The toll that it takes is actually immeasurable, and you can think all you want about what it does to your relationships, but the way it actually plays out is very deep and very unique to those personalities that are involved. -LP

The teacher crisis is something we are really worried about during the byelection in Mount Albert. I counted, across a month, seven teachers I identified just in my area who were all leaving – not the profession but Auckland. -Jacinda Ardern

After leaving 'Vice Magazine' a couple of years ago and working only part time on boring administration stuff, I made antagonizing the press almost my full time job. -Gavin McInnes

I have no regrets about leaving Barcelona. -Mauro Icardi

I'm so thankful to Fox News for the chance to be on 'Outnumbered,' but I'm leaving to focus on other things. I have no doubt the show will continue to do well and wish all my friends and colleagues at the network nothing but success. -Meghan McCain

I see the young guys coming out of college. They are bombing it past me. They hit it so far, they are leaving me in the dust. -Brooks Koepka

I've never thought about leaving Anzhi since I came here. Not for a single second. -Samuel Eto'o

I bargain-shop all the time, but then I started learning about how those products are made and about how if you spend a little bit more money on ethical clothing that are using recycled materials – like, my favorite dresses are by Christy Dawn… the carbon footprint that they're leaving is so minimal, and it's really worth the extra money. -Torrey DeVitto

I don't regret anything, not even leaving Boca because it was the time to do so. -Carlos Tevez

Before leaving, I was seen as a good player, perhaps as a very good player, but as one of the many players that Bayern had. But if you play as a Real footballer, you get even more attention. Maybe that part from the fans I do not like so much. -Toni Kroos

Once, a makeup artist put a little gold highlighter on my Cupid's bow, and it accentuated the lip colour and brought the whole makeup look together. It was just a little thing, but I loved it. I do it myself now, but I have to double check myself. I'm like, 'Is this too much?' You don't want to be leaving home with a big glob of gold on your face. -Samara Weaving

Vince McMahon got really angry at me for leaving the WWE-F-G, whatever it is now. -Roddy Piper

Jesus must have had a sense of humor. I like to think of Him as a guy who got people to listen to Him by leaving them laughing and chuckling with one another. -Bil Keane

As soon as I discovered PlayStation, I was throwing hints here and there to my dad – cutting out the clipping of a video game, cutting out the clippings of the PlayStation, leaving it on his dresser. I remember on Christmas morning, I unwrapped my gift, and sure enough, it was the PS2. I've been a PlayStation guy ever since. -Paul George

When I was leaving WWE, I'd started becoming interested in applying parkour to the matches and using the ring environment in fun, new ways. -John Morrison

I am pleased about making a comeback in Bollywood, but then I really cannot think about leaving South Indian cinema. Whatever I am today is because of South films, and I cannot give up on that. -Tamannaah

'Orphee' is, for me, about changes: about moving to a new city, leaving behind an old life in Copenhagen, and building a new one in Berlin – about the death of old relationships and the birth of new ones. -Johann Johannsson

For me, a relationship with a place is very fundamental. When you're moving – when you're leaving your life and the place where you've lived on a semi-regular basis – you tend to connect the sense of your entire life to that place that you've left. -Tana French

It's all been a bit of a rush, but I think that happens when you make your debut so soon after leaving school. You've had this dream, and suddenly you're doing it, and everything happens very fast and hardly slows down. -James Milner

When I told Arsene Wenger I was leaving, he said to me, 'I have £25m to spend on a few players.' My answer was, 'Obviously, Mr. Wenger, you are not shopping in Harrods. That will only buy you one good player.' Now I have been proved right. -Patrick Vieira

I don't regret leaving Arsenal. -Samir Nasri

I love living in Manhattan, but every time I leave, I say that I'm so happy I'm leaving. -Brooke Baldwin

Seriously, how many places on this planet exist in which you get to say to your boss, 'Sorry, but I'm leaving to climb a mountain, and I won't have Wi-Fi or cell service for a week.' -Brooke Baldwin

Rational anxiety is when you're aware of the source of your anxiety. Like, if I have to host an award show or talk to millions of people on the radio, I'm going to feel anxious, and I know why. Irrational anxiety is when I'm leaving CVS, and there's a car behind me, and I'm wondering if he's following me home. -Charlamagne tha God

I don't regret leaving Bayern Munich. I am convinced it was the correct step for me. -Emre Can

Seth Rollins was just leaving Ring Of Honor when I was coming in, so I've heard him say very nice things about me in interviews and stuff. I always say nice things about him because of that respect I have for him. I watched him when I was working the independents while he was wrestling at Ring Of Honor, and I used to be blown away by his work then. -Adam Cole

I don't have regrets about leaving Real Madrid. -Angel Di Maria

Many clubs wanted to know when I was leaving Inter, and Liverpool was one of those clubs, so people were surprised I chose Galatasaray. -Wesley Sneijder

Every time I see a paper, for what seems like a year or more, there is a story saying that I am leaving City or that I want to go. But I've never said that, so the stories don't come from me. I've always wanted to stay at City and fight for my place. -Edin Dzeko

It was tough for my family. My father was working; my mother was working. Sometimes I was alone at home after leaving school. -Lukas Podolski

'Padman' was about my early life and struggles, including my wife calling me a psycho and leaving me. -Arunachalam Muruganantham

I do not see Dean Ambrose leaving WWE to go somewhere else. -Booker T

I have to fight the impulse to use my phone as an alarm clock rather than leaving it in another room. If I don't, I will wake up in the middle of the night and think, 'I'll check my messages. Or the number of my book on Amazon.' -Sherry Turkle

For all the brave talk of Brexiteers that the E.U. needs us more than we need them, the reality is that they hold all the cards, and they are going to punish us for leaving. -Anna Soubry

We are leaving the E.U. I accept that. But I made a decision I was never again going to vote against my conscience, and that stands. -Anna Soubry

I'd never been one for leaving the comforts of home. That person wasn't me; I didn't spend my formative years youth-hostelling round Rwanda or climbing Everest in a tie-dye playsuit to raise awareness of something or other. -Sue Perkins

My parents went out of their way for me ever since I left school. When I was 15, I said to Mum, 'I'm leaving school,' and she was like, 'Okay.' I joined a cover band and played three nights a week, and they were really supportive of that. -Orianthi

Do I regret leaving Milan? I decided I needed a change. I needed to find new ideas, and that was the best thing for both parties. -Andrea Pirlo

For any footballer who plays for Real Madrid in the modern era, the prospect of leaving the club must feel like a step down no matter where they go – but it does not have to be like that. -Paul Scholes

People accused me of leaving Napoli for money, but that was not true and really annoyed my family. -Fabio Quagliarella

I don't regret leaving Napoli. -Fabio Quagliarella

I'm a firm believer in not leaving people out to dry. -Mark Henry

My dad is really the reason I have this hard work ethic. I can fully remember him leaving home at 5 o'clock in the morning and not coming back until midnight. -Mustafa Ali

A growth strategy requires tax rates that people are prepared to pay and cannot avoid or do not wish to avoid by going offshore or leaving the country. -John Redwood

We are incapable of leaving anything to the imagination and loath to leave anything out. Maniacal thoroughness has become our national verbal ideal. -Florence King

When I used to leave behind my wife and kids and go into training camp for nine weeks at a time, I felt it, especially if you're having young children and leaving them literally within weeks of them being born. -Naseem Hamed

For too long have many of us in India imagined a future in which the country would rise, leaving the rest of the subcontinent behind. This is neither possible nor warranted. -Sanjaya Baru

Looking back, it wasn't easy when the news broke that I was leaving Dortmund, but that's behind me now. -Mario Gotze

I don't do well with my children leaving the nest. -Kyle Richards

I try to send out a good message – I sometimes get asked for advice for leaving home and trying to 'make it' overseas. I would always say think long term, and think bigger picture: make the sacrifice. -Daniel Ricciardo

It's difficult to understand someone leaving Barca, with the best players in the world. -Luis Enrique

When I bought my first little flat, it was two bedrooms, so I got Sarah Phelps to live with me. My years-later-to-be husband was slightly thinking, 'Why are you inviting your friends to live with you?' I was very resistant to leaving my friends. -Nicola Walker

After leaving 'Grey's,' I left 'Grey's' – like, let it go. -Chyler Leigh

I'm leaving Atlanta the same way I arrived, with great affection for the fans and a mutual respect. -Gerardo Martino

Some MPs, some very senior civil servants and others, are basically conspiring – and I use the word deliberately – in order to try and prevent us from leaving the E.U. They have never accepted the verdict of the British people in the referendum. -Mark Francois

A fan requested me for a photo, after which he made his whole family click photos with me, and while leaving, he told his family that I was Katrina Kaif! -Hina Khan

I think we had kind of a die-hard fan base when it came out, but a lot of the people were angry with Motley for getting rid of Vince, or Vince leaving or whatever happened. -John Corabi

Nothing's hipper than leaving the set of 'Girls' in Brooklyn and having a teamster drop you off at your Broadway show. -Peter Scolari

From Software believes all the things we have learned in the past titles can be best reflected in the future only by starting work on a new franchise or series. That's the philosophy behind us trying to make a decision about leaving the 'Dark Souls' franchise. -Hidetaka Miyazaki

There was an offer from Tottenham when I was leaving Spain to go to Milan, and at the time, I chose to go to Milan because of their history and tradition in the world of football. -Rivaldo

After leaving school, I worked as an electrician before becoming an actor. -David Jason

Ronaldo leaving would seem to have ended the competition between Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo because people rarely mention one without mentioning the other. A lot of people are interested – me, too – to see how it will affect Real Madrid's football and what they might do in the transfer market. -Ernesto Valverde

I'm a fan of leaving people hungry; I don't like leaving people satisfied. -Jessie Reyez

I can't say that I never will or would go back to the WWE. I honestly never intended on leaving until I retired. However we don't choose our destiny. We just live it. -Mickie James

I don't have even a moment of regret for leaving my career behind. -Namrata Shirodkar

If you're a fan of One Direction, 2015 felt like one hit after another. Between Zayn leaving and the band announcing their hiatus, this was the year that Directioners would love to pretend didn't exist. -Anna Todd

It was Martin O'Neill who said, 'You're a central midfielder.' He put faith into players. He was very clever at getting into players' heads, leaving little remarks to make me believe more. The players at Villa all moved up another level under him. -Gareth Barry

I've had to work so hard in my career to get to this point, from leaving City and going to the Championship to work my way back up. I believed I could do it, and I'm grateful to Burnley and Tottenham for letting me do it in the Premier League. -Kieran Trippier

Before leaving the Marines, I was the Training Non-Commission Officer, where it was my job to set up all training scenarios each week that my unit would partake in. -Lacey Evans

I don't want to take anything that's coming in for the sake of work. I want to choose carefully, as I have done since leaving 'EastEnders.' -Tamzin Outhwaite

The U.K. government has been clear that it wants to use the opportunity of leaving the E.U. to design a future immigration system that works in the best interests of the country. A key part of this system must be creating an environment that allows us to achieve sustainable levels of net migration. -Amber Rudd

In my 20s, I was leaving university, getting married, or having a baby. And then, in my 30s, I was just keeping my head above water. When I hit 40, I thought, 'I have got to get a grip of my life and really point it in the direction I want it to go rather than just swim hard against the current.' -Amber Rudd

Stalking can have devastating consequences, and I am determined that we do all we can to protect victims from these prolonged and terrifying campaigns of abuse that can last years, leaving many people too afraid to leave their homes and unable to get on with their lives. -Amber Rudd

When I was 12, my mother passed away from heart failure, leaving us in grief and in debt from her medical bills. -Arnel Pineda

It hurts me that Puyol is leaving Barcelona, and I wish him well. For me, he was always the fire that the team needed. -Edgar Davids

If I regret leaving City, I'd regret leaving Madrid, I would regret Arsenal, and I would regret maybe even Metz, where I started off. So I have no regrets in life; life is too short to start regretting things. -Emmanuel Adebayor

I didn't like it as a player when I felt a coach was fudging the reasons for leaving me out. As a player, I wanted to know where I was lacking in my game and where I could improve in order to get back in the team. -Gareth Southgate

Accepting that my time with Arsenal was over was difficult because I never imagined leaving. -Wojciech Szczesny

It's more difficult for me to get into a character in the lead-up as opposed to leaving it. -Dacre Montgomery

I was learning 'Changes' at the time that my mom was sick and she was leaving me. And those last verses in that song, they really struck my soul, totally. -Charles Bradley

I really wanted to put myself out of my comfort zone, and that meant leaving England and really changing culture and different ideas and philosophies in a club environment. -Nikita Parris

When you are thinking about going away for a long duration mission, it has to be part of your mindset that you're leaving your family, but it's for the right reasons, for good reasons, and hopefully helping humanity. -Sunita Williams

When I go skiing in New England, I usually wake up early and drive up to Vermont, New Hampshire, or Maine to make it in time for chairlift opening. That means leaving early and getting breakfast at one of the little quaint diners up in the mountains. -Sunita Williams

Toni Kroos leaving the German national team would hurt me very much. -Lothar Matthaus

I have no regrets about leaving, and I don't miss being at United at all. -Peter Schmeichel

Since leaving DB, I have participated in many conferences and swish events that other financial institutions have held for their women's groups. -Stephanie Ruhle

When I first entered this business, I said, 'Well, this will be good to stay in for 10 years or so; then I'll start a family.' Then 10 years came, and I thought, 'I'm just hitting my stride. There's no way I'm leaving.' -Stephanie Ruhle

The U.K. is leaving the E.U. but not Europe. -Frans Timmermans

It's about leaving a legacy. People will always remember what you did. That's why I run the way I run. -Le'Veon Bell

I know I wouldn't have made the callback for 'Ma' if my father's house had not burned down because I would have been in finals. My teachers would not have been chill with me leaving in the middle of my Medieval Magic final. -Diana Silvers

If I'd done 'Top Gear,' I would have had to have left my job, and I've got the best job in the world. To do 'Top Gear' and do it properly would mean leaving work, and I can't. I don't want to leave work. -Guy Martin

The main thing that triggered my depression was my isolation that was imposed on me by becoming the wife of the prime minister, and leaving my home, my family. I was young, very young, and very naive and very hopeful and enthusiastic about my wonderful new life, but it was the loneliness and the lack of being able to properly relate to people. -Margaret Trudeau

I am proud of all Army personnel serving in Siachen who are leaving no stone unturned to defend our motherland. -Rajnath Singh

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