Top 181 Hook Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Hook Quotes from famous people such as Shawn Michaels, Chance The Rapper, Preston Sturges, Van Heflin, Lexi Alexander, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

For those of us who are on the Raw brand, to hook up wi

For those of us who are on the Raw brand, to hook up with the guys from the Smackdown brand is our chance to go in there and get a hold of guys that you normally don’t get a chance to work with.
Shawn Michaels
There are cases where you can say a lot more in a hook than you can by making things more complex in a verse.
Chance The Rapper
The hook is a word or an idea spoken by one character which gives the next character something to hook onto when he responds or, like a trapeze artist, gives him something to swing from on his way to another point of view.
Preston Sturges
If I pull in a fish I have no intention of eating, I release him immediately or give it away. If he’s swallowed the hook and you know the fish is going to die, rather than leave him to the sharks you should bring him in for the vitamin content. Aquariums welcome fish for feeding the dolphins and whales.
Van Heflin
In martial arts, for every attack, there is a counter you can throw. Somebody traps you, you can throw a hook. But there is no counter for bias.
Lexi Alexander
The people who stood out in the Sandy Hook incident, the heroes, were the normal, ordinary people who went to save those children.
Marcia Gay Harden
Autism is a neurological disorder. It’s not caused by bad parenting. It’s caused by, you know, abnormal development in the brain. The emotional circuits in the brain are abnormal. And there also are differences in the white matter, which is the brain’s computer cables that hook up the different brain departments.
Temple Grandin
The record Clef and I did was just sitting there. So I said, Clef, I got a record, hit a verse on it. He just went in, messed around and ended up doing the hook too.
Pras Michel
I put together amazing records, whether that’s finding the beat or putting the right hook on there, and picking the right artists on the record. That’s me being an A&R. And I’m making sure that they give me their best.
DJ Khaled
I want to take some jams and really concentrate on hooking up with Page because, since he’s the only one not next to me, and his sound is mainly coming from my monitor rather than through the air, it’s a little harder for me to hook up with him.
Mike Gordon
In about 2002, I moved from Manhattan to Brooklyn, to Red Hook.
Pedro Pascal
If I improvise vocals at an early stage of the song, I just kind of listen to the roll, and then I kind of have a little vocal hook.
Adam Granduciel
I’ve calmed down already. I don’t hook up anymore.
Nicole Polizzi
Foursquare’s adoption of a game dynamic when it launched is a particularly clever implementation of a social hook.
Fred Wilson
I got really sick of playing just, like, ‘Bop-bop-bop-bada-bop-bop-bada-rapa-pah.’ Just playing that 190-beats-per-minute punk-rock songs, I didn’t feel it anymore. And I always loved melody – when you looked back on those early records, there’s always a hook buried in there somewhere.
John Rzeznik
Of course, I was an insane ECW fan. You don’t get this deep into wrestling unless you are obsessed with wrestling so that was the final hook.
Matt Sydal
Chance is always powerful. Let your hook always be cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be fish.
Ovid
The Democrats are as much a part of the war machine as the Republicans. We can’t let Democrats get off the hook because they’re Democrats.
Cindy Sheehan
The grappling hook allows for versatile and dynamic movement through the map, while a variety of shinobi-esque tools allow for all sorts of tricks and finesse. These are very important elements of ‘Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice”s gameplay and the protagonist’s nature.
Hidetaka Miyazaki
Red Hook, Brooklyn, is a spit of land jutting out over the New York Harbor and looking across to the gleaming high rises of the financial district in Manhattan. Its views are amazing, its poverty stark.
Maya Wiley
For whatever reason, we relate to anything godlike with an English accent. The English are very proud of that. And with anything Roman or gladiators, they have an English accent. For an audience, it is an easy trick to hook people in.
Chris Hemsworth
Red Hook is cut off from the rest of the borough by the Brooklyn Queens Expressway and has no subway access, forcing residents to rely on the bus, their feet or, for those lucky enough to afford it, a car.
Maya Wiley
I love that, even after jumping through hoops forever, I can still get that buzz, that hook. That’s very healthy, but it’s bittersweet, too, because if you don’t get the part, you have to deal with the disappointment. I don’t think I’ll ever negotiate those peaks and troughs wholly healthily.
Gina McKee
I don’t ever have the pressure of making a hit, because I’ve never had a hit song, per se. The closest thing to a hit song was ‘Shiraz,’ and it’s not your prototypical hit song, with a catchy hook and all this other stuff.
Action Bronson
What many people don’t know about ‘Peter Pan’ is that it’s a very violent book and Hook is one of the most finely observed villains ever.
Eoin Colfer
In ‘Charade,’ there was a big fight. George Kennedy was playing one of his first big heavy roles; he had a hook for a hand, and he was real ugly. Cary Grant was Cary Grant. They were on a slanted roof, a very exciting fight, and we agreed there shouldn’t be any music, just the grunts and the action.
Henry Mancini
I basically taught myself how to DJ, but I’ve been inspired by DJs throughout my whole career. I have some good friends that would hook us up with music. You learn some little things here and there from each DJ and you just take it and put your own style into to it.
Pauly D
I could see how artists like Parliament would revisit the same music and kinda change it a little bit, change the words and hook, and it’d still be that same flavor. A lot of groups back then would make another song that sounded very similar to a song they already had. Ohio Players used to do it.
Too Short
Even last minute, you can find a great makeup artist at your local MAC store or department store makeup counter, and a lot of times they’ll hook you up for free.
Shangela
Conservatives always knew that the Left made a concerted effort to dominate in the entertainment field because it’s such a fabulous way to plant the seed of an agenda. Sugar helps the medicine go down, as does seeing it on the silver screen or hearing it in a catchy pop hook.
Dana Loesch
I know people think I’m just the Diego Sanchez from the Gilbert Melendez fight. Hook, hook, hook. A crazy brawler. But I realized the best possible fighter would not get hit. He’d close the distance and minimize the chances of the lights going out. I want to fight as long as I can and be as healthy as I can.
Diego Sanchez
One of my complaints with American TV characters is tha

One of my complaints with American TV characters is that they all have a particular schtick, a hook.
Kevin McKidd
Sandy Hook is a synthetic, completely fake, with actors – in my view, manufactured.
Alex Jones
Gary Oldman is impossible to steal a movie from. He’s such a great actor, he’s off the hook. I love him.
Kevin Bacon
I attempted to fish in Scotland and I managed to hook a dog. It was a horrible moment but the dog turned out to be fine.
Emily Blunt
Kareem copied my hook shot.
George Mikan
My lefty hook became better than my right, and it was hard for anyone to stop me.
George Mikan
President Obama was deeply and clearly affected by the Sandy Hook disaster.
Irwin Redlener
It’s fun to do a comedy and hook people in and then hoodwink them into watching a serious movie. I like to lead in with the comedy and then hit them over the head with a drama.
Reese Witherspoon
The first song that I wrote that I was proud of was probably ‘Hunter’ from the first record. But I listen that now and I don’t know. I mean, it’s got a good hook, but still. I’m proud of it. I’m as proud as I can be of all the ideas, but I think ‘Party’ showed a maturity that I don’t think I had on ‘Aldous Harding.’
Aldous Harding
The hook of ‘Bryson’ is based on something my mom created. She used to sing it to me when I was little and feeling down. When I was a baby, she’d sing it to me, and that’s pretty much the hook. That’s why the song means so much to me, because I feel like if it could’ve uplifted me, then I know it’ll uplift others.
NLE Choppa
When a newspaper columnist wants to write about a novel, the rule is that you’re supposed to have a ‘hook,’ an excuse, a timely reason to bring up the book in question.
Ross Douthat
Since Sandy Hook, I have sat back as a father and been mesmerized by the inability of the federal government to do anything substantively on gun safety.
Gavin Newsom
I’m not a good rapper. For whatever reason, my brain does not work that way. I just do the beginning, like, ‘Yeah, yeah! Ha ha! Woo! What up? Come on! Get at me!’ I’m Captain Hook.
Adam DeVine
I’ve got a good right hook.
Julie Andrews
I want to go to Harry Potter Land! I actually should text Emma Watson to see if she can hook us up with a backstage pass or something. That’s the perk of doing a movie with Emma called ‘The Perks Of Being A Wallflower.’
Nina Dobrev
If I hit anybody with that left hook, they’re going down.
Derek Brunson
I used to exercise an hour every day – no excuses. I live in absolutes: I either exercise every day, or I let myself off the hook. I’m trying to find that balance of working out three or four days a week and sticking to it.
Anna Kendrick
Jesus isn’t lettin’ you off the hook. The Scriptures don’t let you off the hook so easily… When people say, you know, ‘Good teacher’, ‘Prophet’, ‘Really nice guy’ … this is not how Jesus thought of Himself.
Bono
‘Hook’ became a cult classic without all the lore.
Dante Basco
People’s imaginations are sort of there for the taking, I guess. If you tell the story right, you’re going to hook them.
Thomas Gibson
I think as soon as we start thinking of ourselves as good people, that’s when we start letting ourselves off the hook which is bad. I think we should always be trying to be better but that doesn’t mean we want to be good.
Raphael Bob-Waksberg
Most players have a basic shot with which they do most of their scoring. Mine is the hook shot and I suppose you could call me an authority on that.
George Mikan
Every day the eye is subject to a thousand tiny shocks as a thousand industries compete for the eye-kick, the visual hook that will lock the consumer into product for that crucial second where the tiny – or not so tiny – leap of the imagination is made.
Graham Joyce
I think anybody that has had a bad game, or, I dunno, I guess if you go out golfing and you hook a couple balls, are you thinking about it until you get it figured out?
Adam Vinatieri
I still have my old Nintendo 64 that works. And I hook it up, and I still play the original ‘Goldeneye.’ I’m that geek. I have an ‘NBA Jam’ arcade machine in my office at ‘SNL.’
Taran Killam
I paid attention how to land a big shot, like Oscar De La Hoya with the left hook.
Ryan Garcia
I was very fortunate to hook up with Jerry in the first place. The network was already committed to doing something with him, so I skipped a couple of hundred steps right there.
Larry David
We need financial regulation that allows businesses and the banks they use to have access to the tools that help keep prices of consumer goods – like groceries and home heating oil – steady, while ensuring that the taxpayers are never again on the hook for the types of wild bets that helped crash the economy in 2008.
Jim Himes
I can only hit it one way. I can only hook it.
Aaron Mooy
It was quite a surprise when I realized that with a single wormhole you could have time hook up towards the future or towards the past and that you can actually manipulate the wormhole and change how time hooked up.
Kip Thorne
A lot of times when songwriters get together and write a song… somebody will come in with a hook and a lot of times they come out with something that sounds a little crafty.
Alan Jackson
I lived in Red Hook, Brooklyn, for about 10 years, and

I lived in Red Hook, Brooklyn, for about 10 years, and then we moved out to Jersey City after my wife and I bought a house up in the Catskills. I miss Brooklyn, but the commute to the Catskills is about 45 minutes shorter.
Pablo Schreiber
With comedy, you have no place to go but more comedy, so you’re never off the hook.
Steve Martin
When a song gets its legs and begins to come to me, this is the euphoric hook that keeps me wanting to continue.
Tommy Shaw
I looked at motor racing in America where at the Indy 500 the drivers are told ‘gentlemen start your engines’ and the crowd go wild because they know the race is about to start. I needed a hook and came up with ‘let’s get ready to rumble.’
Michael Buffer
I was a university professor, I could talk on and on and on. Give me a podium and you have to drag me off with a hook.
Kathy Reichs
If you’re not interested in history, if you’re living for the day, you need some sort of cliche hook. I certainly don’t think of myself as a cult anything. It’s a strange thing to even consider pursuing.
Leon Redbone
When you start to ascertain a physique, you run that thing where you don’t want to lose it. It catches you; it’s like a hook.
Craig David
I really want to work with Eminem. I know it will never happen, but I would love if he let me do a hook on one of his songs or he featured on one of my songs. It would be incredible. I’ve just always admired him since I was young.
James Arthur
The senseless killing of 20 children and their teachers and principal at Sandy Hook Elementary School was not part of God’s grand plan. It was a thwarting of God’s plan. It was the misuse of human freedom.
Adam Hamilton
The word ‘crunk’ means energy. ‘Crunk’ is the past tense of crank. So if you crank something up, you are getting it started and getting it going. So ‘crunk’ is when it’s going… when it’s off the hook.
Lil Jon
I freestyled the hook to ‘Target.’ I got into cadence and then it sparked the idea.
Cordae
And I also have a camera, a Web cam, and I have one at home, so I can hook up and talk to the girls, and they can see me while we’re on the bus in the middle of nowhere.
Lee Ann Womack
There’s been an enormous awakening, and I think recognition that the mass shootings we saw in Sandy Hook and other places are very related to the shootings we see every day in our cities.
Elizabeth Esty
I had T-Pain on one of my singles before anyone really knew of him. I was the first one to put that to life of having T-Pain on the hook.
E-40
It was the craziest period of my life: I was getting ready for the baccalaureate, the phone was ringing off the hook, I visited the Real facilities, I met Alex Ferguson.
Raphael Varane
There is an isolated experience to being a director. It’s very communal because there’s a crew, but it’s only you. You’re the one on the hook.
Noah Baumbach
One of the things that I’m dying to do is to sing the hook on a big rap song.
Darius Rucker
That’s the thing: I’m not opposed to working with people. I’m just not one of these people that feels the need to hop around the industry and get this guy’s beat and get this guy’s hook.
Russ
I saw my brother have an altercation one time. He hit a guy with a left hook to the body and a right hand to the chin. He not only knocked the guy out, but out of wind. That stuck with me. It scared me.
Gerry Cooney
I’ll take what I can get when I go high with a hook, but the side of the head makes a big target, especially if his hands are down.
Chuck Liddell
I know what it’s like to have guys make you feel like you need to flirt with them or be sexy or hook up with them or something, and you don’t have to do those things. You just have to be strong and stand your ground.
Chanel West Coast
I’m an old-school, embarrassing Joni Mitchell fan. Her music made a hook in my soul and hasn’t let go for all these years. I even sing her songs as lullabies to my kids.
Edie Falco
I first started playing in piano bars for three reasons – to make money, to be in the company of my friends – and also to hook up with young girls. I always knew, even before I played in piano bars, about the effect of my voice.
Andrea Bocelli
Ninety percent of the coaches in the NBA are guards, and there aren’t very many big men people coaching, I happen to be one of them and when I coached, everybody on my team, including the guards, had a hook shot, so that it was their bail out shot.
Tom Heinsohn
Something that’s Crunk is off the hook. It’s popping, it’s going down if it’s Crunk. A football player listening to his Walkman as he’s getting ready for the game, jumping up and down, he’s Crunk.
Lil Jon
I wrote a song called ‘Here on Earth,’ and the hook is, ‘There’s no answers here on earth.’ Basically, searching for the ‘why’ when someone passes away, and I feel really fortunate that my dad lived as long as he did. But no matter what happens or how it happens, it’s certainly a stinker.
Dierks Bentley
Sometimes a writer just needs a hook.
John Rhys-Davies
Do not bite at the bait of pleasure, till you know there is no hook beneath it.
Thomas Jefferson
I’m like an old vaudeville act. They’ll have to pull me off the stage with a hook.
Lee Corso
I want everyone to know that they can accomplish anything they want at any age if they just be themselves. I want to encourage millions to chase their dreams and to never change. Everyone should also know how to throw a good right hook!
Paige
It was football I enjoyed most. When I moved to L.A. to become a stand-up comedian, I thought it might be a good comedy hook to also be the punter for USFL club The L.A. Express, so I started practicing for the tryouts. Luckily, my stand-up took off, and I didn’t need to do it.
Kevin Nealon
We criticize mothers for closeness. We criticize father

We criticize mothers for closeness. We criticize fathers for distance. How many of us have expected less from our fathers and appreciated what they gave us more? How many of us always let them off the hook?
Ellen Goodman
I was a good college kid, all-American and baseball-playing, living in the dorms with a million barbarians. I did not expect to be claimed by Fitzgerald hook, line, and sinker. ‘This Side of Paradise’ – that sweet, sophomoric pastiche of notes, scenes, poetry, and plays – I felt like he’d written the book just for me.
Ron Carlson
I do think sometimes there’s danger in guest appearance mania. I’ve seen too many examples that sound cool on paper, like ‘Oh, get that guy to sing the hook on that guy’s song,’ and then that’s all it is. It’s a cool idea that sounds good on paper.
Ezra Koenig
The thing that I’m most passionate about, I’m writing a book called ‘Jab Jab Jab Jab Jab Right Hook,’ and it really focuses on how to story-tell in a noisy, ADD world.
Gary Vaynerchuk
I feel like I just grabbed a big juicy worm with a right sharp hook in the middle of it.
Lyndon B. Johnson
I think often times if a guitar riff is centered around the chorus or if it follows the chorus, then it often times turns into the actual hook.
Ryan Tedder
Pilots are so hard because you have to introduce all these characters, you have to hook an audience, and an audience has such a smaller attention span than maybe they used to have.
Max Greenfield
We are from a swipe-right generation, and that just comes to, ‘Oh you’re cute, let’s hook up,’ and that’s that. Where is actual, genuine connection that comes from spending quality time with someone?
Noah Centineo
When I throw the hook, I think of my arm as a whip with a rock attached to the end.
Chuck Liddell
With me and YG, he could rap a hook, and I could make a beat around it. Ten minutes, we done.
Mustard
My phone has been ringing off the hook. I have like 17 cell phones and pagers.
Steven Cojocaru
I don’t have to worry about any pop sensibility. I can write adult songs, and I don’t have to worry about choruses and hook lines.
John Mellencamp
I have the Midas touch, in the way that when I hook up with a project, I feel, not speaking cocky or conceited, but there’s a confidence I have. I learned that from Muhammad Ali; I used to bodyguard him. He taught me about confidence. So when it comes to any job I work, I’m gonna do it good; I’m going to bring it over the top.
Mr. T
A great many men’s gratitude is nothing but a secret desire to hook in more valuable kindnesses hereafter.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
There are so many different things out there trying to hook our attention, we writers have to be very selective and make certain that it is coming from inside out, not outside in.
Sue Monk Kidd
Sometimes I’ll have sections that I’m not quite sure how they fit in the puzzle of a tune, they’ll get moved around; what I think was originally a verse ends up becoming the chorus, or what’s an intro gets dropped as a hook, things get shifted around a lot.
Gotye
Think of Capt. Hook, and then put an ‘s’ after it. Capt. Hooks. That’s me.
Sylvia Hoeks
I’ve got a powerful left hook and a lot of intensity. The intensity comes from the anger within.
Kimbo Slice
Taxpayers should not be on the hook for subsidizing former presidents’ lives to the tune of millions of dollars.
Joni Ernst
Most hiring managers interview a lot of people. So many that they generally have to go back to their notes to remember candidates – the exception being candidates with a strong hook. Sometimes these hooks are how people dress or their personality, but the best hook is a strong story that’s work-related.
Travis Bradberry
I don’t envy these kids these days. Between Instagram and Twitter… the easiest thing is just take your phone off the hook, and you’re good.
Chris Mullin
I push myself in a lot of aspects when I write a song. I write a piece and where most people would stop and say, ‘Oh, that’s the hook right there,’ I’ll move that to the first four bars of the verse and do a new hook.
Drake
When I went out on tour as Bing Hitler I would hook up with Lenny and we’d get drunk together. He was always very supportive. He was a big star and a lot of what he said to me had power and impact. Apart from that, I just like him.
Craig Ferguson
The press is like a big bass, you just stick a hook in their mouth and they’ll take it.
James Woods
I was fat and ugly and never ‘wanted to hook up – for a gay guy that’s unheard of. I was like a monk or a priest.
Perez Hilton
If I didn’t have a great right hook, the bigger, heavier fighters would grind me down and smother me.
David Haye
It’s hard being a woman in this industry, period. A lot of the time, guys make you feel like you need to hook up with them – especially as an artist – producers and other artists trying to collaborate with them, they make you kinda feel sometimes you need to hook up with them or flirt with them just to make a song.
Chanel West Coast
Luck affects everything. Let your hook always be cast; in the stream where you least expect it there will be a fish.
Ovid
I hit Damian Fuller with a left hook that left him laid out for 30-45 minutes. They brought oxygen to him, they couldn’t wake him up, he was out cold. The television station kept having to take breaks, he was out so long. It was unbelievable. That was the best one-shot I’ve ever done in my life.
Diego Corrales
Driving the No. 26 Sandy Hook School Support Fund Toyota is like nothing I have ever been part of in my NASCAR career.
Michael Waltrip
They keep the song as street as it needs to be. It’s got a good catchy hook where it can do what it needs to do on the radio, but they keep the song street where it will keep credibility in the hood.
Jermaine Dupri
A lawyer wants to get his client off the hook. And even

A lawyer wants to get his client off the hook. And even if he knows the client is guilty, he is going to find ways and means of getting him off the hook.
Mahathir Mohamad
When I’m writing, I’m thinking about how the songs are going to play live. Fifty bars of rap don’t translate onstage. No matter how potent the music, you lose the crowd. They want a hook; they want to sing your stuff back to you.
Drake
For decades, Big Oil ravaged our environment. They knew what they were peddling was lethal, but they didn’t care. They used the classical Big Tobacco playbook of denial, denial, denial, and all the while, they did everything to hook society on their lethal product.
Bill de Blasio
I’m gonna come in and keep doing what I do in practice, work on my hook and get in position down low. Hopefully when I’m called upon I can do it consistently.
Roy Hibbert
I let people off the hook too easily.
William Boyd
If there were any clear investigation of 9/11, they wouldn’t let Louie Freeh off the hook.
Sidney Blumenthal
There are those moments when you know that you are up against a tricky customer who is not being forthright with the truth, and there is no way you’re going to let them off the hook.
Emily Maitlis
Part of the problem is that many directors treat female characters too often as precious. Or they want to live in a fantasy world where they just do spinning hook kicks and knock out guys who are six foot four, and that doesn’t work either.
David Leitch
I believe Sandy Hook happened.
Alex Jones
The whole point is to hook people and keep them interested.
Penelope Ann Miller
Criminality being partially preordained may seem to let culprits off the hook. Yet it also makes the proclivity seem ineradicable and suggests that reform is unlikely: once a baddie, always a baddie.
Lionel Shriver
I think after Sandy Hook, when Obama went out, and he talked a lot about gun control and met with the parents, there was a sense that something was going to happen. But then, I guess, the power of special interests was greater than public sentiment.
Doris Kearns Goodwin
I met Mos Def around that time but I didn’t hook up with him until I was about 17 or 18.
Talib Kweli
If you listen to most songs, most people will not sing the words of the lead singer. They will sing the hook. The hook is what makes the record sell.
Darlene Love
The hardest part was getting the window net hooked back. I didn’t think I was ever going to get it hooked. I finally got it hooked. If I’d known that I wouldn’t have tried to hook it.
Sterling Marlin
What I want to do is to create a conversation piece and something people remember. I want to make it repetitive enough but not use what I call ‘thin thinking’ – the kind of thing anyone can do. A hook tells me what you are talking about and it doesn’t have to be a lot of words.
The-Dream
From the moment I first spoke with him, I knew that I wanted to join Liverpool. I fell for Klopp – hook, line, and sinker.
Georginio Wijnaldum
When I was a kid, I saw ‘Peter Pan,’ and I loved Captain Hook and the Lost Boys because they were the ‘bad boys.’
Emory Cohen
My gears that I have to go through… One minute in my mind to be Beyonce and one minute to be Rihanna and one second to do a hook for Kanye and then have to write records for myself. I’m so many people, I’m never just one person. So I don’t have to reinvent because artists around me reinvent for me.
The-Dream
I think chalking up human behavior to evil lets us all off the hook too easily.
Karin Slaughter
It wasn’t until 9th grade that I got into music. This guy in school heard me singing around the hallway to girls and stuff. The girls liked it. One day, he was like, ‘Come to my crib. I got a studio. Come and record a hook for me.’ I recorded the hook on the ‘Lovers & Friends’ beat – Usher.
Bryson Tiller
There are several ways to ‘do’ the Lavender Route. You can hook up with a tour, travelling from the old Roman city of Orange or Montelimar and wind up six or seven days later in Grasse, the renowned perfume capital of the world.
Carol Drinkwater
I came up with new leads for game stories by being observant and clever, by using the many gifts of the English language to intrigue and hook a reader.
Dick Schaap
After ‘Hook,’ it was so sad for all of us to watch the set get destroyed. We were at the end of ‘Hook,’ and we’re walking off the Sony lot and we’re literally seeing the boat get destroyed. That was the sad thing, seeing that go.
Dante Basco
My real name is Scott Thompson. I could have gone by that name, but when I started doing comedy I thought I needed to go by something that has a little more of a hook.
Carrot Top
Hope is such a bait, it covers any hook.
Oliver Goldsmith
The phone’s not ringing off the hook, but that’s ok by me. I feel very fortunate, work to me has become a kind of hobby.
Matt LeBlanc
If I had let myself off the hook in college, I could have enjoyed myself a lot more. Knowing that I can’t have those years back, I have learned to get the most out of living in the now.
Chris Pine
Since Franklin Roosevelt’s leadership in setting up the United Nations and the Nuremberg trials, the U.S. has promoted universal legal norms and the institutions to enforce them while seeking, by hook or by crook, to exempt American citizens, especially soldiers, from their actual application.
Michael Ignatieff
You can talk to a fade but a hook won’t listen.
Lee Trevino
I can’t sing, but I’ll sing over this chord progression, like, over and over, for however long it takes – sometimes it’s, like, two minutes, sometimes it’s 20 minutes – until I’ve found like a hook or something that I’m really happy with. And then, basically, it just like that’s my melody, and that’s where I start from.
Flume
How do you try to play 'Captain Hook' better than, or a

How do you try to play ‘Captain Hook’ better than, or as well as, Dustin Hoffman? You can’t. It’s perfection.
Colin O’Donoghue
I’ve always wanted to learn how to hook rugs. A wonderful artist named Leslie Giuliani taught me how. The nice thing is you can change it as you go along.
Roz Chast
There’s something to writing a hook and something to writing a memorable melody. That’s what I liked about musicals. Then I realized I could write my own songs, and I didn’t have to sing other people’s.
Sharon Van Etten
Technology is like water; it wants to find its level. So if you hook up your computer to a billion other computers, it just makes sense that a tremendous share of the resources you want to use – not only text or media but processing power too – will be located remotely.
Marc Andreessen
If the character is really well-rounded, and it’s a really strong character, and if the writing is just fantastic, that’s the thing that will hook me in, certainly.
Amanda Abbington
Serial novels have an unexpected effect; they hook the writer as well as the reader.
Alexander McCall Smith
You never know how a horse will pull until you hook him to a heavy load.
Bear Bryant
It’s kind of like a challenge to myself to be able to hear somebody else’s hook and kind of interpret the words. Because my own hooks, I already know what I mean when I write them.
Eminem
On the publicity tour of ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding,’ I was asked over and over again, if, as the writer, I felt it was a fair depiction of real life to have someone of my er, below average looks, hook up with hottie John Corbett.
Nia Vardalos
When I was eight or nine, I wrote a new version of ‘Peter Pan’ for the school play. They didn’t use it – I imagine it was unperformable – but as recompense for not doing my script, I was offered any role, and instinctively went for Captain Hook. I came on trying to be terrifying, but everyone laughed at me.
Arthur Smith
Grooming oneself with all the crazed compulsion of an under-exercised lab rat in order to hook a rich man and obtain a lush lifestyle makes a certain (albeit seedy) sense.
Julie Burchill
I’m not the type of guy to go so deep with the concept songs, but there’s deep thought in everything. Maybe it’s not just a repetitive hook telling you what the song is about – you have to use your brain a little bit.
Action Bronson
I’m only as good as my last word, my last hook, my last bridge.
Kendrick Lamar
Usually I start with a beat, I start making a beat, and my producer side is making the beat. And on a good day, my rapper side will jump in and start the writing process – maybe come up with a hook or start a verse. Sometimes it just happens like that. A song like ‘Lights Please’ happens like that.
J. Cole
As soon as I got into country music, it was like hook, line and sinker. I was so focused on country, I ended up leaving all those ’80s hair-band CDs behind – which now I still wish I had, but I was done with it.
Dierks Bentley
‘Red Hook Summer’ is another chapter in my chronicles of Brooklyn.
Spike Lee
My favorite sci-fi always uses its hook to amplify some bigger theme or idea – some emotional thrust.
Rian Johnson
If your concentration is getting bad, take up bass fishing. It will really improve your ability to focus. If you aren’t ready when that fish hits, you can’t set the hook.
Lee Trevino
The writing process, the way I go about it is I do whatever the beat feels like, whatever the beat is telling me to do. Usually when the beat comes on, I think of a hook or the subject I want to rap about almost instantly. Within four, eight bars of it playing I’m just like, ‘Oh, OK. This is what I wanna do’.
Eminem
I thought, when I came to Nashville, I was going to hook up with some of the top country writers in town and write some country tunes.
Chris Carmack
The Y2K bug is a genuine technical concern, consuming the energies of many specialists. But the prophecies of doom represent a broader worldview using the bug as a news hook. In this vision, the good society is a stable society, undisrupted by innovation, ambition or outside influences.
Virginia Postrel
‘Beauty Queen’ is the weirdest, strangest, and most perfect play to do before ‘Hedda Gabler’, because there are so many similar issues for Maureen and Hedda. I had played leading ladies before but couldn’t really hook into them. After ‘An American Daughter’ and ‘Beauty Queen’, I had all the ballast.
Kate Burton
My new novel ‘Red Hook Road’ began many years ago as a short article in the newspaper.
Ayelet Waldman
What I’ve tried to do in my stage magic is to take a trick and give it an emotional hook.
David Copperfield
A big hook can be great; you’ll have a big opening. But if you haven’t got the right foundation, you’re never going to keep that train on the tracks.
Channing Dungey
I’ve had asthma my whole life. My mom used to hook the generator up to the Suburban and roll the extension cord all the way down to the football field and have my nebulizer hooked up to that so I could take treatments in between offense and defense. I was in the fifth grade when she started doing that.
Von Miller