Top 640 Seem Quotes

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Individual science fiction stories may seem as trivial

Individual science fiction stories may seem as trivial as ever to the blinder critics and philosophers of today – but the core of science fiction, its essence has become crucial to our salvation if we are to be saved at all.
Isaac Asimov
All the best people in life seem to like LINUX.
Steve Wozniak
When my heart rate is so high, I seem to be able to play even better, without making bad decisions. It almost switches the mind off, so that I can play more instinctive tennis.
Cameron Norrie
The eye of a human being is a microscope, which makes the world seem bigger than it really is.
Khalil Gibran
I know that a ridiculous number of classic serials have been commissioned, and that reviews show a reaction against them. The critics seem fed up.
Andrew Davies
I thought about going onto the first one, Pop Idol. My mum was saying, ‘Go on!’ But I decided not to. ‘The X Factor,’ though, doesn’t really seem to be a show about musical talent anymore.
Paolo Nutini
A film writer is very much like a party girl. While you’re good-looking and still unlined, the possibilities seem endless. But your appeal doesn’t last long and you’re quickly discarded.
James Salter
The older we get, the swifter time seems to pass and the quicker memories seem to fade.
Brian Sibley
Guitar players in the nineties seem to be reacting against the technique oriented eighties.
Kirk Hammett
Poems seem to have a life of their own. They tell you when enough is enough.
Thomas Lynch
Mozart was a punk, which people seem to forget. He was a naughty, naughty boy.
Shirley Manson
Be as you wish to seem.
Socrates
I think that one of the nice things about the Yellow Submarine movie is that it seems to be perennial. People enjoy watching from each generation. And it was like the Beatles themselves. You know the Beatles seem to find new audience each time another generation comes along.
George Martin
I admire them for making their way up and opening new opportunities for other Latin newcomers. Latinos have come a long way and the roles and opportunities just seem to be improving.
Roselyn Sanchez
My youngest son’s pre-school class was recently asked what their dads do for work. The responses were things like, my dad sells money, and my dad figures stuff out. My son said, ‘I’ve never seen my dad do work.’ It’s true. Skateboarding doesn’t seem like real work, but I’m proud of what I do.
Tony Hawk
Men kick friendship around like a football, but it doesn’t seem to crack. Women treat it like glass and it goes to pieces.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Many people, including some conservatives, have been very impressed with how brainy the president and his advisers are. But that is not quite as reassuring as it might seem.
Thomas Sowell
Indoor pools just don’t seem as inviting to me.
Summer Sanders
Trinidad may seem complex, but to anyone who knows it, it is a simple, colonial, philistine society.
V. S. Naipaul
Many shoulder heavy burdens of righteous responsibility which, on occasion, seem so difficult to bear. I have heard those challenges termed impossible.
Russell M. Nelson
These people live again in print as intensely as when their images were captured on old dry plates of sixty years ago… I am walking in their alleys, standing in their rooms and sheds and workshops, looking in and out of their windows. Any they in turn seem to be aware of me.
Ansel Adams
Sometimes people make it seem like you have to have certain prerequisites or a crazy life story in order to be successful in this world. But the truth is you really don’t.
Stephen Curry
There is no secret, once we go to qualifying, we all seem to enjoy it. Qualifying is all about putting everything that you have and that the car has in one lap. It’s like a rush, I really enjoy that.
Sebastian Vettel
Jack Nicholson is a textbook actor who’s very intuitive. He is absolutely brilliant at going as far as you can go, always pushing to the edge, but still making it seem real.
Tim Burton
There is a price for popularity. Critics look for your weaknesses, your flaws, anything that makes the work seem like a fluke and not seem worthy of all the attention it’s getting.
Terry McMillan
I run a tight ship, but I try and make it seem like I’m not doing that at all.
Lynda Barry
The women who don’t feel that people think they’re sexy are the ones who seem to titillate in that way, because they don’t feel like they’re getting that kind of approval.
Vanessa Carlton
You will find men who want to be carried on the shoulders of others, who think that the world owes them a living. They don’t seem to see that we must all lift together and pull together.
Henry Ford
It’s going to seem idiotic to say this, but I think that at a given moment we all need a place to ourselves where we can refuge ourselves and cut ourselves off from the world.
Milla Jovovich
In real life, there are names that surprise us because they don’t seem to suit the person at all.
Krzysztof Kieslowski
Although the Internet makes it seem as if you have a direct connection to the securities market, you don’t. Lines may clog; systems may break; orders may back-up.
Arthur Levitt
I don't see the logic of rejecting data just because th

I don’t see the logic of rejecting data just because they seem incredible.
Fred Hoyle
When I was 25, if you’d have said I was going to be a commentator, that would seem like, ‘Oh, my God. That’s a huge step down.’
John McEnroe
Intervention only works when the people concerned seem to be keen for peace.
Nelson Mandela
I’ve seen enough successful writers who no longer seem to care when they are recognized with an award, and I think that’s just tragic.
Louise Penny
Looking out at the ocean, it’s easy to feel small – and to imagine all your troubles, suddenly insignificant, slipping away. Earth’s seven oceans seem vast and impenetrable, but a closer look tells another story.
Ted Danson
In spite of discouragement and adversity, those who are happiest seem to have a way of learning from difficult times, becoming stronger, wiser and happier as a result.
Joseph B. Wirthlin
I’ve always been fascinated by real scientists – Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton, and so many others – how they’ve come up with solutions to very complicated problems that nobody else can seem to figure out.
Christopher Lloyd
When we were at the CMT Awards this year, Robert Plant was there. What an icon, I love him… But I can’t go up and speak to him, because I don’t want to seem like a goob.
Jennifer Nettles
These tapes have been found, which were taken from the desk and various bootlegs. At the time we never got to hear them, they didn’t seem to be available or they just got put to one side.
Michael Giles
People seem to enjoy things more when they know a lot of other people have been left out of the pleasure.
Russell Baker
To describe the overwhelming life of a tropical forest just in terms of inert biochemistry and DNA didn’t seem to give a very full picture of the world.
Rupert Sheldrake
I am very curvy, so the vintage stores suit me better than most designers. I just can’t seem to give up crisps, or make my boobs shrink for that matter. Alas, I will never fit a size zero.
Marina and the Diamonds
Fortunately, it doesn’t seem to have made a lot of difference to my audience that I’m as bald as a billiard ball!
James Taylor
People don’t seem to understand that it’s a damn war out there.
Jimmy Connors
I love going to Africa and stuff. I love going anywhere, really, but I’ve been to Africa a bunch of times and it’s just a beautiful place that needs help, obviously, but helping people that are really thankful is really easy to do. And the people out there always seem so thankful.
Kris Allen
Well, you know, the best compliment I’ve ever gotten from a coworker is Anna Drezen, who is a longtime friend of mine from college, which she was like – one day she turned to me and she said, you know, Bowen, you make video games seem accessible or you make it seem – you make them seem less esoteric or whatever she said.
Bowen Yang
My friends have named me the person they least want to do extreme adventures with, because I always seem to be very close to being part of a disaster. If a cat has nine lives, I think I’ve used a few.
Leonardo DiCaprio
Milkmen seem so wholesome, and there’s no way anybody can be that wholesome.
Max Cannon
In virtually every organization, regardless of mission and function, people are frustrated by problems that seem unsolvable.
Margaret J. Wheatley
While I will always have the utmost respect for the superhuman out-of-bounds freestyle and extreme stunts that seem to continually progress beyond our imaginable limits, my highest appreciation goes out to the simple rider who’s out there just for the experience.
Craig Kelly
And there isn’t any way that one can get rid of the guilt of having a nice body by saying that one can serve society with it, because that would end up with oneself as what? There simply doesn’t seem to be any moral place for flesh.
Margaret Drabble
Broken relationships are a source of heavy heartbreak that seem to affect every family.
Jerry B. Jenkins
The subject matter of the stories on the surface… there seem to be a number of stories about travel.
Kenneth Koch
There is a vast difference between how things seem from the outside and how they feel on the inside.
Nigella Lawson
A great many people seem to think writing poetry is worthwhile, even though it pays next to nothing and is not as widely read as it should be.
Mark Strand
If you quit every time you face a new challenge, giving up can change how you view yourself. You may begin to think you’re weak or that you’re a failure because you can’t seem to stick with things long enough to see positive results.
Amy Morin
I had some friends that went to this hypnotist to stop smoking, and I kind of love things that seem magical. And I liked that it was in Santa Monica, and I had to go near the ocean to get my brain washed out or whatever. So I went there. And I went on a Thursday, and I got hypnotized.
Jenny Slate
Sometimes people talk about music, whether blogs or magazines, in a strange way where it doesn’t seem like they’re actually listening to it.
Victoria Legrand
I was very much inspired by the things that I’d seen and done in politics, but I was also desperate for a complete departure from the reality of my political experience. ‘It’s Classified’ and my previous book ‘Eighteen Acres’ are both works of fiction, but if they do seem realistic, it’s by design.
Nicolle Wallace
Never seem more learned than the people you are with. Wear your learning like a pocket watch and keep it hidden. Do not pull it out to count the hours, but give the time when you are asked.
Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield
Obama does seem to have what both FDR and Lincoln had, which is the recognition that you have to hold back at times and then wait to come forward.
Doris Kearns Goodwin
The preservation of health is a duty. Few seem consciou

The preservation of health is a duty. Few seem conscious that there is such a thing as physical morality.
Herbert Spencer
They who love dancing too much seem to have more brains in their feet than in their head.
Terence
Taken out of context I must seem so strange.
Ani DiFranco
Often it does seem such a pity that Noah and his party did not miss the boat.
Mark Twain
The sole ultimate factor in human decisions is physical force. This we must learn, however repugnant the idea may seem, if we are to protect ourselves and our institutions. Reliance on anything else is fallacious and ruinous.
H. P. Lovecraft
Never seem wiser, nor more learned, than the people you are with. Wear your learning, like your watch, in a private pocket: and do not merely pull it out and strike it; merely to show that you have one.
Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield
When I’m not working on something, I seem to go through periods of depression. It helps to keep busy.
Gene Wilder
No, I never thought about my image. It interests me that there are people who do, that they seem to be methodical about it.
Alan Alda
In college, my wife did a study abroad in Nairobi, and I did the exact same program in Cape Town. For me, the experience of being in that other culture really set up a longing. When I’m traveling, things seem really sharp. You learn things ten times faster.
Rosecrans Baldwin
We don’t seem to be able to check crime, so why not legalize it and then tax it out of business?
Will Rogers
The giant white cube is now impeding rather than enhancing the rhythms of art. It preprograms a viewer’s journey, shifts the emphasis from process to product, and lacks individuality and openness. It’s not that art should be seen only in rutty bombed-out environments, but it should seem alive.
Jerry Saltz
Deep in the human nature, there is an almost irresistible tendency to concentrate physical and mental energy on attempts at solving problems that seem to be unsolvable. Indeed, for some kinds of active people, only the seemingly unsolvable problems can arouse their interest.
Ragnar Frisch
A sense of the universe, a sense of the all, the nostalgia which seizes us when confronted by nature, beauty, music – these seem to be an expectation and awareness of a Great Presence.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
The word ‘Islam’ means ‘peace.’ The word ‘Muslim’ means ‘one who surrenders to God.’ But the press makes us seem like haters.
Muhammad Ali
It’s not all that different with the orchestra. There are orchestras that seem to be encased in dough, so that first you have to break through the normal routine, and clear out the openings.
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
It doesn’t really seem any different anywhere. I’d say it seems like we’re biggest in Australia. It’s just that we’ve always been this underground band and for some reason in the last month has been starting to go overground.
Jon Crosby
The dark shadow we seem to see in the distance is not really a mountain ahead, but the shadow of the mountain behind – a shadow from the past thrown forward into our future. It is a dark sludge of historical sectarianism. We can leave it behind us if we wish.
David Trimble
I don’t ever want to seem like I’m trying to command attention through the way I dress – but I have certainly been known to wear everything from a flamboyant suit to something very mellow and classic. I aim to just look and feel confident.
Cam Newton
Even during the worst hardships, when the other things in our lives seem to fall apart, we can still find peace in the eternal love of God.
Armstrong Williams
A lot of stand-up comedy is embarrassing: too many idiots doing it in orange neckties against brick walls. I find most sitcoms embarrassing, too, because they seem so forced.
Tracey Ullman
Paris is cafe culture, Dublin is pub culture, and that’s the best place to solve all the world’s problems: over a pint! One of the great joys of living, I think. The problems of the world seem to disappear.
Liam Cunningham
I am beginning to suspect all elaborate and special systems of education. They seem to me to be built up on the supposition that every child is a kind of idiot who must be taught to think.
Anne Sullivan
Computers seem a little too adaptively flexible, like the strange natives, odd societies, and head cases we study in the social sciences. There’s more opposable thumb in the digital world than I care for; it’s awfully close to human.
P. J. O’Rourke
The troubles which have come upon us always seem more serious than those which are only threatening.
Livy
I love the idea of the teachings of Jesus Christ and the beautiful stories about it, which I loved in Sunday school and I collected all the little stickers and put them in my book. But the reality is that organised religion doesn’t seem to work. It turns people into hateful lemmings and it’s not really compassionate.
Elton John
People that seem so glorious are all show; underneath they are like everyone else.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings – words shrink things that seem timeless when they are in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out.
Stephen King
I love Marlon Brando. Never seem him bad, just less good.
Lee Marvin
I’ve lost fights before where I’m landing more punches and I’m moving away from the guy. So, the way that they score things at the end doesn’t seem very consistent to me.
Nate Diaz
For some reason I seem to be a massive hit with middle-aged women. I seriously don’t know what it is.
John Barrowman
I live in my house as I live inside my skin: I know more beautiful, more ample, more sturdy and more picturesque skins: but it would seem to me unnatural to exchange them for mine.
Primo Levi
The hardest situation to stay happy in, I think, is whe

The hardest situation to stay happy in, I think, is when you’re trying to find love, and yourself at the same time. It just doesn’t seem to fit well.
Sophia Bush
None of my characters seem to have had sex yet – I haven’t written about that. And I wouldn’t want to deal with what’s happening in Oregon – the school shootings.
Paula Danziger
In the old days, people used to risk their lives in India or in the Americas in order to bring back products which now seem to us to have been of comically little worth.
Levi Strauss
We are ashamed to seem evasive in the presence of a straightforward man, cowardly in the presence of a brave one, gross in the eyes of a refined one, and so on. We always imagine, and in imagining share, the judgments of the other mind.
Charles Horton Cooley
Big ideas we tend to like are the ones that seem impossible or crazy.
Bill Maris
I know the power obedience has of making things easy which seem impossible.
Saint Teresa of Avila
Japan, Germany, and India seem to me to have serious writers, readers, and book buyers, but the Netherlands has struck me as the most robust literary culture in the world.
Paul Theroux
Many moments in religion seem attractive to me even though I can’t believe in any of it.
Alain de Botton
People seem to see no difference between an intimate conversation and a conversation at the water cooler.
Mike Farrell
Families, particularly, tend to be the ones that you take the most for granted. They seem to slip under the radar, all those important things – it almost becomes second nature to do so.
Adam Garcia
All action takes place, so to speak, in a kind of twilight, which like a fog or moonlight, often tends to make things seem grotesque and larger than they really are.
Carl von Clausewitz
Unfortunately, people not just in India but globally seem to be lacking empathy. Not just during the pandemic, but in other times too.
Abhinav Bindra
When I had my first boy it all started and that male energy seemed to keep me awake but since my daughter, who’s incredibly serene, I can’t seem to stop sleeping because she’s asleep all the time. It’s a pattern.
Sadie Frost
It is not architectural achievement that makes the structures of earlier times seem to us so full of significance but the circumstance that antique temples, Roman basilicas, and even the cathedrals of the Middle Ages are not the works of single personalities but creations of entire epochs.
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
From a nobody, I seem to have become a celebrity of sorts overnight. I am dumbstruck and overwhelmed.
Sai Pallavi
I love straight guys that seem gay. I’m a little like that.
Paul Rudd
Praise and criticism seem to me to operate exactly on the same level. If you get a great review, it’s really thrilling for about ten minutes. If you get a bad review, it’s really crushing for ten minutes. Either way, you go on.
Ann Patchett
My parents were political, so it’s definitely in my bones. Wherever I am, I always seem to get involved with politics. I think, once it’s in your bloodstream, it’s always there. I love it.
Saffron Burrows
Sometimes when we have so much going on, it’s easy to forsake the things that seem like personal luxuries – for example, our morning run. But it isn’t a luxury at all, when it is the thing that allows us and empowers us to face everything else.
Kristin Armstrong
Nastiness and mockery and meanness sometimes seem as if they’re spreading like a contagion.
Jake Tapper
He does not seem to me to be a free man who does not sometimes do nothing.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
In barely one generation, we’ve moved from exulting in the time-saving devices that have so expanded our lives to trying to get away from them – often in order to make more time. The more ways we have to connect, the more many of us seem desperate to unplug.
Pico Iyer
Some actresses seem to thrive on chaos, and I’ve often wondered if they felt they had to be that way in order to perform well?
Marie Windsor
Both parties are so entrenched in their ideologies and a desire to score political points and hold on to power that we never seem to agree on a problem, much less find solutions.
Bob Beckel
Blackness, any sort of difference, is not a burden. Relegating blackness or other sorts of difference to serious books that explicitly engage with issues creates a context in which it can seem like one.
Rumaan Alam
There are some images that I will only use once, and not use again because they don’t seem to really hit the nail right on the head, but there are some which are so strong they have to be reduced; sometimes just reusing them makes them stronger.
Keith Haring
I don’t think I’m very ambitious at all. But I seem to play people who have that quality.
Catherine Keener
Happy as we are, times may alter; we may be bitten with some impulse towards change, and many things may seem too wonderful for us to resist, too exciting not to catch at, if we do not know that they are but phases of what has been before and withal ruinous, deceitful, and sordid.
William Morris
Most people don’t even know what a trombone is. It’s not that popular as a front instrument… I picked it up and fell in love with it as a kid. It’s a difficult instrument, but I like doing things that seem impossible.
Trombone Shorty
The vampire underworld is much larger than most people could imagine. It exists in all the cities mentioned in the book, but also in many, many more. Teenagers, especially, seem to like to act out vampire fantasies.
James Patterson
I would hope that young girls could relate to me and see that the lives of people on the internet are not as perfect as they seem.
Emma Chamberlain
People who refuse to rest honorably on their laurels wh

People who refuse to rest honorably on their laurels when they reach retirement age seem very admirable to me.
Helen Hayes
Every reader knows about the feeling that characters in books seem more real than real people.
Cornelia Funke
Few things in life seem more sexy than a banned book.
Chuck Palahniuk
This book is about physics and its about physics and its relationship with mathematics and how they seem to be intimately related and to what extent can you explore this relationship and trust it.
Roger Penrose
I like to do special things for people. Any time someone has a birthday, I make them a really special cake that they all seem to love – it’s a Coca-Cola cake.
Kimberly Schlapman
As the First World War made painfully clear, when politicians and generals lead nations into war, they almost invariably assume swift victory, and have a remarkably enduring tendency not to foresee problems that, in hindsight, seem obvious.
Adam Hochschild
It’s Australian to do such things because, however uncivilised they may seem, it’s human to do them.
Hugh Mackay
The real 1960s began on the afternoon of November 22, 1963. It came to seem that Kennedy’s murder opened some malign trap door in American culture, and the wild bats flapped out.
Lance Morrow
In the media age, everybody was famous for 15 minutes. In the Wikipedia age, everybody can be an expert in five minutes. Special bonus: You can edit your own entry to make yourself seem even smarter.
Stephen Colbert
I personally don’t like to go see romantic comedies. But people do want to see them, and they seem to want to see me in them.
Matthew McConaughey
This whole phenomenon of the diversion of organizations from their purposes and ideals does not seem very serious when the scum rise to the top in the bridge club or the offices of a small magazine publisher.
Robert Shea
Change yourself and your work will seem different.
Norman Vincent Peale
Honesty pays, but it doesn’t seem to pay enough to suit some people.
Kin Hubbard
Most people, it seems, stretch the truth to make themselves seem more impressive. I, it seems, stretch the truth to make myself look worse.
Aaron Swartz
The advantages found in history seem to be of three kinds, as it amuses the fancy, as it improves the understanding, and as it strengthens virtue.
David Hume
When everything goes wrong, what a joy to test your soul and see if it has endurance and courage. An invisible and all-powerful enemy – some call him God, others the Devil, seem to rush upon us to destroy us; but we are not destroyed.
Nikos Kazantzakis
Kids now, they’re not willing to pay for music and movies. The only thing they seem to be willing to pay for is concert tickets.
Shaun Ryder
This planet came with a set of instructions, but we seem to have misplaced them. Civilization needs a new operating system.
Paul Hawken
If you’re setting a game during the Cuban Missile Crisis, look through a library. find out what people were wearing, what other issues were in the news, how houses were furnished, what cars were being driven. Especially include things which now seem foreign.
Graham Nelson
In my view, the best of humanity is in our exercise of empathy and compassion. It’s when we challenge ourselves to walk in the shoes of someone whose pain or plight might seem so different than yours that it’s almost incomprehensible.
Sarah McBride
No great achiever – even those who made it seem easy – ever succeeded without hard work.
Jonathan Sacks
The Irish seem to have more fire about them than the Scots.
Sean Connery
No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens.
Abraham Lincoln
It’s only a drawback in the States, where most people seem to have no real interest in other countries and the notion of a novel which might offer insight into life in the UK doesn’t seem to appeal very widely.
Jonathan Coe
I am sure you will agree that all children deserve time, attention, and love from the adults in their lives. These basic qualities are so much more valuable than the always-changing material and social concerns that can seem so important to young people.
Kate Middleton
When I read a book I seem to read it with my eyes only, but now and then I come across a passage, perhaps only a phrase, which has a meaning for me, and it becomes part of me.
W. Somerset Maugham
I think that concrete poetry seems to have, as far as I can see, come to a kind of a dead end. It doesn’t seem to be going any further than it went in its high period of about five or six years ago.
James Laughlin
Ordinary people seem not to realize that those who really apply themselves in the right way to philosophy are directly and of their own accord preparing themselves for dying and death.
Socrates
I think it’s a mistake where rap music is these days. It doesn’t seem to be able to look out of the ghetto and that’s ultimately unfortunate, because it defines our limitations.
Saul Williams
There’s sadness to anyone that dies before their time, and specifically ones that seem to affect people in a positive way. It doesn’t matter if it’s Whitney Houston or a nameless, faceless person on the street. That’s just as big of a tragedy for me.
Chris Cornell
Young people especially sometimes feel that the standards of the Lord are like fences and chains, blocking them from those activities that seem most enjoyable in life.
Ezra Taft Benson
Kids go to school and college and get through, but they

Kids go to school and college and get through, but they don’t seem to really care about using their minds. School doesn’t have the kind of long term positive impact that it should.
Howard Gardner
Just as the system of the sun, planets and comets is put in motion by the forces of gravity, and its parts persist in their motions, so the smaller systems of bodies also seem to be set in motion by other forces and their particles to be variously moved in relation to each other and, especially, by the electric force.
Isaac Newton
It may be a cold, clammy thing to say, but those that treat friendship the same as any other selfishness seem to get the most out of it.
E. W. Howe
Sometimes adults seem as though they have cut a chord from being a child.
Roddy Doyle
Before, Indian people had been so defeated, they were always looking for outsiders, for the government, to somehow come in and fix things. But now, they seem to realize that they’re the only ones who can save themselves.
James Welch
One of the big questions in the climate change debate: Are humans any smarter than frogs in a pot? If you put a frog in a pot and slowly turn up the heat, it won’t jump out. Instead, it will enjoy the nice warm bath until it is cooked to death. We humans seem to be doing pretty much the same thing.
Jeff Goodell
One of the appeals of markets, as a public philosophy, is they seem to spare us the need to engage in public arguments about the meaning of goods. So markets seem to enable us to be non-judgmental about values. But I think that’s a mistake.
Michael Sandel
Balanced budget requirements seem more likely to produce accounting ingenuity than genuinely balanced budgets.
Thomas Sowell
To put it bluntly, I seem to have a whole superstructure with no foundation. But I’m working on the foundation.
Marilyn Monroe
If there’s one thing special about me, it’s that I seem familiar. People feel like I live next door.
Blake Shelton
A lot of people seem to feel that joy is only the most intense version of pleasure, arrived at by the same road – you simply have to go a little further down the track. That has not been my experience.
Zadie Smith
Surrounding yourself with a great team that is really discerning and not pushing or rushing into a certain direction that doesn’t seem like a progressive flow is really important.
AJ Michalka
Depression can seem worse than terminal cancer, because most cancer patients feel loved and they have hope and self-esteem.
David D. Burns
While it may seem scarier in the earlier days, I think ultimately the blockchain creates a safer world.
Fred Ehrsam
Don’t get me wrong, I’m grateful for everything, but I don’t wanna make it seem like I wouldn’t be able to survive without fame. ‘Cause I did it for 13 years.
Danielle Bregoli
In college, my wife did a study abroad in Nairobi, and I did the exact same program in Cape Town. For me, the experience of being in that other culture really set up a longing. When I’m traveling, things seem really sharp. You learn things ten times faster.
Rosecrans Baldwin
This seems to be the law of progress in everything we do; it moves along a spiral rather than a perpendicular; we seem to be actually going out of the way, and yet it turns out that we were really moving upward all the time.
Frances E. Willard
Maybe the biggest thing that I’ve learned musically is that anything is possible. Things can work when maybe they don’t seem like they can.
Kenny G
Even these stars, which seem so numerous, are as sand, as dust – or less than dust – in the enormity of the space in which there is nothing.
Carl Sagan
I like to wear things that are daring but also not seem too avant-garde.
Usher
I think I’m not always what I seem. Most people, when they get to know me, say, ‘You know, when I first met you…’ People initially think I’m a snob because I’m intensely private.
Evangeline Lilly
I have arm-wrestled here and there… guys seem to want to test my strength.
Shania Twain
Kids now, they’re not willing to pay for music and movies. The only thing they seem to be willing to pay for is concert tickets.
Shaun Ryder
Both Othello and Iago seem a bit cracked. If you spend 15 years being responsible for death and destruction, that sense of suppressed horror is strong.
Rory Kinnear
There is a serious defect in the thinking of someone who wants – more than anything else – to become rich. As long as they don’t have the money, it’ll seem like a worthwhile goal. Once they do, they’ll understand how important other things are – and have always been.
Benjamin Jowett
Gas prices and train fares seem to be the two commodities for modern British life that base their prices on a whim, or numbers plucked out of thin air, without a thought to the real cost to those for whom those price hikes mean unimaginable sacrifices in their day to day lives.
Jack Monroe
Oh, Spring! I want to go out and feel you and get inspiration. My old things seem dead. I want fresh contacts, more vital searching.
Emily Carr
I seem to smell the stench of appeasement in the air.
Margaret Thatcher
When I think about atheist friends, including my father, they seem to me like people who have no ear for music, or who have never been in love.
A. N. Wilson
However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.
Stephen Hawking
When I make eye contact with our fans while playing a gig, I seem to have the most energy.
Nayeon
Every word or concept, clear as it may seem to be, has

Every word or concept, clear as it may seem to be, has only a limited range of applicability.
Werner Heisenberg
We spend millions on fitness each year, yet we seem to get fatter.
Mary Pilon
Facts which at first seem improbable will, even on scant explanation, drop the cloak which has hidden them and stand forth in naked and simple beauty.
Galileo Galilei
‘Penthouse’ didn’t seem to concentrate as much on the girls’ faces, and I really wanted to see the girls’ faces. It seems like through the 1980’s, they almost went out of their way to obscure the girls’ faces.
Chester Brown
Somehow liberals have been unable to acquire from life what conservatives seem to be endowed with at birth: namely, a healthy skepticism of the powers of government agencies to do good.
Daniel Patrick Moynihan
In most of our dreams, our inner eye of reflection is shut and we sleep within our sleep. The exception takes place when we seem to awake within our dreams, without disturbing or ending the dream state, and learn to recognize that we are dreaming while the dream is still happening.
Stephen LaBerge
Do not measure your loss by itself; if you do, it will seem intolerable; but if you will take all human affairs into account you will find that some comfort is to be derived from them.
Saint Basil
People who work in specialized fields seem to have their own language. Practitioners develop a shorthand to communicate among themselves. The jargon can almost sound like a foreign language.
Barry Ritholtz
Always think twice before you decide to do anything for a film. It may seem like a career-changing idea, but think of your family and your future before doing anything risky. Train properly, because looking strong and being strong are two different things.
Akshay Kumar
Lifting the veil of secrecy that shrouds police misconduct allegations would seem like an obvious democratic value. After all, if police work for the people, should they not be answerable to the people, as well? This is a basic tenet of good government.
Maya Wiley
Google is working on self-driving cars, and they seem to work. People are so bad at driving cars that computers don’t have to be that good to be much better.
Marc Andreessen
My wife and children seem to like me quite a bit, and as long as that is true, I’m really OK.
Brian Williams
Parisian women have an inner elegance that’s envied the world over. They are so relaxed about ageing and seem to acquire more charisma and beauty with time. Who wouldn’t want to be like them? That’s the trick – to embrace the natural progression of life and to be confident.
Naomi Watts
The U.S. has some of the most significant income inequality in the developed world, yet people seem routinely to underestimate that fact.
Maria Konnikova
However, all gifts seem now to be absorbed in one and a man must be either a Preacher or nothing.
Adam Clarke
I like the word ‘indolence’. It makes my laziness seem classy.
Bernard Williams
The things I talk about and explain couldn’t happen – yet, they don’t seem impossible – you could say I talk about the world in an abstract perspective. But then, the world is basically insane – and it’s trying to pass itself off as being a sane place. I show it for what it is.
Steven Wright
It’s easy for guys to listen to another guy for support, but if it’s a female, they seem to shy away from it, like they don’t want to be a sucker, you know what I’m saying? So we kind of got to go harder.
Tink
Intellectual comradeship requires that you think your thoughts through to the place where you can make the complex seem simple, the obscure quite clear.
David Seabury
What the New Yorker calls home would seem like a couple of closets to most Americans, yet he manages not only to live there but also to grow trees and cockroaches right on the premises.
Russell Baker
A man’s home may seem to be his castle on the outside; inside is more often his nursery.
Clare Boothe Luce
Discomfort levels in our societies are rising, or so it would seem. In theory, we invoke diversity and tolerance. But in real life, we raise our hackles and withdraw into ourselves.
Tariq Ramadan
I’m an artist and an engineer, which is, increasingly, a more common kind of hybrid. But I still fall into this weird crack where people don’t seem to understand me.
Golan Levin
If you’re on the top for 10 years it’s going to seem like you have more crashes that someone on the top for three years. If you don’t win as much in your ninth or 10th year it’s going seem like you are on your way out.
Mark Cavendish
I always go with the story and character and if those are good and if the setting is something that’s scary (horror films seem to always take place at night and the weather’s always bad) then I might be interested.
David Naughton
It always baffles me how people can lift you up so high and make it seem like they love you then you do one thing wrong and it’s all of a sudden you the devil and you evil and everything you do from then on isn’t right.
August Alsina
I’m sure that was the right step, even though, formally speaking, it may seem disadvantageous for a president to resign. But, looking into what is happening today and what is going to happen in the future, I think history will show I made the right decision.
Eduard Shevardnadze
I don’t especially like to travel, not the way many people do. I know many people that love to go to far-off and different places, and I’ve never been like that. I seem to get homesick as quickly as a child.
Elizabeth Strout
Jesus and Lincoln, Moses and Jefferson can seem so long gone, so unbelievable, so dead.
Sarah Vowell
Every nation necessarily inhabits a morally compromised space. All too often our ideals seem to be held to ransom by what we believe, rightly or wrongly, to be objective reality.
Abhijit Banerjee
Too often, animal-rights supporters seem to care about animals to the exclusion of people.
Adam Cohen
How far away the stars seem, and how far is our first k

How far away the stars seem, and how far is our first kiss, and ah, how old my heart.
William Butler Yeats
Football and chess can seem like sporting polar opposites, but there are so many similarities with the modern game.
Trent Alexander-Arnold
Most men seem to live according to sense rather than reason.
Thomas Aquinas
Cats seem to go on the principle that it never does any harm to ask for what you want.
Joseph Wood Krutch
Why do I do this every Sunday? Even the book reviews seem to be the same as last week’s. Different books same reviews.
John Osborne
I’m a singer and as long as I can sing – which, thank God, is something that I still seem to be able to do – I’d like to carry on making records.
K. D. Lang
There seem to me to be very few facts, at least ascertainable facts, in politics.
Robert Peel
Crushes start out as that teenage phenomenon, life-affirming and cute, but as you wander into adulthood, they seem to end up more painful, harrowing, and uncertain, especially if you have just come out of the relationship you thought would finally, maybe, maybe be the one that stuck.
Lauren Mayberry
Fashion is the science of appearance, and it inspires one with the desire to seem rather than to be.
Henry Fielding
I seem to be quite drawn to the medieval, magical fantasies, as it were.
Sean Bean
We also provide a lot of services with our consulting group that allow people to take maximum advantage of the Net economy. Those all seem to resonate with customers and are providing a good strong base going forward.
Jim Barksdale
I think that humans have a huge capacity to carry pain and sadness. There are things that haunt us our entire lives; we are unable to let them go. The good times seem almost effervescent and dreamlike in comparison with the times that didn’t go so well.
Henry Rollins
I think all kids think their parents are strict. My parents aren’t superstrict, but they seem to be stricter than most. But even though it’s like, ‘Oh, gosh, I’ve gotta be in at this time,’ they know what they’re doing. I have great parents.
Cody Linley
I like my squishy, red, high-heeled Vivienne Westwood jelly shoes. They make you seem like you’re much more of a go-er.
Nina Conti
I’ve met the most interesting people while flying or on a boat. These methods of travel seem to attract the kind of people I want to be with.
Hedy Lamarr
If I’m half as good as everybody said I am, I’m far too good to be wasting time with ordinary people. But I seem to be spending my life with ordinary people, who are the best people in the world.
Stan Lee
We spend most of our lives cutting down our ambitions because the world has told us to think small. Dreams express what your soul is telling you, so as crazy as your dream might seem – even to you – I don’t care: You have to let that out.
Eleni Zaude Gabre-Madhin
The fact is, funnily enough, that the people who seem to be most committed to causes also seem to be least invested in anyone actually talking to each other.
Abigail Disney
Most of the time, feelings just seem to get in the way. They’re a luxury for the idle, a bourgeois concept. Feelings are overrated.
Nick Cave
Advertising as the printed form of selling would seem… ultimately to be justified in so far as it serves as a means of increasing legitimate human wants, as an agency of fair and economic competition in the distribution of goods, and as a stimulant to social progress.
Daniel Starch
Def Leppard is obviously a different band that we are, but the music work well tighter. And the audiences seem work well together too. We are opening, but we’re having a good time.
Joan Jett
Most professional women I know – myself included – long since gave up looking for a rulebook or a roadmap; we make it up as we go along. Every day presents a new choice, a new challenge, which makes long-term career planning seem like an especially abstract exercise.
Nancy Gibbs
Speak the truth, and all things alive or brute are vouchers, and the very roots of the grass underground there, do seem to stir and move to bear you witness.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I do not have a problem, I enjoy gambling, but I think people are trying to make it seem like I have a problem, because people really don’t know.
Michael Jordan
It is true I am rather taken up with dress; but as to feathers, every one wears them, and it would seem extraordinary if I did not.
Marie Antoinette
The trouble with the performance poets is that they don’t seem to have read anything. So there is not a real sense of the poetic tradition in their work.
Peter Davison
This millennial generation… you guys seem so entitled.
Brooke Baldwin
It doesn’t seem expected for us to do something like that, but I love electronic music. I spend a lot of my time listening to that and just trying to understand what makes it work – what makes it move people the way it does and why they have some of the best-selling festivals in the world.
Zac Brown
Stupidity knows no bounds and certainly no city limits, but by and large, 99 percent of the people who come to Melvins shows seem to be relatively well behaved… I’m happy and relieved by this.
Buzz Osborne
Don’t worry that you can’t seem to come up with sure billion dollar winners at first. Just do projects for yourself for fun. You’ll get better and better.
Steve Wozniak
Nothing you do for children is ever wasted. They seem not to notice us, hovering, averting our eyes, and they seldom offer thanks, but what we do for them is never wasted.
Garrison Keillor
For instance, it's a little better now than it was two

For instance, it’s a little better now than it was two or three years ago, but something like 70% of the poems I receive seem to be written in the present indicative.
Peter Davison
Heartless though it may seem to some, among the least harmful things to eat are sustainably culled wild animals. In the absence of natural predators, deer populations in parts of Britain have reached such dense numbers that the woodlands they browse fail to regenerate.
Tristram Stuart
Once I’ve written something it does tend to run away from me. I don’t seem to have any part of it – it’s no longer my piece of writing.
David Bowie
White male privilege remains alive in America, but the phrase would seem odd, if not infuriating, to a sixty-year-old man working as a Walmart greeter in southern Ohio.
George Packer
Other men wear white suits in summer and it doesn’t seem to bother them. But my white suit seems to be a little whiter than theirs. I think also that it may have something written on the back of it, although I can’t find it when I take the suit off.
Robert Benchley
Movies can provide tear-inducing or comically-entertaining representations of love, but many agree that its deeper conflicting complexities often seem unfathomable.
Aberjhani
Don Rickles and I are best friends. I know that might seem strange to those who know Don only by reputation, but somebody has to be his friend. Just to make sure I don’t forget, Don gave me a doormat that sits just outside the front door of my house. It reads: ‘The Newharts: The Rickleses Best Friends.’
Bob Newhart
We live in a period of declining stars. Few celebrities these days (aside from the smoldering Angelina Jolie) seem to have complex psychic lives.
Camille Paglia
I’ve never been keen on open adoption. It doesn’t seem to solve the main problem with adoption, which is that somebody feels she was abandoned by someone else.
Joan Didion
We’ve been sitting at the compromise table for a long time. We’re just waiting for that cold chair to be warmed up by the Republican leadership. They still have time to do the right thing and be responsible. They just seem to be moving further and further away from it.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Dreams are often most profound when they seem the most crazy.
Sigmund Freud
When you’re young, the silliest notions seem the greatest achievements.
Pearl Bailey
The bull market, rising prices, earning lots of money, make it seem as if the good days will never end. When prices are falling and there is a recession, that also feels as though it will last for ever. Politics is the same. People simply can’t imagine changing circumstances.
Kwasi Kwarteng
To my disappointment, not many young people seem to be interested in science, especially chemistry.
Akira Suzuki
Europeans don’t seem to have the groupie mentality.
Kid Rock
I seem to be a long-term relationship kinda guy.
Daniel Radcliffe
I can’t seem to write young enough anymore.
Cynthia Weil
The answer is that if God exists, he doesn’t seem to mind if you believe in him or not.
A. A. Gill
Hard as things seem today, they will be better in the next day if you choose to serve the Lord this day with your whole heart.
Henry B. Eyring
Monetary contractions are attractive as the key shocks in the 1929-1933 years, and in other severe depressions, because there do not seem to be any other candidates.
Robert Lucas, Jr.
Once you have a disease like cancer, you look at life a bit differently. Some things that were important no longer seem as important as they were.
Linton Kwesi Johnson
Things you create with your mind are always part of your postmortal life, whether they seem real or not.
Hans Bender
The worst of my actions or conditions seem not so ugly unto me as I find it both ugly and base not to dare to avouch for them.
Michel de Montaigne
There are two languages: one as things seem to us and the other of knowledge.
Yehuda Amichai
As seemingly impossible as it may seem of having zero regrets, when I look at my life now and all the mistakes I’ve made, all the bad decisions I’ve made, all the things I could have done differently or done more in, I don’t think I would have changed anything.
Apolo Ohno
I had a mother I could only seem to please with verbal accomplishments of some sort or another. She read constantly, so I read constantly. If I used words that might have seemed surprising at a young age, she would recognize that and it would please her.
Amy Hempel
In some mysterious way woods have never seemed to me to be static things. In physical terms, I move through them; yet in metaphysical ones, they seem to move through me.
John Fowles
Vicodin, I got addicted to that little pill. The reason I don’t talk about it too much in the press is because it isn’t funny, and I love to be funny in interviews. If you joke about that period in your life, it doesn’t seem right.
Matthew Perry
There is one knows not what sweet mystery about this sea, whose gently awful stirrings seem to speak of some hidden soul beneath.
Herman Melville
The greatest impediments to changes in our traditional roles seem to lie not in the visible world of conscious intent, but in the murky realm of the unconscious mind.
Augustus Y. Napier
A lot of people like to do certain things, but they’re not that good at it. Keep going through the things that you like to do, until you find something that you actually seem to be extremely good at. It can be anything.
George Lucas
It's difficult when people seem to dislike you only bec

It’s difficult when people seem to dislike you only because you’ve found success with something.
Scott Cawthon
I’m a diplomat by nature. I help find the middle ground. I crack a joke and use humour to help resolve potentially vicious situations quickly. It gets things in perspective and helps everyone to see that things aren’t as bad as they seem.
Ronnie Wood
Apart from a few simple principles, the sound and rhythm of English prose seem to me matters where both writers and readers should trust not so much to rules as to their ears.
F. L. Lucas
Commercial speech is like obscenity… we can’t seem to define it, but we know it when we see it.
Jef I. Richards
The industrial revolution has tended to produce everywhere great urban masses that seem to be increasingly careless of ethical standards.
Irving Babbitt
When we are in love we seem to ourselves quite different from what we were before.
Blaise Pascal
Good buildings make and are made by their settings, and they are appropriately different in different locations. Climate, culture, topography and materials have helped create regional architectural languages that seem curiously right for their locations and for all times.
Jaquelin T. Robertson
Humans seem to be programmed to think of ambivalent feelings at the same time. That is the driving force behind human beings: to be the warrant of all things and to control other worlds.
RM
Always write your ideas down however silly or trivial they might seem. Keep a notebook with you at all times.
Michael Morpurgo
Friends are very important to me, and I have always had many of them. There are probably many reasons why this is so, but two seem to me more valid than any of the others I am a naturally friendly person, and I hate to be alone.
Georg Solti
A society that admits misery, a humanity that admits war, seem to me an inferior society and a debased humanity; it is a higher society and a more elevated humanity at which I am aiming – a society without kings, a humanity without barriers.
Victor Hugo
I’m 33 now and I seem to have hit a fitness plane. Shifting the wobbly bits isn’t as easy as it used to be.
Matthew Rhys
I suppose to the outside world I do seem slightly obsessed. But I once had a balance problem with my inner ear, and the fear loitered. Yet I have found that golf is like a yoga procedure for me: it’s had wonderful, sedative, remedial qualities for my day-to-day life.
Ronnie Corbett
I’m really, really enjoying myself, I seem to have a lot of purpose in my life. I’m enjoying what I’m doing, you know, and people are liking it. So, it’s great, you know.
Robbie Williams
It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish.
Aeschylus
‘Line of Duty’ does seem to be a bit old school as in people are happy to watch it, talk about it, wait for the next episode, and get back on it.
Adrian Dunbar
If you would convince others, seem open to conviction yourself.
Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield
The fifties – they seem to have taken place on a sunny afternoon that asked nothing of you except a drifting belief in the moment and its power to satisfy.
Elizabeth Hardwick
I frequently meet ex-pupils who seem to think I didn’t totally ruin their educations, so that’s something.
Greg Davies
It’s the quality of the ordinary, the straight, the square, that accounts for the great stability and success of our nation. It’s a quality to be proud of. But it’s a quality that many people seem to have neglected.
Gerald R. Ford
Good jokes are gems. A good idea is hard to come by. I couldn’t give them to someone else, even for money. It just wouldn’t seem right.
Steven Wright
We still insist, by and large, in thinking that we can understand China by simply drawing on Western experience, looking at it through Western eyes, using Western concepts. If you want to know why we unerringly seem to get China wrong… this is the reason.
Martin Jacques
No matter how bad any situation, cynicism has no positive impact. Watching the news, you might notice that cynicism and victimhood often seem to go hand-in-hand, but not for veterans.
Jim Mattis
I’m very comfortable with uncomfortable situations, and I think that can seem odd to people, that I like the thrill of discomfort.
Stephen Colbert
Walt Whitman is the only great modern poet who does not seem to experience discord when he faces his world. Not even solitude – his monologue is a universal chorus.
Octavio Paz
A great many people seem to think writing poetry is worthwhile, even though it pays next to nothing and is not as widely read as it should be.
Mark Strand
What most people don’t seem to realize is that there is just as much money to be made out of the wreckage of a civilization as from the upbuilding of one.
Margaret Mitchell
I have always observed that to succeed in the world one should seem a fool, but be wise.
Montesquieu
If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn’t seem so wonderful at all.
Michelangelo
People seem to think I’m Satan.
Dominic West
My life comes down to three moments: the death of my father, meeting my husband, and the birth of my daughter. Everything I did previous to that just doesn’t seem to add up to very much.
Gwyneth Paltrow
I was thinking about how people seem to read the Bible

I was thinking about how people seem to read the Bible a whole lot more as they get older; then it dawned on me – they’re cramming for their final exam.
George Carlin
Some men are born old, and some men never seem so. If we keep well and cheerful, we are always young and at last die in youth even when in years would count as old.
Tryon Edwards
The stories are not autobiographical, but they’re personal in that way. I seem to know only the things that I’ve learned. Probably some things through observation, but what I feel I know surely is personal.
Alice Munro
Mr. President, How are you going to work with people who seem to have divorced themselves from reality?
Jeff Gannon
There’s almost a fear that if you understood too deeply the way you arrived at choices, you could become self-conscious. In any case, many ideas which are full of personal meaning seem rather banal when you put words to them.
Peter Weir
I’ve had a lot of very positive feedback about those stories, and seem to have struck upon something that most people feel. I can also tap dance, and don’t know many other authors who can.
Paul Kane
Tourette’s has always been a tough one for many to digest because of its seeming irrationality: ‘Why do you have to twitch or make noises? You seem normal, with no physical defects.’ It’s next to impossible to answer without living it.
Dash Mihok
Gray hairs seem to my fancy like the soft light of the moon, silvering over the evening of life.
Jean Paul
When the words of prophets seem repetitive, that should rivet our attention.
Henry B. Eyring
There doesn’t seem to be a religion in ‘Game of Thrones’ that’s totally peaceful… we haven’t seen any Buddhists.
Carice van Houten
I’m very aware of the presence of a reader, and that probably is a reaction against a lot of poems that I do read which seem oblivious to my presence as a reader.
Billy Collins
If I look at my old lyrics, they seem to be full of rage, but empty. There was an emptiness in my life.
Billie Joe Armstrong
I had always planned to make a large painting of the early spring, when the first leaves are at the bottom of the trees, and they seem to float in space in a wonderful way. But the arrival of spring can’t be done in one picture.
David Hockney
And these little things may not seem like much but after a while they take you off on a direction where you may be a long way off from what other people have been thinking about.
Roger Penrose
Careers don’t seem to be built up in the same way as they were in the 80s.
Kim Wilde
It doesn’t seem to matter how often vaccines are proved safe or supplements are shown to offer nothing of value. When people don’t like facts, they ignore them.
Michael Specter
Only by contending with challenges that seem to be beyond your strength to handle at the moment you can grow more surely toward the stars.
Brian Tracy
I’ve gone on workout regimes, but I seem to have a system that is very resistant to changing.
Ben Whishaw
We have a world minus a whole lot of talent that has stepped out of contention for leadership, only because they don’t want to seem too aggressive, too smart, unattractive, or too male.
Abigail Disney
I pushed the envelope as far as it needed to be pushed, and now it’s on the floor, and people seem to want it to stay there.
Prince
No matter how small and unimportant what we are doing may seem, if we do it well, it may soon become the step that will lead us to better things.
Channing Pollock
There are things that I would say that you could call an instant of time; or better, a now. As we live we seem to move through a succession of instants of time, nows, and the question is, what are they? There are where everything in the universe is at this moment, now.
Julian Barbour
The cognitive skills that underpin resilience, then, seem like they can indeed be learned over time, creating resilience where there was none.
Maria Konnikova
Republicans seem to be gambling that most Americans won’t care about a few rich private equity managers if their own taxes go down, their stock portfolio goes up, and economic growth accelerates.
James B. Stewart
However things may seem, no evil thing is success and no good thing is failure.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
When so many are lonely as seem to be lonely, it would be inexcusably selfish to be lonely alone.
Tennessee Williams
I think it is absolutely essential in a democracy to have competition in the media, a lot of competition, and we seem to be moving away from that.
Walter Cronkite
As long as you keep one foot in the real world while the other foot’s in a fairy tale, that fairy tale is going to seem kind of attainable.
Aaron Sorkin
Some actors go, ‘Bing!’ and suddenly they’re being paid huge sums. Me, I seem to get screwed every time.
Matthew Goode
We are at war – undeclared and of such a subtle nature that few have noticed – but war nevertheless. It is a cyberwar on many fronts, in which it is difficult to identify who is friend and who is foe. I will predict now, as unintelligible as it may seem, that Anonymous will turn out to be more friend than foe.
John McAfee
All those teams I was on that were successful were the ones that everyone had love for each other and had fun. Things that seem minuscule – joking around, laughing, conversing, all those things that seem childish – that is what builds camaraderie.
Karl-Anthony Towns
I've always wanted to play a spy, because it is the ult

I’ve always wanted to play a spy, because it is the ultimate acting exercise. You are never what you seem.
Benedict Cumberbatch
Now more than ever is the time to really work on learning a money management system that can work, no matter how low things seem right now.
T. Harv Eker
Location work has its charms, and can seem glamorous on the outside, but I think living at home and having the stability of a home life once you’ve finished work is very underrated!
Saffron Burrows
What may seem depressing or even tragic to one person may seem like an absolute scream to another person, especially if he has had between four and seven beers.
Dave Barry
A frustration I have is that a lot of people increasingly seem to equate an advertising business model with somehow being out of alignment with your customers. I think it’s the most ridiculous concept.
Mark Zuckerberg
Yes, U.S. travelers dress better. The British are always so conspicuous in hot climates. They don’t seem to wear shorts. American men seem to be comfortable wearing hot-weather clothing.
Bill Bryson
Every time a meteor comes close to the earth, we all think about the end of the world – but our internal soundtrack doesn’t turn off. We’re also thinking about pizza or passing a slow tractor or making a turn, and for a magical instant, our lives seem to be in conversation with the stars.
Elif Batuman
When I auditioned for ‘Pitch Perfect,’ I didn’t know it was a singing movie. I didn’t read the script. I go to the audition, and I’m like, ‘Oh, it’s a baseball movie.’ But then I’m reading the lines, and I’m like, ‘This doesn’t seem like a baseball movie.’
Adam DeVine
Thoughtful lightness can make frivolity seem dull and heavy.
Italo Calvino
I had girlfriends who really irritated me by their devotion to the Beatles. I didn’t begrudge them their interest, and there were songs like ‘Hey Jude’ that I could appreciate. But they didn’t seem to be essential to the kind of nourishment that I craved.
Leonard Cohen
Some folks can look so busy doing nothing that they seem indispensable.
Kin Hubbard
Our planet doesn’t seem to be the result of anything very special.
Murray Gell-Mann
It should seem, then, that the nature of society dictates another, a higher branch, whose superiority arises from its being the interested and natural conservator of the universal interest.
Ezra Stiles
Journalists seem mostly interested in what brand of shoes I wear.
Rem Koolhaas
People say I seem very negative about new music – well, if somebody asks me what I think of Keane, I’ll tell ’em. I don’t like ’em. I’ll obviously take it a step too far and grossly insult the keyboard player’s mam or summat, but I’m afraid that’s just me.
Noel Gallagher
Good and bad men are less than they seem.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Whenever I go shopping with my wife, all I ever seem to come home with is a new pair of shoes.
Chris Kamara
I feel like ‘Birds in the Trap’ seem united; it’s just metaphor for ones in their box that are stuck and can’t get their creative idea out.
Travis Scott
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
Hermann Hesse
An identity would seem to be arrived at by the way in which the person faces and uses his experience.
James Baldwin
All loose things seem to drift down to the sea, and so did I.
Louis L’Amour
If you’re on the top for 10 years it’s going to seem like you have more crashes that someone on the top for three years. If you don’t win as much in your ninth or 10th year it’s going seem like you are on your way out.
Mark Cavendish
I seem to voice a lot of sweet, kind of dumb yellow characters for some reason.
Tom Kenny
Whoever is winning at the moment will always seem to be invincible.
George Orwell
Things are not quite what they seem always. Don’t start me on class, otherwise you’ll get a four-hour lecture.
Michael Caine
One is struck in the study of saints, angels and gods by a pattern that seems quaint and harmless. Yet, it is so common that I know there must be a deeper meaning. There always seem to be guardians and spirits of doors, bridges, exits and entranceways.
Richard Rohr
Yet there are some people – Steve Allen would dissect comedy forever; he’s a really funny guy, but he would love talking about comedy. I’m doing it right now and you all seem bored.
Bob Saget
I suppose to the outside world I do seem slightly obsessed. But I once had a balance problem with my inner ear, and the fear loitered. Yet I have found that golf is like a yoga procedure for me: it’s had wonderful, sedative, remedial qualities for my day-to-day life.
Ronnie Corbett
We all have life storms, and when we get the rough times and we recover from them, we should celebrate that we got through it. No matter how bad it may seem, there’s always something beautiful that you can find.
Mattie Stepanek
Everything always looked better in black and white. Everything always looked as if it were the first time; there’s always more people in a black and white photograph. It just makes it seem that there were more people at a gig, more people at a football match, than with colour photography. Everything looks more exciting.
Jack Lowden
Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes.
Henry David Thoreau
I seem to be incapable of playing that guy that always

I seem to be incapable of playing that guy that always does the right thing, who always responds well in any circumstance.
Grant Bowler
Every nation necessarily inhabits a morally compromised space. All too often our ideals seem to be held to ransom by what we believe, rightly or wrongly, to be objective reality.
Abhijit Banerjee
I just totally do not believe in this sort of Bart Simpson character who infects so much of our literature and film and TV stuff nowadays, these know-it-all kids who seem to understand the hypocrisy of the adult world so thoroughly and can talk about it with such articulateness. That’s bunk.
David Small
Storms of every sort, torrents, earthquakes, cataclysms, ‘convulsions of nature,’ etc., however mysterious and lawless at first sight they may seem, are only harmonious notes in the song of creation, varied expressions of God’s love.
John Muir
Courses in the humanities, in particular, often seem impractical, but they are vital, because they stretch your imagination and challenge your mind to become more responsive, more critical, bigger.
Martha Nussbaum
Women seem not to understand, or underestimate, the profound power they have over their husbands.
Laura Schlessinger
No matter how counter-intuitive it may seem, basic research has proven over and over to be the lifeline of practical advances in medicine.
Arthur Kornberg
If I seem to boast more than is becoming, my excuse is that I brag for humanity rather than for myself.
Henry David Thoreau
In Barcelona, things seem so different. For example, I know that it’s traditionally the least Spanish city, but you’d never know they had a monarchy, coming here as a tourist – as opposed to the U.K., where the Queen is probably the best-known animal, vegetable and/or mineral going when it comes to overseas visitors.
Julie Burchill
It is odd that we have so little relationship with nature, with the insects and the leaping frog and the owl that hoots among the hills calling for its mate. We never seem to have a feeling for all living things on the earth.
Jiddu Krishnamurti
I don’t usually like teen novels written in the present tense, particularly those told from a first-person viewpoint. Too many writers seem to believe that using either or both devices automatically imbues their stories with deep seriousness and a contemporary feel.
Tony Bradman
When I’m done playing, when I seem like I’m retiring, I don’t love the game anymore.
A. J. Green
I am that guy who will say things that people seem to think is a little edgy, a little racy.
Patrice O’Neal
It may seem premature, but you need to be thinking of your exit from the moment you accept capital, because at that moment, you’ve made an explicit agreement with an investor that he or she will eventually be able to gain liquidity.
Neil Blumenthal
Some people seem as if they can never have been children, and others seem as if they could never be anything else.
George Dennison Prentice
But which is the State’s essential function, aggression or defence, few seem to know or care.
Benjamin Tucker
It is little men know of women; their smiles and their tears alike are seldom what they seem.
Amelia Barr
Whenever I go shopping with my wife, all I ever seem to come home with is a new pair of shoes.
Chris Kamara
Calendars and clocks exist to measure time, but that signifies little because we all know that an hour can seem as eternity or pass in a flash, according to how we spend it.
Michael Ende
The people who are absent are the ideal; those who are present seem to be quite commonplace.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
It does seem fair to give them the option of a better return.
Paul Gillmor
Then I despair… I remember that all through history, the way of truth and love has always won. There have been murderers and tyrants, and for a time they can seem invincible. But in the end they always fall. Think of it always.
Andre Malraux
Now, an embryo may seem like some scientific or laboratory term, but, in fact, the embryo contains the unique information that defines a person.
Todd Akin
My life may seem glamorous from the outside but off screen it’s as ordinary as anyone else’s.
Shah Rukh Khan
People seem ready for a more in-depth idea of folk music, culture and history.
Rhiannon Giddens
The miracles of the church seem to me to rest not so much upon faces or voices or healing power coming suddenly near to us from afar off, but upon our perceptions being made finer, so that for a moment our eyes can see and our ears can hear what is there about us always.
Willa Cather
I think when you’ve been exposed to the Creator of the universe, then the federal government doesn’t seem very powerful.
Steve Largent
This is just what I have thought when I have seen slaves at work – they seem to go through the motions of labor without putting strength into them. They keep their powers in reserve for their own use at night, perhaps.
Frederick Law Olmsted
Trust is not simply a matter of truthfulness, or even constancy. It is also a matter of amity and goodwill. We trust those who have our best interests at heart, and mistrust those who seem deaf to our concerns.
Gary Hamel
As a general rule, durable-goods production tends to be the most volatile sector of the economy. Since people usually have a stock of durables in use, when times get tight, they put off new purchases. What seem like small cutbacks to the end buyer translate into big swings for the producer.
Virginia Postrel
All human discoveries seem to be made only for the purpose of confirming more strongly the truths come from on high, and contained in the sacred writings.
William Herschel
I don't know if I miss it per se, but I do miss the fac

I don’t know if I miss it per se, but I do miss the fact that there just doesn’t seem to be any rock ‘n’ roll out there anyplace. Everything does seem kind of tame. It’s even hard in Manhattan to go out and find a good band to go see.
Joan Jett
As society changes, as politics change, as people change, certain songs still seem to resonate.
Beck
Surprising as it may seem, this study indicates that similar conditions are best for all sorts of races.
Ellsworth Huntington
A lot of people seem to get preoccupied with what I’m wearing as opposed to the music.
Sheryl Crow
Down on the ground, we seem to do anything but make lengthy, robust monologues. We can communicate in an instant almost anywhere. Gone is the slow old letter – itself a monologue, a sort of considered performance of best self – and in its place is the e-mail, the text, the SMS, the tweet.
Samantha Harvey
We seem to live in an age where we are quietly appalled by the idea of appetites, whether they be for sex, food or diamonds.
Jojo Moyes
It’s pretty far, but it doesn’t seem like it.
Yogi Berra
The frail, vulnerable sounds of which we are capable seem to be essential to a later ability to roar like a lion without scaring everyone to death.
David Whyte
As I get older I seem to believe less and less and yet to believe what I do believe more and more.
Gerald Brenan
People seem to forget that one reason they are now thinking differently is Freud’s legacy itself.
Peter Gay
I am the reassurance that they have not changed. In an upside down world, with all the rules being rewritten as the game goes on and spectators invading the pitch, it is good to feel that some things and some people seem to stay just as they were.
Kenneth More
I never did very well in math – I could never seem to persuade the teacher that I hadn’t meant my answers literally.
Calvin Trillin
I really am a thinker. I don’t do things rash. I know some of the things I’ve said or the way I act seem rash. But I do take ownership of it. I don’t say things I don’t mean.
Bode Miller
As individuals, people are inherently good. I have a somewhat more pessimistic view of people in groups. And I remain extremely concerned when I see what’s happening in our country, which is in many ways the luckiest place in the world. We don’t seem to be excited about making our country a better place for our kids.
Steve Jobs
Satire is people as they are; romanticism, people as they would like to be; realism, people as they seem with their insides left out.
Dawn Powell
Economists often like startling theorems, results which seem to run counter to conventional wisdom.
Joseph Stiglitz
He who busies himself with things other than improvement of his own self becomes perplexed in darkness and entangled in ruin. His evil spirits immerse him deep in vices and make his bad actions seem handsome.
Ali ibn Abi Talib
Asthma doesn’t seem to bother me any more unless I’m around cigars or dogs. The thing that would bother me most would be a dog smoking a cigar.
Steve Allen
Overall the fundamentals seem to be there and he’s obviously got a very mature head on his shoulders. He’s got a kind of presence.
Nick Price
In Americana, the facts and the dreams seem to be all the same to me.
Robbie Robertson
Yes, threadbare seem his songs, to lettered ken – they were worn threadbare next the hearts of men.
William Watson
O God, O God, how weary, stale, flat, and unprofitable seem to me all the uses of this world!
William Shakespeare
I start every book with something that outrages me. I’m outraged by the FBI, the CIA, and computers that seem to have catalogued our lives. Power too often is accompanied by irresponsibility.
Robert Ludlum
My point of view is, I’m just a person, and there are times when I look at other people and think, ‘My God, they spend so much time thinking about things that seem so absurd.’ But I’m sure people must think the same thing about me.
Ian MacKaye
All the men I fall for seem to have a commitment problem.
bell hooks
The problems seem so easy out there on the stump. Deficits shrink with a rhetorical flourish.
Hugh Sidey
In terms of sexual orientation I don’t really feel I’ve changed. I don’t feel there was a hidden part of my sexuality that I wasn’t aware of. I’d been with men all my life, and I’d never fallen in love with a woman. But when I did, it didn’t seem so strange.
Cynthia Nixon
Being no bigot myself to any mode of worship, I am disposed to endulge the professors of Christianity in the church, that road to heaven which to them shall seem the most direct plainest easiest and least liable to exception.
George Washington
Some men love truth so much that they seem to be in continual fear lest she should catch a cold on overexposure.
Samuel Butler
I seem to be stuck in the ’60s, and my favorite music, cars, and women’s fashion come from that era. And the sense of social rebellion. It was a good time for a lot of things.
Amber Heard
Attention-deficit disorders seem to abound in modern society, and we don’t know the cause.
Marilyn vos Savant
I seem to be thinking rationally again in the style tha

I seem to be thinking rationally again in the style that is characteristic of scientists. However, this is not entirely a matter of joy as if someone returned from physical disability to good physical health.
John Forbes Nash, Jr.
I just hate plugs. It just doesn’t seem entertaining to me. I’ve never plugged anything in my life on a talk show ever. I understand people use that vehicle. It’s just not very entertaining.
Norm MacDonald
I do seem to like to combine the dramatic emotional warmth of strings with the grooves and body business of drums and bass.
David Byrne
If things are not so good, you may be one to imagine something better. For me, I was able to imagine myself as in a role of greater importance than I would seem to be ordinarily.
John Forbes Nash, Jr.
Becoming an author changes your attitude too. Once you see where books come from, and how they’re made, they never seem quite as sacred again.
Lev Grossman
Seems like God don’t see fit to give the black man nothing but dreams – but He did give us children to make them dreams seem worthwhile.
Lorraine Hansberry
If there is a God, atheism must seem to Him as less of an insult than religion.
Edmond de Goncourt
The more people have, the less content they seem to be. In America, the cultural expectation that we’re to be happy all the time and our children are to be happy all the time is toxic, and I think that really gets in the way of emotional well-being.
Andrew Weil
Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.
James Baldwin
The stories have been told so often by those of us who supported President Reagan over the years that they seem mundane, almost like a fictional novel or a movie script.
William L. Jenkins
I believe I can carry the message of conservatism in a way that doesn’t seem so abrasive – that has better packaging, I would say, better messaging.
Madison Cawthorn
Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death.
James F. Byrnes
Things are not always as they seem; the first appearance deceives many.
Phaedrus
I’ve always been fascinated by dreams – they seem like such intriguing evidence of the brain’s obsession with narrative as a form of sense-making. But because dreaming is an unconscious process, we have little control over the stories we tell, so they can be fraught with anxiety, vulnerability, and exposure.
Chloe Benjamin
A line will take us hours maybe; Yet if it does not seem a moment’s thought, our stitching and unstitching has been naught.
William Butler Yeats
Almost nothing works the first time it’s attempted. Just because what you’re doing does not seem to be working, doesn’t mean it won’t work. It just means that it might not work the way you’re doing it.
Bob Parsons
Every black film feels like it’s Tyler Perry, and that just needs to stop. But people seem to slowly be looking for what else is out there – ‘Is there something else besides this type of humor?’ ‘I’m tired of seeing men in dresses.’
Issa Rae
We seem to want one vehicle to carry people and soccer balls and hay bales.
Franz von Holzhausen
Such a chimerical idea as telegraphing vocal sounds would indeed, to most minds, seem scarcely feasible enough to spend time in working over. I believe, however, that it is feasible and that I have got the cue to the solution of the problem.
Alexander Graham Bell
Beyond that, I seem to be compelled to write science fiction, rather than fantasy or mysteries or some other genre more likely to climb onto bestseller lists even though I enjoy reading a wide variety of literature, both fiction and nonfiction.
Joan D. Vinge
What is overriding that and most important is that readers generally are interested in a good character. They might be more comfortable with Harry because they think they know him, but they always seem willing to give somebody new a chance.
Michael Connelly
Look! Don’t be deceived by appearances – men and things are not what they seem. All who are not on the rock are in the sea!
William Booth
Those who wish to appear wise among fools, among the wise seem foolish.
Quintilian
The interesting thing about fiction from a writer’s standpoint is that the characters come to life within you. And yet who are they and where are they? They seem to have as much or more vitality and complexity as the people around you.
Whitley Strieber
Business leaders should show what our political leaders seem to lack – that is, a common-sense view of the times.
William M. Daley
I thought my life would seem more interesting with a musical score and a laugh track.
Bill Watterson
Camouflage is a game we all like to play, but our secrets are as surely revealed by what we want to seem to be as by what we want to conceal.
Russell Lynes
I believe that the short story is as different a form from the novel as poetry is, and the best stories seem to me to be perhaps closer in spirit to poetry than to novels.
Tobias Wolff
When I investigate and when I discover that the forces of the heavens and the planets are within ourselves, then truly I seem to be living among the gods.
Leon Battista Alberti
American readers are so polite; their reactions make it seem like I’ve received thousands of thank-you notes. It’s just lovely, and amazing the things people tell you that have touched them and related to their own lives.
Liane Moriarty
The sentences I write have their roots in song and poetry, and take their bearings from music and painting, as much as from the need to impart mere information, or mirror anything. I am not a realist writer, even if I seem like one.
Colm Toibin
My rule has always been, write the next part of the boo

My rule has always been, write the next part of the book that you seem to know well. So I won’t necessarily write chapter two after chapter one.
Justin Cronin
All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.
Edgar Allan Poe
I think that’s the main threat in Bosnia and Rwanda and Zaire. There doesn’t seem to be much willingness to engage these problems unless they directly affect national security interests.
John Pomfret
I’d love to write more observational comedy but the stuff people seem to respond to is the most personal so it’s snowballed from there.
Mae Martin
From the very early days of seeing patients, I noticed that many of them seemed to be concerned with issues of their mortality, and so the philosophy training I had taken began to seem rather important to me.
Irvin D. Yalom
If we admit a thing so extraordinary as the creation of this world, it should seem that we admit something strange, and odd, and new to human apprehension, beyond any other miracle whatsoever.
George Berkeley
I definitely do things on my terms, it may not seem that way but I actually do.
Cathy Freeman
Feminists wish women to seem like men. They’re not men.
Vivienne Westwood
Clever people seem not to feel the natural pleasure of bewilderment, and are always answering questions when the chief relish of a life is to go on asking them.
Frank Moore Colby
I seem to be getting a lot of things pushed my way that are strong women. It’s like people see Hackers and they send me offers to play tough women with guns, the kind who wear no bra and a little tank top. I’d like to play strong women who are also very feminine.
Angelina Jolie
Many people in their teens wonder about these big questions – what’s the meaning of life, what are we doing here – then somewhere in their 20s, they seem to say, ‘I’ll just get married. I’ll just have kids. I’ll get back to that later.’ But they never do. For me, it kept boiling.
Yuval Noah Harari
Be content to seem what you really are.
Marcus Aurelius
Every great film should seem new every time you see it.
Roger Ebert
Like our attitude to love, truth and goodness, we seem to be confident about knowing what beauty is – certain, even dogmatic – until we think hard about the idea, whereupon all confidence flies away.
Charles Jencks
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I like to use my hands and make things… It might seem pretty stupid or pointless but that doesn’t matter… some of the most interesting work is the stuff that starts like that – out of a raw need for activity.
Bruce Nauman
I have never experienced being madly in love the way most people seem to have been, although it is not something I would miss. Instead I have had an enormous ability to love my children and my grandchildren and my great grandchildren.
Astrid Lindgren
I acted all the way up until Princeton. It was just one of my favorite extracurricular activities. Then I got to Princeton and had a really conservative vibe. All my friends were planning on law school, med school, or Wall Street, and suddenly acting seem like a really risky proposition.
Wentworth Miller
To vice, innocence must always seem only a superior kind of chicanery.
Ouida
Men seem unable to feel equal to women: they must be superior or they are inferior.
Marilyn French
An almost hysterical antagonism toward the gold standard is one issue which unites statists of all persuasions. They seem to sense… that gold and economic freedom are inseparable.
Alan Greenspan
I mean, I’m pretty good in real life, but sometimes people seem surprised that I’m like a normal teenager and wear black nail polish and I’m just a little bit more edgy than the person I play on television.
Brittany Snow
I seem to have a knack for picking movies that go on to be cult favorites.
Kurt Russell
Clever people seem not to feel the natural pleasure of bewilderment, and are always answering questions when the chief relish of a life is to go on asking them.
Frank Moore Colby
They seem to be charmed by my Southern accent.
Cleo Moore
We seem to want one vehicle to carry people and soccer balls and hay bales.
Franz von Holzhausen
My mother and father were both much more remarkable than any story of mine can make them. They seem to me just mythically wonderful.
Orson Welles
Whenever I meet people who seem really sweet and unassuming, I kind of wonder about them.
Heather Graham
It doesn’t seem to me strange that children should like the macabre, the sensational, and the forbidden.
Anthony Hecht
While discipline and freedom seem like they sit on opposite sides of the spectrum, they are actually very connected.
Jocko Willink
I don’t know what sex appeal is. I don’t think you can have sex appeal knowingly. The people who seduce me personally are the people who seem not to know they’re seductive, and not to know they have sex appeal.
Omar Sharif
It is best for the wise man not to seem wise.

It is best for the wise man not to seem wise.
Aeschylus
If you will call your troubles experiences, and remember that every experience develops some latent force within you, you will grow vigorous and happy, however adverse your circumstances may seem to be.
John Heywood
Psychoanalysts seem to be long on information and short on application.
Gene Fowler
I will admit, like Socrates and Aristotle and Plato and some other philosophers, that there are instances where the death penalty would seem appropriate.
Jack Kevorkian
I love matching workout sets. There’s something about looking good and feeling good, as cheesy as that sounds, and it always makes my run seem a little better.
Andi Dorfman
I’m always trying to find ‘connections’ between things. That art is the juxtaposition of a lot of things that seem unrelated but add up to something recognizable.
Pat Metheny
Gold all is not that doth golden seem.
Edmund Spenser
In hindsight it may even seem inevitable that a socialist society will starve when it runs out of capitalists.
Larry Niven
My biggest flaw is probably my attention span or lack thereof. And while it might seem contradictory, my biggest strength is my work ethic.
Tom Holland
Many moments in religion seem attractive to me even though I can’t believe in any of it.
Alain de Botton
I know that campaigns can seem small, and even silly. Trivial things become big distractions. Serious issues become sound bites. And the truth gets buried under an avalanche of money and advertising. If you’re sick of hearing me approve this message, believe me – so am I.
Barack Obama
Middle English is an exciting field – almost uncharted, I begin to think, because as soon as one turns detailed personal attention on to any little corner of it, the received notions and ideas seem to crumple up and fall to pieces – as far as language goes, at any rate.
J. R. R. Tolkien
To be able to always have a super sense of who I was and my own real identity and be petty and seem informed and always thinking in thoughts would be great.
Jeff Goldblum
Hatred strikes me as one of the few signs of life remaining in the world. This is another thing about the world which is upsidedown: all the friendly and likable people seem dead to me; only the haters seem alive.
Walker Percy
Little things seem nothing, but they give peace, like those meadow flowers which individually seem odorless but all together perfume the air.
Georges Bernanos
I would be a liar, a hypocrite, or a fool – and I’m not any of those – to say that I don’t write for the reader. I do. But for the reader who hears, who really will work at it, going behind what I seem to say. So I write for myself and that reader who will pay the dues.
Maya Angelou
How do I let the director know how obsessed I am and willing to do anything for the movie? Like, I wanted to write this one director a letter, so I wrote him a handwritten note. But then I was like, ‘How many people are writing this guy handwritten letters? Is it going to seem cheesy? What do I do?’
Jennifer Lawrence
The enjoyment we get from something is powerfully influenced by what we think that thing really is. This is true for intellectual pleasures, such as the appreciation of paintings and stories, and it is true as well for pleasures that seem simpler and more animalistic, such as the satisfaction of hunger and lust.
Paul Bloom
Writers seem to me to be people who need to retire from social life and do a lot of thinking about what’s happened – almost to calm themselves.
Helen Garner
We seem to somewhat be behind an eight ball, and what I mean by that is we’re constantly waiting for a call from Neil as to whether he wants to do CSNY.
Graham Nash
The mere process of growing old together will make our slightest acquaintances seem like bosom friends.
Logan Pearsall Smith
The older I get, the greater power I seem to have to help the world; I am like a snowball – the further I am rolled the more I gain.
Susan B. Anthony
Biology sometimes reveals its fundamental principles through what may seem at first to be arcane and bizarre.
Elizabeth Blackburn
I would love to just continue playing characters that break the mold. I like making interesting decisions when playing characters, so, taking something that would seem one way and then playing it a different way.
Anthony Carrigan
Very few of us are what we seem.
Agatha Christie
Some people just don’t seem to understand the concept of fiction. It is fiction; it ain’t true, folks.
Laurell K. Hamilton
They are imported by companies, controlled as serfs, worked like slaves, and at last go back to China with all their earnings. They are in every place, they seem to have no sex. Boys work, girls work; it is all alike to them.
Denis Kearney
Doubts raced through my mind as I considered the feasibility of enforcing a law which the majority of honest citizens didn’t seem to want.
Eliot Ness
There is hardly any one so insignificant that he does not seem imposing to some one at some time.
Charles Horton Cooley
To eat the boiled head of a pig sliced like salami is very strange. It may seem cutting edge, but it’s actually a lot older than any of the other traditional salami.
Mario Batali
A surging, seething, murmuring crowd of beings that are human only in name, for to the eye and ear they seem naught but savage creatures, animated by vile passions and by the lust of vengeance and of hate.
Emma Orczy
If there is one lesson for U.S. foreign policy from the

If there is one lesson for U.S. foreign policy from the past 10 years, it is surely that military intervention can seem simple but is in fact a complex affair with the potential for unintended consequences.
Fareed Zakaria
People don’t ever seem to realize that doing what’s right is no guarantee against misfortune.
William McFee
We seem to have some quite good ‘FIFA 17’ players at Chelsea.
N’Golo Kante
As it is the characteristic of great wits to say much in few words, so small wits seem to have the gift of speaking much and saying nothing.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
At first, dreams seem impossible, then improbable, and eventually inevitable.
Christopher Reeve
People are always so surprised when they meet me. Firstly, that I’m ‘so tiny’, and secondly that I’m ‘so sweet’. They seem surprised that they’re not scared of me.
Pink
Nothing I do is ever void of melody. I know it might seem like I’m doing a lot of rapping, but I’m always utilizing tone and trying to find a key signature. So, I don’t look at myself as a rapper.
Anderson Paak
The challenge for a good musician is to bring out compositions that seem fresh to the listener, even if the listener has heard the song or the composition before.
Ilaiyaraaja
The interesting thing about fiction from a writer’s standpoint is that the characters come to life within you. And yet who are they and where are they? They seem to have as much or more vitality and complexity as the people around you.
Whitley Strieber
Packing your lunch for the work week can seem like an unattainable goal especially when work gets hectic and crazy.
Ayesha Curry
The truth, it is said, is rarely pure or simple, yet genetics can at times seem seductively transparent.
Iain McGilchrist
We just couldn’t seem to get the love from the Nashville awards shows… So Grammys really gave us validation, and so that’s why they’re such a big deal for us.
Zac Brown
The Americans may think they have ‘liberated’ Baghdad but the tens of thousands of thieves – they came in families and cruised the city in trucks and cars searching for booty – seem to have a different idea what liberation means.
Robert Fisk
A lot of American playwrights seem to have a career as a playwright. I don’t consider it a career at all.
Sam Shepard
Video games seem to be mostly a boy thing – viewed by young boys and created by big boys. I believe that if more videos games were created by women, the violence in these games – especially against women – would be rapidly toned down.
Madeleine M. Kunin
Most of the women I saw on TV didn’t seem like people I actually knew. They felt like ideas of what women are.
Shonda Rhimes
Indoor pools just don’t seem as inviting to me.
Summer Sanders
Sometimes, when life moves along, you’re presented with situations where you find it necessary to speak because so many people either seem to be afraid to or, more sinister, are unwilling to face things and let things go and worry about their own situations.
Gregg Popovich
I do find the sibling connection endlessly fascinating, as I do all family dynamics. I like how siblings seem to create their own parentless mini-civilization within a family, one that has its own laws, myths, language, humor, its own loyalties and treacheries.
Jandy Nelson
His resolve is not to seem the bravest, but to be.
Aeschylus
The usual key to getting films made seems to be a producer’s terrier-like determination not to let it go. Unfortunately, such producers often seem prone to sinking their claws into mediocre projects.
Whit Stillman
People today sometimes get uncomfortable with empirical claims that seem to clash with their political assumptions, often because they haven’t given much thought to the connections.
Steven Pinker
The Japanese seem to be a loyal audience.
Herb Alpert
In a sense it might even be said that our failure is to form habits: for, after all, habit is relative to a stereotyped world, and meantime it is only the roughness of the eye that makes two persons, things, situations, seem alike.
Walter Pater
What we’ve discovered is that Americans seem to love our saucy humor.
Benny Hill
I’m a big fan of dreams. Unfortunately, dreams are our first casualty in life – people seem to give them up, quicker than anything, for a ‘reality.’
Kevin Costner
It’s difficult when people seem to dislike you only because you’ve found success with something.
Scott Cawthon
Nature generally struggles against this treatment for a while, until her powers seem in a great measure exhausted, when she quietly yields to the power of the art.
Robert Fortune
We live in a stage of politics, where legislators seem to regard the passage of laws as much more important than the results of their enforcement.
William Howard Taft
American men, as a group, seem to be interested in only two things, money and breasts. It seems a very narrow outlook.
Hedy Lamarr
Things change and work changes. Right now I like the idea of enveloping a space and getting messages across that connect to the world in ways that seem familiar but are different.
Barbara Kruger
My hope is that we would begin to have a dialogue in th

My hope is that we would begin to have a dialogue in this country about the importance of civility. We can have strong differences, but it does seem to me that most of the country believes it’s gone to critical mass in what I would call the professional class across the political spectrum – left and right.
Tom Brokaw
It doesn’t seem that long ago to me that the word ‘irreverent’ seemed affixed to my name. ‘Irreverent newcomer.’ I went from irreverent to venerable in what seems to me like the blink of an eye.
Bob Costas
You don’t seem to realize that a poor person who is unhappy is in a better position than a rich person who is unhappy. Because the poor person has hope. He thinks money would help.
Jean Kerr
One emphasis of my research has been on the question of how people spend their time. Time is the ultimate finite resource, or course, so the question of how people spend it would seem to be important.
Daniel Kahneman
So many people seem to prefer my silver-screenings of movie stars to the rest of my work. It must be the subject matter that attracts them, because my death and violence paintings are just as good.
Andy Warhol
While researching my ancestry I have unearthed many skeletons. It would seem that I come from a long line of ne’er-do-wells, especially on my mother’s side.
Miriam Margolyes
People do not seem to realize that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I like to do special things for people. Any time someone has a birthday, I make them a really special cake that they all seem to love – it’s a Coca-Cola cake.
Kimberly Schlapman
Youth is the spirit of adventure and awakening. It is a time of physical emerging when the body attains the vigor and good health that may ignore the caution of temperance. Youth is a period of timelessness when the horizons of age seem too distant to be noticed.
Ezra Taft Benson
Britons seem to have given up on assimilating their Muslim population, with many British elites patting themselves on the back for their tolerance and multiculturalism.
Linda Chavez
My professional life has been a constant record of disillusion, and many things that seem wonderful to most men are the every-day commonplaces of my business.
Harry Houdini
You end up going to school plays quite a bit as a parent, there are a lot of kids who are doing the job as well as they can, but there’s always one or two who seem much more at home in the world of impersonation.
Tom Stoppard
If you change and adapt your persona, you are seen as inauthentic; if you stay the angry young man, you fade from attention or seem tiresome.
Robert Greene
When people say they prefer organic food, what they often seem to mean is they don’t want their food tainted with pesticides and their meat shot full of hormones or antibiotics. Many object to the way a few companies – Monsanto is the most famous of them – control so many of the seeds we grow.
Michael Specter
If you want to be fully convinced of the abominations of slavery, go on a southern plantation, and call yourself a negro trader. Then there will be no concealment; and you will see and hear things that will seem to you impossible among human beings with immortal souls.
Harriet Ann Jacobs
The one we keep pitching and there are no takers is The Fabulous Baker Boys Go To Hawaii. There don’t seem to be any takers on that one!
Beau Bridges
The world is governed more by appearance than realities so that it is fully as necessary to seem to know something as to know it.
Daniel Webster
On the other hand in London you can get an audience that desires dance to go as far as it can go: they’ve seen the bricks of ideas built over a period so therefore there is an acceptance of what otherwise might seem out on a limb.
Siobhan Davies
I want to be like the athletes who seem stuck in time. When you see them at 50, you say they probably can still run like a champ.
Tyra Banks
The idea of building a Near Eastern house in Honolulu must seem fantastic to many.
Doris Duke
Unfortunately, people not just in India but globally seem to be lacking empathy. Not just during the pandemic, but in other times too.
Abhinav Bindra
Elon Musk is an incredibly prolific entrepreneur, having come up with, or been at the founding team of Tesla, SpaceX, SolarCity, PayPal, all different industries that seem to have nothing to do with each other.
Steve Jurvetson
If you love someone who is ruining his or her life because of faulty thinking, and you don’t do anything about it because you are afraid of what others might think, it would seem that rather than being loving, you are in fact being heartless.
William Wilberforce
The art of losing isn’t hard to master; so many things seem filled with the intent to be lost that their loss is no disaster.
Elizabeth Bishop
In the James Cameron blockbuster ‘Avatar,’ 3-D cinematography is the real star. The bugs and crawling creatures seem to slither into the theater seats. The floating mountains of the planet Pandora hover gloriously overhead. And the Na’Vi, Pandora’s 10-foot-tall, blue-skinned natives, come convincingly to life.
Adam Cohen
As far as I’m concerned, if there is a supreme being then He chose organic evolution as a way of bringing into existence the natural world… which doesn’t seem to me to be necessarily blasphemous at all.
David Attenborough
All these other nations seem to appreciate what I’m doing and they want me to play the furthest out things.
Sun Ra
College can seem stressful, but you have just as much fun as you can. Those were good years. You didn’t have to worry about bills or your 401(k). Life was so simple.
Bruce Smith
There have been some brilliant and very successful standalone books that work in themselves and also seem to refresh a series. Anyone who writes a series lives in fear of it becoming stale, so you do whatever you can to keep it fresh – although it does feel a bit nerve-racking to write outside of your comfort zone.
Mark Billingham
The mere process of growing old together will make the slightest acquaintance seem a bosom friend.
Ed Koch
Many who seem to be struggling with adversity are happy; many, amid great affluence, are utterly miserable.
Tacitus
It does not seem to me that the steps which would be ne

It does not seem to me that the steps which would be needed to make Britain – and others – more comfortable in their relationship in the European Union are inherently so outlandish or unreasonable.
David Cameron
Both Othello and Iago seem a bit cracked. If you spend 15 years being responsible for death and destruction, that sense of suppressed horror is strong.
Rory Kinnear
We who officially value freedom of speech above life itself seem to have nothing to talk about but the weather.
Barbara Ehrenreich
What was incredible about the Maldives was that the entire island we were on consisted of sand. There didn’t seem to be any dirt. You could walk around for hours barefoot with your white trousers skimming the ground, and they’d still be pristine white.
KT Tunstall
During the year 1894, Pierre Curie wrote me letters that seem to me admirable in their form. No one of them was very long, for he had the habit of concise expression, but all were written in a spirit of sincerity and with an evident anxiety to make the one he desired as a companion know him as he was.
Marie Curie
Some of my colleagues seem more interested in using every procedural method possible to keep the Senate from doing anything than they are in creating jobs or helping Americans struggling in a difficult economy.
Al Franken
People ask me, ‘Did you always want to be on SNL?’ No, actually, it never crossed my mind. It didn’t even seem possible. It would’ve been like saying, ‘Hey, do you wanna go to the moon?’
Bill Hader
People seem to get weirdly obsessed with my mouth.
Gina Gershon
The studios don’t seem to foster good writing. They’re not so interested in that, but they’re more interested in what worked most recently. They’re definitely very serious about making money, and that’s not a wrong thing, but you don’t have to make money the same way all the time.
Bill Murray
My own feeling is that one should refuse to participate in any activity that implements American aggression – thus tax refusal, draft refusal, avoidance of work that can be used by the agencies of militarism and repression, all seem to me essential.
Noam Chomsky
There doesn’t seem to be any other way of creating the next green revolution without GMOs.
E. O. Wilson
At HBO, they seem to be well-informed. They make what I think are really quite mature films.
Bruce Beresford
Perhaps one day the world will end, giving the last group to predict it the satisfaction of being right – but as many have been wrong so far, it does not seem wise to make public policy on the back of these fears.
Jacob Rees-Mogg
There’s stigmas attached to anything that makes you, in the public’s eye, seem weak. So of course, you know, you’re in a business where your image, and the way people perceive you, you are taught, is important.
Beth Hart
A nice blend of prediction and surprise seem to be at the heart of the best art.
Wendy Carlos
I feel like, sometimes, people, because of the amount of media, because of the amount of attention, people seem to think I have to do things. Like, I have to win right now! But I don’t feel like that.
Danica Patrick
When you are younger and more radical, the police seem like the enemy.
Adrian Dunbar
Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker. Expose your ideas to the dangers of controversy. Speak your mind and fear less the label of ‘crackpot’ than the stigma of conformity. And on issues that seem important to you, stand up and be counted at any cost.
Chauncey Depew
I have been up to see the Congress and they do not seem to be able to do anything except to eat peanuts and chew tobacco, while my army is starving.
Robert E. Lee
We seem, as it were, to have conquered and peopled half the world in a fit of absence of mind.
John Robert Seeley
Faith embraces many truths which seem to contradict each other.
Blaise Pascal
Racists seem obsessed by the idea that illegal workers – the hardest-working, poorest people in America – are somehow getting away with something, sneaking goodies that should be for Americans. You can always avoid this problem by having no social services. This is the refreshing Texas model, and it works a treat.
Molly Ivins
What most people don’t seem to realize is that there is just as much money to be made out of the wreckage of a civilization as from the upbuilding of one.
Margaret Mitchell
So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.
Christopher Reeve
I may seem a tough guy, but I’m also very sentimental.
Alvin Leung
There are quite a few honest songwriters out there writing about relationships and their own personality traits. But for some reason, once they step out of the bedroom, their honesty doesn’t seem to come with them.
Billy Bragg
I’m not up on today’s television for children, because it’s mostly cartoons that don’t seem to interest me.
William Jackson
For a brief moment, Ian Fleming made being an Englishman seem sexy, even to the French. He should have been awarded a knighthood, even possibly the Garter.
Michael Korda
We know about the socially complex lives of elephants: how they communicate, how they bond, how they even seem to grieve. We have ethologists in the field and activists on the ground to thank for that knowledge.
K. A. Applegate
I have vertigo. Vertigo makes it feel like the floor is pitching up and down. Things seem to be spinning. It’s like standing on the deck of a ship in really high seas.
Laura Hillenbrand
Modern candidates seem to have to live with political matters all the time. In my father’s time, a politician’s home was still his castle.
Rose Kennedy
Loud peace propaganda makes war seem imminent.

Loud peace propaganda makes war seem imminent.
D. H. Lawrence
Steroids can seem necessary to compete at the highest levels, and the quick rewards can outweigh the long term consequences to the user’s health.
Howard Berman
We have the power to do any damn fool thing we want to do, and we seem to do it about every 10 minutes.
J. William Fulbright
I just play to good people; they seem to like what I do, and the more they like it, the more I play.
John Hunter
I always seem to get inspiration and renewed vitality by contact with this great novel land of yours which sticks up out of the Atlantic.
Winston Churchill
There is no such thing as chance; and what seem to us merest accident springs from the deepest source of destiny.
Friedrich Schiller
I think just because life is hard, it does seem fun to have a break and laugh about things, so I think in the end, my instincts go there.
Joan Cusack
We seem wired to grieve with greenery. Allowing the dead to dissolve into the earth, to become part of the cycle of the seasons, has, for millennia, held the promise of cheating mortality.
Simon Schama
The creative people I admire seem to share many characteristics: A fierce restlessness. Healthy cynicism. A real world perspective. An ability to simplify. Restraint. Patience. A genuine balance of confidence and insecurity. And most importantly, humanity.
David Droga
I had a bike accident a few years ago, and I went to the emergency room, and I had to have a gash sewn up. And I am the kind of person that I was sitting up fascinated, watching, to the extent that the doctor said, ‘Do you want to do a couple of stitches? You seem to be very interested.’
Mary Roach
Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
Unknown
American officials have bent over backwards to show how sensitive they are to Muslim culture. It didn’t seem very effective. They seem to be worried about winning the respect of other people.
Tucker Carlson
You have to treat people gently because we’re all in a process. What might seem like a good idea to somebody at 21 is probably not going to seem like a good idea at 50, but you don’t know that until you get there.
Amy Grant
It seems people are more willing to let other people control their minds now and recreational drug use doesn’t seem to have that same renegade sense of adventure that it once did.
Marc Maron
A man of the world must seem to be what he wishes to be thought.
Jean de la Bruyere
It feels like we have two threads running through our lives: one pulling us into the world to achieve, the other pulling us back to replenish us. These threads can seem at odds, but really, they enforce each other. It’s not a trade-off between success and sleep.
Arianna Huffington
Autumn in New York, why does it seem so inviting?
Vernon Duke
The profession of book writing makes horse racing seem like a solid, stable business.
John Steinbeck
As a director/writer/producer, all you ever want is to work with actors who make you look better, who make the work you do seem as good as it can be and even better than it is.
J. J. Abrams
Science fiction readers probably have the gene for novelty, and seem to enjoy a cascade of invention as much as a writer enjoys providing one.
Walter Jon Williams