One of my favorite things in books is watching someone make the mistake. You know it’s going to happen. You keep thinking: ‘Don’t do it!’ But of course they’re going to do it. It’s riveting. You learn through them that it’s okay. It’s the ecstatic fall, where you watch someone make that terrible decision, and there’s such pleasure in it.
– Holly Black
I have a friend – not a dwarf – who’s an alchemist of sorts. He concocted a men’s cologne… He gave me a bottle as a gift. I was thinking we should totally put this on the market. You know how Jessica Simpson and Beyonce have signature perfumes and make a mint? I’m thinking this cologne could be my ticket to fortune.
– Peter Dinklage
I feel like people expect a lot out of girls, like you’re supposed to know who you are and what you want out of life right now. Some girls know. I did. But lots of people don’t know. You have to try a lot of things and not worry about what people are thinking.
– Ashley Tisdale
There’s a lot of head-shaking and forehead-slapping when you start to realize just how deep-seated misogyny can be, how systemic and entrenched certain modes of thinking are that are still very much alive.
– Callie Khouri
My dream artist to play at prom would be Frank Ocean. ‘Thinking Of You’ is one of my favorite songs. He makes really sweet music for slow dancing at prom.
– Bella Thorne
My way of thinking as I approach any human being on this planet is, ‘What are you doing now?’ That’s what interests me. I don’t come at anybody with a whole bunch of assumptions.
– John Lydon
I think being self-referential is really narcissistic. Who’s to say anybody’s even thinking of you that much? But some of these movies that I’ve done, people still recite lines to me, even 20 years later.
– John Cusack
I had years of partying, and I was kind of surprised and happy I survived it all. Now, being a parent, I look back on it thinking, Oh God, the things you did!
– Jeff Bridges
There is no theoretical study of motherhood. You know, before I became a mother, I did play a mother, but I was like – I was more thinking of my own mother. I was doing my mother.
– Joan Chen
Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It’s that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public, that’s what the poet does.
– Allen Ginsberg
I’m anti-globalisation. There is nothing more enriching than to go out into the world and meet people different to you. We must fight the spread of a singular way of thinking and preserve cultural differences.
– Alain Ducasse
I grew up in an era of thinking of travel as escape. The idea that you could conceivably have a new life, go somewhere, fall in love, have little children under the palm trees.
– Paul Theroux
Good acting is thinking in front of the camera. I just do that and apply a sense of humor to it. You have to trust the audience to get it.
– Charles Grodin
I’m constantly thinking about the role, and there’s an infinite amount of questions you can ask yourself about a character to the point that it’s hard to find the boundaries of when to not work.
– Adam Driver
A lot of things you just stumble into: relationships or ways of putting characters opposite one another that really worked. So then it’s not always so much about imitating other people, but imitating yourself, at least in your thinking.
– Christopher Lloyd
I have a book in the pipeline of short stories. You want to hear an agent scream, say ‘I’m thinking about doing a collection of short stories set in the Ozarks.’
– Daniel Woodrell
Four months is a lot of living with that little life in you-thinking about it, eating right for it, nurturing it and all of a sudden, it dies.
– Christie Brinkley
I refrained from writing another one, thinking to myself: Never mind, I will prove that I am able to become a greater scientist than some of you, even without the title of doctor.
– Hermann Oberth
Right now, I’m thinking in terms of just having a good band, man. Having a good act for the stage. Being a good performer, you know? Connected to that is future recordings, and future tunes, that kind of stuff.
– Dan Hicks
You don’t have to aim to be the best of everything, thinking that one day you’re going to be the top of the world; I don’t think it exists.
– Laura Mvula