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.