Top 635 Realized Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Realized Quotes from famous people such as Chandra Wilson, Douglas Adams, Diane Kruger, Tina Brown, Sharon Stone, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

I wanted a good relationship with my mother, and I real

I wanted a good relationship with my mother, and I realized I had a choice: Either I could spend all my time angry that she didn’t give me the hugs I thought I needed, or I could understand that she hugs differently. It’s not a spread-open-the-arms, ‘come here’ hug. She hugs by sheltering me from her worries.
Chandra Wilson
He hoped and prayed that there wasn’t an afterlife. Then he realized there was a contradiction involved here and merely hoped that there wasn’t an afterlife.
Douglas Adams
I realized through my personal travels how little I know about certain conflicts, because I was too vain or self-absorbed to ask the questions. That’s been the focus while I’m in my thirties – to become an accomplished woman, rather than some actress.
Diane Kruger
I just wanted to have fun for myself – I felt I had a lot to say, and I realized that I missed having a magazine as a place to express my ideas. The Times column is a place for me to unload those perceptions.
Tina Brown
I was, like, forty at birth. When I wasn’t even a year old, I spoke, I was potty trained, I walked and talked. That was it. Then I started school and drove everybody crazy because they realized I had popped out as an adult. I had adult questions and wanted adult answers.
Sharon Stone
I realized that I had traveled to Havana during what now seems like the childhood of the Cuban Revolution, if you think that Fidel has now been in power for 44 extremely long years. I started looking at the revolution as history, and not as part of the daily news.
Alma Guillermoprieto
I spent my 20s earning minimum wage decorating cakes for a living. But one day, I looked in the mirror and realized I wanted more, for me and my people. I saw too many Native Americans struggling, and I realized we should have a voice in who our elected officials are.
Deb Haaland
I realized that food was actually a metaphor for bringing us all together. It’s about us communicating and being like family.
George Tillman, Jr.
I’ve realized how precious life is. When I was younger, I was more adventurous. I felt invincible. I was game for everything. As a mom, I don’t want to get injured because then I can’t take care of my kids.
Kristi Yamaguchi
Nothing that was worthy in the past departs; no truth or goodness realized by man ever dies, or can die.
Thomas Carlyle
I realized that work doesn’t beget work. Good work begets work. So I got a lot more patient and stopped worrying about working all the time.
Brady Corbet
I’ve realized skinny isn’t necessarily attractive. Guys like girls with curves.
Nina Dobrev
No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy, the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.
Emma Goldman
I’ve been giving free money seminars for the troops at Walter Reed Hospital and one of the Iraqi War Vets realized that the military wouldn’t pay for the dental work he needed.
Matthew Lesko
My happiness is not dictated on this business. Once I realized that, everything kind of changed.
Selena Gomez
What I realized was how difficult an hour show is and how miserable you can be if you’re not happy doing it.
Victor Garber
Today, I’m very happy about myself, because I realized my dreams. I learned how to understand what people want.
Roberto Cavalli
I’m naturally sort of a sad person, and that comes out in my music, but when I realized how many people were listening to it… I wanted to be a little more conscious about what I was putting out and what people were going to be taking from it.
Kali Uchis
The ship’s transporters – which let the crew ‘beam’ from place to place – really came out of a production need. I realized with this huge spaceship, I would blow the whole budget of the show just in landing the thing on a planet.
Gene Roddenberry
I wanted to be an actor because I wanted to be onstage. I wanted to do musical theater, and from that I realized I was interested in plays. I never imagined myself on television. I was so lucky to be onstage my whole life.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson
When you start making a movie, people want to know: Who’s the star power? And very early, I realized there’s not a lot of 26-year-old black actors who have been given the opportunity to be the lead of a film. It’s, like, Michael B. Jordan, and then we’re done.
Jordan Peele
And from the moment that we realized it was a terrorist attack, there isn’t an agent or a support person in the FBI that wasn’t committed to bringing to justice those who were responsible for this.
Robert Mueller
So, from a very young age, my mom tells me that I wanted to be Michael J. Fox. I didn’t want to be an actor. I just wanted to be Michael J. Fox for awhile. And then, I realized that he was an actor, so I pursued that.
Patrick J. Adams
So, through playing with Cop I realized that there is a potentially interested audience out in the world.
Jim Coleman
I realized I could make a difference. I could be their voice; I could fight for them… There’s no better place to fight for working families than the governor’s chair.
Kate Brown
Until I realized that rock music was my connection to the rest of the human race, I felt like I was dying, for some reason, and I didn’t know why.
Bruce Springsteen
In the music industry, we value large success. I realized that while I would like that, that it’s not what my writing is about. And if I start making it about that, it becomes impure.
David Friedman
In the early days of Twitter, it was like a place of radical de-shaming. People would admit shameful secrets about themselves, and other people would say, ‘Oh my God, I’m exactly the same.’ Voiceless people realized that they had a voice, and it was powerful and eloquent.
Jon Ronson
I love stories, and as I got older, I realized how important what happened yesterday is to how you try to make your present better.
Derek Waters
I realized I had been keeping people around even when deep down I knew they were bad for me. I had overridden myself.
Gabrielle Union
Everyone realizes that one can believe little of what people say about each other. But it is not so widely realized that even less can one trust what people say about themselves.
Rebecca West
We created the 'Like' feature in FriendFeed because I r

We created the ‘Like’ feature in FriendFeed because I realized that people wanted an easy way to let others know that they saw what their friends posted and appreciated it. Putting in those simple little gestures is very powerful.
Paul Buchheit
I envision a future where there’ll be 300 million reporters, where anyone from anywhere can report for any reason. It’s freedom of participation absolutely realized.
Matt Drudge
The other work we started in 1992, it is called Over the River, Project for the Arkansas River in the state of Colorado, we haven’t got the permit yet. And, we are working at both of those, trying to get the permit. Therefore, we do not know which one will be realized next.
Christo
There is no life for girls in team sports past Little League. I got into tennis when I realized this, and because I thought golf would be too slow for me, and I was too scared to swim.
Billie Jean King
I finally realized the happy medium, ‘honey blonde’ was the correct color and line for me.
Ann Sothern
I realized on my first day on set of ‘Miss Potter’ that there wasn’t going to be anything else that could make me as happy or feel as fulfilled as acting does.
Lucy Boynton
The drawings in ‘Portal’ were actually me scribbling that stuff… I had a funny moment when I realized that someone gotten ‘The cake is a lie’ tattooed on themselves. It was really interesting to see my handwriting tattooed on another human being. That… that’s odd.
Kim Swift
I realized that you could formulate theories about human and social phenomena in language and pictures and whatever you wanted on the computer, and you didn’t have to go through this straitjacket, adding a lot of numbers.
Herbert A. Simon
My mentality has always been, If I’m not the best at something, then I might as well be the best at something else. I realized that I wasn’t going to be an Olympic volleyball player, but I knew I could model at that level.
Gigi Hadid
I started to be much happier in my relationships when I realized that I can only control myself. That way, you don’t worry about people and don’t waste your time thinking, ‘What if he cheats on me?’ You can’t control that.
Crystal Reed
I feel like I’m the luckiest person alive. I’m always waiting for that phone call: ‘Hello. We’ve just realized you’re really a no-talent hillbilly. We’ve made a horrible mistake and we’d like you to leave now.’
Lance Burton
We understand that the real market value of Blockbuster may never be fully realized as a wholly owned part of Viacom.
Sumner Redstone
Only after awhile. After it came out and people began to engage in discussions about the social reflections of the film that I realized it had an importance I hadn’t thought of.
Rod Steiger
When I decided to leave the military, I realized that the skills I acquired there were transferable to the commercial world both in leadership and the information technology field. I made the decision to move to Oracle because of its strong leadership role.
Keith Kellogg
I’ve realized the extraordinary power of sports to heal, unite and inspire. I believe the Olympics will serve as the ultimate platform to provide positive changes and I hope to inspire all of Japan through my strong showing there.
Kohei Uchimura
When I saw the embryo, I suddenly realized there was such a small difference between it and my daughters. I thought, we can’t keep destroying embryos for our research. There must be another way.
Shinya Yamanaka
Having a dance background, I became used to rejection at an early age. Dance is very competitive, especially for a sensitive person like me. But I realized it’s better not to take it so seriously. If you beat yourself up, it’s hard to keep going.
Dianna Agron
I realized that if my thoughts immediately affect my body, I should be careful about what I think. Now if I get angry, I ask myself why I feel that way. If I can find the source of my anger, I can turn that negative energy into something positive.
Yoko Ono
I’ve realized that I’m more important than food is. I love a big slice of pizza, but I love myself more. Being thin is about changing the way you think about yourself. It’s about saying that you deserve to be healthy.
Valerie Bertinelli
I always wondered why somebody doesn’t do something about that. Then I realized I was somebody.
Lily Tomlin
I realized that I need to protect my films because the director will move on, the producer will move on too, but as an actor I will be considered a flop if things will not work.
Abhay Deol
You know, since the reviews have come out and people have reacted to it, I’ve realized that is in a sense what has happened. But as I was writing them, I didn’t feel a part of any tradition. I think that would have been too overwhelming, in a sense.
Jhumpa Lahiri
The pressure isn’t on my brain, but on my mouth. I realized Sam Malone said very little, he spoke in little sentences. Which is much more comfortable for me for some reason.
Ted Danson
I think I realized early on that my family wasn’t like other families.
Victoria Gotti
From the moment I wrote ‘Leaf Storm’ I realized I wanted to be a writer and that nobody could stop me and that the only thing left for me to do was to try to be the best writer in the world.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
I didn’t care about that because I’m not a diplomatic person to begin with. I just went along with things and did what I wanted to do because I knew they had to shoot their 12 pages a day. And when they realized that I didn’t alter the text they really didn’t mind what I did.
William Devane
Actually, I love mythology. When I was a kid I was obsessed with myth and I wanted to be a mythologist when I grew up. Then I realized I really just like stories.
Amber Benson
Indeed there are powers in the small child that are far greater than is generally realized, because it is in this period that the construction, the building-up, of man takes place, for at birth, psychically speaking, there is nothing at all – zero!
Maria Montessori
I want to be happy. I realized that being happy isn’t necessarily about getting there, it’s how you get there. It almost sounds like a cliche, but every entrepreneur I’ve talked to – every good entrepreneur – really enjoys the ‘how you get here.’
Ben Huh
I realized that I had to be honest about where I was, where I was coming from, and what I was trying to do.
Richard Foreman
As I’ve gotten older, I’ve gotten more liberal, and my father is increasingly conservative. It’s so shocking to me because I always thought we had the same politics. The day I realized we voted for different presidents, I practically fell out of my chair.
Lauren Graham
The moment I saw the model and heard about the compleme

The moment I saw the model and heard about the complementing base pairs I realized that it was the key to understanding all the problems in biology we had found intractable – it was the birth of molecular biology.
Sydney Brenner
I thought that if you come across as a freak, there will be some kind of distance. Maybe the distance became excessive. I realized that people were afraid of me without knowing me.
Thomas Kretschmann
Then, I realized that there is an indigenous presence in the Solar System. It’s us. So, then, I got to wondering what would happen if a more technologically advanced society moved next door to us, the way we moved next door to the American Indians.
Sarah Zettel
I realized that in those nine seasons I started out at about 225 pounds and I felt, you know, full figured fabulous woman but in those seasons I gained 75 pounds up to over 300 pounds all in front of the nation.
Star Jones
Probably what pushed the Russians over the edge was SDI. They realized they couldn’t beat us.
Tom Clancy
When I turned 19 I kinda realized that I needed to write my own songs instead of singing songs written by other people.
Colbie Caillat
My doctor asked me if I smoked, and I said only when I’m working, golfing, or drinking. Then I realized the only time I don’t smoke is when I’m home. I didn’t even realize I’d become a smoker.
Dennis Franz
I was set free because my greatest fear had been realized, and I still had a daughter who I adored, and I had an old typewriter and a big idea. And so rock bottom became a solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.
J. K. Rowling
I realized that I was afraid to really, really try something, 100%, because I had never reached true failure.
Trent Reznor
I taught writing classes at the University of Pennsylvania for a number of years and I realized that all you can do is encourage people and give them assignments and hope they will write them.
Paula Fox
I think we all realized that we had really been replicating things that had already been happening. I don’t know if we were smart enough to realize that we were in a cul-de-sac, but we were curious.
David Baker
Paul Bearer was very influential in the early stages of my career. He constantly hounded me and I just think he realized the potential that was there. He convinced me that I was in the right place and doing the right thing.
John Cena
I had this idea that being an introvert was a negative thing, that it had a negative connotation, and I really wanted, as a young person, to strive to be the life of the party and to be really outgoing and to have a million friends. And then I realized that an introvert isn’t a negative.
Grace Helbig
I realized that my strength was being different.
Betsey Johnson
I prefer to be a dreamer among the humblest, with visions to be realized, than lord among those without dreams and desires.
Khalil Gibran
I realized that improvisers should probably always have time off. But musicians are always gigging and never have a chance to stop for a minute – unless something drastic occurs.
Keith Jarrett
I just realized that basketball and going to the NBA was a possibility, and that’s something that I want to use to better my family and possibly help the world if I can.
Greg Oden
I honestly never wanted to direct. It was only when I started to work on ‘Alexander the Great’ that I realized I had to direct. I saw something so specifically in my mind, I could not leave it to someone else.
Christopher McQuarrie
I was a boy when I first realized that the fullest life liveable was a Poet’s.
Wilfred Owen
It wasn’t until I was in that world, directing shows and movies, that I realized basically my job is to give back to another generation what the generation before me gave to me.
Rich Moore
The Tea Party represents stakeholders in the American system; people who were never involved in politics or thought they had to be, yet realized that political corruption and incompetence threatened not only their families, but the future of the nation itself.
Tammy Bruce
From 19 to 28 there was a lot of turmoil in my life, but in a stuck way. Then, around 28, my life started to get shaken up. I realized I wanted to grow more and that anything that wasn’t working in my life, I could fix it. I feel like I came into my womanhood. And that was when I got married.
Alicia Silverstone
I was single for a really long time, then I realized I had abandonment issues. Then I found love online.
Patti Stanger
I was scared by social media – just scared of what I might attract. Once I broke onto that thing, because I needed it for my band to tell people about shows, I realized, 99 percent of the time, people are funny, clever, inventive, beautiful.
Juliette Lewis
I realized just how much exercise and eating right make a difference in how you feel now and when you get older.
Ashley Tisdale
I realized the more fun I had, the more relaxed I was working, the better I worked.
Bill Murray
I realized during my time as a chaplain that I didn’t want to be a minister.
John Green
They realized I was alive again, even though I was playing an old, dying sop.
Christopher Plummer
In the end, I realized that I just didn’t like acting enough to put up with the stereotype and I didn’t really think I was good enough to transcend it.
Susan Olsen
Sometimes in the past when I was going to perform a piece again I would listen to old recordings and try to reproduce the material. This time I realized that carrying around old information, trying to get everything in, and still be in the moment just doesn’t work.
Meredith Monk
I remember when I was 33 or 34, it was devastating because I realized I wasn’t a kid anymore. The great thing about 40 was that I really felt like I had life experience and knew what I was doing now.
Jennifer Lopez
I've done everything from stocking shelves at a natural

I’ve done everything from stocking shelves at a natural food co-op, to baking bagels at Brueggers and bussing tables. Then I realized that jobs suck, but if you could get up at 6 A.M. and bake your own breakfast, that is very satisfying.
Marco Arment
You know my girls are so funny. You’re out in the country and there are critters everywhere and they get a little like, ‘Oh my God! Oh no, bugs!’ and I had to say, ‘Honey this is fine. This is their world and it’s all part of being in the country.’ I realized, ‘Oh my God, my girls are really city girls.’
Anna Gunn
I struggled with self-esteem issues as a young girl, and it was not until my gymnastics career was completed in 2000 that I realized my accomplishments would not have been possible without my type of body, and I finally started to appreciate and celebrate myself.
Dominique Dawes
When I was on ‘Hurt Bert’ on FX – and I’m not crapping on FX, I’m just being honest – there was a point when I realized that they didn’t care if I died. If I died, they’d say ‘Of course it’s a legal thing, but think of the numbers.’
Bert Kreischer
I played several maids in my career. I was tired of the maid after ‘Far From Heaven.’ I said, no more maids. Until I realized how difficult it was to get a role other than a maid, sometimes, in Hollywood, and sometimes you have to choose your battles, for lack of a better term.
Viola Davis
The BJP members and their leadership have realized that the Bahujan Samaj Party’s policies are not anti-upper caste.
Mayawati
I was in Bangalore, India, the Silicon Valley of India, when I realized that the world was flat.
Thomas Friedman
One day, right after my mastectomy, I went for a walk in Central Park, and there was this mob of people blocking the road. I thought, ‘Oh, great, now I’m stuck!’ but then I suddenly realized that it was a breast cancer walk.
Hoda Kotb
The one advice that I would give just to moms who have a child or a newborn is definitely sleep while the baby sleeps. I’ve heard that so many times. I never realized how true it really is. If you don’t, you’ll be walking around like a zombie.
Tia Mowry
I got addicted to Tetris, playing it in my basement, I was missing all these airplane flights over it. After the fourth one that I missed, I realized I needed to get rid of this thing – so ever since then, I don’t play video games any more.
Bam Margera
I realized that acting was the thing I was still maybe the best at. Of the things I felt like I was good at, that was the thing that came the most naturally to me.
Joseph Mazzello
I realized a very long time ago, that I was never going to be the guy who, ‘Oh, you look so big, let’s push him in the main event and see,’ or, ‘Oh, this guy’s got the best physique ever, let’s put him in the main event and see.’ It was always going to be the hard way.
Kofi Kingston
Then the album created a tremendous furor and got me kicked off Christian television for two months, and then restored after they settled down and listened to the music and realized there was nothing wrong with it.
Pat Boone
I realized what interested me as a student of film was one thing and the movies that I liked were another.
Sam Raimi
I hated high school and got to college and realized they didn’t care if I showed up because I’d already paid. So I decided, ‘I’m going to turn this around.’ And I did: I got straight A’s and was named ‘outstanding senior.’
Pauley Perrette
I have realized that the taste of the viewer can constantly change. So you need to sniff out the need for change. Constantly restructuring your own business to cater to changing taste is imperative.
Ekta Kapoor
Now it’s a fully realized production but for the fact that we’re holding our scripts in our hand and some of us used them, and some of us didn’t and you have to by union rules hold the script. You don’t have to use them but you gotta hold them.
Blair Underwood
Everyone who means well gives advice based on his or her perception. I have realized that while it’s important to hear the suggestions, one should only listen to oneself.
Emraan Hashmi
I’d be like, ‘You’re a young, vibrant woman. Where are you?’ I realized that I had been living in denial.
Lorraine Bracco
You know when I really realized like ‘wow’ what a gift this is was when I sang at camp and a girl wrote me a letter and said the song that I sung kept her from committing suicide.
Charles King
There were some situations where I was giving up everything I had for the band and I just expected everybody else to feel the same way. I realized I was just kidding myself.
Jerry Only
I’ve written poetry since I was in the first grade, and it wasn’t until I was a little bit older that I realized poetry could be put to music and become a song.
Jordin Sparks
I used to feel like I had to be the best at what I did, but I realized I don’t have to be the best. It’s so freeing. I’ve never been this happy.
Kirsten Dunst
There’s a deli around the corner from my office where I’d get a bag of chips with my sandwich, and I was hiding them under my sandwich because I was embarrassed. When I had this epiphany that I was hiding the potato chips from myself, I realized there was an opportunity there.
Keith Belling
As the revenue of the farmer is realized in raw produce, or in the value of raw produce, he is interested, as well as the landlord, in its high exchangeable value, but a low price of produce may be compensated to him by a great additional quantity.
David Ricardo
But it was this tough little character part that I was playing, a very funny little guy that I invented over a weekend, because I realized I was not contributing to the humor of this thing. And I had to do something.
Dabney Coleman
Before anything, I wanted to be a rapper. I used to make beats and I would start singing to layer my beats and that’s kind of how I realized I could sing.
Brent Faiyaz
Being in the spotlight, you’re always picked apart. It’s not easy. But over time I’ve realized that you can’t please everyone and when you feel overwhelmed, just take a step back. Love yourself first.
Kaitlyn Bristowe
By the late 1980s people realized that houses did not always appreciate and that they could fluctuate like any other market commodity.
Ron Chernow
People fantasize about being a hero and helping someone in trouble. Batman is that fantasy realized – not just for Bruce Wayne, but for the audience.
Kevin Conroy
Faced with this general consideration it will immediately be realized on inquiry into the particular position occupied within this general scheme by the scientific field of catalysis that it is in the first stages of its development.
Wilhelm Ostwald
When I turned 30, I realized how ignorant I really was.

When I turned 30, I realized how ignorant I really was. I always thought I had a very accomplished life.
Diane Kruger
When he realized who he’d pulled over, the policeman shook his head in disbelief. He told me of all people I should know better. He gave me a real dressing down, but let me go.
Dennis Franz
At 13, I realized that I could fix anything electronic. It was amazing, I could just do it. I started a business repairing radios. It grew to be one of the largest in Philadelphia.
Amar Bose
I’ve always felt alienated. I realized that I’ve been terrified my entire life. So I can identify that fear which drives so many of the people that I write about.
Hubert Selby, Jr.
I have never been in an ongoing series before and after series two I realized the writer has absolute control of your life.
Adrian Dunbar
This morning, I went to wipe my hands on a tea towel, and while I was using it, it seemed like it felt a bit light. I unfolded it and realized my daughter had cut little bits out of it to make frocks for her dolls!
Emma Thompson
Reflection is only a partial understanding of truth if it does not translate itself in practice into commitments to the common good and justice. Truth is not mere abstraction but something to be done and is only apprehended when this is realized.
Adolfo Perez Esquivel
I realized that, while I would never be my mother nor have her life, the lesson she had left me was that it was possible to love and care for a man and still have at your core a strength so great that you never even needed to put it on display.
Anna Quindlen
Everything about it worked, and I don’t mean just the movie, but in our experience, we realized there’s also a component of luck involved in this business. We had absolutely the most competent people in the studio working on the release and ad campaign.
David Zucker
Was Jesus the son of God? Yes. But so are you. You just haven’t realized it yet.
Eckhart Tolle
As I grew older, I realized that it was much better to insist on the genuine forms of nature, for simplicity is the greatest adornment of art.
Albrecht Durer
I realized that it’s all really one, that John Lennon was correct. We utilize the music to bring down the walls of Berlin, to bring up the force of compassion and forgiveness and kindness between Palestines, Hebrews. Bring down the walls here in San Diego, Tijuana, Cuba.
Carlos Santana
My family and I held no hatred for those people because we realized they were victims of their own ignorance.
Ryan White
When I wrote The Onion Field, I realized that my first two novels were just practice.
Joseph Wambaugh
So the thing I realized rather gradually – I must say starting about 20 years ago now that we know about computers and things – there’s a possibility of a more general basis for rules to describe nature.
Stephen Wolfram
When my parents died, it became clear to me that there was an end in sight. Death was never a real thing to me. And then when that happened I realized I only have so many years left, if I’m lucky.
Rick Baker
I realized how quickly you could eat up a lot of time and money if you weren’t prepared.
Jim Messina
Prisons are big businesses, which I hadn’t realized. A lot of these name brand labels that we wear – they’re using prison labor and exploiting prisoners, who live in harsh conditions. People need to know about this kind of sweatshop labor, so they can decide what to spend their money on.
Da Brat
You could watch entire villages and see what everyone was doing. I watched NSA tracking people’s Internet activities as they typed. I became aware of just how invasive U.S. surveillance capabilities had become. I realized the true breadth of this system. And almost nobody knew it was happening.
Edward Snowden
I couldn’t sleep one night and I was sitting in my office and I realized that I was an independent filmmaker.
Darren Aronofsky
If a belief is not realized immediately in open deeds, it is stored up for the guidance of the future.
William Kingdon Clifford
And I realized, when I’d come in to the meetings with these corrugated metal and chain link stuff, and people would just look at me like I’d just landed from Mars. But I couldn’t do anything else. That was my response to the people and the time.
Frank Gehry
After spending three or four years interacting with the Bush administration, I realized they were not taking any actions to deal with climate change. So, I decided to give one talk, and then it snowballed into another talk and eventually to even protesting and getting arrested.
James Hansen
The third year of MASH was when I realized I was a hit.
Jamie Farr
I realized early on that I was pretty good at organizing. A lot of it was about control. While my friends were out getting hammered at concerts, I was making money. I am a control freak.
Kevin Plank
Once I completed the Cube and demonstrated it to my students, I realized it was nearly impossible to put down.
Erno Rubik
But I knew that what had happened was an eye-opener not only to the United States but also to Pakistan, who realized that after what has happened on the 11th of September, it was simply impossible to continue to play those games in Afghanistan.
Lakhdar Brahimi
From a pretty early age, my mother realized that I was a little bit more gifted and talented than my own age group. So, she moved me over to play with the boys’ travel soccer team when I was about 11 years old.
Abby Wambach
The minute your parents die, you stop fighting them. I realized the more I changed my face for films, the more I looked like him. I always liked to disguise myself because I was trying to run away from his image. But all that is not worth it.
Vincent Cassel
I realized what Led Zeppelin was about around the end of our first U.S. tour. We started off not even on the bill in Denver, and by the time we got to New York we were second to Iron Butterfly, and they didn’t want to go on!
Robert Plant
One of the things I realized is that if you do not take control over your time and your life, other people will gobble it up. If you don’t prioritize yourself, you constantly start falling lower and lower on your list, your kids fall lower and lower on your list.
Michelle Obama
My mother is who she is. I've become who I am. At some

My mother is who she is. I’ve become who I am. At some point I realized those two just didn’t go together.
Tori Spelling
My wife’s income allowed me to do what I really loved. I realized that women’s liberation is men’s liberation, too.
Warren Farrell
Conducting, I tried it once off the cuff, and quickly realized there were subtle aspects that I was missing. There is a lot more to it that I was able to grasp simply by watching conductors.
Carter Burwell
For me, the most fascinating interface is Twitter. I have odd cosmic thoughts every day and I realized I could hold them to myself or share them with people who might be interested.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
The founder of the Mona Foundation actually knew my dad for years, and the more I learned about it, the more I realized I really found the perfect charity. It sponsors schools and educational initiatives all over the planet.
Rainn Wilson
Dad used to accompany me to the sets. Soon, he realized there is nothing to worry about and now I am on my own.
Aishwarya Lekshmi
The working class will not halt until socialism has been realized.
Ernst Toller
I suddenly realized that in order to do what I wanted to do, I had to become that which I hated – which is the head of a record company or a digital media conglomerate – and just do whatever you want.
Dhani Harrison
It was only when I moved to New York that I realized tall is good.
Kristen Johnston
I realized that I needed to be anonymous on the street and somebody else on the stage. I had tried to put my street self on the stage, but what they want is an actor on stage.
Bobby Darin
I realized the world spins without me having to spin it.
John Schnatter
I realized I had to work on all aspects of my recovery, the spiritual, mental and physical.
Jeff Bauman
Then in a fraction of a second, I realized that these sportsmen were not anyone’s enemies.
Bill Toomey
I realized I love motivating and I love empowering and I love inspiring people. I did that as an athlete for 18 years, and I am able to do that as a motivational speaker now as well as doing work on television.
Dominique Dawes
What I’ve realized is that the joy of meeting and greeting people from all around the world is universal.
Joe Gebbia
I first realized I wanted to model when my mum and I were at a local carnival, and she took me to a fashion show. I had never been to one before, and when I saw the girls on the catwalk, I fell in love with them.
Madeline Stuart
I played soccer for nine years, so I took that route instead of singing. I played on the outside team as well as in school, so I was always playing soccer. It wasn’t until I moved back to London that I really, like, started investing in music again and realized, OK, yeah, this is definitely what I want to do.
Ella Mai
A few years ago, I realized I was decorating and designing my house around what was beautiful rather than practical for my family. When I made that realization, everything kind of clicked for me. I started being intentional about designing spaces with my kids in mind rather than picture-perfect rooms.
Joanna Gaines
As soon as I found out how compartmentalized the industry was, I realized, Well, no wonder the cartoons are so bad.
John Kricfalusi
Years ago, I picked up figure skating. How hard could spins and jumps be, I thought? It’s just applied Newtonian physics. After repeatedly falling on my rear end, I realized it was harder than I thought. But it had an upside. That is how I met my wife, who was ice dancing at the Rockefeller Center ice rink.
Michio Kaku
Once I realized, I’m more than just a worker, I could create my own future – because your thoughts are your reality – I realized you don’t have to work as hard. You can just sit back, breathe, think about your next move and then think of that next move as if you already accomplished it and everything’s gonna come to you.
NLE Choppa
Working with Chiranjeevi sir, I realized the professionalism and attitude they used work with. It’s just so contagious. When such a personality is doing that, everyone around, too, would do that out of respect. Work was far more efficient, smoother.
Kajal Aggarwal
One day I looked at something in myself that I had been avoiding because it was too painful. Yet once I did, I had an unexpected surprise. Rather than self-hatred, I was flooded with compassion for myself because I realized the pain necessary to develop that coping mechanism to begin with.
Marianne Williamson
I think I was about 30 before I realized that not every family talks about the presentment clause on a regular basis.
Mike Lee
I used to play golf. I wanted to be a better player, but after a while, I realized I’d always stink. And that’s when I really started to enjoy the game.
Don Rickles
Winning had become kind of automatic, but I realized in 2008 that at any moment that could be taken away from me.
Steven Lopez
I never realized that growing up in Brooklyn, flying jets, working on Wall Street and starring in a sci-fi series was the prerequisite for the fast-paced demands of talk radio. But, if that’s what it takes to succeed, I’m glad I did it all.
Jerry Doyle
I thought I wanted to be a brain surgeon until I realized all the schooling it required. I didn’t like school very much so I had to come up with something else.
Lexa Doig
I used to think interacting with people in the audience, touching people in the crowd, was a total ego-based thing. I never realized how fulfilling it would be. It’s more about being on the receiving end – it’s people giving. That’s a powerful realization.
Kevin Parker
I realized, if I don’t step into the spotlight, and the person next to me doesn’t step in, and the people around me don’t step in, then who will?
Simu Liu
I wanted to be a lawyer. I realized I don’t really want to be a lawyer. I want to play a lawyer. Thank God I figured that out.
Ashley Greene
I'll never forget the day I realized I wasn't quite the

I’ll never forget the day I realized I wasn’t quite the Ford model I thought I was.
Amy Schumer
I’ve realized I can’t waste any moment being unhappy.
Marat Safin
I began to use my sensitivity. And I realized I wasn’t weird because I cried a lot.
Sherilyn Fenn
When I was 24, I realized I could never be one of the best rappers, but I knew I had some of the best ideas.
Jesse Itzler
When it came to football there was a certain age where I realized that my future in football was being a grease spot on the side of some bigger player.
Leigh Steinberg
I had to learn to trust people, and I realized that success was going to be born in hiring really bright people – very self-motivated, very able to make good judgment calls day in and day out.
Kenneth C. Griffin
Fame was a mixed blessing for me because I thought I could be as big as I wanted to be, and then I realized that I couldn’t because of the racist element in the record business.
Chubby Checker
Ever since I was a little kid, I’ve felt comfortable in a suit. It all started when my mom bought me a three-piece Pierre Cardin suit. I wore that thing everywhere. Eventually I realized I was going to be the kid who got beat up in school, but I kept wearing it.
Paul Feig
Celebrities can suffer a horrible loneliness even though they have millions of fans. I started doing meditations because I realized that a spiritual path was necessary.
Donovan
I have a Keurig coffee maker, which is really kind of a luxury. It was given to me by an ex. I realized when I’m feeling sentimental, I’ll gently, tenderly press the button. Then when I remember he dumped me, I punch it.
Mo Rocca
As a young girl, there were the obvious messages about what girls could and couldn’t achieve. And to compound the limitations I felt being leveled upon me, I realized at the age of nine, that I was gay.
Chely Wright
I realized pretty soon that I have to do more than just play bass in the background way. So, I developed a kind of playing which only a handful of musicians accepted.
Eberhard Weber
Turns out, I couldn’t catch them – or even get close to them. I realized that sharks are amazing, beautiful animals who have absolutely no interest in checking me out.
Malin Akerman
I realized that anything to do with Fermat’s Last Theorem generates too much interest.
Andrew Wiles
I had a tryout when I was, like, 19 and totally not prepared. I was 170 pounds with homemade gear. At that point, I realized how far I had to go to even get looked at. Then, when I was 22 or 23, I was much more prepared, and that second tryout went way better.
Adam Cole
In Russia we had to have special visas in our passports, and when we had to show our passports at the Kremlin gates, we realized that, Oh my God, we’re actually playing in THE Kremlin!
Alan Parsons
I’ve realized that it’s important to stop trying to think I’m any one thing. People are confused as to their identity and try to cling to one aspect of that identity to describe what they are: American, Republican, Muslim. These are really incomplete.
Mohsin Hamid
I then realized my appearance was a bit odd. My right leg was no longer with me. It had caught somewhere in the top of the cockpit as I tried to leave my Spitfire.
Douglas Bader
When I was in my 20s, I thought I knew who I was. And then as soon as I turned 30, I realized that person has bruises and bumps and dark parts. And you kind of go, well, that’s it. I’d rather embrace it than force myself to change.
Sam Worthington
I was endorsed by many corporations to work with their people. Since I had several hundred successful case histories, I realized that it was really valuable and everybody should have access to the information, so I started teaching seminars to groups of people.
Leonard Orr
When I got on Stern I realized that this was the one job where you could be really honest and open, almost like Richard Pryor or something. You can be honest about your life and get laughs.
Artie Lange
And as soon as I did the research, I realized the law seemed to be on my side and I filed the suit.
Michael Newdow
When I was a teenager, I felt my life was constrained by rules, school, my parents. I wanted to feel like I was empowered and different; that’s why superheroes, comics, manga, and video games filled my needs. When I got older, I realized power is not free; it comes with responsibility.
Jenova Chen
When my father died in my arms it had such a profound affect on me that at that very moment when my dad passed I realized that I needed to face my own fears.
Criss Angel
Throughout school I studied in Tamil medium schools but it was only when I got to college that I realized that not learning English was a great disadvantage as I didn’t understand even the simplest of sentences.
Suhasini Maniratnam
I couldn’t help but to think back to my classmates at Thomas Jefferson High School in San Antonio. They had the same talent, the same brains, the same dreams as the folks we sat with at Stanford and Harvard. I realized the difference wasn’t one of intelligence or drive. The difference was opportunity.
Julian Castro
I was an agnostic until I realized that I had to choose between God and fate. The idea that humanity and nature are the result of fate was not convincing at all. I find the presence of God everywhere.
Andrea Bocelli
I realized when I was 23 that I had never really tried anything.
Trent Reznor
The Stones are a different kind of group. I realized that when I joined them. It’s not really so much their musical ability, it’s just they have a certain kind of style and attitude which is unique.
Mick Taylor
When I was studying photography, I became interested in conflict photojournalism, and that got me interested in lighting. Then I realized there was this amazing thing called cinematography where you could kind of tell more complete stories photographing for film. So I ended up going to AFI grad school for that.
Rachel Morrison
I think, like many others, I realized that only the massive introduction of American support in one form or another, could possibly bring about a rehabilitation of the economies of those countries within a reasonable time.
David K. E. Bruce
I was traveling in Europe with Paul and suddenly realiz

I was traveling in Europe with Paul and suddenly realized my passport still said I was Mrs. Sampson.
Shelley Duvall
I am neither dejected nor depressed because every one has a bad phase in one’s life. I realized it the hard way because the momentum of my social life too slowed down.
Suresh Gopi
In 1978, the first flag was organic everything. It did have eight colors: the six colors of the rainbow we see today plus hot pink and turquoise. But pretty quickly on I realized that I would never be able to satisfy the demand for them by hand-dying fabric and these colors.
Gilbert Baker
I always wanted attention, and I realized I could make people laugh.
Lusia Strus
One day I actually took the list into the bathroom and I put it up against my face and looked in the mirror and I realized I had one of two choices, change the list or change myself.
Star Jones
I’m not saying anything to denigrate ‘Criminal Minds’; that’s a great show. I just didn’t appreciate it anymore. I appreciate those people, but I realized my heart wasn’t in and I needed to go because plenty of people would rip their arm off to be on that show, so they should be.
Paget Brewster
In morals, truth is but little prized when it is a mere sentiment, and only attains its full value when realized in the world as fact.
Ernest Renan
I took a break after ‘Confessions.’ I was real picky. And then I suddenly realized I hadn’t worked in a year. And I was sort of, like, not really happy. I think people are happier when they have structure, you know? You realize that as you get older. You have to have rituals and structure.
Sam Rockwell
I used to be homophobic, but as I got older, I realized that wasn’t the way to do things. I don’t discriminate against anybody for their sexual preference, for their skin color… that’s immature.
ASAP Rocky
I’m telling you, until I shaved my head, I never realized how much heat is lost through the top of the head. I walk out in winter and it feels like I have an ice pack on my head. Unbelievable.
Bryan Cranston
As a teenager, I developed a great interest in not only horse breeding but also horse racing and used to bet based on red-hot tips. I realized that becoming a bookmaker would be very lucrative, but Dad put his foot down, saying it was an inappropriate career.
Cyrus S. Poonawalla
People realized that they could come on Fox News Sunday, and they would be well and fairly treated.
Brit Hume
With ‘Taxi Driver,’ I had this eureka moment. I realized that acting could be much more than what I had been doing. I had to build a character that wasn’t me.
Jodie Foster
When I harnessed its seemingly uncontrollable might, I realized bipolar disorder’s powers could be used for good. My diagnosis didn’t have to be an affliction. It could simply be the gift of extraordinary emotions.
AJ Lee
I realized this is what God has dealt me, and I should be thankful considering all that’s happened to me in my life, but MS caused the movies to stop – stop dead – and I miss it.
Richard Pryor
Everyone realized I was the innocent victim of a shakedown.
Anthony Anderson
When I was on that boat, I realized the only way I would feel creatively challenged was if I totally changed everything about my environment and put myself in a storm, in a sense.
Josh Lucas
From 1989 to 2000, I was focusing in on my children. I hadn’t realized the world had changed a lot. AIDS had happened, for starters, and so many people in the arts died or were affected.
Daphne Guinness
You build dreams, you build castles in the air, and you hope that at least part of that will be realized, even under apartheid.
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela
I realized that social media can be powerful force for good in the world and that acts of kindness can be scaled globally.
Amy Jo Martin
I realized that everything I do is fantasy, whether it is an adult movie or a kids movie.
Robert Rodriguez
It’s inevitable that you find out about your true self. There was so much I realized I had to work on, to try to improve.
Gianluca Vialli
The black situation has changed. They finally realized they’re Americans.
Leslie Fiedler
At art college, I started to do music and then painting and drawing – and that would have been my ideal life, to be an artist and be paid for it, to be able to create stuff. I realized it was difficult, but I don’t know if I had the application for it.
Sean Bean
I first decided to file a defamation case of Rs 50 Crore against Tanushree Dutta, but then I realized her value is nothing in the country so I chose 25 paisa as the defamation amount. That’s all is her worth.
Rakhi Sawant
I realized that if I were a 23-year-old girl getting married, and I wasn’t struggling with it, that would likely mean that something was either massively wrong with me or that my brain is made up of delicately wrapped almonds that serve perfectly as party favors.
Leandra Medine
I think we basically saw that the messaging space is bigger than we’d initially realized, and that the use cases that WhatsApp and Messenger have are more different than we had thought originally.
Mark Zuckerberg
I realized that becoming a doctor, I can only help a small community. But by becoming a politician, I can help my whole country.
Malala Yousafzai
I’ve realized as well after five years of being on the road that if I’m going to four or five months of my life to something even if I’m overpaid, it’s four or five months of my life away from home, away from my son, away from family and friends. I better believe in it on some level even if it’s a big movie.
Colin Farrell
But now, today, we don’t know if Over the River is truly the next project to be realized, because something very nice happened to our life in November in New York.
Christo
Dr. King’s Nobel Prize had a more powerful transforming effect on him than I think he realized at the time.
Henry Louis Gates
I just turned 30 so I got really introspective as you d

I just turned 30 so I got really introspective as you do, questioning my life. And when I stopped and sort of looked back at the past decade, I realized I had done more work than I thought I had done.
Sheryl Lee
I realized there was very little in Hollywood I would ever feel comfortable doing. If I kept one foot there and one foot in my Christianity, I would never grow.
Willie Aames
I think, for me, I’ve realized the responsibility of being a role model for young kids everywhere.
Tom Holland
I ended up switching over to journalism in college. A few weeks into freshman year, I realized that business school wasn’t for me. And writing stories and reading and talking to people is something that I just enjoy doing, so I figured why not try to build up a post-basketball career with that.
C. J. McCollum
As I started getting older, I realized, ‘I’m so happy!’ I didn’t expect this! I wasn’t happy when I was young.
Jane Fonda
That was one of the big problems when I was at Harvard studying music. We had to write choral pieces in the style of Brahms or Mendelssohn, which was distressing because in the end you realized how good Brahms is, and how bad you are.
Elliott Carter
Today in India there are all sections of people, as the BJP realized when the poor voted them out.
Lalu Prasad Yadav
When a music teacher that I had at school was taken ill and we had a variety show and I had to fill in – that’s when I realized I had a voice.
Lily Allen
So, I didn’t get moved up because of celebrity status or anything like that. I got in line, and I passed the test. And they realized that I was sick enough, and as soon as the liver became available, I got one.
Pat Summerall
I realized what you could do in motion pictures by surrounding yourself with geniuses.
Richard Donner
I’m fascinated with design. I realized early that I had no talent in that direction, but I love talking with architects and designers about what they do. I appreciate applied creativity as a source of pleasure and meaning.
Alex Steffen
A great burden was lifted from my shoulders the day I realized that no one owes me anything.
Harry Browne
While I was making my solo films, RKO was busily trying to get me and Fred Astaire back together. The studio wanted to capitalize on the success of ‘Flying Down to Rio’ and realized that the pairing of Rogers and Astaire had moneymaking potential.
Ginger Rogers
I made a lot of different experiments with tapes at that time, until I finally realized around 1995, that sound is an interesting subject for me. Ever since then sound got more and more integrated into my art works, musically as well as physically.
Alva Noto
When I realized that you can’t necessarily be cast in a really great part living in Austin, even when Hollywood comes to town, I got a demo reel together and headed out west.
John Hawkes
I had always realized it was desirable to gear down the jet.
Frank Whittle
I loved to read when I was a kid, and as soon as I realized that an actual person got to make up the books I loved so much, I decided that that was the job for me.
Margaret Haddix
I’ve been a story-teller all my life but I realized it only recently.
Isabel Allende
When I first joined the Irvine Company, I realized that less than 11,000 acres were designated as open space in the original master plan, and that just didn’t seem adequate to me. So, I began the lengthy process working with public and community organizations to add more open space.
Donald Bren
It’s a little silly to finally learn how to write at this age. But I long ago realized I was secretly sincere.
Annie Dillard
I quickly realized I had to have my own style and strategy and find my own way.
Brad Grey
I didn’t expect to feel pathos for the villains in our show. I feel quite moved in several of our episodes; I never realized that a show like ‘Motive,’ which aims for a broad appeal, could have that sort of emotional impact.
Kristin Lehman
The poem, for me, is simply the first sound realized in the modality of being.
Charles Olson
I read ‘The Young Landlords’ and felt almost a chemical change. What I realized while reading that book was that I could write in my voice, use my tongue, my language, my style, and write a story.
Jason Reynolds
I started playing violin when I was six, so I thought I could be a professional. It wasn’t until I was 15 when I got into acting classes and realized this was what I wanted to do.
Torrey DeVitto
The song ‘What Goes Up’ was inspired as I was playing the piano and reminiscing about the Spaceship One launches I witnessed in the Mojave desert. It is an awesome thing to comprehend the magnitude of what a human being dreams and imagines can be realized.
Vanna Bonta
Some reporter called me ‘the angriest gay man in the world’ or some such. Well, it stuck, but I realized it was very useful.
Larry Kramer
I just think my own ambition would not allow me to sit on the gifts that my creator had given me. And so that’s when I realized that I could actually go away.
Janelle Monae
My fans have always been so supportive, and several years ago, I realized that I could thank them by naming all my characters after my Twitter and Facebook fans.
Neal Shusterman
I started to grow microbial cellulose to explore an ecofriendly textile for clothing and accessories but, very quickly, I realized this method had potential for all sorts of other biodegradable consumer products.
Suzanne Lee
I realized that I’ve lived half my life already, and it’s time to believe in – and stand up for – myself.
Phoebe Snow
I realized that that Golden Rule does not exist online.

I realized that that Golden Rule does not exist online. You are not held to that same standard as when there is a teacher in the room or someone monitoring behavior.
Whitney Wolfe Herd
Jeopardy!’ is a bigger deal than I realized.
James Holzhauer
Somewhere along the line, I realized that I liked telling stories, and I decided that I would try writing. Ten years later, I finally got a book published. It was hard. I had no skills. I knew nothing about the business of getting published. So I had to keep working at it.
Janet Evanovich
I realized horses have personality when I bought one and I had one, who’s now out to pasture, a horse named Drifter. Before that, I was a city boy. Horses, I used to go out to the LaBagh Woods and ride at a stable once every two years or something; no idea about horses. Dogs, I knew, had personalities, but not horses.
Michael Mann
I’ve been on the board of UCLA Film and TV School, and I went to UCLA. I realized that the same movie theater that was there when I went to school, 30 years later is the same movie theater in the same condition. There was an opportunity to refurbish an existing room, and I jumped at the opportunity.
Darren Star
I think we all have madness in us, it’s just that I’ve realized mine and found a way to let it out.
John Glover
I played college basketball in West Virginia for two years, and then I graduated from NYU with a sports management degree because I realized the NBA’s not going to happen.
Ramon Rodriguez
I want my daughter to be proud of me and look up to me. I think early on in my pregnancy I realized that to be the mom I want to be, I had to change my life, and that’s what I’m doing.
Holly Madison
That first morning that I woke up self-employed, terror quickly consumed me. I found myself sitting with my laptop and realized, for the first time, that I was entirely responsible for all of my own decisions, as well as the consequences of those decisions.
Mark Manson
I grew up with the religion of ‘Star Wars,’ frankly. That’s when I realized there is something bigger out there… and it’s called The Force.
Trey Parker
No, most of our political elite has not realized that the world is flat.
Thomas Friedman
One of the things I realized early in my career is that you do what you believe, in knowing that if you don’t, you will never like yourself. When you compromise out of fear or ambition, it eats inside you.
Samuel Dash
We’d get these boxes of clothing in the mail, and my mom would say, ‘What makes you think all this is for you? You’ve got a sister right behind you.’ So then I realized, we’re all in this together. We have to help each other.
Ruby Bridges
Women have not yet realized the cowardice that resides, for if they should decide to do so, they would be able to fight you until death; and to prove that I speak the truth, amongst so many women, I will be the first to act, setting an example for them to follow.
Veronica Franco
Once I started the first school, I realized this is what my life is meant to be, is to promote education and help kids go to school, and that’s very clear.
Greg Mortenson
I realized, ‘Oh, it’s easier to get what I want if I embrace the sex symbol thing.’ Microphones are more in my face, and I can say things about the kids that I mentor and open more access to more doors.
Omari Hardwick
I realized my family was funny, because nobody ever wanted to leave our house.
Anthony Anderson
My initial response was to sue her for defamation of character, but then I realized that I had no character.
Charles Barkley
I’ve stopped war reporting. I realized that I’d answered all of my questions about war and about myself.
Sebastian Junger
Once, I optioned a novel and tried to do a screenplay on it, which was great fun, but I was too respectful. I was only 100 pages into the novel and I had about 90 pages of movie script going. I realized I had a lot to learn.
Gene Hackman
At the age of 31, I realized, ‘Oh my God, I may die like everyone else.’
Chuck Palahniuk
I would look at a dog and when our eyes met, I realized that the dog and all creatures are my family. They’re like you and me.
Ziggy Marley
Roy was just another bureaucrat to me, but I realized very soon that without Roy this thing would have died.
Ben Shahn
I cut the feet out of control top pantyhose one night, threw them on under my white pants and realized that the toning and shaping was perfect and that the hosiery material is thin enough that I could make shape wear out of it.
Sara Blakely
I used to sit on the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue and wonder why the Senate was always going into recess, until in my first year I realized how intense the pressure was.
Hillary Clinton
I finally realized that yeah I did want to be an actor and it wasn’t out of habit, but I needed to grow up for myself and then kind of re-enter the industry with a sound understanding of what my sensibilities and my values are as a relatively formed human being.
Claire Danes
I continued to study Math and Physics on my own, but one and a half years later I realized that I did want to be a composer, and after that I never changed my mind.
Gyorgy Ligeti
I have walked away from friendships when I’ve realized that someone smiles to someone’s face and talks about them the minute they walk out of a room. I have no room in my life for that kind of negative energy anymore.
Sophia Bush
Over the years, I’ve realized that I have as much in common with the performance artist, the standup comedian, the screenwriter, as I do with the theologian. I’m in an odd world where I make things and share them with people.
Rob Bell
And I had this big, long list of what I wanted in a guy but I realized I didn’t stack up to the list myself.
Star Jones
I used to want to be tall, and then I thought, ‘If I were tall, then people would say I was pretty and not cute.’ And then I realized that there are worse things than being called cute.
Kristin Chenoweth
I guess growing up I realized that there is really this

I guess growing up I realized that there is really this huge epidemic in a city like Los Angeles, and many other cities, where they put down thousands upon thousands of animals every day.
Will Estes
I’m confident about my stint with politics. But I won’t leave acting, one, because it brings me my daily bread, and second, I realized that whatever little extra recognition I have today, it’s thanks to my acting career.
Vishwajeet Pradhan
When I first started tweeting, I was just doing it because I was watching ‘Breaking Bad’ in my trailer and I was so scared by the assassinating cousins. And when people started responding to me, I realized it was like I wasn’t watching it alone.
Retta
One of the things that makes Wittgenstein a real artist to me is that he realized that no conclusion could be more horrible than solipsism.
David Foster Wallace
At one point, I was thinking about going to the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, but then I realized it’s actually not what I wanted to do.
Alycia Debnam-Carey
What I’ve realized is that a film operates both on the intellectual and emotional levels, and if you can find a way to tell a riveting story and draw ideas out of that, it’s very powerful.
Dinesh D’Souza
Even though I had been boxing, I had no idea I could beat somebody in the ring. And I had no idea I could really take a punch. When I realized that, I really started taking off.
Cara Castronuova
People have been told so often that resurrection is just a metaphor, and means Jesus died and was glorified – in other words, he went to Heaven, whatever that means. And they’ve never realized that the word ‘resurrection’ simply didn’t mean that.
N. T. Wright
The more suits I owned, the more I realized the best besuited look a man can achieve comes from a harmony of three details: fabric, construction, and fit. If the suit fits you like a glove and it’s well made, you simply feel better about everything in life when you’re wearing it.
Paul Feig
I thought Cheever was magnificent and that if I could write like him that would be the best I could do. And then I realized that what I really wanted to write had nothing to do with what he was doing.
Harry Mathews
I know that sounds selfish, but you have to look at what it’s doing to you personally – are you frustrated because of the way people perceive you, or are you happy enough about the things you’ve realized about yourself that you can tolerate the way people perceive you?
Shannon Hoon
I used to get a lot of death threats. After a while I realized that no one’s gonna do anything or they would’ve.
Ari Shaffir
When I was younger, I had no interest. But after I went to Paris to see the collections for the first time a few years ago, they made a huge impression on me. I realized that fashion is an art form, like acting or painting.
Camilla Belle
For some reason I did something where I realized I could get a reaction. That was when I broke out of my shell at school, because I really didn’t have any friends or anything like that and I just kind of was going along, and then finally I did this zany thing, and all of a sudden I had tons of friends.
Jim Carrey
A force field is basically an invisible shield. You push a button and all of a sudden a bubble forms around you which is impenetrable. It can stop bullets, it can stop ray gun blasts and we realized force fields are actually a little bit difficult to create.
Michio Kaku
In less enlightened times, the best way to impress women was to own a hot car. But women wised up and realized it was better to buy their own hot cars so they wouldn’t have to ride around with jerks.
Scott Adams
Basically, I chose not to identify with being broke any longer. I realized I deserved a beautiful life, and abundance was something that I needed to welcome into my life.
Jen Sincero
I realized then that the generations may change but the strength of our nation remains solid.
Jane D. Hull
I said I wanted to strap guns on an El Camino. When I brought it up at a meeting, they said great. I realized there’s no adult in the room.
Adam Ferrara
My parents wanted to light my artistic candle. But over time, the definition of ‘the arts’ began to stretch. And as I got older, they suddenly realized, Oh, my God, we’re the parents of Iggy Pop.
Iggy Pop
When I was growing up, I said I wanted to be a model, but people said I had no chance and when I realized my ambition, people in the business still continued to state negative stuff.
Katie Price
Nashville is the place where I first realized how impossible it is to look at someone and know what is inside them, what special something they possess.
Callie Khouri
You know how you wake up in the morning and sometimes you look gorgeous and other times you look like you got hit by a mack truck? I realized that my mack truck is food. If I have no sugar, yeast or wine, I have no undereye bags and my skin is perfect.
Mariska Hargitay
I managed to escape a violent carjacking. It was a very traumatizing point in my life and it made me realized that many women in South Africa are affected by crimes like this.
Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters
The way I was raised, you get a new pair of sneakers when the old one gets messed up. But when I got to high school, I started dating girls and trying to fit in, and I realized everybody was collecting Jordans. When I would get my paychecks, I wouldn’t even take money. I would just trade them for sneakers.
Kerby Jean-Raymond
Circumstances cause us to act the way we do. We should always bear this in mind before judging the actions of others. I realized this from the start during World War II.
Thor Heyerdahl
And she could never give me an answer. And I realized that, you know, I had a problem on my hands.
David Gest
The next day I was in my school’s production of All My Sons. This was the performance where I realized something was happening between me and the audience that I hadn’t recognized before.
Kevin Spacey
When I started to write ‘Hannah’s Child,’ I realized that this had to be a book of passion, to have a certain kind of vulnerability. I think that people respond to that.
Stanley Hauerwas
I realized that a lot of the things I had been telling myself about not being good enough just weren’t true, and ‘Queen of Denmark’ gave me the chance to prove to myself that I could do something real.
John Grant
At the beginning of this album I discovered the computer and had great fun playing with the thing. And I realized that, not being a good keyboard player, I could write things in very small sections, give them a certain feel and mess about with bends on the keyboard.
Midge Ure
But innovation comes from people meeting up in the hall

But innovation comes from people meeting up in the hallways or calling each other at 10:30 at night with a new idea, or because they realized something that shoots holes in how we’ve been thinking about a problem.
Steve Jobs
Halfway through the decade, we realized that we had a great team and that we could do great things, and that we could probably have something here that we believed we had a chance to reach greatness.
Franco Harris
Once we were in the studio, we realized we were getting certain effects through the shooting of the dramatic scenes on video, shooting off a screen and then getting wave patterns and stuff like that.
Atom Egoyan
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 never intended to become a professional pilot. But, as I became more curious about aircraft, and, well, not being John Travolta, I realized that the only way I was ever going to fly a jet is if I got a job.
Bruce Dickinson
I considered becoming a priest very seriously. I wanted to travel the world. By the time I turned 16, I realized I was only in it for selfish reasons. And, more importantly, I didn’t want to sacrifice the ladies!
James McAvoy
Early in my investment-banking career, I realized I was on a path that others had set out for me.
Vikram Chatwal
I was a good amateur but only an average professional. I soon realized that there was a limit to how far I could rise in the music business, so I left the band and enrolled at New York University.
Alan Greenspan
I just thought acting would be something to help out with my student loans, but my first year as an actress, I made more money than my parents. That’s when I realized it could turn into a career. After that, I put everything I had into it.
Gabrielle Union
If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought.
Peace Pilgrim
One of the things I realized… is how few success stories there are in websites or products or businesses that exist primarily for an altruistic purpose.
Andrew Mason
When I realized I could use Facebook as a way to communicate directly with my fans, I thought it would be a great idea.
Betty White
That’s the really neat thing about Dan Quayle, as you must have realized from the first moment you looked into those lovely blue eyes: impeachment insurance.
Barbara Ehrenreich
What I have learned over the years is to try to stay in the moment. I want to feel it all because I’ve realized nothing lasts.
Tracy Morgan
De Niro was a hero of mine. And Sean Penn. But I’ve realized I can’t operate at that level of intensity. That’s okay for movies. On TV, when you live with horror day in and day out, you have to protect yourself.
Christopher Meloni
The basic answer is that I wasn’t happy or fulfilled by the job I had and I wanted my life to mean something to me, so I searched my life experience and realized that acting and performing were activities that I enjoyed all aspects of.
Gil Gerard
At one point that’s all I cared about, being a pro athlete. But I realized I wasn’t athletic enough.
Josh Duhamel
I’ve realized that the most important thing I can do to look good is just treat myself well, whether it’s getting a nice, long massage or just lying low and not going out every single night.
Kim Cattrall
During my lifetime, I realized that discrimination was not accidental, that there were structural roots and causes to it. So if we wanted to change women’s lives, we need to deal with those root causes.
Michelle Bachelet
I realized quickly what Mandela and Tambo meant to ordinary Africans. It was a place where they could come and find a sympathetic ear and a competent ally, a place where they would not be either turned away or cheated, a place where they might actually feel proud to be represented by men of their own skin color.
Nelson Mandela
If you look at it, the corset is a very beautiful item, but when I put one on, I realized how little you could actually move. And I’m a very physical person: I talk with my hands. And I felt how the clothes took that away from me. And that was the idea, I think. It was a way of limiting women.
Florence Pugh
As I wrote about my childhood, I realized that there was no big tragedy. Being multiethnic is not a tragedy. I didn’t have any big life-threatening illnesses, no tumors, no kidney malfunctions… I came from a very poor family. I was chubby as a kid.
Amy Hill
Women, with their sure instincts, realized that my intention was to make them not just more beautiful but also happier.
Christian Dior
I’ve only recently realized that I have a radically different relationship with my parents than a lot of people.
Lena Dunham
The years go so fast. I mean, I just realized that at the end of the year I will be twenty-two, and I just turned twenty-one.
Nastassja Kinski
I realized that I have to slow down. I work so hard, I’m so busy.
Carnie Wilson
When I read that the British army had landed thirty-two thousand troops – and I had realized, not very long before, that Philadelphia only had thirty thousand people in it – it practically lifted me out of my chair.
David McCullough
For example, the first time McDonald’s put a deaf person in a commercial they saw a jump in sales. I think that happens with other kinds of disabilities and products and that is something that is being realized more and more.
Richard Masur
It really hit home that my parents felt as though they didn’t have to worry anymore. They realized if you could win an Oscar, that was a good sign.
Linda Hunt
I wanted to do journalism, as I was an idealist. Then, in my second year of journalism, I realized that in real life, things don’t work the way you expect them to. I realized that I could express my ideas better through films.
Nithya Menen
I just realized quite early on that I’m not going to be the type who can write a novel every two years. I think you need to feel an urgency about the act. Otherwise, when you read it, you feel no urgency, either. So I don’t write unless I really feel I need to, and that’s a luxury.
Zadie Smith
When I realized I was having trouble reading, I was too

When I realized I was having trouble reading, I was too embarrassed to ask for help. Some teachers believed in me, but I just wasn’t focused on school – I was into the music and trying to please my dad.
Fantasia Barrino
The HoLee model was the first term structure model. I remember reading their paper soon after it was published and as it was fairly different from many of the other papers that I had read, I had to read it quite a few times. I realized that it was a really important paper.
John Hull
I realized in the early days I just didn’t edit at all. But I think you become a little more cagey with your lyrics when you know more people are going to hear them and make assumptions about you as a person. Realizing that, you want to be a little more opaque.
Eddie Vedder
I guess I kind of realized that my whole life isn’t one giant press junket. I don’t have to be smiling all the time and always have the perfect answer.
Miley Cyrus
People say to me all the time, ‘When did you know that you had fully become an American?’ And I say, ‘The day I realized I loved peanut butter.’
Ana Navarro
I’ve realized why I don’t tell the truth in interviews. It’s because they’re printed months later, and you change so quickly – you have new thoughts, new everything – so people are reading an old version of you.
Nicholas Hoult
What I realized is that it doesn’t matter how big or small your film is. The actual filmmaking process, the actual storytelling, it’s still the same thing. It’s still all about creating characters that you like and creating moments that get you excited or get you tense.
James Wan
Once I went to film school, I realized that film directing was actually much better than theater directing, because you kind of get to stay in control of it all the way through. You don’t relinquish the piece to the actors like you have to in theater; you stay in control through the very end.
Mark Waters
I was sort of in denial about doing country for awhile but I sort of grew up and realized who I was, what I wanted to say. I think country music is the best music in the world and I’m glad to be doing a country album. I hope people will love it as much as I loved making it.
Lucy Hale
The first time I went to Johnny Depp’s house in LA is when I realized what I was getting myself into. I knew he was famous, but I didn’t really know what that entailed.
Kate Moss
After the brain tumor happened, I realized I love acting, I’ve always loved it, I may never get a chance to do it again.
Mark Ruffalo
It was during the gap between 12th class and college, that I realized my passion for music, although I did have a keen ear for it all along and also wanted to be a musician.
Bhuvan Bam
What hadn’t been realized in the literature until now is that merely to describe how severely something has been tested in the past itself embodies inductive assumptions, even as a statement about the past.
Robert Nozick
I think I realized it was an art form at the beginning, but it took me a really long time before I was able to view what I was performing myself as an art form.
Patton Oswalt
When I embraced the rock hat, when I put it on two or three years ago, when I realized I’m gonna go and make really focused rock albums, it felt like wearing an old shoe. It was a perfect fit.
Glenn Hughes
By the time I got writing ‘Halcyon,’ I was on a roll, and I realized I had so much to write about, I realized I had so much built up inside that I couldn’t really alleviate before, and then all of a sudden it was like reservoir burst.
Ellie Goulding
Besides the physical strains I realized men can be pigs to women even when it’s a man dressed as one.
Michael Rosenbaum
There was a period in my life when alcohol was a good friend. Then there came a point when I realized that it was definitely not a good friend. I haven’t had a drink now for many years.
Adrian Dunbar
I guess I hit a point while I was in college when I realized I would have to do something with my life!
Scott Wolf
An acting assistant stage manager in a theater in Canterbury, a rep theater. A small wage but just enough to get by on, and I made props and I walked on, and I changed scenery, and I realized that I just loved it.
Jeremy Irons
I’ve realized that I can’t multitask in the writing department; I can only kind of do one thing at a time.
Eli Roth
When I was in fifth grade, there were many girls who were good at math, but when I was in junior high school, I was taking intermediate algebra and I looked around the class and realized I was the only girl.
Judith Love Cohen
When I was traded from the Oakland A’s to the Atlanta Braves before the 2005 season, a childhood dream was realized. I grew up a Braves fan just a few hours south of Atlanta, and it was hard for me to believe that I was going to actually play for the Atlanta Braves and legendary manager Bobby Cox.
Tim Hudson
My goal wasn’t to make a ton of money. It was to build good computers. I only started the company when I realized I could be an engineer forever.
Steve Wozniak
Back 12 years ago, when Dr. Mathews was president here, we had a plan that when I got ready to quit, we’d bring a certain guy in and he’d take over that day and I’d leave. But as time wore on, I realized that wouldn’t have been good at all.
Bear Bryant
When I joined the band, being that I was going to take this up as a profession, I realized that there were no two finer guitar players in the world that I’d rather play with.
Michael Davis
It was very early, and we were still like beta or alpha stage, and so we started receiving a ton of download. The server became overloaded, and that’s when I realized that this had a huge market.
Shawn Fanning
I realized I probably wouldn’t make another film that cuts through commercial and creative things like ‘Godfather’ or ‘Apocalypse.’
Francis Ford Coppola
I think, as I’ve gotten older I have realized what a huge privilege it is to even be in this business. I, more than ever, love what I do.
Jeffrey Dean Morgan
I never realized until lately that women were supposed to be the inferior sex.
Katharine Hepburn
Let’s say black, the whole black religious experience, here, is very impressive to me, because when I first arrived I realized that people carry their faith with so much pride.
Boris Kodjoe
If in my youth I had realized that the sustaining splen

If in my youth I had realized that the sustaining splendour of beauty of with which I was in love would one day flood back into my heart, there to ignite a flame that would torture me without end, how gladly would I have put out the light in my eyes.
Michelangelo
I realized some of the pitfalls of being well-known; it was nice if you were successful, but it made it just that much harder to take when you failed.
Lawrence Welk
It was 1999, and we were building a way for college kids to create online profiles for the purpose of sharing… with employers. Oops. I vividly remember the moment I realized my company was going to fail. My co-founder and I were at our wits’ end. By 2001, the dot-com bubble had burst, and we had spent all our money.
Eric Ries
And at that point, I think we all realized it was something tremendously tragic, probably a terrorist attack, and the next step was to go down to our command center and get things going.
Robert Mueller
Part of why the Tea Party so deeply threatened the elite media is the tea party looked around and suddenly realized, there are more of us than there are of them.
Newt Gingrich
Our ideals of freedom, set forth and realized in our Constitution, are our greatest export to the world.
Robert Byrd
The main point for me is that toys are incredibly more important than we realized.
Brian Sutton-Smith
I grew up quickly at St. Mirren. I realized that if we got relegated, it wasn’t just me who was affected, it was the people at the club who could lose their livelihood and whole families could suffer because of it.
Aaron Mooy
Well I tried to, but I could never write anything that I liked or was worthwhile. I threw it all out and realized that I had to make a serious study- that my tastes were far more advanced than my abilities.
Elliott Carter
Something I’m going to try to really instill in my own family is a lot of tradition. And, I used to have a lot of superstitions, and then I realized that it was kind of hogwash. Once I let go of them, I relaxed a lot.
Amy Adams
Well, first of all, I’m an incredibly gullible person – I’m so bad that when I said that to someone, my friend said, ‘You know, ‘gullible’ isn’t even in the dictionary.’ And I said, ‘Really?’ As I was saying ‘Really?’ I will acknowledge that I then realized what was happening, but that’s how bad I am.
Carla Gugino
We were really interested in music from all over the world. We realized that what we were doing was very close to contemporary classical music because of the lack of tonality in the guitar- the fact that I play guitar the way I play.
Arto Lindsay
What a wonderful life I’ve had! I only wish I’d realized it sooner.
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
As a teenager, I didn’t want to be me; I wanted to be many different people. Maybe I realized that they all lived inside me and that if I managed to connect with them, they would become aspects of me.
Marion Cotillard
Perusing colorful storylines on the backs of book jackets, I realized that none of them could possibly be as dramatic as my life to date. Then sadly, I also realized I could never find the ending of my story from the safety of an armchair.
Sarah Kay
When I saw contestants fighting for their lives on ‘The Biggest Loser,’ I realized I just wanted to be healthy – to have fun playing soccer with my son or teaching my daughter to shoot hoops. Then it was so much easier to say no to carbs, soda, or dessert, and the weight just came off.
Alison Sweeney
As soon as I realized you could be funny as a job, that was the job I wanted.
Seth Rogen
I’ve realized that being happy is a choice. You never want to rub anybody the wrong way or not be fun to be around, but you have to be happy. When I get logical and I don’t trust my instincts – Thats when I get in trouble.
Angelina Jolie
I’m definitely doing better. I never realized that I would get the support that I’ve gotten from everybody – from my fans, to people that I’ve idolized my whole life. So it’s overwhelming, it’s amazing and I believe that everything happens for a reason so I’m in a really good place right now.
Pia Toscano
I was walking down fifth avenue today and I found a wallet, and I was gonna keep it, rather than return it, but I thought: well, if I lost a hundred and fifty dollars, how would I feel? And I realized I would want to be taught a lesson.
Emo Philips
As I kept having episodes of depression, I realized that it was not a one-off: that I had, well, not a disease, really – more an illness.
Spike Milligan
I work with structure, but I go outside the box and give it my own spin. I adore the challenge of creating truly modern clothes – where a woman’s personality and sense of style are realized.
Vera Wang
All the forms of civil polity have been tried by mankind, except one, and that seems to have been reserved in Providence to be realized in America.
Ezra Stiles
At 13 years old, I realized I could start my own band. I could write my own song, I could record my own record. I could start my own label. I could release my own record. I could book my own shows. I could write and publish my own fanzine. I could silk-screen my own T-shirt. I could do this all myself.
Dave Grohl
Roosevelt was determined to stop Stalin from taking over Eastern Europe. He thought they finally had an agreement on Poland. Before Roosevelt died, he realized that Stalin had broken his agreement.
W. Averell Harriman
It seems to me that after the second world war, Beckett finally realized he had something to write about.
Adrian Dunbar
What I really realized is that by being myself, regardless of what that means, you become a better role model.
Lzzy Hale
I think the basic thing that home cooks can learn how to do is just season properly… If the home cook realized how little salt they use compared to what’s needed, it would make their food taste better.
David Chang
As any of us approaches middle age, we inevitably come up against our limitations: the realization that certain dearly-held fantasies may not be realized; that circumstances have thwarted us; that even with intention and will we may not be able to set our ship back on the course we’d planned.
Claire Messud
My salary situation at ‘Morning Joe’ wasn’t right. I made five attempts to fix it, then realized I’d made the same mistake every time: I apologised for asking.
Mika Brzezinski
My first instinct was to cast as close to the short story as possible, but then I realized that I needed actors who could go for it and that they had to function well as a couple in a love story.
Ang Lee
I realized that if I don't like something, I can change

I realized that if I don’t like something, I can change it. If I don’t feel comfortable with something, then I have a voice to say it’s not cool.
Zendaya
I don’t know if I realized that I was funny, but I realized how healing and important humor was in my childhood.
Bonnie Hunt
Sometimes it was difficult to make friends and be social in school because I was always practicing while other kids were getting together and doing things. But it just made me closer to my family, and I realized that they would always be there no matter what.
Nancy Kerrigan
What we realized is if you don’t see yourself represented – no matter if it is on TV or in a club or whatever – you’re probably not going to want to attend. You’re not going to feel comfortable.
Chris Harrison
I hadn’t realized until I covered the police beat just how seedy crime is.
Jessica Savitch
There was a point in the ’80s when I looked out at my audience and I saw people that – were I not on the stage – they’d sooner slug me as they walked by me on the sidewalk. And I realized that I was way beyond the choir.
Michael Stipe
I think secretly I’ve realized after my time on the planet that I have no control over what people feel about me or need from me, so I just have a more laid-back approach in my apologies.
Meshell Ndegeocello
I was in my mid-40s. I was a bulimic, and I realized if I continue with this addiction of mine, I will not be able to continue doing my life. The older you get the more damage it does; it takes longer to recover from a binge. And it was very hard.
Jane Fonda
When you play guitar and strum, you’re using biceps and triceps to move up and down. I realized you could just turn your wrist, your forearm, using smaller muscles in your arm that are much more efficient and much quicker.
Jake Shimabukuro
There was no relationship between a wedding dress and fashion. There was no good taste, either. I realized that I could make an impression in terms of changing and readdressing the whole industry of bridal.
Vera Wang
I used to drive up and down Pacific Coast Highway in this black Porsche, and I had seen a couple of accidents on the highway involving Porsches. I realized if you’re in any kind of head on accident in one of those cars, they’re going to get you out of it with a can opener, one of those Jaws of Life.
Don Felder
For me, the Earth had always been a kind of a safe haven, you know, where I could go to work or be in my home or take my kids to school. But I realized it really wasn’t that. It really is its own spaceship. And I had always been a space traveler.
Michael J. Massimino
I realized that I wanted to get better in every way. As a person, as a friend, as a songwriter, as a musician, as an artist, record producer, you name it.
Kenny Chesney
When I was 18 or 19, I realized that everything I was doing was connected to music – writing, doing videos, making my clothes. It all centered around being an artist. So I released a mixtape that I made in my bedroom, and it ended up getting a lot more attention than I expected.
Kali Uchis
He said, ‘From then on, I realized that I was not just abandoned. I was chosen. I was special.’ And I think that’s the key to understanding Steve Jobs.
Walter Isaacson
It was easy to believe, between lessons on Shakespeare and Dickens and Austen, that all of the great stories had already been written by dead Europeans. But every time I saw ‘The Outsiders’, I knew better. It was the first time I’d realized that real people write books.
Ally Carter
The black person is the protagonist in most of my paintings. I realized that I didn’t see many paintings with black people in them.
Jean-Michel Basquiat
I’ve realized, you know, having turned 40, that rest is just as important as work. In fact, it’s equally as important.
Glen Hansard
You gotta do what you gotta do. And I had to figure that out, and I used to – I couldn’t stand the media, but I realized they have a job. They gotta do what they have to do.
Allen Iverson
I woke up and realized life is great and people are awesome and life is worth living.
Hulk Hogan
I grew up around a whole bunch of girls, and one thing I realized is what they had on their plate was very different than what I had on mine. The things girls are made to be responsible for is a heavy burden – take care of your younger siblings, do good in school, have some extracurriculars. The pressure is intense.
Jason Reynolds
Summer I was 13, my grandfather and my father taught me how to play golf. I took lessons that summer, and I played every day that summer. I probably would’ve kept playing, except I realized that girls don’t watch golf; they watch tennis. So I let my golf game go dormant and started playing tennis.
Thomas Gibson
I am a living symbol of the white man’s fear. I never realized how deeply embedded this fear is until I came to Brandfort.
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela
I suddenly realized that the fellow who didn’t show up was getting about fifty-times more money than I was getting. So I thought, ‘this is silly,’ and became an actor. I certainly never thought I’d wind up in motion pictures. That was far beyond anything I’d ever dreamed of.
Glenn Ford
I became a vegetarian out of compassion for animals and to live as healthy as possible. I realized soon after that I was truly concerned with nonviolent consumption and my own health, a vegan diet was the best decision.
Davey Havok
I realized poetry’s the thing that I can do ’cause I can stick at it and work with tremendous intensity.
Philip Levine
It’s amazing to see things that are suggested in the book fully developed and so brilliantly realized through the artistry of the designers.
Suzanne Collins
The older I grow the more I see the influence of my family on my life. I didn’t always see it. It was up to our parents to see that we had our education in a town that hadn’t yet realized what racial prejudice was but actually knew and practiced it on occasion.
Katherine Dunham
I realized how Latina I was, and then also, at the same time, how not Latina enough I was, because I’m born and raised in Los Angeles. I speak Spanish, but I don’t speak perfect Spanish, not like a native speaker.
America Ferrera
I don’t remember not dancing. When I realized I was alive and these were my parents, and I could walk and talk, I could dance.
Gregory Hines
The music wasn’t going to happen, and I realized I had read so little. I didn’t know my way around any century. I was very under read.
Nicholson Baker
First I wanted to be a veterinarian. And then I realize

First I wanted to be a veterinarian. And then I realized you had to give them shots to put them to sleep, so I decided I’d just buy a bunch of animals and have them in my house instead.
Paris Hilton
I realized that public affairs were also my affairs.
Helen Gahagan
And to me, I had come out of Texas, and during that time was when I realized that a lot of people in Nashville, their idea of what country music was was not the same as mine.
Lee Ann Womack
When I got traded to the California Angels, I really wasn’t that excited about going to the Angels because it meant changing leagues and also a whole new set of teammates. But shortly after I got there I realized that it was one of the best things that ever happened to me.
Nolan Ryan
When I was young, my mom realized I could dance and hold a beat, and I really danced just for fun. It was good exercise.
Tom Holland
The South is brutalized to a degree not realized by its own inhabitants, and the very foundation of government, law and order, are imperilled.
Ida B. Wells
There was a point when I was 15 or 16 that I realized that my father wanted me to be a loner. I decided, ‘It’s okay to be an introvert, but I don’t want to be a loner. I want a few other people in my life.’
Mark Vonnegut
Do not give up your dream because it is apparently not being realized, because you cannot see it coming true. Cling to your vision with all the tenacity you can muster. Keep it bright; do not let the bread-and-butter side of life cloud your ideal or dim it.
Orison Swett Marden
When I heard ‘Moon River’, at first I thought it was just a nice song, but then I started paying attention to the words and realized this song was about Huck Finn. I just love the words, that it’s kind of you and me against the world, and we’re going to make it together.
Drew Holcomb
Soon I realized that if beauty equalled forgiveness, I was never going to be forgiven.
Kevyn Aucoin
Within two weeks of working with her, I realized how good she was for the role because she was absolutely with it and she has got terrific instincts, I think, as an artist, too.
Albert Finney
Well, I’ve realized I can function with no sleep!
Bianca Del Rio
I used to play sports. Then I realized you can buy trophies. Now I am good at everything.
Demetri Martin
So okay, I accepted, and I realized while working for that concert that I’d been missing something very important and vital to me, and that something was music.
Joseph Jarman
Grief is at once a public and a private experience. One’s inner, inexpressible disruption cannot be fully realized in one’s public persona.
Meghan O’Rourke
I had an advantage because people would post me on blogs because I had co-signs from Kanye West, Def Jam, and G.O.O.D. Music. Everything I put out, the blogs would put up. When I realized that, I used that to my advantage and helped build my following on my own.
Big Sean
I realized that my success comes from doing the things I love most.
Rick Ross
‘The Autobiography of Malcolm X.’ I’ve used it to demonstrate racial attitudes to people who I thought needed a better understanding of all human beings. Malcolm was not a racist. He was not looking for revenge. He realized that kindness and goodness did not come from any one kind of person.
Jim Brown
I think the only real knowledge I had before I went to Iowa was what I learned from ‘Food Inc’. But once I got there and developed these extensive relationships with the farmers, I realized that we’re basically made of corn.
Zac Efron
I wished that I could have been down there because Paul actually wanted me to do the tour with him, but then he realized that it just wouldn’t be right. It wouldn’t be a solo tour anymore. It would look like just half of KISS.
Eric Carr
I was a young-un when I got my first million. Then I realized if I got one, I could get two. If I could get two, I could get ten. If I could get ten, I could get a hundred.
Birdman
After years of working in professional kitchens, and then spending so much time in a lot of different home kitchens, I realized that there’s a huge gap in the market where you have people who develop cookware but who don’t actually cook.
Curtis Stone
I was always trying to find the balance between trying my best and being an incredible parent. I literally realized that it was chaos – but it was happy chaos.
Soleil Moon Frye
I think we have to be fair in saying at this point that neither Roosevelt nor Lewis realized the peril to which they were exposing both the unions and the country.
John T. Flynn
The doctors realized in retrospect that even though most of these dead had also suffered from burns and blast effects, they had absorbed enough radiation to kill them. The rays simply destroyed body cells – caused their nuclei to degenerate and broke their walls.
John Hersey
I once loved this game. But after being traded four times, I realized that it’s nothing but a business. I treat my horses better than the owners treat us. It’s a shame they’ve destroyed my love for the game.
Richie Allen
I always wanted to be a scientist, I always thought I’d be a scientist, that was the narrative I was carrying around. I worked in a neuroscience lab as an undergraduate and then after, almost five years in total, but I realized I just wasn’t good at science. I didn’t have the discipline for it.
Jonah Lehrer
What I wanted and what I visualized while composing has not always been realized.
Gustav Mahler
I graduated from university with a degree in architecture and then ended up doing a series of internships with different firms. And once I was in an office environment, I realized that at school what I was doing was 98 percent creative, 2 percent makework, but in the real world, it was the other way around.
Daniel Wu
I realized that every sermon I preached should be designed not to ‘teach’ or ‘convert’ people, but rather to encourage them, to give them a lift. I decided to adopt the spirit, style, strategy and substance of a ‘therapist’ in the pulpit.
Robert H. Schuller
I got a camera when I was nine years old and it wasn’t until I was a model that I realized you could be a photographer for a job.
Nigel Barker
I realized by using the high notes of the chords as a m

I realized by using the high notes of the chords as a melodic line, and by the right harmonic progression, I could play what I heard inside me. That’s when I was born.
Charlie Parker
I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is.
Alan Watts
But it really wasn’t until three to four years later, when we had an opportunity in the lab to make very detailed observations, and comparisons with other fossil discoveries, that we realized she was a new species of human ancestor.
Donald Johanson
I tried painting for a short time and realized that I was not a child prodigy at painting.
Kim Weston
From then on, I realized this is what I want to do, what I’m supposed to do: Giving energy and receiving it back through applause. I love it. That’s my world. I love it. I enjoy it. I live for it.
Erykah Badu
But when it came to jamming and writing songs like we used to, we realized Brandon was a huge spirit in the band. Who knew? It was just something we had to learn.
Edie Brickell
After I had my kids, I realized it’s pretty much all about instinct – you have to do what’s right for you. Everyone has an opinion, but it was all about what you do or don’t do. I was so overloaded, so I let my children dictate the way things were supposed to go, and things fell into place.
Tori Spelling
In 2003, being Virginia Player of the Year was an amazing feeling because I think that was the moment I realized I could actually, really go far in my sport, and I was actually, really good at something. At that moment, I knew that I could play at a high level.
Ali Krieger
I don’t think at that time I realized how important it was and how important it was for me to be here and carry on that legacy in our family of being a photographer.
Kim Weston
I grew up conservative because my mum was a conservative, and when I finally realized what conservatives were, I changed my mind immediately.
Elton John
The moment that I realized my name was going to be said in the same sentence as children and sex, that’s really intense. That’s something I knew from that very moment, whatever happens past that point, something’s out there in the air that is really bad.
Paul Reubens
I used to think that anyone doing anything weird was weird. I suddenly realized that anyone doing anything weird wasn’t weird at all and it was the people saying they were weird that were weird.
Paul McCartney
I wasn’t planning on being a guitar player; I was going to be a singer. And I was for a little bit in the Sex Pistols – that is, until we got John Lydon. And then I realized I wasn’t really suited as a front guy.
Steve Jones
It wasn’t until I got out in the world and started worked professionally when I realized that the people I admired were the ones who had taken the little snippets of what they learned that worked for them – and strung them together in their own technique.
Daveed Diggs
More marriages might survive if the partners realized that sometimes the better comes after the worse.
Doug Larson
Sometimes, I think, in order to get to something that we really want or we really love or something that needs to be realized, that we’re tested.
Joy Harjo
I understood that I was not the best director in the world nor the worst director in the world. I realized that there is a very mysterious element to what works and what doesn’t work in the theater. And it’s good to know that from the beginning.
Joe Mantello
At 20, I realized that I could not possibly adjust to a feminine role as conceived by my father and asked him permission to engage in a professional career. In eight months I filled my gaps in Latin, Greek and mathematics, graduated from high school, and entered medical school in Turin.
Rita Levi-Montalcini
I called to the other men that the sky was clearing, and then a moment later I realized that what I had seen was not a rift in the clouds but the white crest of an enormous wave.
Ernest Shackleton
The heart of our relationship, this natural environment that has blessed us really all along the west coast of North America, on both sides of the border we’ve realized that this incredible natural wealth comes with a price.
Dan Miller
We are taught to consume. And that’s what we do. But if we realized that there really is no reason to consume, that it’s just a mind set, that it’s just an addiction, then we wouldn’t be out there stepping on people’s hands climbing the corporate ladder of success.
River Phoenix
I realized that I would have some very tough sledding, and I was very discouraged because I didn’t see much hope of getting into the field I wanted to get into with no college education.
Clyde Tombaugh
After so many changes, I realized I’d better cling to my own family and to what I’ve got right here.
Suzy Bogguss
But then when he left, I realized that it was harder to write songs and feel spiritually connected to art and music as a band. When he came back I felt it again, instantaneously.
Anthony Kiedis
Being on the ‘Alex Cross’ set, and watching and learning about and paying attention to everything that was going on there, I realized, ‘Here is a moment for me to learn.’
Tyler Perry
And as I started reaching deeper I realized that most of the blues of that day was done by men. Women just didn’t have the nerve.
Etta James
It was a very bizarre experience for me, to get the songs together, go in there, and try to deliver them as I would perhaps in a live setting. But I realized that I couldn’t take on that coffeehouse style that I came from and go in there and burn it up.
Jason Mraz
I always wanted my work to speak for itself but I realized you have to show people a little bit of yourself and interact with them, especially before your film releases.
Abhay Deol
My head was in the clouds after ‘Bobby,’ but my struggle had only begun because at the age of 21, I had become a hero. But then I had realized that I have to keep my feet on ground.
Rishi Kapoor
Happy Days was about a family… although the show was shot in the 70s, it was about a family in the 50s. I realized that kids were watching their parents grow up and the parents were watching themselves grow up. That was the key to the success of our show.
Tom Bosley
It would be ideal if we could have an uncontrolled flow of information. But we realized you can’t do that.
John Poindexter
When I was 12, we began hosting exchange students from

When I was 12, we began hosting exchange students from Norway, Sweden, Japan and Spain. I soon realized there was a whole world out there. I was determined to spend my sophomore year in high school abroad. My school taught only Spanish, but I wanted to go to France, and I did.
Guy Fieri
And I have finally realized that, you know, it’s not a given that my lifespan will accommodate my writing aspirations. It could be that it would take me 12 more books at six years each to get it – which means I would have to live to be 126. Which I fully intend to do, of course.
George Saunders
I realized that I was about to turn 30, and Batman was permanently 29. And I was going to be damned if I was older than Batman.
Frank Miller
I don’t know if I’ve ever been in a clique. The older I’ve gotten, the more I’ve realized what a true friend really is. So my friendship circle has changed a bit.
Aimee Teegarden
I realized I don’t have a safe means of communications. That’s how Telegram started.
Pavel Durov
I couldn’t wait to look at someone who shared my genes. I thought my baby was going to provide a decoder key to my past. But then I looked at Pippa and realized, no, she’s actually the key to my future.
Emily Procter
Who has fully realized that history is not contained in thick books but lives in our very blood?
Carl Jung
I remember once acting really cool on a bus with this girl named Stephanie. When I got home, I realized that I had a really big zit on my forehead. If you have acne problems, you really shouldn’t be acting like Don Juan. I should have been contrite – and apologized for exposing her to the angry pimple.
John Cusack
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
John Stuart Mill
My dad was a very conservative Republican businessman, so obviously I considered it a problem when I realized I was a lesbian.
Catherine Opie
Every day I realized I would not be a star.
William Shatner
God can be realized through all paths. All religions are true. The important thing is to reach the roof. You can reach it by stone stairs or by wooden stairs or by bamboo steps or by a rope. You can also climb up by a bamboo pole.
Ramakrishna
This Nation has realized significant environmental improvements over the last three decades.
Jerry Costello
I never wanted to be a dancer. I was too big, I was too slow. I remember not liking it. Later on, when I came to the United States, I realized I had a skill, and when you come to this country, you realize if you have a skill and a determination, you can do anything.
Maksim Chmerkovskiy
Basically, I feel fortunate to have realized what the goal is in life. There’s no point in dying having gone through your life without knowing who you are, what you are, or what the purpose of life is. And that’s all it is.
George Harrison
I realized I didn’t want to be a photographer. I gave it up, but I still worked that job in the restaurant and I found myself constantly hanging out in the kitchen.
Sally Schneider
In 1970 I realized that there was negligible risk from x-rays but many radiographs had poor image quality so that the risk from a false negative was significant.
John Cameron
My first big job was an Abercrombie &Fitch campaign. But my mom wouldn’t let me skip school for it, so I missed half of the shoot. When we got there, we realized Bruce Weber was the photographer; we knew we had made a mistake!
Lauren Bush
What I’ve realized recently is that the difference between me and Mickey Mouse is, there’s not a man that can go and say, ‘Look, can you get me in any faster? I’m Mickey Mouse.’ Whereas I can go in and say, ‘Look, could you get me a table faster? I’m Princess Leia.’
Carrie Fisher
I tried to reject everything I knew as a TV writer when I decided to be a novelist, and the books didn’t work. Finally I realized I should go back to all the techniques I’d learned.
Robert Crais
This is why my art is about violence. Because I was subjected to so much of it as a kid. After that, and a lot of thinking, I became less violent. I realized that there must be other ways. So, I started to pursue them.
Jack Bowman
My friends, they get married at 15 years old. I saw them with bruises on their faces. I realized this is the real face of child marriage.
Sonita Alizadeh
I was probably 21 or 22 years old when I realized the prose that I live by, which is, ‘You get what you give.’ The more good deeds that you could do in your life, the more fulfilling and enriched your life is going to be. I truly believe that.
Zac Brown
When I got old enough to date, I realized that Valentine’s Day is just a commercial marketing scam to make men feel bad. So I let my boyfriends off the hook.
Evangeline Lilly
Years ago I realized that maybe I made mistake, politically, when I turned a lot of that stuff down. I would go off to obscure places and make movies that six people went to see.
Mickey Rourke
I realized the exciting place was behind the camera with the producer, director and so on.
Dino De Laurentiis
Moby Dick – that book is so amazing. I just realized that it starts with two characters meeting in bed; that’s how my book begins, too, but I hadn’t noticed the parallel before, two characters forced to share a bed, reluctantly.
Michael Chabon
I was always a silent comedy nerd. I would stay up late and sneak downstairs to watch ‘Saturday Night Live’ and ‘Kids in the Hall,’ and things like that. Very early on, my parents realized that I was not going to be an engineer or a doctor. I just don’t have those inclinations, at all.
Mindy Kaling
I’ve realized that what you think of when you make a ‘big movie,’ if it’s actually a green screen movie, it’s like doing independent New York theater because you don’t have any backgrounds or props. So it’s kind of like making the lowest budgeted film you could possibly imagine, plus $100 million.
Emile Hirsch
Then I realized my early work did have something special that audiences adored apart from what I humbly thought about them. They occupy a distinguished niche in Italian film history and probably always will.
Dario Argento
When I was a teenager, I wanted to be a portrait painter. As I got to be older, I realized that as a portrait painter I wouldn’t be able to support a goldfish.
Fred Gwynne
I didn't know if I had the music for it or if I could p

I didn’t know if I had the music for it or if I could pull off the larger concert experience. Then I realized if I can just continue to be myself, I’ll be all right.
Jason Mraz
When I went to the Olympics, I had every intention of shaving the mustache off, but I realized I was getting so many comments about it – and everybody was talking about it – that I decided to keep it.
Mark Spitz
I suddenly realized how much I loved her when we attended Alfred Hitchcock’s 75th birthday party last August. There was something magical about that night, and it made me see how much she really meant to me.
Rod Taylor
Every vision is a joke until the first man accomplishes it; once realized, it becomes commonplace.
Robert H. Goddard
Genuine equality between the sexes can only be realized in the process of the socialist transformation of society as a whole.
Mao Zedong
So our ears got used to listening to jazz in the place that it was that the bass player could not play. No one really realized it and really addressed it until the bass players who could play their instrument came along and started doing something with it.
Miroslav Vitous
I really wanted to be a doctor, until my freshman year of college when I realized that while I was good at chemistry and biology, I really wasn’t feeling challenged by it.
Marissa Mayer
What I’ve realized over the years is that I have some pretty good friends.
Anthony Kiedis
When I was growing up, I wanted to be a house painter like my father, but I was always screwing up when I went to work with him. I had a talent for knocking over paint and painting myself into corners. I also realized fairly quickly that painting bored me.
Markus Zusak
And after about two years, I realized that creative writing was not going to help you ace those biological tests. So I switched over to journalism. I didn’t graduate with honors, but I did graduate on time and with some doing.
Bob Schieffer
That’s why I had to leave Hair on Broadway, because I did it for about a year, and one night I was doing the show, and I realized, well, this is not real. I told the director. He says, man, it was a killer show tonight.
Barry McGuire
I realized I was a country person – I’m just not used to small spaces.
Alice Walker
I studied classical music for a long time, maybe 10 years, and I realized finally I was never going to have the hands to play that stuff.
Leon Russell
When disease took my legs, I eventually realized I didn’t need them to lead a full, empowering life.
Amy Purdy
What came up at age 49 is I realized that of all the things I’m interested in, the thing I’m most interested in is figuring out what makes people tick, why people think the way they do, why they act the way they do. And I realized that music is such a great way to investigate why people do what they do.
Yo-Yo Ma
I had been playing for a while, and I asked Louisville Slugger to send me a dozen flame treated bats. But when I got it, I realized they had sent me a box of ashes.
Bob Uecker
I realized that I loved using computers to create something, but being an architect just wasn’t going to keep me interested. The idea of a life spent obsessing over bathroom details for an Upper East Side penthouse was pretty depressing.
Joseph Kosinski
Publishers have realized that, unlike the previous time period, American teenagers are both smarter and require more topical material than they had been giving them before that. For one thing, they’ll read thicker books. Besides, has anybody looked at the news or read the newspapers recently?
Tamora Pierce
The Telephone Tour with Noname was a beautiful experience. Because this was only my second tour, I was not quite prepared for the small details that touring entails. I quickly realized how imperative it is to to sleep, eat healthily, and rest my voice.
Ravyn Lenae
I think Mick Jagger would be astounded and amazed if he realized that to many people he is not a sex symbol, but a mother image.
David Bowie
I’ve realized that although Valentine’s Day can be a cheesy money-making stint to most people, it’s a day of expressing love across the world. It doesn’t have to only be between lovers, but by telling a friend that you care, or even an old person that they are still appreciated.
Reeva Steenkamp
Personally, coming out was one of the most important things I’ve ever done, lifting from my shoulders the millstone of lies that I hadn’t even realized I was carrying.
Ian Mckellen
The revolutions of the Arab Spring happened because people realized they were the power.
Mohammed Morsi
My heart was broken when I realized my daughter had a problem. I pray every day for her.
Columba Bush
I mean, I guess I realized subconsciously that this is what I should be doing before I realized it, consciously. Verbally, I don’t think I had committed to it, even though I was driving everywhere, every night, just trying to get on stage.
Todd Barry
I’ve realized you can use a fork as a spoon if you use it rapidly enough.
John Mayer
I realized a career is built as much on what you don’t do as what you do do.
Rose McGowan
I had studied the violin to a certain amount of success. At some point, I realized that I didn’t really like the violin. I was only doing it because I could, and I was good at it, and everyone was encouraging me. But I didn’t have a great love for it.
B. D. Wong
In college I never realized the opportunities available to a pro athlete. I’ve been given the chance to meet all kinds of people, to travel and expand my financial capabilities, to get ideas and learn about life, to create a world apart from basketball.
Michael Jordan
I was a different person before I started to write. When I realized I could be a songwriter and that people would listen – that was when I started feeling good in my life.
Gwen Stefani
I believe that Jesus realized his oneness with God and he showed, what he attempted to do was show the way to all of us, how to realize our own onenes with God also, so he’s a precursor.
Eckhart Tolle
But when we came out of camp, that's when I first reali

But when we came out of camp, that’s when I first realized that being in camp, that being Japanese-American, was something shameful.
George Takei
Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men’s blood and probably themselves will not be realized.
Daniel Burnham
And from that nineteen sixty four, this was my goal to go to Olympic Games. And I realized what does it mean, Olympic Games, like big celebration.
Olga Korbut
I’ve always had bigger legs and butt; it’s just the way I’m built. Over time, I realized that they were blessings because that foundation – my legs and butt – is what helps me flip 12 feet above an icy halfpipe.
Gretchen Bleiler
I think I realized very early on that you can spend a lot of time constructing a really perfect scene in final draft and just end up throwing it away because you didn’t figure out that mathematics of the story first.
Brit Marling
I used to have all these plans and think ‘Ah, I have my whole life figured out’, but then I realized no matter how much I plan: life happens! So I find myself living day to day trying to do my best, embracing every moment as a learning opportunity and chance to get to know myself a little more.
Q’orianka Kilcher
To have your childhood dream realized is a really big deal.
Maya Rudolph
I realized early on, maybe better than some of my competitors did, that a textile business can run only if you have scale. I decided to horizontally and vertically integrate, adding everything from spinning, dyeing, weaving, and stitching to processing and packing.
Mian Muhammad Mansha
When I realized that my big dream was going to come true – ‘Night Shift’ was a success, ‘Splash’ was a success, I got the job to do ‘Cocoon’ – suddenly, I was underway. And I knew my name was rising up the lists. I was going to have a career. I was going to be able to direct movies until I screwed it up.
Ron Howard
Soviet mathematics was particularly good in the second half of the 20th century, basically because of the arms race, because the Soviet Union realized… World War II created the conditions for the Soviet Union to become a superpower.
Masha Gessen
I realized that liberals were actually the racists. Liberals were actually the trolls.
Candace Owens
I realized that nature had invented reproduction as a mechanism for life to move forward, as a life force that passes right through us and makes us a link in the evolution of life. Rarely seen by the naked eye, this intersection between the animal world and the plant world is truly a magic moment.
Louie Schwartzberg
It used to bother me – having bigger, fuller brows. I even plucked them once so I’d fit in, but I hated them and couldn’t wait for them to grow back. Now I embrace them. I realized the quirky things that make you different are what make you beautiful.
Lily Collins
Let us note that art – even on an abstract level – has never been confined to ‘idea’; art has always been the ‘realized’ expression of equilibrium.
Piet Mondrian
I realized I couldn’t have one foot in the fiction world and one foot in the nonfiction world, which is why ‘Here I Go Again’ is so not me. I didn’t graduate from high school in the ’90s, I never listened to metal music, and I don’t time travel.
Jen Lancaster
Once I realized that right thinking is vital to victorious living, I got more serious about thinking about what I was thinking about, and choosing my thoughts carefully.
Joyce Meyer
I kind of realized I could sing, so I played around with that for a while. And that led me to acting in itself, which I came more passionate about by the age of 15.
Toni Collette
Yeah, I had gay friends. The first thing I realized was that everybody’s different, and it becomes obvious that all of the gay stereotypes are ridiculous.
Bruce Springsteen
I’ve been doing a hybrid of investing and entrepreneurship, which I think initially I wasn’t set out to do. But I realized it fit my personality.
Sean Parker
In love, I’ve been a deceiver. But I realized being honest is so much easier than lying and being deceitful.
Luke James
We realized that the only persons we can truly trust in this world is each other and our families.
Marion Jones
I just had this moment where I was sitting at my desk, and I realized what it was that I’d been wanting to do since I was a little girl – and that was act.
Paula Patton
I’ve realized that I can do performances.
David Hockney
I could only be frustrated right from the day I started in WCW and realized that it was a company run by a bunch of idiots that didn’t have a clue what they were doing.
Bret Hart
There’s always a time in a relationship when you can pull back. Three years ago when I realized I was falling for a guy with a complicated medical history, I decided not to exit. Believe me, I made the right decision.
Pam Shriver
Lawyers didn’t seriously get involved in the Watergate stories until quite late, when we realized we were on to something.
Bob Woodward
I was getting offers. I had just turned them down. Then I realized I should be grateful that at age 54, people were still offering me film roles.
Candice Bergen
When I was younger, I used to just want to please everybody and not want to be an issue or not be considered a diva. I’ve just grown up and realized you have to look out for yourself and stick up for yourself, and there’s nothing wrong with that.
Dylan O’Brien
I just realized how long it was since the last album, and where did the time go? You know?
Jeff Lynne
I suddenly realized that comedy, for me, was just being honest, and playing it for real. I’ve seen so many wonderful actors who turn into creatures from another planet when they’re told they are supposed to be playing comedy.
Bea Arthur
Early in my teaching days, the kids asked me the meaning of a poem. I replied, ‘I don’t know any more than you do. I have ideas. What are your ideas?’ I realized then that we’re all in the same boat. What does anybody know?
Frank McCourt
I was in a movie called 'Flirting With Disaster' with B

I was in a movie called ‘Flirting With Disaster’ with Ben Stiller. I realized that I am really not a good actor and not something I wanted to pursue.
Beth Ostrosky Stern
I started writing morning pages just to keep my hand in, you know, just because I was a writer and I didn’t know what else to do but write. And then one day as I was writing, a character came sort of strolling in and I realized, Oh my God, I don’t have to be just a screenwriter. I can write novels.
Julia Cameron
Singing has always been a part of my life. I started at Opryland singing, and I realized I could make a living at it. I thought it was something I would grow out of. I didn’t know what I was going to do with my life. Everything’s just sorta fallen into place.
Kassie DePaiva
I couldn’t understand why my productivity went down when I had deliberately made more time available to write. Then I realized it was because I wasn’t flying as much.
Simon Sinek
I hadn’t realized the number of people that are still interested in listening to what I am doing, people I would never know about if not for being online.
Edgar Winter
When I realized, in 1978, that Lucy did represent a new species of human ancestor, and that I had an opportunity to name this new species, I realized this was a revolutionary step in understanding human origins.
Donald Johanson
Few companies that installed computers to reduce the employment of clerks have realized their expectations… They now need more, and more expensive clerks even though they call them ‘operators’ or ‘programmers.’
Peter Drucker
I realized that we were all sort of conspiring, well, not conspiring against each other, but all this cloak and dagger stuff and I was like; what is this?
Eric San
I hate birthdays. I thought that I only hated my own birthday, and then I realized that I hate my children’s birthdays too.
Samantha Bee
I never realized until recently how much my life parallels Peter Pan.
Cathy Rigby
In my mid 30’s, after a decade or so of giving full time to the music thing and finding myself with about $10 in the bank and no assets other than my musical equipment, I realized I needed to get serious about making a living.
Mark Edwards
The first set of lyrics for the first songs I ever wrote, which are the ones on ‘Pretty Hate Machine,’ came from private journal entries that I realized I was writing in lyric form.
Trent Reznor
After I suffered a labral tear in my hip while playing soccer, I realized that many sports-related injuries can be prevented and I dedicated myself to helping young athletes learn more about injury prevention.
Cobi Jones
I’ve had Christians treat me in a way that is so wrong and so vicious, I realized there’s a difference between God’s people and God.
Anne Graham Lotz
Over the Thanksgiving holiday I took time to reflect on what is most important to me and realized I need to find a way to put the fun back into racing.
Kurt Busch