Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Pretty Quotes from famous authors such as Noam Chomsky, Kat Dennings, Tiffany Haddish, Aaron Tveit, Gilbert Baker. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!
By curious accident of history and geography, the world’s major energy resources are located pretty much in Shiite regions. They’re a minority in the Middle East, but they happen to be where the oil is, right around the northern part of the Gulf.
I really am pretty boring. There’s no reason to take pictures of me.
I tried to join three gangs, and every single one gave me a different excuse, but it was pretty much along the lines of, ‘You’re too goofy. You’re too cute. You don’t fit in.’
People saw me as just a singer – yeah, a pretty face who could sing – and not more than that.
The rainbow flag is beautiful because it’s about love. The Confederate flag is ugly because it’s about hate. It’s pretty simple from the art level: beautiful versus ugly.
Being an actor, you can get spoilt a little bit: car services come and pick you up, you get put up in nice hotels, people fetch you coffee, and so on. It is wonderful, but you can get lost in that world pretty quickly and start believing that it is real life.
People are pretty because they’re nice, and they care about other people, and they have a good heart. That’s what makes you pretty, and I didn’t know that at one point in my life.
Working with kids can be tricky because they can be pretty unpredictable.
I’m pretty blessed when it comes to clear skin. I owe that to being Cape Verdian. My whole family has great skin. My grandfather is 80 but doesn’t look a day over 50. And we all love the sun, too, so blessed is an understatement!
Right now I’m pretty single… My career is my boyfriend.
For a highly motivated learner, it’s not like knowledge is secret and somehow the Internet made it not secret. It just made knowledge easy to find. If you’re a motivated enough learner, books are pretty good.
I wish I looked more like my mother, but I think I look like my father. I wish I had one of those naturally beautiful faces. Or a more quirky face. I’m right down the middle: not interesting enough, not pretty enough.
Mother liked beauty wherever she found it, and she found it in many different places, both in nature and in contemporary art. And that’s where they pretty much parted company. Father… anything that was abstract would to him automatically be not very good.
Once you believe in yourself, you can pretty much do whatever you want in my opinion, so that is the main thing.
After all those years as a woman hearing ‘not thin enough, not pretty enough, not smart enough, not this enough, not that enough,’ almost overnight I woke up one morning and thought, ‘I’m enough.’
I think it’s hard to describe my style in one sentence. It depends on how I’m feeling. Sometimes I’ll dress more street; other times, I’ll dress more classy. I have so many different ways that I can express myself, so my style is pretty versatile.
Being the guy that some kids look up to is pretty cool.
There’s nothing wrong with being pretty.
Pretty much any time I got a chance to do something cool, I tried to grab for it, and that’s where my solace comes from.
Puberty hit me pretty hard. All of a sudden, I woke up, and I had really curly hair.
I think I’m the kind of person who would be very difficult to employ – I’m pretty annoying, but driven.
In 1978, the first flag was organic everything. It did have eight colors: the six colors of the rainbow we see today plus hot pink and turquoise. But pretty quickly on I realized that I would never be able to satisfy the demand for them by hand-dying fabric and these colors.
Maybe I’m delusional but I’m usually funny. It’s not 100% but I have a pretty good batting average.
It’s funny: I kinda still float under the radar. I’m not tall like a New York Knick; I’m not a heavy, strong New York Giant or New York Jet. I blend in pretty well. A lot of people don’t recognize me too many places. More men recognize me than women.
Tablets generally have made it pretty obvious that magazines have a new lease on life.
We live in downtown Manhattan and we have pretty big windows that looked right at the World Trade Center. I was home along with Kai and we watched it all happen. I was holding him in my arms and we were looking out the window when the second plane hit.
I read pretty well in French and Spanish. I don’t want to read a book written in French or Spanish in translation.
We need to keep working and I am pretty sure the results will come.
I love live performance and have huge admiration for people who can really do it. It’s the same with music: I’ll play a record and think that I’m not really into country or ragga. But, if it’s live and the musicians are good, I’ll listen to pretty much anything.
Fashion is part of our culture, and it’s about more than just a pretty dress.
I just like cars, period. I can find something to like about pretty much any car. I’ve had as much fun whipping around Italy in a little Mini Cooper as I’ve had whipping through Miami in a Bentley GT.
I remember when MySpace came out. It did do something pretty incredible – which was unite people around the world with common interests and common tastes.
In my case, I give a lot to animal welfare because I think that’s pretty neglected in America.
I went to a nutritionist; my diet is pretty clean, but I wanted to get some more knowledge and understanding in some areas. My two favorite things, Clif Bars and lattes, she just destroyed in our first meeting. Coffee is fine, but soy is the most genetically modified food that we eat.
When people tell you you’re on the brink of death, you’ve got to dig pretty deep to get it together.
Life is a pretty awesome ride.
Probably the worst time in a person’s life is when they have to kill a family member because they are the devil. But otherwise it’s been a pretty good day.
You know, once you’ve stood up to cancer, everything else feels like a pretty easy fight.
Punk rock really influenced me, the basic metal bands, Zeppelin, Stones and Floyd, and Southern rock bands. I think I was pretty well-rounded.
I’m a pretty positive person, so a bad mood is quite a big deal.
People’s love of sweets and guilty feelings about overindulgence are pretty universal.
I wouldn’t be where I am right now, and have the right work ethic and discipline, if it weren’t for all the indie films I did. We weren’t pampered and were pretty much on our own.
The world’s pretty big. I have to see everything, do everything, eat everything. You’ll never be as young as you are right now, so while your legs still work, while you still have the breath in your lungs, go. At the end of our lives, we only regret the things we didn’t do.
The beauty of my journey is that it’s always been pretty unpredictable, so stay tuned.
I know my game pretty well, and that is the secret to success in most sports.
To come in and win three races already this year and maybe set a record by winning four is pretty unique. But guys like Mark Martin, Rusty Wallace and these guys are not wanting that to happen.
Although I’m only fourteen, I know quite well what I want. I know who is right and who is wrong. I have my opinions, my own ideas and principles, and although it may sound pretty mad from an adolescent, I feel more of a person than a child. I feel quite independent of anyone.
I tell you, if you’re in the front row of the parade and you stop walking, pretty soon you’re back in the tuba section. And if you want to lead the parade you’ve got to keep moving.
Nobody has a completely happy life, unless you’re completely imbecilic. Life is mostly pretty awful.
I’ve got a little arthritis that I have to deal with. I was 6 feet 7 when I started, and I’ve shrunk up a little bit. I’m probably 6-5 or so now. But up here at 82, I feel pretty good. I’m sticking in there.
You try to shut the criticism out, but it’s pretty hard to do. You see people on the street, friends, people that you know are in your corner, and they come and tell you how bad they feel, and that’s not the kind of conversation you want. I don’t want anyone to feel bad for me.
I feel I have to protect myself against things. So I’m pretty careful to lose most of them.
When I was in middle school, we had moved from Texas to Orange County. I didn’t fit in, and it was pretty lonely.
It is possible to have a pretty good life and career being a leech and a parasite in the media world, gadding about from TV studio to TV studio, writing inconsequential pieces and having a good time.
It’s not a pretty face, I grant you. But underneath its flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
It’s good to experience Hollywood in short bursts, I guess. Little snippets. I don’t think I can handle being here all the time, it’s pretty nutty.
I have led a pretty colorful life.
I bought the rights to this book, ‘The Ploughmen,’ by a Montana writer named Kim Zupan, and I’ve written the screenplay, and I really feel pretty strong about it. It’s really hauntingly beautiful. It’s got some suspense and great drama, but it’s a real character thing.
I was about half in love with her by the time we sat down. That’s the thing about girls. Every time they do something pretty… you fall half in love with them, and then you never know where the hell you are.
I got bullied in high school. A lot of girls were so mean to me because their boyfriends wanted to hang out with me and my girls, so they pretty much bullied me to the point where I was crying at night.
You can always tell when a man’s well informed. His views are pretty much like your own.
My cow is not pretty, but it is pretty to me.
When I see someone I think is cool, he’s a pretty well-adjusted individual. He’s not too affected one way or the other by what’s happening, no matter what’s going through his mind.
I don’t read enough books, so I guess I’m pretty shallow. I’m a lot into the physical. With me, first attraction is never intellectual.
I’m still pretty self-centered, greedy and angry.
At times I put in Meek Mill and listen to some R&B, some Merengue, Dominican music. I really listen to pretty much everything.
On weekends, I sit in a lounge chair on my balcony. I love to be outside when the weather’s right. I can stay there pretty much all day.
I like my feet. I have a tattoo on my foot with my last name. They’re dancer feet. They’re pretty. My toes are proportioned nicely. And they’re strong – I can pinch people with my toes.
I used to have a spider phobia, but I’m pretty fearless now.
Anyone who thinks that people can be fooled or pushed around has an inaccurate and pretty low estimate of people – and he won’t do very well in advertising.
I saw ‘The Shining’ in eighth grade. I watched it on VHS at a sleepover and was petrified, totally petrified. And I didn’t really start to digest the movie properly and understand it from a filmmaking perspective until I got older. But it pretty much defined what it meant to be scared of a movie for me.
We’ve definitely had our share of ups and downs as a group, and there were times we’ve faced some pretty big challenges, but we were able to get through these times, which allowed our bond to grow stronger.
Greece has been, in many ways, a partially dysfunctional society. For example, the wealthy barely pay taxes… to an extent, that’s true elsewhere, including the United States, but it’s been pretty extreme in Greece.
This is the way I look at sex scenes: I have basically been doing them for a living for years. Trying to seduce an audience is the basis of rock ‘n roll, and if I may say so, I’m pretty good at it.
Jon Stewart, Bill Maher, Stephen Colbert. Those are the guys I look at who are telling me pretty much the truth. And they throw humor into it which makes it much more interesting to listen to.
For a homosexual, he’s one of the nicest guys I ever met. And he’s good at what he does. You know, he’s got leadership ability, and if these people here would listen to him, he would take ’em a long way. But anyway, me and Richard got to be pretty good friends – not in a homosexual way, that’s for sure.
Maybe directors who are more interested in realism and naturalism come from cities, where they see things on their doorstep every day. But growing up as a kid in a very pretty but ever-so-slightly boring town, where not a great deal happened, encouraged me to be more escapist, more imaginative, and more of a daydreamer.
I am pretty honest about a lot of things that young girls question, like their body image.
Politics is dirty. Politics is exciting. Politics is often very, very difficult and disappointing. And I really would rather the world would be a little more like it was when my dad was young, where you knew pretty much where people stood on the great moral issues.
You are as old as you look. If you are fit and pretty at an X age, why won’t filmmakers want to cast you, whether you are married or not?
My family background is Mexican, and I was born in Chicago. It’s pretty much family tradition every time we get together for Christmas and major holidays to sing. Our family time is centered around the food and a little bit of performing for one another.
I’m pretty over swimming, guys.
Love Scars’ blew up pretty fast.
My definition of country music is really pretty simple. It’s when someone sings about their life and what they know, from an authentic place.
God’s been pretty good to me. He made me duck all those punches that were supposed to land.
Plays are a pretty big commitment. It takes a minimum of three months out of your life, really. And if you have family or kids, then at least during the rehearsal period for five or six weeks, you kind of say goodbye to everybody.
My legs are nice, my lips are shapely, and my breasts are pretty. They popped up when I was 11 and they weren’t small then. I was teased, but now those kids wish they had what I have!
No one ever told me I was pretty when I was a little girl. All little girls should be told they’re pretty, even if they aren’t.
Art is a critical component in a well-rounded education. Art is the level playing field – no matter how rich or poor, tall or short, pretty or ugly to the bone, if you can draw, you can find personal fulfillment and build self-confidence. Art is the highest achievement of mankind.
Juilliard definitely emphasizes the theater. They don’t train – at all really – for film acting. It’s mostly process-oriented, pretty much for the stage.
I’m a pretty nice dude. I have fun, and people take it the wrong way.
Changes… can only be effected by alterations in the original. The only thing not prerecorded in a prerecorded universe are the prerecordings themselves. The copies can only repeat themselves word for word. A virus is a copy. You can pretty it up, cut it up, scramble it – it will reassemble in the same form.
It’s not like I’ve ever been the popular pretty girl at school or anything. I was always such a weirdo.
I’m pretty sure my expectations are higher than the average person’s. It just sets standards.
There might be a lot of difference between Republicans and Democrats on key social issues like women’s rights and health care. But when it comes to taking corporate cash, they’re pretty much the same beast.
When asked to explain this space, I often ask people to forget pretty much everything you’ve heard about blockchains, crypto-currencies, and bitcoin, and instead dumb it down a lot and think about something no more complex or intimidating than good old-fashioned database technology.
I’m pretty unusual for an actress in Hollywood because I am totally unselfconscious about my body.
In New York I pretty much live in diners – I order French Fries, Diet Coke floats and lots of coffee.
I like to use my hands and make things… It might seem pretty stupid or pointless but that doesn’t matter… some of the most interesting work is the stuff that starts like that – out of a raw need for activity.
It’s pretty amazing to see something in your head and write it down, go out and shoot it, then see it on the big screen. It’s a pretty amazing feeling.
When you combine ignorance and leverage, you get some pretty interesting results.
When I see my picture in the papers, I imagine that people think I’m a lot more serious than I am. They probably think I’m pretty miserable.
I was not a good-lookin’ girl. I was extremely skinny. I wasn’t pretty. I wasn’t cool.
My mission is to make the world happy and cute and to love everyone. I think I’m doing a pretty good job.
A change of environment is pretty refreshing.
You may have heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. There’s another day you might want to know about: Giving Tuesday. The idea is pretty straightforward. On the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, shoppers take a break from their gift-buying and donate what they can to charity.
I think the sexiest thing on anybody is intelligence. I respect somebody who has a brain and wants to use it more than a pretty face and status.
I have been a huge fan of America, as I find their way of life there is pretty unique, and I have enjoyed a lot of good times over there.
My mom worked as a manager at a high-end fashion place, so she was always a pretty stylish woman.
Money will buy a pretty good dog, but it won’t buy the wag of his tail.
If you love your work, you’ll be out there every day trying to do it the best you possibly can, and pretty soon everybody around will catch the passion from you – like a fever.
An injured Zlatan is a pretty serious thing for any team.
I lost my accent pretty quickly, so everyone assumes I was born and raised in America. But I’m very much still in touch with my Filipino roots. That will never go away.
When you wake up each morning, you can choose to be happy or choose to be sad. Unless some terrible catastrophe has occurred the night before, it is pretty much up to you. Tomorrow morning, when the sun shines through your window, choose to make it a happy day.
To the extent that anyone anywhere does anything interesting, the question is: ‘Why isn’t Apple doing that; why is Apple behind in that?’ We aren’t the Everything Company. We take on a very small number of things that we do very well, and we find that pretty rewarding.
Being an anchor is not just a matter of sitting in front of a camera and looking pretty.
I’m a pretty calm person. That came from living in Italy for a long time. Nothing works, nothing is on time. You have to learn to deal with it.
Sex without love is a meaningless experience, but as far as meaningless experiences go its pretty damn good.
It’s pretty hard to be efficient without being obnoxious.
I have a whole area in my closet for displaying shoes. They are in rows. But nobody comes in my closet, so they are only on display for me. It’s pretty spectacular.
I like Copenhagen, just because my shows there have been really good for some reason. Not that I love the city itself, but every time I play there it feels amazing. Pretty nice people there.
Growing up in the Sacramento Valley in the ’70s, we were all pretty big into cars. Of course, I had to nerd out and be a fan of Bob Tullius’ Group 44 Jaguars instead of Corvettes/Camaros.
If you think scrawling your Twitter handle on a bus window with a Sharpie is a worthwhile way to gain followers, your social media strategy is headed in a pretty pathetic direction.
Time scoots along pretty fast when you grow up.
Californians are people who insist on growing their own vegetables, but they won’t dig up the pretty lawn, won’t plant anything for fear of getting dirty, and they use fragrant bath salts from The Body Shop instead of smelly compost.
I’m a very traditional person. The tattoos are about my grandmother dying and they tell the story about my mother and father, my brothers and my sister, my kids. It’s pretty much a family tree on my arm with my life in football too.
Tax cuts are like sex: When they are good, they are very, very good. And when they are bad, they are still pretty good.
I have a big problem with people who glamorize dumbness and demonize education and intellect. And I’m giving a pretty good description of Sarah Palin right now.
A lot of people have said I’d have probably done better in my career if I hadn’t looked so cheap and gaudy. But I dress to be comfortable for me, and you shouldn’t be blamed because you want to look pretty.
Before I had a double mastectomy, I was already pretty flat-chested, and I made so many jokes over the years about how small my chest was that I started to think that maybe my boobs overheard me… and were just like, ‘You know what? We’re sick of this. Let’s kill her.’
I get a fine warm feeling when I’m doing well, but that pleasure is pretty much negated by the pain of getting started each day. Let’s face it, writing is hell.
My life is not that glamorous. I actually live a pretty simple life, really. I just work. I don’t have time to do all these glamorous things. I just do my thing, just work.
It’s never really been my intention; I’ve never gone out of my way to be relatable to anyone. I just say what I want, and I’m pretty blunt about things.
Commerce is a core component of pretty much any successful society.
Wikipedia is kind of extreme, where a very, very small group of people contribute pretty much everything.
I dream pretty big, but truly had no idea my life could be this awesome. I am the luckiest girl in the world, without question!
Women wish to be loved without a why or a wherefore; not because they are pretty, or good, or well-bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves.
I have four Macs, four iPads, and two phones, and I upgrade them all to the newest build pretty much every day.
I taught myself how to play guitar – pretty badly, but I knew enough about music to start to figure it out.
I’m pretty sure that changing diapers of all sizes isn’t the kind of women’s work Betty Friedan had in mind, nor Linda Hirshman.
Don’t have sex man. It leads to kissing and pretty soon you have to start talking to them.
If Disney wants ideas for a princess, make her an independent woman, one who is not afraid to face the daily struggles of life, and refuses to wear expensive dresses. Because we all know life is messy, and those dresses are too pretty to get dirty.
Found out I’m actually a pretty good teacher.
I wish I was a prolific writing wondrous boy genius – I wish I was Stevie Wonder – but I wasn’t. I was me. I wrote terrible songs about girls I was head-over-heels about. As soon as a pretty girl looks at me, that’s it – I’m in love, and I should probably write a song about it!
‘Kiss Land’ is the story after ‘Trilogy’; it’s pretty much the second chapter of my life. The narrative takes place after my first flight; it’s very foreign, very Asian-inspired. When people ask me, ‘Why Japan?’ I simply tell them it’s the furthest I’ve ever been from home. It really is a different planet.
I’d much rather play the psycho than the pretty girl in hot pants.
Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute.
My father’s nephew was the blues musician, Lowell Fulson. Every time he came around, he had a pretty car, a beautiful woman and a slick sharkskin suit. Believe it or not, that’s how I decided I wanted to get into music.
It was a pretty wild ride. The race wasn’t bad, but qualifying would take your breath.
The Bible and several other self help or enlightenment books cite the Seven Deadly Sins. They are: pride, greed, lust, envy, wrath, sloth, and gluttony. That pretty much covers everything that we do, that is sinful… or fun for that matter.
I reckon domesticated cats have a pretty good life.
You hear a lot of drivers say they’ll quit when they’re not enjoying it. That’s pretty much what happened to me. It was a combination of things, but mostly it was losing that enthusiasm I always felt before.
Obviously you’d always be happy to have another tour on the side, earning extra money, but for most of the players I think we’re all pretty happy.
I would say things like ‘I am the greatest! I’m pretty! If you talk jive, you’ll drop in five! I float like a butterfly, sting like a bee! I’m pretty!’ When white people heard me talking like this, some said, ‘That black man talks too much. He’s bragging.’
We had terrible trouble finding a Buttercup because she had to be so beautiful. We had all kinds of pretty girls come in, but they weren’t this staggering thing.
My friends have said, ‘Wait, you’re pretty, and you sing? What do you mean you’re interested in science?’ I have to just hold my head and go, ‘Do you hear yourself?’ By no means should you ever limit yourself because of what others think or because of their perceptions of what someone looks like in a certain field.
I’ve pretty much given up on the orange. I really have. I just don’t even bother. It’s just either sour, or woody, or the skin’s too thick. It’s very nice when you come across the perfect orange, because it’s really a beautiful experience. But the stakes are too high.
I think my mother realized she had a somewhat unusual daughter pretty early on.
I love my friends, but I feel pretty autonomous.
I’ve learned how to use my spam filter pretty effectively.
I grew up with low self-esteem. I didn’t think I was very pretty. I had glasses, red hair and was generally quite a spod.
My dad is a chemical engineer, and my mom was a teacher. They were pretty serious about education, but I always thought about things a little bit differently.
I change my training probably every two months. The only thing that stays consistent is that I’ve become a pretty psychotic runner.
The point of theatre is transformation: to make an extraordinary event out of ordinary material right in front of an audience’s eyes. Where the germ of the idea came from is pretty much irrelevant. What matters to every theatre maker I know is speaking clearly to the audience ‘right now.’
I’ve always been pretty independent, no matter what situation: good, bad, ugly, happy, sad. I dig deep, and I get over it.
Then I realized that secrecy is actually to the detriment of my own peace of mind and self, and that I could still sustain my belief in privacy and be authentic and transparent at the same time. It was a pretty revelatory moment, and there’s been a liberating force that’s come from it.
In life, I’m pretty low-key and quite non-descript.
I’m a pretty tough guy, you know. I’m a pretty hard man. I’ve got a lot of compassion, but I don’t waste time with people.
In the middle order the game is a little more laid out for you, whether you are batting first or chasing down a score, so you are a bit more reactive to the situation in front of you. Opening up, it is pretty much a blank canvas and dependent on how you play.
I’m a pretty laid-back kind of person.
I am pretty tough as a boss.
I went through two pretty dark years being fed up with the system and frustrated with my own party after two disastrous elections in 2006 and 2008.
The story follows the whole family. But pretty much all the characters who are in jail have written a book about it, so you’ve got their perspective of it, however skewed they want you to see it.
I think it’s a pretty good day if I can get through it without lifting a finger.
I like Aurora, ‘Sleeping Beauty,’ because she’s just sleeping and looking pretty and waiting for boys to come kiss her. Sounds like a good life – lots of naps and cute boys fighting dragons to come kiss you.
I grew up speaking Spanish and English. My mother can speak Spanish, English, French and Italian, and she’s pretty good at faking Portuguese. I wish that I spoke more languages than I do.
I embrace old age. Look, I’m never going to dunk on LeBron James, and I’ve learned to accept that. I got a pretty good life, and I’m very fortunate, and I have my blessings.
It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can keep him from lynching me, and I think that’s pretty important.
I had a stick of CareFree gum, but it didn’t work. I felt pretty good while I was blowing that bubble, but as soon as the gum lost its flavor, I was back to pondering my mortality.
If you ask anyone in animation, how long they’ve been into animation, they’ll pretty much always tell you that it’s since they can remember, and I’m no exception. I’ve always just loved drawing and loved cartoons.
I tend to latch on to things pretty obsessively for awhile. I listened to Russian pop music exclusively for almost five years. It’s weird.
I’m keen on hiking. And in Monaco, I also like water skiing, wakeboarding, and jet-skiing, which are all pretty good for your arms, legs, and core stability.
My biggest beauty tip would be exfoliation, exfoliation, exfoliation! After a lifetime of almost no breakouts, I started having some pretty embarrassing ones and learned that if you don’t exfoliate, your skin has a hard time shedding the old skin and therefore clogs your pores and causes zits.
For one, the ‘countryness’ is pretty much in my blood. I’m from Georgia, down south. That voice just lives in me.
I had an amazing experience working with great people. I had a great family, a typical family with drama in certain areas, and that’s pretty much everywhere in everyone’s life.
I was born and raised in a small village, and I didn’t even think I was especially pretty.
In sixth grade I had a band called The Blueberry Waterfall. I had borrowed a guy’s Fender Jaguar and Boss Tone Fuzz, which you plugged straight into a Blackface Twin. It was a little power trio – we were actually pretty good for our age.
Making a pretty picture, an image, is a completely different thing from acting to camera.
I think he will probably come round in time, I mean to renew the subject pretty often.
I used to want to be tall, and then I thought, ‘If I were tall, then people would say I was pretty and not cute.’ And then I realized that there are worse things than being called cute.
Routines, or lack thereof, are a pretty good way to get to know someone.
One tradition I have with my friends is that when one of us gets married, we have a ton of fragrance oils and pretty bottles at the bachelorette party. Everyone puts a drop or two in a bottle for the bride and makes a wish, and the bride wears our creation on her wedding day.
Eitan Hersh wrote a book in 2015 called ‘Hacking the Electorate.’ It’s pretty much the best book I’ve seen on the use of data science in U.S. elections and what good evidence shows works and does not work.
To be yourself is truly a revolutionary act, and I think more and more people should try it, because it’s gotten me a pretty cool life.
It’s nice coming to Nashville, and we have four-bedroom house and a dog, and we go swimming a lot. We get down here and spread out a lot, and I miss my sweet tea and my cornbread and my good southern cooking – but I’m down here eating pretty for two weeks and I’m ready to go back to New York City.
Doing nothing would stress me out. So I am still pretty much active practicing judo with my friends, who are former judo athletes, to maintain our fitness as well as the friendships among us. In my spare time, I usually go jogging around the Gelora Bung Karno stadium or head to the gym.
I’ve been doing pranks my whole life, so I guess I’m pretty good at it.
I think I’m pretty smart. I think I’m pretty clever. But there’s a lot that you hone in on when you finish your education.
I don’t consider myself a very good talker or writer but a pretty good filmmaker.
Because, you know, resilience – if you think of it in terms of the Gold Rush, then you’d be pretty depressed right now because the last nugget of gold would be gone. But the good thing is, with innovation, there isn’t a last nugget. Every new thing creates two new questions and two new opportunities.
Ring of Honor always has a great general idea of what they think I need, and generally, we agree pretty quickly on what I want to do.
My parenting philosophy pretty much boils down to this: I love my kids; I tolerate yours. Mine just make common, age-appropriate mistakes – phases, let’s call them – while your kids are completely undisciplined and probably need counseling.
Web users ultimately want to get at data quickly and easily. They don’t care as much about attractive sites and pretty design.
Abroad, they have covered pretty much all subjects, explored every possibility, every twist. So similarities between ideas you have and those filmed abroad are quite possible.
I really haven’t had that exciting of a life. There are a lot of things I wish I would have done, instead of just sitting around and complaining about having a boring life. So I pretty much like to make it up. I’d rather tell a story about somebody else.
I’m pretty much all for poetry in public places – poetry on buses, poetry on subways, on billboards, on cereal boxes.
One of the things we did at PayPal was collaborative filtering and machine learning: looking at patterns of human behavior. We used it there to predict when people would try to cheat the system to get money. But you can predict pretty much any behavior with a certain amount of accuracy.
You’re always going to believe in yourself, and I have to thank God for that, but it’s pretty hard to believe that you can make it to the big leagues and that you can possibly get 200 hits three years in a row. I feel very proud.
At one point, I was in a place where it didn’t feel like it was going to happen, and I was feeling pretty down on myself. But I stuck to it, and now I have a hit comedy on my hands. You’ve got to keep plugging away at it. If you really believe in yourself, you can definitely make it happen.
I love my right-wing friends, my practical friends, my bleeding heart friends – without all of these viewpoints, life would be pretty boring.
I’m pretty lucky to work on both ‘CSI: NY’ and ‘Supernatural.’ Not bad gigs!
I’m a pretty agile guy, especially being taller and having done martial arts from about the age of 13, but parkour is one of those sports that I wish I’d discovered sooner. When my nephew first showed me, I thought, ‘Damn – I’m too old for this.’
You can’t just show the pretty parts’ when it comes to relationships. That’s not how the world works, that’s not how love works.
I’m pretty much an atheist, so I’d say this world is the only thing we got.
I enjoy going on hikes, and I enjoy the occasional yoga. The one thing I’m good at athletically – and I don’t know if I’m good at it anymore because I haven’t done this in a while – I can throw a pretty good spiral in football, but I have no idea how to play.
I am pretty happy with myself. I am not saying I am flawless, but I am content with the way I am.
Mornin’ ladies, my goodness don’t you look happy. Must be cuttin’ somebody up pretty good.
I’m pretty good at video games, but I’m the champ when it comes to pinball, and that’s just because it’s old-fashion like I am. I can’t get enough of pinball.
A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you’re talking about real money.
I think that veganism is a totally great choice with incredible benefits, but I don’t think it’s reasonable to expect other people to be vegan or to expect everybody to be vegan. You can proselytize all you want, but being vegan is a pretty intense choice for a lot of people.
I’m pretty sure that I was JFK in my past life.
I think there is a real misconception about Indian food being super spicy. And I know that’s because when you go into an Indian restaurant, it is pretty spicy. But it doesn’t have to be. In fact, my husband can’t handle a lot of heat. I’ve had to temper my cooking so that he can eat with me.
I’ve never lost perspective on who I am. Well, maybe briefly, but generally I’m pretty balanced.
We’ve done enough – and made enough mistakes – to pretty well know how to guide our careers ourselves.
My cinematic crush has been pretty much the same since I was 12: Kevin Costner.
I bark my voice out through a closed throat, pretty much. It’s more, perhaps, like a dog in some ways. It does have its limitations, but I’m learning different ways to keep it alive.
I have no interest in being known as a celebrity; ‘celebrity’ is a pretty disgusting word. It’s part of the brainwashing of the culture, part of the false idolatry of those that are only human, and I don’t want to participate in that.
Manners are especially the need of the plain. The pretty can get away with anything.
My body is quite tiny, but a lot of the emotions I feel are pretty explosive. They have to come out.
But I still serve pretty big and that’s one of my biggest weapons, so if my shoulder holds up and I can count on it, I can win a few matches and then you never know how the other guys are going to react to the fatigue and the length of the matches.
Growing up in the ghetto is pretty hard. It’s poverty; it’s frustration.
Shaquille and I kind of joke we were the Christopher Columbus of social media. We’re kind of out on a boat by ourselves going through these uncharted waters. But it’s become more understood, embraced and accepted, and now it’s pretty much expected by fans for athletes, leagues and teams to be there.
‘Roots’ was a massive responsibility because it is this foundational text in the States and it also resonates fairly strongly with pretty much any black community globally.
The richest people are those who have life arranged so they have food for the family and the rent or mortgage paid. After that, at least in my case, it can become a pretty boring existence if wealth is the only objective.
Let any pretty girl announce a divorce in Hollywood and the wolves come running. Fresh meat for the beast, and they are always hungry.
I was a good student, I was good at soccer, I was vice president of the student council, I was a pretty girl.
I pefer an ugly truth to a pretty lie. If someone is telling me the truth that is when I will give my heart.
At this point in my career, I don’t have to deal with audition rejections. So I get my rejection from other things. My children can make me feel rejected. They can humble you pretty quick.
Yeah, we pretty much had a form and a shape by that time – a style – and I think one of the advantages of not having any relationship to any other puppeteer was that it gave me a reason to put those together myself for the needs of television.
Life’s pretty good, and why wouldn’t it be? I’m a pirate, after all.
Pretty uniformly, people want the benefits of bitcoin and the blockchain – near-instant transfers, globally available on any Internet-connected device, highly secure, and nearly-free value transfers.
I think you have to be much more secure and much less angry to trust the simple. You’ve got to be in a pretty good place to trust those simple, obvious answers and, most important, to use them.
I think, whatever ideological coloration we think actually applies to Trump, we can be pretty confident that he sees the American state as a mechanism to make sure that people called Trump are rich forever.
Dubai’s a pretty powerful place.
Not being beautiful was the true blessing. Not being beautiful forced me to develop my inner resources. The pretty girl has a handicap to overcome.
I like joy; I want to be joyous; I want to have fun on the set; I want to wear beautiful clothes and look pretty. I want to smile, and I want to make people laugh. And that’s all I want. I like it. I like being happy. I want to make others happy.
I demand pretty aggressive goal setting and a commitment to measured progress towards those goals because I don’t like surprises. I don’t even like good surprises.
I think I’d be more relaxed as an older mum, although fundamentally life with a baby is pretty much the same whatever age you are. It’s nappies, crying, feeding.
‘Pretty Lady’ is the conversation piece where you just need to compliment your lady. If you are in a club setting, and you just been eyeing a beautiful woman, this song came from me trying to compliment women and them turning their face up at me.
Karl Marx was in favor of socialist and communist-socialist revolutions, but he had a pretty nuanced view about it.
Win pretty, win ugly, just win.
Know what’s weird? Day by day, nothing seems to change. But pretty soon, everything’s different.
My parents are pretty religious, devout, but did they force it on me? No, I don’t think so. I still think of myself as a Lutheran, just one who doesn’t go to church.
I’m pretty much a chocolate guy. I’m up for any type of chocolate. Any chocolate.
Cuisine Nouvelle was just a concept, and one which, crucially, the English managed to get wrong. I mean, if you run a restaurant, you’ve got to feed people, not make pretty little pictures on plates to make up for your lack of ability.
I eat small portions of crisps, sweets, chocolate, pizza, chicken, cake, doughnuts, ice cream, noodles and pop tarts all day long, so I get pretty upset when people accuse me of being anorexic.
I’ll speak for myself, but there’s a lot of humor to be found in sarcasm and darkness. You talk to any paramedic, they survive by developing a pretty off-kilter sense of humor.
I’ve been pretty lucky. Every single thing I’ve done has meant so much to me and has been like a stepping stone to something different.
If you are ever in doubt as to whether to kiss a pretty girl, always give her the benefit of the doubt.
I definitely have a dark side of me that can be pretty vicious… as we all do.
I’ll be honest: I naturally have a pretty good eyebrow shape. I always have. I would get made fun of when I was younger because they were so thick.
I like pasta; it’s pretty good. I’ll even substitute wheat pasta in there and make it more healthy.
I got the idea for ‘Throne of Glass’ when I was sixteen. Music always inspires my books, and when I was listening to the ‘Cinderella’ soundtrack, I thought, ‘What if Cinderella was actually an assassin who liked getting dressed up all pretty and going to the ball, but then she wouldn’t mind kicking butt?’
Some borrowers are pretty damn good at fraud.
The psychology of sport is so important. When you are standing at the crease, in front of a stadium full of people, it’s a pretty intense experience. So you need to have the psychological tools to control your mind and deliver your best performance.
I have a pretty fast metabolism, so I don’t really have to worry about getting pudgy. What I try to do when I’m working out is taking in a lot of heavy protein – clean chicken, clean meats.
Things like anatomy and drawing and design and color had pretty much been drop-kicked out of the curriculum in the ’70s, when I was studying art, in favor of abstraction and minimalism.
I love to eat everything and you pretty much can – a little piece of something fattening is not going to kill you. It’s when you eat the whole box that it’s going to kill you.
When it comes to relationships, I think I’m pretty experienced – you’d be surprised.
I play like I play. You hear it on ‘Celebration Day.’ It’s pretty good for a one-night shot.
I love essential oils – there’s one for every problem. It’s kind of like nature’s answers for what to put on your skin. I had acne when I was a teenager, and I did a pretty intense tea tree thing. You dilute it in a base oil, like carrot seed oil, which is good because it gives your face a little glow.
The entertainment industry is pretty nuts, and having had that experience outside of it and going to university has really made a big difference. It’s important to me to feel like I have my own life.
When you look at dividend returns on equities versus bond yields, to me it’s a pretty easy decision to be heavily in equities.
When I hit that Five-Star Frogsplash, I’m pretty confident that if I can crawl over in time, I’m going to get the three-count. So that’s kind of always in my back pocket; the fans always know it.
Sometimes I just think that there are more things to be said to make the audience understand what I’m trying to do more. When I’m singing, I don’t want you to just hear the melody. I want you to relive the story, because most of the songs have pretty good storytelling.
Without David Bowie, popular music as we know it pretty much wouldn’t exist.
I think connecting natural elements and musicology is probably pretty idiosyncratic of me, so it is hard to imagine anyone else going down that route.
Matt Weiner is very perceptive; there’s something about the rhythms and the way people speak that is very authentic to the actor. But there are qualities that are dissimilar. The characters on ‘Mad Men’ are struggling with pretty profound unhappiness, but I can tell you this is a happy bunch.
Deep down, I’m pretty superficial.
The trends that last and the trends that are relevant are the ones that make you look pretty.
People love pretty much the same things best. A writer looking for subjects inquires not after what he loves best, but after what he alone loves at all.
Cuz I was never pretty anyway and never cared anything about that.
I could never really imagine myself doing one thing, and I’m pretty sure that I’ll end up doing four or five different things. I want to be a Renaissance woman. I want to paint, and I want to write, and I want to act, and I want to just do everything.
This country-right-or-wrong business is getting a little out-of-date.. History is moving pretty quickly these days and the heroes and villains keep on changing parts.
Trends carry on forever, until they stop. I want to be around after things come to a standstill. As a result, I tend to be pretty conservative.
And I don’t know where I’m heading. I mean, I’ve got a pretty good idea of what I want in life.
Look, all administrations, all governments lie, all officials lie and nothing they say is to be believed. That’s a pretty good rule.
I’ve got fans and letters from Israel, France Germany, Sweden, London, Africa. They all saying pretty much the same thing, ‘Yo, we love you, we need you, put some more music out, please!’
My favorite thing about being famous… it’s not really as big of a deal as everybody says it is. Being on the road is tough, doing interviews, and all the stuff. It’s still pretty tough.
Let’s define listening as making meaning from sound. It’s a mental process, and it’s a process of extraction. We use some pretty cool techniques to do this. One of them is pattern recognition.
To be able to float and move around and, pretty much effortlessly, do whatever you want with your body in space is pretty amazing.
If my life had to be a song I would name it, ‘Live every day like its your best day ever’, because it pretty much is.
I’ve gotten pretty good at leaving characters on the set. I go home and try to relax and regroup and be ready for the next day.
I think in many ways that we autistic are the normal ones and the rest of the people are pretty strange. They keep saying that climate change is an existential threat and the most important issue of all. And yet they just carry on like before.
Young love is a flame; very pretty, often very hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. The love of the older and disciplined heart is as coals, deep-burning, unquenchable.
My dad was a football player – a soccer player – for Manchester United, and I loved playing football, but I also happened to be the guy in class who was pretty good at sight reading. My teacher gave me scripts, and I was very comfortable.
To be honest, I find going out pretty scary and intimidating. Got all those people checking you out, with only one purpose: hooking up. I’m quite the dork, I’d rather sit home and play Scrabble. But that doesn’t get you a girl, does it?
I grew up in a pretty religious house. My family was Roman Catholic, and I couldn’t wait to get away from that. But that doesn’t mean I’m not a spiritual person.
Ricky Washington is from a Baptist church in Miami, Florida, and he can pretty much sing anything. We just started working it up at soundcheck, and holy smokes, it’s just great! The audience gets to singing. So there’s that stuff to do – find some old obscure R&B stuff – because we can do it justice.
Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.
I never took any elocution lessons, no diction lessons. I might have been a pretty decent broadcaster if I had, but what you see, I’m afraid, is what you get.
I think I’ve always been pretty shameless about seeking out people much smarter and much more experienced than me from the very beginning.
Science moves with the spirit of an adventure characterized both by youthful arrogance and by the belief that the truth, once found, would be simple as well as pretty.
When a man is wrapped up in himself, he makes a pretty small package.
I didn’t have time for my children much. I wasn’t a very good parent; I had a pretty unhappy home life.
I think ‘No’ is a very powerful word in our business that is very hard to use early on in your career. But I also think I was pretty arrogant when I was younger… I used that word maybe too much, but it did help me with finding roles that I did like.
I feel good doing it. It’s not like guys are stripping me at half-court or I’m just losing the ball dribbling. I think I’m handling the ball pretty well, just trying to make good passes, man.
The last two years with the Eagles were pretty intense times. There was a lot of drinking and we were all getting high a lot. My parents were relieved when I got off the Eagles treadmill.
Growing up in Texas, I am a sunflower seeds and Dr. Pepper guy. If I have that, I’m pretty much good to go on any road trip, anywhere.
Home is pretty utopian.
When you write your first book aged 25 or so, you have 25 years of experience, albeit much of it juvenile experience. The second book comes after an extra year sitting in bookshops. Pretty soon, you begin to run on empty.
I feel the same way about Shondaland I feel about Africa and Greece. I feel pretty in both places. Men look at me like I’m a novelty, and women think I’m just cool. I feel absolutely at home immediately. I’m not altering myself to fit in. I’m walking in just as I am. And there are open arms stretched out to greet me.
I just wanna make more music, legit music as opposed to keeping the same constant thing. I wanna show growth in the music, pretty much.
The idea of writer as sage is pretty much dead today. I would certainly feel very uncomfortable in the role.
We have very pretty Dutch gardens, so called, in America, but their chief claim to being Dutch is that they are set with bulbs, and have Delft or other earthen pots or boxes for formal plants or shrubs.
Don’t tell a woman she’s pretty; tell her there’s no other woman like her, and all roads will open to you.
I have a pretty keen ethical compass.
We sat around and I fed them barbecue and whiskey. And pretty soon everyone started to compete with each other on the guitars. It seemed the more everyone drank and ate, the more everyone got into it.
It’s so logical and so simple. Fat is the backup fuel system. The role it plays in the body is that when there’s no carbohydrate around, fat will become the primary energy fuel. That’s pretty well known.
You can’t say I look like this person or sound like this person exactly because I made it my own. I’m pretty, pretty influenced by myself right now.
Maori get pigeonholed into the idea they’re spiritual and telling stories like ‘Whale Rider’ and ‘Once Were Warriors,’ quite serious stuff, but we’re pretty funny people, and we never really have had an opportunity to show that side of ourselves, the clumsy, nerdy side of ourselves, which is something I am.
All my kids were raised on computers: They were home-schooled on the Internet, so they’re pretty good at that stuff. And I’m proud of them, but I don’t really keep up with it.
Work hard. I got tenure a year early. Junior faculty members used to say to me: ‘Wow, what’s your secret?’ I said: ‘It’s pretty simple. Call me any Friday night in my office at 10 o’clock, and I’ll tell you.’
When I was a little kid I used to play with guys twice my age, so, I was the last one picked, so if I picked I knew that I had to get the ball to the scorer if I wanted to stay on the court, so that was pretty much my job.
There’s too many actors in LA. I mean, I’ll go out there from time to time, but I always find it pretty soul-destroying. I don’t drive, and the people kind of rub me the wrong way. It’s just not home. You know? It’s not New York. It’s not… my town.
My style has stayed pretty consistent over the years. I always wear what I like and what is appropriate for the occasion.
I worked in this bar called the Raincheck Room in the ’60s; it used to be over on Santa Monica Boulevard, and, y’know, it was a pretty hip place. Lots of actors hung out there.
I grew up with pretty much nothing – in the hood, the ghetto – whatever you want to call it.
I’ve reached a point in my life where it’s the little things that matter… I was always a rebel and probably could have got much farther had I changed my attitude. But when you think about it, I got pretty far without changing attitudes. I’m happier with that.
It’s embarrassing to quote Gandhi or something, but being the change you want to see in the world is pretty powerful.
Every single person, pretty much, is taught what they’re supposed to do: go to school, get a job, find someone to love, get married, have kids, raise the kids, and then die. Nobody questions that. What if you want to do something different?
Charm is the ability to make someone else think that both of you are pretty wonderful.
I think I have let ego get in the way sometimes – the pendulum swung pretty strongly. I was maybe a little overconfident at one point in my time, and then I went way the other way and thought I wasn’t capable of anything.
When you’re on stage, the real world just drops away for that time. It’s pretty intense.
Every person is so different and I don’t think there is an exact match for every person. If you meet someone and they have 20 of the 25 things you want in a person, then you’re pretty lucky.
It’s sad when girls think they don’t have anything going on except being pretty.
When I’m doing something I love, I can lose sleep. I can go and go and go and go. My work ethic is pretty intense. But when it comes to doing something that I don’t love every day, I’m not very good at it. That’s called work, and I don’t like work that much.
I am sorry, but recording an album is just hard work; tedious, repetitive, and not very fun at all. Mixing is a bit better, but still pretty boring.
I feel pretty good. My body actually looks like an old banana, but it’s fine.
A lot of us grow up and we grow out of the literal interpretation that we get when we’re children, but we bear the scars all our life. Whether they’re scars of beauty or scars of ugliness, it’s pretty much in the eye of the beholder.
I’ve pretty much always been in the limelight. A star in my own right.
Singapore is a pretty fantastic place, and the race is always a challenge.
I can score the basketball, but I think I can pass pretty well or I can make the correct pass. I’m not the type of guy who’s just going to throw the ball inbounds to a guy who’s wide open. I can make the right pass.
I’m pretty open, and when I do interviews, I end up blabbing.
I’d feel bad pretending my life was anything other than pretty good, so I do the role as well as I can and then I go home, have a cup of tea, see my family and friends, and appreciate what I’ve got.
When you’re climbing at high altitudes, life can get pretty miserable.
I’ve always had a propensity for getting the cursive down pretty well. What it evolved into was my pseudo-waitressing job when I was auditioning. I didn’t wait tables. I did calligraphy for the invitations for, like, Robin Thicke and Paula Patton’s wedding.
I pretty much only drink water, Tazo passion tea, or coffee with half and half, and it’s an ongoing joke in the office that I never have less than three glasses of water and some form of tea or coffee in front of me.
I have a feeling, one of those gut feelings, that I’ll make pretty good movies the rest of my life.
I’m a giraffe. I even walk like a giraffe with a long neck and legs. It’s a pretty dumb animal, mind you.
It’s important to me that I’m more than a pretty face or another person starring in movies. That’s great, but there’s so much more than can and should be done.
Just going to Africa is amazing; it all comes back to the motherland. It’s pretty much where everything started.
I was really heavy growing up, so it was never feeling like the pretty girl, never being popular.
Gucci! Paul Smith! I love it! You discover it’s not just names; that stuff looks pretty good once it’s on you.
As you get older you learn some balance and mediation in your life – that’s where I am right now. I feel pretty comfortable about things.
I’ve always felt that if you pay your bills and can take care of yourself without too much stress, then it’s a pretty damn good life.
In terms of working out, I’m in the gym, maximum, twice a week, but for a pretty intense period of time: two or two and a half hours nonstop. Most of the exercises are body weight. We’re talking pull-ups, chin-ups, decline rows, elevated push-ups.
Gaming is one of those things that’s pretty amazing because when you think about it, everybody wants to game; whether you’re a casual gamer, or you’re an enthusiast gamer, there’s a large market for us.
My brain is a pretty intense, wacky place, and that’s kind of where Miranda lives. But that’s why I like the rest of my life and my stuff to be more clean, white, and simple without a lot of clutter.
It’s a bit cliche, but you can’t go wrong by writing what you know. Even if you’re a horrible writer, your own knowledge and experience is unrivaled. Nobody knows what you know like you know what you know. The way you see things is pretty unique.
When you’re wearing a motorcycle helmet, people don’t know who you are. So I just wander around and, yeah, it’s pretty awesome.
I think, before ‘Watchmen,’ I was the guy from ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ who’s a pretty good guy, a pretty charming sweet guy, and so as an actor, I really wanted to do something as far from that as I could.
I’m pretty positive, optimistic, so I always expect the best.
When I was about 12, I had my first paying gig – 8 dollars to play rhythm guitar in a polka band. Pretty soon, I ended up playing in all the bars within driving distance of Abbott, Texas.
The American women are very pretty and have great simplicity of character, and the extreme neatness of their appearance is truly delightful: cleanliness is everywhere even more studiously attended to here than in England.
Pretty much my whole life, I’ve been a performer and have loved singing and writing songs in my room for my own ears.
It’s a pretty amazing feeling to know that something I posted on the Internet can impact so many people.
One of the big questions in the climate change debate: Are humans any smarter than frogs in a pot? If you put a frog in a pot and slowly turn up the heat, it won’t jump out. Instead, it will enjoy the nice warm bath until it is cooked to death. We humans seem to be doing pretty much the same thing.
There are probably a few library fines I haven’t paid yet, but I’m a pretty clean-cut guy overall.
I turned popular music on the radio, and I never listened to it again after that, in about 1985. That’s when I switched over to classical music, and I pretty much stayed with that since then.
Did you ever spell a word so bad that your spell check has absolutely no clue what you’re trying to spell? What do you end up getting, you end up getting, like, a question mark. You got a million dollars of technology just looking back at you like, ‘You got me, buddy. Which is pretty amazing because I have all the words.’
I watched pretty much every coming out video on YouTube that has ever been posted; I watched it in between 14 and a half and 15. Those coming out videos, and those people on YouTube, those brave, brave, brave people on YouTube, without them, I don’t know where I’d be.
The smug complacency of technology adverts disguises a pretty mixed picture, with too many people not connected, too many passive users of technologies designed for interactive, and far too much talk about empowerment but far too little action to make it happen.
I think, thinking back earlier in my career, if I would have been told that I would be starting an All-Star Game at age 34, I’d be pretty happy about that.
I think I’ve been doing pretty well with showing people what I really can do.
If you’re presenting yourself with confidence, you can pull off pretty much anything.
I’m proud of myself. I could break and go get all this plastic surgery and get my nose fixed and get lipo or do whatever, but I haven’t chosen to do that because I know I’m a great person. I’m pretty damn hot, if you ask me.
I don’t care what I look like; it’s how people think of me. And I do care how people think of me. I want people to say, ‘Oh, she’s nice,’ rather than, ‘Oh, she’s so pretty.’
I was a pretty straight kid when I was 15 – there was no drunk or drugs.
Being a vegan is pretty easy these days, as almost every town and city has health food stores and vegetarian-friendly restaurants.
Just take terrorism, for example. We have a team of more than 200 people working on counterterrorism. I mean, that’s pretty intense. That’s not like what people think about what Facebook is.
I play football once or twice a week. I eat pretty healthy. I’m in fairly good shape most of the time.
I dream of working with iconic directors such as Tim Burton, Baz Luhrmann, Terry Gilliam and Wes Anderson – so I’m setting my sights pretty high! My perfect role would be in a fairy-tale period piece, and I’m quite upset all the Harry Potter movies have been made as I’d love to have been in those.
The question for America is pretty simple: either we want a bunch of bureaucrats in Washington telling us what we can’t do, or we empower American innovators to unlock things that we can do.
I ate some pretty funky, authentic Chinese food in Hong Kong. There was an egg from some bird that’s not a chicken. I can’t remember what it was, but it was green and brown and not very tasty.
We live in a world where equality is pretty important.
I hate the natural sound of the trumpet, but I think I’m naturally set up to be a trumpet player. I know that sounds weird. But pretty much anytime I play a note, I’m uncomfortable in a general sense.
Every day of my adult life, I have worn at least one piece of jewelry from my maternal grandmother’s collection, all of which were manufactured by famed Danish silversmith Georg Jensen. To the naked eye, I am either a Jensen loyalist or a grandmother loyalist. Really I am just a Pretty Things loyalist.
I was often told that I wasn’t a thing. ‘She’s not pretty enough. She’s not tall enough. She’s not thin enough. She’s not fat enough.’ I thought, ‘O.K., someday you’re going to be looking for someone not, not, not, not, and there I’ll be.’
You know, I’m a pretty mellow guy. I’m pretty easy-going. I see everyone’s perspective.
Some people say I’m not a very pretty woman, but I’m a very beautiful woman inside.
I had a pretty sexual imagination for a kid.
It would take six months to get to Mars if you go there slowly, with optimal energy cost. Then it would take eighteen months for the planets to realign. Then it would take six months to get back, though I can see getting the travel time down to three months pretty quickly if America has the will.
The aging process is totally minimizing. Life in general is pretty minimizing because you have a lot of big ideas, and you have to battle the mistaken delusions and instability that come with youth.
My interpretation of the word ‘ugly’… I like ugly beauty. That can happen. In France, we have phrase ‘jolie laide.’ We like certain women who are not pretty or cute – it’s the opposite in France of pretty. It’s more strange and interesting.
I’m a pretty strong person.
Take any person, put them in the wrong environment, and they can get off to some pretty bad things. Warren Buffett has said that he would not like to get into debt because he doesn’t want to discover what behavior he’s capable of.
It would appear that we have reached the limits of what it is possible to achieve with computer technology, although one should be careful with such statements, as they tend to sound pretty silly in 5 years.
My life may be a pretty crazy life at times, but it’s a very privileged one – being able to earn a good living doing what you love. Not many people have such an opportunity.
People with HIV and AIDS are nothing to be afraid of. They are people just like every single one of us, and each has a story to tell. These people should be helped, embraced, and not dismissed. We need to open our hearts and our minds to them, and we just may learn we’re pretty much all the same.
My big thing is to make sure the lipsticks taste good when you kiss. And, well, so far they taste pretty darn good.
It wasn’t that the teachers were bad. From what I can remember, they were pretty good. It was about the selection of books. It was about not seeing my young life reflected back to me: my family dynamics, the noise and complexities of my neighborhood, the things I loved, like ice cream trucks and Kool-Aid.
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.
I went to an all-girls’ Catholic school for, like, six years during the time when kids actually had handwriting class. I’ve always had a propensity for getting the cursive down pretty well.
People will forget me pretty quick.
Life is pretty simple: You do some stuff. Most fails. Some works. You do more of what works. If it works big, others quickly copy it. Then you do something else. The trick is the doing something else.
My memory’s pretty much gone.
I feel that if Jacques Pepin shows you how to make an omelet, the matter is pretty much settled. That’s God talking.
I try to stay on a pretty normal schedule of nine-to-five.
When you lose for the All Blacks it’s not a nice feeling. Expectations on us are pretty high. We have high standards and we know if we’ve let ourselves or let the jersey down.
I’m often accused of saying some pretty rotten things about my mother-in-law. But quite honestly, she’s only got one major fault – it’s called breathing.
Basically my whole life revolves around soccer. I don’t take many vacations. Everything just gets put on the back burner because of my training. I miss out on a lot of weddings and family functions. But at the end of the day, I’m sitting here as a world champion, and it feels pretty good.
Two of my sons are themselves filmmakers, and we can’t afford them nor they us. They work in the real world and earn money and are pretty good at it.
It fails everybody, pretty much, the American Dream, but people are driven by it. I don’t think we’re driven by the same sense of hope in Europe. We’re driven by pessimism more.
It’s a pretty crazy adrenaline rush because I feel like every run is different. You can never really expect anything. It’s like a new adventure every time you drop into the pipe.
I like starting. It’s pretty cool.
I train five days a week hard – but it is short and sharp – 30 to 40 minutes of functional and pretty dynamic body-strength circuits, then I do a good yoga session on the sixth day, then I rest.
We get to wear a lot of pretty and fancy clothes for our performances and videos, so in my daily life, I like to be really comfortable.
I was born deaf. I was raised in a hearing world and in a deaf world at the same time. I can’t say that I like one better than I like the other. I like them both. I speak pretty well; I gesture. If I don’t understand something, you know, pen and paper, texting. I use it all.
I am super-proud to have a sort of famous character in my background that if you’re a certain age, he was probably a part of your youth. I think that’s pretty cool.
I had a pretty modest upbringing; it was no pleasure cruise. I don’t think I would be as happy today if I hadn’t been through that. It was tough; I made some bad choices myself.
I have people who love me and people that I love and a man that I love. So in that sense, I feel that I’m pretty well rounded.
I wrote a lot of stuff quickly: pages and pages of notes that seemed pretty incoherent at first. Most of it was taken from the radio because -suddenly being a parent- I’d be confronted by the radio giving a news report every hour of the day.
I’m pretty self-aware, and I am an embarrassingly flawed human being in a ton of ways.
I had no intention of being an actor. I was quite good at it. I was pretty capable at other things but never any good at anything.
For whatever reason, I’m pretty good with pressure. I kinda just flip it over and think of it as positive.
My childhood was limited to mostly gospel music. We didn’t have, like, a lot of records in our house, you know. It was like my grandparents who raised me. They were pretty old-fashioned in their religious ways, so it was like church, church, church, school, school, school.
In the barber shop you start playing checkers, and eventually you want to learn how to play chess. The pieces look a little more interesting. You’re doing more things. I’m pretty good at it.
When I am behind and I am looking ahead and there is that line in front of you, of that guy, of winning and losing, then I really hang it out there and take big risks to make the speed up, and then I’m pretty good at passing.
I should remember more, and I have a pretty good memory.
I don’t know why we are here, but I’m pretty sure that it is not in order to enjoy ourselves.
I guess I’m pretty much of a lone wolf. I don’t say I don’t like people at all, but, to tell you the truth, I only like it then if I have a chance to look deep into their hearts and their minds.
There is less pressure as a character actor. It generally means that you will be acting for all of your life, which is my intention. It is not my intention to just be a rich and famous person, that would be pretty boring.
I’m pretty normal, you know?
There’d never been a more advantageous time to be a criminal in America than during the 13 years of Prohibition. At a stroke, the American government closed down the fifth largest industry in the United States – alcohol production – and just handed it to criminals – a pretty remarkable thing to do.
There are many pretty people, and many are prettier than me.
We picked the Red Sox because they lose. If you root for something that loses for 86 years, you’re a pretty good fan. You don’t have to win everything to be a fan of something.
If you are paying attention, then the day is going to be pretty joyful, and a lot of delight will fill it.
God forbid you be an ugly girl, ‘course too pretty is also your doom, ’cause everyone harbors a secret hatred for the prettiest girl in the room.
I don’t think Hollywood was trying to do anything with me. In fact, they lost interest pretty quick.
It was a terrible blow that was dealt when I was fired from ‘Saturday Night Live’, but I have to say that a few doors opened right away. Movie roles started to roll in, and pretty soon, I was over it.
I skipped kindergarten because I was reading at a pretty high level. That’s a weird and cocky thing to say, but I was real sharp, and I knew that early on.
The evidence is pretty strong: if you have access to family planning and birth control, the abortion rate is going to go down.
My mum and dad are pretty amazing chefs and they spent most of my childhood cooking really extravagant things for my sister and me.
I like children; I like ’em, and I respect ’em. Pretty much all the honest truth-telling there is in the world is done by them.
The kind of fishing that I do is pretty much bass, trout or freshwater fishing.
Say there’s a white kid who lives in a nice home, goes to an all-white school, and is pretty much having everything handed to him on a platter – for him to pick up a rap tape is incredible to me, because what that’s saying is that he’s living a fantasy life of rebellion.
I’m more than a fighter and not just a pretty face.
When you think about it, we’re strapping strange planks of wood to our feet and launching off of giant snow walls. It’s pretty intense.
I think a lot of stuff like people’s emails getting hacked or that an email you sent is stored on a hard drive somewhere, that kind of stuff worries me a little bit. It’s a weird thought that someone else could get into my information that easily. That stuff’s pretty scary.
You should see my stepdad’s face when he’s lifting something. It’s the scariest thing I’ve ever seen! So you can’t expect, just because I’m a potentially pretty person, that I won’t allow myself to try out emotional states that might make me look ugly to some people.
I’m not just a pretty face.
The trouble with organizing a thing is that pretty soon folks get to paying more attention to the organization than to what they’re organized for.
I think I’m pretty average. Typical.
Since 1869, baseball has been doing pretty well.
I think I can be pretty focused, but as I say, it was more wanting to be the good student, seeing myself as a good student, and also, my parents had expectations. They wouldn’t have cared if I got a B or a C or even a D.
I like to think I’m a pretty good friend. I love having a good time, and I enjoy being able to share those good times with others.
Yeah, we shot ourselves in the foot right out of the gate. The guy who ran it at first misled pretty much everybody about how much capital we had. He said we had enough to go three years without making money, and we had enough to go three weeks.
I pretty much borrow my entire beauty regime from my mom.
If people are prepared to eat locally and seasonally, then they probably do pretty well in terms of environmental impact.
Life goes on pretty much the same way. I’ve been working on a couple of films on the side. You may see some more. You may even see another television show.
My first phone was two tin cans tied together with string, and it worked pretty good.
You’re in pretty good shape for the shape you are in.
I pitch Mint to everyone from investors to engineers, young and old, and I do it pretty much the same way: Here’s the problem in the market place, here’s how we solve it, and here’s how we make money.
I’ll be the first one to admit my first couple of years I was pretty hard on the refs.
Nothing is more pleasant than to see a pretty woman, her napkin well placed under her arms, one of her hands on the table, while the other carries to her mouth, the choice piece so elegantly carved.
There are definitely people who disagree with certain creative decisions you make. Pleasing everyone is pretty hard.
I was the seventh child in a family of eight siblings. We lost our father very young, and my mother had pretty much single-handedly brought us up.
I started in junior high doing the splits and flips and that kind of stuff. It was kind of the acceptable thing to do. But I had two older brothers, so I was a tomboy. I was the cute tomboy who could put on the skirt but then go tackle you or something. I was a little rough around the edges for a pretty woman!
With the Supremes I made so much money so fast all I wanted to do was buy clothes and pretty things. Now I’m comfortable with money and it’s comfortable with me.
I always had trouble being proud of how they were using me in WCW. It was hard for me to be interested in what they were doing, and what they were doing with me was pretty pathetic.
I’m mostly a mess, and I hide it pretty well a lot of time.
I’ve enjoyed many camping holidays with my sister and her children, but we’re pretty posh campers.
The world is pretty messed up.
Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good, too.
You’re only as old as you feel, and I feel pretty young. I’ve got one gear, and till it gets reversed, I’m going all out.
It means a lot to you, to be out there. The highs are pretty high, and the lows are pretty low. You know, it’s easy to feel like you let the team down. I mean, at the end of the day we still got to figure out a way to get through the tie.
I broke pretty much every rule of classic game design and tried to invent new ones.
I’m pretty open. I like doing different things.
The metaphor I’ve used is… somebody’s going to push my family off a cliff pretty soon, and I won’t be there to catch them. And that breaks my heart. But I have some time to sew some nets to cushion the fall. So, I can curl up in a ball and cry, or I can get to work on the nets.
Food makes travel so exceptional, because you get to taste what it’s actually supposed to taste like. To eat the real Pad Thai or finally have a proper curry is something pretty amazing.
Information’s pretty thin stuff unless mixed with experience.
Kissing someone is pretty intimate, actually very intimate, and your heart always kind of skips a beat before you do that.
Prior to going to college, I had a pretty strong accent, and that was one of the things I had to work on a lot. I went to North Carolina School of the Arts; my speech teacher… that was one of the things we really had to work on over the years, and thankfully I think it finally worked.
Music is how I unwind. I love going to see bands or DJs at a festival or a dive bar. My taste is pretty diverse.
As with real families, my fictional family on ‘Life Goes On’ had its ups and downs, and as part of the fictional downers, the actors were often called to cry on cue. This absolutely terrified me, because I was a pretty happy kid who didn’t have much to cry about.
Always expect the unexpected. Right around Thanksgiving, when the new Alex Cross will be out. It’s called Four Blind Mice and it’s a pretty amazing story about several murders inside the military.
It’s funny how all of this has worked out – I wasn’t popular in high school, but now every drunken guy in the United States wants to be my pal. They all want to buy me a shot, and pretty soon I’m throwing up.
I write a lot, and very often I write a couple of lines that are particularly revealing in some kind of way. And then as a few more lines get added and a piece gets added, eventually the song pretty much takes over and you can’t really find a way to change those things.
And the first rude sketch that the world had seen was joy to his mighty heart, till the Devil whispered behind the leaves ‘It’s pretty, but is it Art?’
My father grew up in Levittown, L.I., in the first tract housing built for G.I.’s. His dad had stormed the beaches of Omaha and died when my father was very young. My dad had to raise himself, pretty much.
Life is really pretty tricky, and there’s a lot of loss, and the longer you stay alive, the more people you lose whom you actually couldn’t live without.
I’m not someone who frequents the gym, pretty much ever.
I can come off as pretty arrogant, but it’s because I know I’m right. I’m very, very good at writing protocols. I’ve accomplished more working on my own than I ever did as part of a team.
When Prince Andrew tired of romancing a pretty dancer and turned his attentions to Koo Stark, he instructed the Buckingham Palace switchboard not to put her through when she rang.
I wanted to be a serious actress rather than a pretty face.
I go to the pub, hang out with my family – that’s pretty much it. I also do a lot of sports when I get the chance. I’m actually a pretty mellow guy.
John Hurt was pretty bad. I know it’s pretty terrible to besmirch the memory of a dead man, but he was really rude to me.
I guess I was just always one of those guys who asked those fundamental questions: ‘Who am I? What’s this for? Why? What does this mean? Is this real?’ All these pretty basic questions. I like making movies about people who are self-conscious in that way, and are trying to feel their way through the world.
I’m a great bum, and I’m a pretty good director.
I am finicky about making sure my sneakers are pretty tight. It is almost like a superstition for me.
I was a pretty good fighter. But it was the writers who made me great.
I really don’t like getting dressed up. It’s a lot more comfortable to be in some type of T-shirt or dry-fit shirt and shorts. That’s pretty much my typical attire.
I kept these games pretty intimate. You know, with this much money on the table, with this much risk, you wanted to make people feel safe. They don’t want to feel like they’re part of a spectator’s sport – well, the winners do, but the losers do not.
I’m pretty much an isolated person. I’d rather stay home and play video games.
What’s my status? I’m just a guy from Saginaw, Michigan, trying to make it. But you know, pretty nice crib.
My parents told me I’d point to a bed of flowers and say ‘Pink. Pretty,’ before I knew any other words.
You can be a pretty face, but if you’re not a nice person, it just doesn’t work. I’m not traditionally a beauty, but apparently people think I’m all right. If you’re a nice person, it definitely helps.
I honestly don’t read that much. Obviously I read chess books – in terms of favorites, Kasparov’s ‘My Great Predecessors’ is pretty good.
Going to a pub when you’re not drinking is pretty boring.
If you stare at a wall from four in the morning till nine at night, and you do that for a week, you are getting pretty close to nothingness.
‘Pyrapshere’ began as a sketch for a variety show I produced called ‘A Pretty Good Show.’ My partner, Andersen Gabrych, and I expanded it into a full-fledged faux-religion, including a list of 21 tenets, sacred symbols, testimonials, and even a clothing line. Many people believed it was a real thing and wanted to join.
I was a pretty insecure kid, didn’t have a lot of friends, and was picked on a lot, and music gave me confidence.
I want to keep Flume kind of experimental, weird, melodic, pretty.
I’m a folk singer-songwriter. I am pretty poppy though.
My faith isn’t very churchy, it’s a pretty personal, intimate thing and has been a huge source of strength in moments of life and death.
Horror film fans are pretty starved for quality. If you do something thoughtful or if you make something good, they’re so thankful for it.
Being myself has worked out pretty well for me I think.
In our business, things look like a failure until they’re not. It’s pretty binary transitions.
I think most fans of movies that have withstood the test of time don’t like for them to be tinkered with. I think that’s a pretty general consensus. You like to remember what you started with.
People think your success is just a matter of having a pretty face. But it’s easy to be chewed up and spat out. You’ve got to stay ahead of the game to be able to stay in it.
Wouldn’t it be exciting if all women just went on strike? Just a woman’s strike. Everything would fall apart pretty quickly then, wouldn’t it?
Competing in my first Olympics in the country where my parents came from is pretty insane. I’m feeling nothing but excitement.
Your surroundings may change but your essence and your personality pretty much stay the same.
I speak three languages. I’m pretty handsome myself.
Look, even bad years are pretty good years I think.
I was always pretty interested in my history. Not just the history of the Caribbean, the history of my people, but all walks of life.
My mum gave me pretty good genes in that department. She had gorgeous skin. That good English complexion. She never seemed to have a blemish that I knew of.
Now they show you how detergents take out bloodstains, a pretty violent image there. I think if you’ve got a T-shirt with a bloodstain all over it, maybe laundry isn’t your biggest problem. Maybe you should get rid of the body before you do the wash.
The conquest of the earth, which mostly means the taking it away from those who have a different complexion or slightly flatter noses than ourselves, is not a pretty thing when you look into it too much.
I’m Egyptian, and my parents stupidly decided to move us down to South Carolina when I was five, which was pretty brutal.
For me, I like to be a little bit tomboy but still look like a lady. Pretty tough. Or really, really, really pretty.
I’ve worked really hard to bring something more to ‘pretty girl’ roles over the years. I consider it a challenge.
I have to admit I’ve found myself doing the same things that a lot of other rock stars do or are forced to do. Which is not being able to respond to mail, not being able to keep up on current music, and I’m pretty much locked away a lot. The outside world is pretty foreign to me.
Things are pretty good in Canada. We weathered the recession fairly well. And, of course, were up here up living here, we’re watching American news and we’re constantly saying, wow, it’s not as bad as it is in the United States.
Trying to do business without advertising is like winking at a pretty girl through a pair of green goggles. You may know what you are doing, but no one else does.
I realized early on that I was pretty good at organizing. A lot of it was about control. While my friends were out getting hammered at concerts, I was making money. I am a control freak.
If I can make myself laugh about something that I should be crying about, that’s pretty good.
I’m lucky. I’ve got pretty good genes.
We had a severely autistic kid in my class, and I was always picked last in gym class, even after him. Naturally, that made me feel pretty bad as an eight-year-old.