Top 680 Actual Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Actual Quotes from famous people such as Gore Vidal, Mary Stuart Masterson, Kevin Durand, Franz Boas, Tim Ferriss, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

In actual fact, I have always been a conservative cross

In actual fact, I have always been a conservative cross, borne sadly by liberal friends.
Gore Vidal
I guess you should approach the roles differently when they’re actual people who have been, this is the difference. Getting the accent exact, or the hair exact is less important in a situation like this.
Mary Stuart Masterson
A lot of my friends growing up were hunters, but I spent all my time on the ice hurting actual humans playing hockey. I never had the chance to run through the woods and shoot at a moose or deer. I was shooting pucks at goaltender’s heads.
Kevin Durand
This idea was also brought out very clearly by Wallace, who emphasized that apparently reasonable activities of man might very well have developed without an actual application of reasoning.
Franz Boas
I’ve found cinnamon to be very effective for lowering the glycemic response to meals. People have heard that before, but I didn’t realize how profound it could be until I did the actual testing with continuous glucose monitors. And I tested all different varieties and species of cinnamon from Ceylon to Saigon.
Tim Ferriss
You do not get gold stars for cleaning your toilet. In actual life, there is a depressing lack of stickers.
Alexandra Petri
Book tours are super hard for me as a raging introvert. I love humanity, but actual humans are hard for me. So something like a book tour – where I’m constantly on the road – scares the hell out of me.
Glennon Doyle Melton
Campaign widowhood totally suited me, and I soon began to suspect that our setup beat the bill-paying and bickering of an actual marriage.
Laura Moser
Being shocking and cruel is a commerce. It’s an actual valued skill now. The thing that really annoys me, the perception of it is that it takes intelligence, and it doesn’t.
Bobcat Goldthwait
I love plays. Even bad ones. I like the fact that actual live, breathing people are standing before you in tense situations that you are not personally responsible for.
Lorrie Moore
I have proved by actual trial that a letter, that takes an hour to write, takes only about 3 minutes to read!
Lewis Carroll
I think some of the best music throughout the actual history of music itself came from cultures where they’re not really looking for outside themes. It’s developed from their hometowns – it’s what they love and what they love to do.
Jon Bellion
We are from a swipe-right generation, and that just comes to, ‘Oh you’re cute, let’s hook up,’ and that’s that. Where is actual, genuine connection that comes from spending quality time with someone?
Noah Centineo
The importance to the writer of first writing must be out of all proportion of the actual value of what is written.
Elizabeth Bowen
Portraying Mozart is a scary task. Whenever I’m asked to portray actual historic figures, it comes with extra accountability. Not just to your director and playwright, but to the man himself and the beloved persona that the public forms.
Rob McClure
I don’t think I’m capable of giving a character every possible victory, no matter how much I love them, without feeling as if their ending isn’t genuine to their actual trials.
Adam Silvera
The reality, for me at least, is that the finest recreation of a paper game, played on computer, pales in comparison with the actual, face-to-face experience.
Warren Spector
A great drum record has to sound good; in fact, it should sound special. It should capture the richness and the actual tones of the drums themselves, regardless of who is playing.
Joey Jordison
It is a queer thing, but imaginary troubles are harder to bear than actual ones.
Dorothy Dix
I always believe that if you feel good and look happy, you’re always going to be beautiful. My one actual beauty trick is pretty cliche: Never, ever go to bed with your makeup on.
Joyce Giraud
I remember my first actual intense breakout was when I was 13, and I no clue what to do because I hadn’t dealt with anything in that large of a scale ever before.
Yara Shahidi
Bieber has taste and pull, which is as important to making quality pop as actual talent.
Mary H.K. Choi
It’s hard to say if actual places really affect the way you write.
Sufjan Stevens
I am someone who values truth – actual truth as opposed to ‘truthiness.’
John Hodgman
I feel myself part of something. Not only being part of a community but part of an actual moment and a movement of Irish writing and art. That sense of being part of the whole thing is the deepest joy.
Seamus Heaney
I told myself that I would not come back to women’s fashion until I felt I had something new to say. I feel that fashion has become too serious and that the actual customer’s needs have not really been addressed. Fashion needs to make one happy. It is a luxury and should enhance one’s quality of life.
Tom Ford
The most likely victim of actual religious discrimination in British society is a Muslim, but the person who is most likely to feel slighted because of their religion is an evangelical Christian.
Trevor Phillips
Illinois surpasses every other spot of equal extent upon the face of the globe in fertility of soil and in the proportionable amount of the same which is sufficiently level for actual cultivation.
Abraham Lincoln
Pantera revolutionized the sound and the approach to heavy metal. It’s been regurgitated. Once you up the production on a product and not just the playing but the actual production, then it’s going to up the ante.
Phil Anselmo
Even with the ‘Top Boy’ series with Ashley Walters… I’ve been talking like on the creative direction wave with Drake about the series. Making greatness with it. The whole style of what’s going on in London, the sound, is real. It’s an actual thing that actually happened. So it deserves to be on the telly.
Skepta
I don’t think I met an actual Mormon until college, and by that time, I was wary of them. I knew about the church through school and, secondhand, through non-Mormon friends.
Robert Lopez
I don't think paper will go away. I do believe that the

I don’t think paper will go away. I do believe that the value of paper will change, and Xerox is working on changing that value. Consider a color page. Actual life is in color, but you keep reproducing it in black and white. You remove value. It’s a bad thing to do.
Ursula Burns
‘Harry Potter’ achieved a very special act of actual magic: it made it completely acceptable for an adult to carry around, read and enjoy a children’s book.
Maureen Johnson
I’ve always said the thing about MMA that a lot of fighters don’t understand is people care more about the story, about why a fight’s happening, than the actual fight.
Shayna Baszler
When you’re entertaining, and I still haven’t accomplished this because I’m always stuck in the kitchen, but spend enough time actually with your guests. It allows you to chill with your friends and be an actual, normal human as opposed to being in the kitchen cooking all the time.
Antoni Porowski
I was in theater when I was in elementary, middle school and high school. I didn’t know it would be an actual profession for me. I didn’t think of it as a reality.
Katie Cassidy
We are opposed to the line of compromise with imperialism. At the same time, we cannot tolerate the practice of only shouting against imperialism, but, in actual fact, being afraid to fight it.
Kim Il-sung
The perpetrators of the actual bad stuff that does real and lasting harm to people, like leakage of industrial chemicals into water systems, seem to get not so much as a second glance; the bloviation from media pundits and think tanks creates false problems that waste time and energy debunking.
Henry Rollins
Obviously, the difference between a game and actual training is you’re using your whole body, so in that sense, maybe not, although maybe something to do with reaction, the speed of reaction, maybe that was of use during the training.
Chiaki Kuriyama
I always write after I think for quite a long time, so the actual writing time is rather short. I think a lot of the work gets done when you have something on your mind while you’re doing many other things.
Helen Vendler
The great irony of management is that the higher up you go, the less actual control you have. When you are but a humble coder, you make the computer do exactly what you want; when you’re a manager, you only hope that people understand what you want, and then trust/pray that they do it both correctly and in a timely manner.
Jon Evans
If actual victims of discrimination had to wait on the NAACP to see them to justice, they would never get help.
Dana Loesch
When AI approximates Machine Intelligence, then many online and computer-run RPGs will move towards actual RPG activity. Nonetheless, that will not replace the experience of ‘being there,’ any more than seeing a theatrical motion picture can replace the stage play.
Gary Gygax
It’s who you get to share life with, not the actual experiences, that makes living so worthwhile.
Troy Aikman
I get advice from all the producers who have come out of Memphis. They just give me advice on the business side, because that’s most important besides the actual music. Just staying at a point I know I can’t mess myself up. I just got to be put up on game about it. Drumma Boy and Memphis Track Boy taught me a lot.
Tay Keith
Hopepunk is a spirit or a mood. It isn’t an actual thing. It is a feeling. It is the Scandinavian concept of ‘hygge’ or ‘coziness’ of the mind. It is a warm, happy, charming, uplifting concept that leaves you with a fuzzy feeling in your tummy.
Ben Fogle
I went to the actual SVU precinct… and got a really good sense of what it was like.
Danny Pino
When I travel, I draw and paint sketches which is great fun. And as long as you are fully aware that it has nothing to do with actual art, I think that’s all right.
Arne Jacobsen
I’ve learned that borders are where the actual ends, but also where the imagination and the story begins.
Amy Purdy
I grew up playing cowboy, and I still have all my Johnny West toys from when I was a kid. I have my actual toys from when I was five.
W. Earl Brown
Our hubris needs to be downsized, thinking that profiteering on Earth, on whatever level – environmentally, economically, culturally – is unlimited and everybody should get as much as he wants or she wants. Humans need to be shrunk again to their actual size.
Christoph Waltz
We do not believe that the Marxist program, which embodies the continuity of the experience of the actual class struggle and real revolutions of the last one hundred and fifty years, is a definitely closed book.
Ernest Mandel
Women want to drive and they are taking actual steps towards that.
Manal al-Sharif
Sometimes the expectation of being inspired in one specific way may close you off to the actual inspiration.
Sophia Amoruso
On the actual competition days, you get about three or four hours of physical exertion – between an hour-long warm-up, recovery in-between runs, the training runs, and then the runs themselves.
Hannah Kearney
I do some kind of work, whether writing or painting or recording, on a daily basis. And it’s so essential that when I’m involved in the actual process, my so-called ‘real life’ becomes almost incidental, which becomes worrying.
David Bowie
I respect the game that goes on of putting this against that, but I don’t respect, nor do I enjoy, an awful lot of the actual programs that go on the air.
Roone Arledge
The real preparation for races is done in the off-season. I put in the hard work during the summer and fall, and I’m always working on technique so that when the actual races come around I’m ready to go.
Shani Davis
The materials of the novelist must be real; they must be gathered from the field of humanity by his actual observation.
Goldwin Smith
I do love to eavesdrop. It’s inspirational, not only for subject matter but for actual dialogue, the way people talk.
Lynda Barry
I think the kind of unexpected I really love is when you open books and the actual way of writing is different and interesting. Like reading Virginia Woolf for the first time or Lawrence Durrell for the first time.
Lalla Ward
It was really fun to start writing movies because you could actually take characters whose voice you enjoy writing in and have actual things happen to them for more than five minutes. It was really fun to thread it together.
Paula Pell
Sometimes it can be difficult when you're talking to a

Sometimes it can be difficult when you’re talking to a journo after the game, saying, ‘Yeah mate, I was on the burst.’ And then the translator is trying to translate that into Japanese, and apparently there is no actual translation.
Nick Cummins
Actual gay people can make many others feel uncomfortable and paranoid because they don’t know and can’t articulate what makes a person gay, and they worry that maybe they themselves are gay.
Dan Savage
There is no question that liberals do an impressive job of expressing concern for blacks. But do the intentions expressed in their words match the actual consequences of their deeds?
Thomas Sowell
My sister is a big part of my actual style. Our style is not similar whatsoever, but she helped me find myself and find what I really liked.
Sofia Richie
We shifted our philosophy from being a computer mapping group that would support planners to the idea of building actual software that would be well engineered. Because at that time, our software was not well-engineered at all; it was basically built with project funding and for project work, largely by ourselves.
Jack Dangermond
I’d like to do a record that doesn’t even reference actual places. Because I think it’s kind of an open-ended concept. It doesn’t have to be taken so literally.
Sufjan Stevens
Actual happiness is sometimes confused with the pursuit of it; and the most mindless and crass how-tos can get jumbled in with the modestly useful, the appealingly personal, and the genuinely interesting.
Amy Bloom
Most of my stuff hasn’t gone viral. I have been successful on YouTube and I’m very proud of the stuff that I’ve done, but compared to the people who are actual internet stars and making a living off of it, my views are nothing.
Rachel Bloom
When I’ve known something is right, the actual doing of it is not scary. It’s like being onstage or performing. After it and before it, there might be a lot of fear, but the act of it is never scary for me.
Gayle Rankin
Further, a document names and identifies the actual Red Light Bandits (plural), because in fact there are two.
Caryl Chessman
The object of the law of value is to elucidate the actual exchange relations of commodities.
Rudolf Hilferding
If a man has been his mother’s undisputed darling he retains throughout life the triumphant feeling, the confidence in success, which not seldom brings actual success along with it.
Sigmund Freud
Forces that you might think are utterly unrelated to creativity can have a big impact. Technology, obviously, but environment, too. Even financial structures can affect the actual content of a song. The making of music is profoundly affected by the market.
David Byrne
I did work more realistically: I used real anatomy, faces with expressions – not Dick Tracy with his one slip of the mouth and that’s it, but actual expressions on the faces that made the characters look like they were saying what was in the balloons.
Neal Adams
I think by eighth grade I knew I wanted to be an actor. I’d done church plays and stuff, but my first actual acting class was in eighth grade. I was obsessed with it.
Aaron Paul
Above all, we shall wage no more unilateral, ill-planned, ill-considered, and ill-prepared invasions of foreign countries that pose no actual threat to our security.
Theodore C. Sorensen
I had gone from writing alone, not talking to anyone, to suddenly being in a room filled with not only people but actual celebrities.
Anna Todd
Now whatever the origin of this apparently meaningless jumble of ideas may have been, it is really a perfect and very slightly allegorical expression of the actual present views we hold today.
Frederick Soddy
In terms of the actual curriculum for management education, my own view is very simple-minded: The world is incredibly complex, it changes all the time, and we should not even hope that we could create a general model that accurately describes the world in all its possible states.
Dan Ariely
While farmers’ markets are booming in cities, actual rural market towns are in decline.
Jasmine Guinness
I’m very much more interested in the created family than I am in actual families.
Joss Whedon
All the uncontrollable and unpredictable parts of my life – from the actual creation to my emotional responses to the finished book – I’ve succeeded in banishing to the office. And I think I’m happier for it.
Jim Crace
Work is work; wherever I’m working, I do the best I can. If the actual dollars come from investors as opposed to taxpayers and patrons, what’s the difference?
Twyla Tharp
Imagination is a pretty powerful thing, and when you’re in the moment and you’re riding a train and you’re asked to look scared, I don’t know, it just kind of works out. And in those moments where you’re actually doing some of the stunts, then it’s not so hard at all, because there’s an actual fear there.
Chris Pine
Even people who aren’t engaged on the actual battlefield – the effects of war reach out like tentacles into families, into economies, into the changing geography, into politics. It shakes up everything.
Gary Cole
My actual taste in music is pretty bad, I think.
Keiko Agena
I liked the idea of having actual magic performed as stage magic, so you could assume that it was just a trick, that something is all smoke and mirrors, but there’s that, like, feeling at the back of your mind: What if it’s not?
Erin Morgenstern
I never think about the actual process of writing. I suppose I have a superstition about examining it too closely.
Anne Tyler
I have actual acting scars.
Benedict Cumberbatch
I used to stay up all night playing ‘Resident Evil 2,’ and it wouldn’t stop until the sun came up. Then I’d walk outside at dawn’s first light, looking at the empty streets of London, and it was like life imitating art. It felt like I’d stepped into an actual zombie apocalypse.
Edgar Wright
We simply can’t keep providing money from the federal government in the form of subsidized or actual loans and Pell Grants when we don’t have the money.
John Kline
Percentage margins don't matter. What matters always is

Percentage margins don’t matter. What matters always is dollar margins: the actual dollar amount. Companies are valued not on their percentage margins, but on how many dollars they actually make, and a multiple of that.
Jeff Bezos
Maybe… there is a perfectly reasonable explanation for unlawfully detaining 120 people. Maybe they just got carried away with last year’s idea of pre-emptive strikes and thought, ‘Let’s not wait for an actual crime to occur. Let’s get the innocent.
Mark Thomas
It’s so surreal for us to be playing at Tynemouth Castle. It couldn’t be much closer to home. I’ve got so many mad stories of us all running around here as kids, and it’s mental that we’re going to be playing at an actual castle!
Sam Fender
I feel like I have at least begun to make a contribution, but my most significant concern has to do with whether my actual art will be preserved for future generations or be erased.
Judy Chicago
Chris Lighty was a huge portion of my actual career. It’s difficult to adjust to not have someone around that’s in your life, in your life.
Curtis Jackson
Amazon drove Borders out of business, and the vast majority of Borders employees are not qualified to work at Amazon. That’s an actual, full-on problem. But should Amazon have been prevented from doing that? In my view, no.
Marc Andreessen
I’m a firm believer in reading actual books.
Madelaine Petsch
When I was around 12 or so, I saw ‘The Shining.’ I just remember that being a turning point for me, where I started to think about the fact that there was a hand behind the film. That it wasn’t just this magical story being told – there were actual people crafting these films, and they were works of art.
Lee Unkrich
You need to focus on creating the actual value of the company, not just the theoretical value. The actual value comes from a great product that sells well and is ultimately profitable.
Henrik Fisker
Mostly, research is much more fun than the actual writing.
Michelle Paver
Normally, when politicians talk about ‘cutting the budget,’ they really mean reducing the amount of increase. Actual spending goes up while the politicians claim to have ‘cut the budget.’
Mark McKinnon
Everyone, it’s okay to say the word ‘bitcoin’ and acknowledge that it is the actual platform that is driving this innovation that we’re all building on. It’s also okay to say ‘the bitcoin blockchain,’ or ‘the blockchain,’ if you’re afraid that people will think you’re weird.
Jeremy Allaire
Like so many new moms, I felt anxiety over the impending birth of my daughter. However, most of the anxiety I felt was around the idea of raising a child. I wasn’t focused on potential risks to my health or hers that could occur during the actual birth.
Christy Turlington
It wasn’t until I went to my first comic convention while I was in high school that I got to see actual comic book artists and original artwork in real life, up close. That was when I first realized that this is what I wanted to do for a living.
George Perez
If a student has access to a great school, Khan Academy can supercharge it. It should help a well-resourced school, and if you don’t have that, then Khan Academy can have even a bigger impact. But I don’t see it as replacing the actual schools… we want to empower teachers and fill in the gaps.
Sal Khan
My sister, when we were in Elementary school, had one particular lime green fuzzy troll doll sweater with a gem sticking out of the belly and actual hair that stuck to it, and I just remember, even though I was very young, being like ‘This is unusual. It is weird that she is wearing this in public.’
Alex Hirsch
Where do we say that a cell became a blade of grass, which became a starfish, which became a cat, which became a donkey, which became a human being? There’s a real lack of evidence from change from actual species to a different type of species.
Michele Bachmann
Hip-hop was the music that actually got me excited about it and the actual prospect of performing. I think I loved music from an early age because my parents wanted me to love it as much as they did. It was constantly there.
Rag’n’Bone Man
I felt that it was cool to even get to the point where I was able to audition on the actual ‘SNL’ stage. Looking back on it, I can’t believe that I wasn’t more nervous.
Vanessa Bayer
The creators of Wonder Woman had no interest in proving an actual link to the past. In some parts of the academic world, however, the historical existence of the Amazons, or any matriarchal society, has long been a raging issue.
Amanda Foreman
I have never understood the clamour for waif-like women whose flesh acts merely as a thin veil for their bones – much as I would love to be thinner, I would hate to take it so far that I had no actual shape at all.
Clare Balding
Obviously, this whole ‘no child left behind’ idea is more rhetoric than actual practice.
Hill Harper
The Occupy movement needs an organizing principle, and – just as the Tea Party did – it needs some actual measures of success. Choose one candidate whose agenda is squarely within that of the movement and make his or her electoral success a focal point.
Eliot Spitzer
The writer has two kinds of faith: actual writing and sitting openly. Have faith in your personal effort or sweat. And faith in God, or whatever you want to call it. Then the voices will come. Faith is the big deal.
Suzan-Lori Parks
Cancer doesn’t just happen to me; it happens to my best friend; it happens to everyone who means something in my life… The truth is, it does take a village to take care of somebody who’s sick, and so we just, at all times, tried to be authentic to the actual experience we had.
Jessica St. Clair
I will say, there’s not an episode in existence where whatever didn’t come out the way I wanted it to or is an actual mistake that won’t nag at me until the end of the time.
Christopher McCulloch
I’m struck these days by how often people come up to me and ask to take a photograph instead of shaking hands, meeting one’s eyes, and having an actual conversation.
Anna Wintour
Sure, I suffered a lot. But it’s not like the end of the world and it’s not who I am. I lead quite a pleasant life and I’m able to divorce a perceived reality from my actual experience of life.
Ben Affleck
Whatever brief delights it provides, mere strangeness in poetry and prose eventually leaves us cold, especially when we suspect the writer is stretching for effect to avoid the actual life before his eyes.
Roger Rosenblatt
The Google Voice service is a lifesaver for me. My actual phone number changes a lot, so having a canonical Google Voice number that doesn’t change – it’s actually my same number from high school – is indispensable.
Matt Mullenweg
I get mad if I’m not presented as an actual artist on tour. I don’t want to be seen as just some DJ that plays between sets. I have a bigger brand than that.
Statik Selektah
I can analyze how I do things, but the actual doing it

I can analyze how I do things, but the actual doing it – when the synapses just start firing – I can’t explain.
Apollo Robbins
There’s parts of touring I like. I like the actual performance part, but the bit when you’re in the airport waiting at the carousel for your bags to come around, I don’t like that a bit.
Bernard Sumner
I have a big family and had to move them all from the coast of Oregon to New York three times for the workshops and for the actual production itself, which had about a four month development rehearsal schedule.
Gregory Harrison
Actual human discourse happens within a number of contexts, not in some sort of unified public forum.
Rowan Williams
I was not prepared for the actual process itself; having to go to the shop and having some molds done.
David Naughton
Not even the creators of ‘Rock Band’ could possibly believe that playing the game is tantamount to making your own music. There is, however, a sad similarity between ‘Rock Band’ and some actual bands, and that is the attempt at realness.
Carrie Brownstein
The actual Blue Rose murders, which lie at the core of the three novels, yield various incorrect solutions which assume the status of truth.
Peter Straub
I’ve thought for the last decade or so, the only actual place raw truth was seeping through in newspapers was on the Comics Pages. They were able to pull off intelligent social comment, pure truths not found elsewhere in the news pages, and had the ability to make it all funny, entertaining, and pertinent.
Elayne Boosler
The press is always more comfortable with factual determinations than moral ones, although in day-to-day life, a lot of people care a heck of a lot more about morality than every precise actual fact.
Ari Melber
There isn’t any great mystery about me. What I do is glamorous and has an awful lot of white-hot attention placed on it. But the actual work requires the same discipline and passion as any job you love doing, be it as a very good pipe fitter or a highly creative artist.
Tom Hanks
If it’s a role like this one, an actual live person, a legend, there’s lots of material laid out.
David Strathairn
I loved to read when I was a kid, and as soon as I realized that an actual person got to make up the books I loved so much, I decided that that was the job for me.
Margaret Haddix
I guess you’d call me an independent, since I’ve never identified myself with one party or another in politics. I always decide my vote by taking as careful a look as I can at the actual candidates and issues themselves, no matter what the party label.
Jackie Robinson
Hostel’ is a hard-hitting reality film depicting actual hostel life and I hope to break from my chocolate boy image.
Vatsal Sheth
I’ve stayed away from the actual L.A. scene for most of my life.
Christen Press
What I realized is that it doesn’t matter how big or small your film is. The actual filmmaking process, the actual storytelling, it’s still the same thing. It’s still all about creating characters that you like and creating moments that get you excited or get you tense.
James Wan
Because I’ve lived in one room my entire life, working at the same table that you use to pay bills at and eat at. It’s going to be nice to have actual space.
Augusten Burroughs
I started looking into horse history books and came across the actual story of this half-breed endurance horseman and his painted mustang Hidalgo. I wasn’t really sure if I was going to do the movie at that point.
John Fusco
The thing is, we’ve changed our style but we’ve never changed the actual roots of what we’ve done.
John Oates
Shows are my saving grace. In between actual jobs, the only thing that keeps me sane is the knowledge that I can go up on stages.
Chris Gethard
I’ve learned that the more I streamline what my actual tasks are and where I’d like to direct my energy, as opposed to where I let my energy go in an unaware state of mind, the more energy I have to place where my intentions are. Boundaries are good! Use them and know where they are.
Tara Stiles
There’s nothing like taking two flights when you have a horrible hangover. It’s bad when people can see actual alcohol seeping out of your disgusting pores.
Ike Barinholtz
There’s something special about writing by hand, writing with a fountain pen, and there’s something special about writing into a book, to take a blank book and turn it into an actual book.
Joe Haldeman
The principles behind explaining and educating the product or the elected official is similar, even though the actual execution of it is very, very different.
Frank Luntz
I think pulling off, pulling off a kind of fake documentary of me being a, you know, actual dictator would have been extremely difficult, if not impossible.
Sacha Baron Cohen
To work on the actual location I think is great. This thing of going to Canada and pretending you’re in New York, it’s terrible.
Jessica Lange
Our craft is all we have. So, we should keep it challenging and exciting. Else, there’s no actual growth.
Jacqueline Fernandez
In actual fact, I’ve never been one, even from childhood, to kind of analyze myself very much.
Lauren Bacall
Like many writers, I’m usually more interested in reading about authors than their actual works. We’re more curious to know how they were written than what they are like to read.
Hallgrimur Helgason
Persons whose wagers depend upon how particular selected athletes perform in actual sporting events stand in no different stead than persons who wager on the outcome of any sporting event in which they are not participants.
Lisa Madigan
If establishment journalists were to replicate actual stenography, it would be an improvement on most of the work they produce.
Glenn Greenwald
When I was young, summers stretched so long, as if they

When I was young, summers stretched so long, as if they’d never end. Days were like marathons of time, riding bikes until my blisters had blisters, endless energy, and not an actual care in the world aside from when ‘Paul’ could come out and play. Days now feel more like minutes, almost game show like.
Mark Brand
In actual fact, I doubled ‘Twelfth Night’ and ‘The Avengers’. I was going backwards and forwards to Stratford. I played matinees Wednesday, matinee and evenings Saturdays, and the other days of the week, I was filming in Elstree.
Diana Rigg
The idea of a stag hunt evokes chivalry – knights in jerkins and hose, ladies on sidesaddles with wimples and billowing dresses, a white stag symbolizing something-or-other, and Robin Hood getting in the way. An actual stag hunt is more like a horseback meeting of a county planning commission.
P. J. O’Rourke
I never really created a difference between Shaffer Smith, my actual name, and Ne-Yo. They are kind of one in the same. It’s been a bit of a gift and a curse. As far as Shaffer Smith is concerned, I’ve never viewed myself as a celebrity.
Ne-Yo
I don’t know if a lot of players can actually say they played in the All-Star Game in their actual city, their team’s city.
Kemba Walker
It seems to be the modern Canadian approach to Indigenous people: rather than deny their problems or accuse them of creating them through their own laziness, which was how my parents’ generation dealt with the question, we now smother them with humid apologies and abnegation, but not actual compensation.
Neil Macdonald
It is a great matter to be in authority over others; for authority, if it be rightly used, will make you feared beyond your actual resources.
Francesco Guicciardini
In my actual life, a food adventure is my favorite thing to do.
Haylie Duff
I’ve had years of psychiatry, and I ask about every six months – it’s sort of like getting your oil checked – I ask, ‘I’m not an actual narcissist, am I?’ The learned men of psychiatry assure me that I meet none of the medical criteria.
Rob Lowe
The difference between art about death and actual death is that one’s a celebration and the other’s a dull fact.
Damien Hirst
So, we, as human beings, live in a very imprecise world. A world where our perceptions of reality are far more important than actual reality.
Daniel Keys Moran
Just the actual physics of putting it all together, you know, the latter period is actually quite fragmented in terms of the licenses and all those things so it makes a compilation of the full twenty years really a technical minefield.
Geoff Downes
You can magically alter your life if you believe hard enough and then take actual physical action in the world outside your brain to make it happen.
Andrew W.K.
Cheating is very rarely about the actual act of being with another person.
Emily V. Gordon
Anyone who sincerely wanted to use policy to reduce illegal immigration should start by crafting legislation based on changing actual behavior.
Jose Ferreira
In Connecticut, my understanding, although I haven’t seen the actual litigation, is that they want to measure every other year and not provide annual assessment as is required in the statute.
Margaret Spellings
My actual first summer internship was in the design department of Clinique.
Aerin Lauder
A lot of the world turns into checklists for me when I’m on the road. Like, OK, this person’s alive, this person’s fed, this person’s good. Soundcheck is done. Everything becomes a checklist except for the actual show.
Jason Isbell
The actual writing time is a lot shorter than the thinking time. I don’t do too many notes. I keep it mostly in my head. I usually start writing a new book around January, and it’s due October 1.
Harlan Coben
In the drag community it’s mostly women in the audience, even for burlesque. I think people look at strippping as a male gaze thing and I think the actual neo-classical burlesque community is more about women supporting women and their creativity, along with freedom of expression.
Violet Chachki
I had been writing songs for awhile – since I was 14 – and playing guitar, but I never really knew how to go about making an actual career.
Melanie Martinez
Global warming has become a new religion. We frequently hear about the number of scientists who support it. But the number is not important: only whether they are correct is important. We don’t really know what the actual effect on the global temperature is. There are better ways to spend the money.
Ivar Giaever
I’m very much interested in doing actual theater.
Richard LaGravenese
During ‘Torches,’ I was more concerned with communicating the spirit of the song than the actual lyrics.
Mark Foster
There’s a logic today that places a greater value on celebrity the less it is accompanied by actual achievement. I don’t think it’s possible to touch people’s imagination today by aesthetic means.
J. G. Ballard
I’ve never owned an actual trail-running shoe myself, but maybe I should. My favorite paths are fraught with peril, much of it skulking at shoelace level. A rock, a root, an errant pine cone. Wham, and you’re down, choking in dust and picking pebbles from wounds in your forearms and knees.
Don Kardong
The equality among all members of the League, which is provided in the statutes giving each state only one vote, cannot of course abolish the actual material inequality of the powers concerned.
Hjalmar Branting
Having an actual income can expand your romantic horizons toward the more appealing end of the spectrum.
Al Franken
Music and language are a vital element. We, as actors and directors, offer it to people who want to experience it. Sometimes the actual meaning is less important than the words themselves.
Kenneth Branagh
We were intrigued by the fact that we had so much actual behavior among people on our dating site, OKCupid.
Sam Yagan
In this time of the Internet and nonfiction, to be on an actual bookshelf in an actual bookstore is exciting in itself.
Chris Abani
'So You Think You Can Dance' comes on as a high-minded

‘So You Think You Can Dance’ comes on as a high-minded leap up the evolutionary ladder from other reality shows – on this one, you’re supposed to learn something, and the guest judges are fellow dance professionals rather than actual celebrities.
Rob Sheffield
When you’re in the day-to-day grind, it just seems like it’s another step along the way. But I find joy in the actual process, the journey, the work. It’s not the end. It’s not the end event.
Cal Ripken, Jr.
You don’t want to keep giving yourself a sugar spike and then crash and get exhausted and need coffee because you shoot for a long time. On set, I eat a lot of peanut butter and apples, things that have actual energy and protein in them to keep me going.
Allison Williams
We live in a world in which politically fascistic behavior, if not the actual philosophy, is unquestionably on the rise.
Bari Weiss
Remember the Titans’ is one of my favorites, not so much because of the actual record, but because there’s so many different backstories.
Joe Budden
I love working with an audience. I love working with actual people who, you know, if they’re moved, you see it. If you say something they’re stunned by, you see their jaws drop. If they’re amused, they laugh – that kind of reinforcement, I totally adore.
Jane Pauley
I like boxing movies. One of the hardest things for me to watch as far as boxing films, is the boxing. The actual boxing usually sucks.
Omar Epps
It’s very, very corrupting to the spirit, doing comedy. And you have to be almost a saint, like Jack Benny was, like Steve Martin is, to avoid the corrupting of it, because there’s very little work where the actual work and the reward are simultaneous, and comedy is that.
Mike Nichols
I’m just fascinated by visiting actual castles in the countryside.
Lily Collins
Bureaucratic advancement means fewer peers, more span of control, generally an increasing information-pump function, and increased distance from the actual implementation of whatever it is the organization does.
Chris Fussell
Sometimes, the actual feeling of loving someone takes a back seat because we are busy defining it.
Parvathy
There are two types of friends: actual friends, and the other kind.
Matt Haig
I think it’s always good for the author to stay a good cattle prod’s distance from the actual moviemaking.
Carl Hiaasen
I think that the continuity of what I do as an editor with what I did when I started out 40 years ago is very direct. The delivery system is changing and will continue to, but the actual interaction between publisher and author is exactly the same.
Jonathan Galassi
The virtual is opposed not to the real but to the actual. The virtual is fully real in so far as it is virtual.
Gilles Deleuze
My new music video, ‘My Life’ featuring Eminem and Adam Levine, the only person in the actual video who you can physically make out besides myself and Adam Levine is Andre Dirrell.
Curtis Jackson
If you’re a believer, God is not a thought-experiment requiring a special sub-creation to be tried out in. He’s an actual, er, actuality already, embedded in a necessary and true story about guilt, hope, and liberty. I don’t want C. S. Lewis doing his resourceful best to render Him as a fabulous special effect.
Francis Spufford
If you want to make an audience laugh, you dress a man up like an old lady and push her down the stairs. If you want to make comedy writers laugh, you push an actual old lady down the stairs.
Tina Fey
Abstract sympathy with the working class as an economic entity is easy, but the feeling can vanish on contact with actual members of the group, who often arrive with disturbing beliefs and powerful resentments – who might not sound or look like people urban progressives want to know.
George Packer
When I’m writing a song, it gives me more actual pleasure to hear someone else sing it than do it meself.
Shane MacGowan
I do get invitations all of the time to play actual fantasy football, by the way, but I get the feeling that I’d like it too much. I have enough demands on my time. My fans would kill me.
George R. R. Martin
Every country that has experimented with women in actual combat has abandoned the idea, and the notion that Israel uses women in combat is a feminist myth.
Phyllis Schlafly
Life and liberty can be as much endangered from illegal methods used to convict those thought to be criminals as from the actual criminals themselves.
Earl Warren
I know I have sex appeal, but I’ve never felt like an actual sex symbol. Fans sometimes think I am. The majority of them are sweet about it, but occasionally somebody weird becomes totally fixated upon me.
Teena Marie
I despise women wearing too much makeup. It hides their actual beauty.
Sushant Singh Rajput
I probably listen to Burn more than any of them, because it was so new me, so novel. To see my name on an actual record was such an incredible feeling.
David Coverdale
In the context of interfaith encounter, we need to bring to the surface how our actual beliefs shape what we do – not simply to agree that kindness is better than cruelty.
Rowan Williams
We need to figure out how to merge political progress with actual progress.
Travis Kalanick
I loved the bootcamp and the training. It was the actual Navy and the structure after it that I realized wasn’t for me because they’re building soldiers. It’s a system, and you can’t really stick out; you can’t be the oddball out in the military.
Kiesza
I’m not for a temporary war tax. We’re putting actual dollars in one way or the other, and so if we’re gonna look at taxes, we ought to look at a comprehensive tax reform policy.
Stephen Pagliuca
The fatigue produced on the muscles of the human frame does not altogether depend on the actual force employed in each effort, but partly on the frequency with which it is exerted.
Charles Babbage
There would seem to be a limit, even for an art preoccu

There would seem to be a limit, even for an art preoccupied with boundaries and transgressions, beyond which a work reaches its breaking point and becomes an actual failure, a mere experimentation.
Brian Ferneyhough
Hearing loss has not affected my vocal range. I can still pitch perfectly, but without the hearing aids, I don’t hear the intricate high parts of the actual spectrum.
Roger Taylor
Great teams, you see players working off of wavelengths. Telepathic, not even actual physical things.
Karl-Anthony Towns
These days, my main guitar amps have been Magnatone. They’re beautiful. Magnatones have actual tremolo, which I recently learned about guitar amps. Often what guitar amps call vibrato is really just a volume Up and Down. But Magnatone has a true vibrato, which is pitch bending. And so, it’s just a lush sound.
Ani DiFranco
I discovered by working with actual glass models that the important thing is the play of reflections and not the effect of light and shadow, as in ordinary buildings.
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
I am allergic to fancy dress. This is actual fact.
Claudia Winkleman
You don’t want flame to hit your food. Flame is bad. Flame does nasty things to food. It makes soot and it makes deposits of various chemicals that are not too good for us. The last thing you really want to see licking at your food while it’s on a grill is an actual flame.
Alton Brown
Aaron Sorkin was completely unable to understand the actual psychology of Mark or of Facebook. He can’t conceive of a world where social status or getting laid or, for that matter, doing drugs, is not the most important thing.
Marc Andreessen
You hope for that with anything, but with a TV show, the writer and the actor being the right mix are more important than the actual writing of the pilot because you hope it’s something that can have a long life.
Jake Kasdan
I’m a precrastinator. Yes, that’s an actual term. You know that panic you feel a few hours before a big deadline when you haven’t done anything yet? I just feel that a few months ahead of time.
Adam Grant
I’m actual thankful for the amount of responsibility that has been handed to me. I feel very honored.
Samira Wiley
Brock Lesnar and I are as different as any two people can be. What drew us together was the love of the actual performance aspect of what we do.
Paul Heyman
A typical Ponzi scheme involves taking money from investors, then paying them off with money taken from new investors, rather than paying them from actual earnings.
Amy Goodman
If you think about the actual problems we are facing – all the crises – we have the means to solve these crises. The past has shown us we are able to do things we never imagined we would be able to do.
Neil Turok
The actual producing, mixing, and mastering is hard work, harder than what I do.
Mandy Moore
I was thinking I would love to make something that is a successful film that everybody sees, but I wasn’t thinking about the actual dollar amount. I just wanted to make a great film that people responded to. That’s always a good ambition because you’ll never totally hit it.
Patty Jenkins
The actual atoms and molecules that make up my brain and body today are not the same ones that I was born with on September 8, 1954, a half-century ago this month.
Michael Shermer
I just look back at my time in college and think about how much my community activism and my work in neighborhoods really informed my actual academic career and beyond… It can provide a way better learning than the traditional classroom setting.
Opal Tometi
I’m always interested in the ways in which a character can inhabit either a theme or a premise personally, so that those scenes that are about his character or his relationship with other characters feel in context and don’t seem to be apart from or oddly vestigial to the actual drama.
Edward Zwick
My appearances are almost theatrical performances. I bring items for the children to see, such as photographs and actual piece of meteorite, a family quilt, sometimes spectacles, sometimes clothing, so that they can understand what I write about is family stories based in fact.
Patricia Polacco
I worked on my voice for Sweet Dreams, but only to match my speaking voice to Patsy’s actual singing voice. That was my way into that character.
Jessica Lange
‘Black Mirror,’ I read that, and I had another offer for a movie at the same time that was a bigger movie, an actual film as opposed to TV, but I said, ‘No, it has to be Black Mirror.’ And it hadn’t been sold to Netflix, hadn’t gone abroad at that point – but it’s just good work – that’s all there is to it.
Domhnall Gleeson
If this Nation really wants to create an effective border security policy, we need to have a debate that includes a discussion about actual solutions to our problems, which means taking all of the political grandstanding and baiting out of the equation.
Raul Grijalva
It is time to end the western policy of malign neglect. It is in the interest of the whole world to help tackle the actual grievances in Palestine, Kashmir, and in central and southern Iraq, and to help the region out of its economic backwardness.
James Buchan
The trick in nuclear strategy is to maintain stability by balancing potentials and thus to discourage events from converting the hypothetical to the actual.
Mark Helprin
I never read one hateful thing said about me by some 12 year old. So I got to live an actual life. And I’ve kept that mentality. Just because there’s a hurricane going on around you doesn’t mean you have to open the window and look at it.
Taylor Swift
I always think that there’s a weight of prejudice from the past that gay people perhaps carry around with them. Even if it doesn’t exist so much around them, they still have a feeling of being excluded, and perceived prejudice is almost as unsettling as actual prejudice.
Andrew Haigh
Life can be lived at a remove. You trade in futures, and then you trade in derivatives of futures. Banks make more money trading derivatives than they do trading actual commodities.
Sebastian Faulks
Although I’m not actually embarrassed by this, I tend not to read books that have awesome movies made from them, regardless of how well or badly the movie represented the actual written story.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
In my third novel there is an actual black hole that swallows everything you love.
Jonathan Lethem
Music can be so disturbing and frustrating. I mean the business side of it. The actual making music part is fun, but the business side of it is just so out of control, has nothing to do with anything.
Dweezil Zappa
Mathematics takes us into the region of absolute necess

Mathematics takes us into the region of absolute necessity, to which not only the actual word, but every possible word, must conform.
Bertrand Russell
One of my fantasies in my life has been that I was granted access with a camera to go back in time, and to film the actual campaign of Alexander crossing into India through Iran and Persia.
Oliver Stone
The library companies have made it so that music is so cheap to license. They do sound-alikes of every band, and it makes it harder for the actual bands to get any decent paychecks for licensing.
Brian Reitzell
No, we always had something to do because I did all the wave runners and jet skis and boats approaching the atolls and stuff like that, so you could do that without showing the actual atoll or the set that you’re going towards, but detailing all those guys racing towards it.
David R. Ellis
This nation’s elected leaders owe all Americans the duty of formulating an Iraqi policy based on sound analysis of the actual facts.
Charlie Gonzalez
The earliest English attempts at rhyming probably included words whose agreement is so slight that it deserves the name of mere ‘assonance’ rather than that of actual rhyme.
H. P. Lovecraft
My mom really let us do our own thing and play with different trends, and my sister was a little older, so she had all the beauty tricks. I would stuff things like rolled-up toilet paper into my hair to get volume, or do the reverse, and I’d lie on my back, and she’d use an actual iron to straighten it.
Chrissy Teigen
Archaeology can be overlooked as a discipline, I think, but it’s incredibly important to have this other way of approaching the past – not just through historical documents, but through actual physical remains – objects, buildings and the layout of our towns.
Alice Roberts
I read actual books. It’s cool to read on a Kindle if that’s what you want to do, but for me, I like having a bookshelf.
Taylor Goldsmith
Interestingly, when it comes to fashion, I like the styling part more than I like the actual fashion.
Selah Louise Marley
The opportunity and the concept of merging music culture with actual boxing is exciting. It’s bringing a younger demographic to the sport.
Curtis Jackson
When an idea exclusively occupies the mind, it is transformed into an actual physical or mental state.
Swami Vivekananda
For me, let’s keep jazz as folk music. Let’s not make jazz classical music. Let’s keep it as street music, as people’s everyday-life music. Let’s see jazz musicians continue to use the materials, the tools, the spirit of the actual time that they’re living in, as what they build their lives as musicians around.
Pat Metheny
I think ‘Mudbound’ reveals the interconnectiveness of our stories. You can’t separate out threads of history and race as economic construct. ‘Mudbound’ makes it very plain. Race is about commerce; it’s not an actual thing. It’s a fiction that was created to basically divide resources unequally.
Dee Rees
Honestly, acting is the most work when you’re unemployed. For me, the actual acting part is never hard. It’s the politics and basically everything around the acting that is difficult.
Sara Rue
I’m a massive Trekkie. I’ve got original artwork from the ’70s. I’ve got outfits. Yeah, I have actual ‘Star Trek’ outfits that I wear. I’m a massive, massive ‘Star Trek’ fan.
Robert Kazinsky
I became fascinated with the concept of speak no, see no, hear no evil. And – and the actual depiction of three wise monkeys. And I began collecting it over the years. And I kind of figured that I might be the – the fourth monkey, the feel no evil monkey.
Mackenzie Phillips
I always get so excited when I get to go to my friends at corporate offices. I am always, like, looking around. I think that’s really exciting to be a part of an actual corporate office.
Chrissy Teigen
There’s a difference between expanding someone’s potential and expanding their actual performance. Performance may measure other things, whether one’s culture supports education, other socio-economic factors.
Dannel Malloy
I didn’t really get involved too heavily with being an actual film person.
Kenny Baker
At first, I found the music I was making really hard to find a home for. I felt like my attitude was really British, but not the actual sounds I was making. Back in 2003, when I made ‘Galang,’ there were no clubs that had an ‘anything and everything’ attitude.
M.I.A.
In many cruise ships, there are hundreds of workers from some of the poorest countries on earth who are paid minute amounts of actual wages – sometimes less than two dollars a day – to attend to the passengers’ needs.
Adam Curtis
I go all over the place. I do like the ability to go around the company at different levels to find the people that have the actual answers to the question.
Mark V. Hurd
Tax reform exists, sort of, as an outline – miles away from being actual passed legislation.
Kristen Soltis Anderson
My wedding preparations were done. My wedding outfit was ready. I had even bought my jewellery, and the cards were also printed. It is very sad that I had to call off my marriage one month prior to the actual date.
Shilpa Shinde
Actual aristocracy cannot be abolished by any law: all the law can do is decree how it is to be imparted and who is to acquire it.
Georg C. Lichtenberg
To bear with patience wrongs done to oneself is a mark of perfection, but to bear with patience wrongs done to someone else is a mark of imperfection and even of actual sin.
Thomas Aquinas
It is the unseen and the spiritual in people that determines the outward and the actual.
Oswald Chambers
To be honest, I don’t love the getting-ready-for-red-carpet thing. I like when it’s done, the final product, but the actual doing of all that is not my favorite ’cause I’m kind of impatient, and I don’t like to be doted on. I’m a very independent, ‘I’ll do it myself’ sort of personality.
Amber Stevens
I absolutely believe the past had its share of warrior women who fought like men. Whether some of these were the actual Amazons from Greek myth is another matter.
Anne Fortier
Please don’t ask me for the actual answer to anything, because I don’t have it. Because all I do is look at stuff and ask questions. What can I say? I just think the world’s barking mad. Look, I’m not an expert. I’m just an ordinary person.
Annie Lennox
Many people don't know our famous 'soup kitchen' episod

Many people don’t know our famous ‘soup kitchen’ episode on Seinfeld was inspired by an actual soup restaurant off 8th Avenue in New York.
Jason Alexander
Although boxing is a sport, it’s still entertainment. You’ve still got the fear, press conferences, the stare-downs. It’s all an act in some ways. My whole life I’ve been doing it. I love this side of boxing – as much as the actual fight.
David Haye
I feared vulnerability more than my actual emotional pain itself!
Karen Salmansohn
If you write something down on paper, it becomes an actual goal. Before you write it down, it’s a thought, a dream that may or may not get done.
Summer Sanders
People are not happy with women in actual power, yet we seem to be happy to take women on as figureheads, objects, like queens. It’s a powerful yet politically powerless role.
Kate Williams
A big thing to me was to be able to be in a situation where I could speak my mind freely especially when it came to my character. Get the actual right feedback and not have too many chefs in the kitchen and allow me to be me.
Tyrus
As time passes, the actual complexity of our history – even of our own personal experience – gets buried under the weight of the ideal image.
Stephanie Coontz
I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a community organizer, except that you have actual responsibilities.
Sarah Palin
I just love how everyone with that Motown sound seemed to come from a two-block radius from the actual original location. The original location was a house, and then when they outgrew it, they bought the house next door and the house next door and the house next door until they had seven houses on the same lot.
BJ the Chicago Kid
I often feel like I could fall off the face of the Earth. As long as ‘Mama’ was around, nobody would really miss me. People really think of her as an actual person. People all the time see me and ask, ‘Where’s Mama?’ Like she should be with me.
Vicki Lawrence
In philosophy, they talk a lot about humans being actual organic machines, and the idea of free will is something that we’ve made up. We actually don’t have free will. We’re acting according to our programming as organic mechanisms.
Joel Kinnaman
I heard I won ‘best butt crack’ on television recently. It’s true. I did it, you guys. I made it. I wish I got an award, the actual award. What would it look like? Of course, it’s a closed set.
Lisa Edelstein
The actual number of atheists is quite small outside of Europe and Manhattan.
Rick Warren
Just the actual physical ability to hold four instruments simultaneously and do some of the things that Vivien was able to do is mind blowing to any surgeon. He never went to medical school and he became one of the great teachers of medicine himself, people are just amazed.
Mary Stuart Masterson
What is a literary festival? Imagine a sort of cross between school and church. There are no actual festivities; what there are is a lot of public readings.
Russell Smith
Spending is not caring. Spending is what politicians do instead of caring. Spending more does not guarantee success. Politicians like to measure spending because it is easier than measuring actual metrics of accomplishment.
Grover Norquist
A coach, especially at a college level – much more at a college or high school level, than at a pro level – you’re more of a teacher than an actual coach.
Matthew McConaughey
There are Christians who think there were seven actual days, or that creation was over time. They have answers for dinosaurs and things of that nature. And I don’t claim to have any of those answers. And I understand people wanting to have discussions about it.
Shawn Michaels
Realizing this, I knew that the actual space of a room could be broken down and played with by planting illusions of real light (electric light) at crucial junctures in the room’s composition.
Dan Flavin
Seeing other people is incredibly engaging, and that’s one of the drivers that made us partner with Facebook – social communication. Not social newsfeeds, but actual face-to-face, seeing multiple avatars in a play experience, that’s going to be a very big part of the future in VR.
Brendan Iribe
In the India I was growing up in, history wasn’t really a wise career option. People would joke and say, ‘History’s okay, but what’s your actual job?’ I didn’t come from a privileged background and couldn’t afford to be irresponsible, so I did the pragmatic thing and did a MBA.
Amish Tripathi
Before we had airplanes and astronauts, we really thought that there was an actual place beyond the clouds, somewhere over the rainbow. There was an actual place, and we could go above the clouds and find it there.
Barbara Walters
I think your ego gets in the way of making something good because it kind of blinds you from the actual art.
Mitski
There are some actors who are very good at developing things, who have… ‘things in the pipeline.’ I am abysmal at that kind of thing, loathe it, and am a terrible planner. Unless I’m showing up on the set and acting, I prefer to have nothing to do with the actual business of being an actor.
James Spader
Will biofuel usage require land? Absolutely, but we think the ability to use winter cover crops, degraded land, as well as using sources such as organic waste, sewage, and forest waste means that actual land usage will be limited. Just these sources can replace most of our imported oil by 2030 without touching new land.
Vinod Khosla
Melville brought to the task a sound knowledge of actual whaling, much curious learning in the literature of the subject, and, above all, an imagination which worked with great power upon the facts of his own experience.
Carl Clinton Van Doren
He found in the world without as actual what was in his world within as possible.
James Joyce
Body language is more fascinating to me than actual language.
Michelle Yeoh
I’ve managed to keep my career going in a way that suits me. I’ll perform, and then I’ll go home to my actual life, and I’ve never been so visible.
Debbie Gibson
I guess I considered myself just sort of a sketch comedian, you know? Actual screenwriting hadn’t really occurred to me as a viable job – I didn’t really know anything about it.
Thomas Lennon
The further you get up the corporate ladder, the farther you get from the actual filmmaking process.
Marc Platt
I started watching actual movies when I was pretty youn

I started watching actual movies when I was pretty young. So, I didn’t think about it at the time when ‘I Am Legend’ came out. I just watched it.
Charlie Tahan
On my actual 16th birthday, on the actual day, I went home and I had chicken korma and Peshwari naan bread and pilau rice, and that was fantastic.
Maisie Williams
You spend so much time in the world of virtual that the actual – which nothing is more actual than stand-up – it’s a painful experience for the audience, and the comedian a lot of time – we miss that.
Jerry Seinfeld
I have been told for most of my life that the white man on my birth certificate is not my biological father and that my actual biological father is a light-skinned black man.
Shaun King
When times are tough, people want to escape to somewhere fantastic without having to pay actual escape-to-somewhere-fantastic cash. And offering a couple of hours away from the ordinary is what the movies do best.
John Ridley
My family was pious and Presbyterian mainly because my grandfather was pious and Presbyterian, but that was more of an inherited intuition than an actual fact.
Marilynne Robinson
There comes a time when deceit and defiance must be seen for what they are. At that point, a gathering danger must be directly confronted. At that point, we must show that beyond our resolutions is actual resolve.
Dick Cheney
If you got the DVD you can see that George Lucas has taken that person out, as well as the voice, and we shot this scene when we arrived in Australia during the actual filming of Episode 3.
Ian McDiarmid
My years on ‘Family Matters’ were precious to me. During the run of the show, I saw many births, deaths, weddings… The actual family on the show became my family.
Reginald VelJohnson
I don’t know if I’m a Twitter addict. That seems kind of harsh. I would say it’s more that I’m seriously involved. That it’s a long-term relationship – like a girlfriend, which my actual girlfriend loves to hear.
Chris Hardwick
In 1980, I moved to Chicago, and I recorded demo tapes for my friends’ bands, and in 1981, the first Big Black record – the first thing I did that was an actual record.
Steve Albini
My actual statement during the campaign was I want to be the sheriff of Wall Street, Albany and Main Street. I’m going to go after crime and corruption, wherever it is.
Eric Schneiderman
However much, as readers, we lose ourselves in a novel or story, fiction itself is an experience on the order of memory -not on the order of actual occurrence.
Samuel R. Delany
In a lot of ways, a lot of smells that aren’t necessarily edible smell good, and they remind you of certain aspects of food. So making those associations with what smells good or smells a certain way and pairing that with actual edible ingredients is one avenue that we take creatively.
Grant Achatz
A lot of the themes of my movies, the actual stories, come from tabloid stories.
Errol Morris
Let it be said that the makeup artist at ‘90210’ made me look better for the fake red carpet than I’ve ever looked on an actual red carpet.
Diablo Cody
I probably should have gotten out, but I really enjoyed the challenge of bringing a team to that game. In fact, I probably enjoy the challenge of it more than the actual game.
Tom Landry
Hebrew School was my first introduction to real feminism. I remember that much more than I remember any kind of actual religious teaching.
Jesse Andrews
A lot of people have said ‘people should see you work in the studio,’ because a lot of people don’t realize I’m an actual engineer. I don’t walk in and have some guy grab the board. I have my own studio and soldered every wire in the studio.
Sir Mix-a-Lot
I am quite convinced now… that the actual training of drawing cartoons – which is, of course, my style – led to my producing Spot. Cartoons must be very simple and have as few words as possible, and so, too, must the ‘Spot’ books.
Eric Hill
The actual course is called fishery studies, and you study general aquatics and fishery management.
Tom Felton
I really admire paintings that look like an actual snapshot – I think that’s just extraordinary.
Samuel Barnett
Thirty is still the iconic number. It’s when people compare their actual lives with what they think they should have achieved.
Jane Fallon
The activism of marginalized people often comes with visibility and being heard. Which can lead people to believe that recognition and awareness is the actual end point. And it is not.
DeRay Mckesson
Belief creates the actual fact.
William James
I was doing one of my first plays at the Royal Court, and Matt LeBlanc came to see the play. He came backstage afterwards, and I couldn’t speak. I kept trying to, but no words came out. I just kept thinking, ‘That’s Joey from ‘Friends.’ That’s actual Joey from ‘Friends!” It was so embarrassing!
Bel Powley
At the beginning of a new project, often before I do any actual writing, I collect photos, quotes, song lyrics, and even objects that relate to the characters or the world I’m creating.
Kami Garcia
Everybody wants to be a critic: a critic without the actual accolades to be a critic.
Bobby Lashley
I want to keep pushing my boundaries. One of the biggest things I learned from ‘Unbroken’ is that you can go a lot further than you think you can. We often underestimate our actual capabilities.
Finn Wittrock
I think the actual art of expressing yourself is a very important part of being human. And an important part of being a performer is understanding what it’s like to create yourself.
Stephen Hough
The number of people who are actual supporters of Mr. Romney could very well be less than the Donner Party, whose members they sadly resemble in many ways.
Henry Rollins
I like the Eiffel Tower in Las Vegas more than the actu

I like the Eiffel Tower in Las Vegas more than the actual one.
David LaChapelle
We had training camp for a week, and we used the actual military drills of that period. We didn’t have to work out much after hours, because going up and down hills all day was a good workout in itself.
Tom Berenger
I don’t really remember the day we lost our home in the floods, but looking back I can understand how devastating it was for my parents. I was only six, so I remember us having to move to Adelaide – but not much of the actual day and night of the flood. We had to start all over again and my parents opened a cafe.
Samantha Stosur
We need to separate the process of evolution – which is, indeed, a self-serving process – and the actual motivations of animals.
Frans de Waal
The actual tragedies of life bear no relation to one’s preconceived ideas. In the event, one is always bewildered by their simplicity, their grandeur of design, and by that element of the bizarre which seems inherent in them.
Jean Cocteau
It is commonly agreed that children spend more hours per year watching television than in the classroom, and far less in actual conversation with their parents.
Paul Weyrich
Dying before dying has two important consequences: It liberates the individual from the fear of death and influences the actual experience of dying at the time of biological demise.
Stanislav Grof
There’s a difference between an actual insult and a friendly jab. So I don’t think I’m offensive onstage.
Don Rickles
So I try not to have any actual expectations for myself for any level of success or failure.
Gavin DeGraw
Everyone that is not an ultra-conservative recognizes the irony of FOX’s ‘Fair and Balanced’ moniker, which only accentuates its actual bias.
Daniel Lubetzky
A grandparent can be simply affirming. A grandparent has been there, done that child-raising stuff, and has the wisdom of experience. And so in some ways, they’re free to love without the anxiety of being the actual parents. They’re free to give.
Jewell Parker Rhodes
I think some people have a vague idea, but the general public has no clue what the actual behind-the-scenes of filmmaking is and what this profession is.
Freddie Wong
I think television scripts have become really intriguing and well-done. And writers have stopped drawing any actual line between film and television they used to never cross.
Natalie Zea
Some people think electronic music is cold, but I think that has more to do with the people listening than the actual music itself.
Imogen Heap
I’ve made out more this season on a family-friendly show than ever in my actual life.
Lauren Graham
You have a natural tendency to want an emotionally satisfying tale – and to make investments based on that – despite times when the actual data may be telling you something different.
Barry Ritholtz
I’m just trying to work out a way to be a singer and to create cool content. I’m willing to do that as an entertainer. But I’m not willing to give up my actual self.
Sia
The size of the effect that we measured from the first event, the merging of two black holes, the actual size of the signal was about one thousandth the size of a proton, what it did to our apparatus.
Barry Barish
Playing a cop goes a long way. I have a lot of friends who are working as actors, and as soon as I started playing military characters or cops, and not the actual criminal that we’re chasing on this show, they all said, ‘You actually can have a career now.’
Omari Hardwick
Whatever extra there is in me at any given moment isn’t fully formed. I am hardly aware of it; it awaits the next book. It will – with luck – come to me during the actual writing, and it will take me by surprise.
V. S. Naipaul
I prefer ECW’s style as far as the actual matches I’m capable of having.
Rob Van Dam
We played with AC/DC. There are actual recordings of us doing ‘Johnny B Good’ together.
Rick Nielsen
It’s sad when a woman writing fantasy in the United States in the 1970s has less actual feminist cred than Sir Walter Scott.
Judith Tarr
I was born to score goals, I feel. How I score them – how I get the ball into the back of the net – might have changed. The actual ability of what I was born to do will never leave me.
Michael Owen
People banging away on their smartphones are fluently using a code separate from the one they use in actual writing, but a code it is, to which linguists are currently devoting articles.
John McWhorter
While I’m very into fitness, I’m much more used to swinging kettlebells around than my actual body.
Emma Weymouth
My actual intake of different substances was far below what people thought it was, no matter how weird or outrageous they think I am.
Peter Fonda
The skills that we have are the actual magic skills – not the performing skills. We have to separate those. But the actual skills that make the tricks work, we don’t get to use again.
Penn Jillette
‘An Unquiet Mind’ wasn’t hard to write in terms of the actual writing of it.
Kay Redfield Jamison
The idea is that we’re doing it just for the joy of the actual physical experience. We may record something just for the fun of it, but the idea is just to be truly joyful and truly fun, especially for me, because I take myself too seriously all the time.
Lauren Ambrose
My mother, a teacher, encouraged me to use my creativity as an actual way to make a living, and my father, a Mississippi physician, did two things. First, he taught me that all human beings should be treated equally because no one is better than anyone else, and he never pressured me to become a doctor.
Greg Iles
The actual gap between Labor, Likud and the new central

The actual gap between Labor, Likud and the new central party is microscopic.
Amos Oz
My opinion is that the movie business should show an accurate picture, but I think the responsibility lies in the educational system. Most of the educational material I’ve seen on the Native American does not portray an actual picture.
Michael Horse
I had always owned them to be the Word of God… the careful reading of the Acts afforded me a practical picture of the early church; which made me feel deeply the contrast with its actual present state; though still, as ever beloved by God.
John Nelson Darby
On ‘Six Feet Under,’ I never really had much to do with the actual business, with the embalming stuff. That wasn’t really my role.
Lauren Ambrose
At least with me, the match starts much, much earlier than the actual match.
Sachin Tendulkar
For all the acting you can do, the actual soul of someone does somehow permeate through their work.
Ciaran Hinds
Offence is no longer defence – it’s a full-time profession. Everyone is so offended all the time. The new police force that we weren’t told about: the moral police. No qualifications, no training, no understanding of actual morality, but they have a degree in the art of being offended.
Karan Johar
The only actual solution is the eventual collapse and demise of civilization… I think it needs to happen, but no one, not even me, really wants it to happen.
Andy Hurley
I have such a soft spot for the really cheesy zombie movies, but if I had to pick a really good one, I’d have to go with an actual TV show and say ‘The Walking Dead’.
Jennifer Armentrout
In the U.S., it’s like, you start with a great script, and then on set – not everybody, but definitely in the Apatow group – you go off, and you’re improvising on camera. So while you’re on camera, you’re saying things that no one else has ever heard before during the actual take.
Bill Hader
Yes I am a big time foodie, but I make sure to eat a little less than my actual hunger.
Guru Randhawa
The choices we make lead up to actual experiences. It is one thing to decide to climb a mountain. It is quite another to be on top of it.
Herbert A. Simon
The astounding variety of foods on offer in the modern supermarket obscures the fact that the actual number of species in the modern diet is shrinking. For reasons of economics, the food industry prefers to tease its myriad processed offerings from a tiny group of plant species, corn and soybeans chief among them.
Michael Pollan
Instead of a dedicated room, my best trigger is the actual habit of reading over the texts from the day before. Marking. Changing. Fussing. This ritual amounts to a habit of trust. Trust that I can make it better. That if I keep trying, I will come closer to something true.
Mona Simpson
I thought it would be more interesting to make a musical autobiography than an actual autobiography.
Ian Brown
Now, I think perhaps I got it wrong over Prince Philip. I think he loves pretty women, and he likes flirting, but I’m not sure how important actual sex is to him, put it that way.
Sarah Bradford
I’ve loved hip-hop all of my life, but there came a time in my life when my entire life had a shift: where, before, I was just kind of going to church every now and then; then, there was an actual change, where I actually understood who Jesus was, actually understood the message of the Gospel, and my entire life changed.
Trip Lee
I’m a lot more productive in an actual office. I love being around our other editors, and going there every day alleviates some of the guilt that I think many self-employed people feel when you know you could always be working from your laptop at home. I feel so relaxed there, while completely engaged and inspired.
Tavi Gevinson
If you get the chance to be a Bourke Street busker, you actually have to do an audition in front of a council panel. You get a roster every week that has your busking shifts on it – I’m serious: it’s an actual job.
Tash Sultana
Whether they are actual poets or their music exemplifies a poetic sensibility, generally speaking, the Americana artist shuns commercial compromise in favor of a singular vision. Which resonates with me.
Rodney Crowell
I support anything that broadens the message of gender equality and tempers the stigma of the feminist label. We run into trouble, though, when we celebrate celebrity feminism while avoiding the actual work of feminism.
Roxane Gay
Maybe there is no actual place called hell. Maybe hell is just having to listen to our grandparents breathe through their noses when they’re eating sandwiches.
Jim Carrey
I do enjoy a bit of the fantasy world that anime provides, but at the same time, I need the reality in it. I’m very much a stickler about the actual animation. I’m not into the cutesy, stereotypical animation with big eyes and a small chin. That annoys the hell out of me.
Thundercat
The ‘Pro-Sim’ is pretty much the best simulator you can buy, because of the steering motor and the pedals. The force feedback we get through the steering is pretty much exactly the same as what we get in the actual car in terms of how heavy it is.
Lando Norris
I don’t think you can have any actual idea of what the Royal Family are really like from how they are portrayed in the papers.
Hugh Skinner
With the advancement in e-reading technology, I was curious if it were possible for readers to be able to hear the actual songs while reading the book. I contacted Amazon and discussed the idea with their Kindle team, and they were very enthusiastic about it.
Colleen Hoover
Every actual State is corrupt. Good men must not obey laws too well.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
So I was always passionate about it and felt that it was sort of the golden thread inside me in terms of what I was supposed to do in terms of work but I think I have relaxed a lot in terms of the actual experience and actually enjoy it more and enjoy the people more.
Barbara Hershey
I’ve never seen somebody get more flak than Colin Kaepernick for silently and nonviolently protesting and standing up for something he believes, and something that obviously is an actual problem.
Blake Griffin
I had my idea of what the series finale of ‘King of the Hill’ would be, but that’s not what the actual series finale was.
Greg Daniels
I’m a relic, and things were a lot different when I was fifteen and sixteen. There were no cell phones, no laptops… I learned to type on an actual typewriter.
Patrick Carman
The next phase of the journey is to move from speculati

The next phase of the journey is to move from speculation to actual use cases – people getting into Bitcoin because they want to use it.
Adam Draper
Without transformation, you can assume you’re at a high moral, spiritual level just because you call yourself Lutheran or Methodist or Catholic. I think my great disappointment as a priest has been to see how little actual spiritual curiosity there is in so many people.
Richard Rohr
I went into a clothing store, and the lady asked me what size I was. I said, ‘Actual’. I’m not to scale.
Demetri Martin
I once had a ‘best friend’ share private stories that I had told her in confidence to another mutual friend. I think the worst part, aside from the actual betrayal of trust, is that this experience affected my future relationships, as I was hesitant to be as open with my other friends.
Katie Lee
There are so many bands that I’m kind of aware of through media about them, and it ends up filtering my experience of the actual music.
Win Butler
Democracy is not just about voting but about informed voting. If democracy doesn’t have access to reliable sources of information and instead relies on social proof, then there is no way of distinguishing between junk evidence and actual knowledge.
Jens Martin Skibsted
The N.R.A.’s blessing of restrictions on bump stocks – devices that make semiautomatic weapons fire faster – is designed to pre-empt anything more serious by giving the illusion of action. It substitutes accessory control for actual gun control.
Charlie Sykes
I’m so glad that all the work that my family and I are doing is yielding positive results and making actual change!
Nicole Maines
Rush Holt would be a fine senator. He’s an actual physicist, which is neat. He cares very strongly about global warming, which is probably the single most pressing issue of our era.
Alex Pareene
People, I guess, generally come to see me do stand-up with a working knowledge of my broad sense of humor on ‘The Daily Show’… I don’t think anyone would mistake me as an actual anchor.
John Oliver
It is evident that skepticism, while it makes no actual change in man, always makes him feel better.
Ambrose Bierce
I read actual physical books and have thus far avoided the electronic lure.
Khaled Hosseini
Walmart and other big-boxers could become the center of gravity for the conservation of goods, employ people with actual know-how, and develop deeper, longer term, more profitable relationships with their customers.
Lisa Gansky
The business of the poet is not to find new emotions, but to use the ordinary ones and, in working them up into poetry, to express feelings which are not in actual emotions at all.
T. S. Eliot
Men over 60 often think that if they wear athletic shoes – soft-soled referee shoes or hiking shoes or actual running shoes – then they will look more youthful. The contrary is true.
Russell Smith
Fashion Week is surprisingly very short. At least the actual runway shows are.
Tinie Tempah
It is of first-class importance that our answer to the Riddle of the Sphinx should be in step with how we conduct our civilisation, and this should in turn be in step with the actual workings of living systems.
Gregory Bateson
It’s the actual recording of the vocal that is the most boring thing you’ll ever do in your life.
Lewis Capaldi
Every camp I do, I’m always trying to figure out how I can help kids get better, so holding the actual title of coach, that doesn’t matter to me. In life, I’m a coach. I think we all are.
Ray Allen
For ‘The Journal of Finn Reardon,’ I traveled to New York City and walked the streets where Finn and his friends would have lived, worked, and played. I visited the Tenement Museum on Orchard Street and toured an actual flat in which families like Finn’s might have lived.
Susan Campbell Bartoletti
I am only interested in painting the actual person, in doing a painting of them, not in using them to some ulterior end of art. For me, to use someone doing something not native to them would be wrong.
Lucian Freud
I’d rather go to a flea market than just about anything. It’s the process I like – the same with getting dressed. If I’ve got someplace to be, I’ll spend more time getting dressed than I spent at the actual event. Sometimes. Even in my own closet, I love to dig and search and find.
Iris Apfel
I write what feels real. I write things that are informed both by my own experience and by actual history.
N. K. Jemisin
The Lebanese people voted this time for change. So they are not satisfied with the actual situation. They want to see a new government. They want to see a new vision.
Rafik Hariri
I like fishing. Not actual fishing – I like the peace and quiet of being at sea. It’s different.
Rafael Nadal
In general, I avoided giving lectures or attaching myself while abroad to a university. To learn what I wanted to know, I went instead to rural communities and onto actual farms. Talk with university people, government officials and U.S. personnel stationed in the country was much less rewarding for me.
Theodore Schultz
There’s this great panel – I forget what the actual comic is – of Spider-Man in the rain holding an umbrella and eating some Chinese takeout. It’s like, that’s the essence of ‘Spider-Man.’
Jon Watts
Memory is quite central for me. Part of it is that I like the actual texture of writing through memory.
Kazuo Ishiguro
At its best, fiction cultivates fantasy and compassion; at its worst, memoir provokes schadenfreude and prurience. The ugly truth, I fear, is that many people are drawn to sensational memoirs for the same reason they watch ‘The Apprentice’: they like to witness actual suffering, before-your-very-eyes humiliation.
Julia Glass
I always turn to Frank O’Hara and David Berman’s ‘Actual Air,’ which came out in 1999. He’s a poet I haven’t tired of.
Terrance Hayes
In 2004, Lawrence Wright wrote in the ‘New Yorker’ about ‘The Kingdom of Silence,’ where a massive sewer project in Jeddah was really a series of manhole covers across the city with no actual pipes underneath. I, as the editor of a major paper at the time, can say that we all knew – and we never reported on it.
Jamal Khashoggi
Fight choreography has far more in common with dance ch

Fight choreography has far more in common with dance choreography than it does with actual martial arts. You learn martial arts techniques, but those are just the movements for the choreography. You’re working with a partner in choreography. You’re working on timing.
David Leitch
Back in the 1980s, state-of-the-nation fictions were all set in Manhattan. Now, they’re all in Trump country. Early in ‘S-Town,’ we’re introduced to an actual maze, every branch of which leads to a further junction. This may also be a metaphor.
David Hepworth
If the amount of hours spent on FarmVille were spent on actual farming, imagine what we could achieve.
Adam Dell
I think interviews are good when you are an actual fan of the person you are interviewing.
Elvis Duran
Parents, it seems, have an almost Olympian persistence when it comes to suggesting more secure and lucrative lines of work for their children who have the notion that writing is an actual profession. I say this from experience.
Susan Orlean
Eat food. Eat actual food. I try to not eat anything processed or sugar-free – I eat lots of fruits and vegetables.
Megyn Price
When I do actual sequential work, I really want a story I can get a behind: a story that really holds my attention for, like, the length of what I’ll be working on.
Brian Stelfreeze
Fishing is boring, unless you catch an actual fish, and then it is disgusting.
Dave Barry
People are unaware of what is going on. When I talk to people, they know the basics, they know the planet is warming because of greenhouse gases… but they don’t know the actual consequence of that.
Greta Thunburg
I would argue that education, actual learning – it is hard work. It’s very personal. Your parents don’t teach you anything. Your teachers don’t teach you anything. The government doesn’t teach you anything. You read it. You don’t understand it; you read it again. You break a pencil and read it again.
Dean Kamen
My actual desire is to be able to comfortably walk out of my house without any makeup on and feel as beautiful as I do when my makeup artist beats my face.
Yvonne Orji
You have moments of grief in life, and if you can put pen to paper and capture that, that’s something wonderful. I can revisit actual songs about past deaths, and I know that emotion is as true now as it was then.
John Lydon
The moral and social aspiration proper to American life is, of course, the aspiration vaguely described by the word democratic; and the actual achievement of the American nation points towards an adequate and fruitful definition of the democratic ideal.
Herbert Croly
I watched the first episode of ‘Survivor’ in the spring of 2000, thinking I would hate it. My natural inclination steers me toward the indoors not only in my actual life but also in the settings of the entertainment I read and watch.
Andrea Seigel
In Judaism, there are a lot of rules – everything from which fingernail you cut first to which side you sleep on in bed, to the way you get dressed in the morning, to actual ideas, like ideas about being chosen people or ideas about female/male and how to interact with people from the opposite sex.
Matisyahu
I wanted control over the merchandising, the actual packaging of the product. That was a big factor. The only way for me to exercise control on all those levels was to start my own label.
Helen Reddy
I think most people, when they think about the Black Panther Party, they think in very abstract, caricatured terms. They think about black fists in the air, but they don’t think about the actual people, and the families, and the relationships.
Kerry Washington
I feel like there’s a currency to your personal life and your performance – your acting, your work. If that personal life starts to outweigh what the work is, then your work suffers. Your actual performance suffers because the audience won’t see the character, they’ll see you.
Milo Ventimiglia
I feel like I’m an ordinary person, but I’ve had extraordinary opportunities in my later life, and I never saw any of it coming. I never saw ‘The Office’ coming, I never saw ‘Inside Out’ coming, and I just feel grateful and thankful to have these opportunities and to have an actual real enthusiasm in my life.
Phyllis Smith
When I was in college, I spent a summer working in London. I’d enjoyed tea before that, but then I got actual, really good tea there and never looked back.
Sarah Zettel
For a while, I was working on transcribing rap lyrics and then converting them into rhythmic patterns on the piano. And so in my mind, when I was taking a solo, I would be saying the lyrics and trying to play actual notes to their rhythms. Now, the influence just comes in and out in my playing.
Jason Moran
When the actual Bitcoin network launched in 2009, no one knew about it, and many of those who did thought it would surely fail. Just to make sure the thing worked, the scripting language in Bitcoin was intentionally extremely restrictive.
Fred Ehrsam
We’re very focused on building the hyperloop. And the hyperloop is exactly something we’ve described as an actual tube with levitation propulsion and a vacuum that essentially vents around sky inside the tube flying at 200,000 feet. That, to us, is the hyperloop, and we’re the only company building that.
Shervin Pishevar
One of the questions I face when working on a book about a historical event is whether I should visit the actual place that I’m writing about. No matter how scrupulously maintained a historic house or battlefield may be, it is nothing like it was in the long-ago past.
Nathaniel Philbrick
In defense of our persons and properties under actual violation, we took up arms. When that violence shall be removed, when hostilities shall cease on the part of the aggressors, hostilities shall cease on our part also.
Thomas Jefferson
On ‘Krit Wuz Here,’ I had a record called ‘Return Of 4eva’ on it. And then that launched me into doing the actual ‘Return Of 4eva’ project, and ‘Return Of 4eva’ had a song called ‘4eva And A Day.’ So it’s like, all of my music has somehow tied into the entire story.
Big K.R.I.T.
The problem is not actual number of calories we are producing – we have food waste issues. The problem is industrial food.
Kimbal Musk
Oil is largely our energy past, and Keystone does little to respond to the actual challenges and opportunities before us.
John Delaney
Digital music boils down the actual musical experience.
Simon Le Bon
Coming from Chicago, Lollapalooza is the one weekend of the summer when actual Chicagoans are kept out.
Vic Mensa
Working with children is very different than the way in which I work with adults. One has to work just as much with children as with adults, but the manner of work is very different. I never tell the children the actual truth of the thing that I want them to act.
Asghar Farhadi
Directing is not about gender. Directing is individual

Directing is not about gender. Directing is individual to the actual individual. From woman to woman, directing is completely different. It’s about giving more than half the population a chance to express themselves, you know what I mean? It doesn’t always mean it’s going to be more sensitive.
Reed Morano
I think the idea of opening up for a massive band is always better than actually doing it, and having your name on the ticket means more than the actual set.
Jenny Lewis
As far as actual playing, Clapton – by far – is my biggest influence, and you can tuck Jeff Beck underneath that.
Joe Bonamassa
The cherry blossom tree is truly a sight to behold, especially when it is in full riotous bloom. There are several varieties of the cherry blossom tree, and while most of them produce flowering branches full of small pinkish-hued flowers, some of them produce actual cherries.
Homaro Cantu
I think that place is a huge part of pretty much any musician’s work, in how one responds to an environment, whether it be your actual surroundings or the more figurative place we’re all living in.
Bryce Dessner
Although Senate Bill 1556 has received attention for its perceived focus, my job is to look at the actual substance of the legislation.
Bill Haslam
It’s scary when one day the city is there and the next day it’s gone. To see the water actual kill people, I couldn’t believe it. I never fathomed it could bury a city.
Kevin Garnett
I’m not going to pretend that I never fantasized about winning the Hugo. Or the Nebula, for that matter. I just never thought it was an actual real possibility.
Ann Leckie
The Gorillaz cartoons seem more real to me than the actual people on TV. Because at least you know that there’s some intelligence behind the cartoons, and there’s a lot of work that’s gone into it, so it can’t all be just a lie.
Damon Albarn
If you tell Canadians that you want to interview them for a critical piece on the Canadian healthcare system, they’ll put on their best trophy-wife smile for the camera and list its many accolades. Catch them on a day with their guard down in need of actual care, however, and the truth comes out.
Steven Crowder
People say free trade causes dislocation. In actual fact, it’s the lowering of trade barriers that causes the dislocation.
P. J. O’Rourke
I think of House as a deeply moral character, though some would no doubt argue with me. He does not judge. Beyond his normal tetchiness, there were no more than a half-dozen moments of actual condemnation from him. He understood lies and also why you lied, and there was an absolution there that is very, very appealing.
Hugh Laurie
I have to say, when you make a movie, you really have no idea how it’s going to turn out as an actor. The important bit for an actor is the actual shooting of it because the minute the shoot ends, it’s got nothing to do with you anymore.
Mark Strong
The truth is that there is no actual stress or anxiety in the world; it’s your thoughts that create these false beliefs. You can’t package stress, touch it, or see it. There are only people engaged in stressful thinking.
Wayne Dyer
We all dream things into being; you imagine yourself having a child, and then you have a child. An inventor will think of something in his mind and then make it actual. So things are often passing from the imagined realm into the real world.
Salman Rushdie
Work for most people is really very social, and the actual thinking is often done in community.
Tobias Wolff
Classified information includes much more than the actual ‘secrets’ acquired. It includes how they were acquired and the process by which related analyses were made.
Will Hurd
For the first actual comedy-comedy I did, I took a comedy class in New York, which was full of slightly unhinged people. It was a pretty depressing crowd, very angry and strange people. But then I took a class at the Upright Citizens Brigade, and I loved those people.
Zach Woods
In ‘Plutarch,’ her voice begins to come out; there are actual 2,000-year-old quotes from Cleopatra, and they are sly and saucy.
Stacy Schiff
I didn’t want to bash young people. I don’t want to bash a kid for dreaming or wanting something or being slightly ambitious – that’s not the problem. The actual problem is with the culture surrounding him.
Bo Burnham
I’m still an athlete, I’m still a stockbroker, I’m still an actor. I think of it as more of an opening of new doors than an actual transition. I enjoy all of those things, which is why they remain a part of my life.
Brian J. White
Guns are part of the Constitution, and no one is willing to have that tough conversation with Congress and the Senate and the president to say maybe that’s got to change. People talk about it – but I mean actual change.
George Stroumboulopoulos
Music as a whole industry is growing exponentially, but in terms of the actual music file, when you look at the actual value there, to me, ‘The Beatles’ catalog should be worth more than Spotify.
Troy Carter
We will, as Americans, inhale another culture on a fork before we try their music or their art or even, God forbid, hang out with the actual people.
Andrew Zimmern
In this experiment, made on the 9th of October, 1876, actual conversation, backwards and forwards, upon the same line, and by the same instruments reciprocally used, was successfully carried on for the first time upon a real line of miles in length.
Alexander Graham Bell
I don’t particularly consider myself an actor. I have no training. I love doing it, but I would never consider myself to be a colleague of an actual actor. That would be stepping way up in class on my part.
David Rakoff
My favorite video game of all time is called ‘Black Tiger’. It’s a Capcom Dungeons and Dragons game from 1987. I have the actual arcade version sitting in my office.
Ernest Cline
Truth be told, I hear stories every day that would make you say, ‘If you put that in a movie, you wouldn’t believe it.’ Real life really is kinda incredible; the stories from people’s actual lives defy credibility. People’s lives are messy, humans are messy, and they’re flawed.
Lynn Shelton
I would get bullied a lot. You know, it was the ’70s and ’80s, so it was a lot of racism back then towards Indian people. And it wasn’t actual hatred, it was just that blind, ‘Let’s pick on that guy.’ You know, and you’ve got to figure that I was a very small kid. And I had a big mouth, so I’m sure that didn’t help.
Russell Peters
‘Go Back Home’ encompasses not only actual geographic location but also, for me, back home in the worlds of music and theatre, and back home in terms of making albums again. There are lots of meanings to that.
Audra McDonald
The relationship between violence and nonviolence in this country is interesting. The fact of the matter is, you know, people do respond to riots. The 1968 Housing Act was in large response to riots that broke out after Dr. Martin Luther King was killed. They cited these as an actual inspiration.
Ta-Nehisi Coates
From the very first inkling of a concept, founders need

From the very first inkling of a concept, founders need to gather a target group of five to ten potential users to begin the feedback loop. We all think we know how the market will react to new ideas, but actual users live with the pros and cons of the existing market conditions every day. They are the market experts.
Jay Samit
I personally am opposed to abortion, but I will not judge anybody else’s right in that regard because I am not a woman and I could never face the actual reality of it.
Martin Sheen
Well, obviously I wanted it to sound as original as possible. I suppose the influences that we had were probably from the actual power point of view we wanted to be like the Who. Vocally we wanted to be like the Beach Boys, whatever was good at the time.
Roy Wood
I suspect millions of people from my generation probably have comparable stories to tell: if not of sports simulations then of Dungeons & Dragons, or the geopolitical strategy of games like Diplomacy, a kind of chess superimposed onto actual history.
Steven Johnson
The way the vocal folds work is that they can get inflamed and in pain, but actual tears in the folds are somewhat rare. I’ve never torn anything. Been too strained plenty of times.
John Darnielle
In the rest of the world, rich people will give a donation, and businessmen give to charities. But in Mexico, the execution capacity of what we call the social sector is missing. I find it much more effective to set up the actual social organisation and then fund it with my money.
Ricardo Salinas Pliego
Within childhood behaviors, there are known behaviors; there’s teasing and there’s name-calling, and different kinds of things happen as kids start to socialize. And then there’s serious bullying, and then there’s actual aggression and behavioral problems. But you can’t put it all under the tent of bullying.
Julianne Moore
I love green juices – the ones that include lots of actual greens and don’t include too much apple. Because those are just meant to be yummy, and we all know things that are too yummy aren’t the best for us, unfortunately.
Chrissy Teigen
I don’t want to express my opinion about actual politics, because if I do, I have to be responsible for my decision.
Haruki Murakami
I was a bouncer when I was in DePaul in Chicago at the theater school. I threw drunks out of bars – unless I had a play running that weekend. But I only had two actual fights. Some were like out of old Westerns.
W. Earl Brown
You’ve got the Democratic Party that now depends on more government spending and actual building the dependence on government in order to increase their political party.
Jim DeMint
I have a weird obsession with wearing not just fashion sneakers, but actual sneakers that have bounce, because I want to feel like I’m in an active state.
Lake Bell
If the desire to write is not accompanied by actual writing, then the desire must be not to write.
Hugh Prather
I’m obsessed with nature and living in the wild, which I just think is crazy. Imagine if a bear attacked you! That’s an actual possible way you could die.
Chelsea Peretti
I predict that technology will enable people to transmit their neuronal, actual feelings over the Internet.
Michio Kaku
The human soul needs actual beauty more than bread.
D. H. Lawrence
In terms of my actual acting, I don’t really like to to copy anyone or replicate anything that I’ve seen.
Dacre Montgomery
We have seen things in the twentieth century like the ATM machine, the VCR, and even the car. The electric car was invented in 1920, and here we, 100 years later, it is only now becoming an actual thing. So it doesn’t surprise me that new ideas are met with a lot of questions.
Joe Gebbia
I love working with the actors eye-to-eye. I think something gets lost in translation, not only through a monitor, but when you leave the area where the actual scene is taking place.
Drew Barrymore
If words are not things, or maps are not the actual territory, then, obviously, the only possible link between the objective world and the linguistic world is found in structure, and structure alone.
Alfred Korzybski
IMDb publishes the actual dates of birth of thousands of actors without their consent, most of them not celebrities but rank-and-file actors whose names are unknown to the general public.
Ken Howard
Nothing matures a military force quicker than actual military operations.
Duncan Hunter
Any cuts that are done to any film, they’re usually things that have some personal resonance for whoever has got permission to cut it and feels they should. But it has very little to do with the actual weight, the truth, of the piece.
Nicolas Roeg
The revolution in Russia was terrible for the proletariat in the long years of its development and it is terrible now, after the victory. But at the actual time of revolution it was easy, and this was due to the peasants.
Herman Gorter
When the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame decided to open up the voting beyond their inner circle, to the actual fans, that’s when I think everything changed.
John Oates
The reason people talk about cable cutting is they imagine the price burden will get so high that people won’t be able to pay it. They’re missing something: that the actual price of the electronic package is going down. They’ve got their Internet, phone, TV, all of it. Now people are using more and more stuff for less.
Jeff Bewkes
The most significant barrier to female leadership is the actual lack of females in leadership. The best advice I can give to women is to go out and start something, ideally their own businesses. If you can’t see a path for leadership within your own company, go blaze a trail of your own.
Safra A. Catz
One of the reasons why I signed up with Roc Nation was because of their ability to not just have a vision of doing things but the actual ability and resources to carry that vision out.
Andre Ward
Even if you plan your book, the actual writing is unplanned.
Michelle Paver
I wrote a book called ‘Doll Bones’, which was another middle-grade book, and when I was writing it, I needed a place in the U.S. that made bone china. And there are only two places in the U.S. that make bone china. They made it by grinding down actual cow bones. It was a plot point. It was a creepy doll book.
Holly Black
I was acting before I had given my life to Christ. But the effect that God has had on my actual career itself is now completely different.
Malachi Kirby
I guess, like most foreigners, when you're away, you se

I guess, like most foreigners, when you’re away, you see your own culture being even more strange. But where I come from and my roots mean a lot. I miss my family and my friends. Something I’ve realized as I’ve been traveling is that it’s more about the actual people than the actual place.
Alicia Vikander
My actual biggest claim to fame is that – basically, this sounds awful and really pretentious – but my Twitter is verified. And if you’re already verified on Twitter, then your Vine is automatically verified.
Miles Heizer
I used to draw and illustrate, but I don’t do that anymore because I just like to write. I like to leave the illustrations to actual professional illustrators.
Meg Cabot
An actual scientist embraces debate because it sharpens their research.
Greg Gutfeld
Most human beings today waste some 25 to 30 years of their lives before they break through the actual and conventional lies which surround them.
Isadora Duncan
I got my first kiss while watching ‘Titanic’, oddly enough, so I think I was more focused on that than the actual movie.
Cristin Milioti
I think any period in history can be adapted into interesting fiction, as long as you approach the actual history with respect.
Seth Grahame-Smith
I still find that a kind of stricture of the heart happens when I see any form of bigoted or racist behaviour. I get an actual pain in my heart.
Janet Suzman
Think about it: If you don’t have any actual, tangible skills, then how can you do anything? You may be laughing and nodding, but do you realize how few people, when asked the basic question, ‘What can you do?’ stumble on the answer and have nothing to say? Most people.
Tucker Max
If I had my life to live over, I would perhaps have more actual troubles but I’d have fewer imaginary ones.
Don Herold
Unlike the actual, the fictional explains itself.
Mason Cooley
I often find myself writing little ditties I can imagine becoming rap songs. Not the actual rapping part, just the chorus.
Tobias Jesso, Jr.
I see creative-writing classes as some sort of AA meeting. It is more of a support group for people who write than an actual course in which you learn writing skills. This support group is extremely important because there is something very lonely about writing.
Etgar Keret
We see portability in electronics being a continuing requirement, higher functionality, better battery life, requiring lower power for the actual electronics.
David Milne
I think being a writer is being heavily attuned to the absolute absurdity of things you take for granted, and I think that having actual parents who lived through the Cultural Revolution who are also interested in literature, they’re also very attuned to those moments.
Jenny Zhang
In the World War nothing was more dreadful to witness than a chain of men starting with a battalion commander and ending with an army commander sitting in telephone boxes, improvised or actual, talking, talking, talking, in place of leading, leading, leading.
J. F. C. Fuller
The performance of your position coaches is obviously more than just the actual statistics of how their players perform. There’s insight from relationships you have around the league throughout all the different interactions that you have.
Mike McCarthy
I want to make movies that pierce people’s hearts and touch them in some way, even if it’s just for the night while they’re in the cinema; in that moment, I want to bring actual tears to their eyes and goosebumps to their skin.
Russell Crowe
Actually it’s a gift as an actor to cover such different parts of history. It’s like time travelling, being inside a history book, in the actual locations.
Sebastian Koch
I would love to do more on the stage; having actual contact with the audience is great. You can give them a good seeing to!
Rik Mayall
There are so many problems with feminism, as women spend a lot of time telling other women what to do, and that distracts from the actual problem.
Lauren Mayberry
Making fake biography, false history, concocting a half-imaginary existence out of the actual drama of my life is my life.
Philip Roth
Technically and logically speaking, actual Victorian science fiction writers cannot be dubbed ‘steampunks.’ Although they utilized many of the same tropes and touchstones employed later by twenty-first-century writers of steampunk, in their contemporary hands these devices represented state-of-the-art speculation.
Paul Di Filippo
I use the traditional phone noise that’s built into iOS. I like an actual ringing sound.
Steve Huffman
Your creativity before it gets formed into words and songs is the actual substance. No one else can see it, right? Unless you give it the shape of a song or a painting or whatever.
John Darnielle
Can you explore real issues as a fake character? Yes – it’s called acting. Or fiction. But acting is not a method of engaging with the actual world, just as pretending to know what a character might eat does not a novel make – much less make that make-believe real.
Kevin Young
I try to use and, furthermore, strive to focus on the actual facts surrounding and impacting any issue.
Matt Rosendale
I’ve never had an actual haunting experience, in the way you might anticipate a ghost in a movie haunting someone, but I do feel presences around me all the time, and I do feel that memories haunt us the way ghosts haunt us or might haunt characters in a film.
David Lowery
When money gets too far away from actual, physical, real equity and property it gets too abstract and too distantly derived and then suddenly it’s not worth anything anymore. And the same is true of language.
Roy Blount, Jr.
In Kolkata is a temple where the deity worshipped is Amitabh Bachchan. The daily aarti is performed to the chanting of the Amitabh Chaleesa. And people still ask, ‘Could our mythological heroes be based on actual people who once lived?’
Ashwin Sanghi
I was a dramatic kid. I was always like, ‘Watch me put on my play, Mom and Dad! You have to watch me put on all these outfits and do this play!’ But my family is very academic and straightforward and normal Midwestern people, so the idea that I could act as an actual job wasn’t really there.
Laura Harrier
In the music business, I found it was much more about i

In the music business, I found it was much more about interviews, photo shoots and appearances rather than actual performing, which I do best.
Gareth Gates
Do you want Columbus to go across the ocean, or do you want to put a message in a bottle and hope that it lands somewhere? I’d rather have actual people be there. Whether they look like Americans or like the inhabitants of some other country, depends on who has the most drive.
Kevin J. Anderson
I do genuinely believe that, when given and presented with all the information and all the actual facts, the vast majority of people will make the right choice.
Alexis Ohanian
It is inconceivable for our unconscious to imagine an actual ending of our own life here on Earth, and if this life of ours has to end, the ending is always attributed to a malicious intervention from the outside by someone else.
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
That’s what I think is the neat thing about TV: how alive it is and how the writers respond to the stimulus that they’re getting from the actual actors. Whereas a movie is more hermetically sealed.
Thomas Jane
It’s not about big markets or small markets. It’s not about dominant teams or not. It’s about the actual competition and how good the games are, how good the series turn out. That’s what I think is the most important for fans.
Gary Bettman
I’ve done a lot of action movies, and there has to be a certain amount of emotion in the actual performing of the stunt. It doesn’t have to be any particular emotion, but there has to be some life to it, and that’s not so easy.
Tom Noonan
The possible ranks higher than the actual.
Martin Heidegger
We finally have a damn voice. We feel like actual artists. We were little babies in the beginning. Now we’re becoming big girls.
Dinah Jane
It takes a tough, stand-up governor to stand up to the president of the United States – speaking out against the president, speaking out against his policies and, more than that, having actual policies that will help expand health care while… Trump is trying to diminish it for Illinois families.
J. B. Pritzker
My wife volunteered her services as Red Cross nurse, insisting upon being sent to the front, in order to be as near me as could be, but it developed later that no nurse was allowed to go farther than the large troop hospitals far in the rear of the actual operations.
Fritz Kreisler
Murderers will try to recall the sequence of events, they will remember exactly what they did just before and just after. But they can never remember the actual moment of killing. This is why they will always leave a clue.
Peter Ackroyd
I feel that the thing that probably aided me the most in that scene with the dog was the utilization and using an actual recreation, affective memory, if you want to call it, of pain.
Ray Walston
What I hope is I’ll eventually be seen as an actual individual, not as some abstraction – an art dealer running a museum.
Jeffrey Deitch
Story and plot, not historical facts, are the engine of a novel, but I was committed to working through the grain of actual history and coming to something, an overall effect, which approximated truth.
Rachel Kushner
President Obama makes fantastic stump speeches, but putting together an actual agenda is more complicated.
Meghan McCain
But if it not be true, the myth itself requires to be explained, and every principle of philosophy and common sense demand that the explanation be sought, not in arbitrary allegorical categories, but in the actual facts of ritual or religious custom to which the myth attaches.
William Robertson Smith
I was always a very good student, 3.98 GPA… But once I found out I only had to take math and science for two years, I didn’t take them junior or senior year. And I convinced my high school to give me actual credits for doing professional shows in Minneapolis… as work-study.
Laura Osnes
I spend just as much time on how people hear my music as I do the actual music, no matter how long it takes. I’m such a visual artist as well that it always goes hand-in-hand.
The Weeknd
My goal is to get a real film industry started in Washington. An actual one, not where features come to town and shoot second unit for a few days. I would love to get something started here. Hire local crews. People could work year-round and raise their families here.
George Pelecanos
Kids get a lot of lip service in disaster planning, but they tend to get far fewer resources than they need. The mantra of ‘children are our most valuable resource’ is almost never matched by actual funding.
Irwin Redlener
Racism has a very quick expiration date when exposed to actual contact with people.
Hasan Minhaj
Nothing will turn you into more of a ‘Star Wars’ fan than being on a ‘Star Wars’ set. When you see how lovingly that world is rendered by the set designers, costume designers, props department, art department, they genuinely build an actual world. That is not an exaggeration. They build a world.
Riz Ahmed
My favorite WrestleMania moment would actually be the first WrestleMania I ever went to, and that was at WrestleMania 30 in New Orleans. I’ve been a fan forever but have never been able to go to an actual WrestleMania until I started working with the company.
Bayley
I feel more confident and like I have more to say. I feel like I’m working more than ever, not just from fantasy, but actual experience. I’m an adult now – I actually have experience.
Oliver Sim
There are times when we’re testing an actual explosion, and then there are times when we blow stuff up just because we can.
Jamie Hyneman
Twitch is a platform. Switch it on, and you’ll find thousands of channels of pure gameplay rolling around with people talking in the background. Dig a little deeper, and you’ll also find people talking on camera, with sets built like an actual talk show, and schedules of events posted at the bottom of the web page.
Rob Manuel
I don’t know anyone who likes the American League games better. Maybe some fans do. But if you’re not an actual DH, you probably prefer the National League.
Zack Greinke
When I started writing, most of the police department in New York City, especially above the rank of detective, were Irish, Irish-American. I thought it would be more interesting… to use the actual ethnic background in New York City at the time.
Evan Hunter
If you’re reading a novel that was written in 1964, you’ll find out more about 1964 than if you’re reading a nonfiction book written in 1964 because you’re hearing how language was actually used and hearing what people’s actual concerns were at the beginning of the 1960s.
Nick Hornby
Besides the actual reading in class of many poems, I would suggest you do two things: first, while teaching everything you can and keeping free of it, teach that poetry is a mode of discourse that differs from logical exposition.
A. R. Ammons
Then there is the further question of what is the relat

Then there is the further question of what is the relationship of thinking to reality. As careful attention shows, thought itself is in an actual process of movement.
David Bohm
The ordinary American is the opposite of a cynic. He is on the average more of a believer and a defender of the faith in humanity than the rest of the Occidentals. It is a relatively important matter to him to be true to his own ideals and to carry them out in actual life.
Gunnar Myrdal
Three-quarters of directors waste four hours on a shot that requires five minutes of actual directing. I prefer to have five minutes’ work for the crew – and keep the three hours to myself for thought.
Jean-Luc Godard
Yes, for blacks, racism functions without the actual presence of whites, just as for whites it functions without the actual presence of blacks! Beliefs, conventions, history do the work.
Margo Jefferson
I spend much more time looking at art history and at different references to art than I do at actual objects.
Jeff Koons
I go to Amazon to browse for things I can then go find at the mall. It’s like window shopping online. I want to touch the things that I buy. I am the kid who still likes actual books, bookstores, and libraries.
Marley Dias
Memory is quite central for me. Part of it is that I like the actual texture of writing through memory. I like the atmospheres that result if episodes are narrated through the haze of memory.
Kazuo Ishiguro
It’s very important to me that people who are actual chefs and other professionals in the culinary world, understand that I’m not, and have never held myself out as being, like a CIA trained chef.
Ted Allen
Luke Skywalker, right now, is the last Jedi. There’s always wiggle room in these movies – everything is from a certain point of view – but coming into our story, he is the actual last of the Jedi.
Rian Johnson
When you look at the actual data on technological innovation, one thing you see is that what I call the ‘low-hanging fruit’ has been exhausted. So radio, flush toilets, electricity, and automobiles – a lot of very basic inventions – have spread to almost all households.
Tyler Cowen
It’d be awesome if you could see an actual player’s faces projected onto an in-game character in a multiplayer game. Imagine how realistic that would feel.
Tim Sweeney
Anyone can sing badly, but to sing badly on purpose and make it believable is harder. I listen for the actual melody in my head but sing right underneath or above it out loud. It takes a lot of concentration.
Colleen Ballinger
In dealing with the China problem, the British and American side, which had particularly strong interests in China, should have based its judgments about the origins of the problem on direct observation of the actual circumstances at the time.
Hideki Tojo
I have actual dreams of Bruce Springsteen calling me up on stage to wear a bandanna and play rhythm guitar next to Little Steven.
Tom Perrotta
So much of our fictional medievalism is distorted through a lens of Protestantism and the Reformation, slanted even further through Victorian anti-Catholicism. The depiction of actual medieval attitudes toward the Church is remarkably rare.
Judith Tarr
The Democrats have no actual policy proposals of their own unless constant carping counts as a policy.
Ann Coulter
They should be required to be in less events; there should be less events for the women. It seems it takes an actual meltdown on the court or women quitting the game altogether before they realize there’s a need to change the schedule.
John McEnroe
I think often times if a guitar riff is centered around the chorus or if it follows the chorus, then it often times turns into the actual hook.
Ryan Tedder
I clearly understood the concept of wise use before I ever heard the actual words, for my father wouldn’t allow us to waste anything.
Ted Nugent
I don’t do nonfiction anymore. Eventually, you just feel constrained by the facts. You want to go where the words take you, and people’s actual lives don’t always conform. And you can’t know them that well.
Tom Drury
It’s hard to form actual legitimate relationships.
Lil Dicky
American government did not originate in any abstract theories about liberty and equality, but in the actual experience gained by generation after generation of English colonists in managing their own political affairs. The Revolution did not make a breach in the continuity of their institutional life.
Charles A. Beard
Why do we love our grandparents so much? Part of the reason I think has to do with the tremendous natural affection and affinity that kids have for older people, whether they are their actual grandparents or not.
Willard Scott
I loved ‘Dungeons & Dragons.’ Actually, not so much the actual playing as the creation of characters and the opportunity to roll twenty-sided dice. I loved those pouches of dice Dungeon Masters would trundle around, loved choosing what I was going to be: warrior, wizard, dwarf, thief.
Michael Ian Black
There’s no actual title. Except sometimes ‘wife of the prime minister,’ which, you know, we could be a little more progressive.
Sophie Gregoire Trudeau
I write an actual script rather quickly – a draft will take me two weeks – but I write a lot of drafts. My big thing is I don’t re-read. When I write, I never re-read back. I’ll send it, because if I re-read back, it will cripple me.
Abi Morgan
I loved to sing my whole life, but it was never really – I don’t even know how to say it. It was never presented to me as an actual career option.
Chloe Kohanski
I saw Bitcoin as an actual market opportunity: as a trillion-dollar marketplace with long-term potential.
Adam Draper
Art can end up answering questions or asking questions. But when it’s not connected to actual movements, it doesn’t ask the right questions.
Boots Riley
All I can really say is it’s bloodier than hell. In this one I’m going to be much more direct and honest in my description of the actual killings and the crime scene.
Christopher Darden
I’ll always have my fan base. I know my actual fans are rockin’ with me even when my haircut was messed up. They’re never gonna leave.
Kyle
Unfortunately, I think a lot of people are affected mor

Unfortunately, I think a lot of people are affected more by the idea of fame than the actual work ethic involved. A lot of them just want to be reality TV-type people who don’t do anything.
Katy Perry
I guess art itself is insane. Its actual function is rarely clear, and yet people give their hearts and souls and lives to it, and have for all of history.
Damien Chazelle
It took us two years to get our first real gig. That was a big dream. We ended up booking a lot of our own gigs and putting on a lot of our own shows. We were trying to get our actual music across, trying to make a connection there.
Greg Ginn
You know, it’s such an insult to actual martial artists that I say that I do martial arts.
Cam Gigandet
In a certain way, it’s the sound of the words, the inflection and the way the song is sung and the way it fits the melody and the way the syllables are on the tongue that has as much of the meaning as the actual, literal words.
David Byrne
There is no actual need to tighten voter ID rules: there have been extraordinarily few instances of people committing fraud at the polls.
Adam Cohen
Since those who believe they need a hero/celebrity outnumber the actual heroes/celebrities, people feel safe and comfortably justified in numbers, committing egregious crimes in the name of the greater social ego. Ironically diminishing their own true hero-celebrity nature in the process.
Lauryn Hill
I want to put my soul into the music and still be who I am when it comes to an actual conversation.
Brent Faiyaz
The media tends to cover immigration issues through the frame of how it impacts everybody but actual citizens of the United States.
Stephen Miller
I think the difficult thing is the transition between TV competition series and going into the actual music industry. There still seems to be a slight disconnect there.
Adam Lambert
Incumbents have long promoted regulation in the name of protecting consumers when their actual goal is to block new entrants and stifle competition.
Ajit Pai
Realistic novels simply pretend that the rules of their invented worlds are identical to the rules of actual life, but that’s a ruse.
John Crowley
A lot of people judge others too quickly without actually knowing the full facts or the actual real person.
Ashley Cole
If interviewers are prejudiced against women or Hispanics, for example, a face-to-face interview will predictably result in discrimination. Reliance on tests, or on actual or past performance, can promote equality.
Cass Sunstein
To walk through the ruined cities of Germany is to feel an actual doubt about the continuity of civilization.
George Orwell
In designing the scenery and costumes for any of Shakespeare’s plays, the first thing the artist has to settle is the best date for the drama. This should be determined by the general spirit of the play more than by any actual historical references which may occur in it.
Oscar Wilde
The thing in Alzheimer’s disease to remember, and we remember this all the time at Axovant, is we don’t fully understand the way the actual underlying disease works.
Vivek Ramaswamy
All my books are made up of other books. They’re all deeply structured on other fiction, because I was a student in fiction and I didn’t have much actual living to draw on. I suspect a lot of other people’s novels are like that, too, though they might be slower to talk about it.
Zadie Smith
Being a woman is of special interest only to aspiring male transsexuals. To actual women, it is simply a good excuse not to play football.
Fran Lebowitz
The function of the killer and watching him – whatever that says about the world in which we live – it was always more about that world than it was about the actual watching.
Aaron Yoo
I shoot reality-based movies, and in actual locations, shooting them with a star is next to impossible.
Anurag Kashyap
There is such a cliche to certain roles that all I can do is to try to make them realistic and work for the times, and so the audience actually won’t see me as a caricature of something, but rather as an actual person.
Kelli O’Hara
Playing a cop on TV and working closely with actual cops on set, I do think the media does a disservice to our first responders.
Jesse Lee Soffer
Day-dreams without work do not amount to anything; it is the actual work that counts.
Heber J. Grant
If everybody is a Facebook friend, what is an actual friend?
Alissa Quart
I love the ‘Walking Dead,’ but I don’t wanna be an actual prominent character on the show. I just wanna be a zombie.
Liana Liberato
As far as I know, no money ever won in a lawsuit by IFPI or the RIAA has even gone to any actual artist.
Peter Sunde
Just because I front the band or we play bigger stages now, it doesn’t mean we somehow suddenly changed the way we approach things. We all still view what we do as indie and alternative in terms of how we execute it, even if the actual music we make is more pop than our previous projects.
Lauren Mayberry
Whereas you have someone like Houdini, who works really, really hard to get really, really famous, and then has actual intellectual ideas that he puts into the culture that stay there.
Penn Jillette
I’d request politicians to stop diverting attention from the actual issues that affect the country. Please stop resorting to soft targets like singers and musicians as scapegoats.
Yo Yo Honey Singh
I do think there is something to be said for those who have significant experience at state level and have run campaigns or have been deeply involved in grass roots political campaigns and who have actual hands-on experience.
Roy Romer
I like 'American Idol' because it's an actual talent co

I like ‘American Idol’ because it’s an actual talent contest.
Joel McHale
I don’t attend an actual school but I’m still following through with high school. I do work with a tutor for about six hours a day. It’s hard core but definitely worth it, and it’s my main focus now – finishing up high school before I release my new album and apply to college.
JoJo
I don’t like high concept movies very much, and the kind of scripts that I would occasionally get offered tended to be really high concept comedies or romantic comedies. I just don’t like it. I like much more realistic movies with actual psychology and behavior in them.
Greg Mottola
There’s something attractive about making people temporarily forget their actual age by taking them out of their normal lives so completely. Doesn’t travel, by its very nature, strive to do this?
Lawrence Osborne
As an actor, you see a sliver of how the show is made, but to see the actual writing process and the re-writing process and the casting process and art direction and set design – all of this is happening in a very intense period.
John Slattery
Believing we know what makes prosperity work, ignoring the nature of the actual prosperity all around, we change the rules within which the Internet revolution lives. These changes will end the revolution.
Lawrence Lessig
There’s not a lot of arc in an actual psychopath.
Chelsea Cain
What the Internet offers is this completely unfiltered transmission of thought to thought, of psyche to psyche, and whatever you’re feeling, you can just sort of put it down and send it out there, and you can do it all in the confines of your room, without any actual contact.
James Lasdun
Although it may be true that the notion of teaching virtues such as honesty or integrity arouses little controversy, it is also true that vague consensus on the goodness of these virtues conceals a great deal of actual disagreement over their definitions.
Lawrence Kohlberg
Delusional pain hurts just as much as pain from actual trauma. So what if it’s all in your head?
Octavia E. Butler
I don’t think Tom Hardy has an actual voice of his own. Except maybe the one in ‘The Dark Knight Rises,’ as Bane.
Will Poulter
Since Franklin Roosevelt’s leadership in setting up the United Nations and the Nuremberg trials, the U.S. has promoted universal legal norms and the institutions to enforce them while seeking, by hook or by crook, to exempt American citizens, especially soldiers, from their actual application.
Michael Ignatieff
And Robert Lowell, of course – in his poems, we’re not located in his actual life. We’re located more in the externals, in the journalistic facts of his life.
Mark Strand
Anytime there’s an actual grassroots movement that isn’t funded by people trying to create a grassroots movement, I find that interesting.
George Clooney
I really loved working with Michael Caine. He’s a really skilled and experienced actor. I learn something from everybody, but when you work with somebody like that, you actually learn things you can put in your toolbox, things about craft. Not necessarily life lessons, but actual things he knows that you can pick up.
Bruce McGill
I hate when people don’t hear the actual words out of your mouth or even the intent of it. They just hear something completely different.
Lea Thompson
There are a lot of people who consider themselves ‘spiritual,’ but that can mean a lot of things to a lot of people. I don’t really talk about it that often, because there’s too much talk in the world. Especially with Christians, there’s more proselytizing than there is actual living proof of it. That’s kind of sad.
Zachary Levi
It is not actual suffering but the taste of better things which excites people to revolt.
Eric Hoffer
There’s a lot of actors I think that appear so much more together as the characters they portray as opposed to the actual people, so I know I’ve said this before: Hollywood’s not a place where you’re rewarded for growing up.
Ryan Reynolds
I would argue that we’re not limited by actual DNA. You can re-create the ancient DNA by looking at the genomes of existing animals.
George M. Church
People don’t realize how much it means to your music to record on tape, whether it be for new music or old music. People don’t realize how much or how imperative it is to use actual hardware when making drums because those are actual percussion samplers. They’re hardware instruments that are made to have the drum hit.
Adrian Younge
I love my family and I had a very wonderful, magical childhood. But New Jersey was actually a very cold place. There was such an intense concentration of wealth, and such a low concentration of any actual human happiness.
Ezra Miller
I think the process of ‘SNL’ is still pretty formal. You make an audition tape, your agent sends it in, they watch people’s tapes, and then they invite people to perform at a comedy club in Los Angeles or New York. But I don’t know how much actual scouting they do online.
Noel Wells
I never thought of myself as capable of stirring up – generating – the actual drumroll for a record, you know, all the press.
Ariel Pink
The actual cheerleaders in our film are all Broadway dancers.
Brooke Langton
Hair that gleams can send a clear sign that you’re young and in your prime, whatever your actual age.
Helen Fisher
I argue that experiments have no special ability to produce more credible knowledge than other methods, and that actual experiments are frequently subject to practical problems that undermine any claims to statistical or epistemic superiority.
Angus Deaton
It is unthinkable to have a British countryside that doesn’t have actual functioning farmers riding tractors, cows in fields, things like that.
Bill Bryson
Often, I can scarcely hear any one speaking to me; the tones yes, but not the actual words; yet as soon as any one shouts, it is unbearable. What will come of all this, heaven only knows!
Ludwig van Beethoven