Top 494 Familiar Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Familiar Quotes from famous people such as Terence Stamp, Michelle Wu, Jonathan Haidt, Ruston Kelly, Rebecca Stead, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

From the very first movie I ever made to the current ti

From the very first movie I ever made to the current time, there have been times between action and cut when I’ve sensed some kind of new dimension that I haven’t been familiar with before.
Terence Stamp
I am painfully familiar with the impossible juggle for caretakers trying to navigate language and cultural barriers, insurance pitfalls, and their own unyielding work schedules – only to be heartbroken by the limits of medical treatment.
Michelle Wu
It really is a fact that liberals are much higher than conservatives on a major personality trait called ‘openness to experience.’ People who are high on openness to experience just crave novelty, variety, diversity, new ideas, travel. People low on it like things that are familiar, that are safe and dependable.
Jonathan Haidt
A folk melody can exist uniquely but also still be somewhat familiar to you.
Ruston Kelly
Anyone who’s familiar with my writing schedule knows that there is always plenty of time between books for me!
Rebecca Stead
I don’t want to sound like a Hallmark card, but to be able to wake up each day with food and shelter, that alone is good. Forget aging and the fact that my butt is becoming a little more familiar with my knees than my tailbone. If you are six feet above ground it’s a good day. So, give me more!
Faith Hill
One trick, known as the journey method or ‘memory palace,’ is to conjure up a familiar space in the mind’s eye, and then populate it with images of whatever it is you want to remember.
Joshua Foer
Of course, you feel good to play in a familiar environment. I enjoyed Delhi 2000 a lot. But the advantage doesn’t work during a game. There, only the moves count.
Viswanathan Anand
I’ve learned in my life that it’s important to be able to step outside your comfort zone and be challenged with something you’re not familiar or accustomed to. That challenge will allow you to see what you can do.
J. R. Martinez
There are certain sorts of jokes which have only to do with the substitution of the unexpected word in a familiar context. If you translated something into French and then had it translated back into English by somebody who didn’t know the original, you’d lose what was funny.
Tom Stoppard
If you read a story with an ‘I’ or a ‘he’ or a ‘she,’ you’re in familiar territory – but ‘we’ is mostly unexplored. I think of ‘we’ as an adventure.
Steven Millhauser
I think in my life I have so many things that changed so much with work and my career, and I don’t really get to plan out a lot of my days. So when I have something that’s familiar – just something that’s there – I don’t really like to switch it up.
Sevyn Streeter
I don’t put myself out there, so people aren’t necessarily familiar with me or my face.
Mary-Louise Parker
There is a particular whir of agitation about female hunger, a low-level thrumming of shoulds and shouldn’ts and can’ts and wants that can be so chronic and familiar it becomes a kind of feminine Muzak, easy to dismiss, or to tune out altogether, even if you’re actively participating in it.
Caroline Knapp
I love Russian culture. I don’t know the young Russia, I’m not at all familiar with young Russia, but the old school Russia is good enough for me for the moment.
Andre Leon Talley
Preaching is the most original thing I’ve ever done. There’s nothing familiar about it. You have to be brave.
George Foreman
I always felt like what I was doing wasn’t selling toys; I was making a happy sound at Christmas. When people hear something so familiar, it brings them back to a special place, and that’s been meaningful for me.
Johnny Mathis
As a politician, I spent a lot of time in Washington and New York, cities that are familiar to Europeans.
Michael Portillo
Whenever we humans think that we might be approaching something that is vaguely similar to Earth, we get very excited about it. The prospect of something familiar but yet so distant and so strange is a very exciting combination.
Carolyn Porco
You think, eventually, that nothing can disturb you and that your nerves are impregnable. Yet, looking down at that familiar face, I realized that death is something to which we never become calloused.
Eliot Ness
I don’t think I’ll go a day as a professional wrestler without remembering the good parts of my TNA career. That really is the bulk of my career that people are aware and familiar with.
Christopher Daniels
One of the problems with science fiction, which is probably one of the reasons why I haven’t done one for many, many years, is the fact that everything is used up. Every type of spacesuit is used up, every type of spacecraft is vaguely familiar, the corridors are similar, and the planets are similar.
Ridley Scott
Nevertheless there are certain peaks, canons, and clear meadow spaces which are above all compassing of words, and have a certain fame as of the nobly great to whom we give no familiar names.
Mary Hunter Austin
When language was not transcendental enough to complete the meaning of a revelation, symbols were relied upon for heavenly teaching, and familiar images, chosen from the known, were made to mirror the unknown spiritual truth.
William H. Hunt
I played a ton of special teams at LSU. I’m familiar with it, I’m comfortable doing it.
Eric Reid
We all contribute to The National, and it’s like a familiar family. Matt is dad, Brian’s like the dark horse uncle, Scott’s the long-suffering mum, and Aaron and I are the bratty twins.
Bryce Dessner
Groupies to me, were people who followed you around. Familiar faces who were always there, asking for autographs. We have more of those now, but they’re not sexual.
Davy Jones
I am not familiar with Telugu, Tamil or Malayalam and tend to feel they are foreign languages to me.
Supriya Pathak
The Beat Generation – that term is even more familiar now, even more than say the ’70s. Hype is built and established and people link it back to a certain generation, in this case the ’40s and ’50s. Now everyone knows that that group was the Beat Generation.
Garrett Hedlund
From the beginnings of literature, poets and writers have based their narratives on crossing borders, on wandering, on exile, on encounters beyond the familiar. The stranger is an archetype in epic poetry, in novels. The tension between alienation and assimilation has always been a basic theme.
Jhumpa Lahiri
Never just run through a study because you happen to be familiar with it, but use it to see what you can get from it on this new day which has been granted you.
James Galway
Playing football and rugby is the Samoan sport. It's pa

Playing football and rugby is the Samoan sport. It’s part of the conversation at church. It’s part of the conversation in their barbershops, in the grocery stores. It’s what everyone is aware of and familiar with. They take a lot of pride in the beating you can take in the course of that sport.
Junior Seau
I don’t have time to celebrate accomplishments. When good things happen, it’s great, and obviously I get excited inside. But soon I gotta do something else; I gotta keep doing more stuff. The whole world will never be familiar, so I’m constantly going to be on a quest to get familiar.
Clinton Sparks
Being a literature major, you know, I’m very familiar with the ways symbolism is used in our sort of mythic tales of society, so anyone who is consciously trying to pull that off I think is really interesting and clearly very smart.
Carrie Coon
I think there are definitely positives when you go back to the familiar, because it’s something you don’t have to think about when you know the place. But sometimes on the other hand, it can be quite unchallenging.
Ben Howard
Regardless of whether you speak the language or are familiar with a culture, the picture should hold up.
Herb Ritts
One thing that hasn’t changed, though, is that we still have to hear the new ad 2 or 3 times before it begins to affect us, even when we’re already familiar with the advertiser in question and have a positive opinion of them.
Roy H. Williams
For me, this is a familiar image – people in the organization ready and willing to do good work, wanting to contribute their ideas, ready to take responsibility, and leaders holding them back, insisting that they wait for decisions or instructions.
Margaret J. Wheatley
For under certain conditions the chemical atoms emit light waves of a specific length or oscillation frequency – their familiar characteristic spectra – and these can come in the form of electromagnetic waves only from accelerated electric quanta.
Johannes Stark
Things like the financial markets – a proper grounding in mathematics could help the common man. I believe that if people are more familiar with mathematical concepts… it can help deal with modern life, which is increasingly complex.
Viswanathan Anand
Living with these teenage boys allowed me to see how much their psyches were like their girl counterparts. They were more familiar to me than I would have thought.
Marlo Thomas
To my fellow nominees, whoever they are – I’m not that familiar with their work – I just want to say, there’s always next year – except, you know, for Ray Romano .
Tony Shalhoub
The deceit and distortion surrounding the American invasion of Vietnam is by now so familiar that it has lost its power to shock.
Noam Chomsky
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.
Abigail Spencer
This preparatory sort of idealism is the one that, as I just suggested, Berkeley made prominent, and, after a fashion familiar. I must state it in my own way, although one in vain seeks to attain novelty in illustrating so frequently described a view.
Josiah Royce
‘Jane Eyre’ was one of those films that I was familiar with as a kid, and I always enjoyed the story.
Cary Fukunaga