Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Sat Quotes from famous authors such as Gene Fowler, Stephen Breyer, Jimmy Somerville, Sue Grafton, Robert Fisk. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!
I will be brief. Not nearly so brief as Salvador Dali, who gave the world’s shortest speech. He said I will be so brief I have already finished, and he sat down.
And in that confirmation process, I sat for 17 hours in front of a senate judiciary committee.
I’ve always been making music, but I sort of went under the radar. I kind of disappeared… I was never really that comfortable with the music industry. I loved the idea of being able to express myself creatively – but the rest of it never really sat well with me.
At that point, I sat down and made an alphabetical list of all the crime related words I could think of. So here I am now, nearly half-way through, probably tied up until the year 2015 or SO.
I’m not sure whether I’ve been happy. After my last book tour, I sat on my balcony with a cup of tea. I thought: ‘You can’t rewind the movie. I’ve spent more than half my life in the Middle East. There have been great moments of horror and depression and loneliness.’
Back in the old days, when I was a child, we sat around the family table at dinner time and exchanged our daily experiences. It wasn’t very organized, but everyone was recognized and all the news that had to be told was told by each family member. We listened to each other and the interest was not put on; it was real.
When I was energy and climate change secretary I sat around a cabinet table with Gove, and he couldn’t help playing to the Tory climate-sceptic audience. As education secretary, he tried to ban climate change from the geography curriculum. After an angry exchange of letters with me, he eventually backed down.
I sat in on some songwriting classes, and it was really bloody hard, a lot of music theory. I’d be sitting there, and they’d be talking all this music theory, and the teacher would say, ‘Let’s ask our guest Jimmy what he thinks,’ and I’d be sitting there thinking, ‘Please don’t ask me, please don’t ask me.’
I’ve never sat down and thought about the difference between plot and theme. To me, that’s never been important.
Ravi Shankar was an incredible teacher. I sat on stage with Robby Krieger and studied at his school of Indian music here in L.A., so at Royce Hall we were sitting next to him watching his hands bleed while he got possessed. This is the highest level you can get.
When I was a kid, we sat around the house. If I got bored, I’d have to figure out something to do.
I don’t consider myself to be incredibly confident, or really lacking in confidence. When you’re on Jonathan Ross’ or Graham Norton’s show, inevitably there’s something to sell. And there’s a live audience; you’re sat between Cameron Diaz and Tinie Tempah – I don’t really see it as ‘me.’ It would be odd if it was.
Basically, when I went to school in Sri Lanka from age five onward, the classes there were sometimes sorted into a hierarchy of your skin tone. So the fairer-skinned kids sat at the front row, and the darker-skinned kids sat at the back by the poor ones who played out in the street all day long.
I’ll never forget when we won that game my rookie year versus Kansas City. We won one game, we were 1-10, and to sit there and watch everybody celebrate, there’s nothing like it. I just sat there and enjoyed it.
I’m so privileged to sit where Diane Sawyer and Peter Jennings sat.
I have never sat in a Metro in Delhi and Mumbai, but one day I would love to travel in the metro in Lucknow.
If I waited for inspiration every time I sat down to write a song I probably would be a plumber today.
When I was growing up, there were just the three channels, so as a nation we all sat down to the same meal at the end of the day. Now there’s been this explosion.
You know the first time I sat in the chair I felt anything but up, it was very emotional for me. I had a chair in my hotel room, a chair at rehearsal, and I was trying to spend as much time as I could in the chair.
When I got my first loft, I still didn’t know what I was going to paint… There were long stretches when I just sat there and thought without interruption.
Most people never really sat down and got to know a homeless person, but every homeless person is just a real person that was created by God and it is the same kind of different as us; they just have a different story.
Honestly, Detroit really wasn’t on my list. I really didn’t look into it much until I sat down with my brother and looked at the roster. It was kind of a perfect fit.
I walked into an international economics tutorial, and the professor said, ‘I don’t know how to teach a woman.’ I said, ‘It’s the same as teaching a man.’ I just sat down, and he had no choice but to start teaching. When I handed in my first paper, I think that shut him up.
When it was suggested that I write a memoir I said, ‘I’m not old enough. I’m not distinguished enough.’ But I went home and sat down to write, and the material for the book just came flooding into my hands.
You look at a guy like Lance Armstrong, and you have to be inspired. I sat next to Kirk Douglas the other day, and he’s inspiring for fighting through his stroke.
I never sat down and said, ‘Now I must make a contribution, that one person can make a difference.’ But I felt I was in a position where I could contribute. I never thought of it in the light of history or my brothers. I just felt I had an obligation.
I’ve played in bands myself, and sat on the floor photographing some of the greatest bands in the world while they rehearse. What’s always struck me is how different the sensory, especially auditory, experience is when you’re in the middle of the music with the musicians playing off each other around you.
I can see on my social media and Snapchat, when I’m away sat in my room, all of my mates are in the pub, especially before lockdown when times were normal, they’re all having a good time.
I think women were just accepted more as songwriters when they sat on a stool with a guitar and had scruffy hair. It was quite insulting really, because it was like saying that if you’re pretty and slim and glamorous there’s no way anything could be going on between your ears, you just like doing your makeup.
I had a little epiphany when I was a writer at ‘Chicago’ magazine. I sat down to dinner at the Ritz-Carlton. Somebody poured a white dessert wine with chocolate cake. It was a wine I would never have expected to make sense. The idea of any wine tasting fabulous with chocolate cake was fascinating to me.
Anyone who has ever sat in a train as it rushes through a dark night will know that sometimes there are long minutes when the coaches slide smoothly along without so much as a shudder.
So the first thing that I thought about was, ‘How is this car going to handle?’ But then after I’d been driving with it and practicing with it and I accomplished that, then I just kind of sat back.
Is it no imputation to be arraigned before this House, in which I have sat forty years, and to have my name transmitted to posterity with disgrace and infamy?
In my early 20s, there was a period when all I owned was about a dozen CDs and a crappy Discman. I’d listen to ‘The Man Who Sold The World’ album endlessly as I sat on off-peak trains jerking around the Sussex countryside to and from the asylum I worked in.
I actually once sat at the back of a payroll class in America – just me and 40 women! And I’m sitting back there, learning payroll, because I want to understand it. So that when I talk to people about payroll I know what they’re talking about. And I set up and managed and ran a full payroll system myself.
I was taken to concerts when I was six, seven years old, and sat in a box throughout the whole evening.
I’m happy staying in the World Cup bubble with England and eliminating the distractions. Besides, I want to enjoy every minute of this unique experience, and I don’t want to look back and think that I was just sat on my phone.
Post-bifurcation, I raised my voice and sat on an indefinite fast in Guntur in October 2015. Eight days into the fast, I was forcibly evicted by the police on the pretext that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was coming to Amaravati.
When I sat in rooms with middle-aged white men, I heard them speaking like young black men in America. They had been solidly middle class for the majority of their working careers, but now they were feeling angry, disaffected, and in some cases, they actually had tears in their eyes.
There were many years when I was hand-to-mouth and didn’t know how I was gonna make rent. I’ve done every job under the sun, from busing tables, temping, and working in factories to SAT prep and detailing cars. So to be able to make a living where all I do is write is absolutely liberating.
Oh, I sat by Grumpy Cat once. You know that cat everyone is obsessed with? That’s pretty random. She’s not allowed to be touched. Are you kidding? You can’t put a cat next to me and expect me not to touch it.
After I’ve sat back and looked at my body of work, thought about it, I go, ‘Wow, I guess I am a Hall of Famer.’
My dad’s pretty funny. He’s funny for all of the wrong reasons. The first time I did standup at Edinburgh he sat in the front row and wore sunglasses because he didn’t want to put me off.
I thought a director was like a pillow who sat under the writer, supporting them and submitting to their vision. It took me a long time to realise that what a writer really wants is a production that matches the play and the writing. It is the only way the play can achieve its full potential.
I swear to God, I don’t even know who Demi Lovato is. My son has a crush on her. Apparently, he was sat next to her when I knocked Luke Rockhold out, so Demi Lovato knows who I am, that’s for sure.
The image, like the voice, came in stages. I never sat down with anyone and said, ‘Let’s design an image.’
Marriage has been defined by every legislature that has ever sat in the United States from every State, now 50 States, the same way, but now we have unelected judges altering and changing that fundamental institution.
I hate it when people talk about Buffy as being campy… I hate camp, I don’t enjoy dumb TV. I believe Aaron Spelling has single-handedly lowered SAT scores.
I’ll never forget coming home after covering Sandy Hook. Seeing the faces of family members. The firefighters who could never unsee the unthinkable. Those tiny caskets. I came home, sat in my dark apartment because I didn’t even bother to turn the lights on, and wept.
Being in recovery for a lot of years now, I’ve worked with a lot of people who’ve gotten sober and sat with a lot of folks who are suffering. Bearing witness is a really underrated thing; it’s a big damn deal.
In the ’60s, I sat with my dad in frozen Wrigley Field at Bears games.
In September of 1960, I was blessed – and I’m not saying blessed in the everyday religious way – when Temple University accepted me after scoring 500 on the SAT. I was 23 years old, and they put me in remedial. I was the happiest remedial person on earth.
Once I tried to find myself as a musician and a composer, I went back and saw that there was something special about Puerto Rican music. I knew that before, but had never sat down and thought about it. The more I learned about it, the more it found its way into the music I was writing.
When we were trying to come up with a concept for our music video for ‘The Stage’ we basically run through a lot of different ideas, and ultimately, I sat and studied the lyrics that Matt had written – and they really resonated with me.
I’d gone into that restaurant and sat down and the waitress had taken my order and everybody else had seen me with this what must have looked like this creature, this animal, sitting on the top of my head!
I’ve been writing for a long time. I sat down to write my first novel in the middle of March of 1982.
The only thing I know is that no one ever sat in a therapist’s or a psychiatrist’s room saying, ‘My parents just loved me too much.’ The only thing you can do is love them and be around. Kids don’t really care what your car is like or how big their house is. All they really care about is that you are around.
When people are sat quietly for 20-25 minutes per frame, they should be allowed to let their hair down at the end of it.
When I was eight years old, I got a dummy for Christmas and started teaching myself. I got books and records and sat in front of the bathroom mirror, practising. I did my first show in the third grade and just kept going; there was no reason to quit.
I never expected that I’d be doing as many jobs as I did. I know everybody says that, but I thought I’d be sat in my pants waiting for someone to ring me. Then maybe within five years I might get something.
We have sat on the river bank and caught catfish with pin hooks. The time has come to harpoon a whale.
My stepfather had an electric guitar. He went to his pawn store one day to get a guitar and an amp, and I couldn’t understand what I was hearing. All afternoon, I just sat against the amp and let it reverberate through me. Something must have stuck.
My first interview at ‘SI,’ I sat in silence next to Guy LaFleur for five minutes on the New York Rangers team bus until he finally broke the ice. Those early interviews, every one of them was like a terrible first date.
I think I’m telling the truth. I sat by Ray Perkins at the Hall of Fame dinner in New York, and at that time he didn’t know he was our coach and I didn’t either.
I tore up my knee break dancing. I have no idea how that happened. Apparently these legs are meant for swimming, but not dancing. I was watching an MTV video, thinking, ‘I can do this.’ Definitely not. I heard a pop. I sat down and it blew up like a watermelon. I had to go to the hospital and get surgery.
My parents never sat down to teach me anything; they lived exemplary life to set a lesson for me.
When I first got back from the war, I said, ‘I’m gonna write the Great American Novel about the Vietnam War.’ So I sat down and wrote 1,700 pages of sheer psychotherapy drivel. It was first person, and there would be pages about wet socks and cold feet.
Of the thousands of people, celebrated and unknown, who have sat before my camera, I am often asked who was the most difficult subject, or the easiest, or which picture is my favorite. This last question is like asking a mother which child she likes the most.
I had to keep myself in check. Like, ‘Whoa, whoa, whoa.’ I’d never sat in a room, five feet away from a Klansman putting on his damn robe. That’s what freaked me out a little bit. But I wanted to see a Klansman.
My mother played the organ in church at Georgiana, and I sat on the seat beside her.
I think if a 30-year-old Bill Cosby sat on stage with a 72-year-old Bill Cosby, they would enjoy each other.
Then we tried to come up with ideas for the sketches, and then, when we actually shot the movie, we really just sat down – never previewed the movie – we just really winged it.
Helena Bonham Carter was 19 when we made ‘A Room with a View’. She came for the interview in these extraordinary boots and a black dress, and sat with her feet out in front of her.
The saddest thing is that when I sat down to rehearse for the Pixies, I couldn’t believe that I had given up something that I loved. Now I hold the drum at night and I want to go to bed with it.
It used to be you sat up in your attic and wrote and went down to a local cafe and talked with people there.
The SAT is a scam.
When I spent time with my father, it wasn’t playing ball in the back yard. I came to his office and listened to him do business or sat in on meetings. I walked job sites. On Saturday, we’d see my grandfather in Queens for a couple hours, and then he’d say, ‘Let’s go collect rent!’
My interest in football in England started very young. The Premier League was on TV and my dad used to watch it so naturally I would be sat with him on a Saturday or a Sunday watching the football with him.
As a filmmaker, I’ve sat on the other side, and I’ve watched when people I know have a film, and it’s doing really well, and people are talking about it in all the trades, and everybody is excited about it, and I’ve always thought, ‘Hmm, what would that be like?’
Writing can be a very solitary business. It’s you sat at a desk typing words into a computer. It can get lonely sometimes and lots of writers live quite isolated lives.
For a female artist, it takes a lot more to be taken seriously if you’re not sat down at a piano or with a guitar, you know?
I have a deep tribal sense. I grew up in a synagogue that my ancestors built. I sat in the third row. My family was decent. They were good people; they were handshake people. So I never had a sense of rebellion.
I was 7 years old when ‘Roots’ was first broadcast, and my parents gathered all us kids around the TV to learn about how we got here. But it wasn’t until I sat down and immersed myself in the research that I got the barest inkling of what it meant to be a slave.
If I had sat around and waited until I had an idea to be a successful photographer, I would still be in finance.
My mum took me to the ballet at three, and that was the only time I sat still, with jaw open, mesmerised. She brought me home, and I wouldn’t stop dancing.
On the last morning of Virginia’s bloodiest year since the Civil War, I built a fire and sat facing a window of darkness where at sunrise I knew I would find the sea.
I met my wife; she barely owned a television and worked for Save the Children. We sat down one night, and we fell in love, and that was it.
When I was young, I just sat down and started playing Chopsticks at the piano. I got so far and then lost interest. Eventually, I regained it and started writing songs.
For hundreds of years, that was the major form of entertainment: The grown-ups sat around and watched the kids play. Now they sit around and watch the television. The actors are the kids.
Sometimes I’ve sat outside, not to tan, but as a result of that I ended up tanning slightly.
We’re fond of pointing out that we’ve known each other for over 25 years now and not once sat down alone to have dinner together. We pretty much avoid spending whatever time together that we can.
I’ve often sat down with people talking about a film I’ve been in, and they haven’t realised I was in it.
Few persons who have ever sat for a portrait can have felt anything but inferior while the process is going on.
I sat down with my agent and went through my youth-team video footage. I saw that when I started, I’d get on the ball and within two touches would turn straight away and look to attack my opponent, but when I got into the first team, I would go for the safer option.
I’m always drawing, so Draw Something is a cool game to play against your friends when you’re bored and sat chilling out and relaxing.
If I sat around thinking about acting all day, I’d lose my mind.
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.
Let’s make the SAT and PSAT free so everyone has a chance to succeed.
When I first went on Strictly’ I had a little phase at the beginning, you know, when I was sat next to this really beautiful lady, Darcey Bussell – this ballerina, this Snow White beauty – that I stopped eating until I looked at myself and realized I looked so gaunt.
My first short story sale was to a magazine that sat on the story forever… and never did publish it.
I didn’t understand the Weber bar and how gravitational waves interacted with it. I sat and thought about it over a weekend, trying to prepare for the lecture for the following Monday. I asked myself how would I do it. The simplest way… was a thought experiment.
Many years ago, my neighbor told me that his daughter is very brave and she never cries. I was surprised. So, I took it up as a challenge. I met her and sat next to her, staring at her straight in the eye for a few minutes.
I went to something like six different schools before the age of 12, so I was always the new girl and had to make friends quickly. It was difficult at the start because I was very bookish – I was literally sat in the corner reading books, with no friends.
Once, the parental bed collapsed because all the children sat on it at once.
Not a living thing was to be seen and the cottages that sat huddled close to the ground remained fast shut; the smoke from the chimneys alone still gave a sign of life.
I saw my parents as model grown-ups, and their manner, their silence, informed my sense of what adulthood looked and felt like. Grown-ups behaved rationally and calmly. Grown-ups worked during the day and came home at night and sat down for drinks and passed the evening quietly.
If Romney were a chair, he’d be a squishy, expensively upholstered easy chair that bore the imprint of whoever last sat on it.
I can’t count the number of times I’ve sat in a meeting where it’s been 20 men and me.
I sat out the 1959 season.
Before I was on ‘Idol,’ I just sat at home and played video games all day long. Now I get to travel and work towards my dream. It’s the best feeling ever.
I sat in the back of the broadcast booth for ages watching my dad do his job. And not just watching how he did his job, but how he interacted with people and how he regarded his job.
I’ve always wanted to get married and have a family, but I’m not the girl who sat down and planned out her wedding, her dress, or how everything would go with the proposal.
I think lots of boys sat down with ‘The Three Musketeers’ and felt it was a really long book, but then discovered that it’s a really gripping swashbuckling story.
I don’t even know what made me start wanting to do music. It just… happened. Because I sat in my basement all the time, and music was my best friend, and I just wanted to be a part of it.
I sat next to a young woman on a plane once who bombarded me for five hours with how she had decided to be born again and so should I. I told her I was glad for her, but I hadn’t used up being born the first time.
So I sat down with him and portrayed more the side of the character he needed to see. Which is what I do when I go in for an interview for a part I like. As much as you think you’re dealing with creative people, they see you for what your image is out there.
Young people think Rosa Parks just sat down on a bus and ended segregation, but that wasn’t the case at all.
When I was filming ‘Premium Rush’ in N.Y.C., I flew to L.A. to have a few general meetings. I sat down with Peter Cramer at Universal Studios and spoke about my life and career, and being that I’m such a goof, we spoke about how I really wanted to do a comedy next.
I’ve carried my chip with me my entire career. I’ve had to fight and claw for every position I’ve had. I sat on the bench as a junior in high school, I had to compete my senior year in high school to get the job. I competed again at Vanderbilt before having success.
To young people born under the weird planet of the SAT, intelligence was equated with agility, with raw acuity. It produced a certain sort of person of which I was a typical specimen: the mental contortionist, able to rise to almost every challenge placed before him, except the challenge of real self-knowledge.
I’d probably be a super wealthy guy if I had sat around writing songs and getting them placed like everyone else I know. But I write songs about people or after I meet them and they’re somewhat biographical – they’re fiction but also non-fiction.
I actually hated hunting the first time I went when I was a kid. My dad took us deer hunting. We sat there for 30 minutes, and I felt like I was losing my mind. But in college, I fell in love with it. Football became a full-time job, and I needed an escape. I needed something that would mellow me out.
I never sat any exams at school. Our family situation meant that as soon as I was able to go out and get a job, I got one.
For a decade, I was a stay-at-home mom. I sent my husband to his law office, sat on PTA boards and baked cookies – great cookies. All of a sudden, I had no husband, no job, few prospects, and two small children who had grown accustomed to eating.
I’ve never really been star struck. I was a little bit taken aback when I was doing a chat show recently and I was sat in the make-up chair chatting to a guy say next to me but I couldn’t look round and see who it was, it was only when I got up I realised it had been Bryan Adams I’d been talking to!
Even though I was trained in play writing and screenwriting, when I sat down to write a comic book for the first time, Alan Moore was first and foremost in my mind.
My first love was acting. I went to Sidney Poitier films as a kid. I sat in the theater and dreamed of being an actor.
The problem was I didn’t have a mentor. Nobody ever sat me down and said, ‘That’s how life is. You’re going to have trouble here or there.’
Mostly I sat down and said, ‘I’m not going to write a boring story.’ And that actually, surprisingly, solves most of your problems.
I remember when ‘Stranger Things’ came out, if I had to watch one episode a week, I wouldn’t have been nearly as into it as I was when I just sat there and watched the whole thing in, like, two days.
One day Mum saved up for this exciting new thing – a frozen chicken. She cooked it on the Sunday and we all sat around waiting for it, but there was a terrible smell from the kitchen. She didn’t realise that the giblets were in a plastic bag inside it. We just ate vegetables and she cried and cried.
I’m never happy with anything I’ve done! If you sat me down and played everything I’ve ever recorded, I’d just sit there going, ‘No… that could be better.’
It was a lot of fun on the set. I had the most fun making that movie out of all of them. I’m sure if I sat and thought about it, but none that I could think of offhand.
I’m a fan of Otis Redding. I’ve sat around trying to copy some of his phrasing and learn from him, but it kinda falls short.
I went on to being an Ivory Soap baby for television commercials, and for three years, I sat in a bathtub and said either, ‘And it floats,’ or ‘Get some today.’
I could’ve signed with a team after Portland cut me and just sat on the bench and collected paychecks, but that’s not my style. That just seems really unethical. Besides, money doesn’t matter to me. I’ve got enough money.
The real story of Facebook is just that we’ve worked so hard for all this time. I mean, the real story is actually probably pretty boring, right? I mean, we just sat at our computers for six years and coded.
I wanted to tell, in Hebrew, about my father who sat in jail for long years, with no trial, for his political ideas. I wanted to tell the Israelis a story, the Palestinian story.
I came out at a very early age. I sat my mom down at my 12th birthday party and told her in front of my friends. She said, ‘Baby, mama already knows, and I’m going to love you regardless.’ Once I got my mom’s support, there was nothing else I needed.
It feels like my job is to support people. I support great artists. When I worked with a symphony, I sat in the third chair, not the first chair.
I was interviewing Daniel Craig and Naomie Harris for a Bond film a few years ago, and the moment I sat down, my dress ripped. No more bodycon numbers for me. I had to walk out of the room backwards when I was done.
I got really frustrated in jail, and I was like, ‘Man, I love what I’ve done, and I love the mark I’ve made on rock n’ roll history’… and I sat there, and I got really depressed, thinking, ‘I gotta make a move… do something fresh and new.’
The unique selling price (USP) of ‘Sat Shri Akaal England’ is its jokes and punches that come so naturally that we didn’t have to put in additional effort.
One of the downfalls of not being in Stone Sour was I sat at home for two and a half years, and I hadn’t ever done that since we started touring in 1999. I was really nervous and freaked out.
I always had dreams as a kid. I definitely sat at home and watched the Oscars every year and got emotional every year at everyone’s speeches.
I was a complete unknown when I did ‘Karate Kid.’ I’d just done a pilot for a TV show called ‘Call to Glory.’ And I sat down with John Avildsen and brought still pictures from the show. I brought pictures! At that point, I would’ve been happy to be in a dog-food commercial.
My father passed away in 2005, and day after, I sat in my flat in Woolwich on my bed, and I feel that I saw him.
We were kept at work, and permitted to speak with each other only on such subjects as related to the Convent, and all in the hearing of the old nuns who sat by us.
The first time I had sat down to a meal I had grown on my own, along with a bottle of wine that we had made, I burst into tears. To be in touch and be in tune with that is an extraordinary gift.
I’d much rather have sat there and just been a fly on the wall, instead of having to smile at people. I’d rather have been a waitress. Just gone round and stared at people.
Higher SAT scores mean better college matriculation rates. So it’s no wonder that private schools in ultra-competitive environments would grease the qualifying process as much as possible.
When ‘Johnny Bravo’ was going to end, I thought, ‘I really need to sell something. I need a job.’ So, I sat down and just sketched this little boy with a fairy godmother. I was going to do a boy version of ‘Cinderella.’
There was a chance for me to write one song for the section where Elvis sat in his black leather outfit and sang the old hits. At eight oclock the next morning I had written Memories.
But it was great, we sit in the same dressing room where, like, Johnny Cash sat and Willie Nelson and all those guys. That was in itself something amazing – I was on the same space these guys stood on, ya know?
Our next-door neighbour taught physics at Hampton University. Our church abounded with mathematicians. Supersonics experts held leadership positions in my mother’s sorority, and electrical engineers sat on the board of my parents’ college alumni associations.
If there’s going to be an SAT, it’s probably practical to invest in a book or perhaps in a course, but I’m sorry to say, I went to some classes that my kids took and it was clear in school that what they were doing was just SAT training.
I once wrote that the first week in Jerusalem was the hardest week of my life. I was different, other; my clothes were different, as was my language. All of the classes were in Hebrew – science, bible, literature. I sat there not understanding one word. When I tried to speak, everyone would laugh at me.
I was that hyperactive when I was growing up, I rarely sat still to watch sport. I was always out there ‘doing.’
A lot of people didn’t know I was doing Broadway. They thought I was one of those guys who was famous for being famous. I was the one who sat next to Charles Nelson Reilly and said funny things.
I sat there with everything – and I had nothing.
I actually went to the first game in Saints history. We were living in New Orleans at the time. I was eight. They opened against the L.A. Rams in 1976. I went with my dad, and we bought standing-room only seats at Tulane Stadium. We actually sat in the aisle.
When they sold me on ‘Supergirl’, I went and sat down with Andrew Kreisberg and Greg Berlanti, and they described the character to me. Greg Berlanti used a couple of music theater references to kind of explain who the character was. They threw up Chris Pratt in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ as a reference point.
My children are as at home in the Port Elgin library as I used to be, and they’ve sat in the cinema seats where I sat with their aunt every Saturday afternoon, watching the matinee movies.
Well, I don’t think that the SAT is a scam.
When I took the SAT, I didn’t get accepted into a single white school that I applied to. Now I’ve got honorary degrees from a lot of those schools that rejected me. Things are different now, but not that much different.
I was the guy who didn’t get a cool little apartment. I took one for the team. I liked having the place we could make noise in, the place that could be the center of the music. I sat down and calculated it one day, and over the years, I’ve had something like 38 roommates.
I’m always a great student of writers’ work habits. Balzac sat at his desk dressed in a monk’s robe, and he always had to have a rotten apple on his desk. The smell of the apple inspired him somehow.
We don’t yet call it ‘Thxgvng,’ because any holiday whose centerpiece sits in an oven for four to six hours, after having sat out for as long to reach room temperature, must be spelled all the way out. Cook a turkey. You’ll see. This is to say that you’re not just roasting a turkey, obviously.
When I first became involved with PETA, it was on an ‘issue-by-issue’ basis – they interviewed me in my old apartment about animal abuse in the circus as I sat on a leather sofa.
We always sat down as a family to watch the federal budget, even as a young child.
When have you ever sat down with your mates and said, ‘Look, tell me about your dad?’
My favorite magazine is the ‘Harvard Business Review.’ If someone sat across from me in a restaurant and didn’t know me, that might surprise them.
Usually, I really only look at any one particular album at a time when I’m making it. I’ve never really sat and looked at the journey through all of my albums to see if I could find a thread through them.
I went to the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, which was great but very different from a typical university. They sat us down in the first week and said: if you want to party, you’ve come to the wrong place. There was no lie-ins or skipping lectures.
I think it’s essential to engage with your followers. I always used to email bloggers, and no one ever replied, so I try to reply to every comment and question, and although sometimes I regret it when I’m sat on Instagram til 3 A.M., it’s worth it.
Russia – having sat across the table from Vladimir Putin, it’s pretty clear when you meet him that he has an almost limitless ambition for power. And he’s been very good at acquiring it – political power, economic power, military power, territorial power.
I just went to see too many movies and I sat in too many dark matinees watching those old serials.
I literally got a private invite for lunch with the Queen. There was just 10 of us. And I was absolutely petrified because you can’t take anyone with you, and no other sportspeople were there. There was the head of the military, and then the Queen sat next to me.
The group of guys I came up with in the 1990s were very innovative. I remember some of the older guys were complaining about how the music had changed, and they were being left behind. I didn’t want to be one of those guys who sat around and complained because they weren’t growing and evolving.
The SAT is not particularly relevant to my life.
I grew up the son of a Seventh Day Adventist minister, so I was really close to the church and sang church music between sips at my bottle, you know? I sat on the piano bench next to my mother. She was the church organist, so that music is deeply inside of me.
I actually went to some Gamblers Anonymous classes, and I sat there for three or four of them, and I’m trying to figure out what I have in similarities with these other people, and I could never find anything. It just seems like it wasn’t the right place for me.
My biggest challenges when I first started out were not having a computer or camera or Wi-Fi! The computer and the camera had to be borrowed, and there were times that I used the computer at the library, and I literally sat outside people’s houses to steal their Internet connections.
I never learned music. I’m quite uneducated, and usually I sat in front of the TV, with soap operas on, in England. It was very inspiring for me, I’d done all this traveling around, I came back living with my parents, everyone around me was like they’re living in a soap opera.
Many occasions I’ve sat down with Israelis to say, where do you see your country in 10 years time, and work me back, so we can figure out the synergies and the connections between Israel and the rest of the Arab world. No Israeli has ever been able to answer that question.
As a girl, I sat awestruck at the feet of Harriet Ne, author of ‘Tales of Molokai’. It was she who used to say, ‘I myself have seen it,’ after telling a particularly hair-raising ghost story – a phrase that I borrowed for one of my titles.
I wasn’t one-hundred percent sure that Jenny Craig was going to be the right program for me, but I wanted to do something. So I sat down with the CEO of Jenny Craig, Patti Larchet.
One of my earliest recollections is being woken up at some ungodly hour in the morning by my parents and sat in front of the fairly new black and white television, watching a grainy image of a man in a white suit climbing down a ladder. It was the first moon landing, and I became a sort of spaceman, as many kids were.
I was told that Ganesha sat between Lakshmi and Saraswati. My quest to attain the blessings of both goddesses explains my physique.
Field of Dreams is the only movie – and I saw it in the theater – on an afternoon when I was on location somewhere, and there were like 12 people in the theater. I was just so devastated; I couldn’t get out of my seat. And I sat and watched it a second time.
When I first decided I wanted to make beats and write songs and stuff like that, it wasn’t like I sat down and the first thing I wrote was even halfway legit. It took a while to find my way through it.
‘Madden’ is the closest thing to actually being on the field yourself. It’s so ridiculously realistic. Before I play it, I honestly didn’t understand. ‘What’s all the hype? It’s a video game’. Then I sat down and played it, and you feel like you’re on the field.
Dad played with me a great deal, as dads should do, and our chief sport was baseball. He bought me a hardball when I was three years old, and he used to sit in a rocker on the front porch while I sat on the grass in the yard, and we’d play catch by the hour.
I like work, I like song writing, and I like the history of Atlantic Records. They’ve sat in the studio with so many artists – like Ray Charles, for example – and created something amazing. As a label, they seem to be great at growing bands rather than telling you how to do it.
I was never a lonely child who sat looking at the rain sliding down the window.
I have met women who said, ‘I started reading you when I sat in the chemo chair, and it made me feel better.’ That is as humbling as it gets, to know that you, in some way, made the worst day of their life a little bit better.
Colleges accept the highest sub-scores from different administrations. So if a student takes the SAT many times instead of once, she has a larger pool of scores from which to pick out the highest math, critical reading, and writing.
I used to be the guy that sat in the back.
If I do the same thing each year, that feels like I am sat on a shelf, and mentally that wouldn’t be wise.
He has sat on the fence so long that the iron has entered his soul.
I just think people have a lot of fiction. But, you know, I mean, the real story of Facebook is just that we’ve worked so hard for all this time. I mean, the real story is actually probably pretty boring, right? I mean, we just sat at our computers for six years and coded.
Every time I sat in a chemistry lesson, I thought, ‘What am I doing this for? I don’t ever want to be in a job that involves a Bunsen burner.’
I was actually born in the front bedroom while my dad sat on the wall outside, feeling sick. Twenty minutes after my mother gave birth, she went downstairs and made my old man a cup of tea.
Dad was a chemistry professor at Saint Olaf College in Minnesota, then Oxford College in Minnesota, and a very active member of the American Chemical Society education committee, where he sat on the committee with Linus Pauling, who had authored a very phenomenally important textbook of chemistry.
In my business – SAT tutoring – you get used to sighs. A client’s mother frets over the sheer amount of work her daughter has to do to get her score up, until she reaches the resigned moment when she will sigh and observe that no one thought you could prepare for the SAT back when she took it – it was ‘untutorable.’
The one thing I made a point of doing, when we were sat with the producers rehearsing, is I’d never see the answers.
Are two eyes, four appendages and an upright posture really essential for any creature that can ace the galactic SAT’s? Maybe not. In fact, I’d venture that any aliens we ever detect or (less likely) encounter will look quite different than this self-referential stereotype.
I’ve never sat down with the intent of trying to shock or anything like that; it just so happens that the sense of humour I enjoyed watching as a kid is the type of humour I try to emulate as an adult. It’s not a decision. It might sound a bit wanky, but it’s the truth.
As a child, I lived through and survived the segregated South. I sat at the back of the bus at a time when America wasn’t yet as great as it could be. As a grown woman, I saw the first black president reach down a hand and touch the face of a child like I once was, lifting his eyes toward a better future.
I did 14 movies in six years, I had a cartoon TV show, and I don’t want to do that again. I just want to make unique pieces of art. That’s why I quit everything when I was 14 and sat around for eight years before I did another movie.
When The Muppet Show ended, we all sat around and said, what kind of television show would we like to do. We felt the need these days are for some quality children’s programming.
Over a four-month period, I sat down and wrote every day. And then there was a novel, and all of a sudden, there were agents and offers.
At 5 years old, I saw ‘Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein,’ and I was so scared when Costello sat himself down in the lap of the monster, not realizing where he was. My friends teased me. They were older, 8 years old. And my goal was to become a mad scientist and get back at them. And here I am, mad as hell!
I just sat down and thought, I’m going to write a song today, I’m going to give it a try. So I just stuck it on a tape like everything else. That was just another song.
I haven’t sat down and memorized the language of Elvish, and anyone who does that is crazy!
My own valuation moment: When I started ‘Antiques Roadshow,’ John Benjamin looked at my engagement ring, which is Victorian. I sat there as a visitor would and he dated it, talked me through the stone, which is an opal, and which mine it would have been from.
When I mentor girls, I’ll go around the room and ask them what they want to be or do. I’ve heard so many kids say, ‘I don’t want to be anything,’ which is really shocking, but it’s because no one has sat down and asked them.
For me, church was about not only religion but about community. A woman in my grandmother’s church helped pay for my SAT classes when I was in high school and drove me there every week.
I can’t tell you how many things I’ve worked on where I sat on it for a few years, and then somebody else did something very similar. Whether it’s some weird vocal effect you hear on another record, or a drum beat, or even a song title, a subject matter, or a mixture of different kinds of music.
Being a lifeguard was boring. Bo-ring. It was an indoor pool and it’s so hot and humid in there. All you can do is sit there – you can’t have music on because you need to pay attention and not be distracted. So you’re just sat there, you’re looking at people swim up and down, up and down. That was so boring.
But let me tell you, this gender thing is history. You’re looking at a guy who sat down with Margaret Thatcher across the table and talked about serious issues.
Michael is a funny character, for whom I have a great deal of affection. He sat across his desk and seemed to be a bit of a blunt fellow. We began talking about the characters and he opened up about his vision.
I worked as a telemarketer for an SAT-prep company. That was the worst of it, because I had to call people in post-Katrina New Orleans and offer them this very, very expensive SAT class. And I’m not even a good salesman.
A lot of people, when they see my career, they hear or remember, ‘Sat on the bench four years in college, got cut by the Packers, worked in a grocery store, and then won the Super Bowl.’ That’s kind of the timeline the people see when they hear ‘Kurt Warner.’
I remember clearly the afternoon I sat down with Obama. In December 2006, he was preparing for a family trip, and the decision to run weighed heavily on his mind. As a progressive member of Congress from Illinois, I was excited and energized by the prospect of my senator, and my friend, running for president.
I sat in the barber’s chair in David Miller’s makeup shop, hours and hours of trial and error. While David poked at me with his crusty brushes, I grew more and more profane. That’s how I started to find the voice of Freddy.
I got the idea for the song ‘Bad Company’ when I saw a poster for the Jeff Bridges movie, and it reminded of an old Victorian picture that I’d once seen, and it said, ‘Beware of bad company.’ So I sat down at the piano and started to write the song.
When I played ‘Survivor’, I sat back many times and marveled that no one had gotten into a real physical altercation. With all the backbiting, lies, and lack of food, a fight didn’t sound far off base, considering the strained and fragile emotions.
I think that the people who come from communities like me as an African-American woman, as a member of the LGBT community, we haven’t sat in the corners of power.
There came this point where I sat down with all my notebooks and I had to start to write, when I thought: this whole notion of writing for the person who understands nothing, the average reader… He has to die! I can’t have him in my head. And so the person I started writing for was the homicide detective.
Before I started school striking I had no energy, no friends and I didn’t speak to anyone. I just sat alone at home, with an eating disorder. All of that is gone now, since I have found a meaning, in a world that sometimes seems shallow and meaningless to so many people.
The greatest gift of all time is that you can make creation infectious because people spend less time being negative… If you log all the time with negativity in the while world, I wonder how much better the world would be if people sat down and did something positive. It spirals.
Fancy your having no sunshine in London yesterday! Here it was glorious, like full summer, and I sat up with the window wide open, listening to the discourse of two amorous thrushes.
I came face-to-face with a gorilla which was quite good, but it was a 10-hour trek in bad weather, up hills, covered in mud, with mosquitoes everywhere and when we got there the gorilla’s just sat there doing nowt.
In the fall of 1996, I sat inside weekly strategy meetings of conservative activists as part of research for my book, ‘Gang of Five,’ chronicling the rise of the baby-boomer Right.
My father went to work by train every day. It was half an hour’s journey each way, and he would read a paperback in four journeys. After supper, we all sat down to read – it was long before TV, remember!
I sat next to Carl Bernstein throughout Watergate, and Woodward would come over, and they would argue everything out, so I was really tuned into what happened.
We sat together as a family for dinner at night. And my mother had a job. My dad had a job. But there was always a meal on the table at 6:00, you know.
‘The Indian Runner’ was easy. It had been incubating in me for eight years, and by the time I sat down to write the thing, I had all the pictures in my head.
I’ve sat through boring speeches; didn’t get up and leave.
If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I’ll bet they’d live a lot differently.
Our mission at Khan Academy is a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere, and college readiness is a crucial part of that. We want to help as many students as possible prepare for college and for life, and since the SAT measures preparedness for college, our partnership with the College Board is a natural fit.
I supported Donald Trump, I sat back when he asked me to introduce him at a rally in Buffalo, I did that.
I got so I simply gagged everytime I sat before my desk to write an ad.
I was this kid who never sat down. Nobody liked me? Well, I’d make sure they’d like me. I was the class clown, always doing crazy stuff and causing riots.
The difference between keeping things clean and keeping kids clean was that things just sat still and waited for the dirt to collect. We kids were carriers. We ran a pickup and delivery service.
What, exactly, did Sjahrir do for the Republic? … His entire underground effort can be summed up by saying that he sat quietly and safely away somewhere listening to a clandestine radio.
In the morning he was lying dead on one of the beds fully clothed. He was dead. I got the impression he wanted to go, and I must have killed him. I can’t remember strangling him. I just sat there shocked.
I vividly remember my sixth-grade classroom. I remember what it smelled like, where I sat, what I could see out the window, and how I felt about things. Peel away my decrepit middle-aged exterior, and an important part of me is still twelve years old. It helps me when I sit down to write stories for kids.
I sat there in awe that some guy overseas, trying to protect our interests, was using a silly comedy as a survival tool. My brain had an explosion. I was really moved by that.
Teams approached my people and they relayed the messages to me. We sat down with Bayern Munich and as soon as I heard them, there was no hesitation that I wanted to join this team. I love playing for this club.
I shouldn’t have sat on death row 30 years. All they had to do was test the gun. But when you think you are high and mighty and you’re above the law, you don’t have to answer to nobody, but I’ve got news for you.
One night some short weeks ago, for the first time in her not always happy life, Marilyn Monroe’s soul sat down alone to a quiet supper from which it did not rise.
When I first sat down with my oncologist the day before Thanksgiving, and she told me I would need 8 rounds of chemo, one of my first questions admittedly was: ‘Will I lose my hair?’ It sounds shallow, I know, but it was a very scary image to me.
Who’s not sat tense before his own heart’s curtain.
I sat down to take a break from writing a book and wrote a spec feature that would end up being the movie ‘Lies & Alibis’ with Steve Coogan.
I acted for so many years and sat on a million sets and worked with a million different directors so that is to me some of the best training you can get.
Everybody gathered at my Aunt Hannah’s house, and we sat around and talked, ate, drank and told lies. That’s what people do, and I just sat there and listened.
My parents never condescended to me. As a child, I always sat at the head of our dinner table. I was always given a lot of responsibility.
The Government should be taking notice of the youth of today so much more. They’re trying to keep the rich, rich and the poor, poor. If I sat down with David Cameron in a room, I would ask him how he feels about it and what the hell he’s doing about it.
I was the deputy Chairman of the Democratic Union of the Pacific, and we started at 8 I think and I was called to the telephone and to be told there’s a coup, the government has been overthrown – it was round about 9, 10 when the Parliament sat they had done then.
I generally edit quite heavily. In general, there aren’t many scenes that are sitting where they sat in the script in the final form.
Cyn’s actually met my son and I’m the youngest of eight girls, so naturally he has to deal with a lot of women in his life. I haven’t really sat down with him to kind of say this is mommy’s girlfriend because we haven’t taken that step on full on commitment.
Growing up, I didn’t have great family dinners. We sat down every night, and my mother cooked food, but it was always about who was going to leave the table crying first.
I actually sat down and started three Alexanders at the same time. Two of them went in the trash and got stomped on because I hated the idea so much. And the one I came up with, I got very excited by. And that’s ‘Alexander, Who’s Trying His Best to Be the Best Boy Ever’.
When I visited my family in Virginia, I tracked down my seventh-grade best friend and sat in TGI Fridays near a mall for hours, laughing while her daughter took insane-looking selfies on my phone.
I recently did a play, Athol Fugard’s ‘Coming Home’ at Long Wharf Theatre, where I played one character throughout – I sat at a table and didn’t have any costume changes. Following one character’s arc from beginning to end is a whole different mindset.
I basically sat around unemployed in Sydney for three years straight, and the two things that saved me were the rugby league and my dog.
I sat down and collected all of our eleven sales for the past six months and I added them all together and divided by eleven. I then took that average and presented it as the average price for a Manhattan apartment. The media ate it up.
I don’t think Obama understands basic economics. Not economics that work. He may understand some theory that someone in Princeton sat and dreamed up, but it’s not working.
I have sat with countless patients and families to discuss grim prognoses: It’s one of the most important jobs physicians have. It’s easier when the patient is 94, in the last stages of dementia, and has a severe brain bleed. For young people like me – I am 36 – given a diagnosis of cancer, there aren’t many words.
It was never really an ambition of ours to crack the States. Things happen and people ask you to do stuff, but we never sat there and said, ‘Oh, my God, we must break America!’
As I was working I noticed that the way I designed the differential gearing actually created a spare drive that sat directly below the emperor’s feet, or where they would be if he were to sit in the chariot.
I’ve forgotten what it feels like to be in one place for more than a day… But we signed up for this. This is our dream. We sat down and said this is what we want to do, play music and touring.
I’d never taken an SAT prep course. They were for weaker students.
Once you’ve sat in a room annoying Derek Jacobi while he’s trying to do his crossword, you’re prepped for working with the greats.
We now have a political process, we’ve had a period of parties that have been fighting each other quite literally with bombs and bullets, talking to each other, and having sat together in the assembly and sharing government with each other.
If I can give you any advice, it’s this: every hour that you spend sat on the couch doing nothing, put it to good use, because when you have kids, an hour is like a lifetime.
We had a day off here yesterday and I just sat in my room and played.
The music is within your heart, your soul, your spirit, and this is all I did when I sat at piano. I just go within.
I was 5 years old when I first broke into my mother’s records and played Nat King Cole, and sat alongside the stereo and listened to Nat’s music.
The time I’m not spending with my kid has to be worth it, so when I sat down with my agents after I was ready to go back to work, I told them: It’s all about the directors.
When I sat down to write I just felt like a geek writing about myself. And then it dawned on me, just because of the way I am, I can’t stop talking, and part of the problem is that anything that gets said reminds me of something that happened to me one time, and invariably I cut people off and talk about myself.
I sat down once with the application for Match.com and started to laugh. I couldn’t even get past the first page. And that’s a very good site!
I was looking for someone to represent me and an agent sat me down and said, ‘I don’t think there’s anything to work with here.’
I sat in at every club in New York City, jamming with musicians, because it felt right – and because it felt right and we were having fun – the people dancing and sipping their drinks in the clubs felt it too and it made them smile.
When Richie Cunningham drank too many beers, his parents sat him down and explained their concerns. If you live on this earth, you find out that we are all the same.
We should get rid of the SAT as fast as we can. Look, there are bigger problems in society. This is not the biggest problem we have. But it’s so easy to get rid of it. Right? Just pull the plug.
So I just sat in bed for six months – I literally didn’t leave the house – and it was the first time that I’d actually experienced being depressed. I’d be sad on and off but I’d never experienced actual depression. Like, crying for no reason. It was really horrible.
I sat down one night and wrote the line rock, rock, rock everybody.
The SAT allows less-privileged students access to universities that previously were the bastions of the wealthy.
Managerial and professional people hadn’t really used computers, hadn’t sat down at keyboards, until personal computers. Personal computers have a totally different feel.
I actually went to Wimbledon, and David Attenborough was sat in the row in front of me, and I thought that was quite amazing. That’s insane, isn’t it? He’s, like, a proper person.
When I first moved to L.A., I discovered Roy London. I didn’t know anything about the arts, the profession; I had no technique, I knew nothing, I’m fresh from Missouri. I sat in on a few classes, and they just felt a little guru-ish and just didn’t feel right to me. Until I met Roy.
I’m neither excited nor worried when my film releases. As an artiste, I would definitely want people to like my work… that’s why we are here. But I don’t really sit up and look at reviews. I have never sat down to ponder over what others have to say.
The world is full of people who say, ‘But I had that idea first,’ but did they do anything about it? Nope, they sat on their bum dreaming.
You must realize that honorary degrees are given generally to people whose SAT scores were too low to get them into schools the regular way. As a matter of fact, it was my SAT scores that led me into my present vocation in life, comedy.
All the moves I’ve made have come after I sat down with my family and my agent and thought what was the best move. I’ve never rushed into something, never gone anywhere where I wasn’t sure 100%.
When I hired the first group of cruiserweights – which consisted of Dean Malenko, Chris Jericho, and Eddie Guerrero – I sat them down in my office, and I was very clear to them. I said to them, almost verbatim, ‘You need to be my human car crashes at 9 P.M.’
From being on a panel show, they always need the blonde airhead sat in a corner they can make fun of, and I’m here to go, ‘No, we’re not the punchline.’
I feel if some kid has sat down and felt I’m important enough to write two pages of words to and take up a lot of his valuable time, then he deserves a few words back, or even a phone call as I have done on a few occasions.
The first sales meeting I made was for the television movie ‘Farrell for the People.’ I walked into a conference room at NBC that I had built. It was my memorial conference room. There were 10 people at the meeting, and by habit, I sat at the head of the table.
On the plains of hesitation bleach the bones of countless millions who, at the dawn of decision, sat down to wait, and waiting died.
For the most part, I’ve sat on the sidelines over the years during the endless debates about how we need to do more to encourage more women to start companies.
By the time I sat down to write ‘Family Pictures,’ I hadn’t written anything in almost two years, and writing, I have discovered, is a muscle: if it isn’t exercised, it will atrophy.
As I sat back and imagined what my transition from the Red Sox might be, I thought it would smell more like champagne than beer, I guess you would say.
My dad worked 12-hour shifts in the Kodak factory – I remember creeping about when he was on nights – but he was also lead singer in a band playing in British Legion and working men’s clubs. My earliest memories are of being sat at the back of a pub, falling asleep on the bench while my dad played.
Homes make patriots. He who has sat by his own fireside with wife and children will defend it. Few men have been patriotic enough to shoulder a musket in defense of a boarding house. The prosperity and glory of our country depend upon the number of people who are the owners of homes.
I’ve sat in so many meetings where they talk about converting movies to 3D just for the China market and just to make more money. I saw that people in China work long, long hours and that it’s expensive to go to the movies, and you want to rip them off for even more money? I don’t think that’s right.
‘Content’ is a word that has never sat well with me. Like ‘maturity’. They are two words I’ve never liked. I think they imply some sort of decay. A settling.
I know ‘Dabangg’ has some pre-requisites. Every film has some requisites that you have to fulfill. I sat down with my writer and discussed what as an audience I want to see in the second part of the film. We worked towards that and we hope what we thought connects with the audience.
I can’t say that while I sat at my desk cold calling or trying to help people re-mortgage that playing for England was a real achievable goal.
I ended up landing in London out of high school, and I saw a performance that Vanessa Redgrave gave, just because it was a cheap ticket, and I didn’t know what to do with my afternoon, and I went in, and I saw this Eugene O’Neill play, and I sat in the fifth row, and I watched her.
I can’t think of how many meetings I’ve sat through where people have explained that language has become less important because we now live in a visual age.
You still remember your SAT scores. And everybody else does too. Everybody’s forgotten everything about themselves, everything else about high school. They remember their SAT scores.
I never really had a career, to be honest with you. I never in my life sat down and planned it. I have thought, ‘Oh, I’d like to do this,’ like anybody would. But I’m not the type that says, ‘If I do this, it will lead to that.’
Otis was inspired by a boy who sat across the aisle from me in sixth grade. He was a lively person. My best friend appears in assorted books in various disguises.
I feel like we were married from the moment we sat down there.
When I was young, I went to a church where the lighter-skinned you were, the closer you sat to the altar.
There was my name up in lights. I said, ‘God, somebody’s made a mistake.’ But there it was, in lights. And I sat there and said, ‘Remember, you’re not a star.’ Yet there it was up in lights.
In many ways, it is very real, because I sat there for 9 days, and it was constantly happening, and that was the 9 days of making the film. But you can’t say that it’s 100% true, because there are places where I’ve been intrusive and interfered.
There have been studies that clearly state that children who are exposed to arts education at a young age will in fact do markedly better in their SAT tests.
I’m not a potato sack; I’ve never sat on my couch. If I’m home, I’m cleaning, feeding my dogs, doing stuff. Life is too precious to waste time.
The only thing that ever sat its way to success was a hen.
I wanted to play football all my life, and when I got accepted to Florida State, it was academically – it wasn’t for any kind of scholarship. I kind of sat down and said, ‘I’m not going to make it to the NFL. I’m not the size nor the skill.’
I auditioned for the role of an angel in the Nativity play at school. I didn’t get it. I auditioned for Mary; didn’t get it. So I made up the character of the sheep who sat next to Baby Jesus.
One of the problems with being a WWE Superstar is that I literally get zero time off unless I’m injured, and usually when I’m injured I’m sat on the couch unable to move because I’ve just had a surgery.
We haven’t sat down with Scott and Caroline and said, Now you realize that there’s X amount of pounds of thrust. And this can happen and that can happen.
I grew up in this household where reading was the most noble thing you could do. When I was a teenager, we would have family dinners where we all sat there reading. It wasn’t because we didn’t like each other. We just liked reading. The person who made my reading list until my late teen years was my mom.
I wanted to find something I could do at home. I sat down with a friend and made a list of all the things I could try, and one of them was writing a novel.
It was my 16th birthday – my mom and dad gave me my Goya classical guitar that day. I sat down, wrote this song, and I just knew that that was the only thing I could ever really do – write songs and sing them to people.
I would never, ever use a novel to do thinly disguised political information dissemination. For me, all these experiences, they sat in me, and they got broken down into my body, and I sweated it out. It’s not because I want to talk about ‘issues.’ For me, a novel is a way of seeing the world.
I did not set out to write another novel. One day I sat down with the thought of trying my hand at a piece of nonfiction, a personal memoir of youth, but over the next several weeks, without intending it, the work began evolving into what has become ‘Tomcat in Love.’
There’s never been a moment where I sat down at my drawing board and thought, ‘I’m a pro!’
I’m pretty caring, loyal and loving to those who are close to me. Two of my friends are from school, so I’ve known them for more than 30 years. My best friend, Paul Fisher, sat next to me in English when I was ten or 11. If you asked him, he’d say I was loyal. I don’t think I’ve changed over the years.
When I sat down to write ‘Rules of Civility,’ I didn’t write it for anybody but myself. I wasn’t trying to make my mark or make money. I wasn’t anxious about feeding my kids or whether my father would be proud of me.
This is a big deal. My wife and I sat in our home and we watched those young men get slaughtered on the streets of Mogadishu in the absence of a plan. It broke our heart.
You used to be able to identify Sox fans in Yankee Stadium. They sat, slump-shouldered, with the same panicked expectation nervous motorists have looking in the rearview mirror at the 16-wheeler behind them on Interstate 95 near New Haven.
I’ve never sat down and tried to write something for some occasion. You just write the tune and stay totally wide open to everything. It’ll find the person or persons who are supposed to do it.
The pillory and stocks, the gibbet, and even the whipping-post, have seen many a noble victim, many a martyr. But I cannot think any save the most ignoble criminals ever sat in a ducking-stool.
I got invited to the Playboy Mansion with the Lonely Island guys after their first season on ‘SNL,’ and I sat in the corner drinking coffee and talking to Akiva Schaffer about what aspect ratio he was going to shoot ‘Hot Rod’ in. Like, that’s what we talk about.
I went to the Paradise Restaurant on 49th Street and Broadway which was where they were playing, and I sat in.
But the person who scored well on an SAT will not necessarily be the best doctor or the best lawyer or the best businessman. These tests do not measure character, leadership, creativity, perseverance.
In college, the whole two years, I never sat out a practice or a game. So your body kind of wears down.
I was in a movie called ‘Before & After’ with Meryl Streep. I was edited out of the movie, but no one told me. I think I was 18 or 19 years old. I sat across from her and asked her every question about acting. I completely embarrassed myself.
We were never the family that ordered pizza, and my mom never came home with a bucket of fried chicken. My mom always made home-cooked meals. We always sat down at the dinner table as a family.
The letters, the food – I had no idea I wouldn’t see a shrimp for three years. You don’t look at those little things you take for granted so easy, until you get sat down, get locked up, or get into a position were you see other people who are less fortunate than you – that don’t have anybody.
The day Tarzan opened in London, I sat in a hotel room and discussed the project in detail.
I got up with my wife, I sat down at the computer when she went to work, and I didn’t stop until she got home.
Believe me, there’s nothing worse than the feeling in the pit of your stomach when you’re sat in the back of a taxi, listening to someone else doing your show as you dash to the studio.
I sat with myself one day and asked, ‘Who is in those prestigious literary circles? Do they represent me? Do they appreciate the topics I write about and the style in which I write? Do those gatekeepers let a demographic like mine through the door?’ And the answer was no.
My learning process has always been very idea-oriented. I never sat down with a book being like, ‘OK, now I’m going to learn about transistors.’ Instead I had an idea that I really liked and learned as I was trying to figure out how to build it.
All my films have been larger-than-life. And since I’ve sat on almost all the scripts of the films I’ve produced, I do not compromise on aesthetics and visuals that could add to a scene.
For example, I wouldn’t hesitate to sit somebody down if he wasn’t performing, even if he was the No. 1 player in the world. I’ve been sat down before.
When television came along, I’d already done more than 10 years of radio work and I thought everyone would want me. I sat around waiting for the phone to ring – and it didn’t.
The first book I sat down to write was an historical romance. It was really bad and thankfully no one ever saw it.
For me as a writer, the story has always taken precedence over everything else. I have never sat down to write with broad, sweeping ideas in mind, and certainly never with a specific agenda.
By 1976, I was, like, Gonesville. I practically lived at the Troubador for several years. When Bette Midler was there for six weeks, I went every day for both shows. I sat there mesmerized. The only person who went as much as I did was Cher.
A man ninety years old was asked to what he attributed his longevity. I reckon, he said, with a twinkle in his eye, it because most nights I went to bed and slept when I should have sat up and worried.
We went to – I guess it was a legitimate boiler room, and I sat in front of this guy who literally was on the phone with two people at once. They call it double fisting.
I felt very at home in California, but the place is prone to earthquakes, and the one in 1994 scared the life out of me. For months afterwards, I felt that every time I sat down, I should have put on a seatbelt.
I would love a radio show, a bit like when Nicky Byrne sat in for Ryan Tubridy.
With ‘Gone Girl,’ I sat down, and suddenly the end credits were rolling; you just become so engrossed in it.
Her friends say she is very funny. At a family dinner, she stood to go, and the footman very properly pulled her chair away. At that moment I asked her a question and she sat down again, except there was no chair. Everyone, including the Queen, laughed and laughed.
I was born in 1957 as the second son of the late Sat Paul and Lalita Mittal. My father was a politician and, at one point of time, an MP. A gap of two years separates me from both my elder brother Rakesh and younger sibling Rajan.
I’m a player that has sat, literally, on every side of the good, of the bad, of the ugly.
I did a shoot with massive iguanas in Costa Rica when I was modeling back then. They were like little dinosaurs, and they sat right across my arms and by my face. The guy told me not to make any sudden movements because they had enormous claws. The guy said he would rip my skin if he attacked.
I’d like to provide an SAT word in everything I do.
I only started playing piano because I had chickenpox when I was about 14 and wasn’t allowed to play my drums for a whole week… We had a piano in the house, so I just sat down and played that instead.
The fact is that the College Board’s products – the SAT, other standardized tests, the accompanying strategy guides – are sold at far higher than the cost to make them.
The whole cast of ‘Company’ was invited to Hal Prince’s house. This is one of the highlights of my life. We all sat in the living room. Sitting on the floor, I was right by the piano.
I’ve never actually sat down and written a joke.
When I first went to LA. Honestly, it was different for me. The whole thing, the student-athlete part, you know, where the student came before the athlete. That was totally new to me. I had down online school since fifth grade so I never really had sat in a classroom and taken a note.
I really believe that if we were from another planet, and we sat down to put our heads together on torture experiments, the concept of sticking a needle into someone and sucking their blood out would probably qualify as a pretty good one.
Ten minutes before starting a game in Akron, they said, ‘Sit down, you’re done.’ Then I went to Arizona and sat there. There was no one to tell me what to do. I just had to wait.
One of my sons has a tattoo on his ankle that was meant to be Africa but looks like Australia, one of my sons mumbles, and one of my sons is a gay man. I’ll be honest, there’s been loads of nights when me and my wife have sat up and worried and worried and worried, ‘What are we going to do if he doesn’t stop mumbling?’
I don’t have regrets. I’ve never sat here and thought, ‘Gee, if only I’d done ‘The Man Who Came to Dinner’ on Broadway, I would have been happier.’
World War II really fascinated me because it’s the only time that everybody in this country sat down at the same table, because eating on rations was your patriotic duty.
All this is rather pretentious and fey to even talk about, but Flannery O’Connor sat down to write stories. The rest of us, some of us, don’t have that kind of wit and genius. We don’t do that. We sit down and have some accidents.
Motley never once sat down and said, ‘Well, the music scene’s changing. We need to make this record a little darker or heavier musically or lyrically.’ It was just four guys sitting in a room like a bunch of 16-year-olds in a garage and jamming on riffs.
I played a paraplegic on a show called ‘Neighbours.’ Just turned up on set, sat in a wheelchair. The producer came up to me one day and said, ‘We have to cut around that entire scene because your leg was moving.’
If a Jewish group sat down with a Christian conservative group, and there was a so-called Messianic Jew at the table, that would be the end of the meeting.
As I was growing up, all meals, including breakfast, were family occasions, and you all sat down to eat together – and you had to finish everything as well.
We were completely DIY and very opinionated. We weren’t the type that sat back or do what we’re told… We never listened to many people.
Language is my bugbear. Everyone says things now like ‘I was sat’ instead of ‘I was sitting’, which just sounds so ugly.
Well, I wasn’t just kind of standing in a queue at McDonald’s and someone sat down and said, ‘You’re the director of a $100 million Hollywood movie.’ I’ve been working in commercials for ten years.
I bought one of those Learn How to Play Guitar Chords By Yourself and it shows you the diagram where to put your hands and I took that in my room, sat with my singles and learned how to play guitar.
My dad sat me in front of the TV, and instead of putting on Nick Jr. or something, he put me in front of ‘Jailhouse Rock’ and all the Elvis movies.
It’s true that most American citizens think of themselves as living in a democratic country. But when was the last time that any Americans actually sat down and came to a collective decision? Maybe if they are ordering pizzas, but basically never.
Eleven years ago, my wife and I had had a baby, so I didn’t go to Edinburgh Fringe for the first time in years. Tim Key won the comedy award and I was sat at home with the baby feeling very jealous, genuinely.
I invented animals and birds – I had about two dozen. After working on them for six months, I sat down and just for fun wrote two dozen poems to accompany the drawings. It was for no one to every see, but a friend sent me in to an editor.
For too long, the family-loving grassroots American public has sat back and watched ultra-liberal and militant radical groups cast fear into the hearts of our communications industries.
When I sat down and knew I was going to go to the UFC, I thought of Edson Barboza and I almost had a panic attack. And then right away I called my manager Ali Abdel-Aziz. I said, ‘Ali, that’s the fight I want.’ I think it’s the worst fight in the lightweight division for me, the scariest.
You can believe or you can doubt yourself. It’s the difference between a gap being one metre late that you’re gonna launch, then it’s three seconds and you’re sat on the wheel and you’re about to lose.
Prayers were held in Assembly Hall. We all perched in rows on wooden benches while teachers sat up on the platform in armchairs, facing us.
We once were at a time in our lives when we felt our vote did not matter, and that came from conversations with people who felt the same way. But our vote really does count. We all sat down together, talked with our mom and dad, and you can’t get to the point that it doesn’t matter.
I can remember exactly where I sat when my teacher first read Roald Dahl’s ‘James and the Giant Peach’.
In the beginning when I sat next to Tom Brokaw on the ‘Today’ show, the stories I was interested in were those having to do with women and children and learning and health. In those days, 25 to 30 years ago, that was called soft news, and not in a nice way.
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
The worst job I ever had was working in the call center of an electric company. I sat in a tiny cubicle getting yelled at every day so I could earn minimum wage.
I hope to get the general public listening, the ones curious to see the woman who sat in the tree for two years.
In many ways, history is marked as ‘before’ and ‘after’ Rosa Parks. She sat down in order that we all might stand up, and the walls of segregation came down.
While I sat in family court, I probably heard 20 or 25,000 cases. And I am sure, during the course of those cases, there were cases that I probably would’ve decided differently had I had either more time or been able to explore more. But all you can do as a judge is really give a case your best effort.
As I sat in a small room constructing what seemed to me awkward sentences and paragraphs, McCone was out having exciting adventures.
I didn’t knowingly meet a conservative until, to my shame, I was 60 years old and sat down and said, ‘Wow, I don’t understand what this guy’s talking about, but he has a great civility about him. Perhaps I better investigate this thing.’
I sat with him for three hours and we did not exchange a single word. At the end he handed me, as he had done before, an envelope with money in it. It would have been much nicer if he had enclosed a greeting or a loving word. I would have been so pleased if he had.
When I was a young kid, the best stuff on television was always the BBC period dramas – it was what we sat down as a family to watch and what people talked about and looked forward to.
When you’re working in front of the camera, there are always things that occur to you after the director has said ‘Cut.’ I could probably, if I sat down and thought about it, come up with instances where I wished I had made this particular choice or that particular choice.
Me and my dad sat down in May and we spoke and thought the next step would be for me to push into a Premier League team and we felt the better route for me was to leave Chelsea.
After I left the Pumpkins, I went home and just sat around. I have a studio in my basement, and I found myself writing all these songs, just taking advantage of the relaxed situation. I wrote about 30 songs in about 30 days.
The whole thing with the Rick James story sketch and the Prince story sketch – I recounted my past, you know? – and that’s what I was doing. It’s not like I sat down and said I want to come up with a great story about Rick James. That stuff really happened.
I may not have played men’s football, but I’ve been at World Cups as a player. I know the emotions. I’ve been in quarter finals, a semi-final. I’d been substituted and sat on the bench watching us lose a penalty shoot-out. I know what happens, what you need when the pressure’s on.
I sat out a few years because I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do next. So many things were changing in music and in culture, so it seemed like a good time to step back.
I’ve never sat down and written jokes. I wouldn’t know how to.
I sat down with my trainers to check my past seasons and to see what could be done to keep me motivated and in good shape. I had to find a new motivation, a new momentum.
Because I write prose, when I sat down to write a comic, it feels like my brain’s working differently. It actually feels like different bits of my head are springing into action.
The terrorists that we are up against today do not rely upon cell phones and SAT phones and emails. They rely on couriers. You cannot intercept what a courier is telling somebody.
I’m still that little girl who lisped and sat in the back of the car and threw vegetables at the back of her head when we drove home from the market. That never goes.
All of my friends at drama school were still sat on the floor doing voice exercises and I was doing scenes with David Tennant and Catherine Tate.
I was working live TV, things like the ‘My Favorite Husband’ series, when I heard about this ‘Gunsmoke’ casting. I had been a fan of its radio show. I was a real pushy broad. I got myself all gussied up and sat in the producer’s office ’til I got tested.
I was a per diem floater in the same junior high school I went to. I sat in the office and made $42.50 a day, and whenever a teacher was absent, I’d substitute. I taught everything from English to auto shop.
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.
When I sat down and wrote the first paragraph, I was like, ‘Oh, I can go with this.’ I didn’t do an outline. I didn’t do anything. I just wrote sentence by sentence, not knowing where the story was going.
During my days of deepest grief, in all of my shock, sorrow and struggle, I sat at the feet of God. I literally spent hours each day reading God’s word, meditating on scripture and praying. I intentionally spent a significant amount of time being still before God.
Faulkner sat in our living room and read from Light in August. That was incredible.
I’m always amazed by writers who say, ‘Oh you know I had a half hour so I sat down and wrote a little bit.’ I just need a real big chunk of time to sit down and focus. That’s my process.
I was the kid who was sat in his room, trying to move objects across the room with my eyes or my mind.
I took my kids everywhere. I didn’t have money for child care, so I took them to college with me and they sat in the hallway.
Leon Uris is a storyteller, in a direct line from those men who sat around fires in the days before history and made the tribe more human.
I remember being on a plane a few years ago. And me and this woman sat coldly next to each other for a cross-country trip, fighting over the arm rest the whole time. But then, about an hour before we landed, we noticed that we both had on ‘Housewives,’ and suddenly, we were best friends.
As a child, I sat in the back of the bus. I was told, time and time again, that God’s potential didn’t exist in people like me. I’ve spent my life fighting to change that. And, from the first day when I met Hillary Clinton, I’ve known that she’s someone who cares just as much and fights just as hard.
One of my most memorable moments serving the community was after I built the Live Civil Playground in Haiti, and I visited an orphanage and gave away shoes to all the kids. I also sat with them and helped them design their shoes. The smiles on their faces were priceless.
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.
I myself don’t have Netflix. And recently, I was staying at a friend’s place who did, and I was feeling rather poorly one morning, and I sat down and watched the entire series of ‘The Killing,’ the American version of ‘The Killing’ in one day. I just got hooked. I thought, ‘Wow, I’ve never done this before.’
I don’t watch the show – only bits and pieces of all of them. The only one I sat through was the pilot.
I’ve sat in sushi bars, really fine ones, and I know how hard this guy worked, how proud he is. I know you don’t need sauce. I know he doesn’t even want you to pour sauce. And I’ve seen customers come in and do that, and I’ve seen him, as stoic as he tries to remain, I’ve seen him die a little inside.
Maybe you think, ‘I’m not college material.’ Maybe you worry that you don’t have the money. Then you take the SAT. You see that colleges are getting in touch with you. You begin to think maybe you are ready for college.
I remember all too well the premiere of Ecstasy when I watched my bare bottom bounce across the screen and my mother and father sat there in shock.
The first person on the BBC that played me was Huw Stephens. I was sat around my laptop with my girlfriend and my family, and it was super-exciting. It felt weird, and it sounded weirder, but it was great.
Fame and stardom sat very easily on Elizabeth Taylor’s shoulders.
The doctor punched my vein, the captain called me Cain, upon my belly sat the sow of fear.
Most of my friends – when I was five, six, seven years old – their dads were working in an auto plant in Detroit until 5:30, and then they were sat in rush hour. They weren’t around as much. My dad finished at three o’clock, so he was just around more.
When I was old enough to walk home alone from school, I loved seeing our house from a distance. It sat on the corner of South Muirfield Road and West 4th Street and had this proud, majestic look. But I rarely went through the front door. The back was more dramatic.
Normally I’ve been burning lots of calories by dancing, going to shows and generally being active. But since we went into the first lockdown I’ve mainly sat on the sofa.
I never really sat down and decided, ‘And now this is what I’m going to do.’ I just do it.
I was not satisfied at Rangers, not by a long way. I have hassles there, I had obstacles placed in front of me, and certain things never sat easily on my shoulders, and never will.
Bands like Metallica never sat around and said, ‘We’re speed metal,’ or ‘We’re thrash metal.’ If it feels good at the end of the day, to me, that’s metal.
I did Jools Holland, which was bonkers because it’s an institution, and as a family, we’ve all been into it our whole lives, and then I did Hootenanny. I took my mum and dad along, and they were sat there next to Gregory Porter and Chaka Khan. My dad was just laughing, like he couldn’t believe it was real.
I think God made this very path for me, and he guided me all throughout. And my family has always been very supportive. It’s not like one day I sat across the dinner table and told them I want to be an actor. It didn’t happen like that.
They look at what’s more important, like subjects to help with the SAT’s, etc. They miss that music is vital. It offers a break from a stressful day of science and math and it’s different.
Nelson Mandela sat in a South African prison for 27 years. He was nonviolent. He negotiated his way out of jail. His honor and suffering of 27 years in a South African prison is really ultimately what brought about the freedom of South Africa. That is nonviolence.
Growing up, politics never trickled down to the areas we come from. But people from Obama’s camp, and Obama himself, reached out to me and asked for my help on the campaign. We’ve sat and had dinner, and we’ve spoken on the phone. He’s a very sharp guy. Very charming. Very cool.
I write about what is getting to me at the time, about the things you need to talk about, but which would sound silly if you sat down and told them to your friend. I only write for myself, to get my emotions out. It’s self-therapeutic.
I did an episode on my talk show on cellulite, and I brought seven women into a dressing room at Nordstrom’s in L.A., and we all sat and talked about our cellulite.
I never sat on a wheelchair during my recovery, never wanted to sit at all. Its also a bit psychological. I thought if I sat on a wheelchair once, itll remain stuck to me for a lifetime.
As Peter Bogdanovich would say of Paper Moon: Ryan’s wonderful in it, and he sat there and watched the kid steal the picture.
Baldwin gave expression to the longings of blacks in exalted prose. He was embraced, in the tradition of Negro Firsterism, even by those who never sat down with a book, as our preeminent literary spokesman, whether he liked it or not. Neither athlete nor entertainer, but nevertheless a star.
I’ve always written by myself. I’ve never been in a situation where the whole band sat in a room and wrote a song. I don’t work that way.
One day mom sat down and says, ‘I’m moving my children to Queens. There was this quiet in the room and then everyone burst out laughing. Moving to Queens for us was like moving to Mars. It was like breaking out of poverty, the ultimate in luxury.
Michael Jackson wanted to be in Men in Black II. He told me he had seen the first Men in Black in Paris and had stayed behind and sat there and wept. I had to explain to him that it was a comedy.
Chicago is a big town for magicians and card hustlers. So when I was very young, a fellow sat me down and taught me the Three-Card Monte. And that kind of put me in a – pointed me towards easy money.
I sat in a theater when I was 11 years old and watched ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ from 10 in the morning until 10 at night the day it came out.
You don’t get ‘The Unfinished Swan’ or ‘Shadow of the Colossus’ or even Telltale’s ‘Walking Dead’ until you’ve sat through the long, linear infodumps of something like ‘Metal Gear Solid’.
I know music is just powerful in itself and to have someone say the words that I sat down and wrote changed their life or made them feel a certain way, that hits something in you.
ACT and SAT each have their own parts of the country. The GRE has its lock on graduate admissions. And so, one could blame the companies, but really, economically, they have no incentive to change things very much because they’re getting the business.
And at five o’clock in the morning we left to drive to Old Tucson, and I sat with my mouth open in the van. I was stunned by the beauty of that country.
My father passed away in 1994 and I cancelled all my plans. After I lost him, I didn’t know what to do and sat idle for many days. I got frustrated and angry for even little things.
I’d be a pop star. Although, I was once sat front row at a Rihanna concert when she came down to the audience and sat on my lap, pointed the microphone towards my mouth, and I couldn’t sing a line.
A couple of my friends had guitars, and I remember messing with them, but I was often intimidated by it. I think I sat down at a piano once when I was really young, but that was it.
The Villain wasn’t necessarily something I sat down and thought, ‘Oh this is going to be my character.’ It’s most like other great wrestling characters, where it’s more of a reflection of my actual character.