Words matter. These are the best Intensely Quotes from famous people such as Jane Smiley, Juliet Stevenson, Mark Bradford, Jessica Savitch, Guy Pearce, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
When a novel has 200,000 words, then it is possible for the reader to experience 200,000 delights, and to turn back to the first page of the book and experience them all over again, perhaps more intensely.
It is intensely frustrating. The longer you live, the more interesting life gets, and yet many of the parts involve carrying trays and putting lamb chops down in front of the leading man.
I’ve always been inspired by small details that make me wander. My mother would ask me, ‘What are you looking at so intensely?’ I would answer, ‘Everything and nothing.’ She really supported my wanderings, called me Marco Polo.
Television is intensely personal.
I don’t understand the actor who plays the same role from movie to movie. Maybe it’s because I worked on long-running television when I was in my teens, and so the idea of playing the same role just bores me intensely. I’d rather not do it at all.
I’m an old member of Greenpeace. I worried intensely, as I think most of my friends did, that the world was coming apart.
When you listen intensely to anything, you see how it can be improved.
Rihanna told me her parents used to argue so intensely, she used to get these headaches, these migraines that were almost not even treatable with medicine. The moment her parents separated, her migraines went away.
I love English football. I love the way people live it so intensely.
I played acoustic guitar so intensely, for so long – for nine hours a day as a 10-year-old, writing songs through the night, on tour constantly from when I was 19 – that I destroyed my arms and shoulders in the process.
I know fashion can be intensely goofy, but it is something I’ve always taken pretty seriously.
What happens is that with difficult processes on a film, they get very intensely compressed because a clock is ticking.
I love the line of Flaubert about observing things very intensely. I think our duty as writers begins not with our own feelings, but with the powers of observing.
They may be small, but microgreens are intensely flavorful, ranging from sweet to spicy to tart to sour.
I grew up in a family in which political issues were often discussed, and debated intensely.
A man, to be greatly good, must imagine intensely and comprehensively; he must put himself in the place of another and of many others; the pains and pleasures of his species must become his own.
Between 9am and 3pm is when I work most intensely.
I think a lot of us responded intensely to ‘True Detective’ because it was so incredibly earnest. That’s what made it heartbreaking and involving.
Most of the characters I’m drawn to, as an actor, are ones that are quite intensely lonely and a bit lost and are looking for some kind of redemptive answer.
But that the reasoning from these facts, the drawing from them correct conclusions, is a matter of great difficulty, may be inferred from the imperfect state in which the Science is now found after it has been so long and so intensely studied.
The result of the collaborative culture is that corporations or government institutions focus intensely on internal culture and pour their energy into achieving minuscule policy changes relating to workplace efficiency, gender or race.
Tolkien is eminently filmable, I think. ‘The Lord of the Rings’ is intensely… landscaped. But ‘Discworld’ is about dialogue, which is one reason why it might be hard to film.
It wasn’t that I got pinned against my locker, but I was intensely aware that the things I valued weren’t shared by anyone. Girls didn’t like me, and I had few friends.
I think I’m not always what I seem. Most people, when they get to know me, say, ‘You know, when I first met you…’ People initially think I’m a snob because I’m intensely private.
Do whatever you do intensely.
Blue thou art, intensely blue; Flower, whence came thy dazzling hue?
The place we go as a band is a sort of samadhi, intensely emotional and not bound by self-thinking. And lyrically, one of the goals is to suggest that something is going on beyond what you can see.
In one sense, newspaper editor is an appropriate job for an out-of-work politician; politicians live the news cycle as intensely as editors.
I really tried to play more intensely in practice and not play like maybe two, three hours just like that. I just go to court and spend a lot of hours as well on gym, or just make a lot of sprints and movement.
I think competition can make people stronger at whatever it is they’re competing on. If we’re competing in some athletic event for competitive swimmers, really intensely competing, it’s likely that both of us will become better, but it’s also quite possible we’ll lose sight of what’s truly valuable.
I feel intensely guilty for working… You have to be able to provide for your kids. But I feel like it’s a weird modern phenomenon that you always feel guilty for it.
Progressive art can assist people to learn not only about the objective forces at work in the society in which they live, but also about the intensely social character of their interior lives. Ultimately, it can propel people toward social emancipation.
I like working intensely, then going away and thinking about it, working out why it didn’t work and then coming back to it. It makes the work richer, I think.
When I am so intensely involved with writing my books, I don’t like to reread them. I feel like that story is done.
The characters that I want to play are interesting women. I don’t care if they’re good women or bad women or vulnerable women or women with a lot of faults or women that we dislike intensely who are malicious.
The question of armaments, whether on land or sea, is the most immediately and intensely practical question connected with the future fortunes of nations and of mankind.
I love theater, and I love that you have to be so intensely in the character and you have to hit that place every single night. It’s just really good training. It was just a very good way of falling in love with my craft.
I found, after the experience of making ‘Shaun Of The Dead’ and then returning to the blank page – because ‘Shaun Of The Dead’ was the first screenplay I ever wrote properly – the experience of returning to the blank page and having nothing in the drawer was intensely painful.
The idea of personal salvation is intensely repugnant to me when it is not absurd. Imagine Roosevelt, the big brute, preserving his personality in a future state and swaggering about as a celestial Rough Rider!
I am intensely private and don’t live out loud despite what I do for a living.
I was raised in an intensely religious household and I think the influence shows through my music.
It’s hardly news that the Obama administration is intensely and, in many respects, unprecedentedly hostile toward the news-gathering process.
I intensely covered Bush when he was Governor of Texas.
If something doesn’t feel right comedically I won’t budge on it. You just have to dig your heels in and fight for it. And I mean fight quite intensely.
I think the movie business, you meet people, and you work intensely with them, and you have these relationships – there’s an intimacy to it and a familiarity to the relationship because you’re having to let go of all your barriers so you can let people in and work with them.
There are many types of participation. One can observe so intensely that one becomes part of the action, but without being an active participant.
Men make love more intensely at 20, but make love better, however, at 30.
I’ve had more reaction to ‘Peaky’ than anything. People react really intensely.
When you work on these films for so long and so intensely, when you get to the end of them, suddenly there’s nothing to do.
Writing is a intensely personal activity. I can pen down my best thoughts when I’m alone. But when one is elevated into the stature of an author, you have to think about your books in terms of their business angle.
When you work this intensely on something, the recording process becomes a bit like cabin fever. I shut everything out and, for a while, I totally lost perspective. To an outsider, I imagine the whole recording process sounds like torture.
On my first night at boarding school, I felt entirely alone. I was shocked, frightened and intensely homesick, but I soon discovered that expressing these emotions, instead of bringing help and consolation, attracted a gloating, predatory fascination.
Violence can be very grotesque and also intensely attractive. What interests me is how the two – beauty and violence – live side by side, and how moments can be created and erased almost simultaneously. Destruction is painful, but at times it can be very cathartic.
The entertainment medium of film is particularly tuned to the present imaginations of people at large. A lot of fiction is intensely nostalgic.
When Darwin published his conclusion that man was descended from an apelike ancestor who was again descended from a still lower type, most people were shocked by the thought; it was intensely repugnant to their feelings.
It’s a cliche, but true, that writing is intensely solitary and at times really lonely. I sit in one room and talk to squirrels and blue jays all day.
I danced so intensely, I learned the hard way that sometimes you can push your body too far.
Properly, we should read for power. Man reading should be man intensely alive. The book should be a ball of light in one’s hand.
The more intensely we feel about an idea or a goal, the more assuredly the idea, buried deep in our subconscious, will direct us along the path to its fulfillment.
We ministers have undoubtedly failed to connect and apply Christianity to the practical everyday problems of the average man. In this, we have failed to follow in Christ’s footsteps. For the religion which He taught and revealed in His own life and ministry was an intensely practical and down-to-earth affair.
Most English writers are not interested in change but in the social novel. That demands a static backdrop. I’m intensely interested in change – probably as a matter of self-preservation. What the hell is going to happen next?
Blake said that the body was the soul’s prison unless the five senses are fully developed and open. He considered the senses the ‘windows of the soul.’ When sex involves all the senses intensely, it can be like a mystical experence.
She stops, pauses, turns to the left to glance at some possible threat or irregularity, and then continues to the north. This motion, so intensely human, transcends time.
It’s terrifying, that unconditional love you have for a child. I still wonder if she really came from me, from my womb. It’s a miracle. I don’t understand it. I live it very intensely.
I don’t like being approached by people who look at me too intensely, who needed something from me that I didn’t have. I don’t represent anything.
The test of literature is, I suppose, whether we ourselves live more intensely for the reading of it.
I want to live every moment totally and intensely. Even when I’m giving an interview or talking to people, that’s all that I’m thinking about.
By its birth, and for all time, Christianity is pledged to the Cross and dominated by the sign of the Cross. It cannot remain its own self except by identifying itself ever more intensely with the essence of the Cross.
You must take care of your family, respect the music, and work intensely. Health and family come first, and then you can make much better music.
With a lot of films, people are sitting on the outside looking in, but I want the audience to get a bit more intimately involved with what’s going on, so that they maybe can experience it a little bit more intensely.
All my life, I’ve wanted to write a book inspired by my relationship with my grandfather. Basically, my grandfather was a guy who everybody in the family regarded as disagreeable at best. But I loved him intensely. He was wonderful to me.
I believe that love between people is the greatest life-giving force in the world. It’s intensely frustrating and inevitably makes a fool of you, but you can’t stop going back to it, and it’s pretty much the defining experience of a human being.
Perhaps I was always intensely curious, but my Columbia education gave me a framework and a perspective to investigate new things – things that could be put into a historical and philosophical lineage.
What I did not yet know so intensely was the hatred of the white American for the black, a hatred so deep that I wonder if every white man in this country, when he plants a tree, doesn’t see Negroes hanging from its branches.
I think it is perfectly natural for any artist to admire intensely and love a young man. It is an incident in the life of almost every artist.
I’m an efficient, good, professional reporter. But I also write. And so what I try to do is write about places that I know that I care about intensely and write about them in a way that conveys the fact that I care.
I recognize myself to be an intensely naive person. Most novelists are, despite frequent pretensions to deep socio-political insight.
My work is intensely personal.
I decided to do theatre intensely. I joined Makarand Deshpande’s group Ansh. He became my guru. That’s where I met Anurag Kashyap and Kay Kay Menon. These were the people who supported and inspired me.
Philadelphians are intensely loyal. They don’t switch teams even when the Sixers lose by 63 points or the Phillies finish last in the NL East.
It is part of the photographer’s job to see more intensely than most people do. He must have and keep in him something of the receptiveness of the child who looks at the world for the first time or of the traveler who enters a strange country.
The discussion about energy options tends to be an intensely emotional, polarised, mistrustful, and destructive one. Every option is strongly opposed: the public seem to be anti-wind, anti-coal, anti-waste-to-energy, anti-tidal-barrages, anti-carbon-tax, and anti-nuclear.
Writing poetry makes you intensely conscious of how words sound, both aloud and inside the head of the reader. You learn the weight of words and how they sound to the ear.
There are all kinds of ways in which women, together, change the world. And I don’t mean that in a cheesy way. I’m not somebody who believes all women should support each other. I believe very strongly in women critiquing each other, just not critiquing each other more intensely because they’re women.
Al Qaeda’s vision of global jihad doesn’t resonate in the rugged highlands and windswept deserts of southern Afghanistan. Instead, the major concern throughout much of the country is intensely local: personal safety.
As an adult, I’ve always found the stereotype that Jews are liberal a curious one; my parents’ circle was predominantly conservative, not just on Israel but on most political issues. Most of all, they were intensely (and this is a word I remember repeating in my own angry adolescent dialogues with myself) tribal.
We’re very much perfectionists, so when we’re putting on a huge show and want to play to the best of ability, we rehearse intensely. And I have a guitar pretty much in my hand for at least five hours before doing a show. I’m just noodling and mucking around and working on some of the songs here and there.
Food is intensely pleasurable, and people are afraid that if they change the way they eat, they’ll stop having pleasure.
Since I danced really intensely, singing was more just something that I enjoyed.
I like Rob Morgan in ‘Mudbound.’ Most of the attention being paid to this movie has focused on Rachel Morrison’s cinematography and Mary J. Blige’s stiff but intensely stoical performance.
I am an honest, God-fearing man who is intensely dedicated to being the best person I can be on and off the football field.
Sometimes when you’re suffering really intensely, you can’t pray for yourself.
Creativity is a spark. It can be excruciating when we’re rubbing two rocks together and getting nothing. And it can be intensely satisfying when the flame catches and a new idea sweeps around the world.
All art is an intensely vulnerable gesture, and it is made with no small amounts of risk, and fear. So, I have plenty of sympathy for self-defense mechanisms, especially among artists.
As a child, I would demand that visitors to our house tell me a story. I was intensely interested in everything – still am.
Readers respond to every genre intensely, if it’s a genre that appeals to them. Again, who can say why anyone enjoys horror and dark fantasy? If I can’t answer the question for myself, I wouldn’t dream of trying to answer it for others.
My talent before singing is being able to interpret and understand my emotions. I’ve felt pain and felt it intensely, so every time I sing, I revisit it.
Mexico is intensely affected by all kinds of things that are shipped into this country from the United States.
Even if trolley problems were a realistic concern for AVs, it is not clear what, if anything, regulators or companies developing AVs should do about them. The trolley problem is an intensely debated thought experiment precisely because there isn’t a consensus on what should be done.
I’ve always put myself intensely into my work.
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
Koreans love to dance; they love to sing. If you actually know Koreans, you see how absurd the stereotype of the ‘Asian robot’ is. They love to laugh – they’re very affectionate. Maybe because of their history of oppression, when they feel you are part of their tribe, they are intensely loyal. I love that about Koreans!
I have one coach and one coach only. His name is Alexander Vetrov. They brought him in for me when I joined the Bolshoi. He was a dancer with the Bolshoi, and we work very intensely together.
It’s hard to work out consistently and intensely in your house.
There are a lot of people who write very intensely about things they do not and cannot do.
I was very intensely concerned with all kinds of new media.
These people live again in print as intensely as when their images were captured on old dry plates of sixty years ago… I am walking in their alleys, standing in their rooms and sheds and workshops, looking in and out of their windows. Any they in turn seem to be aware of me.
The suspense of a novel is not only in the reader, but in the novelist, who is intensely curious about what will happen to the hero.
Existence is no more than the precarious attainment of relevance in an intensely mobile flux of past, present, and future.
If you look at anyone who has achieved great success and wealth, people like Warren Buffett, Oprah Winfrey, or Lance Armstrong, they have all focused intensely in order to win.
I didn’t want to write a ‘this is how it is’ Iraq book, because the Iraq War is an intensely complicated variety of things.