Best Quotes About Moments

You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love. -Henry Drummond

We do not know the true value of our moments until they have undergone the test of memory. -Georges Duhamel

There are places and moments in which one is so completely alone that one sees the world entire. -Jules Renard

Great moments in science: Einstein discovers that time is actually money. -Gary Larson

Certain thoughts are prayers. There are moments when, whatever be the attitude of the body, the soul is on its knees. -Victor Hugo

Most things in life are moments of pleasure and a lifetime of embarrassment; photography is a moment of embarrassment and a lifetime of pleasure. -Tony Benn

Airline travel is hours of boredom interrupted by moments of stark terror. -Al Boliska

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough. -Rabindranath Tagore

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

I think of myself as an intelligent, sensitive human being with the soul of a clown which always forces me to blow it at the most important moments. -Jim Morrison

We do not remember days, we remember moments. -Cesare Pavese

Wait for those unguarded moments. Relax the mood and, like the child dropping off to sleep, the subject often reveals his truest self. -Barbara Walters

I have not lost faith in God. I have moments of anger and protest. Sometimes I've been closer to him for that reason. -Elie Wiesel

Flowers grow out of dark moments. -Corita Kent

The dissenter is every human being at those moments of his life when he resigns momentarily from the herd and thinks for himself. -Archibald MacLeish

The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us. -Ashley Montagu

My stage successes have provided me with the greatest moments outside myself, my film successes the best moments, professionally, within myself. -Laurence Olivier

Poets are like baseball pitchers. Both have their moments. The intervals are the tough things. -Robert Frost

It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light. -Aristotle

The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us, and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone. -George Eliot

Everybody favours free speech in the slack moments when no axes are being ground. -Heywood Broun

Wagner has lovely moments but awful quarters of an hour. -Gioachino Rossini

It is especially important to encourage unorthodox thinking when the situation is critical: At such moments every new word and fresh thought is more precious than gold. Indeed, people must not be deprived of the right to think their own thoughts. -Boris Yeltsin

Sometimes I find that in my happy moments I could not believe that I had ever been miserable. -Marion Milner

Art comes to you proposing frankly to give nothing but the highest quality to your moments as they pass. -Walter Pater

Even though people may be well known, they hold in their hearts the emotions of a simple person for the moments that are the most important of those we know on earth: birth, marriage and death. -Jackie Kennedy

Women need real moments of solitude and self-reflection to balance out how much of ourselves we give away. -Barbara De Angelis

There are moments when I can't believe I'm as old as I am. But I feel better physically than I did 10 years ago. I don't think, Oh God, I'm missing something. -Madonna Ciccone

Life is a wave, which in no two consecutive moments of its existence is composed of the same particles. -John Tyndall

Tattoos are like stories – they're symbolic of the important moments in your life. Sitting down, talking about where you got each tattoo and what it symbolizes, is really beautiful. -Pamela Anderson

Music has brought me some of the highest moments of my life. I don't even hear the music. I don't even hear the notes. I'm not aware that someone has turned on a tape machine – I'm in another world. -Jane Seymour

If you surrender completely to the moments as they pass, you live more richly those moments. -Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Our moments of inspiration are not lost though we have no particular poem to show for them; for those experiences have left an indelible impression, and we are ever and anon reminded of them. -Henry David Thoreau

Do not the most moving moments of our lives find us without words? -Marcel Marceau

Life isn't a matter of milestones, but of moments. -Rose Kennedy

All of us have moments in our lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with a white carpet is one of them. -Erma Bombeck

It is in moments of illness that we are compelled to recognize that we live not alone but chained to a creature of a different kingdom, whole worlds apart, who has no knowledge of us and by whom it is impossible to make ourselves understood: our body. -Marcel Proust

When kindness has left people, even for a few moments, we become afraid of them as if their reason had left them. When it has left a place where we have always found it, it is like shipwreck; we drop from security into something malevolent and bottomless. -Willa Cather

There are thoughts which are prayers. There are moments when, whatever the posture of the body, the soul is on its knees. -Victor Hugo

It's a pretty sure thing that the player's bat is what speaks loudest when it's contract time, but there are moments when the glove has the last word. -Brooks Robinson

Man seeks to escape himself in myth, and does so by any means at his disposal. Drugs, alcohol, or lies. Unable to withdraw into himself, he disguises himself. Lies and inaccuracy give him a few moments of comfort. -Jean Cocteau

Writing is turning one's worst moments into money. -J. P. Donleavy

The true test of a leader is whether his followers will adhere to his cause from their own volition, enduring the most arduous hardships without being forced to do so, and remaining steadfast in the moments of greatest peril. -Xenophon

I prefer to explore the most intimate moments, the smaller, crystallized details we all hinge our lives on. -Rita Dove

Minor things can become moments of great revelation when encountered for the first time. -Margot Fonteyn

Jonathan is that brilliant little fire that burns within us all, that lives only for those moments when we reach perfection. -Richard Bach

There are moments when everything goes well, but don't be frightened. -Jules Renard

It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped. -Tony Robbins

The more connections you and your lover make, not just between your bodies, but between your minds, your hearts, and your souls, the more you will strengthen the fabric of your relationship, and the more real moments you will experience together. -Barbara De Angelis

Don't be dismayed by good-byes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends. -Richard Bach

The Christian life is not a constant high. I have my moments of deep discouragement. I have to go to God in prayer with tears in my eyes, and say, 'O God, forgive me,' or 'Help me.' -Billy Graham

Unless we form the habit of going to the Bible in bright moments as well as in trouble, we cannot fully respond to its consolations because we lack equilibrium between light and darkness. -Helen Keller

This moment exhibits infinite space, but there is a space also wherein all moments are infinitely exhibited, and the everlasting duration of infinite space is another region and room of joys. -Thomas Traherne

When one is trying to do something beyond his known powers it is useless to seek the approval of friends. Friends are at their best in moments of defeat. -Henry Miller

One doesn't recognize the really important moments in one's life until it's too late. -Agatha Christie

The most glorious moments in your life are not the so-called days of success, but rather those days when out of dejection and despair you feel rise in you a challenge to life, and the promise of future accomplishments. -Gustave Flaubert

The first moments of sleep are an image of death; a hazy torpor grips our thoughts and it becomes impossible for us to determine the exact instant when the 'I,' under another form, continues the task of existence. -Gerard De Nerval

One of the greatest moments in anybody's developing experience is when he no longer tries to hide from himself but determines to get acquainted with himself as he really is. -Norman Vincent Peale

It is not that the child lives in a world of imagination, but that the child within us survives and starts into life only at rare moments of recollection, which makes us believe, and it is not true, that, as children, we were imaginative? -Cesare Pavese

Cherish all your happy moments; they make a fine cushion for old age. -Booth Tarkington

All of us, at certain moments of our lives, need to take advice and to receive help from other people. -Alexis Carrel

The real test of friendship is: can you literally do nothing with the other person? Can you enjoy those moments of life that are utterly simple? -Eugene Kennedy

Mr. Wagner has beautiful moments but bad quarters of an hour. -Gioachino Rossini

Everyone thinks they can write a play; you just write down what happened to you. But the art of it is drawing from all the moments of your life. -Neil Simon

Life is a succession of moments, to live each one is to succeed. -Corita Kent

There are certain moments when we might wish the future were built by men of the past. -Jean Rostand

I see myself as an intelligent, sensitive human, with the soul of a clown which forces me to blow it at the most important moments. -Jim Morrison

True love is quiescent, except in the nascent moments of true humility. -Bryant H. McGill

We are only beginning to learn what to say in a photograph. The world we live in is a succession of fleeting moments, any one of which might say something significant. -Alfred Eisenstaedt

The exciting part of acting, I don't know how else to explain it, are those moments when you surprise yourself. -Tom Cruise

I have had so many great moments, but I would have to say that dancing the Swan in 'Swan Lake' was such a unique and passionate experience for me. It was such bloody hard work, even at that very early age, that I would not want to try to replicate it again now. -William Kempe

The future hasn't happened yet and the past is gone. So I think the only moment we have is right here and now, and I try to make the best of those moments, the moments that I'm in. -Annie Lennox

Life is often compared to a marathon, but I think it is more like being a sprinter; long stretches of hard work punctuated by brief moments in which we are given the opportunity to perform at our best. -Michael Johnson

A lot of those little things that I really like doing are just moments of cool articulation, just little moments of phrasing that probably go over everybody's head. -Steve Vai

I think you learn a lot about a country from its art. To me, it's part of the drama of life. It teaches you that there are places, moments and incidents in other cultures that genuinely have a life of their own. -Michael Palin

No mortal man, moreover is wise at all moments. -Pliny the Elder

I've had my moments of insanity. But there is a certain responsibility to set proper examples for your children, and that influences your choices in every aspect of your life. -Andy Garcia

I opened the large central window of my office room to its full on the fine early May morning. Then I stood for a few moments, breathing in the soft, warm air that was charged with the scent of white lilacs below. -Angus Wilson

Bush the father did well in placing his sons as governors and did not forget to pass on the expertise in fraud from the leaders of the region to Florida to use it in critical moments. -Osama bin Laden

Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones. -Phillips Brooks

Everything is ironic to me. There are moments I find hysterical, but I'm probably the only one who would find that, except for a few people. -River Phoenix

In quiet moments when you think about it, you recognize what is critically important in life and what isn't. Be wise and don't let good things crowd out those that are essential. -Richard G. Scott

The title came rather early in one of Ringo's more tired and emotional moments. -Richard Lester

Film acting is really the trick of doing moments. You rarely do a take that lasts more than 20 seconds. You really earn your spurs acting onstage. I needed to do that for myself. I would hate to say at the end of everything that I never did a stage play. -Sam Shepard

Now and then, I had moments of greatness, but I never knew how to duplicate it consistently. -Ian Williams

Writing the last page of the first draft is the most enjoyable moment in writing. It's one of the most enjoyable moments in life, period. -Nicholas Sparks

The freshest moments in my films have always been with unknown actors. -John Singleton

Character is that sum total of moments we can't explain. -George Saunders

Life is a succession of crises and moments when we have to rediscover who we are and what we really want. -Jean Vanier

Many people experience Gethsemane moments. -Arthur Middleton

Art is the fatal net which catches these strange moments on the wing like mysterious butterflies, fleeing the innocence and distraction of common men. -Giorgio de Chirico

I believe, however, that such abnormal moments can be found in everyone, and it is all the more fortunate when they occur in individuals with creative talent or with clairvoyant powers. -Giorgio de Chirico

I think that I used to love Hollywood movies. I remember great phases and moments. But, unfortunately, now is not the moment. -Bernardo Bertolucci

What we value about music and literature are the moments that they create in our minds when we encounter them. -Stephan Jenkins

There are moments when the body is as numinous as words, days that are the good flesh continuing. Such tenderness, those afternoons and evenings, saying blackberry, blackberry, blackberry. -Robert Hass

I look for those moments that are 'gee whiz' moments. There's some 'gee whiz' stories in our show, and they can't be written like A-1 in the Times. They have to be written more like Page 6 in the Post. -Shepard Smith

What is free time? I'm a single mother. My free moments are filled with loving my little girl. -Roma Downey

You know, when you get your first asparagus, or your first acorn squash, or your first really good tomato of the season, those are the moments that define the cook's year. I get more excited by that than anything else. -Mario Batali

Like all tools, modern technology has produced some wonderful moments in music and also some horrors. -Hugh Hopper

I had my moments when I got very frightened that I would not recover. -Fran Drescher

Eyes is the attempt to tell the story of the Civil Rights movement and to create an emotional, intellectual constituency. But what do you do after that? The black community doesn't have institutions that pick up such moments and preserve them. -Henry Hampton

People say funny things all the time during really serious moments in life. -Mark Ruffalo

People think of these eureka moments and my feeling is that they tend to be little things, a little realisation and then a little realisation built on that. -Roger Penrose

I am always living very good moments. -Jose Carreras

It was just crazy opportunity to see that whole world and the competitions that we had in the film, like Long Beach, it was just crazy and so much fun. I felt like I lived all those moments in the movie. -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

I'm not geeky but I have my geeky, corky moments, and then I've got some aspects of cool in me, I guess. -Nick Cannon

These few dollars you lose here today are going to buy you stories to tell your children and great-grandchildren. This could be one of the big moments in your life; don't make it your last! -John Dillinger

I figure you're only here for a matter of moments. Ever since I was a kid watching movies I've always wanted to make people laugh or have some sort of emotional reaction. -Tim Conway

We ended up with 19 hours of footage and had to narrow it down to an hour and a half. Our instructions were to film everything that came up, including the more mundane moments. -Joshua Leonard

But the universe, as a collection of finite things, presents itself as a kind of island situated in a pure vacuity to which time, regarded as a series of mutually exclusive moments, is nothing and does nothing. -Muhammad Iqbal

These are hallowed moments, when every American has reason to express his gratitude to Almighty God that it has been our good fortune to witness the light of this auspicious morn. -Nelson A. Miles

'Press Your Luck' was probably the most exciting because of the unpredictability of the game and how I won on one of the three days on the very last spin against all odds. It was one of those great unpredictable game show moments. -Randy West

Kinsey would identify himself with Galileo in moments of feelings of persecution. -Bill Condon

Have you ever had one of those moments when you look up and realize that you're one of those people you see on the train talking to themselves? -Marc Maron

There are so many moments and works that influence us in what we do. Movies, music, TV and, most importantly, the profound everydayness of our lives. -Barbara Kruger

I mean, making art is about objectifying your experience of the world, transforming the flow of moments into something visual, or textual, or musical, whatever. Art creates a kind of commentary. -Barbara Kruger

I think what I'm trying to do is create moments of recognition. To try to detonate some kind of feeling or understanding of lived experience. -Barbara Kruger

The sexy moments for me, I wasn't thinking of them as sexy. I was thinking of them as more specific to my character. So it was necessary for my character's development in the movie, so that's how I played it. -Michelle Trachtenberg

Of the individual poems, some are more lyric and some are more descriptive or narrative. Each poem is fixed in a moment. All those moments written or read together take on the movement and architecture of a narrative. -Marilyn Hacker

He sort of gets comic moments. Not a lot of directors do. -Kevin McDonald

I am an English major in school with an emphasis in creative writing. I think hearing Maya Angelou speak at school last year was one of the best moments Stanford, at least, intellectually, had to offer. -Fred Savage

That's what I do and I enjoy even the hateful moments of a relationship where two people or four people come together to make a bigger mess than originally intended. -Josh Silver

The other side of it is that, despite all that, people reach out to poetry at the key moments in their lives. -Paul Muldoon

Independent dance – and, fine, it's a very good thing that it remains independent – is a much tougher life: all dancers expect that, and accept that there will be periods of not being able to work, provided there are choice moments during the year when they really can work. -Siobhan Davies

It was just one of those moments in the universe that was mine. -Carlton Fisk

For instance, when I go to the premiere on Tuesday I probably won't watch the film at all – I'll be watching the audience just to see their reaction to different moments, what I'm doing right and what I'm doing wrong, stuff like that. -Devon Sawa

I still say one of the greatest moments in my whole NBA career was getting drafted. -Kevin Johnson

I am moreover inclined to be concise when I reflect on the constant occupation of the citizens in public and private affairs, so that in their few leisure moments they may read and understand as much as possible. -Vitruvius

I want the public to know that it will be an honor for me to meet them and spend a few special moments with all those who helped me through my filmed career. -Tony Curtis

You just make sure you don't screw it up. It's going to work as long as you don't mess it up. Hopefully you have plenty of those moments in a big comedy. -Harold Ramis

Part of life is to live it, and enjoy it, and seize the moments that you find particularly pleasing. -Robert M. Parker, Jr.

Later, I made a movie with him, 'That Touch of Mink,' and we became good friends but any woman's initial meeting with Cary is right up there with the big moments of her world history. -Audrey Meadows

I really connect with those moments of doing missionary work down there and just seeing the people that are dying from disease and hunger and malnutrition. -Deborah Cox

I really think about the times that I've been through with my husband and all the stuff that we've been through together, and I think to those moments for inspiration for the role. -Deborah Cox

For me the printing process is part of the magic of photography. It's that magic that can be exciting, disappointing, rewarding and frustrating all in the same few moments in the darkroom. -John Sexton

I have a four year old and I'm telling you we did Nickelodeon last night and he embarrassed me. It was like one of those moments when I couldn't believe my kid is acting like this. I just had to just like walk away from him because he was really pushing my buttons. -Nia Long

I think it's time for me to get out, because at the moment I'm only thinking about fishing 21 hours a day, and they're the waking moments. And even when I close my eyes I'm thinking about it. -Rex Hunt

That was fun to play. There were some nice special effects coupled with some really nice moments with child and wife. I also was able to age to about 100 years in 'Brief Candle.' -Richard Dean Anderson

In Van Halen there were moments, like in some of the ballads, I put my heart and soul into those records. Those lyrics when I sang 'em, I gave myself goosebumps. -Sammy Hagar

I always was one who didn't take things for granted. But I think I do appreciate things more now. The small moments of joy that we find each day are so much more precious now than when I looked at them before. -Chris LeDoux

I am sensible of the velocity of the moments, and entering that part of my head alert to the motion of the world I am aware that life was never perfect, never absolute. This bestows contentment, even a fearlessness. -Harold Brodkey

I certainly wouldn't say that my life is a disaster, but there have been moments where I've felt like that. -Duncan Sheik

What I had said in the morning was that this is what we know has happened, but there has been no significant off-site release. Only to find out moments later that, in fact, there had been an off-site release. I still haven't gotten over that. -William Scranton

As an actress, it appeals to me because I love the idea of playing those in-between moments, the sort of behavioral stuff that one might not normally see. -Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Seeing our VH-1 Behind the Music shows just how dysfunctional some of the moments of the band were but this new line-up has put the fun back in dysfunction. -James Young

That was just my own personal program: I didn't want to get too high over the good moments because I didn't want to be saddened and depressed when things didn't go as I had planned. -Julius Erving

It's very difficult to judge relationships from the outside. You never know what happens in intimate moments with two people to know why they really support and love each other. -Eric Braeden

My obsession with time informs my poetry so completely it is hard for me to summarize it. We want time to pass, for new things to happen to us, we want to hold on to certain moments, we don't want our lives to end. -John Barton

There were time when I was into method acting that I did have moments of residual character emotions, because the method bases your emotional responses as a character on emotional experiences from your real life. -Corin Nemec

Number one is that it just scares people! Your hair is standing up on your arms, or at least that there's a few moments when you're jumping. That's what makes it a good horror movie. -Gina Philips

For art comes to you proposing frankly to give nothing but the highest quality to your moments as they pass, and simply for those moments' sake. -Walter Pater

You don't get a chance to take a breath but when you do, you have some really good comedy moments that ease up on the tension that the movie is centered around which is Kim being kidnapped and her son and husband being kidnapped and the jeopardy that they're in. -David R. Ellis

If I were to ask you for example right now to go back with me and define those moments in your life that shaped you as a person and you began to reexamine them, something would happen. -James Lipton

Any person, brought into the presence of this fact, stops for a few moments and remains pensive and silent; and then generally leaves, carrying with him forever a sharper, keener sense of our incessant motion through space. -Leon Foucault

I was literally the black sheep of the family, and there were definitely moments of discomfort while my grandmother was working through her racism. -Lisa Bonet

In the first moments, the members of the Presidium who were with me at the Secretariat were taken to the Party Central Committee under the control of Soviet forces. -Alexander Dubcek

What is thematically posited is only what is given, by pure reflection, with all its immanent essential moments absolutely as it is given to pure reflection. -Edmund Husserl

My best moment? I have a lot of good moments but the one I prefer is when I kicked the hooligan. -Eric Cantona

That's the only way to do it. Just like an actor. You can get a great performance if you do a bunch of takes and edit it. You find the moments and string them together. -Lindsey Buckingham

We had our unhappy moments but they got channelled into the kind of sadness that was necessary for singing a song about going nowhere. So it worked out very well I think. -Tina Weymouth

This communication alone, by the comparison of the antagonisms, rivalries, movements which give birth to decisive moments, permits the evolution of the soul, whereby a man realizes himself on earth. It is impossible to be concerned with anything else in art. -Robert Delaunay

There are moments when television systems are young and haven't formed properly, and there's room for lots of original stuff. Then things become more and more top-heavy with executives who are trying to guarantee the success of things. -Terry Gilliam

With photography, you zero in; you put a lot of energy into short moments, and then you go on to the next thing. -Robert Mapplethorpe

It's curious how we act in moments of personal despair. -Lawrence Welk

The essence of cinema is editing. It's the combination of what can be extraordinary images of people during emotional moments, or images in a general sense, put together in a kind of alchemy. -Francis Ford Coppola

A boy's appetite grows very fast, and in a few moments the queer, empty feeling had become hunger, and the hunger grew bigger and bigger, until soon he was as ravenous as a bear. -Carlo Collodi

I, I don't think anybody's continually happy, uh, except idiots, you know. You know, you have to have little moments of depression. -Rube Goldberg

Although I managed my schedule to be home by late afternoon most days, basically, Roselle raised our children alone. And so I missed out on a lot of wonderful moments, missed watching my kids grow into the wonderful people they are today. -Perry Como

It's funny, we all really, really got along. I don't know how it was in years past but this year, I was really with a good group of people. No one tried to sabotage each other or steal the other ones moments. -LaToya London

It's precisely in those moments when I don't know what to do, boredom drives one to try a host of possibilities to either get somewhere or not get anywhere. -Anish Kapoor

Re-investing in one's own little moments of insight is very important. -Anish Kapoor

Work grows out of other work, and there are very few eureka moments. -Anish Kapoor

Records are just moments of achievement. They're like receipts for work done. Time goes on and people keep playing music. -Bill Laswell

The benefits of the accomplished journey cannot be weighed in terms of perfect moments, but in terms of how this journey affects and changes our character. -Ella Maillart

My favorite moments in the show are when I stand by myself and sing. -Justin Timberlake

Little moments can have a feeling and a texture that is very real. -Ralph Fiennes

There are those moments when you shake someone's hand, have a conversation with someone, and suddenly your all bound together because you share your humanity in one simple moment. -Ralph Fiennes

I think one of the great moments of my life was when I could write musician on my passport. -Jon Anderson

Very often, I don't make it through moments of recording because it is genuinely funny and absolutely ridiculous that a 60-year-old grown man is making these noises. -David Ogden Stiers

Even in your darkest moments, you'll think of something that'll crack you up. -Brad Paisley

You have to grab moments when they happen. I like to improvise and ad lib. -Denzel Washington

But when you hear the complete album, it gets dark, really straight-up rock, with some really intimate moments with just me and the piano. It's not completely me because there are parts of me that aren't on that song, that are on the album. -Vanessa Carlton

One of the most surreal moments in this election was after the third debate, when I heard a talking head say, Al Gore won on substance, on the issues. But you have to give the victory to Bush because he seems presidential. -Bradley Whitford

I've had quite a few moments I've liked, so it's good enough. -Bryan Ferry

We're very open and outspoken about our faith and our beliefs. We also talk about our doubts, our moments of insecurities. We talk about it all day, how we're inspired by God. We recognize little miracles every day, and that's how we're raising our daughter. -Boris Kodjoe

All of us have moments in our childhood where we come alive for the first time. And we go back to those moments and think, This is when I became myself. -Rita Dove

Of this our true individual life, our present life is a glimpse, a fragment, a hint, and in its best moments a visible beginning. -Josiah Royce

One of the most amazing things I got from the film, so much green screen, there are so many moments and it really taught me about how important it is to have an intention when flying, when going somewhere and having an intention. -Brandon Routh

It's those moments, those odd moments that you look for and sometimes by creating this kind of loose atmosphere you find those little moments that somehow mean a lot to an audience when they really register right. -Barry Levinson

Of course there are moments that you wonder how long you should be doing it because there are other aspects which are not nice, of this lifestyle. But I just love winning. -Ayrton Senna

Dating is just awkward moments and one person wants more than the other. It's just that constant strangeness. I think it's a very real thing. -Jason Schwartzman

I have three kids and a wife, and any moments that aren't dedicated to working on this film in some way, or family, are immediately reserved for sleep. -Brad Bird

All I try to do is create an atmosphere that seems comfortable enough, that it removes tension and everyone feels free. If they feel free then behaviour happens, small moments happen and that's what ultimately works the best for me. -Barry Levinson

I didn't need clothes. I was allowed the opportunity to act out moments you don't get the opportunity to experience in your own life, let alone as a character in a film. I didn't feel naked. -Marguerite Moreau

There is a frustration too, that at moments when there's not a coup, when there are not people in the streets, that the country disappears from people's consciousness. -Edwidge Danticat

Especially moments when things are very difficult and complicated for me and I am still trying to grasp what is happening and I am still trying to understand and to reach family back home. -Edwidge Danticat

The challenge, really, on any new film is to try to avoid that and achieve a few moments that aren't cliche. -Adrian Lyne

There are rhythmic ideas which sometimes only work up to a point. In writing there are moments when it just comes off the page, it's not just a collection of notes. -Harrison Birtwistle

I just got one last thing, I urge all of you, all of you, to enjoy your life, the precious moments you have. To spend each day with some laughter and some thought, to get you're emotions going. -Jim Valvano

Not only will this make you treat each moment more preciously, but you will be more patient with yourself and with others, recognizing that there are millions of moments on the path to any worthwhile achievement. -Menachem Mendel Schneerson

So during those first moments of the day, which are yours and yours alone, you can circumvent these boundaries and concentrate fully on spiritual matters. And this gives you the opportunity to plan the time management of the entire day. -Menachem Mendel Schneerson

It made me alive to the fact that the most important thing sometimes is what isn't said – to prepare for moments of revelation that can be read entirely on actors' faces without dialogue. -Robert Towne

The progressive movement against the war of occupation in Iraq is a reason for hope, as is resistance to free trade agreements in Latin America. Those are moments that we have to celebrate: that people still find the resolve and energy to resist. -Danny Glover

Probably one of the happiest moments, outside the birth of all of my kids, was the first time we won an Emmy, that the show won an Emmy. That was a big night. -Dick Van Dyke

As the years have gone on, I find one of the dangers of watching dailies… is you fall in love with moments. -Kevin Spacey

The three great moments of my life had to be the concerts of Ellington in 1938, Dizzy in '48, and Ella in '52. -Boris Vian

I had never done Shakespeare before, but I don't think you can be an actor and not do it. There were moments when I thought, I'm just not going to be able to pull this off. -Jessica Lange

Spending waiting moments doing crossword puzzles or reading a book you brought yourself. -Marilyn vos Savant

Film is shot in fragments, and the same moments can be shot again and again until the director is satisfied. -Bruce Beresford

That was one of those moments where I felt so confident. I played three matches in the same day. -Gabriela Sabatini

There have been only rare moments in history where individual histories were able to run their course without wars or revolutions. -Raymond Queneau

But I try to steal other moments. Sometimes I get up very early in the morning and enjoy a quiet house and cup of tea before the craziness begins. Other times, I'll take a quick walk on the beach. You can find peace in a few minutes. -Cindy Crawford

Weird people follow you in the streets, you can't sit alone in a restaurant or a cafe and read a book in peace, and I think everybody values those moments of being alone. -Winona Ryder

Painting picture by picture, I followed the impressions my eye took in at heightened moments. I painted only memories, adding nothing, no details that I did not see. Hence the simplicity of the paintings, their emptiness. -Edvard Munch

Some moments it feels longer, other moments it feels like it's flown by; you can't believe you've done it all that time… Overall, you have a strong sense for the full spectrum that you've sort of traveled. -Andre Agassi

I had moments of my actions and words not reflecting who it is I am – if that defines a punk, then yes, absolutely. -Andre Agassi

I had my moments for sure but I wasn't confrontational. And sometimes you get on the court and you'd find yourself very confrontational. It was all a discovery. -Andre Agassi

There were wonderful moments when I was singing for the first time in the Olympia Theatre and I was pregnant with my son, which was very, very strange for a singer. -Nana Mouskouri

So I had to just kind of go back to the hotel, take a shower, sit quiet, dig down deep, warm up, and allow myself to move into some kind of zone. And then I remembered that a lot of my favorite musical moments are not about perfection. -Kathy Mattea

It's understanding the intention of a composer that allows a producer and an arranger to make those moments speak. -Michael Bolton

My life comes down to three moments: the death of my father, meeting my husband, and the birth of my daughter. Everything I did previous to that just doesn't seem to add up to very much. -Gwyneth Paltrow

Great moments are born from great oppurtunities. -Herb Brooks

Miracles come in moments. Be ready and willing. -Wayne Dyer

There are no ordinary moments. -Dan Millman

Human identity is the most fragile thing that we have, and it's often only found in moments of truth. -Alan Rudolph

Life all comes down to a few moments. This is one of them. -Charlie Sheen

Words can sometimes, in moments of grace, attain the quality of deeds. -Elie Wiesel

Like everyone else, I've had moments when I've felt that I've been losing my grip. -Russell Crowe

Poetry is the record of the best and happiest moments of the happiest and best minds. -Percy Bysshe Shelley

We experience moments absolutely free from worry. These brief respites are called panic. -Cullen Hightower

Even in moments of tranquility, Murray Walker sounds like a man whose trousers are on fire. -Clive James

We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. -Thornton Wilder

There are moments to indulge and enjoy, but I always know when it's time to go home and wash my knickers. -Kate Winslet

The day of the wedding went like these things generally do, full of anxious moments interspersed with black comedy. -Janet Street-Porter

There's no life without humour. It can make the wonderful moments of life truly glorious, and it can make tragic moments bearable. -Rufus Wainwright

One of life's most painful moments comes when we must admit that we didn't do our homework, that we are not prepared. -Merlin Olsen

There are moments of life that we never forget, which brighten and brighten as time steals away. -James Gates Percival

We keep passing unseen through little moments of other people's lives. -Robert M. Pirsig

Wagner is a composer who has beautiful moments but awful quarter hours. -Gioachino Rossini

Having felt people's love and support first hand through difficult moments in my life makes me feel it's our responsibility to help one another. -Gloria Estefan

In all nations an exceptional man exists that compensates the deficiencies of the remainder. In those moments, when humanity is found collectively in a state of decadence, there always remain those exceptional beings as point of reference. -Augusto Roa Bastos

There are moments when you feel free, moments when you have energy, moments when you have hope, but you can't rely on any of these things to see you through. Circumstances do that. -Anita Brookner

In my proudest moments, I think I had a real hand in the creative force of making 'Star Trek.' But most of the time, I don't think about it. -William Shatner

There are moments in life, when the heart is so full of emotion That if by chance it be shaken, or into its depths like a pebble Drops some careless word, it overflows, and its secret, Spilt on the ground like water, can never be gathered together. -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

There are moments when a man's imagination, so easily subdued to what it lives in, suddenly rises above its daily level and surveys the long windings of destiny. -Edith Wharton

You know, sometimes I get moments of inspiration when I'm writing something and then the task seems so daunting that it just kind of scares me away. -Adam Pascal

Meditation here may think down hours to moments. Here the heart may give a useful lesson to the head and learning wiser grow without his books. -William Cowper

There are moments, above all on June evenings, when the lakes that hold our moons are sucked into the earth, and nothing is left but wine and the touch of a hand. -Charles Morgan

There are moments when all anxiety and stated toil are becalmed in the infinite leisure and repose of nature. -Henry David Thoreau

There is no need to waste pity on young girls who are having their moments of disillusionment, for in another moment they will recover their illusion. -Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

There is no despair so absolute as that which comes with the first moments of our first great sorrow, when we have not yet known what it is to have suffered and be healed, to have despaired and have recovered hope. -George Eliot

If you think of 'Liberty Valance' or 'The Searchers,' there are moments in there that you'll never, ever forget… And it does not matter what century you are from. -Kevin Costner

I like to compare the holiday season with the way a child listens to a favorite story. The pleasure is in the familiar way the story begins, the anticipation of familiar turns it takes, the familiar moments of suspense, and the familiar climax and ending. -Fred Rogers

It is only the consciousness of a nonexistence which allows us to realize for moments that we are living. -Max Frisch

Our faith comes in moments; our vice is habitual. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are some moments in life, some feelings; one can only point to them and pass by. -Ivan Turgenev

There are moments when very little truth would be enough to shape opinion. One might be hated at extremely low cost. -Jean Rostand

There are moments of existence when time and space are more profound, and the awareness of existence is immensely heightened. -Charles Baudelaire

Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world. -John Milton

I experience a period of frightening clarity in those moments when nature is so beautiful. I am no longer sure of myself, and the paintings appear as in a dream. -Vincent Van Gogh

Of all the haunting moments of motherhood, few rank with hearing your own words come out of your daughter's mouth. -Victoria Secunda

In history, the moments during which reason and reconciliation prevail are short and fleeting. -Stefan Zweig

To the artist is sometimes granted a sudden, transient insight which serves in this matter for experience. A flash, and where previously the brain held a dead fact, the soul grasps a living truth! At moments we are all artists. -Arnold Bennett

I have my moments. Ever since I was a boy, I never was someone who was at ease with happiness. Too often I embrace introspection and self-doubt. I wish I could embrace the good things. -Hugh Laurie

There'll be moments when I'm out in the prison yard, chatting with the cast and the crew, getting ready to shoot a scene. And then I'll remember if I were actually an inmate, I'd only be out there an hour. The other 23 hours of the day, I'd be in my cell. It's kind of a downer. -Wentworth Miller

I just had one of those 'what the hell are we doing' moments. -Adam Savage

My favorite on screen moments are when you are really there and you know you're creating something. That's so exciting… it's why you come to work. -Jason Dohring

I think we're the only jokeless show on television. I mean really, we have no setups and no punch lines. It's not a joke show. There are funny lines and funny moments but again the comedy is born of the human experience and awkward pauses are a great part of what it is to be human. -Rainn Wilson

I identify with this guy's frustration and inability to control his fury at moments. I even identify with the way that this guy covers up a lot with humour. So yeah, it's interesting. -Bradley Whitford

Most of us have only two or three genuinely interesting moments in our lives; the rest is filler. -Douglas Coupland

Happiness is nothing but temporary moments here and there – and I love those. But I would be bored out of my mind if I were happy all the time. -Zoe Saldana

I've been very lucky in my long life. On three continents, in diverse cultures, through happy moments, not-so-happy moments, and moments as marvelous as this one, I've had the privilege of working with the cinema's greatest masters. -Dino De Laurentiis

One of my proudest moments is I didn't sell my soul for the sake of popularity. -George W. Bush

Being a mom's so empowering and incredible. I'm one of those people who believes that life brings things to you at a certain time for a certain reason, and if you just go with it, that's where the best moments come from. -Ashlee Simpson

There's moments where I want to break down and cry, but not give up. -Ashlee Simpson

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

I have sporadic OCD cleaning moments around the house. But then I get lazy and I'm cured. It's a very inconsistent personality trait. -Chris Hemsworth

There were moments when I really just thought, I don't need anything and I don't need anyone. I just want to go away and disappear. -Shania Twain

I got to see the first step, hear the first word. Most people – and certainly working moms – are not able to do that. I wanted to appreciate the fact that I had worked so hard all my life to be able to have those moments. -Sarah Michelle Gellar

I'm looking for a way out of here. I can't have it physically, so I'm going to have it intellectually. It was a beautiful thing to ride Seabiscuit in my imagination. And it's just fantastic to be there alongside Louie as he's breaking the NCAA mile record. People at these vigorous moments in their lives – it's my way of living vicariously. -Laura Hillenbrand

History is replete with examples of moments in time when we talk about deficit reduction and try to advance on it around the world, that is, where it leads to job losses, not job creation. -Tavis Smiley

Everyone here has the sense that right now is one of those moments when we are influencing the future. -Steve Jobs

I delight in the sweet and sour moments we routinely share, together applauded by muppets in leotards. -Bradley Chicho

You have to remember that reality shows capture your worst moments. -Nicole Polizzi

There are certain moments in the history of a nation when the choices made define the decades to come. -George Papandreou

Because too many times in life there's just one person that I met, just one thing that I heard, one movie that I saw, one song that was sung, that changed my life. So I'm always trying to stay awake to be in the moment, and capture the moments when they come, because they come and go all the time. -Mike Singletary

I still enjoy acting. I love the moment in front of the camera, but it's all the other moments that I don't enjoy. The 'business' aspect of it, the gossip. I really dislike about 99% of what I do, but I like that 1% when I'm on camera. -Jennie Garth

I have so many moments. I am extremely passionate about life and at the same time, I'm always depressed, so everything's always happening at the same time for me. It's the best day and the worst day too. -Amy Ray

Each album has its own cycle. We wanted to capture all those feelings and moments for this touring cycle. -Brad Delson

There are moments when you feel that the desire to work is fading, and the only way to bring it back is to get away from it, to put yourself in a state of frustration so you feel the need again. -Emmanuelle Beart

I definitely had those moments, like any actor, when you get anxious and think, 'When am I going to work again?' But I would feel that way even when I had every offer in the world coming to me. Then I became a father and I felt a little more of the anxiety that came with the responsibility of being a parent. -Chris O'Donnell

I have lived a life that has been beautiful and painful at some moments. But I am convinced others can learn how to control a certain kind of rage that bubbles up in many Americans, particularly, but not limited to, women, blacks, and other minorities. -Jayson Blair

I can mourn internally, just be quiet about it. I have my moments but I'm not a real, expressive person, especially when it comes to like sadness. -Faith Evans

Playing for England was one long roller-coaster: some ups and downs, but also quite a few moments when you're not really sure if you're enjoying the ride. -Gary Neville

One of my most laughable moments was when we visited the monkeys in Ubud – they really seemed to like me and at one point, I had three males on my head and shoulders. -Carolyn Murphy

I just remember Stella Tenant and me dancing in Donatella Versace's bathtub until like four in the morning. It was one of those 'pinch me' moments. -Carolyn Murphy

These were the moments when I was disappointed and frustrated, when I got so low because it seemed all my hard work had been wasted. But the moments passed, and the motivation to go back to rehab was there again. -Kim Clijsters

There have been many moments over the last year when I thought it was all over. -Kim Clijsters

I think in the darkest moments, we need a break. -Sonia Rykiel

I have my moments – usually twice every album – when I basically lose it. -Chris Martin

I have my moments, but generally speaking I shy away from being too lovey dovey. -Katherine Heigl

I think that everybody has a right to their own thoughts, their own feelings and their own private moments, if they want them. -Katherine Heigl

I have times when I doubt what I'm doing. When those moments hit, I think about how grateful I am to be able to do what I do every day. It was harder when I started because I didn't see the response, but now I'm out there playing for people and seeing them happy, which makes it all worthwhile. -Kimbra

To act with a tennis ball and imagine it's a tentacle, or if you're in some kind of wilderness film and you go, 'Okay, we can't have a grizzly bear here, but imagine when you step over the rock there there's a grizzly bear.' I don't know. They're tough moments. -Joel Edgerton

I've had moments where I realize my body isn't going to withstand many more seasons, but I am very satisfied with my career and I am trying not to look at retirement as a sad thing. -Cat Osterman

I've learned to think in terms of having a long career. Actors can have very long careers that last until the day we die, but there will be moments when you'll feel like you're a failure or when you're disappointed in yourself. -Bryce Dallas Howard

I definitely have had friendships and moments with people from different backgrounds and in different stages of their lives. -Sofia Coppola

For everyone, there are those moments when you have great days with someone you wouldn't expect to. Then you have to go back to your real lives, but it makes an impression on you. -Sofia Coppola

Why be in music, why write songs, if you can't use them to explore life or an idealized vision of life? I believe a lot of our lives are spent asleep, and what I've been trying to do is hold on to those moments when a little spark cuts through the fog and nudges you. -Rufus Wainwright

I believe a lot of our lives are spent asleep, and what I've been trying to do is hold on to those moments when a little spark cuts through the fog and nudges you. -Rufus Wainwright

If you look at anything, there are always comedic moments. -Bradley Cooper

Anybody who has gone through a life-changing experience will tell you there is a different understanding of what is real and what is important, and when you are going through different moments, you can reflect and go, 'I have been through worse.' -Delta Goodrem

I pass through the difficult moments in life, really difficult times on grass, during my seven years of my career. All of a sudden I felt comfortable. -Marat Safin

Most of my life I didn't feel very normal. There's definitely been some moments where I feel like, all right, I've finally graduated and I'm a normal lady. -Maya Rudolph

That's what happens nowadays with people working on computers. They can so easily fix things with their mouse and take out all the, 'Oh, somebody coughed in the background; we need to take that out' – or somebody hit a bad note. Those are all the best moments. -Jack White

I've decided to retire from top class racing. It has been an incredible experience and has provided with me some unforgettable moments. -Sete Gibernau

I have those moments with my kids and family where we try to unplug and just be in the moment. We put everything else to the side and just be there with our family. -Soleil Moon Frye

I think one of the most humiliating moments of my life was putting on spandex, personally. It's always nice when four women pull you into spandex when you're in jockey shorts. Yeah. -Michael Chiklis

I love my kids, and the moments I have with them, and it's kind of weird, it's such an age old cliche, but the way that my sons, the way they make me feel when I look at them, the way they say things, no one else would probably react to them, but it's a special thing for me. -Michael Rapaport

I totally think there was a country hair phase. If you look at all the mullets, and Dolly Parton, and Reba's hair, Tim McGraw's hair, Blake Shelton's hair, they definitely had their moments. -Julianne Hough

The day-to-day making of policy is arguing all the time. You're trying to get the right approach and the right answer, and there are moments that aren't very pleasant. But in the end, you look at the overall product. -Madeleine Albright

You have your bad moments in your career and your good moments. And it's been a good ride so far, but it's not over yet. -Maria Sharapova

When you're going through tough moments, you never know when you're going to have good moments. -Maria Sharapova

Nobody was listening when I learned how to play music. But there's something about being on stage, talking to the audience, looking at them and smiling, that's always been difficult for me. I'm a lot more comfortable now, but there are still moments of awkwardness. -Norah Jones

It was painful, but sometimes you must have these painful moments where you tear yourself away from something that isn't working. -Jeffrey Eugenides

Meryl Streep's brilliant, just brilliant. I've been fortunate to do two movies with Meryl. And for an actor to go moment to moment like she does, there's no one better. And she dances between moments. Each take is different because she's riding instincts, she's riding impulses. And she trusts that. -Jeff Daniels

Most magazines have peak moments. They live on, they do just okay, or they die. 'The New Yorker' has had a very different kind of existence. -David Remnick

'Thank you power' is writing down the moments that are good in your life so that you can go back and reflect on them – so you've got this sort of repository of good stuff in your past. -Deborah Norville

When you're in office, there are tangible moments when you can see tangible successes. -Eliot Spitzer

The moments we have behind us, you won't be able to see again. We're only responsible for what we live in right now. -Flavor Flav

The kitchen really is the castle itself. This is where we spend our happiest moments and where we find the joy of being a family. -Mario Batali

Jimmy Fallon and I play regularly at the Bayonne Golf Club in Jersey. He's eighteen holes of fun. Any time we play he has moments of brilliance, but also moments of utter catastrophe. -Mario Batali

I like those crisis moments – if you're on top of it and don't get pulled under by panic and fear, it's a very bonding thing. -Bill Pullman

We've all had those moments where we take a person for granted. -Laura San Giacomo

Everybody's life has these moments, where one thing leads to another. Some are big and obvious and some are small and seemingly insignificant. -Peter Jackson

I am shy to admit that I have followed the advice given all those years ago by a wise archbishop to a bewildered young man: that moments of unbelief 'don't matter,' that if you return to a practice of the faith, faith will return. -A. N. Wilson

I think there's a lot projected on beautiful women, period. At least, maybe this is just my fear, but I do sometimes feel dismissed before I've even been allowed to participate. I have moments of feeling really wounded. But I am pretty optimistic, and I do enjoy a lot of my life. -Shalom Harlow

Just because I am a chef doesn't mean I don't rely on fast recipes. Indeed, we all have moments when, pressed for time, we'll use a can of tuna and a tomato for a first course. It's a question of choosing the right recipes for the rest of the menu. -Jacques Pepin

I am fully aware of the critical moments we face as a country. -Antonis Samaras

Are you as much of a criminal if you don't act when there's a crime taking place in front of you as you are one of the participants? That was something that I was thinking about a lot because there are many moments in 'Less Than Zero' where horrific things happen and Clay could do something about them, but his passivity stops him. -Bret Easton Ellis

Even though I make those movies, I find myself wishing that more of those magic moments could happen in real life. -Jane Seymour

Children may not notice the positive moments in life unless we point them out to them. -Deborah Norville

I mean, if a camera's on you all the time, you don't get real moments. -Candy Crowley

I've had moments when I've thought about somebody, picked up the phone to call them and they are on the line already, and I think that maybe there's some vibration, some connection. -Clint Eastwood

Keep a good attitude and do the right thing even when it's hard. When you do that you are passing the test. And God promises you your marked moments are on their way. -Joel Osteen

And I love that even in the toughest moments, when we're all sweating it – when we're worried that the bill won't pass, and it seems like all is lost – Barack never lets himself get distracted by the chatter and the noise. Just like his grandmother, he just keeps getting up and moving forward… with patience and wisdom, and courage and grace. -Michelle Obama

If you don't have those moments where you go too far, then you're probably not going far enough. -Andrew Mason

Public hangings are teaching moments. Every company has to do it. A teaching moment is worth a thousand CEO speeches. CEOs can talk and blab each day about culture, but the employees all know who the jerks are. They could name the jerks for you. It's just cultural. People just don't want to do it. -Jack Welch

I get those fleeting, beautiful moments of inner peace and stillness – and then the other 23 hours and 45 minutes of the day, I'm a human trying to make it through in this world. -Ellen DeGeneres

I was gone so much in my first marriage. I love the moments when I engage with my youngest daughter now. It's not my thing to sit on the ground and play tea party, but I'll do it because it's a moment that will stick with me forever. -Tim Allen

A lot of the struggle I had with movies is I really loved moments and tones and feelings in a scene, and I loved creating those, but I never really had great stories to string them together. -Louis C. K.

I think we've all been misled, at moments in our lives, certainly in school situations, and things like that, with getting with the wrong group briefly, or falling in with someone who we learn the truth about and no longer want to really be with. -John Hawkes

That's what acting is – it's about… having the courage to allow your audience into the private moments of your characters' lives. -Kerry Washington

The great moments of rock 'n' roll were never off in some corner of the music world, in a self-constructed ghetto. -Bono

You can see and you can listen, but you have to have moments in which you feel. -Mike Krzyzewski

I can mention many moments that were unforgettable and revelatory. But the most single revelatory three minutes was the first time I put on scuba gear and dived on a coral reef. It's just the unbelievable fact that you can move in three dimensions. -David Attenborough

I know it when I don't know it. Sometimes I know it when I don't think I know it. I need to trust myself in these moments, these rare moments of self-doubt. -Rush Limbaugh

Like, I have had moments, which I think most people have, where you'll be watching TV, and it'll be interrupted by some tragic event, and you'll actually find yourself thinking, 'I don't want to hear about this train being derailed! What happened to 'The Flintstones?' -Al Yankovic

I've had a couple of pinch-me moments. -Emily VanCamp

I try to save being angry for the really important moments – for special occasions. -Jon Cryer

I've had moments of deep self-involvement that didn't come from a place of loving myself but quite the opposite. -Lena Dunham

I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that's how you grow. When there's that moment of 'Wow, I'm not really sure I can do this,' and you push through those moments, that's when you have a breakthrough. -Marissa Mayer

I've always been fascinated by Picasso and how he would look at a single image through multiple perspectives and from separate moments in time. He would look at a woman's face and he would see almost a three-dimensional look even though it was a flat canvas. I thought, well why couldn't we do the same thing with a football play? -Steve Sabol

There's always moments where you creep yourself out, and you think you heard something and you convince yourself that some spirit is in the room with you, but truly, I don't believe in any of that kind of thing. A lot of my friends really do. -Anna Kendrick

There have definitely been more than a few moments in my life where I'm wondering where the next paycheck will come from and how I'm gonna pay rent. -Anna Kendrick

Poetry is what we turn to in the most emotional moments of our life – when a beloved friend dies, when a baby is born or when we fall in love. -Erica Jong

At certain historic moments, grandparents took on childrearing responsibilities. In many cultures, they still do. Chinese grandparents who are able to retire at 55 are seen all over Beijing bouncing grandbabies. In the United States, we can't afford to retire at 55. -Erica Jong

We all hope for breakthrough rebirth moments. -Dane Cook

I hope in my books I help children to see their strengths, and show them I have some idea of what they may occasionally be going through. Especially at tricky moments when it is easier to go back and evade things rather than go forwards and confront them. -Nina Bawden

When you're playing the same dirty dozen night after night, the moments that keep it fresh are those when you just let go and trust everyone. -Jonathan Cain

I think one reason for a successful marriage is laughter. I think laughter gets you through the rough moments in a marriage. -Bob Newhart

There are lots of moments that are great for an actress. -Ruth Wilson

Clinton is a big personality who has led a big life, and for some of the media conventional wisdom to boil it down to a view that 'all people are really interested in' are a few moments of madness in the Oval Office gets him, the importance of the presidency, and the significance of his life, all wrong. -Alastair Campbell

My parents, and librarians along the way, taught me about the space between words; about the margins, where so many juicy moments of life and spirit and friendship could be found. In a library, you could find miracles and truth and you might find something that would make you laugh so hard that you get shushed, in the friendliest way. -Anne Lamott

If our lives are made up of a string of a thousand moments, at some of those moments we look a lot more spiritually evolved than at others. -Anne Lamott

A lesser complaint: hair extensions. There are moments on 'All My Children' when half the women actors, young and old, seem to be afflicted by android Barbie creep. All those thick swatches of lifeless strands clustering lankly round ladies' necks! Like orange tanning spray, this is a fashion fad that should be put out of its misery. -Camille Paglia

I'm thankful for serendipitous moments in my life, where things could've gone the other way. -Rick Springfield

I think all actors have a similar deal. You want some people who understand. Although it looks great – and is great – there are also shoddy moments when you feel really rotten, and when it's going well, you're not allowed to complain. -Eddie Redmayne

When we were filming 'The Darkest Hour,' we didn't even know what the aliens were going to look like, we didn't even have a graphic reference. So it was definitely a big challenge to sell those kind of extreme moments when you're just generating them from your own imagination. -Olivia Thirlby

I had a friend who worked at a hospice, and he said people in their final moments don't discuss their successes, awards or what books they wrote or what they accomplished. They only talk about their loves and their regrets, and I think that's very telling. -Brad Pitt

I always liked those moments of epiphany, when you have the next destination. -Brad Pitt

Over the last half century the television interview has given us some of TV's most heart-stopping and memorable moments. On the surface it is a simple format – two people sitting across from one another having a conversation. But underneath it is often a power struggle – a battle for the psychological advantage. -David Frost

My writing comes not from the happy moments, but from struggle and grief. -Isabel Allende

For so many years, I felt so insecure, so inferior, and I still have those moments, but I have a newfound confidence since I got in shape and changed my diet. -Marc Jacobs

Kids have awkward moments. -Kenan Thompson

I think in the early part of my career, the roles were so disparate that it never gave anybody an opportunity to understand my essence and what I would be good at doing, as opposed to what I would not be good at doing, so these little moments of beautiful things that were happening to me were consistent, but very few and very far between. -Ron Perlman

I've had some incredible moments in my life – thus far. I hope a lot more are coming. -Dionne Warwick

'Forrest Gump' is filled full of moments where your heart just cheers. -Sally Field

Growing up in the time of Title IX – it was passed when I was 10 – I got a front-row seat to so many great moments in women's sports. Of course I didn't know it at the time. -Jackie Joyner-Kersee

People who supported Obama felt like they formed a relationship, that they were being spoken to. The way that campaign worked and the way he's worked during his first term is to make people feel like he's grasping their hand, whether it's by tweeting or email, moments after an event, sometimes during an event. It makes people relate to him. -James Spader

I'm an actor, so sometimes there are moments where I think about everything that's happening and I want to cry. I'm doing what I love and I will be doing it for a very, very long time – and it's amazing. A lot of people don't get to do that. -Ashley Greene

Some of the greatest moments in life come from moments that are incomplete. -Nikki Reed

There were moments on the set when the depth of the cast of 'Dreamgirls' was almost overwhelming to me. -Bill Condon

When 'Twilight' hit the New York Times bestseller list at number 5, for me that was the pinnacle, that was the moment. I never thought I would be there. And I keep having moments like that where you just stop and say, wait a minute – how is this still going up? I'm waiting for the rug to be pulled out from under me. -Stephenie Meyer

You get moments all the time that kind of make you pinch yourself, some of them make you quite emotional. Winning a BRIT was a big moment because we were just so excited to be at the awards in the first place. Selling out Madison Square Garden was pretty amazing too. Then we woke to the news that our UK tour was sold out. It was crazy. -Harry Styles

The fun stuff comes when someone is not so strict on sticking to the script. You're allowed the spontaneity, and great moments can happen. -Jennifer Aniston

I remember times when I was at shows and the person onstage locked eyes with me. And in that moment, everything was right with the world. I think that's part of my job, to create these thousands of moments every night. And for the rest of their life, they can say, 'You guys looked at me,' or 'You sweated on me,' or 'I got your gum.' -Joan Jett

It was definitely some tough moments throughout my life, but I kind of stayed focused and came through the other end of the tunnel. -Victor Cruz

I think a moment of critical energy has suddenly emerged. But moments like this come and go unless we seize them at their height. -Jonathan Kozol

I had my moments of being humiliated, and then I had moments of doing something humiliating. I'm glad I lived out both roles. -Adam Sandler

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

I don't like to be alone, but I do cherish the moments that I'm alone with a good book. -Vin Scully

I don't think I've had love at first sight. But, I've definitely had moments where I've seen a person, and I'm like, 'Wow, there is something different about you, and I really want to get to know you.' -Josh Hutcherson

This is the price you pay for having a great father. You get the wonder, the joy, the tender moments – and you get the tears at the end, too. -Harlan Coben

The hardest thing to do in movies is be a day-part player. You have to go in, make your mark, and get out. There's a lot of leading actors who are not good for a lot of a movie, and then suddenly they have good moments, and they're like stepping-stones across a particularly feisty stream. They build careers out of that. -Brian Cox

I'm a huge supporter of the military. I think they do an incredible job. So when I get invited to go out and sing for them, some of the best moments of my life. -Katherine Jenkins

I feel that directors at times are like the janitors on the set. I am the secretary, I am the organizer, I am the maid, and I ask if they have eaten or rested. The best things are always out of your control. It's those moments that surpass the imagination that are thrilling. -Jane Campion

I'm excited about going back to 'Today,' but, at odd moments, I'll grit my teeth in anxiety. I feel like a student before the start of school. I've got my new shoes and my book bag, but I'm not sure I'll remember how to do trigonometry. During my maternity leave, I haven't used many words of more than one syllable. -Jane Pauley

I would like to prove that on TV, everyday lives can be as compelling as the life-styles of the rich and famous. Especially lives that we catch at extraordinary moments. -Jane Pauley

I tend to jot down moments, lines, interactions that don't really make any sense. I try and explain these scattered notes to my close friends, and they become more and more logical. I see screenwriting as a bit like a math equation which I have to solve. -Asghar Farhadi

If you want to uncover problems you don't know about, take a few moments and look closely at the areas you haven't examined for a while. I guarantee you problems will be there. -Bob Parsons

I won't lie, I've had a lot of discouraging moments in the past years, moments I wasn't sure about things and doubted myself. -Shania Twain

When people ask me about my story, I just go through the positive stuff: the tent-pole moments, the big landmark checkpoints. -Shia LaBeouf

I'm capable of living in the moment. And I'm especially capable of living in the moment of sitting on my sofa and watching other people's moments. -Samantha Bee

You just don't have the time to worry about what others are doing. You just want to take care of your own business. You are focused on that tee shot on the 10th tee and making it to the finish line. It's one of the most stressful moments in professional golf, but you have worked so hard to get to that point, that it really is fun. -Mike Weir

My mother is a big believer in being responsible for your own happiness. She always talked about finding joy in small moments and insisted that we stop and take in the beauty of an ordinary day. When I stop the car to make my kids really see a sunset, I hear my mother's voice and smile. -Jennifer Garner

I do think about aging. I have those moments of panic and vanity, but life keeps getting better, so you can't worry about it too much. -Jennifer Garner

I would like to have opportunities in my career to do parts that people would remember – either the whole character or certain moments that they personally could really connect to or were really affected by it deeply. -Austin Peck

I have what I call A-list moments, but believe me, I'm still on the D-list. -Kathy Griffin

When you're playing the same character for a decade it's natural that there are moments when you want to try something new. -David Schwimmer

If you win all the time, you lose the drama in life. To make the happy moments happy, you need the sad moments too. -Doug Davidson

There's been times when I've been standing in a line at a movie and someone's hit me with something really heavy about someone really close and how our music has helped them get through it. Even in our darkest moments we try and find something beautiful. -Eddie Vedder

Deep down, I reckon the sweetest moment will come when it's finally all over. When, at last, I know that I can stop fighting. Of course it'll also be a little sad. The sweetest moments, y'know, always come with just a little sadness. -Evander Holyfield

There are moments when the human body can overcome things you would never expect. -Andres Iniesta

I still enjoy acting. I love the moment in front of the camera, but it's all the other moments that I don't enjoy. The 'business' aspect of it, the gossip. -Jennie Garth

Well, that's what life is – this collection of extraordinarily ordinary moments. We just need to pay attention to them all. Wake up and pay attention to how beautiful it all is. -Alexander Payne

I have moments of weakness, but mostly I brush the criticism off… Who cares if I'm not a size zero? I don't want to be. I love my body; I'm healthy, I work out. -Khloe Kardashian

One of the greatest moments of my career was on the road promoting 'Superbad' with Michael Cera and Chris Mintz-Plasse. We were showing the movie at colleges. -Jonah Hill

'Funny People' is my favorite performance of myself to date. Even though it's a comedy and there are serious moments, I really felt like Leo felt like a real person. It didn't feel like I was playing myself. Whether it's a comedy or drama, I just try to make it as realistic as possible. -Jonah Hill

Every now and then, I have blissful moments of thanking God for all the amazing things that are happening. When I leave the White House after just meeting Obama or when I see my face on the cover of 'Rolling Stone' or when I meet someone who tells me that their daughter is inspired by me, those are moments that are incredibly joyful. -Lea Michele

The happiest moments of my childhood were when my toys broke, because then I could destroy them with impunity. -Andrew Stanton

There are a lot of mindless moments in my tunes. -Calvin Harris

Here is the amazing thing about Easter; the Resurrection Sunday for Christians is this, that Christ in the dying moments on the cross gives us the greatest illustration of forgiveness possible. -T. D. Jakes

I've fallen prey to my fair share of moments of the phobias of others and the way that that can become an attack. -Ezra Miller

'Summer of Love: Art of the Psychedelic Era,' the Whitney Museum's 40th-anniversary trip down counterculture memory lane, provides moments of buzzy fun, but it'll leave you only comfortably numb. For starters, it may be the whitest, straightest, most conservative show seen in a New York museum since psychedelia was new. -Jerry Saltz

I enjoy every minute, because there are going to be a lot of moments in your future that you're going to wish you held onto longer. -Joe Nichols

It was my duty to shoot the enemy, and I don't regret it. My regrets are for the people I couldn't save: Marines, soldiers, buddies. I'm not naive, and I don't romanticize war. The worst moments of my life have come as a SEAL. But I can stand before God with a clear conscience about doing my job. -Chris Kyle

The closest place that I feel like I come to having religious moments is always musical. -Amos Lee

I subscribe to no religion. But I believe that in the creation of art, there can be moments of God. -Andrea Riseborough

I find happiness comes from numerous sources in my life. Most often, the happy moments I cherish most are quiet moments with my wife and family back home in Nova Scotia. -Peter MacKay

In the quiet moments, the discoveries are made. -Vera Farmiga

Growing up the son of a director has made me very aware of the various turns that a directing career can take. Sometimes your films turn out exactly as you want. Sometimes they don't. I spent a lot of my childhood on sets. I think as a joke, my father gave me a line of dialogue in each of his films during the worst moments of my puberty. -Jason Reitman

Filmmaking is a completely imperfect art form that takes years and, over those years, the movie tells you what it is. Mistakes happen, accidents happen and true great films are the results of those mistakes and the decisions that those directors make during those moments. -Jason Reitman

The lighthearted moments of 'Girls' are really not speckled throughout and that to me is just super exciting, to be able to delve into the darkness that you are greeted with in your early 20s and the fear and what that makes you do, the places that you can potentially go with that. -Zosia Mamet

I think the moments that are difficult for anybody are when you see what your life could be, if only you had the courage to take the steps needed. -John Slattery

The thing that I think is the most important is taking moments to express your appreciation to your partner. A thank you or a quick kiss can go a long way toward affirming your relationship and commitment to each other. That's not hard to do even when you're juggling insane careers and three kids. -Michael Ian Black

There's been times when I've had heartbreaking moments and I'm like, 'I can't believe you said that,' or 'I can't believe you did that'. And it hurts, it still hurts, and it'll always hurt, but I've never had somebody that I truly cared about just walk out on me, whether it was a boyfriend, or an aunt, mom or dad. -Shailene Woodley

A quarter of my life has been spent on 'Secret Life.' I'm 20 and I've been doing it for five years, so I think the best moments have been when all the cast members get to work together and we get to collaborate and share experiences. We all grew up together. -Shailene Woodley

The hardest part about writing fiction is finding long stretches of time to do it: for me, this means writing mostly on Saturdays and Sundays. But I am always thinking about my characters, jotting down ideas in stolen moments and hoping I'll be able to make sense of them when the weekend rolls around. -J. Courtney Sullivan

Well, I think having your kids see you role model behavior of dignity when it's hard, when you're upset, when you want to confront somebody but you don't want to and you're nervous about it, when you are having moments where abuse of power is coming on to you. I think it's really important for kids to see how you handle that. -Rosalind Wiseman

I'd play the same character for ten years if the words and the moments that I'm playing are authentic. -David Walton

It's a very sweet and often problematic situation where people feel like they know me and they're concerned for me. It creates these strange little intimate moments. -Mike Mills

I happen to be a pessimist, and maybe that's a good thing because I don't stop to smell the roses – which is not a good personal thing. I don't stop and enjoy those moments… Always on to the next and never in the moment. -Nicki Minaj

My best and worst 'Idol' moments? I don't have a worst 'Idol' moment… I've been spectacular. Yes, I am going to toot my own horn. And then my best moment is every single moment. I'll toot it again! -Nicki Minaj

There was a time in L.A. when I drove to 7-Eleven to go grocery shopping, and I locked my keys in my car, which wasn't insured. My wallet was in there, and I couldn't call AAA, because I only had $7 in my bank account. It was one of those moments where I was like, 'O.K., I literally have nothing right now.' -Whitney Cummings

I have so many messy moments. -Angela Kinsey

As a pastor, you get invited into the most poignant moments of people's lives. Whether it's a wedding or a funeral or a hospital visit, you get invited into the center of the event, whether or not you know the people. -Rob Bell

If I'm traveling, I'll take a film camera and a digital camera because sometimes there are moments where, if you've lost it, or if coming back and it accidentally goes through the X-ray machine and it gets overexposed, you might have had a really important moment to you and you would be really upset that you didn't have a back-up. -Dianna Agron

In moments when I question if I should be having kids, I think of all those phone calls from my sister-in-law, in which, 3,000 miles away, I hear my nephews screaming for her attention. I tell her I have to go because I am packing to leave for Europe, and her tone flatlines: 'That must be nice.' -Beth Ditto

One of the great challenges of our age, in which the tools of our productivity are also the tools of our leisure, is to figure out how to make more useful those moments of procrastination when we're idling in front of our computer screens. -Joshua Foer

There are always moments of despair when you get close to jobs and lose them at the last second. It feels like getting punched in the stomach. You feel like, 'Why do I do this?' Then you go to bed, get up the next day and forget about it. -Ricky Schroder

There were always moments where I'd say, 'What else can I do with my life?' But when I was 30 years old and discovered I could write – I wrote 'Black Cloud' in six weeks – it opened up a whole new world for me. -Ricky Schroder

People we've encountered at pivotal moments who profoundly influence our direction are not necessarily the people whose names everybody knows. More often, they are the people who say or do just the right thing, at the right time. -Eric Burdon

Am I melancholy? I certainly have moments. I like to think there's a capacity for joy as well. -Stephen Dillane

'Taxi Driver' was one of the happiest moments of my career. -Cybill Shepherd

I mean, I have moments of huge frustration because of my inability to express myself linguistically as clearly as I would like to. -David Gilmour

And I've been incredibly lucky to have a long career in journalism that has given me a front-row seat to some of the most important moments in modern American political life. -Judy Woodruff

I'm of Neil Young's generation. Neil Young's songs have spoken to what it's like to be at least a white male of his generation over the years. Endlessly, he's sung about the stuff that I really care about. He's put into words the feelings that hit you at different transitional moments in life. -Jonathan Demme

We're all looking for those moments – a relief. That's why people go out and treat themselves. -Mick Fleetwood

I have more fun and more grand and glorious moments of my life than anyone I've never known. I know that some people call that manic-depress, and that other people call that being touched by God. I just call myself lucky. -Richard Dreyfuss

There are moments in history that people should be reminded of. -James Sanborn

Are there moments when I see unrequited crushes or ex-boyfriends slow dancing with their dates and kind of want to stab myself in the spleen with a salad fork? Yeah, sure. -Sloane Crosley

They say it's not the snoring itself but those anxiety-packed moments in between snorts. It's the waiting for the nasal passages of the person lying beside you to strike again. And strike it always does. In the dark, almost against your will, you produce that special glare reserved for people who cannot control their own behaviour. -Sloane Crosley

One of the best moments of any Liars show is hearing the crowd squawk 'We're doomed! We're doomed!' on cue during 'We Fenced Other Houses with the Bones of Our Own.' Maybe not the most uplifting audience sing-along in the indie rock world, but one of the most reliably entertaining. -Rob Sheffield

'Mike & Molly' exists in a world where we don't just say a snarky line, make a crazy face, and walk out of the room. There's actually some tender moments here, too. -Billy Gardell

When people embrace character, there's latzie. It's the stuffing of a scene that's not written. It's not in the stage direction and it's not in the words. When people embrace character, it informs their living, breathing moments in a scene so well. -Nathan Fillion

Working on 'Drive', a lot of fun. This is Tim Minear whom I've worked with before on 'Firefly' of course. He called me up and said, 'I've got a part for you that you will love,' and I love Tim's writing. I love his stories. I love his characters, his dialogue. He has a knack for reveals and he has a knack for moments. -Nathan Fillion

London is like no other city I know in its ability to become beautiful. You can suddenly turn a corner and there are odd moments – of light, of weather. -Graham Swift

I try to keep my heart and myself available for those little, 'God moments,' are what I call them, where someone calls the office and says, 'Would Ricky be interested in doing this?' -Ricky Skaggs

Politics has high and low moments. Sometimes it brings out the better angels of our nature; sometimes baser instincts. -Jim Leach

Occasions for defining moments do not arise every day. When they do, we must seize the opportunities they present for improving everyone's life. -Richard Pound

What I really like seeing from the stage is people having their own moments, when people are doing some performance of their own. -Florence Welch

I'm a light sleeper. I've never been one of those people who can put their head down and suddenly everything disappears. Nighttime is the time I get most scared, anxious or worried. In those darker moments before waking or sleeping is when I feel most, I don't know, I can turn on myself, and my imagination can take me dark places. -Florence Welch

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

My favorite moments? Where it's all going swimmingly, the sun's out and I've got a fire going and a nice snake on the barbecue. -Bear Grylls

My faith isn't very churchy, it's a pretty personal, intimate thing and has been a huge source of strength in moments of life and death. -Bear Grylls

There are moments in one's life where you look back and you say, 'Well, I wish I had done this differently.' -Nicholas Meyer

The mistake we have made in our lives is that over and over again we've run into the needful moment and then failed to learn its higher lesson. We don't like needful moments and therefore we resist them. -Guy Finley

You don't have to do everything by the time you're 30. Or 40. All you need is a work ethic. It's what allows you to push through moments of disappointment and self-doubt and fear. -Candace Bushnell

My worst moments as a parent have been much like my greatest moments as a parent: the product of complete and perfect accident. -Brad Meltzer

All vacations can come down to a few little moments – what do your remember when you're alone, totally relaxed and taken out of yourself to appreciate this other world. -Bill Kurtis

New diseases like SARS and bird flu cause anxiety in the community. People get worried, some to the extent that it even affects their health. You feel very sad, and yet you must carry on and maintain your cool in very trying and difficult moments. You have to tough it out. -Margaret Chan

What I try to do – I mean 'try,' because you don't get there all the time – is to have impact with content. It's those moments in which you're trying to bring people beyond filmed theater. If I have an ambition, it's that. -Michael Mann

It is part of my responsibility as a bridge builder to speak the truth about what's great about America, what we've done right, and what our less glorious moments. And many people feel that the Iraq adventure, for example, has been one of our less glorious moments. -Feisal Abdul Rauf

Every parent has those moments where they look at their child and think, 'There's a demon in those eyes and no one can see it but me!' -Emma Donoghue

I have had moments where I've had mental-health issues and I've felt like yoga and meditating and reading these Buddhist self-help books actually really help. -Mike White

In my deepest, darkest moments, what really got me through was a prayer. Sometimes my prayer was 'Help me.' Sometimes a prayer was 'Thank you.' What I've discovered is that intimate connection and communication with my creator will always get me through because I know my support, my help, is just a prayer away. -Iyanla Vanzant

You have to teach children about money intentionally – create teachable moments. -Dave Ramsey

To me, writing is much freer than dancing. With writing, you could do it whenever you wanted. You didn't have to do little exercises and stay in shape. You could have great moments of inspiration that advanced the story. In dance, unless you're going to choreograph things yourself, you're at the service of someone else. -Lorrie Moore

In a certain way, novelists become unacknowledged historians, because we talk about small, tiny, little anonymous moments that won't necessarily make it into the history books. -Colum McCann

I think we all have those moments at one point or other in our lives… when we see someone and immediately imagine a whole universe around them. A relationship, a future, and all based on just a second which might not even have been in their company. It's amazing how quickly the human mind can come up with this stuff. -Danny Wallace

I started to write things down, as a very young child, wanting to find a way to remember – to keep close, somehow – moments that made an impression on me. -Anne Michaels

I haven't had trouble with writer's block. I think it's because my process involves writing very badly. My first drafts are filled with lurching, cliched writing, outright flailing around. Writing that doesn't have a good voice or any voice. But then there will be good moments. -Jennifer Egan

There are moments as a teacher when I'm conscious that I'm trotting out the same exact phrase my professor used with me years ago. It's an eerie feeling, as if my old mentor is not just in the room, but in my shoes, using me as his mouthpiece. -Abraham Verghese

My writing flows out of my doctorhood. They are not separate things. They are one. I think the foremost connection between being a doctor and being a writer is the great privilege of having an intimate view of one's fellow humans, the privilege of being there and helping other people at their most vulnerable moments. -Abraham Verghese

These are moments in your life to be cherished; they don't come around that often. To be flying around in a 'Game of Thrones' jet, to be greeted by massive enthusiasts. -Natalie Dormer

Finding out I was pregnant was one of the most joyous moments in my life. I will never forget it. -Tamera Mowry

I didn't have any vices before the Internet. There are a lot of cracks in the day, moments where you don't know what to do next, so you have a little hole where you look at your phone. You want something that will mean you're not alone in that moment. -Miranda July

I have been blessed to win a number of awards and be involved in numerous historical baseball moments over my 20-year career with the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres. -Steve Garvey

Above all, don't fear difficult moments. The best comes from them. -Rita Levi-Montalcini

Ireland and its people have much to be proud of. Yet every land and its people have moments of shame. Dealing with the failures of our past, as a country, as a Church, or as an individual is never easy. Our struggle to heal the wounds of decades of violence, injury and painful memory in Northern Ireland are more than ample evidence of this. -Sean Brady

Periods of inactivity, I don't know such things. I'm consistently writing. My life is busy. It always is. There are hardly any moments for self-indulgent laziness. -John Lydon

I have always been fascinated by paleontology and prehistoric people, and I've always thought that one of the most intriguing moments in human history was the birth of artistic imagination. I always loved those cave paintings. -Kathryn Lasky

In my worst moments, I think the biggest effect of 'Eats, Shoots & Leaves' was to kill the happiness of people who had previously skipped through life, unaware of all the atrocities lurking in the world around them. -Lynne Truss

I believe that one version of the good in life can be defined by the moments I sometimes had playing tennis as a sixteen-year-old. You'd be out on the court and for an hour, two hours, sometimes an entire roasting hot day, and every single thing you hit would go in. Hit that ball as hard as you wanted, wherever you wanted, and it went in. -Atul Gawande

I think there are different kinds of happiness. We know when we're happy a lot of the time, but then there are those moments that have more of an afterglow, when the happiness has more depth. -Ariel Gore

In my experience, staying in a marriage that my ex and I both agreed had all its best moments behind it was epically depressing. -Ariel Gore

What you end up seeing when you look at history is that people who have been good at pushing the boundaries of possibility, and exploring those frontiers of good ideas and innovations, have rarely done it in moments of great inspiration. They don't just have a brilliant breakthrough idea out of nowhere and leap ahead of everyone else. -Steven Johnson

Most believers struggle to really believe in the supernatural as a meaningful, deterministic reality except during moments when they are drawn to it, perhaps during a worship service or while reading a novel like 'Adam.' Being drawn to this truth is the first step to living a life in accordance to this truth. -Ted Dekker

We shoot with three cameras, try to shoot both sides of coverage if possible. That allows the actors to overlap and to find moments that feel more authentic and real than what you sometimes would normally get in a scripted drama that's shot more classically. And that's something in 'Parenthood' that has evolved. -Jason Katims

Every time a consumer walks into a retail store, experiences the Nokia experience for the first time and purchases that product. Those are the moments where you say, 'We've hit it. We've nailed it.' -Stephen Elop

One of the greatest things about being an artist is, as you get older, if you keep working hard in relationship to what you want the world to be and how you want it to become, there is a history of interesting growth that resonates with different moments in your life. -Catherine Opie

Do you realize that if you fall into a black hole, you will see the entire future of the Universe unfold in front of you in a matter of moments and you will emerge into another space-time created by the singularity of the black hole you just fell into? -Neil deGrasse Tyson

Most of us experience a life full of wonderful moments and difficult moments. But for many of us, even when we are most joyful, there is fear behind our joy. -Thich Nhat Hanh

One of the values of centering prayer is that you are not thinking about God during the time of centering prayer so you are giving God a chance to manifest. In centering prayer there are moments of peace that give the psyche a chance to realize that God may not be so bad after all. God has a chance to be himself for a change. -Thomas Keating

In movies, you get to explore parts of yourself that in real life, people shy away from, like looking stupid or embarrassing yourself or getting too angry, anything inappropriate. As an actor, you walk into those moments. -Jess Weixler

Just having the camera, being able to pull back from situations and be an observer, it saved my life… I realised I could find these intimate moments and that people trusted me. That, basically, my camera was magic. -Ryan McGinley

I always thought that I would spend the first half of my life making money so I can spend the second half of my life giving it all away. And one of the defining moments of my life was when I realized that I could do both at the same time with TOMS. -Blake Mycoskie

When you think about Broadway, you think broad and big, but the fact is there are so many plays that are very intimate, but fill a 1,500-seat house. Plays like 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' have deep moments of silence and intimacy to them. -Steve Kazee

As for critical writing about modernism, its moments of lucidity are but fulgurations illuminating the dark and incomprehensible landscape of its subject's unabashed difficulty. -Will Self

What fiction offers us is an intimacy shorn of the messy contingencies of human existence – gender, race, class or age. Those moments of transcendence when we exclaim 'You know exactly what I mean!' depend for much of their force on the anonymous character of the intimacy between writer and reader. -Will Self

The American story is a story of great moments and dreadful moments. -Alexis Denisof

Most people travel with a good book, but I also keep my agenda with me; I'll flip through the pages and take a few moments to organize my life a little – I rarely get the time to do this normally. -Carolina Herrera

Fashion is not just about trends. It's about political history. You can trace it from the ancient Romans to probably until the '80s, and you can see defining moments that were due either to revolutions or changes in politics. -Daphne Guinness

You write your life story by the choices you make. You never know if they have been a mistake. Those moments of decision are so difficult. -Helen Mirren

Anyone can identify with those moments in life where circumstances or people inform us that we've strayed from the path of our better nature and intentions. We know what that's like, and we resist it – so as not to feel like we're bad people. -Viggo Mortensen

I've had moments in my life when I've thought if I wasn't acting, if I wasn't doing what I do and I had a career in the private sector and I didn't have a family, that I do have some tendencies where I could really kind of have a monastic existence and be okay with it. -Will Ferrell

I actually think some of my best moments in life have been while I was with people from Instagram – whether it's super late nights getting a release out or being able to travel to places I'd never visited and meeting some of the most interesting people I've ever met. -Kevin Systrom

I have a lot of those 'Forrest Gump,' I-was-there moments. -Questlove

Pop music can get inside us and enter our memory bubbles. It provides those true Proustian moments, unlocking sensations, unlocking our imaginations. Music inspired me as a filmmaker. -Todd Haynes

One of the fine moments in 1940s film is no longer than a blink: Bogart, as he crosses the street from one bookstore to another, looks up at a sign. -Manny Farber

I do see a lot of my kids, but sometimes I feel as though we have snatched moments. I turn up half way through something, or I only see her at bedtime. I'd like there to be more. -Steve McFadden

It's not that I'm necessarily looking for things that are so dark and emotional. But if I see something where the character goes through enormous change, it's very appealing to play all those levels, and that is probably going to involve some dark moments. -Tracy Pollan

For me, some of the happiest moments on a live-action film are the awkward moments. One actor says something to another actor. They didn't expect that performance from that actor; that affects their return performance. -Gore Verbinski

No matter where you are or where you grow up, you always go through the same awkward moments of being a teenager and growing up and trying to figure out who you are. -Aimee Teegarden

In a film you only get two hours to do this big arc and so you have to pick and choose your moments carefully, but with television you get to take your time and just take it episode by episode and discover new things. -Chris Zylka

I had one of those light bulb 'a ha' moments while screening 'Good Will Hunting' in Camp David in 1998 – Madeleine Albright and the Clintons were there, and I just became really inspired by all of these amazing people. I left the screening asking myself what I could do. -Lawrence Bender

I like stories with a collision of disparate tones. Look at 'Shameless' or 'House of Lies'. They go from big, silly, and comedic to very real dramatic moments in the wink of an eye. -David Nevins

From the stage, I can reach a large audience, and you learn from being on stage how much a song reaches, what extent of the crowd a song can reach. I write in a way that can reach most of the audience, but I also wanted to have truly intimate moments as well, many intimate moments, more so than the big moments. -K'naan

I have moments of darkness, of anger, and moments of rage. They do creep up at the most inopportune times. Not to recognize that in my music would give people a sense of sainthood that I don't necessarily have or even want to have. -K'naan

In moments of pain, we seek revenge. -Ami Ayalon

The happiest moments of my childhood were spent on my grandmother's front porch in Durham, N.C., or at her sister's farmhouse in Orange County, where chickens paraded outside the kitchen's screen door and hams were cured in the smokehouse. -Andre Leon Talley

Candy is childhood, the best and bright moments you wish could have lasted forever. -Dylan Lauren

Personally, I have had sometimes moments where I thought my idea behind the idea of a collection – the concept maybe – something that we don't see at the end on the catwalk, I think the way it was, the genesis in my mind, was probably artistic, an artistic approach. -Olivier Theyskens

Some of the screen's best moments were realized because a director went against all reason, all logic. No matter how incredible a story seems, it can be made credible. If you feel an insane idea strongly enough, you've usually got something. -Rouben Mamoulian

I miss aspects of being in the Arab world – the language – and there is a tranquility in these cities with great rivers. Whether it's Cairo or Baghdad, you sit there and you think, 'This river has flown here for thousands of years.' There are magical moments in these places. -Zaha Hadid

I like acting with no lines because all of a sudden you're able to express things without always worrying about the text. It's great to have a great text, but there's a lot of stuff you can't say in words, and I think there's something really nice about good physical moments. -Zooey Deschanel

I really like dating stories, like in Betty and Veronica comics; I like David Lynch and H.P. Lovecraft for the dark gut-wrenching stuff, and I'm inspired by Miyazaki's films for the subtle heart-warming moments, as well as the moments that blew up my imagination. -Fred Seibert

There have been moments in my career when I've had to be tough and I've had to step up to the plate – but usually that's because a man has underestimated me. But other than that, I wouldn't say I'm a tough person. -Tamara Mellon

Startup stories are always smoother in the telling than they are in reality. A startup is not one, but a series of 'Aha!' moments, and some which seem like 'Aha!' moments but turn out not to be. -Anthony Goldbloom

When you think about Dada and the great moments in Modern Art, it's always the sense of when you're not sure that art is most likely to be occurring. -Richard Phillips

I watch reality TV, but unless you have been part of that crew, unless you've sort of been immersed in that culture in what's happening, unless you have been in that concentrated moment, you wont believe it unless you're there. And with 'Ton of Cash' we just hope that we captured all of the best moments. -Dhani Jones

One sign of a great actor is when he can be alone by himself on the screen, doing almost nothing, and producing one of a film's defining moments. -Roger Ebert

There are times when I am directing, and there are a couple of moments I didn't get the way I wanted, but I know I still have other angles to shoot and I have to be done by noon; I move on. -Alan Ball

There have been periods in my life where I have experienced depression. It has been through some of my darkest moments that I have written some of my best songs. For me, singing and writing is very therapeutic. It's much more effective than taking Prozac! -Gerry Rafferty

I'm a jeans and t-shirts kind of guy, but there have definitely been moments where I'm like, 'You know what? I need to upgrade a little bit.' I've tried to snazz things up as much as I can, with me being as lazy as I am. -Kevin Zegers

I did stand-up for a long time, and I did classical theater. As much time as you could spend on a stage will always inform you and your job, as you evolve. I feel the freedom of being able to find comedy in the darkest moments because it makes it way more interesting, I think. -Kevin Durand

There is only so much you can do if you're pulling weight and there's nobody there to play off of. You can't have those beautiful moments with new actors who are so worried about everything else but the moment. -Dawn Olivieri

It's funny, one of my most solid carpet moments happened in the very beginning, before I started thinking that I needed all these other people to do my hair and makeup, and pick out my clothes. I wore a cheetah sweater and a red hat, and it's one of my favorite looks, even still. -Dawn Olivieri

People have their complexities. They have their heroic moments and their villainous moments, too. -Ryan Reynolds

You've got to enjoy time with your family and friends, and if you're involved in sports franchises, those peak moments in playoff games. You have to enjoy life. -Paul Allen

Design is about creating spaces for people to enjoy and of course, creating moments where you elevate the spirit, but 'design for good' is figuring out a program that not only creates better spaces, but creates jobs, creates new industry and really kind of raises the conversation about how we rebuild. -Cameron Sinclair

Music is as integral to me as my own DNA. My life has become a continual soundtrack, with music underscoring the most powerful and even the most banal moments of my life. -Danielle de Niese

If you tell your own story to your children – that includes your positive moments and your negative moments, and how you overcame them – you give your children the skills and the confidence they need to feel like they can overcome some hardship that they've felt. -Bruce Feiler

The bottom line: if you want a happier family, create, refine and retell the story of your family's positive moments and your ability to bounce back from the difficult ones. That act alone may increase the odds that your family will thrive for many generations to come. -Bruce Feiler

Celebrate your family's bleakest moments and how your relatives overcame them. In doing so, you will encounter darkness, but you'll give your children the confidence that they, too, shall overcome. -Bruce Feiler

I have moments where I miss my old self. But I think anyone can get caught up in what we used to have. But at the same time, we can choose to focus on the beauty of now. -Steve Gleason

There's been moments of depression in my life, moments when I was in situations that I thought I wouldn't be able to get out of. -Stephen Baldwin

There've been moments where I just was tired of being in L.A. It was very difficult. I mean, you're constantly rejected. And that's OK, it's just really frustrating for me, because I try to read scripts and projects that have really great, deeper, meaningful qualities to them. -Missy Peregrym

Whenever I visited China in the past, the relationships always felt superficial; there was no time where I felt those moments of conflict and delight that make you feel close to another person. But since I started touring there in 2004, I would always collaborate with local musicians, and that opened up a new level of intimacy. -Abigail Washburn

I think you only see experiences as defining moments with distance. -Sam Taylor-Johnson

Hugs are helpful, especially when women step out into a mostly male political world. Emotional support, at critical moments, enables women to stay in the race. -Madeleine M. Kunin

I love the routine. I love getting up in the morning and getting breakfast and packing lunches and doing the school run. Those things are really important to me. Because I think that those small but key moments are crucial for a kid. -Kate Winslet

Experiencing those moments of being alone… is a very, very weird flooring and exposing position to be in when you're just not used to it… But I've never been lonely. And with my kids Mia and Joe that remains the case. -Kate Winslet

Before a game, you know, I can take off my helmet, run over there and spend a few moments with someone who is dealing with so much more than I've ever had to deal with and to love on them and care about them and in front of thousands and thousands of people, you know, let them know that they're more important than all of this. -Tim Tebow

There was a moment when I was watching Martin Lawrence and Will Smith in 'Badboys' that I felt, you know, inspired. I don't know if I was proud, because so many people do the work. Everyone's part of a team that develops over the years and gives people chances. There have been some good moments watching people develop. -Russell Simmons

What I always want is to have several little 'aha' moments where your brain is very happy. -Scott Kim

As in any person's life, there have been difficult moments: I have a son with Down's syndrome; through my photography, I have witnessed all manner of human degradation. But there have also been very happy moments. -Sebastiao Salgado

There are moments that you suffer a lot, moments you won't photograph. There are some people you like better than others. But you give, you receive, you cherish, you are there. When you are really there, you know when you see the picture later what you are seeing. -Sebastiao Salgado

I'm not a particularly dark individual. I have my moments, it's true, but I do have a sense of humor. -Alan Moore

We're on this planet for the briefest of moments in cosmic terms, and I want to spend that time thinking about what I consider the deepest questions. -Brian Greene

Every moment is as real as every other. Every 'now,' when you say, 'This is the real moment,' is as real as every other 'now' – and therefore all the moments are just out there. Just as every location in space is out there, I think every moment in time is out there, too. -Brian Greene

The one recurring theme in my writing, and in my life in general, is confusion. The fact that anytime you think you really know something, you're going to find out you're wrong – that is the rule. The moments where you think you have something figured out, those are the exceptions. -Conor Oberst

You can have small moments of happiness in life. You certainly can't expect years and years of it. -Donatella Versace

I don't have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness – it's right in front of me if I'm paying attention and practicing gratitude. -Brene Brown

In 2012, I see the potential for people to come together, huge moments of political and social engagement where elections are part of the strategy for change, but not the end goal and not the only thing that matters. -Olivia Wilde

Do whatever rejuvenates you. It might be a cooking class, cocktails with the girls, or just private time with the hubby. We all have our moments where we run out of steam because we've given everything we've got to everyone else. Whoever decided that was a good thing? It's not. Everyone needs to refuel. -Jada Pinkett Smith

I do not hold God ransom to my success; whatever is his will is my way. I stand by moments; I do not stand by time. -Akshay Kumar

There are moments of opportunity for families; moments they need to put technology away. These include: no phones or texting during meals. No phones or texting when parents pick up children at school – a child is looking to make eye contact with a parent! -Sherry Turkle

There are moments when I am really not happy with how I look, or I think it would be an easy way out to try and do the conventionally attractive thing. But part of it is that I don't have the energy to put on, like, makeup. If people want to do that, that's fine. But I've learned that it's not for me. -Tavi Gevinson

I think what is interesting in life is all the cracks and all the flaws and all the moments that are not perfect. -Clemence Poesy

Many moments in religion seem attractive to me even though I can't believe in any of it. -Alain de Botton

The greatest moments are those when you see the result pop up in a graph or in your statistics analysis – that moment you realise you know something no one else does and you get the pleasure of thinking about how to tell them. -Emily Oster

I don't have a problem with the concept that miracles might occasionally occur at moments of great significance, where there is a message being transmitted to us by God Almighty. But as a scientist, I set my standards for miracles very high. -Francis Collins

The body moves through space every day, and in architecture in cities that can be orchestrated. Not in a dictatorial fashion, but in a way of creating options, open-ended sort of personal itineraries within a building. And I see that as akin to cinematography or choreography, where episodic movement, episodic moments, occur in dance and film. -Antoine Predock

Life isn't about the final moments, it's about the journey, it's about process. What makes 'Rocky' work as a movie is seeing him working his way up from the streets to the arena and the fight of his life. You could just show that fight, and it would be great, but seeing that journey illuminates that fight and adds profound meaning to it. -J. Michael Straczynski

The way that you remember your life, it's never linear. You have flashes of different moments of your life, and the flashes aren't equal; they have different styles. -Marjane Satrapi

You have moments of grief in life, and if you can put pen to paper and capture that, that's something wonderful. I can revisit actual songs about past deaths, and I know that emotion is as true now as it was then. -John Lydon

When you take a year off from football, you come back for all the enjoyable moments. When you're not playing, you miss out on all the highs, but you also miss these disappointments. But I would rather be in the arena to be excited or be disappointed than not have a chance at all. That's football. That's why everybody plays it. -Peyton Manning

'Passione' is a selection of the music moments that have accompanied my youth; a collection of cherished memories, of moments, of fleeting emotions, of sleepless nights. -Andrea Bocelli

There are many Broadway songs that apply to moments on 'Mad Men,' and I sing them on set all the time. -Bryan Batt

Coming from the U.K., I can think of so many great songs and musical moments that didn't require a belter of a voice; my favorite singer is Kate Bush and she's not a belter, or PJ Harvey… I'm definitely more of an alternative girl. -Carmen Ejogo

If you're really being honest with yourself when you're acting, part of it is touching the real you. You can only separate yourself so much from the character. Those vulnerable moments do touch me. -John C. Reilly

The happiest moments for me, creatively, are doing readings of a play around a table where there's no audience. -Jesse Eisenberg

Every movie I do, I always use things that have happened in my life. Funny moments, anything. If it just sticks out I'll write it down and use that, too, because it has to come out of you. But no one can work when they're depressed. I don't think I'd physically be able to do it if I were depressed. -Kirsten Dunst

I really love the Olympics: Daley Thompson's back-flip, Derek Redmond's father helping him finish the 400m after his hamstring snapped at the 1992 Games in Barcelona, Carl Lewis, Michael Johnson, Sir Steve Redgrave – childhood memories are flooded with these moments and idols. -Giles Duley

It's always helpful to have somebody help buoy you in difficult times and problem-solve with and to share the marvelous moments with as well. -Jane Poynter

I'm a very positive thinker, and I think that is what helps me the most in difficult moments. -Roger Federer

I think that when you've only lived 17 years, you don't have, you haven't had a full canon of experiences, so every moment that you have here feels like the last moment in the world, because you've only had a handful of whatever those moments are. -Eric Mabius

It's a fine line we walk on 'Warehouse 13.' We really earn our dramatic moments, but our tongues are always firmly in our cheeks. If we take ourselves too seriously, we get into trouble. -Joanne Kelly

I think I matured quite early, but what that does mean is I have moments of complete immaturity. When I come home, I don't want to be an actor. I just want to be a kid. I barely even know what money is. -Dakota Blue Richards

There's moments when you have to make a split-second decision that will form you for the rest of your life. -Dash Mihok

Playing at home in Mamelodi is always so special to me, and I cherish those moments dearly. -Vusi Mahlasela

There have been so many great moments, and I feel so blessed every day. -Vusi Mahlasela

Working in films, there are hundreds of odd moments. -Helen McCrory

There's a film I did called 'Front of the Class', about a teacher who had Tourette's. That was a beautiful blend of drama and comedy. There's some great moments of levity in the script. -James Wolk

I'll always have a house in London; I'll always call it my home. There might be moments when I get to go and work in different parts of the world, but I'll always come back here. -Harry Treadaway

There are two things I enjoy most about my work. First, I get to work with interesting and enthusiastic people who are also fired up about science. Second, every once in a while I have moments in which I suddenly understand the solution to a problem that I've been working on – those are great moments. -David J. Anderson

The best timed joke or the best timed phrase comes at spontaneous moments and just relies on me as the host to be very quick, and that's what I do. -Steve Harvey

Let your mind see every detail of your own special version of the very best that life can be. If you could make the world exactly to your liking, consider very specifically just how that world would be. If you could spend your time doing precisely what you wish, how would the moments of your life be lived? -Ralph Marston

I don't have moments of weakness. I'm Rik Mayall. -Rik Mayall

It's funny because I'm so used to acting in English that any time I have these moments where I have to speak Russian, it definitely takes a different part of my brain to pull it off, but it's always nice and fun. -Ksenia Solo

The soul of a woman is so important to maintain given all that is on our plates. Figuring out how to do it can be a little tricky. My prayer was, 'Lord, please help me. How can I do it all and not be overwhelmed? How can I do it all and still be happy?' His answer: Find the stolen moments of joy in all you do. -Niecy Nash

I think everyone has their awkward phases. Growing up isn't easy for everyone. I definitely had my awkward moments. -Emily Ratajkowski

The experiencing self lives its life continuously. It has moments of experience, one after the other. -Daniel Kahneman

Most of the moments of our life – and I calculated, you know, the psychological present is said to be about three seconds long; that means that, you know, in a life there are about 600 million of them; in a month, there are about 600,000 – most of them don't leave a trace. -Daniel Kahneman

Unless you have a real passion for making movies, then don't bother. I had to carry energy and light into every meeting, only to be told, 'We don't want you.' I couldn't take it personally. You just have to wait, and live for those moments when the casting director likes you. -Laura Harring

Any actor has their moments of being stressed, but the great part about this job is that it's so unpredictable, and that's what I like. I love spontaneity. I don't ever want to be bored, doing the same thing from 9 to 5. -Liana Liberato

Screen is satisfying because it's so technical and mysterious. It's like playing roulette: you get a script, you think it's either great or naff, but you have no idea how it will really turn out. On stage, you are your own editor – and you get brief moments of grace, where suddenly you feel free. -Toby Stephens

There have to be moments when you glimpse something decent, something life-affirming even in the most twisted character. That's where the real art lies. See, I always suspect characters who are painted as lovely, decent human beings. I would always question where the darkness lies. -Martin McDonagh

'Life Is Good' represents the most beautiful, dramatic and heavy moments in my life. -Nas

The things that I have said when I was young and curious about whatever the subject matter was, I respect those – those are growing pains. Even if you make mistakes, I go back to those things, my not-so-great moments because those are my truest moments; those are my human moments. I'm not even mad at the things I said that were a little dicey. -Nas

I had an amazing childhood and always loved to sing and dance, but there were moments where I had ups and downs with my health that often tested me as it does many people. I've never hidden the fact that my health was sometimes not on my side, but I've never let it define me or deter me from my dreams. -Jessie J

I am a very honest person, and I can only say there are moments in my life where I really did think I was being me in the sense of my morals and beliefs and the way I acted. But when I look back at certain things that I wore and my hair and make-up, I was like, 'Whoa! That wasn't me!' But I didn't know it back then. -Jessie J

I think the difference between finding happiness, or moments of happiness, is how you choose to interpret things. That's a rather shocking responsibility. That we're responsible for our own happiness. It's not those around us. -Natascha McElhone

You have to pay attention to the moments when you've felt on top on the world. I remember the first time I was on stage, I was doing 'West Side Story,' I was 17 and this woman was crying because she liked what I was doing so much. -Sebastian Stan

You always have these moments when projects are over when you wonder if you'll ever work again. In the end, what it comes down to is that it's a fine line between becoming too enamored of your own success and maintaining the confidence to do what you do and do it well. That's the line every actor, if they're lucky, has to walk. -Justin Kirk

There have been moments where I'm like, 'I don't know how I'm going to survive and pay next month's rent.' And the next month I'm filming a movie in New York City. -Kate Micucci

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

My character Milly in 'The Boy Who Could Fly' was a very strong part. There were dramatic moments, and there were humorous moments, too. The whole story with Eric Underwood's character was just wonderful, and the messages behind the script were very important to me. -Lucy Deakins

My proudest moments are beating Ferrari for the World Championship in 1965, and working with Ford to win Le Mans in 1966 and 1967. -Carroll Shelby

When we get christened or married or die, we drift naturally in the direction of the church. And in moments of crisis, when our spiritual Tom-Tom is no longer telling us what to do, we find ourselves scrabbling at the vicarage door. -Tom Hollander

While it's nice to appreciate the fashion world… what makes you happy are real relationships and the moments you share with loved ones. -Miranda Kerr

If you want to relax, watch the clouds pass by if you're laying on the grass, or sit in front of the creek; just doing nothing and having those still moments is what really rejuvenates the body. -Miranda Kerr

I think generally, in life, I try to always ensure that there are periodic moments where I do venture out of my comfort zone, because that's what keeps you alive. That's what keeps you from getting stale. -Queen Rania of Jordan

There are moments when you're stepping out of a really nice car on to a red carpet, and you feel inside like, 'This is quite nice,' but I'm never whisked off my feet. -Stephen Graham

Our favorite teams bring people together, keep family members close, bond people from different generations. Some of the happiest moments of my life involve something that happened with one of my teams. Some of the best relationships I ever had were with Boston athletes that I never even met. -Bill Simmons

I think there are things that you look for when you're younger, and you think they are going to make you happier or make you feel complete. That's not going to happen, and it's really about living the moments. Eventually, you reach a point when you're at ease with your life and don't have any unrealistic expectations. -Kangana Ranaut

Motherhood is so sentimentalised and romanticised in our culture. It's practically against the law to say there are moments in the day when you hate your children. Everyone actually has those moments. -Barbara Kingsolver

I guess haiku is an inspiration for me. Everyday, simple moments. -Misha Collins

There are occasionally eureka moments – off the top of my head, maybe Darth Vader's theme, you know, the imperial march. -John Williams

For me, I like to have explosive moments, whether it is a particular movement itself in the whole sequence. I like to have shocking moments; for audiences to feel, like, 'Whoa!' It's always been my forte. -Donnie Yen

There's all kinds of those moments in your life where either through a weird set of circumstances, or a song you hear, or a smell you smell, or one person says something totally out of the context without the meaning that you assigned to it, but you snap back to the way you were when you were 14 or 15. We all deal with that. -Patton Oswalt

The two saddest moments of my life were when my mother died and when I was told I couldn't play football for the Colts anymore. -Art Donovan

Even with an improperly ground mirror, the Hubble delivered extraordinary images. When the flaw was corrected, the Hubble delivered images of transcendent beauty and value for many years. So too 'Terra Nova.' Even in its flawed first season, each episode was full of marvelous moments and beautiful images. -Stephen Lang

In any match, there are few critical moments where there's no second best decision. The rest of the moves are intuitive. -Viswanathan Anand

My style has evolved in a nice way, but everyone has bad moments. -Halle Berry

I was not a silly kid or outgoing. In fact, I suffered from quite a bit of anxiety. I used to have panic attacks when I was a teenager, really incapacitating moments, because I had some phobias. -Dane Cook

The best moments can't be preconceived. I've spent a lot of time in editing rooms, and a scene can be technically perfect, with perfect delivery and facial expression and timing, and you remember all your lines, and it is dead. -Brad Pitt

I liked school, but I used to dread those moments when the teacher would call me up to give an oral report. I forced myself to deal with it and not dwell on the class in front of me – to keep a straight face, give the report and concentrate on getting it right. That's normally how I perform. That's how I am. -Steven Wright

What I would say to young entrepreneurs is there's so many moments in your life where you have these dreams, and people are trying to protect you, and they say, perhaps, friends, family, parents sometimes, they don't agree with it, they think, 'This is just too high of a hurdle.' And I don't agree with that. -Howard Schultz

There are just moments when all the stars are aligned for breakthrough products. -John Sculley

The language of clothing is high symbolism and we all, in moments where we need to know this, realize it. -Judith Martin

I think no matter what kind of music you play, there will be moments when you feel like it's all been done before. -Kerry King

Most of my favourite moments in film have been when I've had an opportunity to say something from scratch, something original, whether I jotted down a few lines or it came out in improvisation. -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

There are moments in 'Body Snatchers' that touch the sort of thing that I find scary… like isolation and the inability to trust even familiar things. But – is that a horror movie – or a thriller? I don't really know the difference. -Christine Elise

Doing a play, you have a little bit more time, obviously. You rehearse for a month before you get up in front of people. It's a totally different energy. With film, TV, you want to try to capture lightning-in-a-bottle moments. I don't try to rehearse as much with that stuff, because you want those sparks of something to come out, if they do. -Christopher Abbott

Part of what I love about games is that, even if you're best friends with somebody, it gives you these sort of moments where you get to interact on a completely different level. You all agree to these abstract rules, but there's nobody holding a gun to your head. -Rich Sommer

The next time I write a play – in order to get audience trust for a particular sort of tragic line, I'll try to bring the audience a good distance before that. Part of that is allowing comic moments to occur. I had been afraid of that – that once the audience started laughing in the play, they would never stop. -Colm Toibin

I believe myself to be the type of person who does not complicate his life. I have always lived my life without dramatizing things, whether the good things that have happened to me or the bad. I simply live those moments. -Jose Saramago

'Elect the Dead' is a rock record that takes you on a journey with different types of genres integrated, different lyrical themes digested, and many fun and colorful moments to enjoy. -Serj Tankian

Music is a lot more like solving an intricate puzzle with moments of pure, random creative bliss… whereas painting is much more purely random creative bliss with moments of problem solving. -Brandon Boyd

It is important to know that what I do is not artistic. I am just a film-maker. I live how I live and I do what I do, which is recording moments of my life as I move ahead. And I do it because I am compelled to. Necessity, not artistry, is the true line you can follow in my life and work. -Jonas Mekas

I always work only with friends, but it must be about them and myself. Because I film only very personal moments, nothing preplanned, staged or written, it has to be real and spontaneous. Some of them have become famous, some are not yet famous, some will never be famous. But they are all my friends. -Jonas Mekas

My life is essentially not so unique. On some deeper levels we feel the same, we know the same things. Therefore if I show my life 365 days, moments from those days, it will reflect and it will have connection with lives of all of us. -Jonas Mekas

No one really has a bad life. Not even a bad day. Just bad moments. -Regina Brett

Cancer taught me to live only in the day I'm in. In the moment I'm in. Some moments, I simply ground myself by touching the desk, the table, the wall wherever I am and say, 'You're right here. Stay put in this moment.' -Regina Brett

I write about moments, and I don't make blanket statements about anything because no one has all the answers; nobody's come up with a foolproof way to do anything when it comes to emotions. -Brian McKnight

Things can be funny when people are uneasy. It softens them up and stops them falling asleep on the sofa. I like those moments where people half-smile and half-wince. -Mark Haddon

Music means different things to different people and sometimes even different things to the same person at different moments of his life. -Daniel Barenboim

When you recognize the festive and the still moments as moments of prayer, then you gradually realize that to pray is to live. -Henri Nouwen

Perhaps nothing helps us make the movement from our little selves to a larger world than remembering God in gratitude. Such a perspective puts God in view in all of life, not just in the moments we set aside for worship or spiritual disciplines. Not just in the moments when life seems easy. -Henri Nouwen

Every season will have its dips and hard moments, and the challenge then is to make sure you don't get too down in those moments and make sure you come back fighting. -Frank Lampard

The strongest moments in my life are when I'm filming. It's an adventure. As an actor I try to seduce someone, try to share something. The rest of my time is spent exploring experiences with women. -Jean-Pierre Leaud

I think I'm better at live shows than I used to be because I'm way more comfortable with the uncomfortable pauses between songs. Now, rather than trying to talk or do a costume change, I'll use those moments for myself. I listen to what other people are playing, or just rest, or dance, even though I don't know how to. -Fiona Apple

I think one of the defining moments of adulthood is the realization that nobody's going to take care of you. That you have to do the heavy lifting while you're here. And when you don't, well, you suffer the consequences. -Adam Savage

I'm not a religious person by any means. But I certainly believe in some kind of a higher power and something looking out for me. I've definitely had angels that have either guided me or helped me through moments in my life, without a doubt. -Christian Slater

The happiest moments are when we sit down and we feel the presence of our brothers and sisters, lay and monastic, who are practicing walking and sitting mediation. -Thich Nhat Hanh

If you abandon the present moment, you cannot live the moments of your daily life deeply. -Thich Nhat Hanh

I've always related music to those moments when someone turns you loose on something and they haven't told you how to do it. -Stone Gossard

I think the currency of leadership is transparency. You've got to be truthful. I don't think you should be vulnerable every day, but there are moments where you've got to share your soul and conscience with people and show them who you are, and not be afraid of it. -Howard Schultz

The point about hope is that it is something that occurs in very dark moments. It is like a flame in the darkness; it isn't like a confidence and a promise. -John Berger

Don't squander beautiful moments by always trying to snap the perfect picture or record the event on film. Sometimes it's better to watch things as they happen with your own eyes, knowing that the memory of the experience will always be with you. -Rachel Nichols

I have these surreal moments where I'm like, 'I'm pregnant with Jake Gyllenhaal's baby' and 'I'm telling Robert Pattinson that he smells of sex.' But you're acting, so the focus is on the work. -Sarah Gadon

I want to have an epic life. I want to tell my life with big adjectives. I want to forget all the grays in between, and remember the highlights and the dark moments. -Isabel Allende

I've always felt that my life's been at the right place at the right time; I feel like there's been some really dull moments, really high moments, really low moments, but it's always felt like everything's moved in the right direction; it always feels great, and everything feels right. -Olly Murs

If people are paying money to see me, then I want them to walk away from the show knowing they had a really great time. I want it to be very energetic and to have fun, sad, emotional and uplifting moments. I want it to have everything! -Olly Murs

When you're doing a film, narrative is your most important tool, but it's a tool to create a cinematographic experience, to create those moments that are beyond narrative, that are almost an abstraction of that moment that hits your psyche. -Alfonso Cuaron

It's seldom that you find great moments in television. Usually you remember – in 'Breaking Bad' or any of these other great shows – you remember situations or characters. Not moments. But I have to say, I can make the same argument for mainstream movies, which have bad narratives and also no memorable moments. -Alfonso Cuaron

Every actor has their own process. For me, I really need to stay in the pocket. So, if I'm on set and I'm in character, I'm not thinking like a producer. If I'm on set and I'm not in character, wardrobe and make-up, and I'm just coming on set for the moments that I'm not shooting, then I'm able to be the producer. -Vin Diesel

I have to tell you, I'm proudest of my life off the court. There will always be great basketball players who bounce that little round ball, but my proudest moments are affecting people's lives, effecting change, being a role model in the community. -Magic Johnson

One of the big moments of my life was watching 'Star Wars' on its opening weekend in Hollywood. I was watching all these people enjoy this film, and I thought: animation can do this. -John Lasseter

Perhaps the two greatest moments of my life were standing on the moon and being outside of the room when my granddaughter was born! We tend not to remember the worst. -Gene Cernan

I've had moments of thinking maybe I should go on Twitter. It's something that I've been shy about, and I've thought that maybe I should do it. -Michelle Dockery

I really appreciate the moments that I was able to win rap album of the year or whatever. -Kanye West

Religion is a very personal thing for me. Religion has its good moments and its poor moments. -Elie Wiesel

Transformation is a process, and as life happens there are tons of ups and downs. It's a journey of discovery – there are moments on mountaintops and moments in deep valleys of despair. -Rick Warren

In moments of transcendence, when time stands still, your biological clock will stop. The spirit is that domain of our awareness where there is no time. -Deepak Chopra

I think my life in general, like that of any human being, has highs and lows, has moments of great light and moments of great darkness. -Thalia

Friends of friends had bands in college or in their early 20s and had a moment where they had some kind of interest from a record label or manager. It's always interesting how people handle those decisions and those moments. -Noah Baumbach

As a comedian, you want people to like you. That's part of why you're there in the first place: You have this unquenchable need to be liked, and then when you divert from that and take a chance at doing something that has moments of fierce unlikeability, you can hit some real low points. -Mike Birbiglia

Degree actually came to me and asked me if I wanted to be a part of their campaign, and I thought it was just really exciting and important, obviously to my fans, and growing up I had tons of OMG moments. I get to share my own moments through video blogs. -Ashley Tisdale

I just always feel that you need Degree deodorant when you have those moments whether they are embarrassing or whatever, but every day you should be protected. I wish that maybe I had a type of celebrity to look up to when I was young telling me what to use and stuff. -Ashley Tisdale

I was an average kid who had his wimpy moments. -Jeff Kinney

People should accept being single, because those are the moments you can really focus on yourself, and learning who you are. Then when you get in a relationship, you will be stronger and have a little bit more self-awareness, self-love, and the other ingredients for a healthy relationship. -Lauren London

I want to be more physical and theatrical within the stand-up. There might be dance moments, and people better watch out – I will gallop. -Miranda Hart

The embarrassment of a situation can, once you are over it, be the funniest time in your life. And I suppose a lot of my comedy comes from painful moments or experiences in life, and you just flip them on their head. -Miranda Hart

I have moments all the time when I play. -Michael Franti

You get these moments in the ring that live forever. That's what Muhammad Ali accomplished, and I hope that I have, too. -Sugar Ray Leonard

Acting offers me an outlet. Here is the perfect opportunity to spend fleeting moments becoming an entirely different person; to experience a character entirely unlike myself, but to also make such a character a part of me. There is no routine here; there is no boredom. -Osric Chau

When you've lost a loved one, you realise how grateful you are for any help in those moments, and any scheme that tries to help families during that terrible time gets my backing. -Stephen Mangan

Hats are for life's ultimate moments. They're worn at races, at weddings. Occasions many of us, who aren't royals and celebrities, only attend once or twice in a lifetime. -Philip Treacy

Women come into our shop for that ultimate moment in their life. They're buying a dream. They're buying a moment for themselves. That's what I sell – moments. -Philip Treacy

Hats are attached to special moments in people's lives – weddings, or the races. In difficult times, people still get married; they still want to look their best. -Philip Treacy

Every comic can report a few 'gift from the gods' moments. -Dick Cavett

I was growing up in the New Wave period, but that wasn't allowed in school. I remember moments when they wouldn't let four people dressed in black stand together on the playground. -Raf Simons

I am always attracted to the moments when a person who is associated with a certain message, image or sensibility evolves. I am very interested in how audiences respond to that maturation and absorb the evolution. -Raf Simons

The fashion world doesn't know the word 'stop,' so you have to make sure there are sublime moments every day. -Raf Simons

I spent my childhood watching every scary movie that Hollywood ever made. And I think that gave me the best education for storytelling. It also made me want to reproduce the scary moments that I felt, sitting in a theater at the age of 5. -Tess Gerritsen

Believe it or not, there's a lot of humor in 'Mad Men.' Especially in the dark moments. -Matthew Weiner

The fact that anytime you think you really know something, you're going to find out you're wrong – that is the rule. The moments where you think you have something figured out, those are the exceptions. -Conor Oberst

It's not that I want to necessarily avoid my darker moments, but I don't capitalize them and put a crown on them and tote them around as the answer anymore. -Alex Ebert

My song-writing has always been just about my life – usually my worst moments. -Natalia Kills

Clearly, there aren't enough positive moments or interactions happening in the workplace. As a result, our economy suffers, companies suffer, and individual relationships suffer. -Tom Rath

Our relationships with people are formed by small moments – and relationships are crucial in business. -Tom Rath

Interestingly for me, modern rom coms have not always been funny – many of the iconic rom coms are more like light dramas with occasional comedic moments, often coming from secondary character. -Graeme Simsion

We are living in one of those rare moments in history when things may come apart and be put back together again in ways that will determine the future for decades or more, despite the endless innovations of technology. -Robert Darnton

People with a sense of humor tend to be less egocentric and more realistic in their view of the world and more humble in moments of success and less defeated in times of travail. -Bob Newhart

The road to recovery will not always be easy, but I will take it one day at a time, focusing on the moments I've dreamed about for so long. -Amanda Lindhout

A photograph can make you feel so many different things. When you look at war photographs of Vietnam, or something similar, it makes you feel anguish and sadness and pain. Then in other moments, when you look at Jackie Kennedy walking down Fifth Avenue, that makes you feel glory and richness. -Mario Testino

I am an obsessive personality. And if you are an obsessive personality, you need to be aware of it and be able to drive it with success. There are moments in your life when you are driving it well, but you shift and you shift badly and you hurt yourself. -Lapo Elkann

One can remain eternally young if, each day, one grows rich by marvelous moments. -Romy Schneider

When you're making music or playing a song, I find the moments when there are no instruments being played even stronger than when they are being played. Because they add tension. It's also an ego-less thing – a place where you have no ego – when you're with a bunch of musicians who stop and listen instead. -Sarah McLachlan

There are wonderfully intrinsic moments when life makes sense, and doubts are banished as irrelevant in those moments. Of course, we can't stay in that state. We're not here to be blissed out all the time. -Huston Smith

There's a spectrum of those moments of connection and the moments we fail to connect, going from super-large successes to failures. Success would be love, I guess, and failure could still be love, but the bad side; and loss. -Aimee Bender

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

About every year or two, there is a moment of truth where there's some new development in the marketplace, some new technology, some sort of existential crisis. You just have to be vigilant about looking out for those moments. -Jeremy Stoppelman

From the earliest moments of life, children begin to learn the fundamentals of language. The most powerful influence for effective language development are the verbal interactions with caregivers. -David Perlmutter

I have to trust something that gives me power; I have to believe in something, but in my career I have a lot of moments I cannot explain with God. -Pele

In all of my books, I really want to work with working-class people. My goal is to show the moments of grace and dignity in their lives. -Matt de la Pena

I definitely use my music to kind of alleviate my stress and get me through specific moments in time where I'm just being really tough on myself. -Idina Menzel

There's no disputing that for pols, the Internet is a great way to connect with people and raise some cash and post 'Sopranos' parodies or play your opponent's macaca moments. But in a 'net root' sense, it's pretty useless for getting someone elected. -John Ridley

It's funny: over time, if you're fortunate, you build a nice career, and you have these interesting moments, and I would not, looking back, trade any of them – 'Red Tails,' '12 Years a Slave' and 'Undercover Brother.' -John Ridley

At the outset, my notion of being a writer was that you would have moments of inspiration and moments of frustration, when you'd crumple up your pages and toss them away. On one side, the dustbin would fill up, and on the other side, pages would rise into a novel. -Tom Rachman

If you think about people's lives, you think about what's significant. And the things I find significant in my life are not the moments when people are yelling at each other. They're the moments when someone says something that is very poignant, but oftentimes not loud. -Patrick Wang

I felt like I could write about quiet, self-contained moments and also about those moments when the world rushes in again. -Jenny Offill

More than simply capturing brief moments in time, MixBit helps people bring stories to life. -Chad Hurley

When I was in my teens, I thought, 'Would I like to try and work hard at being an actor, or do I want to work hard at doing something musical?' Acting won out, but I do really enjoy those moments where I get to just belt something out. -Emilia Clarke

I have had a number of less-than-enviable moments in my life when dealing with other people. I won't attempt to blunt that by saying I am not the only one. -Henry Rollins

When you hear about what someone else is going through, and you are unable to distance yourself from it or in any way muzzle your empathy and are inspired to actually do something, these are moments to learn from. -Henry Rollins

If I go anywhere where there are people who vaguely look like me, there is always that feeling of, 'Actually I do look quite similar to everyone else.' At moments like that, I become very, very British. My accent gets more clipped, and I stride around as if I've got an empire. -Sanjeev Bhaskar

So much of existence is so boring. To have little moments of stupidity is always welcome. -Kurt Braunohler

You have to keep the recording process open. If you make too many decisions before you go in, you can lose out on those serendipitous moments that can really make a record, that I think are always required in the making of a really good record. -James Mercer

My insights come in periods of working. There are wonderful moments of surprise, but I'm superstitious enough not to want to talk about them. -Richard Diebenkorn

I want a painting to be difficult to do. The more obstacles, obstructions, problems – if they don't overwhelm – the better. I would like to feel that I am involved at any stage of the painting with all its moments, not just this 'now' moment where a superficial grace is so available. -Richard Diebenkorn

Bond doesn't have an inner life. There would be moments when I'd think, 'We need to gather our thoughts here and have a breather,' where in another novel you'd slow the pace, have some description and see what Bond feels about this. But Bond doesn't reflect. All you can do is move on to the next bomb or shark or car. -Sebastian Faulks

A surprising number of American skyjackers were not yet old enough to drink or sometimes even drive. These adolescents were generally inept at planning their crimes, and few of their capers met with any success; most seemed to end within moments of starting, usually after a fatherly pilot convinced the nervous teen to hand over his gun. -Brendan I. Koerner

Children are the beneficiaries – and also the victims – of the theater of various moments. -George W. S. Trow

I don't write a play from beginning to end. I don't write an outline. I write scenes and moments as they occur to me. And I still write on a typewriter. It's not all in ether. It's on pages. I sequence them in a way that tends to make sense. Then I write what's missing, and that's my first draft. -Richard Greenberg

Most of my story ideas come from my childhood. Sometimes they hatch from stories my parents told me, sometimes they come from experiences in my own life, and sometimes they are inspired by mere moments. -Kimberly Willis Holt

I'm amazed how the tiniest moments grow into books. -Kimberly Willis Holt

I always loved watching movies because I loved what certain moments inside of films did to me. -Jason Silva

Movies have these transcendent moments where everything is just right, from the dialogue to the music to the lighting to the narrative context; everything is just perfect, and something magical happens – the film breaks through the screen and does something to you. -Jason Silva

Honest to goodness, Brian Campbell, he was holding the Cup, and there was no one around for a minute. He says, 'Hold this for a second.' So he hands it to me – one of the best moments of my life. -Mike Quigley

There was something special about watching a manager and umpire both convinced they were totally right, but knowing that one had to be wrong. As an ump, those moments made my job fun, and getting 'nose-to-nose' was part of my job description. -Doug Harvey

I do have moments when I feel insecure. I do have moments when I feel jealous, and that's normal. It's a very normal emotion. It's your action and your attitude and your reaction to that that is important. -Anushka Sharma

I guess life offers you opportunities to live your dream. We just have to accept what comes our way and live those moments completely. You will not get back this time again, so live every moment you get. -Madhuri Dixit

Motherhood is an amazing feeling, and if you get to relive those special moments while working, it works as an icing on the cake. Kids have always been close to my heart, and working with them is a pleasure for me. -Kajol

There were a series of moments when I decided that art was important, and it was an important vehicle for me to express my interest in spaces. -Theaster Gates

Fashion and music have always played off each other and certainly do for me; I love both so much. But there are definitely those moments when you're playing the right song at the right time in the right place, and it feels like the best job in the world. -Harley Viera-Newton

In quiet moments, I love to read. -Lauren Tarshis

I have a love-hate relationship with Twitter. There are moments I feel like 99 percent of the people who write stuff are the sweetest people, and then one crazy guy or girl spoils the whole thing. -Carice van Houten

'I, Malvolio' is a very, very funny show, a clown show, but there is Beckettian darkness in the character. Some real darkness, some right close to the edge of despair moments. -Tim Crouch

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

I like moments of staleness and mildew, simply because it creates the lane for change. -Lyor Cohen

If we are paying attention to our lives, we'll recognise those defining moments. The challenge for so many of us is that we are so deep into daily distractions and 'being busy, busy' that we miss out on those moments and opportunities that – if jumped on – would get our careers and personal lives to a whole new level of wow. -Robin S. Sharma

I can't watch myself on screen without dying a little bit inside. And there are lots of moments when I think, 'What am I doing as an actor? I can't act!' -Rob James-Collier

I think I have had so many amazing moments in my life. -Eve

Montreal is different from Monaco, as there are some long straights and big braking moments. -Romain Grosjean

Have you ever thought about those last moments of your life? Nobody wants a long, lingering illness; nobody wants just that; but it would be nice if you could have a day or two where you know it's coming. -Kidd Kraddick

Writers do well to carefully attend to those moments of inspiration, because chances are that they're writing from a very deep place. The subsequent search that ensues to continually attend to that voice that you hear is what is going to give the story drive. -Adam Ross

Sometimes I feel weird about time. Sometimes I feel that it doesn't go in the order we perceive it. There are… repetitions that maybe we decide not to notice because it is simpler. I like to pick up on those moments. -Helen Oyeyemi

There are certainly moments in the story room where you watch the movie die on the table. You put A next to B, and suddenly none of it lines up anymore. We feel that all the time. It's a terrible feeling. -Dan Scanlon

When you look at 'Grapes of Wrath,' the weakest moments are those in which Steinbeck is spouting a political idea directly at the reader. The book's real power comes from its slower, broader movement. -Philipp Meyer

Cornell changed my life; getting in there was one of my pinnacle moments. -Philipp Meyer

Your best ideas, those eureka moments that turn the world upside down, seldom come when you're juggling emails, rushing to meet the 5 P.M. deadline or straining to make your voice heard in a high-stress meeting. They come when you're walking the dog, soaking in the bath or swinging in a hammock. -Carl Honore

Live riotously lest not you regret the minutes, moments, hours and days of time gone by. -Maximillian Degenerez

When I first came into the business, I had to, for the sake of being able to sell myself as an artist, always be happy and jovial and smiling. I was the happy nice girl, and I am the happy nice girl, but I have my moments, too. -Kelly Price

I was always interested in the man of the moment – and there were so many such moments. -Evelyn Keyes

The most fun moments are being on the stage and seeing how the crowd reacts to your music. The energy of the crowd that makes you just want to go in and keep doing it and be a part of this forever. -Future

I think it's more optimistic about human nature to acknowledge that people are the products of their time but then to see that they have moments of grace and dignity that everybody has. -Eleanor Catton

I had many moments of disappointment, despondency, and exhaustion, but I always found that by reading the literature and showing up at my lab looking at the data as they emerged day by day and discussing them with my students and postdoctoral fellows, I would gain a notion of what to do next. -Eric Kandel

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

Looking back, some of the happiest moments of my childhood were spent with my arm in packets of breakfast cereal, rootling around for a free gift. -Craig Brown

In the best stories, people are morally complex; they are flawed. We read them because the world is flawed, and we want to see it truthfully represented. And because it can be thrilling to be shocked and upset, and even to feel, for chilling moments, what it's like to be a bad person. -Russell Smith

Winning the Indy 500 in 1995 and the Formula 1 championship in 1997 are very special moments for me, and the people in NASCAR show me respect for what I've achieved so far in my career. -Jacques Villeneuve

My mum passing away wasn't funny, but that funeral and what I went through, the things that happened, looking back at it, there were funny moments. You have to be strong enough to look back at it, to sit and assess the situation. -Kevin Hart

I know theater can improve the quality of people's lives, and I know theater can heal. I've worked as a doctor clown in a hospital for two years. I have seen sick kids and sad parents and doctors be lifted and transported in moments of pure joy. I know theater unites us. -Natasha Tsakos

Wherever there is injustice, there is anger, and anger is like gasoline – if you spray it around and somebody lights a matchstick, you have an inferno. But anger inside an engine is powerful: it can drive us forward and can get us through dreadful moments and give us power. I learnt this with my discussions with nuclear policy makers. -Scilla Elworthy

People should go see 'Premium' because it's a great story about love and the person who shaped us as the people we eventually become. There are a bunch of laughs as well as poignant thinking moments. It's a story about the human experience, and so many people can relate to it. Plus we need the money! -Dorian Missick

Stories are great, but at the end of the day, you remember that moment and that moment and that moment. 'The Avengers' had all of this great, giant action, but for all of the clever dialogue, it's the moments. -Jeffrey Bell

I love plays that have musical moments. I'm not a big fan of musicals per se, but I love straight plays that have musical edges to them. I don't know if I will ever be able to structure a musical, but 'Finer Noble Gases' is as close as I've gotten. -Adam Rapp

When the vastness of God meets the restriction of our own humanity, words can't hold it. The best we can do is find the moments that rhyme with this expansive heart of God. -Greg Boyle

The most cherished and sacred moments of our lives are those filled with the spirit of love. -Joseph B. Wirthlin

Many of the most important and life-changing moments of my life occurred when I was a young man. The lessons I learned then formed my character and shaped my destiny. -Joseph B. Wirthlin

Painting keeps me occupied in those moments when travel can be aimless and even disorienting. Mainly it is a way to register at least some of the new impressions of a foreign place, when its thrilling barrage can sometimes overwhelm you. -Susan Minot

When I look through my sketchbooks, they bring back moments that I would otherwise have completely forgotten. -Susan Minot

I think on 'Third Watch' that I was the comic relief on a lot of that. I mean, I definitely had dark moments, but people tended to think he was funny even if the character himself wasn't having a fun time. -Jason Wiles

From my perspective, I absolutely believe in a greater spiritual power, far greater than I am, from which I have derived strength in moments of sadness or fear. That's what I believe, and it was very, very strong in the forest. -Jane Goodall

I'm from New York, I'm 53, I have my moments when I'm a nice guy, and more frequently I have my moments where I'm a middle-aged aggravated person. For years I was always the nice guy, so in life I had to pretend to be the nice guy. -John Schneider

No one is famous when they wake up in the morning, so it's nice seeing people in moments when they're just being themselves. -Elizabeth Peyton

It's often the case that the most strained moments in books are the very beginning and the very end – the getting in and the getting out. The ending, especially: it's awkward, as if the writer doesn't know when the book is over and nervously says it all again. -Robert Gottlieb

Schumann's 'Quintet in E flat for Piano and Strings' is one of the sublime moments in Romantic music. -Robert Gottlieb

I'm happy to help Crest Whitestrips on their mission to inspire photographers everywhere to capture smile moments and would encourage aspiring photographers to express themselves through their photos. -Nigel Barker

My favorite memory is Tomorrow. Tomorrow's family moments are what I look forward to every day. No single favorite. Just Tomorrow. -Nigel Barker

Certainly in the Capitol you do get moments were you sort of take a deep breath and think of all the historic figures who have been in that building, like Abraham Lincoln, who have stood right in those same rooms to make the landmark decisions. -Kevin Yoder

Working on 'Laguna' was great because just being in production and shooting stuff and having to go back and relive some things, and there were some lines here and there that the producers would want us to say, and just kind of, you're forced to recreate moments, and just working on the show was so much fun. -Stephen Colletti

I have bad-mom moments all the time. Sometimes I have the wrong reaction, but I try to remember to pull back and think about it. Even when I make the mistake, I'm able to then go, 'Oh, okay, let's do this again.' -Brooke Shields

There were so many points where I was like, 'I can't do this.' It was too exhausting. It's just a lot, and then suddenly something happens, and your career changes, and it's so much fun and wonderful. I look back on those moments, and I'm so glad I didn't give up. -Marisa Coughlan

There have been low moments before, but Christianity is an incredibly adaptable organism, using different parts of its repertoire to mutate into new ecological niches, yet preserving intact its story of grace, of love improbably triumphant. -Francis Spufford

There have been so many great moments in golf that you even forget some of them. -Dan Jenkins

There are Michael Scott moments, which are character choices, but there are also Steve's reads. Usually the things that I'm the biggest fan of are these weird reads that he does – just the way he's interacting with other people. -Greg Daniels

My favorite thing about guitar, and the thing that always drew me to it when I was first learning to play it, was those moments when you think you know what it might sound like, but you don't, and then you hit it, and it's a total surprise. You hear it with really fresh ears. Alternate tunings, for me, they give that back. -Charlie Worsham

To be frank, my belief is if you just keep your head down and work, and you have the fortune to be successful, there really aren't moments that change you. -Mark Walter

I've always been interested in moments of disbelief… I don't know if they possess any magic, but they do have something. -Dan Colen

Johnny 'Fairplay' Dalton manufactured a lie about his dear grandmother dying in order to win a challenge. This is one of the best villain moments of 'Survivor' ever! This lie was pre-planned, evil, and perfectly played out. -Jenna Morasca

'Dexter,' while the pilot shares moments with the novel that created the character of Dexter, they completely abandoned the book from that moment on. -Jim Rash

I worked a lot with Nick Knight and John Galliano when John was at Dior. He also made my wedding dress. He'll always hold a special place; I have most of my memorable, iconic moments in fashion with him. -Liberty Ross

I love it when you like a character, and then she does something you don't like, and you hate her for a while – then you love her again. I'd like to see her have unlikable moments that the audience understands and sympathizes with. -Adelaide Kane

What Snapchat said was if we try to model conversations as they occur, they're largely ephemeral. We may try to write down and save the really special moments, but by and large, we just try to let everything go. We remember it, but we don't try to save it. -Evan Spiegel

There is real value in sharing moments that don't live forever. -Evan Spiegel

I've always been 'ethnic friend,' without any serious moments, all jokes. -Al Madrigal

You never stop thinking about technique, but really, the reason we're actors is because of the sheer joy of those few moments you get every now and again where you're totally present. The rest is just struggle and misery. -Caitlin Fitzgerald

As I have encountered difficult moments in my own life, I have been privileged to learn from the great men I have come to know as a writer. -Candice Millard

There are few moments in science in which you genuinely are excited. The discovery of superfluidity in helium-3 was one of those moments. -David Lee

The Spaniard is gallant and patriotic, and sacrifices everything, in favorable moments, for his country's good. He has the intrepidity of his bull. -Jose Rizal

Whether I'm doing a routine where I want to move people, or if I want to feel moved myself, I definitely tap into those moments where it's not just dancing or movement. It might just be a hand gesture or just a slow look, or even just the way you slightly tip your head forward. These subtleties speak volumes. -Derek Hough

Where humanity is going to find itself in, say, 20, 30, 40, or 50 years would be very difficult to predict, I think. There are moments, of course, when you think that it's going from bad to worse, but there are other moments when you think that human efforts are really flowering into something really fantastic. -John Hurt

'Freaks and Geeks' was my favorite show when it was on, by a wide measure. And that's the show I wanted to do. I noodled with the idea of doing a show about teenagers that told small stories, small moments of personal growth. -Rob Thomas

I think people always respond to real moments. -David Walton

I suppose the things you remember about someone who has died are the funny moments. Those are the ones that stand out. -Harry Lloyd

There are moments when great music can be the greatest service and charity. -Michael Leunig

Perhaps the more benign and poetic sense of God is established when we are babies in the moments of primal joy we might call 'the epiphanies of infancy' – the sensation of being blissfully held and feeling complete and at one with everything – yet having no words or no need to say it but instead to just assimilate the feeling. -Michael Leunig

By the end of 'Game Change,' one feels that the candidates' few happy moments are those when they 'lose it.' -Tina Brown

People know my lyrics; they know the stuff I've written, and it's all about life, love, happiness, and these big euphoric moments. It would always bug me when I'd go to a club, and they're playing some chick on a stripper pole on the monitor behind me. I'm like, 'So that's not what I do – that's the other guy.' -Kaskade

I find inspiration and rhythm in everything. Really I do. And I find inspiration in the really quiet moments. -Bill Kreutzmann

We are all amateur attention economists, hoarding and bartering our moments – or watching them slip away down the cracks of a thousand YouTube clips. -Tom Chatfield

Sometimes when it comes to the iconic kind of moments, when I read the script for the first time, you get little goose bumps or something because it really is kind of exciting. -Aaron Ashmore

I grew up in this industry. I'm a third generation actor, and I believe strongly that life and career are two different things. Career is inside my life. I'm also a photographer, a pianist, and lots of different things, so my life consists of so many different elements that there are moments when I have to step away and be me. -Alaina Huffman

I've had a lot of 'aha' moments, but the big 'aha' about growing older is the mental freedom. -Isabella Rossellini

I'd love to have the time to learn to sing opera properly rather than bellowing half-formed fragments of melody in exuberant moments. -Tim O'Reilly

Failure is enriching. It's also important to accept that you'll make mistakes – it's how you build your expertise. The trick is to learn a positive lesson from all of life's negative moments. -Alain Ducasse

Like anybody, you have moments when you question yourself and you're insecure. -Andie MacDowell

As a single mother of four, my mother taught me that you always want to show up strong for the moments that really matter with family, friends, and community. I now recognize how her strength helped shape the person I am today and the mother that I have become. -Andie MacDowell

I love 'Forrest Gump;' I like sweet, cheery, happy movies. But it has some dark moments too. -Andie MacDowell

I think for all of us, as we age, there are always a few moments when you are shocked. -Annette Bening

In a popular medium, you're going to get loads of stuff that is trite, but there'll also be some really special moments. -Kate Bush

God has been good to me. My faith has been good to me in the moments of deepest suffering, doubt and fear. -Pierce Brosnan

Nobody ever becomes an expert parent. But I think good parenting is about consistency. It's about being there at big moments, but it's also just the consistency of decision making. And it's routine. -Sebastian Coe

I'd love to work in a restaurant. You get to meet new people all the time and constantly socialize. There are no dull moments when you're serving. It would definitely be a fun job to have. -Justin Chon

I hate that there'll be moments in my day and I'll be patting down my legs trying to find my phone. I hate how anxious it makes me feel when I don't have it. When I go on holiday, or I go back to Australia, I put my phone in my bag and I don't worry about it; I think differently and I feel less stressed. -Liam Hemsworth

It was very weird because for a long time no one really recognised me from my films, but 'The Hobbit' has totally changed that, and I've had some really special moments, especially with youngsters. -Luke Evans

I'm proud of 'The Hidden.' I feel like we took a B-movie and kind of turned it into an A-minus action movie. We kind of elevated the material a little bit. It's got a great car-chase scene at the very beginning. It has some terrific moments in it, some funny stuff. It's a great rental. -Kyle MacLachlan

Regardless of what I do, whether I write a book or whether I act or whether I host, I'll always do stand-up comedy because those moments, that's what I crave. If I do something funny, and I hear a crowd laugh in that moment, we're all sharing the exact same experience and the exact same feeling. -Howie Mandel

I'm not sure whether I've been happy. After my last book tour, I sat on my balcony with a cup of tea. I thought: 'You can't rewind the movie. I've spent more than half my life in the Middle East. There have been great moments of horror and depression and loneliness.' -Robert Fisk

A lot of auditions are not fun; they're just a necessary evil, and, if you're lucky, you have a few moments that are fun. -Kristen Connolly

There has never been a moment when faith hasn't been an important part of my life. There have been moments when I've been more alive in my faith than others. There have been times when I've been more involved in my faith, dedicating more to it, and giving it more importance. -Marco Rubio

You have some dark days and dark moments going through chemo and things like that. -Chuck Pagano

After being cooked, ling cod tends to bleed out some moisture, so, before serving, let it rest a few moments on a plate. Once the moisture has been released, you can carefully pick up the fillet with a slotted spatula and transfer it to another plate for saucing. This way, you won't sog out your beautiful sauce. -Tom Douglas

We have been crafted by disaster to push out to the utmost horizon to find out what's on the other side of it. That's in our nature. What's also in our nature is a profound love and connection to our children and our communities. Those two things are very much at conflict with one another at certain moments. -Jonathan Nolan

There's a subtleness to camera work. You can really create intimate moments on camera, and sometimes that requires a little more precision from an actor because you have to pull people in as opposed to throwing it to them. -Corey Reynolds

I've struggled so much, growing up, with just feeling that my life is valid because it's not filled with these hyper-dramatic moments, and I think a lot of people of my generation feel that way. We're so inundated with hyper-drama that people crave everyday life. -Ellar Coltrane

I've definitely had those moments when I think a relationship with somebody is one way, and then it just flips. -Yael Stone

The studio work is the nasty, tedious, hard and nerve-wracking part, interrupted by moments of exhilaration. Playing live is the chance to actually have some fun and get on a stage. -Tom Scholz

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

My mother is a pastor. I think she has her moments where she's like, 'Dani, what are you getting into,' but at the end of the day, she really supports me as an actor. -Danielle Brooks

Some of my happiest moments are the ones I spend with my husband, a few close relatives, and a handful of very good friends who know me well and like me anyway. -Robin Marantz Henig

There are some moments that are pretty distressing in 'Prometheus.' In fact, the last hour is pretty distressing. -Ridley Scott

Imagination is a pretty powerful thing, and when you're in the moment and you're riding a train and you're asked to look scared, I don't know, it just kind of works out. And in those moments where you're actually doing some of the stunts, then it's not so hard at all, because there's an actual fear there. -Chris Pine

In 'Growing Stronger,' I expose my most painful moments and open my heart, thoughts and person, so that my experiences can inspire alleviation, consolation and decisiveness. -Thalia

The Fiesta Tour McDonald's exhibit is a one-of-a-kind compilation of items and great moments in Latin music history. Every item has a unique story, including the outfit which I wore during the 2008 Premios Juventud awards. -Thalia

Qualifying for the Olympic Games was one of those moments where you just cry because it was like you've climbed Mount Everest. -Natalie du Toit

My favorite parts about 'The Battle of Five Armies' were the moments where you could clearly see that we were looking at New Zealand. That it wasn't done in post, it wasn't CGI, it was the beautiful, incredible creation of Mother Nature in all of her splendor. -Evangeline Lilly

When I have my moments of insomnia, you'll find me on style.com. -Cate Blanchett

I think when romantic comedies are done well, it's a great genre. 'When Harry Met Sally' is kind of a benchmark for me, but I'm very happy to admit that I love 'Pretty Woman.' I do! It's a great film, and so is 'Sixteen Candles.' I was a big John Hughes fan – still am. I have moments where I have to watch a Hughes film. -Jamie Dornan

The better I am at observing moments in life, the better I'll be at showing them in my acting. -Oscar Isaac

To say that a family is happy I think is to diminish it, taking out what is interesting. Growing up, I don't think my family was any happier or unhappier than anyone else's. My mother and father should have been divorced or never even married. On the other hand, I remember many moments of happiness. -Per Petterson

The story is a machine for empathy. In contrast to logic or reason, a story is about emotion that gets staged over a sequence of dramatic moments, so you empathize with the characters without really thinking about it too much. It is a really powerful tool for imagining yourself in other people's situations. -Ira Glass

I'm trying to make perfect moments. And those generate meaning. If you go deep enough in how to make a moment, very quickly you come to how narrative works – to what we are as a species, how we've come up with telling stories in scenes and images. -Ira Glass

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

If I think back on the books to which I have devoted my entire life, I am most surprised by those moments when I have felt as if the sentences, dreams, and pages that have made me so ecstatically happy have not come from my own imagination – that another power has found them and generously presented them to me. -Orhan Pamuk

There can be moments in your life where you may feel attracted to someone depending on circumstance, depending on the person of one gender or another, and sometimes where that is less of an influence in your life. -Charles M. Blow

'Jane Eyre,' when I think of that book, it conjures up the best moments of college English courses. Literature is extraordinary, especially when you have a good professor. -Edward P. Jones

We rarely just hate people or love people. Normally, the people we have moments of the most impassioned hate for, it's because we love them so much. -Adam Rayner

The part of the game that fans will soon miss: the argument between manager and umpire! There was something special about watching a manger and umpire both convinced they were totally right, but knowing that one had to be wrong. As an ump, those moments made my job fun, and getting 'nose-to-nose' was part of my job description. -Doug Harvey

At pivotal moments throughout history, there have always been grey areas, and there likely will be in the future. Courage now lies not in the black and white, as in the past, but in the grey. -Safak Pavey

The things that have taken place over my career have been unbelievable. I have a lot of great moments to cherish. -Steve Largent

The last Christmas movie I really liked was 'It's a Wonderful Life,' probably. It's sort of a schmaltzy movie, but it's not without its dark moments. It still gets to me every year. -Terry Zwigoff

One of the best moments I've ever had in New Orleans is seeing Bourbon Street filled on a weekend night not long ago. Just watching the city breathe again. -Ray Nagin

The music began, and it was one of those life-changing moments. I saw an artist, Janis Joplin. She was exhilarating. She was vibrating. And she was like no other artist that I had ever seen before… It struck me that hard. Maybe the word is epiphany, when you get that special sensation. -Clive Davis

Legolas is that kind of action elf who pouts a bit, stares off to the distance, and has a couple hero moments, killing with a lethal bow and arrow along the way. -Orlando Bloom

Winning is fun, but those moments that you can touch someone's life in a very positive way are better. -Tim Howard

What is important, I think, is to reach as many people as you can and do it as well as you can. Reach them and inspire them or amuse them, or maybe in some odd moments help them to discover something they hadn't thought of before. -Max von Sydow

Happiness lies in moments, and while you have it, you're not even aware; only afterwards do you know you were happy. -Luise Rainer

I have many moments of self doubt. Everybody does. -Margot Robbie

I was never a huge 007 fan, but I sure liked Sean Connery. I'm sure Pierce Brosnan is good and has his moments, but I've not seen him; I've only seen bits and pieces on TV, so I can't really judge. Pierce looks very natural in the role. -Michael Keaton

On set, there's a lot of pressure. But it sort of heightens the moments. -Spike Jonze

I say to those people who are desperately trying to get healthy, in those moments where you feel like you can't go any further, you can. -Mo'Nique

I was in the play 'Fat Pig in the West End,' which is a comedy but has dramatic moments. -Robert Webb

What I do have to get across is the truth of the moment within the given scene. It's my job, as a director and screenwriter, to create the environment in which all those moments will come together eventually. -James Gray

I go to see some big shows of other bands, and I feel like I'm so bombarded and over-stimulated that I lose interest in the music. There has to be light and shade, and less stimulating moments. There has to be an arc to the show. -Dave Gahan

Books have the power to be the light we are seeking at crucial moments in our lives. Reading helps us realize we are not alone, that we can change our circumstances and even achieve the impossible. -Gioconda Belli

I love the intimate, single spotlight, troubadour-y quiet, delicate moments. But I also love Springsteen and screaming and shouting. -James Bay

You get into moods – like, if somebody does something to you, then you're angry for maybe 30 seconds, or maybe 30 years. I was always interested in capturing those awful, unflattering things that everybody goes through – those hot moments, captured in ice. -Bill Callahan

My friends say I make them laugh a lot, so I think that somewhere in me is a little comedic ability that comes out in the most inappropriate or unexpected moments. I did a lot of sketch comedy years ago. That's always in me. -Selenis Leyva

Even in times of great sadness, there are always moments where we crack up. -Selenis Leyva

I make funny videos of me playing video games, and I share those moments. -PewDiePie

My best moments are when I write songs out of nowhere. -King Tuff

I love big movies, and I love big moments. -Colin Trevorrow

I like to believe that intimate moments between characters don't need to be relegated to independent films. -Colin Trevorrow

For any book, it's distilling all of the moments in the book that are either fan favorites or pivotal that you have to have in there, and how you tie that all up into a two hour movie is not the easiest job. -Dana Brunetti

Music controls moods and accents life's moments. It's necessary for every situation. -Chuck Inglish

Because work takes up a lot of time, you have to choose your moments for really letting rip. I hang out with my friends and my family and I spend time with my kids when I'm not working. They don't see my being an actor as exotic. For them, it's just an everyday thing. Sometimes it's amusing to them and other times, embarrassing. -Aidan Gillen

My first season at Liverpool had good moments but also bad ones. We played three tournaments and we played two finals, and that was good. -Luis Suarez

I was lucky to marry Paul. He was a great inspiration, his enthusiasm about wine and food helped to shape my tastes, and his encouragement saw me through discouraging moments. I never would have had my career without Paul Child. -Julia Child

Some of us only meet in the most fleeting moments; some of us never meet, but still hear about one another and therefore cherish what we know from what we've heard, and mourn the loss, even though we're spared what the close-loved ones must endure – the ongoing pain of an empty place in the heart for the rest of life. -Mimi Kennedy

Exhibitions are kind of ephemeral moments, sometimes magic moments, and when they're gone, they're gone. -Hans-Ulrich Obrist

Music for me is a bit more spiritual. There are moments when I'm sitting at my piano, and I don't realize that I've been playing for two hours – it feels like divine power. I know it's so cheesy. -Mary Lambert

That's the miracle of fiction. I use it to spray on certain moments or places from my youth. -Patrick Modiano

I have moments when I'll stare at a script and say, 'I don't know what I'm doing!' But then I push myself into that feeling because I think panic is important. -Kate Winslet

Creativity is all around us, and some of the funniest, most beautiful, and touching moments happen when you least expect it. -Bryce Dallas Howard

I only photograph myself at poignant moments in my life as a check of where I am and how large my thighs are. -Sam Taylor-Johnson

There are some moments where you're so depressed, you cannot see the way, and you're like, 'Whatever. Bite me.' I think all directors feel that way sometimes. -Catherine Hardwicke

I think of House as a deeply moral character, though some would no doubt argue with me. He does not judge. Beyond his normal tetchiness, there were no more than a half-dozen moments of actual condemnation from him. He understood lies and also why you lied, and there was an absolution there that is very, very appealing. -Hugh Laurie

Those moments of play that we do get in meta-life, like playing music, or golf, or word-play, or flirting – those are some of the best parts about being alive. -Stewart Butterfield

I've had – I don't really know how to describe them, except moments of 'extrasensory perception' of some sort. I've also had sort of a 'white light' moment. -Tim Daly

I chose a time in the century which had the greatest moments for novels – the late '30s and World War II. -Alan Furst

We live in a world in which whatever you do has a parody account online in moments. -Timothy Simons

It's so important to engage your kids to create rituals and moments that they will always remember. -Josie Bissett

Of course I've had my moments of wanting to go back to Scotland, and I almost did a couple of times, but other things just came up. -Peter Capaldi

I'm a sporadic reader. I have moments when I can't stop… then I kind of forget that I can read. But then I go, 'Oh God, yeah, books!' -Rhys Ifans

I feel like, whatever movie I was making, there would always be moments of human intimacy and insight into a little bit of what makes us tick as people. -Colin Trevorrow

My wife is French, and so I get to see America through her eyes, which informs a lot of little moments. It means I can poke fun at very particular things about us. -Colin Trevorrow

Small moments can coexist with big moments and even back right up against each other. -Colin Trevorrow

My favorite moments are the moments everyone cries over. I see people in the audience crying, and I go, 'I did that, too. I don't just do the jokes. I also do the cries.' Jokes and cries, jokes and cries. That's all I'm here for, people. -Douglas Carter Beane

When I look back at many of the moments of wonder, awe, or terror that I've got from science fiction, it's often been because I've been put in the head of one of the characters. -Alastair Reynolds

Happiness is precious, and so I prefer to keep mine private. In a world where everyone shares everything, I can think of a lot of happy moments, but they're mine. -Patrick Ness

Violence is inevitable in crime novels, but there are many different ways to tell a story. I use my characters' reactions to illustrate the worst moments rather than let readers witness them at first hand. -Michael Robotham

You are on a soulful path that asks you to step into the greatest version of yourself. It is a sacred gift to shine your brightest light, not just in your moments of glory, but each day. -Debbie Ford

I had spent many days hungry; had slept on railway stations at times because I did not have money to pay for a hotel room… there were moments when I felt I had compromised my dignity as a human being and as an actor. -Anupam Kher

Just as there are moments when the words flow and it feels like the easiest job in the world, there are many more when I think I have nothing to say, and my journalism training taught me that writing is a job, that you write whether you are inspired or not, and that the only way to unlock creativity is to write through it. -Jane Green

Politicians often reveal most about themselves in unguarded moments. -Douglas Alexander

If you want the beautiful moments to shine, you have to contrast that with dark and gruesome moments. That's the way life is. -Tony DiTerlizzi

The people in 'July, July' do find themselves looking backward, talking to others and to themselves about those over-the-cliff, fork-in-the-road moments in their lives. I imagine this is what must happen at a 30th college reunion. -Tim O'Brien

I had one of those defining moments in the fourth grade when my teacher said the story I wrote was the best in the class, and therefore I would be going Young Authors Conference where I'd get to hang out with authors all day. -Lisa McMann

Even at your best, the creative moments are still kind of fleeting. -Rivers Cuomo

When your hair is rising, that's when you know it's a good song – that's happened to me with some artists and some songs, John Lennon songs or when Nina Simone sings. It's great to make those moments yourself. -Jose Gonzalez

In any given project, there are a few moments where there is the usual disappointment, as it were, when you look in the mirror, and you realize you're not 23 and looking like Brad Pitt. -Kenneth Branagh

Sometimes, comedy and entertainment is not all about telling jokes; sometimes you just have to be you for a few moments. -Ray William Johnson

Sometimes, though only in my most unguarded moments, I can still think of Annette Winters as my first love. At fifteen, she was tall, slender, very dark: an intelligent, sly girl possessed of what I think of now, though I didn't think of then, as a kind of debatable beauty. -John Burnside

A lot of the great pieces of journalism from Iraq showed how important command influence was in violent, aggressive environments, where Marines and soldiers had a constrained set of choices to make in sudden moments. -Phil Klay

No matter how hard we strive for objectivity, writers are biased toward tension – those moments in which character is forged and revealed. -Brad Stone

Life is measured in love and positive contributions and moments of grace. -Carly Fiorina

The superior man does not, even for the space of a single meal, act contrary to virtue. In moments of haste, he cleaves to it. In seasons of danger, he cleaves to it. -Confucius

Genius is a potential that lives within you and every other human being. You have many moments of genius in your lifetime. These are the times when you have a uniquely brilliant idea and implement it even if only you are aware of how fantastic it is. -Wayne Dyer

There is humor in the darkest of moments – People who I have loved and passed away, and very high stake situations where you can't help but laugh. I think that's very human. -Rose McIver

When you do a good comedy show, you have to understand that if you don't have drama or sad moments, then the comedy turns into a clowning kind of situation. -Jaime Camil

I think it's handy for a dramatist of any sort, if I can call myself that, to make use of weddings and wakes, to make use of those moments and those rituals that cause us to pause and look back or look forward and understand that life has changed. -Alice McDermott

As much as I love creating entertaining visuals, I love toying with the pace of a movie and trying to perfect that. It's imperative to the impact: faster cuts, cuts at the right moments that meld with the tenor of a scene. Creating and maintaining that feeling. -Asif Kapadia

'Eureka' moments are very, very rare in my experience. It normally takes several weeks of experiments to tease out the truth, even when you have a really pretty good idea of what is going on. -Tim Hunt

I was really proactive in trying to heal my family. I wouldn't give up. My whole life was about trying to get my father healthier, and there were moments when he was healthier. Then someone would give him a drink. I always felt if he had one person in his life who supported his healthy side, he'd be on his way. -Sophie B. Hawkins

I think most people would struggle to define their whole relationship with just one label – like: my girlfriend, boyfriend, brother, sister, confidantes, whatever – but in those moments, there's true joy in each other. -Rhea Seehorn

It's a funny thing about cities: Some have brief, bright moments of cultural and political dominance, decades- or centuries-long spells when they seem the center of their particular nation, or region, or empire… only to later fall into obscurity and disrepair, never to regain their former glory. -Hanya Yanagihara

When I think of the moment I knew that my marriage to Josiah would end, there were a few moments before I really, really knew. I probably knew, when I saw my ex-husband and his now wife – then colleague – having tea together in his office, that something was amiss. -Isabel Gillies

My favorite app is, without a doubt, Instagram. It's such a fun way to share photos and life's captured moments with friends, family and fans. -Max von Essen

Life likes jokes; life is constantly making jokes, even at the most inopportune moments. -Elizabeth McCracken

When you have little children, you want to tell them about joy and happiness and hope. And then comes the time you want to tell them there are tough moments. I admire people who can do that. -Peter Sis

The truth of faith is a slender, glowing element that runs through even the seemingly ordinary and undramatic moments of existence. Even at low intensity, it is a steady source of illumination. Such religious truth is powerful even when it seems faint, even when it seems obscured by the larger events of history. -Eugene Kennedy

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