Top 131 Next Thing Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Next Thing Quotes from famous people such as Francisco Costa, Agatha Christie, Harshvardhan Rane, Maren Morris, Marti Noxon, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

I cannot live without art: it excites me, it challenges

I cannot live without art: it excites me, it challenges me, and it leads me to the next thing.
Francisco Costa
I live now on borrowed time, waiting in the anteroom for the summons that will inevitably come. And then – I go on to the next thing, whatever it is. One doesn’t, luckily, have to bother about that.
Agatha Christie
I was shooting for ‘Maaya’ when I got a call from John Abraham’s office. They told me about the film and asked if I could audition. But since I was shooting, I recorded my audition and sent them the tapes. The next thing I know, I was on board.
Harshvardhan Rane
Don’t forget to celebrate. When I was first coming up, everything was so serious – we were always rushing to get to the next thing – that we didn’t take the time to say, ‘Man, look what we did just now.’
Maren Morris
You can’t ever create defensively. You just have to create the next thing that really speaks to you.
Marti Noxon
When I was younger, I was emulating David Letterman. David Letterman would yell out of his office window with a megaphone, and the next thing I’m doing is standing on the roof of a parking garage with a megaphone.
Tom Green
When I was at Duke, I finally had an avocado – accidentally – on a turkey sandwich. I was hooked. Next thing I know, I couldn’t get enough guacamole.
J. J. Redick
‘Meadowland’ was the reason I got ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ and probably my experience in cinematography helped. Everything was like a stepping stone to the next thing.
Reed Morano
I think it’s important to always stay critical. But rather than dwelling on it and wishing I could change something, it’s important to just take those lessons learned and those new notes and apply them to the next thing.
Taylor Goldsmith
What happens is people go, ‘I want to play the guitar,’ and the first thing they do is hit Google: ‘How can I play this?’ and the next thing you know, you’ve learned all these tricks, but you’ve never learned how to play rhythm guitar with a groove.
Steve Lukather
If you make a film about a pig farmer in Wales and you are a huge hit as the pig farmer’s wife, the next thing is you’ll be asked to do a film about a sheep farmer in Scotland.
Kristin Scott Thomas
A guitar player goes on the road, and he misses his girlfriend for a while, but he manages to get along. A horn player gets out on the road, plays two or three towns, and then he’ll get lonely, and next thing you know, he’s packed up and left. It’s better not to hire him in the first place.
Albert King
Even if what you’re working on doesn’t go anywhere, it will help you with the next thing you’re doing. Make yourself available for something to happen. Give it a shot.
Cormac McCarthy
Men tend to listen in what I call a reductive way, which is to say for a point, for a solution. You know, we like to have a problem and solve it. Bang. Thank you very much. On to the next thing.
Julian Treasure
I was doing a play out in L.A. 20-some-odd years ago called ‘Goose and Tomtom’ by David Rabe, and somebody saw it and the next thing I know I’m doing the table read of the film version of ‘Glengarry Glen Ross’ with Al Pacino and Jack Lemmon – one of the great films of our generation.
Richard Schiff
If the next thing I do is not necessarily filling the role of ‘the future of journalism,’ it’ll probably be whatever is making me happiest, and that’s enough for me.
Tavi Gevinson
To have a man who can flirt is next thing to indispensable to a leader of society.
Margaret Oliphant
I’m always hungry for the next thing. I’m never resting on my laurels.
Constance Wu
I think there’s an anxiety in life where we automatically tend to look to the next thing or we’re complaining about the past. Worrying is not going to make it happen or not happen.
Sherilyn Fenn
I have a short attention span. And when I’m in the middle of one thing, I’m then drawn to the next thing.
Ricky Reed
When you work out or you’re doing anything active, it’s more fun as a group. You may lose track of the time, and the next thing you know, you’re working out for two hours because you’re having fun.
LeBron James
Artie said it would be nice if we got married. I said it would be nice, too. The next thing I knew, we were on our way to Las Vegas.
Lana Turner
I met the guys through a friend of a friend, and their former drummer had quit. I wasn’t too familiar with the Chili Peppers before that, so I joined at the end of 88′ and we finished recording Mother’s Milk at the end of 89′, next thing I know I’m in Spin with a sock.
Chad Smith
The Internet is the Wild West of the world, where anybody can throw anything down. Everything can be as relevant as the next thing; it doesn’t matter who posts it. In that environment, the Critics’ Choice is still very important.
James Bay
I married a Florentine. We bought a house, had a family, and after a decade in our little Hollywood nest, we said, ‘Let’s go to Tuscany.’ Tell God you can’t make him laugh, but the next thing I know, my cooking show has become a hit, and they’re asking for more seasons, and they want it to be in the States.
Debi Mazar
With photography, you zero in; you put a lot of energy into short moments, and then you go on to the next thing.
Robert Mapplethorpe
I believe in life that you know that everything prepares you for the next thing – whether it’s a hit, whether it’s not a hit, whether it’s a… your failures are your accomplishments because it makes you prepared for whatever it is that you are going to do next.
Lee Daniels
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’
Eleanor Roosevelt
It’s such a cycle. You’ll see a rapper drop a song, and next thing you know, he’s gone.
Swae Lee
I’m not a materialistic person at all, but I always want the next thing; I’ve got a nice toolbox, but I still want another set of spanners.
Guy Martin
When I usually go to my studio to work, I start with something that is going to take two minutes just to put some idea down and the next thing I know, ten hours have gone by and my family is screaming at me because they want me to come up to have dinner with them.
Geddy Lee
Pay attention to them kids, don't let your feelings be

Pay attention to them kids, don’t let your feelings be hurt because they taking your place. They supposed to. But if you wanna stay around with them, you ain’t got to copy ’em. Just get the ones that’s real young, too young to even be copying yet, because you know they gonna be the next thing.
George Clinton
Teaching has made me realize that a lot of my fast playing is the musical equivalent of, ‘Umm… umm… uhh…’ – it’s like when you’re trying to think of the next thing to say that actually has meaning, you fill space. ‘Umm’ has about the same meaning as my fast playing.
Paul Gilbert
Google is my best friend and my worst enemy. It’s fabulous for research, but then it becomes addictive. I’ll have a character eating an orange, and next thing I’m Googling types of oranges, I’m visiting chat rooms about oranges, I’m learning the history of the orange.
Liane Moriarty
One minute you’re nobody and the next thing you’ve got people following you around.
Adrian Lewis
I haven’t got as much money as some folks, but I’ve got as much impudence as any of them, and that’s the next thing to money.
Josh Billings
I don’t think this business encourages you to be present. This is a business that’s always pushing you to think about your next thing.
Tony Hale
I thought I could never write a proper book; I’d never done it before. But I thought I could write a sequence. Then I had a chapter. The next thing I knew I was turning acting down.
Tana French
I get up when I feel like getting up. That’s the deal I’ve made with myself: I can stay in bed as long as my dog’s bladder holds. The other half of that deal is that once the dog is walked, the very next thing I do is write. It’s mechanical. It’s programming, very nearly brainwashing.
Tara Westover
I turned from my wicked ways and embraced Jesus. The next thing I knew, good times had come my way.
Phil Robertson
I was thrilled, because I like the big screen and I could then move on to the next thing. It was the biggest break for me. In a way, though, I wish it had been a TV series because then you are working for five years.
Persis Khambatta
I’m always reading and looking around for the next thing.
Eric Bana
After winning the Oscar, I was committed to do ‘Fried Green Tomatoes,’ but I didn’t know what the next thing would be after that. It was a scary time. But the advantage of TV is the regular work. All you need is a hit series, I guess.
Kathy Bates
The media is convincing people that if you have that ‘next thing,’ that diamond, the right car, then you’d be happier.
Hill Harper
We got word that Mick Jagger heard our first album and liked it. And he wanted us to open for the Stones in Hawaii. That just blew us away. But the next thing I heard was that Stevie Wonder opened for them here in the States and actually got booed at one show. So I was scared to death.
Dusty Hill
I’m most proud of the blessings that God has bestowed upon me, in my life. He’s given me the vision to truly see that you can fall down, but you can still get back up. Hopefully I’ll learn from my mistakes and have the opportunity to strengthen and improve the next thing I do.
Martin Lawrence
It’s weird what a last name will do. I changed it to ‘Milian,’ and next thing you know, I was working and getting auditions and stuff, and it was crazy.
Christina Milian
I was always on to the next thing. I didn’t celebrate all the little moments in my career that I should have done, I always focused on what was next, how could I do better.
James Haskell
I think I was on this very straightforward escalator – grammar school, high school, college, get a job on Wall Street, kind of everything leads to the next thing. But at what point do you get to step back and say, ‘I’d like to take a broader view of my time on this planet?’
Tom Steyer
My job is to have new ideas and take risks every day, so I’m always looking forward to the next thing being done or making the next thing that I haven’t yet gotten to. That’s sort of the constant in my life.
Miranda July
In New Jersey, we won in ’95, but after that for four years we never had a sniff at it. The next thing you know we went on a run of three Stanley Cup Finals in four years in 2000, 2001 and 2003.
Martin Brodeur
In the first Spider-Man, at the end of the movie, Peter Parker had to deny himself a relationship with a girl that he’s in love with. The very next thing that happens is that he’s swinging through the city.
John Dykstra
There’s not a business or a master plan as far as I’m concerned. I take it week by week, and I don’t think you ever expect to be able to do the next thing.
Lauren Conrad
Some people are just so happy to get published to, they sign anything. Next thing you know, they’ve signed over the rights to their book.
Eric Jerome Dickey
Sometimes I wish I lived more in the day, but I’m happier thinking about tomorrow or the day after. The way I see it, there’s always a new or next thing.
Les Wexner
I often find out, once people have trained, you can never really re-train. When you get trained, you learn to lock up; you learn a wrist lock and, okay, onto the next thing, onto the next thing. You never really go back to the fundamentals.
Finn Balor
That’s what I like about acting. When you’re preparing for a role, you do your research, and the bonus is you get to learn these skills. Now, it’s on to whatever the next thing is I have to learn.
Parminder Nagra
The thing we all know is that you can’t take a day off… in anything. If you do, the next thing you know, it can all be taken away from you just like that.
Chad Kelly
I love sitting and collaborating with people and just being creative and we are all throwing out ideas and next thing you know some magic is being made in the ring that I had a small little part in.
Tyson Kidd
I think fashion is actually very good training for being in the tech world, because it’s all about moving on to the next thing, looking for the next thing, not getting stuck in the past.
Natalie Massenet
Let’s take it back to John Cena and Rock back in the day, when people felt like they was just shoved down their throats. Eventually, they earned the people’s respect, and the next thing you know, they were just loved by the whole world.
People call me a perfectionist, but I’m not. I’m a rightist. I do something until it’s right, and then I move on to the next thing.
James Cameron
I try to forget about the expectation that's out there

I try to forget about the expectation that’s out there and the audience listening for the next thing so that I’m not trying to please them. I’ve spent a huge amount of time not communicating with those folks and denying that they exist.
Chuck Palahniuk
When I am doing something I give it 100 per cent. I work on it, do it and go onto the next thing.
James Haskell
There’s never been completion in my football career because I’ve always been striving for that next thing.
Ryan Giggs
I made some flippant remark about not wanting my son to grow up with an American accent, and the next thing I knew, there were people in America suggesting I head back to Britain if I was unhappy at such a prospect.
Ashley Jensen
The next thing I wrote was in a writing class at night school. It was about a poor woman who worked at a dime store and who was all alone for Christmas in Laurel, Mississippi.
Beth Henley
When I was younger and I’d get into scraps, someone would throw a punch, but next thing you know it’s on the ground.
Matt Serra
I went vegan because it was a willpower challenge. I’ve been vegetarian, I’ve been pescetarian, and vegan was the next thing.
Ideas excite me, and as soon as I get excited, the adrenaline gets going and the next thing I know I’m borrowing energy from the ideas themselves.
Ray Bradbury
It’s always good to go over the recipe beforehand, so you can easily think of the next thing that needs to be done.
Guy Fieri
I’m always looking to the next thing. There are always hurdles, whether it’s the White House dinner or hosting charity events or that night’s show: Until they’re over, I worry, then I move right on to the next thing. It’s hard for me to enjoy the moment. I’m just thinking about not failing.
Jimmy Kimmel
I’ve known guys who’ve got knocked out and they get back in there too soon, next thing you know they get clipped and they’re out again.
Stephen Thompson
Everything about the music industry takes away from you as an artist. They’re always wondering what the next thing is: ‘What do you have?’ It’s a very introverted process.
Gary Allan
When I booked ‘Arrested Development,’ which was a fantastic job, and I was working with an amazing cast and some of the best writing I’ve ever done, I still found myself looking for the next thing.
Tony Hale
The Dawn Wall and the Fitz Traverse were super-satisfying climbs. But I will always be searching for the next thing – the need to accomplish and explore are just woven into the fabric of who I am.
Tommy Caldwell
I met Icona Pop by chance because we were both recording at the same studio. I was a fan so when I heard they were in the next room, I went to say hi. Next thing I knew, they were on two songs.
Big Freedia
If you teach a child that appearance doesn’t matter, what will be the next thing that child asserts her individuality over? Turning up on time? Turning up at all?
Katie Hopkins
The most venomous animal that lives in the ocean is the box jellyfish. And every one of those barbs is sending that venom into this central nervous system. So first I feel like boiling hot oil I’ve been dipped in. And I’m yelling out, ‘Fire! Fire! Fire! Fire! Help me! Somebody help me!’ And the next thing is paralysis.
Diana Nyad
I’m such a pessimist. I find it impossible to enjoy anything, especially while it’s happening. I’m thinking about how to get the next thing right.
Jacob Anderson
I used to have this jersey, it was a Kenyon Martin jersey, with a little grease stain on it, I didn’t think anyone else could see it. I looked down to my jersey and I was like, ‘OK, I’m good.’ Next thing I know I’m seeing all these pictures of myself with a big ol’ grease stain.
Paul Wall
When one thing ends, you put it away and start from scratch on the next thing.
Laurie Metcalf
If you’re an entrepreneur and you’re starting a company, I think the first thing you do is you go and talk to a bunch of people. But then the next thing you probably should do is figure out if there’s a broader demand than just people you know. That’s where I think SurveyMonkey is pretty valuable to people.
Dave Goldberg
When I do music, I have a hard time experiencing it like everyone else, because there’s so much thought that goes into it. You can sometimes fool yourself into thinking it’s better than what it is, which stops me from being creative on the next thing I do.
No I.D.
I’ve been having a lot of fun exploring different aspects of filmmaking, like writing and producing. There isn’t a specific plan and I usually don’t know what’s going to be the next thing I do.
Oren Peli
I think slavery is the next thing to hell. If a person would send another into bondage, he would, it appears to me, be bad enough to send him into hell if he could.
Harriet Tubman
Life goes on, and I’m moving on to the next thing, but I hope the soaps that are still running will thrive. They have millions of loyal viewers.
Susan Lucci
I’m 19 years old from Atlanta, then a year later I go to New Jersey. I’m there for a couple months then the next thing I’m traded across the country to a place I’ve never been before. It was tough.
Derrick Favors
I’m addicted to the deal, to the next thing. It’s irresistible.
John Caudwell
When I was 17, my main goal was to be in a band and travel the world. I ended up getting to do that with my old band Hey Monday. I got to see the world and learn how to tour, and the next thing I knew, I was on ‘The Voice.’ So it was just a crazy, crazy ride.
Cassadee Pope
I’m a very direct person just generally. I don’t use a lot of words unnecessarily. I try to get to the heart of the issue, address it and go on to the next thing.
Marcia Fudge
I have no credentials. I have no money. I literally come from a poor place. I was a servant. I dropped out of college. The next thing you know I’m writing for the ‘New Yorker,’ I have this sort of life, and it must seem annoying to people.
Jamaica Kincaid
Fashion is a very ongoing, renewing thing, about change and reaching for the next thing. You are permanently dissatisfied, and it’s always got to get better.
Mary Quant
I try to get to the heart of the issue, address it, and

I try to get to the heart of the issue, address it, and go on to the next thing.
Marcia Fudge
I’ve always liked to learn how to do things – I’m a hobby person. So I’ll learn something at a beginner’s level, then usually move on to the next thing.
Sharon Van Etten
The next thing I knew, I was out of the service and making movies again. My first picture was called, GI Blues. I thought I was still in the army.
Elvis Presley
Sporadic thoughts will pop into my head and I’ll have to go write something down, and the next thing you know I’ve written a whole song in an hour.
The next thing is: we can make IBM even better. We brought IBM back but we’re gunning for leadership.
Louis V. Gerstner, Jr.
Now, there are sometimes making a connection between one section and another that sometimes you do want to see the pattern because it helps you to lead into the next thing – it’s a rhetorical thing, where you just see how the pattern has to go into the next thing.
Leo Ornstein
No woman can be completely happy at any one moment in time. They’re always anticipating the next thing to argue or complain about.
Denis Leary
I just kind of assumed that you do a movie and then you leave and you hop onto the next thing. I never thought that people are actually buddies.
Gabrielle Union
Yes, I was in that game where George Brett hit that home run. Billy saw there was too much pine tar on the bat and he went to the umpire, the next thing we knew they were fighting about it.
Bert Campaneris
I’ve always moved by my heart. I’ve moved by the spirit of what I feel was right for me next. I always pray and ask God: ‘What’s the next thing? What am I supposed to do next?’
Ricky Skaggs
I don’t have a favorite part. My current part is my favorite part. And when I do the next thing, that will be my favorite part.
Katharine Ross
In a few years, we might not still be into Instagram, but hopefully I’ll be into the next thing and have fun do it.
Chiara Ferragni
The Germany I was enthused with was more old fashioned and kind of romantic. I just got there, and the next thing you know, I had this huge gilded album. It was kind of an amazing experience because I didn’t intend it to be that way.
Rufus Wainwright
Once you achieve one goal, you should be looking forward to trying to build onto the next thing, and not just getting comfortable with what you’re doing.
LL Cool J
This is probably an asset that my wife hates, where you compartmentalize. Most times, I think it’s an asset, where you can just sort of feel like you chop off one part of your brain to do the next thing that you’ve got to do.
Andrew Gillum
The great thing about jamming is that you come in with zero preconceptions. Someone might want to play something that suggests something else to you, and the next thing you know you’re on a 20-minute adventure.
Chris Thile
Hey, I’m just looking for an excuse to retire so I can play summer league baseball, go coach my nephews, play pickup basketball. I’ve always had that ability to move on to the next thing.
Doug Flutie
Limitlessness is important for me; I want to be able to use every opportunity to push me forward onto the next thing.
Laura Mvula
I’m always looking to move on to the next thing.
Robert B. Weide
Most people who’ve had a big hit movie like ‘Paranormal Activity,’ the next thing they say is, ‘I want to make a $100 million movie.’ I have no interest in making more expensive movies.
Jason Blum
You’ll see more and more perfection of that – computer as servant. But the next thing is going to be computer as a guide or agent.
Steve Jobs
I kept buying bucket hats. Next thing I knew, I felt like I didn’t look right without one.
Schoolboy Q
Before moving onto the next thing, make sure you continue to nurture the first thing. Get a good team around you because it’s difficult to do multiple things on your own.
Kandi Burruss
You do a straight play for three months, four months, maybe. It’s so brief. And then you’re on to the next thing. I loved that. I love that rhythm and that pace.
Kerry Bishe
I’ve had a couple tapes out and they weren’t really tapes, it was just some songs that I had made, and then I would throw them together as a compilation and put a name on it. And then when I would release my next thing, I would just delete it.
Dominic Fike
A lot of times, good improv is when both people, or however many people are in the scene, really have no idea what the next thing you’re going to say is.
John C. Reilly
A lot of people’s circumstances can change very, very quickly, and people can move jobs, relationships can break down, something else could happen, and the next thing you know, you can’t pay your rent, you can’t get the support you require, and you’re out on the street.
Giles Deacon
Next thing you know they’ll take your thoughts away.
Dave Mustaine
I’ve been a part of this before, where you think the racing gods are against you, then next thing you know, you can’t do anything wrong. You’re winning races and doing things you feel like you shouldn’t have done that particular day. It all comes full circle in this sport. It has a funny way of doing it.
Kevin Harvick
I’ve figured out what to do so far, but it’s always the next thing you come to where the man with the bucket of ice cold water is waiting – whoosh! in your face. That’s why you work with directors who know what to tell you to do.
Judi Dench
I had a trial run with Norman Ross for 21 years, from ’61 to ’82. I didn’t have it in mind to open a chain like Harvey Norman. I opened one shop, but then the next thing you know, I’ve got another shop and then another shop.
Gerry Harvey
Creating a set list is like making a running order for

Creating a set list is like making a running order for an album. Certain things get pitted against one another that make more sense. One song sets another one off, or it might diminish it. You’re just constantly looking for the next thing that’s gonna make sense in a particular place.
Lindsey Buckingham
The problem with feature filmmaking is that it offers you this mirage of being able to achieve perfection, as the theory of it is that you have control of every part of the film, though in reality, it is as inexact as the next thing in your life.
Kapil Sharma
I just felt that space was the next thing coming in aviation. It was higher, faster. It had the risk.
Gene Kranz
I used to feel unsafe right in the moment of an accomplishment – I felt the ground fall from under my feet because this could be the end. And even now, while everyone is celebrating, I’m on to the next thing. I don’t want to get lost in this big cushion of success.
I get all dressed up with that Marianne Faithfull face, and the next thing I know, I’m blurting out things that I shouldn’t, trying to get attention when, really, I’ve got everybody’s attention already.
Marianne Faithfull
On the first day of school, you got to be real careful where you sit. You walk into the classroom and just plunk your stuff down on any old desk, and the next thing you know the teacher is saying, ‘I hope you all like where you’re sitting, because these are your permanent seats.’
Jeff Kinney
As a kid, I hated home, and I just wanted so much to learn or do something that could take me away and keep me away forever. And then I got blessed to get to make music and meet people who wanted to work with me. And then, the next thing I knew, I was on the road, and I was gone.
Beth Hart