Best Quotes About Played

The only reason I ever played golf in the first place was so I could afford to hunt and fish. -Sam Snead

Chances are that neither the client nor the agency will ever know very much about what role the ad has played in sales or profits of the client, either short-term or long-term. -Michael Schudson

When we played softball, I'd steal second base, feel guilty and go back. -Woody Allen

Golf is played by twenty million mature American men whose wives think they are out having fun. -Jim Bishop

Love is only a dirty trick played on us to achieve continuation of the species. -W. Somerset Maugham

The Wedding March always reminds me of the music played when soldiers go into battle. -Heinrich Heine

The typewriting machine, when played with expression, is no more annoying than the piano when played by a sister or near relation. -Oscar Wilde

War is a game that is played with a smile. If you can't smile, grin. If you can't grin, keep out of the way till you can. -Winston Churchill

I used to think that the Civil War was our country's greatest tragedy, but I do remember that there were some redeeming features in the Civil War in that there was some spirit of sacrifice and heroism displayed on both sides. I see no redeeming features in Watergate. -Sam Ervin

If I displayed this cup, I might look at it once or twice a week. By using it, I get pleasure from it continually. -Lila Acheson Wallace

One reason we lasted so long is that we usually played two people who were very much in love. As we were realistic actors, we became those two people. So we had a divertissement: I had an affair with him, and he with me. -Lynn Fontanne

I'd like to be played as a child by Natalie Wood. I'd have some romantic scenes as Audrey Hepburn and have gritty black-and-white scenes as Patricia Neal. -Gloria Steinem

Sure I played, did you think I was born at the age of 70 sitting in a dugout trying to manage guys like you? -Casey Stengel

I don't care what other critics say, I only hope to be played. -Virgil Thomson

What innocence, may I ask, is being played here when it is known that this virtuous damsel has already got a dozen illegitimate children? -Nikita Khrushchev

Baseball happens to be a game of cumulative tension but football, basketball and hockey are played with hand grenades and machine guns. -John Leonard

It's a piece of cake until you get to the top. You find you can't stop playing the game the way you've always played it. -Richard M. Nixon

Life is the game that must be played, this truth at least, good friends, we know; so live and laugh, nor be dismayed as one by one the phantoms go. -Arthur Rubinstein

Whenever you trace the origin of a skill or practices which played a crucial role in the ascent of man, we usually reach the realm of play. -Eric Hoffer

People are going deaf because music is played louder and louder, but because they're going deaf, it has to be played louder still. -Milan Kundera

Tennis and golf are best played, not watched. -Roger Kahn

Don't think for a moment that I'm really like any of the characters I've played. I'm not. That's why it's called 'acting'. -Leonardo DiCaprio

I played a lot of tough clubs in my time. Once a guy in one of those clubs wanted to bet me $10 that I was dead. I was afraid to bet. -Henny Youngman

Sooner or later the Internet will become profitable. It's an old story played before by canals, railroads and automobiles. -Paul Samuelson

Many people have played themselves to death. Many people have eaten and drunk themselves to death. Nobody ever thought himself to death. -Gilbert Highet

Most people live and die with their music still unplayed. They never dare to try. -Mary Kay Ash

Every player should be accorded the privilege of at least one season with the Chicago Cubs. That's baseball as it should be played – in God's own sunshine. And that's really living. -Alvin Dark

A manager should stay as far away as possible from his players. I don't know if I said ten words to Frank Robinson while he played for me. -Earl Weaver

When we played, World Series checks meant something. Now all they do is screw your taxes. -Don Drysdale

Why is it there are so many nice guys interested in baseball? Not me, I was a real bastard when I played. -Burleigh Grimes

The trouble with baseball is that it is not played the year round. -Gaylord Perry

The biggest game I ever played in was probably Don Larsen's perfect game. -Mickey Mantle

I think one of the most difficult things for anyone who's played baseball is to accept the fact that maybe the players today are playing just as well as ever. -Ralph Kiner

I'm human and I've played my butt off for ten years. I'm not a loafer, I'm not a jerk, I'm a baseball player. -Reggie Jackson

When you've played this game for ten years and gone to bat seven-thousand times and gotten two-thousand hits do you know what that really means? It means you've gone zero for five-thousand. -Reggie Jackson

I'm just a ballplayer with one ambition, and that is to give all I've got to help my ball club win. I've never played any other way. -Joe DiMaggio

I could have played another year, but I would have been playing for the money, and baseball deserves better than that. -George Brett

I played baseball because I could make more money doing that than I could doing anything else. -Bill Terry

How you played in yesterday's game is all that counts. -Jackie Robinson

I ain't ever had a job, I just always played baseball. -Satchel Paige

Sport must be amateur or it is not sport. Sports played professionally are entertainment. -Avery Brundage

I look like a duck. It's the way my mouth curls up, or my nose tilts up. I should have played Howard the Duck. -Michelle Pfeiffer

He played the king as if afraid someone else would play the ace. -John Mason Brown

It is nothing new or original to say that golf is played one stroke at a time. But it took me many years to realize it. -Bobby Jones

The world's battlefields have been in the heart chiefly; more heroism has been displayed in the household and the closet, than on the most memorable battlefields in history. -Henry Ward Beecher

The game of history is usually played by the best and the worst over the heads of the majority in the middle. -Eric Hoffer

When all is done, human life is, at the greatest and the best, but like a froward child, that must be played with and humored a little to keep it quiet till it falls asleep, and then the care is over. -William Temple

When I played drunks I had to remain sober because I didn't know how to play them when I was drunk. -Richard Burton

The very hirelings of the press, whose trade it is to buoy up the spirits of the people, have uttered falsehoods so long, they have played off so many tricks, that their budget seems, at last, to be quite empty. -William Cobbett

Farce is tragedy played at a thousand revolutions per minute. -John Mortimer

Communists have always played an active role in the fight by colonial countries for their freedom, because the short-term objects of Communism would always correspond with the long-term objects of freedom movements. -Nelson Mandela

I played by the rules of politics as I found them. -Richard M. Nixon

He played the King as though under momentary apprehension that someone else was about to play the ace. -Eugene Field

I hate music, especially when it's played. -Jimmy Durante

Unfortunately, we don't get a second chance. We've already played them twice. -Trevor Brooking

It is so characteristic, that just when the mechanics of reproduction are so vastly improved, there are fewer and fewer people who know how the music should be played. -Ludwig Wittgenstein

When I played in the sandbox, the cat kept covering me up. -Rodney Dangerfield

We've never played at this place before. This place is big, and I'm kinda nervous, so we're going to make it feel small by pretending we're in a… bedroom. We'll hang off the edge of the bed, take off our shoes and get naked! -Dave Matthews

I don't think I'm like any of the characters I've played – they're all really far from who I am. -Christian Bale

There was one thing Beethoven didn't do. When one of his string quartets was played, you can believe the second violin wasn't improvising. -Wynton Marsalis

At an unprecedented time with the worst attack ever on our soil, our President displayed extraordinary determination, leadership and resolve when history was thrust upon him and the United States. -Olympia Snowe

I have a greater appreciation for kitchen appliances, having played one. -Anthony Daniels

He played football too long without a helmet. -Jerome Cavanagh

You go back to those films of the '40s and '50s and hear the dialogue, the way the people played off each other – the wordplay. I think we've really lost that in movies. -Clive Owen

For Ripley I learned to play some songs on the piano, and I never really played them again. -Matt Damon

I played Liddy Dole last year and met her as well. From the artful way she phrased it, I still don't know if she had actually seen me play her. She made it sound like it was good, but that's just a gift they have. -Ana Gasteyer

I, of course, wanted to play real jazz. When we played pop tunes, and naturally we had to, I wanted those pops to kick! Not loud and fast, understand, but smoothly and with a definite punch. -Count Basie

He was the only person caught in the collapse, and afterward, most of his work was recovered too, and it is still spoken of, when it is noted, with high regard, though seldom played. -William Gaddis

Our first gig was a battle of the bands. We did 45 minutes of comedy and never played a note – and we won! -Cheech Marin

My message to the kids and our fans is hockey's a great game. There's a lot of hockey being played at all levels. Get involved, do it. We will be back and we will be back better than ever and hopefully as soon as possible. Don't give up on the game. It's too good. -Gary Bettman

As New Zealanders, we've been in on the United Nations from the very beginning, played a role in the drafting of the charter – it means a lot to us that those processes are followed. -Helen Clark

In Japan, you have no idea what they are saying, and they can't help you either. Nothing makes any sense. They're very polite, but you feel like a joke is being played on you the entire time you're there. -Bill Murray

I was never a villain on the stage. I always played strong, sympathetic types. My first stage role with a speaking part, believe it or not, was as a priest. It wasn't until I began acting in films that the producers and directors saw me primarily as a bizarre villain. -Conrad Veidt

It is my greatest joy to live a really good part, even though it imposes great strain. An artist is tired but proud when he has created a great work of art. So it is with the actor who really lives a great role and is proud of the part he played. -Conrad Veidt

By giving the public a rich and full melody, distinctly arranged and well played, all the time creating new tone colors and patterns, I feel we have a better chance of being successful. I want a kick to my band, but I don't want the rhythm to hog the spotlight. -Glenn Miller

In all the horror films that I have done, all of those women were strong women. I don't feel I ever played the victim, although I was always in jeopardy. -Adrienne Barbeau

Yes, I know I've played these women, but I'm not really conniving at all. -Annette Bening

Some people have said that I can 'hear' a hit song, meaning that I can tell the first time a song is played for me if it has potential. I have been able to hear some of the hits that way, but I can also 'feel' one. -Glen Campbell

I played, like, a year of piano until I learned the 'Pink Panther' theme. That was my goal. Once I was good enough, I quit. Now my music has to have some rock. -Jack Black

I've played a lot of bad guys, 'cause that was the only work I could get. People saw my face and went 'oooh'. -Laurence Fishburne

I was involved with drama departments since the 5th grade. I played at it. It was an escape. -Adam Baldwin

I'm certain that it was an incredible gift for me to not only be friends with some of the greatest blues people who've ever lived, but to learn how they played, how they sang, how they lived their lives, ran their marriages, and talked to their kids. -Bonnie Raitt

When I played, I had a natural ability to jump and run, and I just wanted to get bigger and heavier. -Brady Anderson

One of the pleasures of being an actor is quite simply taking a walk in someone else's shoes. And when I look at the roles I've played, I'm kind of amazed at all the wonderful adventures I've had and the different things I've learned. -Willem Dafoe

Mathematics is a game played according to certain simple rules with meaningless marks on paper. -David Hilbert

I like to think I play rugby as it should be played – there are no yellow or red cards in my collection – but I cannot say I'm an angel. -Jonny Wilkinson

I never played politics, I was never a party girl, and I never slept with any of the producers. -Ann Miller

I'm thrilled, I'm grateful, I'm blessed. I played for the world's greatest professional sports team in history. Once a Dallas Cowboy, always a Dallas Cowboy. -Bob Hayes

There were a lot of times where there was a great deal of fodder recorded and played, because there was a market for it – just as there is today. And there were more bad bands than there were good bands – I think that should always be remembered. -Woody Herman

I think Jim Taylor was very underrated, never hear much about him. We played Green Bay every year in exhibition, and generally we played them every couple of years in regular season. And I always thought he was a fierce competitor. -Bob Lilly

The Congress has historically played covert communal politics in order to create what in India we call vote banks where you pit one community against another and so on in order to secure votes. -Arundhati Roy

Without question, no hesitation, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was the best player I ever played against. -Bill Walton

The moment you start to talk about playing music, you destroy music. It cannot be talked about. It can only be played, enjoyed and listened to. -John McLaughlin

Writing and singing does give me some kind of release from the demons of my past, it is a therapy of sorts, but to be honest, my marriage played a more important role in the acceptance of myself than performance has ever done. -Michelle Shocked

What is the best music is impossible to define. Just because it's played by a virtuoso player, doesn't mean it's great music. It might not reflect the soul of a people, which is really my criteria for great music. -Mickey Hart

They played so good it was frightening. And I, of course, being young, was in awe of everything that was going on and rightly so. I mean, it was too good to believe. -Ray Brown

I know he played on the last record but I don't wake up in the middle of the night thinking of Eric Clapton. -Jack Bruce

Yeah, I was a local hero. It was great for me, 'cos I had a full house every night all night seven nights a week for five years that I played. The next five years I just played five days a week, but I still had a full house every night. -John Hunter

Jimi Hendrix played loud and free, Sergeant Pepper was real to me. -Al Stewart

I played baseball, and that's pretty much it. Basketball came late, this was, basketball was the sport that I tried to master, I kind of mastered baseball, so basketball was one of those things where I wanted to master this game, so that's why I probably play it the way I do. -Eric Williams

I wasn't athletic. I played baseball, but I was terrible. -Matt Long

I had different bands. I played with the Acoustic Warriors for the most part, without girl singers. It was the same kind of sound, acoustic guitar, bass, with violin and sometimes accordion, and the guys would sing, that kind of thing. -Dan Hicks

My father was a soccer player. All my friends played basketball though, so I stuck with basketball. -Steve Nash

I am a lefty, though I bat right-handed… When I was a kid I pitched, played first, outfield and shortstop as well. Now it's mainly softball with some friends. -Josh Charles

One of the perks of being an actor is to get to meet athletes that you respect. Especially who played before my time. Brooks Robinson is one of those athletes; they just don't make them any nicer. -Josh Charles

I've always wanted to be an actress, ever since I was a little girl. I've always played the mom and I play my sister as the daughter. I wanted to be an actress on television and movies instead of just around the house. -Dakota Fanning

ER was one of my favourites. I played a car accident victim who has leukemia. I got to wear a neck brace and nose tubes for the two days I worked. -Dakota Fanning

In S Club I played a role in a band, but now I can go off and be me – My horizon's wide open now. It's scary and it's daunting, but it's an absolute thrill. I feel brand new! -Rachel Stevens

We met in Cracker. I played a maniac fan who murders a policeman and she did my makeup. I thought anyone interested in me looking like that must have genuinely liked me. -Robert Carlyle

Describing Woodstock as the 'big bang,' I think that's a great way to describe it, because the important thing about it wasn't how many people were there or that it was a lot of truly wonderful music that got played. -David Crosby

They say you can rap about anything except for Jesus, that means guns, sex, lies, video tapes, but if I talk about God my record won't get played Huh? -Kanye West

It was a show that you played at home and you're saying to the contestant do this and do that. When you at home are involved in yelling at the screen, then you know you've got an audience. -Monty Hall

God wills to be displayed and known and loved and cherished and worshiped. -John Piper

She knows as well as anyone that pity, having played, soon tires. -Edwin Arlington Robinson

I think when I began, I played distortion more than the guitar. The results of my strumming. Now I play the twang of the string, which is a lot closer to the source of the sound making. -Ian Williams

I do remember, though, when I discovered the third! I was about five years old – it was a very pleasing sound. I remembered that if I hit one note, then skipped one and played the next, I could get this really good sound. -Robert Morris

I was much distressed by next door people who had twin babies and played the violin; but one of the twins died, and the other has eaten the fiddle, so all is peace. -Edward Lear

Night fell clean and cold in Dublin, and wind moaned beyond my room as if a million pipes played the air. -Patricia Cornwell

To suggest that Quebecers willingly give up the chance to exercise fully their influence within the federal government would be to betray the historical role Quebec has always played in Confederation, and to undermine the legitimacy of their pride and ambitions. -Kim Campbell

I'm a video game fan. I played them before I became an actress. -Michelle Rodriguez

My Mother is Swedish and my Father is Scottish, he played for Charlton in the 1960's and was in the Army, he captained the British forces team. We then moved to S.A. because a lot of players did that at the time. -Richard Gough

I played as a 17-year-old with Walter Smith, who must have been about 32. So I've known Walter for 21 years. -Richard Gough

Even if Scrabble had been invented then, I wouldn't have wanted to play Scrabble, because the highest triple word score in the world would not have expressed how much I liked the game Natalie and I played every afternoon. -Allan Sherman

I loved the game. We played because we loved it. -Jim Brown

I came from Long Island, so I had a lot of experience at the stick. I played in junior high school, then I played in high school. The technical aspect of the game was my forte. I had all that experience, then I had strength and I was in good condition. -Jim Brown

I've never played a character where I've had so much fun on the physical end. I don't want to say I like it too much but it's fun having a gun on you and getting to manhandle men. -Charlotte Ross

If indeed, as Hilbert asserted, mathematics is a meaningless game played with meaningless marks on paper, the only mathematical experience to which we can refer is the making of marks on paper. -E. T. Bell

When I played Bobby Fischer, my opponent fought against organizations – the television producers and the match organizers. But he never fought against me personally. I lost to Bobby before the match because he was already stronger than I. He won normally. -Boris Spassky

I played varsity on all of them for four years. I'm 5'9 and that's not that tall for a center so I was a forward. I loved playing volleyball and basketball and track I was good at, but it stressed me out. -Bridgette Wilson

Incidentally, the usual designation of the magnitude scale to my name does less than justice to the great part that Dr. Gutenberg played in extending the scale to apply to earthquakes in all parts of the world. -Charles Francis Richter

Here I was, this good guy that played football; I was gonna go play in college but I had a bad senior year. But I played guitar in assemblies whenever I could. -Bob Livingston

You've seen one of the our gigs you've seen 'em all. But if you're into the music, you'll know that we played better the night before or we can play better. -Liam Gallagher

The sweat of hard work is not to be displayed. It is much more graceful to appear favored by the gods. -Maxine Hong Kingston

I played a heap of snow in a school play. I was under a sheet, and crawled out when spring came. I often say I'll never reach the same artistic level again. -Stellan Skarsgard

I have never in my life played the French Defence, which is the dullest of all openings. -Wilhelm Steinitz

But why is it that in music, anything more than 5 years old – apart from a few hits – is never played on radio to the young public? -Bill Wyman

I think it is most important for a teacher to play the pieces and studies that are being played by the student. -James Galway

Scales played in the correct musical way are very exciting and rewarding. -James Galway

Base Ball, to be played thoroughly, requires the possession of muscular strength, great agility, quickness of eye, readiness of hand, and many other faculties of mind and body that mark the man of nerve. -Henry Chadwick

See my father knew a lot about music, he played the piano and he would do theory and stuff like that, but I didn't learn anything from him, but I played that for him and he liked it a lot. -John Fahey

Well I was on the one hand, the more I played the guitar the more I began to really love the guitar and to love virtually any kind of music that anybody played well on guitar. -John Fahey

If that's the way the game is played, I don't want to play anymore. -Joyce DeWitt

When I first read the script, I realized that Katie would have to be played as a rather down-to-earth person. -Dorothy McGuire

I even played Jack Webb's partner on the radio version of Dragnet for a while. -Martin Milner

I might have played a little bit more in Europe than I have in Japan. -Billy Higgins

I wish I played an instrument, but I could never decide which one, and I ended up playing nothing. -Nastassja Kinski

I've played almost every lead character from Henry VI to Othello. I'm dying to tackle Richard III sometime. -Ted Lange

I've played four characters now, my latest one being Sandor the gypsy. -Thayer David

I don't think you can replaces great themes. But I think people do want to hear fresh arrangements of them. They don't want to hear them played the same way all the time. -Stan Kenton

I have come to understand and appreciate writers much more recently since I started working on a book last fall. Before that, I thought golf writers got up every morning, played a round of golf, had lunch, showed up for our last three holes and then went to dinner. -Phil Mickelson

The only football players in my time were fellows who really loved to play football. They were not in it for the money. There wasn't much money there. They would have played football for nothing. -Red Grange

Simplicity is the final achievement. After one has played a vast quantity of notes and more notes, it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art. -Frederic Chopin

We want to christen every city that Kris has played in during his professional career. -Anna Benson

When Buddy played, he played all out, all the time. It was a wonder he didn't keel over and die before he did. -Al Hirt

They played Boston. They played at the Boston Tea Party and through an amazing chain of events I got to hang out with them backstage even though I was underage. -Jonathan Richman

I'm just a pack mule. I've played leads and I've played character roles. Any actress in Hollywood will tell you as your age climbs, the leads thin. -Marcia Gay Harden

I wanted to write something from a child's viewpoint… Five of the characters I have played in movies have either been abused or became abusers, themselves, and I just kind of felt like there was a need. -Meg Tilly

Having played an angel for so long, you can imagine that I've been asked to endorse any number of causes over the years. Obviously I have to limit my participation with any charity, so I decided to really concentrate on my love of children. -Roma Downey

When I was a young actor… the more different you were from the part you played, the more talent it reflected. -Dirk Benedict

We started out when I was 6 years old. We played ukuleles and sang Everly Brothers songs. -Edgar Winter

I'm just beginning to develop callouses on my fingers, because I haven't played a lot. -Ike Turner

They used to say it was bad for Indians to drink, but it's bad for anybody. When they drink they lose their cool, a lot of us. Like when we played with Sonny Boy, I would never get paid, you know. He would drink up all the money. -Ike Turner

But I've been surprised over the years. I mean, someone told me the other day that maybe 360 million people have played this game in the world. That's a lot of people. -Don Bluth

When I got my first guitar my fingers wouldn't go to the sixth string so I took off the big E and played with just five strings. I was only 6 or 7. -Les Paul

Growing up my mother played Sarah Vaughan and Nat Cole in the house regularly. -Aaron Neville

A guitar riff played on a piano doesn't come close to the purity of it being played on a guitar but I faked it enough to get by. -Barry Mann

I'm more akin to football than I think anything else because that's what I played in high school. -Bobby Sherman

I already played James Dean in a film called Race with Destiny, but it hasn't come out yet. -Casper Van Dien

It wasn't the greatest script in the world, but not many people can say they've played a wicked king in a swashbuckling Arthurian special-effects monster movie. -David Thewlis

It's one of those scenarios where no, I never imagined that I'd be directed in a love scene – not even a love scene because it's kind of a hard-core sex scene because it's kind of just purely played for this carnal venting. -Thomas Haden Church

All I ever wanted to do was play the drums; I felt good about myself when I played the drums. So I worked anywhere and everywhere I could lug my drums in. -Max Weinberg

I have been tied up with music for about as long as I can remember. By the time I was four I was picking out little tunes my mother played on the reed organ in the living-room. -Mary Lou Williams

My brother Leon started it all. He played the piano. In school they made me leader of the orchestra because I played the violin, but I followed Leon and the boys in his jazz band around. -Louis Prima

Ah, the pleasure, the joy – a big news story that runs and runs, that is played down by some of our journalistic colleagues, saying 'it'll never happen', only to be confirmed by the Home Secretary. -Kamal Ahmed

I'm not known for my intellectual range and tricks have been played on me. -William Sanderson

I mean, look how many musicians have come through and played beside me, and I'm workin' and they're not. -Luther Allison

We played the same thing in Europe we played in the States. -Luther Allison

But I never had that commercial opportunity to be played on the radio, so how could I be popular? -Luther Allison

I enjoyed growing up part of my life in Virginia Beach. We had the ocean and the beach and a beautiful landscape. We were outdoors all the time and we played outside. -Mark Ruffalo

The only time in my career prior to that I played an evil character was in 'The Twilight Zone'. -Morgan Brittany

I played a real nasty little girl but most of the roles I had up until then were very sweet and very nice. -Morgan Brittany

I've played killers, crazies, and really bad people. -Morgan Brittany

The best player I've ever played with was Paul Gascoigne. He had everything. He was amazing. -Paul Ince

Marcel Desailly was pretty hard when I played against him in a Milan derby. -Paul Ince

We had something to say. Whenever we played, people didn't dance, they listened. -Ruben Blades

The mystique associated with the bomb, the role that scientists played in it, and its general importance could not fail to impress even a six-year old. -Sidney Altman

I played golf all over Detroit. -Smokey Robinson

There are very few courses around Detroit I haven't played. -Smokey Robinson

The fans have played a massive part in getting us to where we are, but the job's not finished. -Steven Gerrard

Win or lose today I am proud of the way my boys have played in the tournament. -Imran Khan

I say that I played a doorstop in Dune because I remember standing around a lot. I was down there for months. -Jack Nance

I played basketball to try to get my parents from working so hard. -James Worthy

We played at a club called, the Elbow Room. Don Carlos, the nightclub owner, was very hip and a very important person who made a big impact on my life. -Jim Capaldi

It was my first straight dramatic role, and the most adult, intelligent one I have ever played. -June Allyson

We had a day off here yesterday and I just sat in my room and played. -Leo Kottke

I had been playing single note instruments and I wanted to hear a guitar played as a piano. -Leo Kottke

I had written movie scores, television series, played with other people. Carl had done the same with Asia, with other bands, everything. We weren't about to entrust Greg automatically with a production credit. -Keith Emerson

At the Isle of Wight, the sound went out and kind of kept on going. And I wasn't… when I came off stage I was kind of unhappy about how we had played. But now, I listen back to those recordings and it's not bad. -Keith Emerson

When I had people scratchin' my shorts a bit, it played better. We lost a bit of that in all the personnel changes and it's an element we need to get back. -Tom Bergeron

I would do the occasional score. I thought it was the most thrilling thing. It was instant. You made the music and they played it right away to millions of people. I found it thrilling. -Elmer Bernstein

I played from the time I was seven years old. My father was my first baseman coach. I had opportunities that I never really pursued – with some Miami teams and a few larger colleges, and then I ended up bailing and began cooking. -Todd English

Tony, Stacy and Jay really looked at life completely different and that played into everything that they did, whether it was skating or with their friendships. And for the three of us, we had such a close relationship off screen, that it was so easy to have that on screen. -John Robinson

I much preferred the approach at the anarchist camp, with its shared tasks and collective responsibilities. Everyone played their part. There was no division between workers and consumers. -John Blair

Theses officers were good friends, so it must have been a terrible argument, because the one who played chess with my father was so angry that he walked over to the dentist's house and got the dentist out of bed and shot him. -Bruno Schulz

I thought I would reflect here on a theme most scientists enjoy recalling: the part luck played in their accomplishments. -Edmond H. Fischer

I've got a collection of songs that I've had, I keep adding to and they're all great American composers. I wanted to showcase American composers and I've done that on a lot of my records and played things by American composers that I really respect. -Charlie Haden

James Cotton is a real blues guy, and he played with Muddy Waters, and it surprised me that they would want me to make a record with them, that he called me to do this record. I'd never done anything like that before. But I love blues, so I was very happy. -Charlie Haden

I remember in the early days when we played six nights a week for a month and I was doing my long drum solo every night. My hands were covered in blisters. -John Bonham

I actually think I play better now than I've ever played. -Andy Summers

Hitler's economic revolution in Germany had reduced financial considerations to a point where they played no role in economic or political decisions. -Carroll Quigley

Reign of Fire is something I know how to do, because I've played tough so much. -Izabella Scorupco

Football is a game played with arms, legs and shoulders but mostly from the neck up. -Knute Rockne

Nevertheless, the realization that breaking a pencil point would have far less disastrous consequences played little or no role, I believe, in this decision to explore theory! -Rudolph A. Marcus

We played a gig and we had a song that was offensive to people of the Jewish persuasion, and we led off with it, and they were offended by it, and that was that. -Santiago Durango

I played in the percussion section 4th grade through high school – snare and timpani mostly. -Suzy Bogguss

My mother was really into big band. It was played in the house all the time. -Suzy Bogguss

Drugs have played no significant factor in my life. -Dennis Brown

In early 1993, a hostile observer might have had grounds for thinking that the Unix story was almost played out, and with it the fortunes of the hacker tribe. -Eric S. Raymond

Aaron Echolls is one of the best characters that I've ever played. -Harry Hamlin

Mandela once phoned me out of the blue while he was still president, and at first he played with me a bit. -Jonathan Shapiro

I think most people played both variants and regular games. It was a period when variants were very popular and there were a lot more variants being played at that time. Every week practically, it seemed someone would publish a new variant in a zine. -Fred Davis

Then I thought I was going to be a photographer. I tried a hand at darkroom technician. I played in a band. It took me quite some time to discover that I wanted to write. -Guy Johnson

I think any band we played with would be a weird match. We're on our own, a little out there, but it's a good thing. I think we're complimentary to each other. -Jon Crosby

The audience that surprised us the most was definitely Paris, when we played there last. They were just incredibly into us and we weren't expecting it at all. -Jon Crosby

We've played producers almost our entire lives in everything else we've created. But when working on a feature and even dealing with something like Warner Bros. or another production company, or other details that you can worry about – we definitely learned a lot. -Mary-Kate Olsen

We played soccer a lot with our friends and at school. We weren't on an official team or anything, but we'd definitely be up for it in gym or in after-school pickup games where we live. -Mary-Kate Olsen

Never having played Chess before, it was most interesting to be playing the game with no pieces in front of me. But I still knew how to stroke my hair when I won. -Peter Mayhew

We've got our football where no one wears anything and the guys are in little shorts and they beat the crap out of each other, and they can catch it and they can kick it, and it's the only place it's played in the world. -Rachel Griffiths

Not one role that I've played has been written specifically for me. -Taye Diggs

We stuck the record head so it kept on recording over and over on top of itself and played keyboard notes into it to create this ghost repetition melody. -Colin Greenwood

Also I played on a lot of demos in the early days of the Stones. -Jim Sullivan

If you look at the timing of many of the Greek dramas from the theatrical point of view, it's all off, and I think the reason for that is that music played a very important part. -John Eaton

My first big break came with Lauryn Hill on a track called Everything is Everything, I played piano on that track way back in 1998. -John Legend

I played classical as a kid. -John Legend

Unfortunately, a lot of people are stupid. They take drugs. They get drunk and do all the wrong things in life. I just played it straight. -Bobby Vinton

As far as critics, I'm not a hip guy. I was never on drugs. Nobody ever felt sorry for me 'cause I went straight or found God. I always had God. I've always like, played by the rules. -Bobby Vinton

I played Big Band jazz music. I wasn't into rock and roll. I was just there because it was a living. I surprised everyone. I'm still surprising people. -Bobby Vinton

I think it was in Moscow last year and I got changed for training the day before we played Moscow, but the fact is they actually wanted to do John's, me and John were next to each other and they did mine by mistake. John had done them I think. So yeah it is true. -Frank Lampard

A large fraction of the most interesting scientists have read a lot of SF at one time or another, either early enough that it may have played a part in their becoming scientists or at some later date just because they liked the ideas. -Frederik Pohl

When my opera Plump Jack was performed in 1989, my first piano teacher sent me something that I'd composed when I was four. I remember I played it, and it still sounded like me. I'm the same composer I was then. -Gordon Getty

I think that was one thing I definitely brought to the table, my aggressiveness and my style of play, and I think that's one of the reasons why the fans here really appreciated the way that I went out and played, just because I think they kind of liked that. -Latrell Sprewell

I didn't know that people compared Bill Hicks and I but certainly I'm flattered if they do. I knew Bill a bit. We had dinner a couple of times and played guitar together once. I really tried to keep my distance from him professionally. -Marc Maron

I've never seen anything like it since. Some of the Canada Cups came close, but by then a lot of European players came and played in our league so we were more familiar with them. -Marcel Dionne

I've played with all of the heavyweights in the modern jazz, progressive jazz movement. I've been fortunate enough to play with them, a who's who. All of those guys, I've been fortunate enough to have performed with. -Sonny Rollins

I didn't wish those tragedies upon the people who played them out. It was certainly tragic for them, but not for me. All of those things brought me to where I am. Without those things, I couldn't be who I am, I wouldn't be here. -Story Musgrave

Hit the ball pretty solid. Haven't played a lot of golf this year, so was really unsure of what it would be like. I've been playing pretty well lately, especially hitting the ball solid. -Trent Dilfer

I remember a tour where we played 50 cities in 56 days. We also went to Europe a couple of times. -Jack Irons

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

I played with dolls until I was 15. My mother encouraged it because my older sister got married when she was 15, so Mom thought that the longer I stayed with dolls, the better. -Linda Evans

I've written lots of songs on the piano. My mother had a piano and it was the first instrument I played. -Mick Taylor

The Blues scene now is international. In the '50s it was purely something that you would hear in black clubs, played by black musicians, especially in America. But from the '60s onwards it changed. -Mick Taylor

You know, music is sex. It's a sensual driving mode that affects people if it's played a certain way. -Dick Dale

I can play every instrument there is, every horn, I've played all the saxes and trumpets and everything and keyboards. -Dick Dale

My aunt played the piano and I used to sit and listen to it. -Dick Dale

My uncle gave me a trumpet, but I loved the Louis Armstrong sound and the Harry James sound and I played by ear and I played always soulful or very direct from the gut. -Dick Dale

James Brown was one of the first artists who found four bars that he liked and played them the entire way through, and then he just added to it vocally. -Brian Austin Green

I'd played in about four or five bands before we started up, only a couple of which did club dates. -Daisy Berkowitz

If you make it sound too much like a synth, it will just sound like a guitar part played on a synth. -Daisy Berkowitz

I have found that the players who have played in that game really do have respect for their adversaries. -Darrell Royal

When you are accompanying someone, you are listening to them the way you listen to a Bach Chorale, where four parts are going on at the same time, all of which are gorgeous melodies, all being played simultaneously. -David Amram

I've played piano and guitar when I was younger. -Debra Wilson

I've got a Fender Concert amp from the '60s, the one Joe Osborn used. He played his bass through it. -Johnny Rivers

I learned so much about playing and touring being on the road and in the studio with Jeff, but I'd always played a lot of gigs in Seattle even prior to joining the Fusion. -Kenny G

Japan continues to work closely with the United States on the issue of the North Korean nuclear crisis and has played an important and constructive role in the Six-Party talks. -Mike Simpson

Well, we played with Soul Coughing once for like two days, that was pretty cool. I mean they were all good, you can pull a great experience from everything. -Mike Lowry

The Thin Man was a good break, because it was highly popular. I played a gigolo in it. -Cesar Romero

Every role I've played, that could've happened. It's nice, it happens, but it is rather disconcerting when a young child comes up to at the airport and starts doing your lines, it happens. -Michael York

Piper insisted she had to be out of breath when we played this one scene, so she ran around the block. Thank God she wasn't doing a crucifixtion scene; we would have had to nail her to the wall. -Dick York

The NFL offensive blocking is played differently; they use their hands instead of their head and shoulders. -Jim Otto

I also played in the 1967 Super Bowl against the Green Bay Packers. -Jim Otto

All the colleges I played, most of the colleges, they were white. -Jimmy Smith

I just came from Aspen, Colorado and they had fifteen kids I played for and they all played horns. -Jimmy Smith

I played with Sam Lay, Jimmy Reed, Big Walter Horton, Big Moose Walker, and all those guys. -Jimmy Smith

I played with Eddie Taylor's son, Tim Taylor and Carey Bells son Lurie Bell. -Jimmy Smith

We're doing 3,000 seaters before that we never played anything more than 1,000. -Kevin McDonald

I played saxophone, so I was into jazz. I learned from each audience and each teacher that I had. I can't really tell you any rules or anything, but the way I develop my beliefs is really just by personally learning from different situations. -Chad Hugo

Our characters were antiseptic but we weren't. And if you remember what we did on BATMAN, as the scripts were written very funny, we played them very straight. -Burt Ward

I was never encouraged to do it and I played the accordion, which I hated. I wish I had taken piano because I definitely would have written more songs of my own, but I didn't. -Connie Francis

Each one of us had a little story to tell and each recording was based on that. Lou played all of the music but we both sort of kicked around some cords during the writing phase. -Phil Harris

We played in bars and other such establishments and anywhere where people would listen. Sometimes they did, and sometimes not. The outfits we wore were classics of the 50's. -Phil Harris

I think one of my very favorite films of all time was with Peter Sellers when he played Chauncey, the gardener. Being There. -Blythe Danner

A lot of people put all that stuff on a pedestal, and they won't touch it. But I don't think that's the reason they did that. I think they played that stuff out of pure joy. -Brian Setzer

When I was a kid, I went from ground zero to Pluto. The first place I played was the Houston Astrodome. -Leif Garrett

New Year's was insane! It was the best show I've ever played for New Year's. -Les Claypool

I've always played with kids that were five, six, seven years older than me. -Bo Jackson

The irony of the Supreme Court hearing on these cases last week and of the outright hostility that the Court has displayed against religion in recent years is that above the head of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court is a concrete display of the Ten Commandments. -Cliff Stearns

The Christian ethic played an essential part in my upbringing. -David Rockefeller

Martin Jarvis was to have played the part originally but I think I had longer hair or something, I know not. -John Leeson

The men and women of our armed forces played an instrumental role in the election process – securing polling sites and providing security – that allowed so many Iraqis the opportunity to vote freely for the first time ever. -John M. McHugh

Well, you know, I played Mufasa in the workshop of The Lion King. -Keith David

I played one game, and one game played me. -Lawrence Taylor

The NFL, and I've played a lot of years for them, and they have a lot of restrictions on their players, they have restrictions on their licensees, they have restrictions on everything. -Lawrence Taylor

Personally, fame never really played any part in our family life. -Oliver Hudson

Whether I played marbles, whether I played football or slam anything else, I wanted to excel. -Robert Mondavi

I have played for 15 years and it has been a dream. -Sachin Tendulkar

I never played with a runner in my entire life, even in schools, because only I know where the ball is going and how hard, when I hit the ball, something my runner will never know about. -Sachin Tendulkar

I was about sixteen when I discovered that music could get you laid, so I got into music boy, didn't matter what you looked like either, you could be a geeky looking guy but if you played music, whoa, you'd get the girls. -Tommy Chong

No. Maceo played sax, didn't he, well they used to sit in. -Tommy Chong

Hee Haw was probably my biggest exposure to live music at a young age, because there wasn't any live music around my town and no one in my family played instruments. -Alan Jackson

I didn't realize until I was older what a huge music fan my daddy really was, and actually that my grandma played banjo at one time, and I didn't even know that until a year or two ago. -Alan Jackson

There wasn't much work around at the time, I think I found a bit in Germany or something, but we played together and somehow the bassist Laurie Baker got involved as well – I can't remember exactly how. -Jamie Muir

I was very, very shocked about Cooperstown. I thought my chances were fairly good, but I tried to stay low key about it, not too high and not too low. That was the way I played, too. -Al Kaline

I've played heavies for years and years and years. I was bald. I came to Hollywood. I did a play about junk. I was a pusher, so I played pushers for years and years and years. I did war movies and things like that. -Gavin MacLeod

It's good to be playing one and a half hour again. In the States we played like an hour and when you got onstage it felt like all of a sudden you are already done your set. But now, it feels like we are touring again. -Kerry King

We haven't played that many of them because all our gear was over here waiting for us when we could get here. So we didn't get to rehearse any of the new stuff, so we have planned to play 3 or 4 new ones. -Kerry King

When we play 'Angel of Death', it's actually a 2 and half minutes sing 'til our party starts. That song is pretty much been played traditionally in the end. -Kerry King

It's upsetting that it is such a big deal. I wish it weren't an issue all the time. It's funny that people say it's a departure, because I've been acting since I was a child. I've played three gay roles out of hundreds. -Randy Harrison

I don't like American football. I think it's boring and ridiculous and predictable. But baseball is very beautiful. It's played on a diamond. -Jim Jarmusch

Not that there weren't great shows, and not that there wasn't plenty of fine music played. It's just that the consistency and the height of where we could take it, with the help of the audience, was less, I felt, in the '90s. -Phil Lesh

I worked with my son when he was much younger; we did L.A. Law together, where I played his father and he played a kid who was suing his father for alienation of affection or something. It was great. -Rene Auberjonois

We hung out on the streets, played stickball, and did all of the things that other kids did. -Bob Cousy

There were riots in just about every game we played with Syracuse. -Bob Cousy

Yes, I get a report from BMI about the frequency of performances, and it is very surprising. They played one of my most advanced pieces, and one of my most unusual ones on the radio. -Elliott Carter

The Third Quartet I made the instruments in pairs – Two different pairs – Violin and viola, and violin and cello. They played very different things from each other all through the whole piece. -Elliott Carter

So I played alto for quite a while until I saved up the money for the baritone. -Gerry Mulligan

Then, of course, I played alto and tenor, wherever there were jobs. -Gerry Mulligan

These same people seem to forget that mother also took a lot of chances with the type of roles she played. -Isabella Rossellini

In the more recently disclosed field of history in the ancient Near East, however, there has been no such sense of responsibility displayed by historians either in Europe or America. -James Henry Breasted

When I played Dean Martin, he was dead when we made the movie but there would have been nothing better than to spend a week with Dean Martin if I could have. -Joe Mantegna

I always played a soldier, sailor, or policemen. -John Ratzenberger

People think they know who I am, because I've played so many very, very out gay men on stage, and they think that's me. -Nathan Lane

The Fat Mattress consisted of people I'd played with before joining the 'Experience and it was put together as a song writing situation. -Noel Redding

A lot of times, I played bass on songs. Gene plays guitar on some songs. -Ace Frehley

You get all of your neuroses worked out on stage. I haven't actually played very many nice characters, certainly not on stage. It's not a quality that attracts me. -Patrick Stewart

I always give the example, if you turn on the radio today, black radio, Lenny Kravitz is not black. Bob Marley wasn't black: in the beginning, only white college stations played Bob Marley. -Spike Lee

We played it as long as we could play it on that CD and I think it might be 50 minutes, maybe. What you have to do is play a couple of songs and then get off the stage because everything that trails it sounds stupid. -Branford Marsalis

Well, you know, I mean, she was so wonderful, and she really played the role to perfection. -Julianne Moore

I had only played five games in my senior year in high school. I was not large enough. Hell, when I graduated, I was about five foot four and weighed 120 pounds. I didn't go with the Dodgers until spring training of 1940 and I weighed all of 155 pounds soaking wet. -Pee Wee Reese

Oh yeah, it's great see music and to play music in small places. And it's really fun for me to play here because, you know, I played two feet from people all night. And after all those years, it's great to be able to talk to folks. -Bill Kreutzmann

We just set it up and recorded it the way we played it. But that was the way we played it then. -Alice Cooper

It was really fun. Well, Bobby was just basically a folk singer. He didn't play with any bands or anything, like all the rest of us. Just played his guitar and sang his songs. -Barry McGuire

I played a definite part in it. I guess the things that I played in films and the way the nudity and the love scenes were handled were really different. -Bo Derek

Sport is a wonderful metaphor for life. Of all the sports that I played – skiing, baseball, fishing – there is no greater example than golf, because you're playing against yourself and nature. -Robert Redford

I went to national piano competitions and did that whole circuit. Then I played professionally to support myself when I moved out to LA. -Alicia Witt

My goal is to just keep playing roles that are different from the roles I've played before. -Alicia Witt

I've played comedy before but not that much. I mostly do get drawn to darker material. -Natasha Richardson

When I played Leonardo DiCaprio's mother, they liked that Leo had very hooded eyes and a rounded nose with a ball. They said, They look like they could be mother and son. -Ellen Barkin

I'm no Ripley. I had doubts that I could play her as strongly as she had to be played, but I must say that it was fun exploring that side of myself. Women don't get to do that very often. -Sigourney Weaver

I saw Al Foster with Miles Davis the other week. It was beautiful. But, the whole thing was, Al Foster played as well as everybody else, but all of them were quite brilliant under Miles Davis' direction. -Charlie Watts

I didn't know what the hell Charlie Parker was playing… I just liked the way he played. -Charlie Watts

When I played Robin Hood, I knew the great role was Alan Rickman's and it didn't bother me. I always think that leading actors should be called the best supporting actors. -Kevin Costner

I think some of the pressure comes from the expectations of other people. Like if your father played baseball, they expect you to be the big lifesaver or something when you play a sport. -Barry Bonds

The Longs event was the first LPGA event that I played in 8 years ago. -Natalie Gulbis

I played with Annika today. I love being paired with her. She does not make many mental mistakes, and she has the ability to repeat her swing over and over and wears people down. -Natalie Gulbis

I stopped playing in Jr. events when I was 12 and played women's. -Natalie Gulbis

Hawaii was beautiful of course, we played at Turtle Bay an amazing resort right on the ocean. -Natalie Gulbis

It had been almost 30 years since the LPGA has played in Mexico. We are definitely looking forward to playing there next year and also coming back to play in Mexico in a month or so. -Natalie Gulbis

The reason I am here, they tell me, is that I played the game a certain way, that I played the game the way it was supposed to be played. -Ryne Sandberg

If you played the game the right way, played the game for the team, good things would happen. -Ryne Sandberg

My mom was at every single game I played as a kid, rain or shine. -Ryne Sandberg

I played it right because that's what you're supposed to do – play it right and with respect. -Ryne Sandberg

Now I'm fortunate to have a good band in CA, and play many solo gigs as well. My point is that I stopped playing in bands and played solo for four years, to get back into the groove and pulse of writing and singing and who I am on stage. -Arthur Godfrey

I did a lot of writing for a lot of different kinds of bands that I was in and out of during those five years and that left me with a little body of songs that I liked better when I played alone, so I ended up going out solo and very soon made my first album. -Bruce Cockburn

All gut strings. That's just the first kind of guitar I played, it was a nylon string guitar. And to me, it's the purest form of guitar making, and I just enjoy doing it. -Guy Clark

It was really amazing. I mean, he'd never mentioned that he played in the symphony, like serious violin playing, not fiddle playing. And he just blew us away. -Guy Clark

Mary Gauthier's great. Yeah, we've played a lot of gigs together. She's really wonderful. -Guy Clark

There's a certain elitism that has crept into the attitudes of some in journalism, and it played out perfectly over the issue of these little American flag lapel pins. -Brit Hume

What played to what had been a relative weakness for us-this was exploding overseas as well, and we had to scramble to mount some reach and get into places and be competitive on the ground. -Brit Hume

I can't wait to start something up myself that is actually about giving unsigned bands the exposure they deserve, especially when they travel so far to play the smallest gig they've ever played in their lives. -Dan Hawkins

My favorite is still the one that I started off with, which is a Les Paul Standard. I've played that at every gig I've ever had. And that's my starting point in the studio. -Dan Hawkins

We still haven't played Madison Square Garden. That's a benchmark. Something will have gone seriously wrong if we don't play Madison Square Garden for this album. -Dan Hawkins

When we started off it was all nervous energy and we probably played everything twice as fast as we do now. -Dan Hawkins

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

People don't realize that they're being played by the Democratic Party and the Republican Party, but more so by the Democratic Party because the Democratic Party does not want another party in there. -Glenn Danzig

When I was a kid, I never saw a puppet show. I never played with puppets or had any interest in them. -Jim Henson

And I think because of the passion of every English player and every English supporter, and every English journalist for the game, most of the game is played with passion, love for football and instinct, but in football you also have to think. -Jose Mourinho

King Arthur was one of my heroes – I played with a trash can lid for a knightly shield and my uncle's cane for the sword Excalibur. -Lloyd Alexander

They wanted me to play more sports because they were acutely sensitive to their children being one hundred percent American, and they believed that all Americans played sports and loved sports. -Martin Lewis Perl

When facing symphonic orchestras which have played some works five thousands times, you have nothing to do. -Placido Domingo

The friend that I based Heffer on was adopted, and it all played into his total personality. -Joe Murray

Frank Marth also played many characters with us, and like George Petrie, he was worth his weight in gold. -Audrey Meadows

Girlfriend and 100 Percent Fun were my two peeks, around '92 and '96. The reality is that the times I had the most media success, sold lots of records and played bigger shows, I had the least control of my own life. -Matthew Sweet

You've got to realize. In the western world, regardless of what color you are, what title the music is, it's all played by the same notes. -Ornette Coleman

'The Mark' I played a psychiatrist. And in the '50's everybody went to a psychiatrist because if you didn't, you'd have nothing to talk about at cocktail parties. -Rod Steiger

Religion obviously played a role in this book and the previous book, too. -Studs Terkel

My dad didn't want me to play guitar. He played piano, so I chose that. And I ended up loving it. -Gavin DeGraw

I was the same kind of father as I was a harpist – I played by ear. -Harpo Marx

Then to have your baby playing at the school you played at and having him play well is a special treat. -Jerry Kramer

But what I did think would be interesting is if we created a fictitious story of our own, and then took these stories that we had collected and assigned them to characters who would be played by actors. -Jim McKay

I still feel the impulse to give young writers a hearing, and I believe I have played more unpublished compositions than any other band leader in the country. -John Philip Sousa

I am hugely proud to have played for Ireland. -Kenny Cunningham

I wish I were a character actor. Of course, if I played hockey without a mask, I could become one. -Michael Vartan

After that, I was offered lots of lesbian roles, but I didn't want them because I'd already played the best there was. -Radha Mitchell

I have such a great band. We had played all this material on the road. I just wanted to let it fly. -Lucinda Williams

Radio is a really strange business now, too. There's a very narrow door and a very few people control what gets played. -Taylor Hanson

I'm John Lee Hooker in the sense that he was a blues man and he played blues his whole life. I'm a rock guy and I'm going to play rock music my whole life. -Sammy Hagar

Most of my life I have played a lot of famous people but most of them were dead so you have a poetic license. -Christopher Plummer

What does it mean for an actor to make a part his own? It means that he takes on what you had intended and starts to put in his own stuff so that it becomes something that could only happen if he played it. -James L. Brooks

I played against the Brazilians in '82, who were definitely the best team never to have won the World Cup. -Alan Hansen

I owe all of this to the guys I've played with and all the coaches that have helped me get to where I'm at right now. I'm honored to be here. -Allen Iverson

I guess what was going to come back came back on Monday. Of course now I've played a different golf course. I've played two practice rounds and two tournament rounds all kind of the same and now today I've played a different golf course. -Raymond Floyd

When I first started playing in a band, before the Beatles, working bands played standards and they saved their rock material til the end of the night when they were really stretched out. It could be pretty lame. -Wayne Kramer

We played together for so long and we got to the point where our styles blended together. Even today, sometimes I'll hear our records and I'm not really sure who played what. And we took a bunch of acid together too. -Wayne Kramer

As time went on, we formed a number of different bands. We played in rival, neighborhood bands. We learned more songs and we learned how to play Chuck Berry music and we learned Ventures songs. -Wayne Kramer

When we first met, I was trying to put a band together. I asked around at school for other guys who wanted to play in a band. Someone told me about a juvenile delinquent they knew who played bongos. -Wayne Kramer

It was 1988, I believe, that I met Grit. We were both appearing in a Canadian Folk Festival and as we sat backstage he handed me his guitar. I played it, loved it, and then found out that he'd made it himself. -Tom Chapin

There is no question that photography has played a major role in the environmental movement. -Galen Rowell

And I've played piano since I was little, so I was originally the piano player in the band. -Caroline Corr

Yes, my mother was a singer, and my father played piano and keyboards. They were in a band together, though they also had regular jobs because they had kids and stuff like that. -Caroline Corr

I think in Vice and American Me I played very silent, rigid characters and people remember them. -Edward James Olmos

I ran track, and basically played every sport. -Leigh Steinberg

I played with a lot of great players before. They're all the same. They take a lot of responsibility for their own play, put a lot of pressure on themselves to perform and to play well. -Mark Messier

There was a time there in the mid '80s to the '90s there that we played six finals, three Canada Cups, we were playing hockey almost 10 months a year for a long time there. -Mark Messier

I can understand in some sense, having played the character, how unimaginably frustrating it is for people to tell you that you can't love who you love, because you ain't going to change it, and so they have to get out of your way. -Piper Perabo

I thought we had energy out there. I thought the guys were, they played good, they were excited. We were almost dynamite out there today. Just a flicker away from being dynamite. -Hal Sutton

Jim played – he had a great stretch in the middle of the round there, and Chad made that long putt on 16. Almost got that match. We ended up losing, but we almost won it, too. -Hal Sutton

Every game I played was a bonus. -Graham Roberts

There are some guys you have problems beating because of their style – I always had difficulties with guys like Michael Chang and Andre Agassi because their returns were so good and they played so well in defence. -Guy Forget

Surrender had played out for good with me. -Jesse James

The first time we all played as a band, I think it was in January 1998, in Jonny's bedroom. -Will Champion

Two weeks later, we played our first concert and had 100 people there. It was pretty cool. -Will Champion

Every team that I've played on, I've either been the captain or co-captain. -Julius Erving

You know, I played football, I was offensive tackle in college. -Ruben Studdard

By the time I could have played football, I was already into acting and that's what I wanted to do. -David Morse

By the early '70s I had gotten reasonable and I started to get in hundreds of groups that rehearsed and never played at all. I mean, the most important thing was to look good and have a great name. -Andy Partridge

They should have a rule: in order to be a sportswriter, you have to have played that sport, at some level; high school, college, junior college, somewhere. Or, you should have had to have been around the game for a long time. -Oscar Robertson

Lost In Space is played on television somewhere in the world every day. It's been a cult show. -Mark Goddard

They sent me the script, asking me to play the part of a general. I have never played the part of an authority figure. I've never thought of myself that way. I was uncomfortable with it, but I worked at it and knew I had a guttural voice for a general. -Mark Goddard

I am like many of the women I have played onscreen. -Maureen O'Hara

I started in New Orleans music and played all through the history of jazz. -Steve Lacy

Kenny G, I have to be grateful to him for proving that the instrument can be played all different kinds of ways. -Steve Lacy

We played for peanuts. But we did what we wanted to do, we heard what we wanted to hear, we performed what we wanted to perform, we learned what we wanted to learn. -Steve Lacy

When I played God Bless The Queen, I was wondering if they was gonna dig us, then quite naturally I'd go on and try to get it together. -Jimi Hendrix

He was a professional rugby player in the area that I played as a youngster. So a lot of people who I went to school with knew who he was and knew that he was black. So I would get racist taunts in school. -Ryan Giggs

Take the hardcore gamers. The characters are way more real in the world of hardcore gamers who have played the game for hundreds of hours. They have the movie in their heads, they've built it on their own. These guys are always very disappointed in the movies. -Uwe Boll

You work your butt off and somebody says you can't have your record played because it offends them. Tyrants are made of such stuff. -Richard Pryor

Georgia Tech beat us and Mississippi Southern tied us last year, and Texas beat us after we had the game won. We only played about five games the way we were capable of playing and lost one of those. -Bear Bryant

The first two pictures I did, I played a young student in prep school. When I did Lifeguard, everyone was saying, You're so Southern California. It was a surprise to me. -Parker Stevenson

I had been inspired by an organ player named Earl Grant, who played organ and piano together. My mom took me to see him. So I went home, put my piano and organ together, too. -Billy Preston

We genuinely believe to this day that it was an honest genuine mistake and we never imagined the punishment would be eight months. The precedent dictated that it was unlikely to be that. We don't regret he played for that period. -David Gill

The studio is meant to be always a place where, first of all, they can be out of spotlight, and second, where they could work with a peer group on parts that they might not have played otherwise. -James Lipton

No, I've never played baseball in my life. -Jay Hernandez

As a youngster, I played in Little League, Pony League, and all sorts of amateur baseball programs growing up. -Jim Evans

The Florida State League was considered the top A-league back then. You played in the spring training parks of major league teams, traveled throughout some great cities in Florida, and the pay was the best in A-ball. -Jim Evans

When I was 14, I played in a summer league. One night the chief umpire asked me if I would like to try umpiring. There was a Little League tournament coming up and he needed more umpires than he had. -Jim Evans

I guess I've played a lot of victims, but that's what a lot of the history of women is about. -Jodie Foster

This war is being played in the realm of public opinion and has dire consequences for our soldiers in Iraq, the future of our country, and freedom around the world. -John Doolittle

I went over before the British Open and played Valderrama thinking that I might make the team, might be a captain's pick. I made the effort to go over there. -Payne Stewart

Raymond Floyd. The man knows how to control situations. He was experienced. He didn't let me get overly excited; he kept me in check. It allowed me to free myself up, and I played really well with him. -Payne Stewart

I got in the school band and the school choir. It all hit me like a ton of bricks, everything just came out. I played percussion for a while, and stayed after school forever just tinkering around with different things, the clarinets and the violins. -Quincy Jones

Geez, I just played cricket because I loved the game. I never thought about it much, never really had any formal coaching. -Steve Waugh

I was considered as a jazz man rather than as a blues player. There were no blues players-you played one sort of jazz of another sort of jazz. -Alexis Korner

One performer whose band played my music better than I could myself was Art Farmer. He recorded 'Sing Me Softly of the Blues' and 'Ad Infinitum'. -Carla Bley

At the Muddy Waters thing, I played the first song by myself on an acoustic guitar. I thought that was great that y'all did that tribute to Muddy Waters. I had a real good time. -Gregg Allman

In most places that are rich in guitar culture, everyone uses their fingers, like in Spain or Africa. In Japan there are string instruments played that way. It is not until you get in the States that you find people using picks. -Kevin Eubanks

I was always the sexy bass player in the background while Robin stood centre. Barry and I played it up a bit, gave 'em a bit of thigh. -Maurice Gibb

I'm quite proud of my piano playing. Robin's never played a note on the piano at our recording sessions. I just wish I could be appreciated musically now. -Maurice Gibb

I probably played hurt a lot more times than I should have. -Merlin Olsen

I've played so many different parts in the last 40 years. -Patrick Troughton

It seems so long ago that I played the part of the Doctor. -Patrick Troughton

I played in rhumba bands, mickey mouse bands; all kinds of bands. -Stan Getz

Well, I wanted to play twenty years in the major leagues. I never made it twenty though. I played nineteen. -Bert Campaneris

I like being out front, doing what I do, but then I also like playing in a band too. I'd like to do stuff like I did with Deee-lite. I went out and played with them and they were the stars, that was cool. -Bootsy Collins

I played mostly games like Asteroids and Pac-Man. Today, when I go into an arcade, the games are much more difficult and complex. I don't think I could even play some of the video games that are out there today. -Brandi Chastain

My parents and my grandfather on my mom's side would travel the earth. They went to Australia and China, and they went to probably every soccer game I ever played. -Brandi Chastain

Realizing this, I knew that the actual space of a room could be broken down and played with by planting illusions of real light (electric light) at crucial junctures in the room's composition. -Dan Flavin

With Whitesnake it would have been inappropriate for me to have played Deep Purple songs, although I did at the beginning because I didn't have enough Whitesnake songs. -David Coverdale

Well, my sister played trumpet. Can you imagine having a sister blowing the trumpet around the house, Fred? And my brother, he played piano. Everybody was playing some kind of music, so it was natural for me to get into it. -Freddie Hubbard

I loved the Brazilian music I played. But this is finally me. For the first time I think it's really me. -Herbie Mann

The Telecaster doesn't really sound that good for the kind of rock and roll that a lot of people played. -John Fogerty

I've always played every amp I've ever had full up, because rock and roll is supposed to be played loud. Also, that's how you get your sustain. -Ritchie Blackmore

I always sang, I always acted, I always played. -Theodore Bikel

Monterey, I remember, but I seem to remember the Fillmore West, that we played the week before Monterey. That was much more memorable for me. The first time in San Francisco. They were good gigs. -Roger Daltrey

We played all of the songs on the first Johnny Winter AND every day before we recorded them, so that when we got in the studio, it was totally easy, as we knew exactly what we wanted to do. -Rick Derringer

So I concentrated on the rhythmic side of things, and therefore left a lot of holes. I didn't want to use big pad chords everywhere. All of the songs are built up of small melodies and counter melodies all played very rhythmically. -Midge Ure

I played piano, I learned a lot about music. -Maximilian Schell

I never played the right roles, or very rarely got the right roles offered, except on stage. -Maximilian Schell

I played Hamlet, I played Chekhov and Ibsen and all the classics. -Harvey Korman

We played some gigs in Switzerland a couple of weeks ago and it was the first time I really felt the group was really a band in the sense of something I could write for. -Fred Frith

My early childhood memories center around this typical American country store and life in a small American town, including 4th of July celebrations marked by fireworks and patriotic music played from a pavilion bandstand. -Frederick Reines

But you see, I have played more good guys than I have played villains. -Gary Oldman

I have good anticipation, and good reaction to the the ball because I've played so many matches in my life. -Martina Hingis

I played in a movie called Ring of Fear with Clyde Beatty and Pat O'Brien. -Mickey Spillane

As the power of Christianity declined through the centuries that have followed the Reformation, Calvinism played a less and less important part, while the new philosophies of mechanism and rationalism correspondingly increased. -Ralph Adams Cram

You have to remember the band played from 1960 to 1965, every night. You get into a rut playing nightclubs every night, and you didn't want to run it into the ground. -Rick Danko

The wickets I have played on for my whole career, most of them have been to suit fast bowlers in Australia. -Shane Warne

We played well in Kenya. We didn't lose a game and we bowled Pakistan out for 100 twice. We don't need to change much from that for this tournament. -Shane Warne

I played the game one way. I gave it everything I had. It doesn't take any ability to hustle. -Wade Boggs

At the first screening, there were a lot of areas that we went around and around about. Then we had our second screening. It played better. It's almost a reasonable length film now! -Terry Gilliam

I played around with the flowers and the lighting, so that was a good way to educate myself. -Robert Mapplethorpe

I played with Arthur Godfrey for about a year and a half. -Patsy Cline

Night after night I could feel the chills go up and down my spine, they played so well. -Lawrence Welk

I played a Spaniard. I looked about as Spanish as any other fair-skinned German. -Lawrence Welk

In my first film, Five Corners, I played a very scary, violent crazed character, and it exposed me to a lot of directors. -John Turturro

Whenever I played Columbus, Ohio, I dropped in to see my close friend, a medium who had mysterious powers. Her Indian guide was Mohawk. -Ethel Waters

I look in the mirror and say to myself, Can it be you once played Romeo? -Bela Lugosi

I have played Dracula a thousand times on stage and I find I have become thoroughly settled in the technique of the stage and not of the screen. -Bela Lugosi

I've played everything but a harp. -Hattie McDaniel

And, you know, I think the original recording of Ravel's Bolero, probably whoever played percussion on that, will never have It played better than that. -Buddy Rich

I consider every drummer that ever played before me an influence, in every way. -Buddy Rich

I mean, I think I liked every band I ever played in because each band was different, each band had a different concept, and each band leader was different… different personalities and musical tastes. -Buddy Rich

To have everything written for you… It's not really creating. That's why I think symphony drummers are so limited. They 're limited to exactly what was played a hundred years before them by a thousand other drummers. -Buddy Rich

I was very lucky in as much as I played a lot of tennis. -Dabney Coleman

We were astonished by the beauty and refinement of the art displayed by the objects surpassing all we could have imagined – the impression was overwhelming. -Howard Carter

My father was always anxious to give pleasure to his children. Accordingly, he took me one day, as a special treat, to the top of the grand old tower, to see the chimes played. -James Nasmyth

I met Sonny after (Blind Boy) Fuller died, and me and Sonny played in the streets like everybody else. -Brownie McGhee

I played trombone for 10 minutes, and then I was in an accordion band in school for even less. -Colm Meaney

I always played to win. -Hansie Cronje

Jazz music is to be played sweet, soft, plenty rhythm. -Jelly Roll Morton

But scientists on both sides of the iron curtain played a very significant role in maintaining the momentum of the nuclear arms race throughout the four decades of the Cold War. -Joseph Rotblat

We have listened here to the delegates who have recalled the terrible human suffering, and the great material destruction of the late war in the Pacific. It is with feelings of sorrow that we recall the part played in that catastrophic human experience by the old Japan. -Shigeru Yoshida

Because of the changes in the Padres team I played with last year, I felt like a veteran recently when I worked out with Jason Kendall and he told me he's liked listening to my records since he was a kid! -Garth Brooks

It would have been fun to have played Tim Robbins' role in Bull Durham. -Garth Brooks

How ironic, to be my last game that I ever played would be against Dan in a Super Bowl. The thing I always was afraid of was playing in a Super Bowl when it was raining. I can't throw a wet ball. -John Elway

I would have loved to have played for Joe Gibbs. Look at his record of winning three Super Bowls. -John Elway

I couldn't get my album played over the so-called smooth jazz stations. Jazz stations would not play it. You don't always know who you're making that soul connection with. -Roy Ayers

When I was recording from '70 to '82, I always played piano and laid the tracks down. But I used to talk to the other musicians while the track was playing. -Roy Ayers

For most of my career, I've played roles that were written for other actresses. -Victoria Abril

I played music all through school and I kind of performed that way. -Ewan McGregor

I've played in pipe bands in Scotland, and I've always played guitars and drums and stuff. -Ewan McGregor

Mainly I was able to perform with music – I played the French horn, I would sing, and I was a drummer in the pipe band. So I think it was a way to show off. -Ewan McGregor

Ultimately, you have to not worry about people thinking you should have played him differently. You're the one playing the part so it has to be yours. -Ewan McGregor

That folk music led to learning to play, and making things up led to what turns out to be the most lucrative part of the music business – writing, because you get paid every time that song gets played. -Jackson Browne

I remember I was like five or six years old; I played the devil. That was my first role. -Raul Julia

If a professional musician in a symphony orchestra is playing Beethoven. But this particular orchestra have played this particular chestnut so many times, they can play it in their sleep. Does the genius remain present in the music or not? -Robert Fripp

Well I think in all the thirty years I've been doing this now and being gone from home and all that stuff it's really, it's not about what I've achieved and if I've become a better player, or played better ten years ago than I do today. -Vince Gill

As far as those kinds of things, I also played at the concert to call for the release of Nelson Mandela when he was a political prisoner in South Africa. We were celebrating his 70th birthday and calling for his release. -Jackson Browne

There was a reason my first substantial role after rehab was to play a maniac whose personal story ended badly. I knew what it was like to go those dark places. I played a guy who died as a result of his abuse. -Charlie Sheen

I did things like Shampoo and Heaven Can Wait. I don't know what those films were about. The women I played in them were not very empowered. -Julie Christie

If we could have somehow stayed away from the public and the press, it might have been different, but every private issue seemed to be played out on the front page. -Marla Maples

I played the tuba in high school. I wanted to be a member of the marching band. I thought, what can I play that has the most effect? What can I play to get people to laugh? -Patti LuPone

The history of all big jazz bands shows was, first they played for dancing, and then they played for singing. -Norman Granz

The part an actor played on stage was once written on a separate roll of paper. -Talcott Parsons

I had all the normal interests – I played basketball and I headed the school paper. But I also developed very early a great love for music and literature and the theater. -Carlisle Floyd

A lot of my buddies also played golf, but when it came to going to the beach or on the boat and chasing girls, they usually went that way and I went to the golf course. -Mike Weir

I was pretty much prepared because I was already playing in extremely good ways when I arrived from Europe because I played jazz four or five years before I arrived here. -Miroslav Vitous

You know over 20 years I played for a number of managers and dozens of coaches. I don't know any of them that I didn't learn something from to help make me a better player. -Robin Yount

It's American Alternative radio stations that bug me. We're considered Alternative, but don't expect us to be played next to Blink 182 and Offspring. We're hardly of that generation. -Thurston Moore

Last year in Germany at a town hall in Leipzig there was a game music concert played by the orchestra and some of the Final Fantasy scores were played. This year there is another concert scheduled in the same location, for game music. -Nobuo Uematsu

I was also very lucky to be a teammate of two of the greatest players to have ever played the game. I learned very early on by playing for Frank Robinson and with Henry Aaron that even the greatest players in the game were just one of the guys. -Robin Yount

You know, when I was a young boy I used to play baseball in my back yard or in the street with my brothers or the neighborhood kids. We used broken bats and plastic golf balls and played for hours and hours. -Robin Yount

Working with Brando was fun. It was like a tennis match. We played unbelievably well together. -Uta Hagen

Yeah, I came in at the end of the Notorious album, played on about five tracks and then we went on a tour. Then we did another album, Big Thing, and then we started writing songs together in 1989. -Warren Cuccurullo

I've played American, Italian, Greek, French. I've been really lucky that way. -Chita Rivera

I played English football – soccer – instead of American football, because we couldn't afford the equipment. -Wally Schirra

I mean, a Mexican boy couldn't be anything else but an Indian. And why did you take the name of Quinn, they used to say to me. Hey, you're an Indian, so I played Indians. -Anthony Quinn

He used to have a tent show, a little tent show, and I thought I was going to get a job working one year on the tent show, but he closed it down and I never got to go out there, but anyway, he had a sax and played drums. -Earl Scruggs

I worked with a guy, I can't think of his name, him and his wife, and one of them had a saxophone and the other played drums. It wasn't a regular job but I did a few gigs around home with them. -Earl Scruggs

If I walked back into the booth in the year 2025, I don't think it would have changed much. I think baseball would be played and managed pretty much the same as it is today. It's a great survivor. -Ernie Harwell

I was shortly again at the castle, and the Princess gave me her hand to kiss and then brought her children, the young princes and princesses, and we played together, as if we had known each other for years. -Max Muller

As a young child, I played the violin. I think that that started the spark. -Peggy Fleming

Of all the roles I've played, none has been as fulfilling as being a mother. -Annette Funicello

Baseball is more than a game. It's like life played out on a field. -Juliana Hatfield

Maybe, one other match better; but if you look at the tournament as a whole, I played very high quality tennis for seven matches and raised my game when I needed to. -Richard Krajicek

For the first couple of years I played really bad tennis. It was so bad that they booed me off the court. -Richard Krajicek

I didn't know Albert back then – I just learned to play that way. He and I were the only guys that played left-handed. Then left-handed people came from every direction. -Otis Rush

Richard was in heavy, heavy costume, he could hardly sit, you know, and I turned up and they put me in two layers of silk, so I played him much lighter – you know, floating around in a pair of slippers, a bit of a hippy. -Michael Gambon

While I was into many different types of music, and played with many different local groups, I really didn't have a band to call my own until Dire Straits was formed in 1977. -Mark Knopfler

I even played bass for a while. Besides playing electric guitar, I'd also get asked to play some acoustic stuff. But, since I didn't have an acoustic guitar at the time, I used to borrow one from a friend so I could play folk joints. -Mark Knopfler

My identity has everything to do with me and my instrument. It doesn't have to do with what production style I use, or how many people played on it, whether it's sparse or grandiose or whatever. And I'm social, frankly. -Liz Phair

My mother played piano so we always had music around the house. -Johnny Winter

Little Walter I would've liked to have played with. -Johnny Winter

Jimi was always at The Scene when he was in New York and we played many times together. He was just everywhere – he went out and jammed everywhere he was. -Johnny Winter

Now, I was the Summer Concert guy. I played every Summer concert there was. -John Sebastian

I know, it's true. I've played these tortured teenagers. I can't wait to shed that image. -Claire Danes

When I was working on Eye of the Beholder, I played a character who is so aloof that my whole lifestyle became very aloof. If someone knocked on my door, there was a part of me that went into a rage, because I wanted to be isolated and alone. -Ashley Judd

I was not extremely patriotic about Mother Russia. I played their game, pretending. You have to deal with, you know, party people, KGB. Horrifying. -Mikhail Baryshnikov

I played the best role I've ever seen on TV or film in the last five years. It was hugely gratifying. -Sherry Stringfield

There are a couple of roles I haven't played that I want to. I would love to play Shiloh. -David Ogden Stiers

I've played Lear three times, I would love to do it again. -David Ogden Stiers

I played the organ when I went to military school, when I was 10. They had a huge organ, the second-largest pipe organ in New York State. I loved all the buttons and the gadgets. I've always been a gadget man. -Stephen Sondheim

I think in Mrs. C, I certainly played myself. A very compulsive, sweet person. -Marion Ross

My feelings, as the last ball travelled over the net, and as I realized that the final match was mine, I cannot describe. I felt that here was a prize for all the games I had ever played. -Helen Wills Moody

I have talked to Debbie Hammond quite a bit, Jim Hammond's wife, his widow. I've seen their kids. And last time we played Dallas, a lot of them came over. It's hard for them to come see the show. It's still hard. -Reba McEntire

I was a drummer and I played the guitar. -Jam Master Jay

Then I got a gig with an older friend who had the equipment and he played in this bar. They would bring me in the bar through the backdoor and I would DJ in the back room most of the night. Then they'd take me out the backdoor, so I was never really in the bar. -Jam Master Jay

For years I have played the twenty-something lover. -James MacArthur

Dorsey played the upright bass and steel guitar, as well as acoustic guitar. Johnny played acoustic guitar and together they were fabulous songwriters and singers. -Jimmy Griffin

So, I just kind of played the way I played and then eventually we kind of figured out what worked best for the band. So, I definitely changed my stuff up and I think we're playing really tight now. -Matt Cameron

But I've always liked to be the kind of drummer and musician who likes to go outside of what's expected of me, and I've always been able to do more than you necessarily hear with every band I've ever played in. -Matt Cameron

I had traveled 10 states and played over 50 cities by the time I was 4. -Sammy Davis, Jr.

The reason for this project comes from my childhood, that is clear to me. I did not have any toys. So, I played in the bricks of ruined buildings around me and with which I built houses. -Anselm Kiefer

There's nothing worse – I don't like listening to actors talk about the process, especially when – I mean, for me I've played a lot of guys, dudes, boys in a sense and this was a challenge for me just to play that official character. -Scott Speedman

They try to say this era was a tainted era. But so many great players played in the last 15 to 20 years. This is going to be the best era in the history of the game in my opinion. -Rafael Palmeiro

We played in Texas about a year ago, at Emo's, the famous country and western club in Austin. And I figured, well, if I'm finally gonna die onstage, that's where it's going to be! -Alan Vega

Yeah, well, it did earlier – but as Bobby and I have played together, our thing as a unit has become so strong that they kind of had to get in where they fit in. And most people do. -Charlie Hunter

And then as we played more and more as a trio, it became more and more of a situation where we realized we really knew how to use the fourth member of the group – that space. The thing about the trio is that it's the biggest sound you can have with the smallest unit. -Charlie Hunter

It's really weird to be playing chords again. Haven't played chords for a long time. I realised I haven't played chord changes since OK Computer and stuff like that. -Ed O'Brien

Both of us played basketball, and I played tennis and my knees are done. Now if you ask us head-to-head who wins at golf, I'm asking for a couple of strokes. -Michael Wilbon

I played a scene at the end of my first year, and that's how I was discovered. -Olivier Martinez

For the longest time, I thought I was a boy. I really did. I wore boys' clothes, played tag football. -Eliza Dushku

My role 14 years ago in Richard III – that was the first time I played a bad guy and learned a lot about it – they have all the fun! -Denzel Washington

I played Othello, but I didn't sit around thinking how Laurence Olivier did it when he played it. That wouldn't do me any good. -Denzel Washington

I don't know if you could take a whole 90 minutes and say that was the best game we ever played. -Lorrie Fair

I have a high regard for Native languages and the pivotal role they have played in our nation's history. -Rick Renzi

North Carolina, particularly the 8th District, has long played a key role in our Nation's military forces. -Robin Hayes

The CIO put up half a million dollars for Roosevelt's 1936 campaign and provided him with an immense group of active labor workers who played a large part in the sweeping victory he won at the polls. -John T. Flynn

This band makes sure that we have whole sections of stuff that are free form so that they don't know what we are doing next, that is the fun part of playing. You are playing something that you haven't ever played before. -John Entwistle

That was the producer who produced a couple of my solo albums. He produced my second, third and fourth solo albums. It was his project and I just joined him on it. I sang on one and played bass on another one. -John Entwistle

Very often, if I know the orchestra doesn't know a piece or it's a new piece, I have main ideas about it. But then we start to play and I never talk about places where they played so beautiful and so clear in the beginning that there is nothing to say. -Kurt Masur

The message of music was also the first thing what I learned from my first teacher. She was an organist too and she was very devoted to what she played, so she had a respect for every piece and she felt that she is not allowed to add something of her own. -Kurt Masur

You know, Equal Interest played at the Bell Atlantic Jazz Festival Awards and not one musician from that category was even thought of. Even thought of! The idea, that here's this vital energy, and that element doesn't even know it exists! -Joseph Jarman

I often say the last role I played that really touched me and where I was able to access what I really am was Bonnie, which is kind of sad when you think how early in my career that was. -Faye Dunaway

The first Monopoly game I played with my brothers, I hated losing so much, I just had to beat them. -Drew Carey

Mike Patton is a genius… It is definitely the hardest music I've ever played. -Dave Lombardo

It's the first villain that I've played in a movie that has absolutely no vulnerability and no innocence, nothing whatsoever that is likeable about her other than she's so bad. -Daryl Hannah

I don't think I've ever played the Olympia before, but I'm not totally sure. -Bryan Ferry

When we played with the Rollins Band, we'd keep songs going until we felt like ending it. -Adam Jones

I played violin and got into that Suzuki program in the second grade. -Adam Jones

I've messed myself up more playing music than when I played football. -Zakk Wylde

I played a lot of real normal, straight sessions. -Warren Zevon

Our last jam session was this past Christmas. Dad played his harmonica, mom sang in English and Italian, and I played guitar. I'm so happy that we could share that musical experience for one last time. -Tony Visconti

From '69 til '76, I never played in public. I would play by myself at home. -Robert Quine

People say it's a movie about boxing, but… I don't agree at all. I don't think it's a movie about boxing. Boxing is like a platform. It's just a stage where this is played out. -Morgan Freeman

I played a lot of character parts in school. -Matthew Ashford

In sheer genius Pascal ranks among the very greatest writers who have lived upon this earth. And his genius was not simply artistic; it displayed itself no less in his character and in the quality of his thought. -Lytton Strachey

My first year of pro ball I played in the Northwest league and made the all-star team, and the next year I played I led the team in hitting and was third or fifth in the league. -Kurt Russell

I played professional level sports. When you're playing for money, it's a whole other level. -Kurt Russell

I can evaluate a player in a very short period of time because I'm very close to that game, very educated in that game and played the game for a long, long time. I wasn't just a guy with talent. I learned a lot about the game. -Kurt Russell

Pacino's always played the suffering prince. I just find that interesting. -Jason Patric

Then I tried out for the Fontana High School drum line, in Riverside, and I did really well. I got second chair, and played snare in that drum line for three years. -Travis Barker

In junior high, I sang in madrigals, men's' and women's' choir. I played piano too, but then I got out of it. -Travis Barker

I learned the songs and played the gigs, and then they called me about a month later. They told me they were like super stoked on me and asked me to join their band. -Travis Barker

I can play punk rock, and I love playing punk rock, but I was into every other style of music before I played punk rock. -Travis Barker

And I played in jazz band as well during all three years in school. -Travis Barker

I also developed an interest in sports, and played in informal games at a nearby school yard where the neighborhood children met to play touch football, baseball, basketball and occasionally, ice hockey. -Steven Chu

Number four, we're going to play like winners, play the game the way it's meant to be played. Don't get full of yourself if something good happens. Don't get too depressed when something bad happens. -Steve Spurrier

But I've always believed that Christine Cagney shouldn't be played past a certain age. -Sharon Gless

To some extent at that time, we injected rock and roll into that scene- we played loud and that was a huge turning point for that scene. We were involved in playing with all those people. -Arto Lindsay

I'd distract myself until finally it was a combination of things. The show was over and I had time on my hands. I had taken time and played and just relaxed. -Paul Reiser

When the movie was done, Number Five was crated up. Eric took him over to Germany; displayed him over there because Germans really liked this movie. It was very popular with them. -John Badham

I'm a football guy at heart; maybe I should have played football for a living instead, because I play a lot of football videogames; I'm really into them. -Jason Kidd

I can't think of any NBA team over the last few years that lost three starters. And we replaced them basically with three guys who really haven't played in this league. -Isaiah Thomas

I just have a lot of respect for Terry and his family. He played without a mask, and his life was tragically ended. And it just means a lot to me to be up there with him and the other greats that have played that long. -Ed Belfour

I was at first but I mean I thought at first that I wanted a little bit of that in there but the reasoning behind what they cut and what they kept really makes sense and it really played for me when I saw it yesterday, it all worked and was understood. -Brandon Routh

The last show we played, I was straight as a die. It did feel weird not to be hiding behind alcohol or dope, but being focused was… good. -Ronnie Wood

George wrote Taxman, and I played guitar on it. He wrote it in anger at finding out what the taxman did. He had never known before then what could happen to your money. -Paul McCartney

Dave played an important part in our growing, but change occurs. -Stone Gossard

I would hazard a guess that we have found fossilized human remains of at least a thousand different specimens in South and East Africa, more or less complete at that. I think this is where the prelude to human history was primarily played out. -Richard Leakey

Then I got together with my brother and a friend and we decided to play dates. The more we played, the more we wanted to do it. And it got to a stage where we wanted to do it all the time. -Ray Davies

If you're not on a major label today, you're not gonna get played. They've got the market sewed up. -Mickey Gilley

I would rather have played a character like Opie than Little Ricky. -Keith Thibodeaux

I liked Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer, and that is the kind of character that I would like to have played. That would have been more in tune with who I really was. -Keith Thibodeaux

If they played more blues, people would just get it – they try to hold it back but just about can't hold it back now because the blues is really going. -John Lee Hooker

Well, we didn't have our original drummer on our last record. And most of that album was not played as a band in the studio. It was mostly the world of computers and overdubs. There was very few things played live or worked out as a band. -James Iha

I can imagine that the Iraqis undertake the destruction out of fear. If they had denied it, if they had said no, that certainly would have played into the hands of those that would like to take armed action immediately. I have no illusions in that regard. -Hans Blix

Today I join the greatest players that played the game. It is a great feeling being here. -Eddie Murray

I'm proud to be here as a man that has played first base more than anybody in the game of baseball. -Eddie Murray

The music that is played on the radio all the time or written about in magazines has nothing to do with musicianship. -Dweezil Zappa

For me, the most difficult thing is that I am learning melodies on guitar from some songs whose melodies were not meant to be played on guitar. Ever. They were intended mostly for keyboards or melodic percussion. -Dweezil Zappa

For me, football always meant that we came together as a family and, in the summer we played football outside. -Claudia Schiffer

My grandmother played the piano, and I used to toddle over there and pick out little things that sounded good to me. -Billy Strayhorn

In America, for a brief time, people who followed Coltrane were studied and considered important, but it didn't last long. The result is that the kind of music I played in the '60's is completely dismissed in this country as a wrong turn, a suicidal effort. -Archie Shepp

It will be the first time I've played live with a double bass. -Alvin Lee

Because Social Security is specifically designed to boost the retirement income of low earners with a progressive benefit formula, the program has played an enormous and necessary role in keeping Latinas out of poverty. -Grace Napolitano

Making a film of a work you've played for six weeks gives you intimate knowledge of the character. By the time you go in front of the camera you've worked out the behavior and life of a character. -Linda Lavin

We were just a gaggle of kids, and everybody played together and had a good time. You know how kids can be completely horrible – abusive but fun. But anyway, it was a nice childhood. -Peter Jurasik

It was the character of the Packers, man. We played for sixty minutes. We let it all hang out. There was no tomorrow for us. We got the adrenaline flowing, and we just let it go, man. -Ray Nitschke

No one will ever argue that someone could have played Helen Keller better than Patty Duke. It was an incredibly demanding role and I don't think anyone can argue that it was a false performance. -Richard Masur

It goes way, way back when we were under Sweden's rule. We always think they are better than us. We played against them so often for so many years. Every country has one opponent they want to beat and for us, it's Sweden. -Saku Koivu

Historically Black Colleges and Universities, or HBCUs, have played an important role in enriching the lives of not just African Americans, but our entire country. -Ric Keller

I play music the way it was played in yesteryear. -Compay Segundo

We, of our time, have played our part in the perseverance, and we have pledged ourselves to the dead generations who have preserved intact for us this glorious heritage, that we, too, will strive to be faithful to the end, and pass on this tradition unblemished. -Eamon de Valera

The part which American friendship played in helping us to win the freedom we enjoy in this part of Ireland has been gratefully recognized and acknowledged by our people. -Eamon de Valera

Well, it's always nice to know the fans didn't forget what you did when you played in the NHL. -Guy Lafleur

But it's very difficult, I can tell you I played the Czech Open a few times and it's very difficult just to go on to a scene where the course is prepared differently when the greens are fast and he's not used to it and they're hard as a rock and he's not used to it. -Ivan Lendl

It wasn't my plan to create such a record. All I did was put in the effort to win every match I played and it went on for weeks, months and years until my defeat to Ross Norman in Toulouse in 1986. -Jahangir Khan

I toured Ontario in the winter of '48, in a touring company of The Drunkard, in which I played the bartender. -Jonathan Frid

I've always played strong women who are doing their own thing. -Yancy Butler

I think the greatest all-around athlete ever was Jim Brown. He played lacrosse, basketball and ran track at Syracuse. He played professional football for the Browns. -Will McDonough

Lynda Carter played Wonder Woman and was one of the first female superheroes. It gives me more of an encouragement that we can be strong and can do whatever a guy can do. -Thuy Trang

We have played so well that the guys have really made my job fairly easy. -Ricky Ponting

I've told the guys to keep their heads up. I really believe we played a great game here. -Ricky Ponting

I always imagine later on these songs I could've played with a band, but it never worked out that way. -Nuno Bettencourt

I wanted to play the part that Mary Kay played, the lawyer who wanted to have baby and felt her clock ticking, because it was something I could relate to. -JoBeth Williams

The Halifax area has long played a major role in Canada's military operations, being the port of departure for convoys, naval task forces and army units over the past 100 years or so. -Alex Morrison

Well, I think I've made 44 films and only like four times I've played real characters I'm just drawn to people who have a pioneer spirit, this extraordinary energy and commitment to their cause. -Liam Neeson

I think it's important to stretch as you get older, but I try to do basically all the things I did when I played, except I can't do them as well and as much. -Mike Ditka

I don't believe that a lot of the things I hear on the air today are going to be played for as long a time as Coleman Hawkins records or Brahms concertos. -Oscar Peterson

I played in Joe Louis in a playoff game. I played there when the roof caved in for half a season. The facility is great for basketball because it goes straight up, so you feel like the fans are on top of you. -Bill Laimbeer

I've never played a hero before so I jumped at the chance. -Adrian Edmondson

I love playing with Jeff. That's something I never really say in the press, but he's my favorite bass player. I've played right next to him for 10 years. -Mike McCready

I'd never played a cop before, and this particular role with what she is going thru, especially during the first season, covering her alcoholism to her on the job performance, was a great opportunity for me as an actress. -Nancy McKeon

I played for 30 years, 20 with England and I did it by setting goals. -Peter Shilton

We'd played for years to half-empty clubs in England. -Phil Collen

I shared guitars before I actually got one of my own and played a guy's Silver tone and played another guys Danelectro 12 string and it was at about age 17 that I actually started playing. -Ronnie Montrose

I would love to hear all types of Christian artists played all over the world. I'd love to hear good, positive mainstream music played all over the place. I'd love to be able to bring music together. But I have not deserted Christ. I have not deserted my faith. -Stacie Orrico

So I played the acoustic guitar and harmonica and stomped my foot and I think I was right in assuming that Greenwich Village would be the best place to perform my own material and possibly get some attention, move on to making records and all. -Steve Forbert

I also have a big love of classical music played on piano because this is the environment I grew up in my brother being one of the great masters in this world. -Suzi Quatro

If wanted to play a sport, I played a sport. If I wanted to do things that many girls born in 1950 didn't do, I did it. -Victoria Principal

What makes it all worthwhile is we just play for the sheer enjoyment of entertaining people and… make our families and the team we played on and the people watching, proud of what we did. -Bobby Hull

Growing up, if I hadn't had sports, I don't know where I'd be. God only knows what street corners I'd have been standing on and God only knows what I'd have been doing, but instead I played hockey and went to school and stayed out of trouble. -Bobby Orr

I've been a very lucky guy. I played on championship teams. I played for Canada. I've won some awards and I'm very proud of those accomplishments. But I don't think there's anything greater than to come home and to be recognized at home. This is the pinnacle. -Bobby Orr

So at 16 I got a job at the local radio station. And I was working after school and weekends. I did the news; I did everything. I did – played records. -Dick Van Dyke

I could have played more complex stuff. I could have been a busier player. But that's not what I wanted to do. I played what I wanted to play. -Don Henley

I played drums on Keith Carradine's first record. -Don Henley

I played cello in my high school orchestra. -Eberhard Weber

I was afraid the other musicians might want to present themselves too much, though I see in the coverage I've received of the album that the musicians got wonderful reviews for their contributions and abilities. I think the four musicians played freely within my limits. -Eberhard Weber

Then there's going to be another project I am involved with, in fact, I'm going back to film it next week. It's a game for the Internet called Advance Warriors, and my character is Max, who is blind, but he has special powers. It will be a new game played on the Internet. -Jeremy Bulloch

Most parts that can be played by one actor can equally well be played by another, but not this. -Kenneth More

I mean we all played as kids. You play games, you take on different characters, you imitate; the fun and the love of play has never left me. -Kevin Spacey

Over a spell of about three years, I played a series of roles that were, for me, all very different, but most of them came out within a six-month period. They all dealt with a kind of dark territory that in some cases had been mined before in movies. -Kevin Spacey

I am going to spend my time today just thanking the people that played a role in my career, because I truly do believe that I was blessed by a lot of people that paths crossed mine as I went down the road in my career. -Nolan Ryan

I feel very fortunate that I played for the four organizations I did. -Nolan Ryan

Black Comedy is a farce that is played in the dark, as you know, with the lights full on. It's the Chinese convention of reversing light and dark, and exactly where anybody is at any given moment is the play. -Peter Shaffer

I played the trumpet a bit like a porker, I think. -Boris Vian

He's only 4 years old, so I don't think he realized, you know, that I played so many years. Of course, we watch tapes here from the Stanley Cup years, but I don't think he realized how many years I played. -Mario Lemieux

I didn't like the way the game was being played. -Mario Lemieux

The first few games that we played against some of the teams, the young guys, you know, want a stick sign or photo sign, and I think that they respect what I have achieved throughout my career. -Mario Lemieux

All I remember is the last time I played a videogame, it was Space Invaders. -Rachel Dratch

I played Chang here under the lights here. I think that was '91. Another good match. I've played a lot more good matches under the lights than I played bad. You tend to remember some of the bad ones unfortunately. -Stefan Edberg

The band I've played with for 10 or 12 years now, we've been all over, but we mostly play in LA. -Harry Dean Stanton

I'd played dumbasses a lot. On Mad About You, I played a very dumb waitress and they saw me. -Lisa Kudrow

In tennis, you can make a couple of mistakes and still win. Not in golf. I played three rounds in that Tahoe event, and I was drained. Mentally, not physically. -Pete Sampras

I played Mary Joe Fernandez in the semifinals. She was winning the first set. Second set was very close. I started to play this aggressive game. I think I surprised them. -Gabriela Sabatini

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

I played some Yamaha drums that I like a lot. And I like the Yamaha people a lot too. They've been really nice to me and The Band. -Levon Helm

My dad and I played music. He teaches me a song or two every time I'm home. -Levon Helm

The Band never really played big concert tours. We never sold millions and millions of albums. -Levon Helm

The rock star stuff never came up for us. The Band was never attacked by groupies before, during or after any show that we ever played. -Levon Helm

There's still not as many women in music as men, and I don't really know why. I don't have the answers. I do wish there were more women that played music. -Mary Timony

It was dangerous to hit the wrong kid in my neighborhood, because a lot of the guys I played with had fathers in the Mafia. -Tim Robbins

I played with the Birmingham Black Barons. I was making 500 at 14. That was a lot of money in those days. -Willie Mays

I always enjoyed playing ball, and it didn't matter to me whether I played with white kids or black. I never understood why an issue was made of who I played with, and I never felt comfortable, when I grew up, telling other people how to act. -Willie Mays

The one thing that always bothered me when I played in the NBA was I really got irritated when they put a white guy on me. -Larry Bird

The best player I ever played with was Dennis Johnson. -Larry Bird

One thing that's happened to me is I've been around a long time and I've played a lot of villains and so forth. I think it had to do with, well one thing is that I looked younger than I was for a long time. Now I think I'm suddenly starting to play people's father. -Christopher Walken

Yeah, well I've always played comedy. My background is musical comedy theatre and that's really where my training is. As an actor, that's my training. -Christopher Walken

I had to choose between American and British actors, and it didn't take me more than a second to decide: Russians are Europeans and should be played by other Europeans. -Jean-Jacques Annaud

I played djembe, percussion, keyboards and I sang. -Jeff Ament

I've played golf with three U.S presidents. -Lee Trevino

The most interesting guy I've ever played with was King Hassan of Morocco. I went over there on a trip in the early 1970s, and the King and I played five holes. I've never been that nervous in my life. -Lee Trevino

I never played much golf as a kid. I caddied quite a bit but never got serious into golf until about age 15. -Lee Trevino

The first time I ever played the trumpet in public, I played the Marine Hymn. I sounded terrible. -Wynton Marsalis

My older brother and myself always played together in bands, but we never knew we would be professional musicians. -Wynton Marsalis

You have Extreme and Van Halen and the history that I have with other people I played with. There are some effects that will hopefully break that stereotype. -Gary Cherone

At the end of the competition, I played the Liszt concerto and I felt my head was on the block. Well, I won. -Andre Boucourechliev

I played at the Sainte Maxime Beach Soccer Tournament, which was brilliant fun as usual. -David Ginola

I just completed a tour in Europe. I played every night. This requires traveling some days for six hours in a van or a train or a car. After six weeks of that, I checked into the hotel and just fell apart. -Lee Konitz

When we make a mistake, it becomes front-page news. We don't need any reporter telling us how badly we played. -Willie Stargell

I've really got no complaints about the way I played, just extremely frustrating with the putter and I'm sure there's a lot of other players saying the same thing except the guy who's going to win the golf tournament. -Greg Norman

I'm not interested at all in playing more than 12, 15 tournaments a year on an annual basis because like all the old guys out here on this Tour, we've played golf for nearly 30 years of our lives. -Greg Norman

My only general rule was to steer away from things I played with the band over the past couple of tours. I was interested in re-shaping the Rising material for live shows, so people could hear the bare bones of that. -Bruce Springsteen

But slowly I began to use cameras and then think about what it was that was going on. It took me a long time, I mean I actually played with cameras and photography for about 20 years. -David Hockney

I played this character twice in live action, and now I've become an animated character. It was actually fun to see myself drawn – I've never been a drawn character before. -Geena Davis

Well, you know, I've bonded with a lot of people over the years, you know. We played the same tournaments year after year and we go back to the same place and many times the seats have been full and that has meant the world to me for sure. -Andre Agassi

My father actually moved out from Chicago just so he could play tennis 365 days a year, so it was – it was a place we played every day. We played before school. We played after school. We woke up. We played tennis. We brushed our teeth in that order. -Andre Agassi

You have to remember that I played longer than anybody else on the main tour; I played until I was 40, and then played another six years or so on the seniors tour. -Jimmy Connors

Bjorn was a different breed, I threw my best material at him, but he would never smile, but that added to the charm when he played me and Mac. We were going nuts and losing our mind and he was sitting back like he was on a Sunday stroll. -Jimmy Connors

I played piano as a kid; I still play a little bit. -Bobby McFerrin

Then when I was in grammar school I played the clarinet, and then, after clarinet I played the flute in college orchestra – besides singing in the college chorus and things like that. -Bobby McFerrin

The Pledge of Allegiance reflects the truth that faith in God has played a significant role in America since the days of the founding of our country. -Randy Neugebauer

I did some research and tried to pull out some old, classic Van Halen that they had not played in 10 or 15 years. I think that was Sammy's mistake. I he didn't want to do the Dave stuff. -Gary Cherone

It wasn't sexual in its element. I wasn't being exploited. I was doing what happened. It was very challenging because I played Phyllis from 15 years old to 53 when she died of breast cancer. -Lesley-Anne Down

I never played inside as a kid – even in the rain I'd go out. -Anthony Doerr

It's the only sport that's played in every country in the world. It's played and watched all over the world, it's the most popular sport in probably 90% of the countries, and then with the World Cup, you have the most viewed tournament of any sport in the world. -Claudio Reyna

The more people who come from abroad who played soccer and are brought up playing it and watching it, then come over to America and bring what they know and what they play, that's how the sport will grow. -Claudio Reyna

I played piano for about two years when I was a kid. I didn't play long enough to be really great. -Joanna Newsom

Given the fact that most religions share basic values, it is most unfortunate that religious people can be played off against each other so easily. One possible reason for this may be that people do not know enough about other people's beliefs. -Alcee Hastings

One of them would definitely be the Nelson Mandela gig, when I played the tribute song for him. He was up and dancing, and he really enjoyed it. It was a really lovely occasion. -Joan Armatrading

Actually, there was another band where we were three girls, around '84 when I met John Zorn, called Sunset Chorus. It was just bass and drums and guitar- we didn't make any records but we played a lot of different clubs in New York. -Ikue Mori

We have played a critical role in meeting the new safety standards. The Canadian space industry contributed new tools that make the inspection of the space shuttle possible. -Marc Garneau

In that match for Holland I asked for a big responsibility, I got it and I dealt with it. I played well, I scored goals and the team qualified for the Euro 2004 finals. It was a big night and an important moment for Holland. -Ruud van Nistelrooy

It is wonderful… Steve and Dan took professional football to a whole different level with the way they played the game. The fact that Steve is going in with Dan is very special. -Frank Gifford

Pam has always been my glamorous big sister – 13 years older than I. She played on the women's circuit for nine years and came home to tell me stories of France, Japan. -Tracy Austin

People are People still gets played to death on '80s stations. It was our first big break in America. It's not exactly my favorite song. -Martin Gore

There is this stereotype of Icelanders all believing in spirits, and I've played up to that a bit in interviews. -Bjork

Divorce is a game played by lawyers. -Cary Grant

Golf is a better game played downhill. -Jack Nicklaus

Golf is played with the arms. -Sam Snead

The only band that we have never played with but have always wanted to is the Rolling Stones. -Lars Ulrich

When it comes to the game of life, I figure I've played the whole course. -Lee Trevino

The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

I have three daughters and I find as a result I played King Lear almost without rehearsal. -Peter Ustinov

I've played three presidents, three saints and two geniuses – and that's probably enough for any man. -Charlton Heston

None of us wanted to be the bass player. In our minds he was the fat guy who always played at the back. -Paul McCartney

Music played at weddings always reminds me of the music played for soldiers before they go into battle. -Heinrich Heine

My jersey hanging from the ceiling is going to be a symbol of the hard work of the people I played with. -Mark Messier

Golf may be played on Sunday, not being a game within the view of the law, but being a form of moral effort. -Stephen Leacock

Jazz is the only music in which the same note can be played night after night but differently each time. -Ornette Coleman

Golf is a puzzle without an answer. I've played the game for 40 years and I still haven't the slightest idea how to play. -Gary Player

There is no similarity between golf and putting; they are two different games, one played in the air, and the other on the ground. -Ben Hogan

Competitive golf is played mainly on a five-and-a-half-inch course… the space between your ears. -Bobby Jones

A great deal of unnecessarily bad golf is played in this world. -Harry Vardon

I played guitar when I was young and never really considered it as a way to make a living. -Lyle Lovett

The Detroit String Quartet played Brahms last night. Brahms lost. -Bennett Cerf

When I played pro football, I never set out to hurt anyone deliberately – unless it was, you know, important, like a league game or something. -Dick Butkus

If it be true that our people represent a high percentage of mental vigor, the distinction is probably due, in some measure, to the extremely important part which Talmud studies have played in the spiritual life of the race. -Abraham Cahan

I think that people who have played sports have an ability to relate to people because when you're playing you have to work on teams and with opposing players. -Michael Michele

There are a whole lot of historical factors that have played a part in our being where we are today, and I think that to even to begin to understand our contemporary issues and contemporary problems, you have to understand a little bit about that history. -Wilma Mankiller

Art can never exist without naked beauty displayed. -William Blake

Speech is an arrangement of notes that will never be played again. -F. Scott Fitzgerald

Girls like to be played with, and rumpled a little too, sometimes. -Oliver Goldsmith

There are those who dance to the rhythm that is played to them, those who only dance to their own rhythm, and those who don't dance at all. -Jose Bergamin

Though a quarrel in the streets is a thing to be hated, the energies displayed in it are fine; the commonest man shows a grace in his quarrel. -John Keats

In Hell all the messages you ever left on answering machines will be played back to you. -Judy Horacek

The pleasures of the imagination are as it were only drawings and models which are played with by poor people who cannot afford the real thing. -Georg C. Lichtenberg

The actor should not play a part. Like the Aeolian harps that used to be hung in the trees to be played only by the breeze, the actor should be an instrument played upon by the character he depicts. -Alla Nazimova

I have played a boxer, a cowboy, a knight, a prince, an elf and a pirate. I am so glad to have done all of that already. -Orlando Bloom

In every question and every remark tossed back and forth between lovers who have not played out the last fugue, there is one question and it is this: 'Is there someone new?' -Edna O'Brien

And much as Wine has played the Infidel, And robbed me of my Robe of Honor Well, I often wonder what the Vintners buy One half so precious as the stuff they sell. -Edward Fitzgerald

The disruptive powers of excessive national fecundity may have played a greater part in bursting the bonds of convention than either the power of ideas or the errors of autocracy. -John Maynard Keynes

To me it was never about what I accomplished on the football field, it was about the way I played the game. -Jerry Rice

There is a vast difference between games and play. Play is played for fun, but games are deadly serious and you do not play them to enjoy yourself. -Maurice Baring

Anytime you've played in a place and you get a win against your old team, it feels good. -Curtis Joseph

I think we have played like a playoff team for some time. We can still do better. The key thing right now is to look forward, not behind you. -Teemu Selanne

We've played with a lot of confidence and that's been the key so far. Hopefully, we can take more confidence into the playoffs. -Teemu Selanne

If anyone else played Hermione, it would actually kill me. -Emma Watson

I don't believe I've ever played a hip dude. I don't think I would have the wherewithal to do that. -Eugene Levy

I played a great horse yesterday! It took seven horses to beat him. -Henny Youngman

There are three things we need to do for a band. We need to make a great record; we need to get the record played; and we need to find an audience for the live shows. -Kiefer Sutherland

The Singapore Open is the flagship event of the Asian Tour, it is a massive event and it is being played in a great place. I love coming here and it is good to be back. -Lee Westwood

I have played in rain before. I have played in wind before. I have played in cold before, but not all put together. They were the hardest conditions I ever played in. -Michelle Wie

If a course needs to be in great condition to be played effectively, then the design strategy is flawed. -Tom Watson

The faces in New York remind me of people who played a game and lost. -Murray Kempton

Because I was promoted as a sort of a siren and played all those sexy broads, people made the mistake of thinking I was like that off the screen. They couldn't have been more wrong. -Ava Gardner

I also played with Jimi Hendrix. Jimi would come down and sit in with Retaliation and we would have a ball. He offered me the gig with him at 20 pounds a week, which at that point, was like 60 bucks. -Aynsley Dunbar

When I was real young I wanted to play baseball. I really loved playing center field, but that was never anything I was really ever that good at. I played up until I was in ninth grade. -Ryan Sypek

Having played many roles of scientific intellect I do have an empathy for that world. It's been hard on me because flying the Enterprise for seven years in Star Trek and sitting in Cerebro in X-men has led people to believe that I know what I'm talking about. But I'm still trying to work out how to operate the air conditioning unit on my car. -Patrick Stewart

During the course of the seven years I played scenes with an oil slick, I played a scene with a grain of rice. Sometimes with indescribable creatures. I remember having a conversation with something which was simply a smell, that's all. It was part of our job. -Patrick Stewart

My role in 'Legally Blonde' was really rewarding, because I had so much fun working on the movie. I've had really rewarding experiences on tiny low budget films that you'll never see but where I had a cool time creating characters as well. I love almost all of the characters I've played. -Alanna Ubach

I try to bring elements of my own personality to every character I've played, but I think I'm pretty similar to the character I'm playing now. The biggest departure would have to have been Freaks and Geeks Sara, who was this sort of subordinate and shy girl. -Lizzy Caplan

I've played villains on stage – you know, the Iagos and so on – but I think of myself as a funny person. I mostly did comedies before I did TV work. -Michael Emerson

My best friend growing up really put the bug in my ear about acting. We created this one hour-and-a-half improv play when we were 10 or 11 and performed it at the library. We just played off each other so well and had the best time doing it and the funniest part was, we wound up having packed houses, other people loved it too. -Katherine Moennig

Sharpe is my favorite role of all that I've played. He's a very complex character. He knows that he's a good soldier, but he will always have to fight the prejudice of aristocratic officers because of his rough working-class upbringing. On the battlefield, he's full of confidence – but off it, he is unsure, a bit shy and ill at ease. -Sean Bean

Until this movie I have played a boxer, a cowboy, a knight, a prince, an elf and a pirate. I am so glad to have done all of that already, and am ready for this phase of my career. -Orlando Bloom

I'm a tomboy now. I always wanted to fit in with my brother's group, so I climbed trees and played with lead soldiers. But I'm a woman's woman. I never understood women who don't have woman friends. -Naomi Watts

I don't understand labels. I don't need anybody to tell me I'm Latina or black or anything else. I've played characters that were written for Caucasian females, I just want to be given the same consideration as everybody else, and so far that has been happening. -Zoe Saldana

I played football for a team called the East Dragons on the east side of town. We only had six regular season games. And six games I played tail back and I had 18 touchdowns in six games. That's when I knew I had some athletic ability. -LeBron James

Almost a quarter of our planet is a single mountain range and we didn't enter it until after Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin went to the moon. So we went to the moon, played golf up there, before we went to the largest feature on our own planet. -Robert Ballard

We will not support returning Fannie and Freddie to the role they played before conservatorship, where they fought to take market share from private competitors while enjoying the privilege of government support. -Timothy Geithner

The middle class is teetering on the brink of collapse just as surely as AIG was in the fall of 2009 – only this time, it's not just one giant insurance company (and its banking counterparties) facing disaster, it's tens of millions of hardworking Americans who played by the rules. -Arianna Huffington

Yes, I always played the bad woman. I actually did. -Barbara Billingsley

The current prohibition laws are forcing drug disputes to be played out with guns in our streets. We need to put a stop to this criminal drug element in our country. -Gary Johnson

I played a lot of leaders, autocratic sorts; perhaps it was my Canadian accent. -Leslie Nielsen

As far as the lack of hits goes, I think perhaps it's because I've played a lot of different roles and have not created a persona that the public can latch on to. I have played everything from psychopathic killers to romantic leading men, and in picking such diverse roles I have avoided typecasting. -Jeff Bridges

In 1977 we played America and Europe three times, and Japan – my marriage suffered as a result. My then wife took the kids to Canada to be near her parents. -Phil Collins

I went to art school when I was little. I took ballet lessons. I played a little kick ball. I was sort of into everything because I had too much energy and I didn't know where to put it. When I was a preteen, I got into singing, and became really obsessed with it. -Amanda Seyfried

We played one warm-up gig at this bar that was kinda like that bar in 'The Blues Brothers' with the chicken wire. This place called The Brick House, in Housatonic. I really can't believe we're going to play for people in New York City. I'm terrified, but it's a small enough room. But it's really just supposed to be for the fun of it. -Lauren Ambrose

I remember that it was never that difficult for me to get a director to look up and pay attention to me. Mind you, I don't know if that's necessarily charm. But I've played roles where my character has to be charming and I've found it quite easy to do. I think some of it is in my bones, but some of it is more deliberate. -James McAvoy

My parents were what I like to call proper musical fans. Lots of Sondheim was played in the car. -Daniel Radcliffe

My mother adores singing and plays piano. My uncle was a phenomenal pianist. My brother John is a double bassist. I used to play the piano, badly, and cello. My brother Peter played violin. -Fiona Shaw

I started hitching about the country when I was 16 or 17 years old. I found the music that was played around the country – Irish music – had a particular resonance. -Brendan Gleeson

My grandfather played a mandolin, so I got my hands on that. Then on down to a banjo, and I found I couldn't play any kind of soft or mournful music with that so I took up the fiddle in my late 20s or early 30s – and that was far too late. But it keeps me off the streets. It has been a love of mine since I was 17 maybe. -Brendan Gleeson

I was doing a show at the National Youth Theatre, playing an old man. Before that I had played fat clowns and I thought, 'If I want to have the career I would like, I am going to have to lose weight.' I was just starting drama school, and found I was moving around a lot. I also started to eat sensibly. The weight just dropped off. -Harry Melling

When you've played Buffy – who's such a strong female role model – it's really hard for another female character to compare to her. -Sarah Michelle Gellar

I'll never forget when we played Shepherd's Bush in London. We played 'I Run To You', and we put the mic out for the last chorus, and you could hear them singing the chorus with the beautiful accent that they have. -Hillary Scott

Growing up I played in garage bands and cover bands with my older brother, and he got us a gig opening up for some hippie jam band. I was 15. I felt like such an adult! -Charles Kelley

The only time I think I've ever gotten sick of playing Guns and Roses songs really was during – after having played them in Guns and Roses, and then in Snakepit, and then playing 'It's So Easy' and 'Brownstone' in Velvet Revolver. -Slash

As a child I always wanted to be a singer. The music my mother played in the house moved me – Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, Mahalia Jackson. It was truly spiritual. It made you understand what God was. We are all spirits. We get depressed. But music makes you want to live. I know my music has saved my life. -Mary J. Blige

The Knicks left me open a lot of times the last time we played them, and I was just making sure I took the shots that were there. -Reggie Lewis

None of the characters I've played are really like me. That would be boring. That wouldn't be acting. -Anna Paquin

I had 10 to 12 close buddies who I played ball with all the way from elementary to high school. That is where I learned to compete. -Tony Dungy

I always dreamed of writing in an orchestral context. But when you finish a piece, you want to hear it. So we played everything with Phish. -Trey Anastasio

I'm a big believer in the notion that our greatest potential lies in our darkest parts. To a certain extent it's only in facing those parts of ourselves that we can truly grow, and I think that's true of all of the characters I've played, certainly in the past few years. -Zachary Quinto

My mom was always pretty supportive. She saw me do plays and she'd always act out the parts I did. My aunt, who played a big part in my life, was a little bit more reserved, because if they don't see you on TV every week they think you must be starving. -Angela Bassett

Well, I don't feel that I've played so many bad guys, and I'm rot really drawn to villains per se. I think a lot of people relate to some of my characters' inner struggles. -Edward Norton

For me, I tend to sit back sometimes and just count my blessings because of how long I've played. -Chili Davis

I certainly have an advantage over some because I can pass on so much from the World Cups I played in. -Diego Maradona

My first game, I played the first play of the game and called a timeout and got sat down, got benched for the rest of the game, and we won the game. It was the longest day of my life. Long day. Very embarrassing. -Mike Singletary

I am hoping for peaceful transition into a new age. Obama has already played a great role in initiating us into that vision. If he were to be harmed in any way, it would spawn the birth of a million Obamas. -Saul Williams

I've been blessed. I grew up and played and worked and created with the Freddie Mercury, the Jimi Hendrix, the Keith Richards, the John Paul Jones of my generation. -Steven Adler

I watched a lot of Douglas Fairbanks movies. He always played the same role with a mustache. Zorro had a mustache. The Musketeer had a mustache. Tarzan had a mustache. -Jean Dujardin

As young as I look, I think it will still be funny if I played a person who's kind of tortured and hates his life. Kind of like a Larry David-type thing. -Andy Milonakis

I learned from different guys I played with, too. The key was probably three people: The good Lord, the offensive linemen I played with and great fullbacks that could block very well. -Earl Campbell

Coming up as a kid, I played middle linebacker and I was very bow-legged, and I wanted to be like the legendary Dick Butkus. -Earl Campbell

I think one game we played the Oakland Raiders and Jack Tatum and I had an accident on the one-yard line. The only thing that Jack Tatum didn't do was wrap me up so I backed into the endzone backwards. -Earl Campbell

Mary-Kate and Ashley, who played Michelle, were great. I miss them, I love them, and I need to borrow some money from them. -John Stamos

When I played with the Knicks, I was just as important or just as smart as any other of the guards I played with. I still had to call out plays, notice schemes, know the systems, do everything they had to do. -Patrick Ewing

As I stood there absorbing Hammett's novel, the slot machines at the back of the shop were clanking and whirring, and in the billiard room upstairs the perpetual poker game was being played. -Ross MacDonald

I played volleyball for the greater part of my life, since I was 11 or 12 years. -Summer Altice

I wanted to create a heroine that was flawed. I wanted her to be a real person. She's selfish, she's childish, she's immature and because I'm doing a three-book arc I really played that up in the first book. I wanted the reader to be annoyed with her at times. -Amber Benson

I think that I have this core group of fans that fell in love with the character I played on Buffy and now they're following me to everything I do. They're very dedicated and loyal. I'm very lucky. -Amber Benson

I miss Betty madly. I loved her. Whenever people talk about her, I get really nostalgic. There are parts of her still with me; I played her for four years and, of course, the lines get blurred. -America Ferrera

As of right now, I have no desire. I've watched several games and played pickup ball thinking I'd have the feeling I'd like to get back, but I didn't have that feeling. I don't really miss the game. -Antonio Davis

If these are the last 34 games of my NBA career, I want them played as tough as I can. -Antonio Davis

I have played on many teams throughout my career, and I know when a team has the tools, and the right positive attitude towards winning. -Boomer Esiason

'Music for Relief' has played a vital role in helping get aid to people who most need it. We are deeply honored to participate in what will likely be our biggest event to date. -Brad Delson

I was rapping as a hobby. It was something I did for my friends and just played around on ideas and stuff like that. -Brandy Norwood

I think specifically because of the character that I played, people are very connected to her. I used to get letters from young gay and lesbian and trans-gendered kids saying, 'I didn't kill myself because of Buffy'. -Amber Benson

We just kind of relied on written scouting reports through the eighties and even the early nineties. I've really been amazed by some of the data that's out there, especially with regards to tendencies of hitters, and certainly tendencies of pitchers as well. I would have loved to have gotten that data when I played. -David Cone

We played hard and we partied hard. I'm not ashamed of that. I was no angel – I did some things I shouldn't have done, lived a lifestyle I shouldn't have lived. I had a blast at times; other times, I probably compromised my job, my duty to do my job, to be ready as a professional. -David Cone

As women have played an increasingly important role in politics, there is no question that they've brought a different perspective, focusing attention on a broader set of issues and building alliances with other women. -Dee Dee Myers

I played football when I was little. I didn't want to be an actress at all, I wanted to be a majorette in an Australian circus. That was my ambition. -Emmanuelle Beart

I don't see my old films, but I think of the characters I played as friends, like the women I meet in my life who made strong impressions on me. I remember them and they are part of me. -Emmanuelle Beart

I feel that Jane's is really a vibe and a time. It wasn't like we were the Beatles. We didn't have crafty pop songs where it sort of didn't matter who played them because they're just really great songs. -Eric Avery

Yeah, I was a pretty good kid, you know, I was – I was- I was an overachiever and I worked very hard, played a hell of a fiddle. -Mike Wallace

I could've played basketball, but my mind was on baseball. I didn't know what I was in for. In high school it was a matter of talent. No one told you what to do. -Eric Davis

I used to sports gamble a lot and I was getting killed on that but then I found poker and really enjoyed it. But it was a hobby more than anything else. I played it every day but only on pretty small stakes. -Chris Moneymaker

I played with a fracture in my foot for seven months without knowing it. -Colin Cooper

But yeah, I played bass guitar in high school and in college and then I actually fractured my thumb, so my bass career went bye-bye. -Colin Hanks

It's harder and harder to make a well-done romantic comedy these days because the conventions have been so played out. -Dana Fox

I played Winnie Cooper on 'The Wonder Years' from ages 12-18, and did a few other movies during some of the summers. -Danica McKellar

First of all, when I was making the decision, I never thought that Pittsburgh fans would want me back. Every time I played there, they were booing me every time I touched the puck. I didn't think it would be such a big deal that I didn't sign with Pittsburgh. -Jaromir Jagr

I don't know how one would define an affirmative-action hire. I ultimately do not know what role race played in my hiring. -Jayson Blair

It's hard to say what role race really played in my case. -Jayson Blair

The only woman I have played in my career was my wife and I beat her easily! But she wasn't much good. -John Higgins

I played bass guitar in high school and in college and then I actually fractured my thumb, so my bass career went bye-bye. -Colin Hanks

I am happy to have played a match and break the rhythm of daily training. -Kim Clijsters

I've never played anybody like a cop before. -Leelee Sobieski

Golf is played between the ears and if you are not 100 percent focused on what you are trying to do, then people will go past you no matter who you are. -Lee Westwood

Yeah, two or three weeks ago I was fairly snappy. I've never been injured before and this year it feels like I've hardly played. -Lee Westwood

I think when you've played at the level that I've played, anything outside the top 10 in certain aspects is just a number, unless you're obviously trying to get into tournaments and stuff. -Michael Chang

I'm healthy now. I probably wouldn't say I'm at my best fitness level and I haven't played that much lately, but I'm healthy and that's all that matters. -Mary Pierce

My folks have played everything from rock, disco, pop, funk, and blues. My dad has always brought and played different genres like jazz, classical, and Latin. With all this in my pocket, I feel I have a taste of everything for my influences. -Haley Reinhart

I never played sports. I wasn't any good at them. -Leighton Meester

Catholicism played such a huge part in my life, I would not have survived without my faith. -Samantha Morton

I've never played for a draw in my life. -Alex Ferguson

There's a place in my heart for every team I played on. -Gary Carter

There were probably a few games I played where I should not have played, because of some nagging injuries or something. I used to always talk the managers into playing me, because I wanted to play so badly. -Gary Carter

The best mistake I ever made was believing that I was stupid. It was a childhood thing, but it played out big-time as an adult. It scorned me the rest of my life – in a good way. -Barbara Corcoran

My season 2 'Good Wife' wrap gift was this deluxe package of Mortal Kombat. I played it for, like, two weeks straight. -Matt Czuchry

Sometimes in the past when I played something might make me lose focus, or I would go home after a game where I thought I could have played better and I would let it hang over my head for a long time when it shouldn't. -LeBron James

I played football in high school, I played baseball when I was younger, things like that, but I think it was the passion I had for track where you want to do an individual sport and be the best, I think – there's nothing that can replace that. -Tyson Gay

I played pretty darn competitive-level hockey. Then the good old knee injury. Obviously, it's a blessing in disguise, but growing up Canadian, that's our religion, that's our football. -Taylor Kitsch

Lots of models have played mermaids throughout history and it is, kind of, a funny rite of passage. -Gemma Ward

I've always played characters that were younger than myself. -Carey Mulligan

If you play it straight it's funny – the best comedy is always played straight down the middle. The adjustment is understanding from the screenplay that a moment is hilarious. -Tom Hiddleston

In our increasingly secular society, with so many disparate gods and different faiths, superhero films present a unique canvas upon which our shared hopes, dreams and apocalyptic nightmares can be projected and played out. -Tom Hiddleston

I've played with IVs before, during and after games. I've played with a broken hand, a sprained ankle, a torn shoulder, a fractured tooth, a severed lip, and a knee the size of a softball. I don't miss 15 games because of a toe injury that everybody knows wasn't that serious in the first place. -Kobe Bryant

I didn't bring my headphones, I'd watched the two movies they had played and I was just like, 'Can we please find a donor that wants to give us a private jet? This is not Okay.' -Cat Osterman

The biggest thing is no matter what level I've played at, there is something I can bring to them. -Cat Osterman

I have mainly come from a theatre background, I did 'Oliver' here I played the Artful Dodger and I did 'The Sound of Music.' -Ben Nicholas

I want to be more than just some guy who played in a World Cup final. -Jonny Wilkinson

To say I have played through four World Cups, two Lions tours, 91 international games and a ridiculous number of injuries and other setbacks gives me an incredibly special feeling of fulfilment. I know myself well enough to know that I will never truly be satisfied. -Jonny Wilkinson

I used to hear about guys who played saying how difficult it is getting up in the morning, and now I'm experiencing it; those same effects. -Terrell Davis

I think Tahoe is one of the hidden gems in the country, and I've played a lot of golf around the country. You can't beat the smells and the clean air and just the way it makes you feel. -Trent Dilfer

At her birthday, my seven-year-old daughter will say that she wants these big cakes and certain expensive toys as presents, and I can't say no to her. It would just break my heart. But when I was little, for birthdays we just played outside and we were happy if we got any cake. -Goran Ivanisevic

I've played too many tennis hours. -Lindsay Davenport

I wish I could have won a lot more tournaments, but I got injured every time I played well. -Marat Safin

I played baseball in college but I didn't identify with the jocks, I was in my own little world . -Nicholas Brendon

Nobody actually played tennis in my family. -Novak Djokovic

I would love to have played in the '60s. Now that would have been fun. -Peyton Manning

When it comes down to it, I always played hard for my teammates and I played hard for my coaches no matter who it was, ownership. -Troy Brown

I certainly look at the modern guys and think they are a different species to when we played. They are fitter and their conditioning is extraordinary. -Will Carling

We have a secret project at Third Man where we want to have the first vinyl record played in outer space. We want to launch a balloon that carries a vinyl record player. -Jack White

If you want to put out a million CDs and sell them and get them played on the radio, and even videos, or whatever, if that still exists, that kind of muscle can only come from a label like Columbia. -Jack White

I was in a Montessori school. There was a drum circle with all the kids passing around a little bongo drum. I was the last person in the circle, and when it got to me I played 'Shave and a Haircut, Two Bits' – in front of all the parents. Blew the crowd away at five years old. -Jack White

I got on the scale and I weighed around 203. I'm only 5'7. I was about to turn 30, and I wasn't active anymore. So I started working with a nutritionist and a trainer. I played basketball twice a week. And soon it all just became a habit for me. I became addicted to something good for a change. -Jerry Ferrara

I went to school every day, like everyone else, and I played baseball for my high school team. I was a part of a lot of different activities outside of school. -Jesse McCartney

I feel so fortunate, so honored, to have played this game that I love for so long, with so many great players, and in front of so many wonderful fans. I fulfilled a childhood dream the first time I stepped on an NFL field, and the league did not let me down one time. -Drew Bledsoe

I played in the playoffs with teams that were known for flopping and you do not get respect. -Chris Webber

I've played a prostitute now three times. I don't know how it's come about that way. It's just a matter of me growing up. -Brittany Snow

I've always loved music, but I never really played anything. After 'Walk the Line' and learning to play guitar, and having that sense of performing, I think that certainly opened the door for me, for music. -Joaquin Phoenix

I had a really normal childhood except I acted. It was like, my brother played soccer, and I was on television sometimes. -Shiri Appleby

It's been too many years since I've played live as myself as opposed to in a fake band for a film. -Luke Treadaway

Instead of playing with army men or whatever, I played golf, like for hours every day. -Bubba Watson

I played saxophone and trumpet. Pretty nerdy. -Kesha

When I played, I received racial abuse but I was just one of a few black players and we weren't backed up by the authorities. -Ruud Gullit

I've put myself forward to be involved. Whether I get picked, we'll have to wait and see. Obviously everybody is excited about it, about the Olympics coming to London and the football being played in different parts of Britain. -Ryan Giggs

You'd never play Hamlet if you started worrying about who's played it before you. -Matthew Macfadyen

I played guitar in a band from when I was about 20 for three years. Then I sang a little. Then I started getting really busy as an actor and forgot about it. -Michael Imperioli

I've played some gangster roles, but that's obviously not me. When you're an Italian-American New York actor, it's just an easy way to get cast. -Michael Imperioli

I kind of realized I could sing, so I played around with that for a while. And that led me to acting in itself, which I came more passionate about by the age of 15. -Toni Collette

I could have probably gone on and still played the part of the guitar player of Limp Bizkit, but musically I was kind of bored. If I was to continue, it would have been about the money and not about the true music, and I don't want to lie to myself, or to them or to fans of Limp Bizkit. -Wes Borland

I played teen roles until high definition came out, and I could never understand it. I would go in for adult roles and be older than many of the people auditioning, but they'd cast the girl without a line on her face. -Selma Blair

I think the play on words for 'Punky' Brewster has definitely played itself out. -Jordana Brewster

My stepdad provided me with an amazing childhood. I played outside like a normal kid, I rode my bike, I walked to school, but the happiest times were when I was acting. -Demi Lovato

I played sports year around: basketball, soccer, softball and I ran track year around, from the time I was, like, six, seven. -Gabrielle Union

My game is really played above time. I don't say that like I'm saying I'm ahead of my time. I'm saying, like, if I'm on the court and I throw a pass, the ball that I've thrown will lead my teammate right where he needs to go, before he even knows that that's the right place to go to. -LeBron James

If you look at U.S. history through religious history, there is very much a motif that shows the importance religion has played in the U.S. We're a very religious country and it affects the way we look at various political issues. -Madeleine Albright

I wasn't a trained Mickey Mouse club performer. I played in jazz clubs and restaurants. -Norah Jones

Growing up with two sisters, you either play by yourself or play Barbie with them. I played by myself. -Ricky Williams

The things that are happening to me are unbelievable. I'm actually busier right now than when I played football. This is almost like I'm coming back out of retirement. It will be fun to see myself in the game. -Jerry Rice

I got to do something I never do, which is go to Starbucks and read 'The New York Times' until 7 a.m. I took my daughter to school on the East Side, which was a lot of fun. And I admit I played Call of Duty, one of those war video games. -Joe Scarborough

You know for years before the notion of sequels, actors were the franchise. John Wayne would rarely do sequels, but he kind of played the same guy with a different name in every movie. I have no problem with using actors as franchises. And that's what is fun to do. -Joel Silver

I still play that guitar. It's a Martin D-18 with a clear pick guard. I've played that guitar on and off my TV shows for nearly 50 years. -Andy Griffith

Good teams I played on… just the tone that they play with, the energy they play with, how they go about it. When you get it going the right way, you get everyone going in the same direction and it's a powerful thing. -Don Mattingly

On the playing side, a lot of guys I played under were pretty good managers. -Don Mattingly

I had played many gay characters before, but they were finite – guest characters in TV shows or characters in plays. -Eric McCormack

The characters I've played have been mostly violent, and I'm so far from being violent or aggressive. I spend a lot of time watching 'Fireman Sam' with my three-year-old son Louis. -Tom Hardy

I sort of always had an inkling towards some kind of an art form. I grew up in a very small town, and I just figure-skated. My dad played hockey and I was surrounded by sports, but it wasn't quite doing it for me. I wasn't totally fulfilled, and I did a lot of skating. -Rachel McAdams

I use filming as an excuse to take classes. I got my certification in sailing for 'Wedding Crashers,' and now I can handle a 26-foot boat. I played a seamstress once, so I took sewing classes. I love dipping into these other lives. -Rachel McAdams

What bothers me is our culture's obsession with nudity. It shouldn't be a big deal, but it is. I think this overemphasis with nudity makes actors nervous. There's the worry about seeing one's body dissected, misrepresented, played and replayed on the Internet. -Rachel McAdams

My mom played the recorder. But not having electricity, we had minimal exposure to music. As I got a little older, we had Walkmans and things that were battery-powered, but it would have been nice to be growing up in the iPod era. A tape only has six songs on a side. -Bode Miller

But Iran has gone far beyond what is necessary for a purely civilian programme. It has concealed several nuclear facilities from the International Atomic Energy Agency, played hide-and-seek with the international community, and rejected all offers of co-operation from the U.S., the EU, and others. -Anders Fogh Rasmussen

I think it is very ironic that most people think that the banjo is a southern white instrument. It came from Africa and even for the first years that white people played banjo they would put on blackface. -Bela Fleck

I played on teams with 24 guys pulling the rope one way and one guy pulling the other. I've seen how destructive it can be. I tell them, 'If 13 of you are insanely successful and one fails, we all lose.' -Curt Schilling

If the media didn't know I played chess, there'd be no angle on me at all. -Lennox Lewis

I played a lot of sports when I was a kid so I get in that ballgame mindset of being really, really respectful, but at same time saying to yourself, 'Don't back down a single inch, hang with these guys if you can.' If they throw it high and tight you have to stand in there, you can't take yourself out of that moment. -Michael Keaton

When the first record came out, I'd go down to radio stations pretty much every day to get the record played, and I would walk in and they'd tell us how much they loved the record, but they weren't sure how much they could play it because they were already playing a girl. -Pat Benatar

You know growing up in Sweden meant we had a lot of rain when we played tennis. We were taught on clay courts but because of the weather, we had to go indoors a lot. -Bjorn Borg

I've got to make some decisions just like any other player that has ever played this game, that eventually the clock stops, their basketball clock stops. -Alonzo Mourning

I can only guess that, for guys in their 30s and 40s who watched me play, they understood that the score never mattered and my paycheck never mattered (in relation) to how I played. I played with Little League enthusiasm and professional flair. That's what fans are really looking for. -Andy Van Slyke

I remember one of the first gigs I played with that amp was at a local church. They wanted someone to fill in with the guitar and my friend say, 'Ah, he can play.' And so I dragged the amplifier down and started playing and everybody started yelling 'turn it down!' -Angus Young

There was definitely a moment, a time after 'The Hand That Rocks the Cradle', when I did get offered a lot of women in jeopardy-type roles. But I couldn't do it, physically, I just couldn't. But now I know what I know, I wonder if I should have played the whole fame game a little more. -Annabella Sciorra

Well my dad was a pretty good player at one stage and my two older brothers played golf as well. So there were always golf clubs flying around the house. -Retief Goosen

I played a lot of other sports at school and just one day the golf bug bit me and I started playing serious golf from when I was ten years old. -Retief Goosen

You never had the opportunity to play with some of the great ballplayers, but being that close around them, and being in the same category, was a great feeling, to feel that vibe of all the best players who played the game. -Rickey Henderson

I've played so many moms, best friends, sisters and understanding people. -Rita Wilson

When I was a kid, if you didn't speak Irish, you really wanted to. And you played Gaelic games and you didn't pay any attention to what was happening in the outside world, because really, Ireland was the center of the universe. And I don't think that's the case anymore. Although, admittedly, it is the center of the universe. -Roddy Doyle

By virtue of some of the ways the game is played, in terms of message discipline, in terms of access for reporters, and especially in the way that sources and subjects, especially famous subjects, treat the media, almost by default there's more news that's falling into books. -Ron Suskind

As a matter of a fact, though, I've never actually played a video game where I've played as myself. -Ronnie Lott

If I was going to play offense, I'd love to play running back. In high school I played quarterback and wide receiver, but I wouldn't mind running over some folks. -Ronnie Lott

To me, it didn't matter where I played, I just wanted to play well. -Ronnie Lott

I think it's fun playing a part that lots of other people have played, in a way. -Rupert Everett

For someone who doesn't even like love stories, I've played an awful lot of lovers. -Shah Rukh Khan

I remember cleaning boots at Millwall on £250 a week and feeling like a millionaire. I'd made it then. At that time, if I never played for another club it wouldn't have bothered me too much because I'd made it with a football team in England. -Timothy F. Cahill

I've been acting since I was six. I actually played a boy when I was six in 'Tommy.' I played Tommy and they put a wig on me. They put up my hair and put this little boy wig on me and that was my first acting experience. Then I did some other professional theater. I did Shakespeare when I was older. -JoJo

When I was growing up in Mississippi – it was good Southern food… but I also grew up with a Greek family; when other kids were eating fried okra, we were eating steamed artichokes. So I think it played a big part in my healthy cooking. -Cat Cora

I played in Kent's triumphant Second XI Trophy final team last season, ironically against Hampshire 2nds at the Rose Bowl last September, finishing with 2-17 off six overs. -James Hibberd

We started very slow in America. It was small acoustic shows. We played places like Los Angeles, New York and Chicago and everywhere there has been a great reaction. It has been really lovely. They listen to the lyrics and the melody over there and the reaction has been fantastic. -Emeli Sande

This was a special week and a special victory for me. I played some great tennis. -Marin Cilic

My mom and dad played this music all the time when I was growing up, so to me songs by Jerry Lee and Fats Domino are the classics, they're the best songs ever. -Chris Isaak

I enjoyed the position I was in as a tennis player. I was to blame when I lost. I was to blame when I won. And I really like that, because I played soccer a lot too, and I couldn't stand it when I had to blame it on the goalkeeper. -Roger Federer

It was hard to work and work and work and not get your music played on the radio. -Shelby Lynne

I actually think that bass is probably the instrument that has evolved in a quantum leap compared to other instruments. It's the instrument that's evolved the most, especially with how it's perceived. And even how it's played, and how it's viewed from a point of view of commerce, like with the music industry. -Stanley Clarke

Fear of death has never played a large part in my consciousness – perhaps unimaginative of me. -A. N. Wilson

I played cops and robbers and pirates and all the rest when I was a kid, but I didn't want to grow up and be an actor and play cops and robbers and pirates. I wanted to grow up and be that, be cops and robbers and pirates. -James Spader

There are some things that are real, that you can see, that you can observe, like the moon, and grass and things. But for ideas to become real, they have to be played on your senses. -Jane Campion

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