Words matter. These are the best Lights Quotes from famous people such as Christie Brinkley, Michael Morpurgo, Bojan Bogdanovic, Zacky Vengeance, Tom Hanks, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
Smile. It instantly lifts the face, and it just lights up the room.
You get to about 65 or 70 and you lose friends and the world does seem to be an endlessly difficult place and tragic place, so it’s more and more difficult for me to find the bright lights.
I had a lot of green lights, and I showed other teams in the league what I was capable of doing.
We wanted to incorporate lights and the like to really accentuate the music. We play mostly small venues, so we don’t use it overboard by any means. The most important thing is the music. I think we do a good job of letting that show.
Now, learning how to make a movie is something you can figure out in about an afternoon. The physics of it, the marks, the lights, etc. What’s hard to do is to suspend your own feelings of self consciousness. The natural actors can do that; they can become part of a characterization and learn how to maintain it.
I just love the process of working with other actors. It’s like jamming with a musician, except it takes a little more effort to get to that place as an actor, because you have the cameras and lights and everything. But I love jamming with these people.
Yes, I was the child who would sneak into her closet and read ‘Nancy Drew’ for hours after the designated ‘lights out’ time of night.
There was my name up in lights. I said, ‘God, somebody’s made a mistake.’ But there it was, in lights. And I sat there and said, ‘Remember, you’re not a star.’ Yet there it was up in lights.
It’s kind of weird – I get shy when I’m around new people, still, even when I’m onstage. I come from not really wanting to be in lights or known or in front of people.
I am going to notice the lights of the earth, the sun and the moon and the stars, the lights of our candles as we march, the lights with which spring teases us, the light that is already present.
From my first fight, I loved being in the ring. I tune everything out – the lights, the smells, the noise – so I’m in this zone where I’m performing only for myself.
I remember looking out into the sea of phone lights as Chris Martin belted ‘Yellow’ on the piano and deciding that that was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.
The political world is a dark place. If you want to portray it accurately, authentically, you’ve got to turn out the lights from time to time.
I’m just a skinny kid from Glennville, Georgia – 3,500 people, two traffic lights – going to the Hall of Fame.
Cyclists need to obey the Highway Code, not run red lights, and not ride with iPods on, and motorists need to be more respectful and look out for cyclists.
You take a plug and put it in a socket, and that’s what the theatre is-it lights up right away. You speak, and they respond immediately.
My understanding is that a book becomes a best seller only when it is pirated, sold on footpaths and at traffic lights.
Under the lights, there’s a lot of pressure, my first big show. The mental pressure drained me out a bit. I was fit and healthy, but I was thinking, ‘Why am I tired?’ There are so many things that go on in there.
If I drink coffee, I have to turn the lights off and lay down. I can’t handle it.
I’ve kinda been an off-Broadway sensation. There aren’t a lot of lights or big marquees around my name or my work, yet my core audience knows exactly where I am.
I’m a portrait photographer that’s used to shooting celebrities, and I usually need time and all kinds of lights and a studio to set up my shots.
I don’t know any kid that’s not afraid at some point going to bed with the lights off, totally. That’s why they make nightlights.
I spar in the gym, and I take pride in my sparring. But I’m a better fighter when the lights come on because it’s right now – there is no tomorrow.
Dance is my passion, and I feel so strongly about it that just watching people dance lights up my face and makes me come alive.
I would like to go to Iceland to see the northern lights.
Just living longer and being sick is the worst. But the idea that you could have fewer diseases, and just have a healthy life and then turn out the lights, that’s a good vision to have. And I think what we know about some of these pathways suggests that might be possible.
In sum, we took energy for granted, assuming when we flipped the switch, the lights would go on and assuming that there would always be plenty of cheap fuel for our vehicles.
I remember going to the theatre when I was little and the lights going down and just getting really scared about what was going to happen up there.
People often think of New York as a city, a concrete jungle with soaring skyscrapers and yellow taxis and the bright lights of Times Square. And it is that, in part. But beyond that, it’s rolling hills of fruit orchards and fields of grain and ice-cold waters brimming with oysters.
We often take for granted that our lights will come on when we flip the light switch, but the reality is that our reliability standards and the current state of the transmission grid leave us all vulnerable to blackouts.
I always wear my Lip Lights gloss from the Karl Lagerfeld and ModelCo line. I like this brownish pink called St. Tropez Sunset. It’s like a take on your own lip colour but not too heightened. If I’m going out, I do the red.
With ‘Friday Night Lights,’ we were encouraged to make it our own and improvise as much as we wanted.
I remember from the very beginning when I walked out at UFC 40, when we had the big lights, the flames, everything. Fans want to see entertainment.
In the past I’d always felt like ‘the girl’ in the show or the movie. On ‘Friday Night Lights’ there were a bunch of girls, and I was the woman. Initially there was a little struggle with my identity around that. But now there’s a sense of ease.
I have a lot of experience with the lights on bright – a lot of people watching and performing on live television.
I met Sade! I performed ‘Blue Lights’ at one of Drake’s shows in London, and I met her backstage. She told me her son is a big fan. That was a moment when I was like, ‘Wow.’
No one can fathom that the top 200 pro street skaters run from cops on the weekends and use a generator and lights to light up a handrail at 2 in the morning to get a trick that’s going to be in an advertisement that will be shown around the world.
Food is the only snobbery allowed. Imagine pulling up in your expensive car alongside somebody at the lights with a cheap car and saying, ‘Is that all you’ve got?’ But people do it with food.
I remember driving the tractor on our farm, and Tim McGraw would be on the radio. I’d find myself walking out of class, singing his songs. And then Tim ended up playing my father in ‘Friday Night Lights.’ It was surreal.
Remember folks stop lights timed for 35 mph are also timed for 70 mph.
Motorists in London have got to be immensely careful of cyclists. At the same time, cyclists in London are too often unwilling to obey the road signs. I’ve seen regular examples of people who just bolt through red lights.
Love lights more fires than hate extinguishes, and men grow better as the world grows old.
Once I started to write, it was like all the lights came on. I was always making up stories in my head. I was a daydreamer. I didn’t start as a child, but once I started, I couldn’t stop. It was compulsive.
You always hear actresses talk about how unromantic it is to act a love scene or a sex scene – which it is. You’re doing it with all these lights on and cameras flying around and people on the set.
You can’t fool television viewers with dancing girls and flashing lights.
When you come into my pieces, it’s not an intellectual experience, it’s a physical experience. It’s coming at your body. There’s light, there’s sound, the lights in some pieces are going on and off. There’s loud roaring sound happening.
We need to make power a public utility to end man-made energy disasters and ensure that no family ever has to choose between keeping the lights on or feeding their kids.
Something that I learned from ‘Friday Night Lights,’ sometimes if you have four or five scenes in an episode, it’s not having less than having 10. It’s what you do with those scenes.
In the commercial music world, the folk world, we sell records and concert tickets – this is the way I make a living. You go out, you make your art and hopefully people will put their money down for it. But it’s getting hard. I have to be on the road so much to keep the lights on.
Any society that could come here could pick up the lights from New York. What should we do about that? Should we darken New York from now until the last human expires? Would we want to turn off all the radars at JFK airport?
The President then proceeded to read his Emancipation Proclamation, making remarks on the several parts as he went on, and showing that he had fully considered the whole subject, in all lights under which it had been presented to him.
I’m passionate about actors, and I’m passionate about showing actors in different lights.
My mom always makes the whole family pile into the car and drive around to look at the Christmas lights. My brother and I never want to do it, but my mom just loves it!
I love Future. ‘Turn on the Lights’ is the best song ever. You can cry to it. You can relate to it.
I’m pretty skeptical about a lot of the toys on the market, especially for young kids. Most of them just add these new technologies just to make more flashing lights.
You get to bring your own sound system when you play an arena, all the lights and visual stuff, which I think is really cool. There’s something about those old arenas, where it feels larger than life.
Consumers don’t need to be forced to pay billions for so-called smart technology to know how to reduce their utility bills. We know to turn down the heat or air conditioning and shut off the lights.
No acting, no production, could take the place of that moment when you come out in the dark on to the stage and the drummer plays four beats on the hi-hat and then lights and music. It just takes your breath away. No words can do what music can.
I was told I’d never work again, but once you come out, it’s like someone turns on the lights, and your life will be different.
I am not a big horror freak. I’m a bit of a scaredy-cat in general. I can’t handle scary movies unless I am at home with the lights on and the doors locked or it is in the morning.
But you are alone. Yet I never tell what you are. And if your face lights up my world as no other can – well, this feeling too, when viewed as the mere psychologist has to view it, appears to be simply what all the other friends report about their friends.
Well, after the divorce, I went home and turned all the lights on!
Basically what I’m trying to tell you is that it’s almost impossible to drive a jet ski at night time unless you’re in a city with lights lit up so you can navigate. Besides being pitch black, that water turn black at night. Listen, I don’t recommend it.
In all honesty, at that time, I never saw myself as an author… I was just a Mom in a state of panic, trying to enter a short story contest to win the prize money in order to keep the lights on in my home.
Frank Capra, Hollywood’s Horatio Alger, lights with more cinematic know-how and zeal than any other director to convince movie audiences that American life is exactly like the ‘Saturday Evening Post’ covers of Norman Rockwell. ‘It’s A Wonderful Life,’ the latest example of Capracorn, shows his art at a hysterical pitch.
You can disguise any set with lights and shadows.
The task of an American writer is not to describe the misgivings of a woman taken in adultery as she looks out of a window at the rain but to describe four hundred people under the lights reaching for a foul ball. This is ceremony.
When someone speaks to an introvert, her brain responds with a high level of activity. It is as if several lights start flashing on a control panel.
We lost our jobs at ‘Heart and Lights’ at one-o’clock that day. At two-o’clock, I got the call from Telsey telling me I was cast in ‘Hamilton.’
The lights go down, you hear the applause and you’re up there, and then everything else is forgotten.
I played with a band in Austin when I was doing ‘Friday Night Lights.’ It was a blast.
I say what’s on my mind and have a good time. I try to give people a show. It’s all about giving people a good time once you get out under those lights.
Being around some of the bright lights of the technology world and having them expect great things helps you sit down and do it seriously.
I am a pop culture person. And car people have clearly contributed to pop culture, which is how I knew about purple French tail lights and 30-inch fins without exactly knowing what they were.
Nothing lights a fire under you like somebody saying, ‘You’re not going to be able to do it.’
The Smith Center is a theater where you want to keep the lights on. The acoustics are amazing, and this is a stage that was built for sound.
Well, I go to the theater today, and its curtain – there is no curtain in this play; the lights go down and go up – and we start. And I live this character for two hours. There are only two of us in the play. And It’s a complete experience.
I grew up in the suburbs, so I remember arriving at Waterloo and seeing Big Ben and the coloured lights on top of the Southbank Centre and thinking, ‘Wow!’
I needed more stuff that glowed so when the lights went out, you could actually see me the whole time. So I slowly built it from there. I wanted everything to glow. I want my hair to glow, I want my nails to glow, I want my eyes to glow, I want my lips to glow, you know?
Sometimes I wake up before dawn, and I love sitting up in the middle of the bed with all the lights off, pitch-black dark, and talking to the Father, with no interruptions and nothing that reminds me that there’s anything in life but me and Him.
I like playing. Guitar… on a loud rock stage… with colored lights. Everything sounds better with colored lights!
The fly that doesn’t want to be swatted is most secure when it lights on the fly-swatter.
I don’t want the big flashing lights and red carpet, like, ‘Here comes another Bon Iver album!’ I just want it to be my bedroom-y thing. But that’ll take a while to figure out.
It gets to the point where, by the time you’re underneath the arena lights and you’re staring at your opponent, that’s the best time. That’s the best feeling in the world, because all the other stuff goes away.
Mostly, I would like people to ask other writers about the craft of their writing so we could learn from one another. We ask movie directors why they chose to use certain lights and angles and speeds of film, but most of the time, we ignore the craft of a writer.
Ten flashing lights are a nuisance but 500 are fantastic.
That part, that internal dialogue that has a lot of ups and downs and darks and lights and stuff – that, I think, is where music comes from. I think the face that you put on when you’re talking to people and making small talk, I don’t think that’s where music comes from.
I turned the Gloucester Christmas lights on and our local Newent lights on, so everyone recognises me now. It is a completely different life for me.
I keep my skin clean and moisturised. While shooting, my skin has to put up with severe make up and lights for hours at a stretch. So I am obsessive about taking my make-up off as soon as I am done.
I’m a family man now. I don’t need no distractions; I don’t need no big cities, no big lights, at this point in my career.
As a young woman, I wanted nothing more than to see my name in lights.
After college, I was an intern at the New York Theater Workshop. In the mornings, I would build sets and hang lights, and in the afternoon, I would be the reader for auditions.
Ever since Mike Tyson was champ, twenty-something dudes have microwaved nachos, popped opened Natty Lights, watched sharks do unspeakable things on TV, and whispered a billion ‘Whoa, dudes.’
I grew up in a very ‘Friday Night Lights,’ sports-focused town. I did not play the sports. I was never bullied physically, but I was called names. I was also an overweight kid. I knew what it’s like to feel like the other, to feel written off for things that were not in my control – my appearance, my interests.
Anytime I float by a window, I can tell whether the outside is lit or if it’s dark outside. When we’re working it’s just day for us with the lights on inside.
I’m normally a player that plays well under the TV lights, the cameras and everything, I normally do produce quite well.
My experience is, I do a table reading, and it’s literally like it’s written in colossal neon lights what’s wrong with the screenplay.
The quality of festival Q&As is often a matter of chance. Sometimes the lights come up on movies I loved, and not a single meaningful question is asked. Sometimes it’s the opposite.
You have to have at least some kind of baseline coverage under the studio lights. It’s not like normal makeup; it’s like walking around with a wet coat of paint on your face.
When the days start to get shorter, I want to be in some nice brick building on the East Coast with the lights glowing in the windows. When the daylight starts changing, I want to be out West.
I had a chance to get used to the lights and the camera without all that pressure to… emote.
I’ve endured humiliating experiences trying to get a cab in the various cities I’ve visited and lived in. Available taxis – as indicated by their roof lights – locked their doors with embarrassingly loud clicks as I approached. Or they’ve just ignored my hail altogether.
I act because I have to, because I need to find out whether I can do it or not – that’s what drives me and excites me and lights me up.
I need to have something else going on. I’m able to write a lot if I have an episode of ‘Friday Night Lights’ going on my computer.
Every Diwali, the excitement sets in with all the decorations, lights and Puja. Even if busy schedule of shoots does not allow time to enjoy all the celebrations or perform rituals, I make sure to do whatever I can.
Experience is a dim lamp, which only lights the one who bears it.
There were times I’d be nervous walking home from elementary school, thinking, ‘If that red tag from the power company saying our lights are turned off is on the door handle, I don’t know what I’ll do.’
Everyone is slowly catching on to this one – and I know everyone says this – but we need to make a little more effort with the environment. Everyone says they turn off their lights, but do they really?
I don’t really know Hollywood, but living and shooting in L.A. was very motivating, inspiring. The lights, the extras, their American faces, the energy, the Orpheum Theatre. It was all very inspiring.
I certainly wanted my name in lights. I wanted my name on a marquee. I wanted recognition on Broadway.
Sammy was the only one that looked like me, so I naturally gravitated to him. Sammy made it cool to be black at a time when, let’s just say it, it wasn’t very cool to be black. His name was on the front of the building in lights, and he had to go in the back. But you never saw him sweat.
I’m actually not an exhibitionist at all. When you get onstage and you get under the lights playing music, I feel more hidden and more alone than anywhere else. You hide behind your music and let your emotions come out through the music.
I switch off lights like a maniac. I drive at reasonable speeds so that I don’t waste petrol.
Abjure all accretions and turn off the lights. Put on some music – Leonard Cohen, say, perhaps his ‘Various Positions’ – and let your mind cool down. Soon you’ll forget there’s a word called ‘stress.’
If Paris is a city of lights, Sydney is the city of fireworks.
I guess I’m crazy. If everything was easy-peasy and green lights all the time, it’d be kind of boring.
I find airports to be purgatorial in many ways. I mean, even from the basics of the design: you know, this sort of – this muted gray and the fluorescent lights.
As Mick Jagger will tell you, performing is an aerobic work-out. I’ve got the bass guitar, which is the heaviest of all the instruments, and I’m a little girl, in boiling-hot leather under the lights. You have to keep the fitness level up if you want to look good up there.
I moved to New York last year and I love it. It’s a huge change and I’ve always wanted to spend time there. It’s like a more intense London, and everything’s up a few notches. The lights are brighter, the pace is faster and the food’s better.
If you have kids, you feel everything stronger. It’s like someone turning the lights on in your inner room.
The movies were so healing for me because I had such an isolated, lonely childhood. Going to the movies and having the lights go down, you disappear. If you have esteem issues, suddenly you’re in a void where nobody can see you. You are just by yourself in that darkness, and your loneliness is cured.
A woman has two smiles that an angel might envy, the smile that accepts a lover before words are uttered, and the smile that lights on the first born babe, and assures it of a mother’s love.
There is nothing in the dark that isn’t there when the lights are on.
Considering the regular use of make-up and the fact that I’m under the glare of the harsh shooting lights practically all the time, I’m adamant about using really strong cleansing milk to get the make-up off my skin, and I never sleep with make-up on, however tired I am.
You’re blinded by lights and you see all these people who come out, and it’s exciting. It’s scary and it’s exciting all rolled into one.
In some ways any film that you do has an artificiality about it. Even when you’re doing the most kitchen-sinky, gritty, realistic scene you’ve still got 50 people standing around watching you with cameras and lights and things.
I think the thing that keeps us motivated is challenging ourselves to see if we can be better than we’ve been before and seeing if we can stumble upon a magic that wasn’t there before – whether it’s a song, a performance, or a track that lights us up the way the first few records did.
A man sits in his car at the traffic lights, waiting for them to go green.
I used to be something of an obsessive when it came to research. When I first began writing the Thorne novels, I would drive to a set of traffic lights in the early hours of the morning to make sure you could turn left. I thought it was important to get even the most trivial details right.
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.
The great challenge working on this show for me is wearing polyester all day long and having the worst haircut known to man at the top of my head and sitting under fluorescent lights. That is America, people. Polyester, bad haircuts, under fluorescent lights.
When you move handheld, and the director of photography has the courage to shoot with no lights, the set becomes a space of creativity and freedom where actors can move wherever they want to move.
The criterion for racism is either objective or it’s meaningless: If liberals get to decide for themselves who is or isn’t a racist according to their political lights, conservatives will be within their rights to ignore them.
I write in my house, at my desk, where I have Christmas lights strung over it to try and convince me that I’m having a good time. I can’t really write anywhere else.
The Viennese wash everything. Where else in the world does the government hire public servants to wash public telephone booths and the glass over traffic lights? Every time I see someone doing these things, I smile like a child.
You can’t remember the plot of the Dr Who movie because it didn’t have one, just a lot of plot holes strung together. It did have a lot of flashing lights, though.
Diwali is really a happy time. It’s a festival of lights. That’s the only time when the entire family comes together and celebrates together.
Let each dawn find us courageous, brought closer, heeding the lights before the fight is over.
I fancy the romantic image of myself being soothed and inspired by music and the sweet aroma and flickering lights of candles.
When you listen to a Yes album, you should listen to the whole thing through headphones with the lights off.
When I made a breakthrough as an actor, people started to say, ‘Who’s that bloke with the funny name?’ They advised me to change it, saying it would never be put up in lights outside theaters because they couldn’t afford the electricity. But I would never contemplate changing it. It’s who I am.
I’m afraid of the dark, but I choose to sleep in the dark. I can fall right to sleep with the lights on. But I want to be someone who can sleep in the dark, so that’s the choice that I make.
I’m drawn to scenes in movies where you just see characters turning off lights in a room or putting the groceries away; it’s like, ‘I understand that.’ We all have to get ready for bed, and we all do it in a different way, and yet it’s all strangely familiar and strangely human.
In terms of ‘American Horror Story’ and ‘Nashville,’ what attracted me to those, and ‘Friday Night Lights,’ for that matter, is that they felt like something innovative and something that we hadn’t seen before. As an actor, that’s exciting.
The truth is the Super Bowl long ago became more than just a football game. It’s part of our culture like turkey at Thanksgiving and lights at Christmas, and like those holidays beyond their meaning, a factor in our economy.
I’ve been to Vietnam and mainland China. Even though the Vietnamese are seemingly poor, they always stop in front of red traffic lights and walk in front of green ones. Even though mainland China’s GDP is higher than that of Vietnam, if you ask me about culture, the Vietnamese culture is superior.
My days, my years, my life has seen up and downs, lights and darknesses. If I wrote only and continually of the ‘light’ and never mentioned the other, then as an artist, I would be a liar.
I love having candles, especially when you get downtime. I could just pass out seeing the flame flicker with the lights off.
The stadium here in Munich is the best of the lot for me. It is absolutely fantastic, especially the way it lights up a different colour according to who is playing. It’s superb.
At night, what you see is a city, because all you see is lights. By day, it doesn’t look like a city at all. The trees out-number the houses. And that’s completely typical of Seattle. You can’t quite tell: is it a city, is it a suburb, is the forest growing back?
I went on to Cincinnati. I had got a taste of the big cities and them bright lights. I stayed there until I was about 18 or 19 and then I went on to Detroit.
It’s true that I’ve driven through a number of red lights on occasion, but on the other hand, I’ve stopped at a lot of green ones but never gotten credit for it.
If you take the ’70s with Blaxploitation pictures, there was a proliferation of black-content films and motion pictures, television, stage plays and so forth at a time when Hollywood was in trouble financially, and it was cheaper to do black films to keep the lights on until they could reestablish themselves.
The end of ‘City Lights’ makes me cry every time I see it – when Charlie Chaplin walks by the shop window and the once-blind girl brings him a flower and pins it to his lapel.
I wanted to be an entertainer; I wanted to be on the big screen. I loved the cameras and the lights.
Brits and Americans have hundreds of different phrases for the same thing. Luckily, it’s usually a source of amusement rather than frustration. A flashlight by any other name is still a torch. My personal favourite is ‘fairy lights,’ which we boringly refer to as ‘Christmas lights.’
Our after-dinner entertainment would be a little family party. We’d string up twinkling fairy lights, put on some music and dance around in the glow of the fire.
I’ve been… chased by paparazzi, and they run lights, and they chase you and harass you the whole time. It happens all over the world, and it has certainly gotten worse. You don’t know what it’s like being chased by them.
The inconvenience, the glaring lights, the long hours of waiting, and the repetition of every scene are all calculated to defeat anything more than a real mastery of love technique.
As soon as he hit it, I thought I had it. But I lost it when it went into the lights. I did my best.
My earliest memory is nursing and struggling to see the colored lights making up the map of the world, the famous backdrop for Larry King’s TV show. There’s an ‘I-want-to-do-all-things-at-once’ kind of theme to it.
The living experience of film only happens when a film is seen, and only within the spectator, because they project their own fears, desires, and fantasies upon those lights and shadows.
I have not been diagnosed with epilepsy. I did have an MRI of the brain, and they found no abnormalities in my brain. Now, there are people with epilepsy who have completely normal MRI’s, too. I just think also, you know, epileptic seizures can be triggered by emotional stress, by all kinds of things, lights.
I had this vision of shooting a great white in the studio with all the edge lights I use for movie posters. I knew that I couldn’t bring the great white to the studio, so I had to bring the studio to the great white.
Turn up the lights. I don’t want to go home in the dark.
As teenagers, we used to listen to entire Rush albums, entire Pink Floyd albums and shut down the lights and it was great.
I loved all those classic figures from the ’30s and ’40s… Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Humphrey Bogart, Rita Hayworth. They had such glamour and style. I loved the movies of those times too – so much attention paid to details, lights, clothing, the way the studios would develop talent.
In New York, lights are on the whole night; there are offices where not a single person is working, but all lights are on. The street lights at the White House are lit all the day. Why? And we are being told not to use coal.
What’s a bigger mystery box than a movie theater? You go to the theater, you’re just so excited to see anything – the moment the lights go down is often the best part.
Every day we are paying more for energy than we should due to poor insulation, inefficient lights, appliances, and heating and cooling equipment – money we could save by investing in energy efficiency.
The way I see it, I can either cross the street, or I can keep waiting for another few years of green lights to go by.
We don’t want A.I. to engage in cyberbullying, stock manipulation, or terrorist threats; we don’t want the F.B.I. to release A.I. systems that entrap people into committing crimes. We don’t want autonomous vehicles that drive through red lights, or worse, A.I. weapons that violate international treaties.
We came from nothing really. One house. Ten people. Even days the lights was off. The worst days was not eating. Surviving off rice and toast.
If you’re still in a bar when the lights go on, you are a loser.
I came from the country, and when I came to the city, I was ridin’ high, you know. I was seeing more lights than I ever dreamed to shine in the world. ‘Cos where I came from, there wasn’t too many lights. Bugs made a lot of light, but after that there wasn’t no lights.
I had great luck with Tim McGraw twice in ‘Friday Night Lights’ and ‘The Kingdom.’ I love finding off-beat casting and finding someone you know in one way and you reinvent them in another way. I like doing that as a director.
Just growing up on ‘Friday Night Lights,’ other dramas, that kind of shaped my childhood. The fact that I can have one talking about my life – it’s insane.
I don’t watch TV series, but I watched ‘Friday Night Lights’ because I’m a sports head.
If you’re setting up lights and tripods, and you’ve got three assistants running around, people will want to get you out as fast as they can. But if you go the opposite way, if you make the camera the least important thing in the room, then it’s different.
If you’ve never feared the police – if you don’t get a dull ache in the pit of your stomach when you see red and blue flashing lights, even when you know you’re not doing anything wrong – consider yourself lucky.
Our problem right now is that we’re so specialized that if the lights go out, there are a huge number of people who are not going to know what to do. But within every dystopia there’s a little utopia.
To me, music is a luminous experience. Whenever I’m immersed in it, life lights up for me, no matter what else is going on.
That connectivity with the audience that I get to enjoy, that’s my church. It’s not one of ego or anything like, ‘I’m on the stage and the lights.’ It’s just this connectivity, and it’s always been that way for me.
Sometimes I have to shut off the omnipresent disco ball and flashing lights that are always in my head. It’s a part of maturing, I guess – just learning that it’s not just always about a quick, easy fix of getting people to dance.
Politics is its own world. It is a court and if the king’s eye lights on you, you are a powerful figure. If the king’s eye wanders elsewhere, you are out, whatever your title.
I am a guy who likes those who drive through red lights.
A new laboratory technique, positron emission tomography, uses radioactively labeled oxygen or glucose that essentially lights up specific and different areas of the brain being activated when a person speaks words or sees words or hears words, revealing the organic location for areas of behavioral malfunction.
In October, a maple tree before your window lights up your room like a great lamp. Even on cloudy days, its presence helps to dispel the gloom.
No, what I should really like to do right now, in the full blaze of lights, before this illustrious assembly, is to shower every one of you with gifts, with flowers, with offerings of poetry – to be young once more, to ride on the crest of the wave.
There’s a lot of progress happening in TV. You have amazing shows like ‘How to Get Away With Murder.’ You have people like Shonda Rhimes, Lee Daniels with ‘Empire,’ and Jason Katims with ‘Friday Night Lights’ and ‘Parenthood.’ You have people behind the scenes writing complex women.
Sometimes it doesn’t hurt to talk around a little and see what lights people’s eyes up and what makes them cloud over.
But, when you have to resort to turntables, trick lights, flashing lights, fire and all that, you’re actually saying, I need this because what I do is not all that together.
The point is that life for me is not going to be the way it is for everyone else. I have a fog machine and movie lights in my bedroom.
Blackfoot was one of the ultimate live bands… there was no pretense, no gimmickry; it was sound, lights, and rock and roll. Our whole goal was to be terrifying… to strike fear and cause havoc in a closing band’s minds.
Donna Tartt blows me away – that impeccable writing, so rich you could eat it and so luminous that it lights up the whole room, and the way she brings her characters to life so completely and in such fine detail that you know them as intimately as your dearest friends.
My son, who is five, was adopted from Ethiopia. My daughter was adopted from Guatemala. Her parents died of typhoid and malaria. We got her from an orphanage. They are the lights of my life.
It is up to me whether I continue to stay a Premier League player or just get caught up in the lights and fall back but I am sure that will not be the case.
The sincere friends of this world are as ship lights in the stormiest of nights.
I had been in the gym training for many, many years, but I definitely stepped it up when it was time to get into shape to play ‘Lights’. I began trying to live the life of a boxer, and that means everything that you would expect.
For me, I try as much as possible to just think about being in the movie theatre, having the lights dim, and what would I want to see on the screen. That puts me in the frame of mind that made me want to be in the movie business to begin with.
Dating is hard enough in the light, so I can’t wait to see what unfolds when the lights are off!
I replaced the headlights in my car with strobe lights, so it looks like I’m the only one moving.
In Hollywood, the cameraman lights the star. In Europe, he lights the set.
What we do every day onstage, there’s lights, there’s lots of other musicians, there’s an audience, there’s a microphone and mic stands – layers of the onion we have to kind of hide behind.
I think people just think I am crazy because they see me doing stand-up, but I am generally not. I am very sad. I’m one of those guys that lights candles and listens to Rachmaninoff.
We celebrated Christmas. Not religiously, but we did the tree and the lights. Hannukah always seemed not quite as thrilling – Sorry to my Jewish brothers and sisters! But when you’re a kid, Santa and all that, you know, that really trumps the menorah. So we did Christmas.
I think the more yellows, the more lights, the better. It alerts everybody. I mean, I guess I’m always a little bit afraid when the yellow comes out, we all get out of it, that someone won’t notice it, pile into the back of you.
I love Christmas. I really do love Christmas. I love being with my family and I love snow. I love the music and the lights and all of it.
There is nothing wrong with dedication and goals, but if you focus on yourself, all the lights fade away and you become a fleeting moment in life.
Knowing how much was sacrificed to give me the opportunity to find the thing that lights me up isn’t lost on me, and it’s something I know a lot of people can relate to, whether their parents arrived here in Australia recently or not.
Cyclists need to help themselves and should not jump red lights. I would ride in London, but I certainly wouldn’t ride like that; you just have to be careful. I can understand going down the outside of traffic, but you should obey the rules of the road because we’re all road users.
I like to read in the dark. I like to go into the bathtub, turn out all the lights, and in the dark, read my books.
I’d like to think I’m a hybrid to where, if you had to pick, where would you say I’m weak? I can outwrestle guys; I can outgrapple guys. I can put your lights out, and I have a gas tank for days. I can do it all.
‘Beyond the Lights’ was my fourth film. I gained a lot of knowledge, and I’m excited to share that with young filmmakers because I know how lost I was coming out of film school with that question of ‘What’s next?’
The stage is our pulpit, and you can use all of that energy and that music and the lights and the colors and the sound. But you know, you’ve got to be careful.
I’ve always seen music as colours, with basses maybe translating to dark blues, and trebles as yellows and ochres and a general sense of lights coming through.
My mom would always over decorate the house to the point where she’d switch like soap dispensers and all the towels. We would blow fuses in our house all the time because we have too many lights going on and I just feel like we did Christmas right around the Bristowe residence.
For the most part, any serious magic show is not using very much technology newer than theatrical lights.
Watching a peaceful death of a human being reminds us of a falling star; one of a million lights in a vast sky that flares up for a brief moment only to disappear into the endless night forever.
We may forget it, among the glitz of the Christmas lights, but capitalism can be a profoundly moral force.
Learning operatic roles is ongoing, and I find that I can learn on the train or subway, during a manicure, getting my hair done, and even while driving if I only look at the score at red lights.
We look at life from the back side of the tapestry. And most of the time, what we see is loose threads, tangled knots and the like. But occasionally, God’s light shines through the tapestry, and we get a glimpse of the larger design with God weaving together the darks and lights of existence.
I’m working as hard as I can for West Virginia and its people to continue to provide the coal that keeps the lights on in our country.
There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast.
A graphic representation of data abstracted from the banks of every computer in the human system. Unthinkable complexity. Lines of light ranged in the nonspace of the mind, clusters and constellations of data. Like city lights, receding.
We always go to downtown Oklahoma City to look at all the Christmas lights that have been put up… We go to the Christmas Eve service at church, and we always beg my parents to open a present – just one present – on Christmas Eve. We get them to cave.
We need to bring sustainable energy to every corner of the globe with technologies like solar energy mini-grids, solar powered lights, and wind turbines.
Ever since I was a little kid, I always dreamed of being a Big City kid, because I grew up in a very small town up north in Canada. I have to say I just love the city lights at night.
I’m really proud of ‘Bright Lights’ because I was still in the mind frame of my first album when I was putting it together, but next time I want to display something different. I don’t want to be as young, immature and all about boys!
When you go into the theatre and the lights dim, you want to entertain people from beginning to end. You want them to be swept up in your story, on the edge of their seats, unable to wait to see what happens next, be blown away and afterwards just go, ‘Wow!’
I liked in television that you do some work, then you perform, then you stop and you have a break because they have to set up lights, and then you do some more work. I really liked the pace of it; it really agreed with me. I enjoyed it.
I love Coldplay. The lights, and the sound quality They really play their instruments. Sometimes, during the show, they’ll make a mistake and stop. I think they do it intentionally just to show you they’re really playing it live.
‘True Blood’ is amazing. I have to give a shout out to ‘Melrose Place’ because I do watch. I love ‘Entourage.’ One of my favorite shows back in the day was ‘Friday Night Lights.’
When someone tells me they’ve never been to a race, I tell them that the first one they should go to is Bristol, Tennesee. The shape of the track, the energy, and excitement under the lights is similar to what you might get at a stick-and-ball game in college football or the NFL.
I’d sneak out and work on my game at midnight. The neighbors would call and say, turn the lights off. I went from the worst player to the first guy off the bench to the best player on my ninth-grade team, and then it took off.
If you are the kind of person who is waiting for the ‘right’ thing to happen, you might wait for a long time. It’s like waiting for all the traffic lights to be green for five miles before starting the trip.
When the lights did come on in Georgia and the electricity did come on – you know, ’cause they did for about one hour during the day – we would watch Hollywood films and we’d listen to music from America and the West.
A single Dallas Cowboys football game uses up as much electricity as the entire nation of Liberia in those same three hours – one reason the globe, if looked at from a certain height, is a cluster of lights surrounded by enormous patches of dark.
‘Friday Night Lights’ was never a break-out hit; I’ll never regret doing that show.
I collect chairs and lights, which obviously means I want to sit in the light – not surprising for an actor I suppose.
Red is one of the strongest colors, it’s blood, it has a power with the eye. That’s why traffic lights are red I guess, and stop signs as well… In fact I use red in all of my paintings.
When I get back with band, the lights, and the whole production, that’s me with the full artillery. A quick radio performance keeps me sharp for the big show.
The light of lights looks always on the motive, not the deed, the shadow of shadows on the deed alone.
It is very remarkable, that in the book of life, we find some almost of all kinds of occupations, who notwithstanding served God in their respective generations, and shone as so many lights in the world.
I don’t have lights, I don’t have assistants, I just go and meet somebody and take a photograph. That’s really basic, and that’s how I used to work when I was 17 or 18 in Holland.
Untangling Christmas lights is the true tragedy of ‘Stranger Things.’
What I loved about ‘Goodfellas’ is that it’s a film about bad behavior – but told with great energy and without judgment – but it doesn’t actually shy away from the consequences of that behavior in the characters’ lives, which I think is similar in ‘Keep the Lights On.’
I loved the idea of playing quarterback on Friday Night Lights in high school, that whole experience. I wanted to be a Division I quarterback, that became my goal growing up, other than being a professional hockey player.
July is high burglary season because so many people leave town. To help avoid making that obvious, suspend your newspaper subscription and have your mail held. Another clear indication is if all your lights are off for an extended period. To fix that, you can buy a timer for about $30.
I’ve faced the undefeated, young up-and-comers, everybody counting me out before, on a big card, with big lights, TV.
For myself, anyway, I think that recurring has been such a gift, because I’ve been able to work on a lot of shows that I’ve really had a lot of respect for before I went in, shows like ‘Friday Night Lights’ and ‘Nip/Tuck,’ for example.
My uncle is an actor, my dad is a producer, so they asked me if I was interested, and I was like, ‘How can someone act in front of so many people with lights and emote.’
When I play under bright lights on TV, the reflection off the dart barrel could be distracting. It’s not high-tech stuff but I use the flame from the gas cooker at home to blacken the metal and dull them.
I have not much love for the bright lights – unless it’s the sun creeping up over the horizon.
Being under the lights makes any race track that much better.
Hip hop is the strongest form of protest there is, and it doesn’t always have to be a violent protest. It can be romantic, also. When you listen to Kanye West’s ‘Street Lights’ for example, there’s romance, there’s pain – you feel the essence. I get the same thing from Drake and 2 Chainz.
Pessimism and optimism are slammed up against each other in my records, the tension between them is where it’s all at, it’s what lights the fire.
In the hierarchy of public lands, national parks by law have been above the rest: America’s most special places, where natural beauty and all its attendant pleasures – quiet waters, the scents of fir and balsam, the hoot of an owl, and the dark of a night sky unsullied by city lights – are sacrosanct.
I think broadband is to the twenty-first century what electricity and electric lights were to the 20th century.
Many people say that my positive energy lights up the room, but I think it’s the people around me who give me strength.
I like something simple and traditional, like dinner and a movie. The best way to get to know someone is to have a conversation over dinner. And steak houses have a nice atmosphere – the lights are dim, and they usually have a band playing.
The darkness of clubs makes me feel much more secure, and you can hide behind smoke and lights.
With my plays, when the lights go down, at least the audience isn’t thinking, ‘Oh, God, two more hours of this.’
We survived on natural resources, so we should take care of the earth. When I leave home, I do things like switching off the heat and lights.
For me, inspiration isn’t a sort of spark which lights the fire of the story. It’s more like a thread, one of many, which you can tease out of a story once it’s written, if you feel so inclined.
Since developing my blog and YouTube channel in 2013, Little Lights of Mine, I’ve connected with some of the most passionate people around the world.
I think that if you know people who are performers on stage and actresses or whatever it may be, the bottom line is what you do on stage. You just take on a different persona – that’s what makes her so successful. Lights come on, and suddenly, it’s Britney Spears, and the lights go off, and she’s just Britney.
My mother told me it’s better to start using anti-aging products even at a young age. Especially since I’m an actress, and I’m constantly under stage lights or exposed to a lot of sunlight.
It doesn’t matter if you have a desperate heart when you have to sing about joy; it doesn’t matter if you’re scared to death when the lights go on.
I’m not saying that photographers are dumber than other people, but they are the folks who walk around with brilliant white lights in nighttime riots.
Many people are in the dark when it comes to money, and I’m going to turn on the lights.
I always say, if I tell you a joke right now and it’s funny, you laugh. Now, we set the lights, and I tell you the joke again, it’s hard to find it funny the second time.
In ‘Friday Night Lights,’ the relationship between the coach and his wife, that marriage was something that you couldn’t really understand until you actually saw it exist on film.
My hair is brown with a tinge of red. The lights in NBA arenas are extremely bright, and that makes my hair look red.
I am a late discoverer of ‘Friday Night Lights.’ I cry every episode at least once. I love to cry – happy, emotional tears. I just love it.
In the country the darkness of night is friendly and familiar, but in a city, with its blaze of lights, it is unnatural, hostile and menacing. It is like a monstrous vulture that hovers, biding its time.
The most frustrating thing to me is when I tell people I work on ‘Friday Night Lights,’ they’ll say, ‘Oh, I hear that’s a really good show.’ They never watched it.
He just was being four. He just was being a child. He wasn’t interested in what my agenda was. He wanted to do what he wanted to do and it started because he saw the lights on in Toys R Us.
As a child, I loved being onstage. I loved singing, I loved the lights, I loved the adrenaline. I even loved learning lines. I was completely obsessive.
As a child, I felt that Hallowe’en was a time when creatures of the night suddenly came to life – we would turn off all the lights in the house and let flickering candlelight conjure up scary shadows and create the effect of imaginary figures lurking in dark corners.
Police in Washington D.C. are now using cameras to catch drivers who go through red lights. Many congressmen this week opposed the use of the red light cameras incorrectly assuming they were being used for surveillance at local brothels.
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.
I used to live above Manganaro’s, when old Times Square was still peaking, and it still had a lot of diners and theaters on the forty deuce, as they used to call it. It was full of character. And it wasn’t Disneyland. Now it’s so touristy and full of bright lights, I can’t stand it. It’s like going to a big mall.
I’m not going to be the one who turns out the last lights of the last conglomerate. So we need to reinvent ourselves all the time.
TV kind of worked out naturally for me. I was fortunate to do a show like ‘Breaking Bad’ and then go straight into something like ‘Friday Night Lights.’ It’s not something I focus on, but when they’re great projects, I can’t pass them up.
If I could have my kids be great when the lights are on, whatever the moment is, to be accountable and then fix it, they’re going to be fine.
I’ve always felt I perform best under the brightest lights and the biggest moments.
In Denver, I was a homebody, and that’s a life I’d chosen with great happiness. I wanted that break from the arc lights and focus on building a lovely home, have some fun, look after my kids and do things that I had missed out on while pursuing my dream.
There’s actually a song called ‘Vegas Lights,’ which I wanted to be an anthem for Vegas, that represented how I felt when I went to the clubs. I felt this weird energy where everybody was having a good time, and it didn’t matter. Dancing like nobody’s watching. It was kind of beautiful.
I have a constitutional weakness in which I am very easily distracted by flashing lights. If there is a TV on in the room, I can’t have a conversation with you. I won’t eat, I won’t sleep, I’ll just meld with my couch.
When they see those fourteen lights, they’re looking at a miracle. And deep down, they feel that whatever’s going to happen, there will be someone there to help them. And that fills them with hope.
Our educational system is like an automobile which has strong rear lights, brightly illuminating the past. But looking forward things are barely discernible.
Being home alone at night makes me a bit nervous. If I’m at home alone, I have to sleep on the sofa – I can’t face going to bed. I’m there with the TV on and all the lights on. I’m not very brave about anything in life. In tennis, yes. In everything else, not very.
It’s weird to think I’m in a show in Vegas with my name in lights. It’s crazy, like a dream.
Every human society has its lights and its shadows. That’s the reality of existence.
My mother taught me to drive using the ‘Detroit Method,’ where speed limits and traffic lights are taken as cute suggestions.
In the movies, Bette Davis lights two cigarettes and hands the second one to James Cagney. It was just so glamorous and romantic.
I loved ‘Friday Night Lights’ because it was totally committed to every facet of its storytelling. Incredible actors, story lines that weren’t easy or predictable. It made me laugh, and it broke my heart over and over again.
Getting on stage and performing and standing under lights is such an unsettling experience – in a good and bad way – but it’s the only place I can go to feel comfortable.
I think 2014 for me is going to give me the possibility to do even bigger things than anyone has done. I want to change the party scene – like, stop just being a DJ with lights, a big LED screen, and oh-look-at-me speakers. There’s way more to a party, and I think everyone knows it. I want to make it special.
Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window.
On Mir, the lights kept going out because it had developed so many electrical problems.
I like to dim the lights and talk about the ghosts I’ve known and invite other people to tell me their stories.
It’s odd, because I used to see pictures, on telly or wherever, of what I now know to be Shaftesbury Avenue and I used to wonder what that amazing street with all the lights was. Well, now I know. I think when you get a wee taste of something, it maybe isn’t what you thought it was.
I used to have visions of flashing lights and red carpets.
I like looking at the negative stuff. Because it fuels me. It lights a fire that’s going to be burning for a long time.
I like the stage lights to be bright so I can’t see people because I will inevitably only see the ones who aren’t laughing.
That’s what I want to do with my life. Be a good person when all the lights are off. When everybody doesn’t need to see you, shine and know that you know you did the right thing at the end of the day.
When I was growing up in the ’80s and working in the theater, David Mamet exploded with a whole new reworking of what dialogue should sound like. It was punchy and raw and repetitive, bursting with dynamic. I remember that switching on a lot of lights for me.
I’ve been under the lights since my freshman year of high school.
God requires his people to shine as lights in the world. It is not merely the ministers who are required to do this, but every disciple of Christ. Their conversation should be heavenly.
I know what I want, and I know what needs to be done to make my performance better. So I do these little askings, about the lights and costumes. It’s not the diva speaking. It’s the artist who knows how it has to be done.
My photos would not be as high quality without my dad. He’s a contractor, and together we converted an area in our basement into a makeup studio with a desk, a mirror lined with dimmable lights, and storage areas.
I wanted to play drums because I fell in love with the glitter and the lights, but it wasn’t about adulation. It was being up there playing.
Most movies, you have to try and forget you’re making a movie, because there are trailers and booms and lights and marks, and it’s everywhere.
In filming, you’re waiting – you’re waiting for lights, you’re waiting for people to set things up – and when you’re not waiting, you’re repeating.
I basically hit the deck running as soon as I wake up and don’t turn my brain off till long after the lights are out.
I want to light the lights of patriotism.
Ever since I dated a woman, I know what it is to grab a curve on a woman’s body. Skinny’s not fine when the lights are low.
As much as I thought the end of ‘Friday Night Lights’ was a really great ending, I was one of those people who wanted to make it into a movie. Even though it ultimately didn’t work to do that movie, I did work with some of the other writers and by myself writing a script for that.
Paris will give bicyclists more rights when it installs 4,300 signs throughout the city, allowing them to barrel though red lights and turn right on red.
My favorite thing about the holiday season is the lights! I love walking around with family, friends, and a cup of peppermint hot chocolate to look at all the beautiful lights and decorations.
We barely had lights, but my mom always made sure we had food on the table and somewhere to sleep.
One of the things you see in New York is that offices keep their lights on at night. They’re proud of their building. Great. But they must find another way to be proud without draining energy.
When ‘Friday Night Lights’ finished, I cried for a day. I have a problem.
Putting up the festive lights outdoors is my husband’s responsibility and he really jazzes it, managing to attract everyone’s attention in the neighborhood!
My first artist bus was Jason Aldean’s old bus, with deer antlers over the lights and cowhide on the back of the couches. It was such an absolute dude bus.
There were people who said the Society of Cincinnati in the American revolution, of which George Washington was one of the shining lights, was a branch of the Illuminati.
The rom-com genre is not something that necessarily lights my jets.
Musicians keep playing when the lights go out, when people are suffering, confused, or angry.
I’m really good at turning off lights, it’s a working-class thing.
The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses – behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights.
As we put autonomous cars on the road, connect Alexas to our lights and our thermostats, put ill-protected Internet-connected video cameras on our houses, and conduct our financial lives over our cell phones, our vulnerabilities expand exponentially.
With COBE, we can see things before the lights came on. While we probably will not rewrite the book of cosmology with this mission, we will write another chapter.
I’ve enjoyed it, I have seen it once at the premiere in London and it was very nice to be invited there. But I do want to see it again now. I want to sit and watch it as a fan rather than being there at the premiere with all the lights and such.
We were a Doordarshan household… with a curfew. So after lights out at 10 P.M., we could barely keep up with the latest films of the time. So even thinking about becoming an actress was unfathomable.
I’m sponsored by the solar company Goal Zero, and they were gracious enough to install panels on my van and a nice battery system for the inside. I have lights and a fridge inside the van. And of course I had panels installed on my mom’s house.
Obviously there are times with acting when exactly what is required is just going through the motions, and when doing nothing is the best thing. But at other times, you have to make that leap beyond the immediate environment of people putting up lights on the set.
Most people don’t know where their food comes from. We’re confused about the fundamentals. How does our food wind up on our plates? How exactly is it that, when I flick the switch, the lights come on?
It’s funny: being green to me was ingrained because my parents were always trying to save money, save water, turn off the lights, or arrange a carpool. I don’t think my parents even know what it means to be green, but they were.
We used Chaplin’s formula in all my pictures. Make ’em laugh for five and a half reels, and then make ’em cry in the last half reel. But give ’em a chance to dry their eyes before the lights come up.
One part puzzle mixed with one part racer with just a dash of art and music just to blend everything together, ‘Dyad’ takes you on a fast-paced trip down a tunnel filled with lights and a shifting list of rules to keep your neurons nimble.
American teachers have one indisputable advantage over foreign ones; they understand the American temperament and can judge its unevenness, its lights and its shadows.
I have always had a certain aversion to heat. And for me, the name of the game on the stage is ‘beat the heat.’ It’s always July under the lights.
True love comes quietly, without banners or flashing lights. If you hear bells, get your ears checked.
Storytelling is what lights my fire.
When the lights in the arena turn on, I’m Mickie James all the time.
New York City is so big with all the lights and the people and it just makes me feel like I’m living in a dream when I’m there.
Right after ‘Friday Night Lights’ ended, I was in sort of an existential crisis.
When they see you on the street, I was at the bottom of Highgate West Hill the other day and the police came down the hill with blue lights and screeched to a halt and went, ‘Oi, ‘Line Of Duty!’
My Barbies were usually naked. Once, I took their heads off, cut their hair, drew on their short, spiky hair with some markers, then stuck the heads on Christmas lights. Every year, we’d string our tree with those Barbie heads. It looked demonic. My parents were so cool – they saw it as a form of self-expression.
I liked in television that you do some work, then you perform, then you stop and you have a break because they have to set up lights, and then you do some more work. I really liked the pace of it; it really agreed with me.
If you’ve seen ‘Friday Night Lights’ – that was just like my town.
You know, I’m willing to dim my light so that somebody else can shine because, like, we all have to find our inner lights, and shine in one world.
Low lights signal to our senses that the workday may be over and it’s time for sleep, making it hard for an audience to pay careful attention. When we stand behind a big wooden podium, it can feel as if there’s a shield between us and the audience.
When it comes time to write the book itself I’ll shut the lights out, picture the scene I’m about to write then close my eyes and go at it. Yes, I can touch type.
A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds; it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change.
I love TV. I know all the theme songs from the shows I watch. I’m not one of those who’d rather be a movie star. I prefer TV because of the rushed way of working-on a movie set, you sit around and wait and wait to do a scene because they’re adjusting the lights.
Monsters aren’t as scary if you start shining lights on them.
As beautiful as Oklahoma is, it doesn’t have big lights and none of that. But that’s fine… I’m a low-maintenance, low-key, chill guy.
When you are doing a show, it can get really dull. You are sitting so long while they set up the lights, then you say a couple of lines, then they tear down the lights again. At least stunts are something that uses your physical energy a great deal.
I’ve always liked street lights, and I’ve always photographed them. I probably have a collection of two to three thousand photographs of them, just around the city, mainly at night.
One of the first things electric I ever saw was a guitar. I was living in a house with no electricity until, at 7, we moved to a house that had it. It had electric lights, but the previous owners had even taken the light bulbs with them when they moved.
We got spoiled with ‘Friday Night Lights.’ Not every show is like that, and on other shows, if you try to bring that same truth or that same approach, the system of television doesn’t always allow for that level of collaboration, which is unfortunate because the work would be richer.
Art is inspiring. Walking into a gallery, or when the lights go up on a stage; that thrill of getting something that has nothing to do with acquisition.
Although I have two good Anglepoise lights, I much prefer to work by daylight.
I extend my greetings and good wishes to all our citizens on the joyous occasion of Deepawali. The festival of lights, celebrated with gaiety and enthusiasm all over the country, signifies the victory of good over evil and is an appropriate occasion for us to resolve to follow the high ideals in life.
I don’t like traffic cameras. In fact, I hate them. But that doesn’t mean I can break the speed limit and run red lights to get to a New Orleans Saints game.
You can drive an SUV, but there’s a balance. If you do that, maybe use energy-efficient light bulbs at home or just be conscious of switching off lights. If you can afford to drive an SUV, maybe you can afford to make a donation to a wind farm or plant some trees. It’s all about balance.
We’re going to need oil and gas and coal for a long time if America wants to keep the lights on.
It’s much more fun to be the person who comes into the room and lights the match. I get to be the force, the girl who always says or does something completely outrageous, and leaves everyone thinking, ‘What was that?’
We say God and the imagination are one… How high that highest candle lights the dark.
The frustrating thing about ‘Friday Night Lights’ is I know a lot more people would respond to the show if they saw it.
I was early taught by sorrow to shed tears, and now when sudden joy lights up, or any unexpected sorrow strikes my heart, I find it difficult to repress the full and swelling tide of feeling.
Remove all the traffic lights, yellow lines, one-way systems and road markings, and let blissful anarchy prevail. I imagine it would produce a kind of harmony.
The real reason why people are going with digital is that it’s extraordinarily mobile, and it’s cheaper, and it has a great image, and you just can’t beat it at night. It’s pulling in variations of colors; it’s pulling in lights from 40 miles away – a candle would be seen.
I took classes and performed and did improv and sketch and wrote sketches and did lights and sound for other people’s shows just so I could be around the theater. That was about seven nights a week for seven years.
When you do an arena show, and the lights have to sync up to the sound, and the sound has to sync up to the music, and all of that – things are really mapped out, and you lose some of that spontaneity.
Lights became so hot they melted mascara on women’s faces in early television.
To most men experience is like the stern lights of a ship, which illuminate only the track it has passed.
One of my favorite albums that I’ve been listening to lately is ‘Midnight Machines’ by Lights.
I’m often in Venice in November and December, when it’s foggy and wintry, and the decorations in the shops and the lights in the churches make the place feel both Christmassy and melancholic.
I love Christmas, not just because of the presents but because of all the decorations and lights and the warmth of the season.
Christmas lights may be the loneliest thing for me, especially if you mix them up with reindeers and sleighs. I feel alone. I feel isolated. I feel I do not belong.
I knew early on that I was a nerd and that films were my refuge. Those first few minutes before the lights went off, and you’re alone in the theater waiting, were really pleasurable.
When I was on the ice, in the lights, with the music and the motion, there was a certain kind of flirtation that gave great energy and expressiveness to my performance.
I agree completely with my son James when he says ‘Internet is like electricity. The latter lights up everything, while the former lights up knowledge’.
Strip makeup lights just don’t give you a fighting chance no matter how good looking you are. Light sconces that flank the mirror illuminate your entire face evenly.
If you start off as a fearsome figure in pop culture, it’s almost axiomatic that at some point, years under the lights softens you into a cuddly family figure.
With film, there’s a consistency to it, but what I like about the TV shows that I’ve been fortunate to do, like ‘Friday Night Lights’ and ‘True Blood,’ is that it feels like you’re doing a film.
A good president needs a big comfort zone. He should be able to treat enemies as opportunities, appear authentic in joy and grief, stay cool under the hot lights.
I’ve really learned over the years how to control my adrenaline and let it all out when they shoot the gun versus letting the crowd and the lights and the camera get to me.
What I find fascinating about Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights we celebrate at this time of the year, is the way its story was transformed by time.
I was able to see the lights coming from China. If maybe I could go where the lights are I could find something to eat, that’s why I escaped.
Movies will always be movies, and you can never replace that feeling of when the lights go down and the image comes up.
That’s what the internet is: it’s like bombarding your eyeballs with these myriad blinking colour lights. It’s like trying to watch a movie on your phone in the middle of Times Square.
Big game, under the lights – these are the games you live for.
In a theater experience, the words and the feelings are the most important – the lights coming on and off are the only equipment.
I sort of was inspired by ‘Friday Night Lights,’ where it was a very different show, but similar in that they were both large ensemble dramas where you had many stories going on at once. I wanted to do a show that shared that element, and that’s really why I wanted to develop ‘Parenthood’ as a series.
Become a worry-slapper. Treat frets like mosquitoes. Do you procrastinate when a bloodsucking bug lights on your skin? ‘I’ll take care of it in a moment.’ Of course you don’t! You give the critter the slap it deserves. Be equally decisive with anxiety.
Let us not curse the darkness. Let us kindle little lights.
My best birth control now is just to leave the lights on.
I like indoor Christmas trees. And I like people who decorate their homes with lights and all that crap. I think it’s a healthy outlet for them. If they weren’t covering their lawns with twinkling lights, they’d be doing something that was really, really creepy.
My name is real, which probably explains why I never became a superstar… how would that look in lights?
I think history would say that medical research has, throughout many changes of parties, remained as one of the shining lights of bipartisan agreement, that people are concerned about health for themselves, for their families, for their constituents.
I played Chang here under the lights here. I think that was ’91. Another good match. I’ve played a lot more good matches under the lights than I played bad. You tend to remember some of the bad ones unfortunately.
I was always a big fan of Charlie Chaplin movies. I love ‘The Great Dictator’ and ‘City Lights.’
When you see people who are really good at game shows, the one common attribute is a cool head under pressure: an ability to perform as well in the studio, surrounded by lights and noise, as you do on your couch.
I’m adamant about recycling in my house, and I’m always making sure to turn off the lights.
There’s something about a podcast that feels like two people in a closet with the lights off.
Campaigns are so much more expensive than people think they are. Just to keep the lights on is several thousand dollars a month.
My mother is looking forward to it even more than me! I’ll be showing her the bright lights of New York.
I actually share her view and understand her frustration when any government attempts to ban secular symbols like Santa Claus or Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer or Christmas lights.
There’s something special about big midweek games at Easter Road, under the lights, that makes us have that little bit extra about us.
Love is so confusing – you tell a girl she looks great and what’s the first thing you do? Turn out the lights!
You come in off the street, through the doors of the theater. You sit down. The lights go down and the curtain goes up. And you’re in another world.
Speaking only for myself, the ideal finale to me is ‘Friday Night Lights,’ where you have loved and worshipped a show for all these years, you get to come back, celebrate the characters, finish up their journeys, and send everyone out with a feeling of, ‘My God, I’m so grateful that I got to know these people.’
Schools unable to keep their lights on and their doors open for the full working week is just the latest bleak instalment of a long-running show. The age of austerity returns for its ninth miserable year; always in the background, the common denominator in everything from the Brexit vote to knife crime.
Yeah, Kubrick’s a big influence. In something like ‘A Clockwork Orange,’ he is trying to use the practical light – I mean, at least he says that in his interviews, like they’re not using traditionally Hollywood lights. In ‘Elephant’ we basically used no lights; we never really adjusted.
Once I was walking with teammate Joy Fawcett in a hotel in Haiti. We were barefoot, and the lights went out to save electricity. Joy felt something crunch beneath her feet, and she felt the need to shine her flashlight on the floor. It was, I swear, a five-foot cockroach.
Evil comes in through the cable and through the Internet. We look forward to the advent of driverless cars. But they can be hacked. You could be riding along, and some 14-year-old in Romania takes over your car, so you end up running the lights and losing your brakes or, worse, listening to Eminem. What’s the purpose?
Nature is economical. She puts her lights and darks only where she needs them.
As a dad, you are the Vice President of the executive branch of parenting. It doesn’t matter what your personality is like, you will always be Al Gore to your wife’s Bill Clinton. She feels the pain and you are the annoying nerd telling them to turn off the lights.
My office doubles as a karaoke den for the neighborhood. There are strobe lights and Rock Band plastic guitars, a disco ball and a fog machine and some other things. I have a really long work day, and you might find me doing karaoke by myself late at night.
I think my father kept struggling to get us into better neighborhoods, better schools. One of the worst jobs he had was folding shirts under these fluorescent lights all day at the equivalent of a Kmart. I remember visiting him at work, thinking, ‘When I grow up, I’ve got to do anything else.’
About forty miles away from Paris, I began to see the old trench flares they were sending up at Le Bourget. I knew then I had made it, and as I approached the field with all its lights, it was a simple matter to circle once and then pick a spot sufficiently far away from the crowd to land O.K.
There is the myth that writing books for children is easier than writing books for grownups, whereas we know that truly great books for children are works of genius, whether it’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’ or the ‘Gruffalo’ or ‘Northern Lights.’ When it’s a great book, it’s a great book, whether it’s for children or not.
‘Friday Night Lights’ was an incredible show.
I’m a firm believer that lighting affects mood, and twinkly lights on strings bring something magical to occasions ranging from concerts to weddings, though I’m fond of using them as year-round home decor.
Some of my favorite records growing up were Christmas albums. The ones I liked best were the albums that you could listen to from start to finish. You could put them on while you’re decorating the tree or driving around looking at Christmas lights.
I like to wear something I can move in, and light colors because of the stage lights.
I grew up in San Antonio, Texas, and went to a big high school called Douglas McArthur where there was a lot of track and a lot of football. It was a bit like ‘Friday Night Lights.’ I used to spend a lot of time at the track.
I remember just weeping my way through the ‘Friday Night Lights’ finale with my best friend and just being so happy all the way through because it was so beautiful.
But I really felt that, something about the lights going down, and the sense of community. I saw this movie at one festival, and there were 1700 people.
I started shooting ‘The Defenders’ two days after I wrapped’ Friday Night Lights.’ I was doing research for ‘The Defenders’ throughout – interviewing lawyers and sitting in courtrooms just to watch – but there’s something fun about throwing yourself in the water and learning by doing.