Words matter. These are the best Straightforward Quotes from famous people such as Frances Mayes, Julian Fellowes, Peter Capaldi, Oliver Joseph Lodge, Charles Caleb Colton, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
In America, people are just so straightforward when they dislike things.
What I dislike about movie culture is that it often presents a parable of our problems – but the issues are all straightforward and the people are either nice or they’re not. In real life, everyone falls between those perimeters, but not many American films operate in that grey area.
What you’re doing is acting with yourself. Well, I’m my favourite actor, so in a way it’s quite straightforward for me.
The hypothesis of surviving intelligence and personality – not only surviving but anxious and able with difficulty to communicate – is the simplest and most straightforward and the only one that fits all the facts.
Nothing more completely baffles one who is full of trick and duplicity, than straightforward and simple integrity in another.
Living in New York, you get a lot of confidence; when I go back to Michigan, I realise how obnoxious and demanding and straightforward I am.
I’m pretty much an out-front, straightforward chick, and I get a bit confused by expectations.
I think business has to be stupider. I want to do really straightforward, stupid business – just talk to me like a 4-year-old. And I refuse to negotiate. I do not negotiate. I can collaborate. But I’m an artist, so as soon as you negotiate, you’re being compromised.
A double bind is far worse than a straightforward damned-if-you-do, damned-if-you-don’t dilemma. It requires you to obey two mutually exclusive commands: Anything you do to fulfill one violates the other.
Love is agony, isn’t it? I’ve been involved with someone for some time now, but it’s all so complicated. It’s never straightforward is it? You meet someone, you fall in love, it’s the most wonderful thing ever but… There’s always something that’s not quite right about love, isn’t there?
Math is pretty straightforward.
One of the things that has proven true in our career is that even if you take something that’s as straightforward and classic as a father-son story, you can express it in a way that’s totally unique to you.
I think it is only when you marry and become a parent that you begin to understand that life isn’t always straightforward.
I was a dramatic kid. I was always like, ‘Watch me put on my play, Mom and Dad! You have to watch me put on all these outfits and do this play!’ But my family is very academic and straightforward and normal Midwestern people, so the idea that I could act as an actual job wasn’t really there.
I was honoured recently to accept the position of president of Mizrachi U.K. I did so because I believe our eternal challenge as Jews is both straightforward and also awash with complexity: How to sanctify the innovations of the modern world in accordance with our eternal Jewish values?
We don’t come up with product names like ‘Cookie Sugar a la Mode.’ We made a commitment that our brand is straightforward.
I hate going to the gym and doing it the old-fashioned way. I hate anything that’s too straightforward, too routine, too familiar. I get bored really, really quickly.
It was the point where things became much more abstract and less literal than in the bulk of the film, which was hardcore rockets and space and planets – all a fairly straightforward evolution from what I had been doing before.
I’ve made a connection with the television audience by being a proud Latino man. I am passionate for what I do, courageous in the face of peril, honest and straightforward.
The development agenda is not a straightforward one; it’s a process with serious hurdles, but it’s a path we’ve chosen to go down.
I don’t mean to insult television, but a lot of the time, it’s pretty straightforward. If you say, ‘I love you,’ you mean ‘I love you.’ There isn’t time for anything more.
Charter’s merger sales pitch is pretty straightforward: it argues that it has always been too small to bully Internet companies, TV makers, and its own customers, so it has’un-cable’ practices they hope to extend.
My criteria is simple, I require fantastic actors who are ready to give their best and are easy to work with. I don’t like people with a lot of baggage and rather those who are simple and straightforward and their agenda is to make a brilliant film.
‘Nimona’ was originally a vague idea I had when I was in high school, when I was just getting into shapeshifting characters. It was a straightforward superhero story at the time. Nimona was named Nightshade, and she had an eyepatch for some reason. There was nothing really special about it, though.
When you do animation – well, straightforward animation, although it’s not straightforward – the voice for a character or something, they’re always singular experiences, really.
I would rather people take me as straightforward and not have to wonder if I’m kidding or not. Because what I have to say, and what I’m interested in doing and communicating, is worthwhile enough that I don’t want to muck it up with people being confused about where I’m really coming from.
One of the great mysteries of the Trump era has been the missed opportunities for the first lady to stamp her mark on the White House. With her stylish good looks, straightforward manner and unique migrant life story, Melania Trump should have been a much more popular asset to the administration.
My motivation is being the best. Pretty simple and straightforward.
I tend to make my most important decisions by following my instincts rather than any straightforward logic.
I’m too blunt and straightforward for politics, but I’m friends with all.
For me, it’s really like, okay, if you go far with the unexpected materials and unexpected proportions or volumes, then keep the colors quite simple and straightforward for men.
I’ve dropped myself into straightforward character pieces in order to explore that form and reap its values. But you are sort of restricted visually when your first requirement is to tell a fairly straightforward story.
ISIS may seem un-Islamic to President Obama, but to anybody who has read Islam’s core texts, it might appear to be a fairly straightforward attempt to create a state based on Mohammed’s instructions as laid down in the Koran, in hadith, and in Mohammed’s own example.
My approach to public service is straightforward: I fight every day for New Jersey families, small businesses, veterans, and seniors and work to change the way business is done in Washington.
My take on rap is driven by straightforward American southern rock and blues.
I write in a pretty straightforward way. I kind of sit down at page one and start writing.
I’ve discovered as I’ve grown up that life is far more complicated than you think it is when you’re a kid. It isn’t just a straightforward fairytale.
When you’re writing for a game – even if you’re using very well known characters like Batman and his villains who lend themselves to many different interpretations – you have to keep in mind that you’re writing for a different medium. Things are a bit more straightforward than it is for a feature film or a TV show.
I am a very sensitive person, especially when it comes to heart-to-heart conversations. I am straightforward and I expect the same from people.
I’m more straightforward, and I speak up more than I did before. When I was younger, I wouldn’t speak up as much, but now that I’m a mom, things have changed.
I do everything in a straightforward manner.
I’m really into sci-fi. The reason I’m an actor is because of ‘Star Wars’ – I saw that and I knew that’s what I wanted to do. But most of the projects I’m offered as an actor are straightforward dramas, so I haven’t really been given a chance to do that kind of role.
When I started doing standup when I was 17, I was talking about being Indian and specifically ethnic jokes. Straightforward stuff that was fairly ignorant that I knew would get the laugh. It wasn’t flipping stereotypes; it was using them.
I love guys and the way they think; they’re so straightforward – and women can learn from that.
Sometimes God writes straightforward in twisted lines.
There is an actor’s responsibility in presenting the emotional content of the lyrics to an audience. But whether you do that in a straightforward fashion or an ironic fashion or a blase fashion is all about opportunities, and singers are missing opportunities as artists if they don’t pay attention to the lyric.
It’s perhaps easier to say what prog rock isn’t than what it is: it’s not three-minute pop songs, it’s not straightforward rock, metal, blues or jazz, but can have elements of all them and more. It’s a form that is on the boundaries of many different forms, that is open to all sorts of influences.
Growing our economy means supporting our small businesses, and one straightforward way to do this is to help business owners with the cost of health insurance for their workers.
Hoosiers deserve a straightforward approach about information regarding blocked railroad crossings and I commend the Federal Railroad Administration’s willingness to work with all parties involved on this important issue.
The Bible for me is holy writ. It’s a very straightforward thing, although I am not a literalist.