We have collected the best Front Quotes by famous authors including Elmore Leonard, Chris Ware, Jesse James Garrett, Andrew Shue, Jensen Huang and many others, we hope that among them you will find the right thought.
When I get an idea for a book, something appeals to me, it’s usually a character. I’ll see a picture of a female marshal in front of the courthouse in Miami and she’s got a shotgun on her hip and it goes up on an angle. And she’s good-looking. And I say, ‘I’ve got to use her.’
I guess I just don’t like being physically in front of people I don’t know very well, because I expect to be ‘seen through,’ or, even worse, instantly hated.
A journalist and an information architect face exactly the same problem – how to give shape to the pile of information in front of you in a way that will make it easy and natural for people to comprehend. I can’t imagine any better preparation for the work I do now.
Jesse James Garrett
I found at an early age the times when I learned the most about myself was when I got thrown out there on a stage in front of a microphone when you didn’t really want to be out there, where you’re kind of afraid.
I love that the work that we do is so vital to science. We’re in a lot of ways at the scientific front line. The work that we’re doing to build up the computational defense system for infectious diseases, whether it’s finding the vaccine as fast as possible this time or next time to detect early outbreaks.
The house I was born in in Somalia was right next to a big market. A lot of beggars or panhandlers would be in front of our house constantly, and my grandfather and grandmother would always invite them in to have food with us and have them take whatever was left over.
By ignoring a lot of American culture you can write more interesting stories. Unfortunately, if you were writing about America as it is, you’d be writing about a lot of people sitting in front of television sets.
It’s such a relief for me to sit in front of a tape recorder and not be using it to learn my lines.
I play a role in front of the cameras, just like in the movies.
I really love Philadelphia and all of the fans, my teammates, the front office, the organization, everybody. I know I’m going to miss them. I really appreciate everything we did together. On the other side, I am happy because I have a chance to go to the playoffs. Another opportunity, maybe, to go to the World Series.
I’ve broken my nose, I’ve broken ribs. You name it. In fact, we just got back from South America, and I fell over a monitor speaker on the stage and almost ended up in the front row of the audience. I managed to sprain my wrist on that one but luckily nothing was broken.
No one knows what goes on behind any front door.
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall
Development in this county is always going to be an issue. Until development and zoning are handled on a regional basis, rather than each municipality left to its own devices, we will suffer from developers having the upper hand in suits and in front of zoning boards.
One of the great challenges of our age, in which the tools of our productivity are also the tools of our leisure, is to figure out how to make more useful those moments of procrastination when we’re idling in front of our computer screens.
Sometimes when you’re stood in front of 100 people, delivering a speech with rage and lots of emotion, that can be utterly terrifying. I find that very scary.
If you aren’t focused on what’s right here in front of you, if you’re daydreaming about what might be, you really aren’t focused at all.
It is never very crowded at the front.
I was the class clown so I was used to performing and fooling around in front of my friends.
People are used to juggling multiple jobs and multiple responsibilities and multiple things on the home front, and sometimes you get a day off to read, and you just want a book that feels complete and that you can get through it on a rainy day on the couch.
Fortuna is tricky, he’s a southpaw like me. But you’ve got to adapt to whatever is in front of you.
It’s always hard, when introducing readers to a new world/set of rules, not to lay it all out manual-style in the opening chapters but make sure to put the action and the characters at the front. If people don’t become invested in them and in the story, the world in which it’s set will become a burden.
V. E. Schwab
I do not like – in the middle of a wrestling arena where they’re serving alcohol and there are screaming fans including children in the front row – I don’t feel like that is the proper place to be exposed.
I don’t remember men in our village after World War II: during the war, one out of four Belarusians perished, either fighting at the front or with the partisans. After the war, we children lived in a world of women. What I remember most is that women talked about love, not death.
I was in Sweden for 10 days. They put me on the front page of the daily papers eight days in a row. I did nothing to warrant any of the attention. It was ridiculous.
I was always the front man for what I was doing from when I was 6.
I wrote the script of Patton. I had this very bizarre opening where he stands up in front of an American flag and gives this speech. Ultimately, I was fired. When the script was done, they hired another writer and that script was forgotten.
Francis Ford Coppola
I was always playing the Hammond Organ back to front even during the days of the Nice, going back to 1968. Really what I was doing there, was choosing notes at random and trying to make some sense of them, improvising back to front.
You guys got big uglies, fuumm-bull, and ‘Whoa, Nellie.’ What I got was, ‘Lindsey, why are the trash cans still out front?’ ‘This homework needs more work,’ and the inevitable was, ‘How fast were you really going?’
If I make a change to a young kid to play any sport, not only tennis, instead of spending time in front of the TV or computer, that is good. I want to give them a good example: ‘Hey, go out and play and see the world.’
I don’t have to put up a front to impress anyone.
Karl Malden was quite a mentor. He taught me things he had learned from being in front of a camera so long.
People respond when you tell them there is a great future in front of you, you can leave your past behind.
I went for officer training to be a fighter pilot, but never got past the aptitude test. So I decided to put on makeup and ponce about in front of a camera.
Half of acting is you’re very intimidated, overcoming your fears, letting yourself be vulnerable in front of people and that sort of stuff.
Writing is a very intimate thing, especially when you write lyrics and sing them in front of someone for the first time. It’s like a really embarrassing situation. To me, singing is almost like crying, and you have to really know someone before you can start crying in front of them.
I was studying American politicians who were searching – allegedly – for American communists because it would put them on the front pages of the papers in their home towns.
I was in the South of France. I saw a Brownie on a school trip. She was holding up a book. It said on the front ‘rough guide’. I thought: ‘Yeah’ she’s not a looker.
Anything salty and crunch is a world of perfection to me. Put chips in front of me, and I will eat to the bottom of the bag. Because I have the tendency to do this, I found these amazing Eden Brown Rice Chips. They’re the perfect amount of salt and crunch, and there’s nothing in them.
Nothing demonstrates a celebrity’s basic drive for attention more powerfully than a willingness to check one’s dignity at the door, week after week, in front of millions of viewers.
When I edit, I’m not from the school of Hello, I’m a genius, so everybody shut up. I’m from the school of Let’s play it once in front of an audience, and then I’ll tell you where it is going.
I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
Henry David Thoreau
For a nation which has an almost evil reputation for bustle, bustle, bustle, and rush, rush, rush, we spend an enormous amount of time standing around in line in front of windows, just waiting.
When we did a lot of that Motown stuff there were four of us on the front line. When we started the evening we’d start from one end of the band and just go along. The lead singer would change all the time. That’s the first time that I actually managed to put it into a record.
Playing in front of people is a lot different from playing in your room.
Our line of work is very cynical, and a lot of it is driven by cynicism, cruelty, and meanness. It’s easier to believe the negative stuff than the positive stuff. The feel-good stories don’t usually spend a lot of time on the front pages.
I used to go to the Hollywood YMCA when I first came here, and I was standing in front of the mirror doing curls, and I noticed this guy next to me also doing curls. He was grimacing a lot, and I noticed he had an underbite. I looked more closely and realized it was Bruce Springsteen.
There isn’t really anybody who occupies the lens to the extent that Lindsay Lohan does. Something happens when she steps in front of the camera. There is this magnetic energy.
It’s very intense to be in front of a live audience. It’s just an amazing experience. It’s dangerous. Everything out there is heightened. The bad stuff is extra-worse. The silences are extra-silent. The good stuff is amazing. It’s electric when you walk out there. For 90 minutes, you’re on this other planet.
Drug misuse is not a disease, it is a decision, like the decision to step out in front of a moving car. You would call that not a disease but an error of judgment.
Philip K. Dick
They used to call me ‘Touchdown T.’ I remember in high school, we had homecoming, and I got in front of the pep rally, and I told them, ‘I’m going to run for three touchdowns.’ I ran for three touchdowns, kicked the extra point, and took myself out the game.
The psychology of sport is so important. When you are standing at the crease, in front of a stadium full of people, it’s a pretty intense experience. So you need to have the psychological tools to control your mind and deliver your best performance.
Do not try to push your way through to the front ranks of your profession; do not run after distinctions and rewards; but do your utmost to find an entry into the world of beauty.
My parents wanted me to be a lawyer. But I don’t think I would have been very happy. I’d be in front of the jury singing.
In fact I have a full page warning, right in the front of the book, that no one under the age of eighteen should read this book and no one should even turn the pages if they are sexually conservative or erotically deprived.
Leaders set a very clear path every day, in a thousand different ways, of what the people must attend to, inhibit, and keep it current in front of them.
Standing in front of Mr Amitabh Bachchan is not easy.
I don’t think anybody else could have gone out there with Brock Lesnar and do what I did. I stand by that, and I’m proud of it. My father and my mother were in the front row watching, and they got to see their son go toe-to-toe with Brock Lesnar. Not many people can say that.
They would glue the wig to the front of my forehead, and after a while it would give me a headache.
You have to imagine it possible before you can see something. You can have the evidence right in front of you, but if you can’t imagine something that has never existed before, it’s impossible.
When I was at Doncaster Rovers Belles, I used to play up front or as a number 10, but when I joined Chelsea in 2015, I was more a midfielder, and over the last few years, I’ve moved into the back four.
Children are already accustomed to a world that moves faster and is more exciting than anything a teacher in front of a classroom can do.
I even reject and condemn in the strongest terms the idea, the consideration of a military coup. If I had the chance I would stand in front of the people who would attempt such a thing and open my arms and beg them to stop.
I’ve done a lot of theater in my time, and in rehearsals, you’re like, ‘Well, we find it funny,’ but until you get it in front of an audience, it’s really hard to know.
Everyone knows I’m married; I just don’t discuss it. Because it’s a part of my life that I’d rather keep private… When your whole life is played out in front of everybody, for your sanity, you need parts that are just yours.
Nobody is accustomed to play in front of an empty stadium.
All of a sudden, someone threw me in front of this rock and roll band. And I decided then and there that was it. I never wanted to do anything else.
I trained for the drums for about two weeks, and then rocking out in front of an entire crowd was sort of like a dream come true. And now, Guitar Hero, I can’t do that anymore. It’s nothing like doing it on stage. I kinda wish I had a fake band, and we could go on tour.
I wish to present myself in front of the camera, each time under the features of a different woman. I would like to live and apprehend the problems, the conflicts, the feelings and the impulses of women radically different from me.
If you really do want to be an actor who can satisfy himself and his audience, you need to be vulnerable. You must reach the emotional and intellectual level of ability where you can go out stark naked, emotionally, in front of an audience.
Kennedy invited us into the White House-the first time in the history of the White House picketers had been invited inside. This made front page headlines.
For all the popularity of spiritual advisers in South Korea, it still shocks to see the leaders of huge public companies relying on fortune-tellers. A shaman may advise a struggling executive to move a building’s front entrance, tapping the widespread pungsu belief that your luck depends on the direction of your house.
One thing I can say about Michael Jordan, nothing was going to deny him to achieve what he wanted to achieve. That includes the Bulls’ front office, the league, or whomever. The man just had an undeniable spirit about himself.
B. J. Armstrong
You can tell by looking at me that I’ve got more miles behind me than I’ve got in front of me. When you reach that point, if you’ve got some good years left, you want to make sure that you use them wisely.
Do you realize that if you fall into a black hole, you will see the entire future of the Universe unfold in front of you in a matter of moments and you will emerge into another space-time created by the singularity of the black hole you just fell into?
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Guitar gigs were everywhere in the ’50s, and I started diddling around so I could keep working. Playing honky-tonk, simple stuff. I took a few gigs with an organ band that put me out front.
I’ve got a wonky nose. Is it classical, is it not? That’s what’s hard work, getting down into the nitty-gritty of who are the human beings behind the front of what they present?
For Central Virginia small business owners, their business is more than a building, a sign out front, or an income – it’s their lifelong dream.
It is in our interest to crush ISIS, terrorist groups like the al-Nusra front and Ahrar ash-Sham, and Iran’s puppet Assad.
If you can get out in front of people with your ideas and your execution, you’ll attract the people who need to be pulled in.
Thomas P.M. Barnett
That’s the last thing I want to do is go on up there and mess up, you know, in front of America.
And in that confirmation process, I sat for 17 hours in front of a senate judiciary committee.
In Morocco, there is an insistence on authority. Children are not encouraged to speak up in front of their parents. My parents were not like this. I was the kind of girl who could tell her father, ‘No, what you are saying is totally untrue, and I don’t agree with you.’
So I went in front of the judge, and I had my St. Jude prayer book in my pocket and my St. Jude medal. And I’m standing there and that judge said I was found guilty, so he sentenced me to what the law prescribed: one to 14 years.
It was quite an honour when ‘New Woman’ magazine voted me 88th sexiest man in the world. I think I was one in front of David Cameron.
At first, I was playing in front of 10 people in a park, then 1,000, then 10,000, then 80,000 and you are on television. I have done it step by step, so it is not a problem. There is no lack of confidence to be on the field, in front of many, many people.
School-leavers unfortunately will come away thinking the First World War consisted simply of ‘going over the top’ on the Western Front to slaughter in no-man’s-land, when the conflict extended so much further, to the collapse of four empires and numerous civil wars.
I was born in front of a camera and really don’t know anything else.
With ‘5 Boroughs,’ we were each working on beats, sitting in front of our laptops and samplers.
Puffy’s contribution to hip-hop culture was the remix. He offered us the music that his mom played in front of him, with newer drums and younger artists. That worked, and will consistently be there. The remix comes right after the original record, that’s something Puffy did to influence the culture.
The burden of originality is one that most people don’t want to accept. They’d rather sit in front of the TV and let that tell them what they’re supposed to like, what they’re supposed to buy, and what they’re supposed to laugh at.
Since I was five or six years old, I just wanted to be a professional football player. I wanted to play against the best players. I wanted to play in big stadiums in front of big crowds, and I was desperate to play for my country one day, and thankfully, I was lucky enough that happened.
I refuse to stand up in front of a rabbi and my friends and the woman I love – who I will tell you I can love with all my heart – and promise she will be the only one I will ever have until the day I die. That’s a lie.
Food-wise I tend to eat pretty much what I want when I am remaining active so there are no secrets on that front, stay active and eat well and you will see results.
A. J. Pritchard
I could stand out front and sing Eagles songs that I sing in my set, but I think people enjoy watching me sing and play the drums. It seems to fascinate people. I don’t know why.
In Britain, we need to start presenting the option of being a writer in front of black women. We need to present the idea of being a writer into poorer communities because the majority of black people in this country are working class. We need to let working-class people know that their voices are important.
I’m totally convinced that the battleground of banking is not the front office. The battleground is the back end.
You know it’s important to have a Jeep in Los Angeles. That front wheel drive is crucial when it starts to snow on Rodeo Drive.
I’ve had a lot of fear in my life, from fear of flying to fear of making a speech in front of a lot of people.
In comedy, when you bomb, especially at The Comedy Store in front of a sold-out house? I think it would have been way worse if I bombed there than losing a UFC fight.
In ‘Changeling,’ I tried to show something you’d never see nowadays – a kid sitting and looking at the radio. Just sitting in front of the radio and listening. Your mind does the rest.
I cannot, will never, understand these couples who hate each other, who conduct open warfare in front of their children – the kind of people who have to drop the kids off at the end of the driveway in case they lay eyes on one another. At the very least, civility must reign.
I put my flaws on front street. So the world accepted my flaws, so I don’t have any flaws.
My parents found what I was interested in and encouraged me. They didn’t put me in front of a television and buy lots of toys, the way some American parents do.
I understood immediately that to get success I had to make for the front door, not for the back one.
When I wake up in the morning, and I go to the piano, and there’s a blank sheet of paper in front of me, by the end of the day, that could be a gold mine. You really do need to wake up and expect that the world is your oyster because it very well may be.
Most people see what they expect to see, what they want to see, what they’ve been told to see, what conventional wisdom tells them to see – not what is right in front of them in its pristine condition.
Some companies are worth paying for up front.
I feel that modelling has groomed my personality and made me a confident person, but even today, when I go on the ramp, I get nervous. I am more comfortable being in front of the camera than walking on the ramp.
Unlike 4G and previous generations of technology, 5G is very different. It is not just about radio. In fact, it stands across the full network from mobile access to cloud core, from software-defined networking to all forms of backhaul, front haul, IP routing, fixed networks, software, and more.
I love football but it doesn’t come in front of my family. One time when I was manager of Braga I cancelled my contract because I had a problem with my family.
Old age, believe me, is a good and pleasant thing. It is true you are gently shouldered off the stage, but then you are given such a comfortable front stall as spectator.
Cinematography is so much about instinct and intuition – you want the same range of experience going into behind the camera as what you see in front of it. Your life experience will come through the lens.
I’m useless at staring at a piece of white paper. But if you put a piece of white paper with a black line on it in front of me, I’ll say no that black line should be red and it should go this way or that way.
On the environmental front there’s concern about global warming and high levels of carbon dioxide, and trees take in CO2 and store carbon.
I’m getting to a point where everything is becoming streamlined in my life. I’m learning how to stand onstage for two hours and play in front of thousands of people as if I am completely in the moment every moment.
Each time somebody working for the Maison has a baby, the atelier creates miniature blouses-blanches, exactly like the ones we wear, with the child’s name embroidered across the front. That is our welcome-to-this-world gift.
You just want to keep going, keep putting your best foot forward, keep putting one foot in front of the other.
As soon as I came in as leader, we had seven weeks to an election, so we had to be entirely focused on the job we had in front of us.
Just to see him come on the stage was an event. They had very high risers, and back a little bit, so he’d walk around behind the risers and right across the front of the stage to the podium, remember?
Many women don’t appreciate their form because it doesn’t look like what they see on the front cover of a magazine. They feel ashamed of their bodies.
My biggest high is just to be in front of the camera and be on a film set.
The most scared I’d ever been was the first time I sang at a rugby match, Australia versus New Zealand, in front of one hundred thousand people. I had a panic attack the night before because people have been booed off and never worked again… just singing one song, the national anthem.
I enjoy the feeling of standing in front of the camera.
But for me to have the opportunity to stand in front of a bunch of executives and present myself, I had to hustle in my own way. I can’t tell you how frustrating it was that they didn’t get that. No joke – I’d leave meetings crying all the time.
If I see Marian Keyes’ books or Patricia Scanlan’s books given more prominence than mine in the bookstore, I’ll move mine to the front. I’ve told them I do this, and they’ve confessed to doing the same thing to me.
Forty years ago, we were on the tail of the Front Page era. There was a different point of view. Reporters and editors were more forgiving of public people. They didn’t think they had to stick someone in jail to make a career.
My favorite affirmation when I feel stuck or out of sorts is: Whatever I need is already here, and it is all for my highest good. Jot this down and post it conspicuously throughout your home, on the dashboard of your car, at your office, on your microwave oven, and even in front of your toilets!
I can say our strategy has always been and will continue to be getting our content in front of as many consumers around the globe as we can… AT&T has been an advocate of the tenets of no blocking, no discrimination, no paid prioritization.
If I were to pick a favorite SummerSlam match of all time, there’s one iconic match that comes to mind: SummerSlam 1992, Bret Hart vs. The British Bulldog at Wembley Stadium in front of more than 80,000 people.
I don’t even like to be naked in front of myself!
Here’s my take on Andy Kaufman… For Kaufman, comedy was a skill that was open for examination. He didn’t just do comedy, he deconstructed it like it was a transistor set. He pulled out all the wires and switched them around, often in front of our very eyes.
I would get ill before going onstage – something about getting in front of people, and if they don’t laugh, I’m a bomb. I got over it when somebody laughed.
Lead from the front.
I just want to win in front of my hometown and win in spectacular fashion. I’ve gotten to perform in many other venues in other states, but it’s going to be a special moment to be able to do that in front of everyone who has known me for the longest.
I am always a sucker for the underdogs. I love Batman and Superman, but when it comes to the guys who don’t stand in the front of the line, Aquaman is one of the key guys for me. He’s so much fun to work on.
I’ve been singing Shakira songs in front of my bathroom mirror into my hairbrush forever. It’s like a daily routine.
It makes sense to have cameras in places where terrorism and crime are of particular concern – such as in Times Square or near major bridges and tunnels. It would be more troubling to learn, however, that the government has focused cameras on the front doors of our homes just to keep track of our comings and goings.
I’m just grateful I didn’t have to spend my early 20s in front of paparazzi cameras.
Youthful impatience obscures the endless potential for joy that’s standing right in front of you.
For me, being in front of a camera is a matter of practicing and refining your art. I think, if you’re telling a story worth telling, it’s worth investing the time into developing.
When you’re so busy shooting 12 hours a day, you just eat what someone sticks in front of you.
Abby Lee Miller
Kids naturally tend to be a bit camera shy, especially in front of strangers.
The average family spends 30 hours in front of a television, and they say they don’t have the time to have a balanced, integrated life.
I enjoy competition. I enjoy challenges. If a challenge is in front of me and it appeals to me, I will go ahead and conquer it.
When I was first aware that I couldn’t read music I didn’t know I couldn’t read because I could play the music that was in front of me.
You’re thinking about a dish, you’re thinking about an ingredient, and in many ways, you end up becoming a naked chef in front of the customer, because what you put on the plate is you. It’s who you are and where you’ve been.
I’d rather play in front of a full house than an empty crowd.
If you do live shows long enough as a comedian, you can still hear that rhythm of laughing. It’s ingrained in you, and it’s not something you can really teach somebody. It comes from doing hours and hours and hours and years and decades on stage, performing in front of live crowds.
It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.
No matter how long a break you take, an actor does feel comfortable in front of the camera.
There are always issues on the front page that need to be explored.
It would have to be connected with performance art somehow, either in the front of the house or the back. I was myopic about this from fourth grade on.
You were not in control You had no visibility: maybe there was a car in front of you, maybe not.
I never represented glam. That’s the thing, you’ll never see me in the front row of a fashion show. I’m uninterested in it. I find it trivial and banal and boring.
Jamie Lee Curtis
You want to have two guys making out in front of your 4-year-old? It’s OK with them. A guy smoking a joint, blowing the smoke into your little kid’s face? OK with them. And I’m not exaggerating here. This is exactly what the secular movement stands for.
In my touring rig, there’s a pedal drawer, where I’m able to switch pedals in and out, going into the front of the amp.
When I am in front of the camera or on stage, I am not me.
Sushant Singh Rajput
If you put a blank canvas in front of Matisse and say, ‘This has to be a success,’ who’s going to pick up a paintbrush?
These days young kids don’t have any place to form an epic adventure. It’s more often in front of the TV screen or a laptop. That’s very hard on them. They’re being taught daily unsocial skills. Facebook is an unsocial skill. It’s so sad.
I can’t believe what’s happening visually, in front of my eyes.
I joined the army after 9/11, after the Iraq war was started. I joined in part because I wanted to go fight on the front lines.
Whether people like it or not, my marketing thought is if you keep something in front of people for too long, they get used to it.
Shah Rukh Khan
My dinner spot is usually in front of the TV. I’ll grill a steak and whip up a salad and watch ‘Hoarders’. I love it because a) I’m kind of voyeuristic, and b) every time I see an episode, I go to the one room where all my unpacked boxes wound up, and I throw out a box of stuff.
In my youth there were words you couldn’t say in front of a girl; now you can’t say ‘girl.’
I’m much more comfortable and confident running out on the field in front of 70,000 people instead of standing in front of a camera trying to say some lines. The people who do that as a profession are very talented because it’s certainly not easy.
My dad is this typical orthodox, narrow-minded Punjabi man in front of whom you can’t even utter the word called ‘boyfriend.’
I think the people will- who advocate having a step back and read those public opinion polls on the front page of the newspapers all over this country saying public supports restoration in restoration of the Everglades, protection of the parks and the creation of monuments.
But I don’t have a very good track record with royalty. My dress fell off in front of Prince Charles at the Prince’s Trust, so I’m just living up to my reputation.
They rushed to move it forward, uh, and then a lawsuit was filed and we spent many months litigating, rather than trying to come up with legislation and move forward on that front.
So technologies, whether it is a telephone or an iPhone, computers in general or automobiles, television even, all individualize us. We all sit in front of our iPhones and communicating but are we really communicating?
There is a tendency by a lot of officials to hide behind the king. And it’s about time that officials take their responsibility and are responsible in front of the people.
Abdullah II of Jordan
If you mind tells your body you can’t do it, you will quit. If your body is giving up, but you think you can carry on, you will naturally keep putting one foot in front of the other.
I’m not thinking about anything when I’m climbing, which is part of the appeal. I’m focused on executing what’s in front of me.
My wife and I just prefer Seattle. It’s a beautiful city. Great setting. You open your front door in the morning and the air smells like pine and the sea, as opposed to bus exhaust.
I knew, regardless of anything else, singing in front of an orchestra was going to be inspirational. It would feed me.
I’m pragmatic. I like efficiency. I want to read what’s in front of me and not have my hands tied.
I’m kind of shy, and I think that I take that out by performing in front of a lot of people. That’s how I get out my shyness.
Time spent in nature is the most cost-effective and powerful way to counteract the burnout and sort of depression that we feel when we sit in front of a computer all day.
I really do not think about ‘Oh, right now I have to defend those points and this title.’ I just really want to enjoy playing on the court, in front of the fans.
Don’t think that there’s a different, better child ‘hiding’ behind the autism. This is your child. Love the child in front of you. Encourage his strengths, celebrate his quirks, and improve his weaknesses, the way you would with any child. You may have to work harder on some of this, but that’s the goal.
Claire Scovell LaZebnik
There is a drama queen in me, as I love acting, and I used to stand in front of the mirror and act since my childhood.
I don’t actually feel multi-talented. I just feel that I’m in this business where we give ourselves 100 titles and gold statues. It’s like, lawyers aren’t like, ‘You’re incredible! You’re a professional arguer in front of the judge! You’re great at paperwork!’ No, you just get credit for one job.
B. J. Novak
LCD Soundsystem – they put the drummer in front. I always thought that was cool. Because the drummer is usually the guy in the back.
I was in sixth grade at Koko Head Elementary School in Honolulu, and was chosen to pin the 50th star on the American flag in front of my teachers and classmates at a special assembly to celebrate statehood.
I’m able to move like no one else you’ve ever seen in front of a camera.
When I was onstage doing the work, adrenaline killed the pain because I never hurt in front of an audience.
My passion lies with whatever I’m doing at the time… I only see what is front of me.
When you’re standing in front of an audience like this that is so enthusiastic and so much behind you, it is very hard to give a bad speech. Even a bad speech sounds good in a convention hall like this.
But first, the news: The House of Commons was sealed off today after police chased an escaped lunatic through the front door during Prime Minister’s question time. A spokesman at Scotland Yard said it was like looking for a needle in a haystack.
A person standing in front of an audience without enthusiasm for his subject and his actions is disconnected from his spirit.
I can’t wait to front my band with these new songs and play for fans, but I’ve decided to keep my day job too.
People assume that because you have graced the same stage as the star act, in front of thousands, you must be reaping similar financial rewards. This is a complete fallacy.
I love making movies, but there’s nothing like being in front of an audience.
Sometimes you don’t get in through the front door. Sometimes you don’t get in through the back. Sometimes you got to climb through the window. That doesn’t mean the opportunity wasn’t there. There’s a way; you’ve just got to find it.
Being behind a camera, in front of the camera, is my own little deconstructionist niche.
We used to go and play shows in the south in front of two people and now every show we did was just great. The warm-ups, most of those weren’t even advertised and most of them were sold out. I don’t know what’s going on, it’s just so much different than it used to be.
It was hard to get guys to notice me, period, because I was so skinny and all my friends were curvy. Plus, I used to be very nervous in front of guys.
We all know it’s brutal up there at the front, especially those of us at the rear.
Arthur Frank Burns
I looked like an alien, and in front of the most beautiful people on TV.
When I was at drama school, I remember going to Amsterdam for new year and sitting with friends on the front of a P&O ferry in the wind, having some sort of ‘Titanic’ moment, declaring ourselves to be the new kings of theatre.
Live in the moment and make the most of every single hour that you’re alive. Like it says on the sign outside the drop zone in front of the school: No Idling.
The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.
H. L. Mencken
Van Morrison is probably, at this point in time, my biggest influence as a vocalist. When we were making our last album I had a vinyl copy of ‘Veedon Fleece’ in the vocal booth in front of me, in the dorky sense. I think there were candles around, which is really tacky, but hey, I needed to channel Van the Man!
If I want to knock a story off the front page, I just change my hairstyle.
I like being at the front – it’s where I’m meant to be.
Rex Orange County
I suffer from stage fright, so I blabber on stage and stop midway through my performances. I cannot even write a cheque, as it makes me nervous. Being around people makes me nervous. But I’m very comfortable in front of the camera, and this I realised many films later.
I always knew I had a voice and I’ve always known I could sing, but I was too shy to let it come out. I think it’s the hardest thing to do, to sing in front of people. When I finally let go and did it, I realized it’s what I’m most talented at and what I love to do the most.
I don’t like being weak in front of my mum or anyone for that matter. I don’t like crying.
One of the reasons that I accepted, once asked to do Star Trek, was to give a single child a chance to see the long thought, to see themselves some 400 years hence. It occurred to me that we must ensure that we keep in front of children the ever-changing horizon.
I want to get a vending machine, with fun sized candy bars, and the glass in front is a magnifying glass. You’ll be mad, but it will be too late.
I try to let go of the intellect and just tell the story. I only read the page I have in front of me on the screen. Then when the whole story is told, I print it, wait a week and read it.
Mark Jackson played 19, 20 years in the NBA. Shouldn’t even have probably been in the league, and he’s the third-ranked assist guy in the NBA. But you describe his game: Can he jump? No, not really. How’s his outside shot? Eh, it’s inconsistent. Can he defend? Nah, he can’t stay in front of guys. And he played 19 years!
Innovation accelerates and compounds. Each point in front of you is bigger than anything that ever happened.
There is an air of unreality in debating these arcane points when the world is changing in such dramatic ways right in front of our eyes because of global warming.
There’s something about being in front of a live audience that’s fun. It’s a really interesting, very electric, very alive, and intense experience, and you can’t get it anywhere else. And I’ve been doing it since I was 23, so it’s part of my being – it’s part of my fabric as a person.
I served the famous professors and scholars, and eventually they learned that the Reverend Moon is superior to them. Even Nobel laureate academics who thought they were at the center of knowledge are as nothing in front of me.
Sun Myung Moon
Don’t do or say things you would not like to see on the front page of The Washington Post.
I used to have trouble in front of an audience. I felt uncomfortable.
A piece of spaghetti or a military unit can only be led from the front end.
George S. Patton
What has been happening more lately – of course, I also put in my bio, I say I do the voice of Goliath, but some people go – you know, I say something, and it’s a funny thing when you work in this business, people will talk out loud in front of you like you’re not there.
There’s no doubt that inequality destabilizes societies. I think the social science evidence on that front is crystal clear.
One of my mantras is, ‘Embrace what makes you unique, even if it makes others uncomfortable.’ I keep that with me in my back pocket. Shoot, I keep it in my front pocket! I keep it in my hair.
In the Christian faith, God really puts suffering front and center. He doesn’t get squeamish about it.
Joni Eareckson Tada
I always had a standard of, back when I was doing the country music I always told people I would never record a song that I wouldn’t sit down and sing in front of my mom and dad.
You have to be careful what you say in front of comedy writers because they will absolutely make fun of it in the next episode.
David Alan Basche
The benefit a father can confer on his son is to make him fit to occupy the front rank in the assembly of the learned.
Everyone asks me about why I care about anime and football so much, but that’s because anything dark that happened in my life, those two things would make me feel better. I just used to sit in front of the TV and watch football and breathe a sigh of relief. You know what I mean? It’s another world. An escape.
Fifty million Americans have dementia and other brain illnesses. To gather together the minds that exist and see how we can tackle these ailments together, that is the work that is in front of us: to have a map of the human brain, an understanding of the roadways, and an understanding of the traffic on the roadways.
It’s hard to be successful over the long term if you’re not unified and there’s not that synergy between coach and front office.
Stan Van Gundy
I believe that you are not stuck with a pre-destiny. I believe that there is ways to see all these things that are laid down in front of you and where you belong and to smack yourself in the face when you realize that you’ve strayed off your path and get back to where your path is.
My rights all spring front an infinitely nobler source – from favor and grace of God.
There are so many beautiful things that are a part of the world, and I’ve always looked at life that way; I’ve always tried to put on a smile and a brave front, not just for my kids but in my own life and all the difficulties that I’ve gone through.
The number of medals on an officer’s breast varies in inverse proportion to the square of the distance of his duties from the front line.
Charles Edward Montague
I can’t play the guitar, so the thoughts of playing one onstage at a festival makes me quiver, but I’ve been blabbering away in front of people since I was a child, so talking for a living isn’t the most daunting thing to do.
Because the mask is your face, the face is a mask, so I’m thinking of the face as a mask because of the way I see faces is coming from an African vision of the mask which is the thing that we carry around with us, it is our presentation, it’s our front, it’s our face.
I do remember meeting ‘The Donald.’ He seemed to really enjoy the WrestleMania 4 battle royal. He watched me take a very hard front turnbuckle bump, and it seemed to stun him that I wasn’t seriously hurt. Backstage, Trump gave me a big smile and a handshake.
Don’t tell me what I need. Start looking at the people in front of you, appreciate the diversity in the community, respect it. Don’t debate it.
I like the performing part, it gives me a huge rush but it still makes me nervous. Being in front of large crowds is intimidating to me and I feel myself withdrawing.
Trade unions have stood at the front lines of struggles for democratic change and social justice throughout history. In many countries, we are the organized voice of oppositions to governments operating at the behest of corporate power and vested interests.
I do like being in front of the camera more and more. Having experience behind it has taught me about lighting and angles, how to move, and what looks good and what doesn’t.
I have a goal in front of me and that is to achieve a gold medal at the Olympics in air rifle shooting.
Daffodils, blossom and tulips jostle to the front of the stage in April. I love these early perennials: they may be more modest but they nearly all have that one special quality that a plant needs to transform your affections from admiration to affection – charm.
When I was about 3, my grandfather used to give me and my sister a nickel to sit out on the front porch with him and sing songs.
Left to our own devices and passions, we human beings have a hard time seeing beyond what is immediately in front of us.
Fits did not go over well in my house. There was a lot of discipline and obedience and you had to be very ladylike. Ladies didn’t curse and I still don’t curse in front of my parents.
We went to – I guess it was a legitimate boiler room, and I sat in front of this guy who literally was on the phone with two people at once. They call it double fisting.
From an early age, I had always loved drawing. Laying on the floor, in front of the fire, drawing from my imagination, marching soldiers, dive bombers, spaceships and monsters. Now, suddenly, I was drawing from real life!
I wore No. 24 at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Canada – one bib on the back and one on the front – and those are like my medals.
Eddie the Eagle
When I was young, I was dedicated to become a minister – my brothers and I were formally brought in front of the congregation in a dedication ceremony, where we were dedicated to the future service of God.
At the end of the day, they’re happy if you do the obvious songs towards the end of the set and you’ve got to try and make yourself happy by doing certain songs at the front end of the set.
I am not Donald Trump. I cannot see my people suffer in front of my eyes.
Whenever I see a mirror, I just look at myself, or when I see my own reflection, I quickly take a look; I won’t lie about that. But when I am in front of the camera, it’s just the character, not me.
I was jumping out of my skin. It was horrible. I was all over the place, because I’d never been in front of a live audience. That’s a whole other element in the play, the audience.
Latinos are the fastest growing minority, and we’re obviously not going anywhere. We’re extremely loyal as a people, and I think Hollywood is starting to recognize that. It’s very rare for a major studio to nationally distribute a film with Latino talent, not only in front of the camera, but also behind the camera.
For me, acting is becoming naked in front of people, you know? And when you know in the back of your mind somebody is testing you, you cannot really bare yourself. That’s a feeling I always have when I’m auditioning.
I always turn to the sports pages first, which records people’s accomplishments. The front page has nothing but man’s failures.
What I’m doing is a dream come true but at the same time its work. It’s like anything else. The only time it doesn’t really feel like work to me is when I’m on stage and doing what I’ve prepared myself for my whole life which is to stand out in front of a crowd and sing.
We see what music can do for people. Hell, we see what music does for us! When you see thousands of people out in front of you, it’s fixing their lives. It’s helping. It’s healing. It’s bigger than the inconvenience of jealousy or emotional storm clouds.
I miss being on the road. I miss being in front of the fans of the WWE Universe. I miss being on RAW every Monday. I’m just really, really itching to get back.
On the Native American front, we have turned a new page in the 400-year history of the interface between the American settlers of this country and the nation’s first Americans. That’s included a new relationship where the sovereignty of tribes is in fact recognized.
I played for England at cricket and football. Playing at Wembley in front of 60,000 people seemed better than playing at Cirencester in front of my family and friends.
I’m always shy in front of an audience, so I’m always at the back, in the shadows, just doing it. I don’t like the front, the adulation.
You’re looking for players whose name on the front of the sweater is more important than the one on the back. I look for these players to play hard, to play smart and to represent their country.
I get to perform in front of millions of people on Saturday nights, I get to choreograph and dance and nothing can bring me down.
A. J. Pritchard
Something opens our wings. Something makes boredom and hurt disappear. Someone fills the cup in front of us: We taste only sacredness.
Working in front of the camera keeps me alive. I couldn’t care less about actors’ trailers and food on sets and stuff like that – I just want to act.
Gay marriage has jumped out of the closet on to the front page. Everyone from the president of the U.S. to retired four-star general Colin Powell is embracing the issue, now supported by most Americans. Still, a few people, like former First Lady Laura Bush appear to be conflicted.
We got to do a few things with President Clinton. To be invited to Washington again to play with Ashanti and all those other cool people there in front of President Bush and the rest of the world feels awesome. I’m really looking forward to going.
What difference does it make whether you’re looking at a photograph or looking at a still life in front of you? You still have to look.
It is clear I was never the Pretty Girl. I had my two front teeth knocked out when I was 10 and didn’t fix them until I was 19. I have a crooked smile and a nose that looks like it’s been broken 12 times but never has been. My nose was always red, so people called me Rudolph. My whole face is off-center.
That’s the philosophy that we have always had. Going and playing in front of people and leaving an impressive from that standpoint.
I believe we create our own lives. And we create it by our thinking, feeling patterns in our belief system. I think we’re all born with this huge canvas in front of us and the paintbrushes and the paint, and we choose what to put on this canvas.
Louise L. Hay
It’s really fun to be on stage in front of people.
I used to watch Monte Irvin play when I was a kid. I idolized him. I used to wait in front of the ballpark just for him to pass by so I could see him.
As a goalkeeper you need to be good at organising the people in front of you and motivating them. You need to see what’s going on and react to the threats. Just like a good manager in business.
Cyclists. I really hate them. I wish they would not be so self-righteous and realise they are a danger to pedestrians. I wish cyclists would not vindictively snap off wing mirrors on cars when they were trying to cross in front of the car at a danger to motorists and pedestrians.
A. S. Byatt
If I don’t have a model in front of me, I don’t have an idea.
If the world is in complete flux for me and life is falling apart, if I just manage to get myself in front of a computer or at my desk, it calms.
I knew that modeling could open doors, and I would be able to travel and forge my own path. Being able to support yourself is amazing, and I think that was one of the things that appealed to me, but I didn’t want to be in front of the camera at first.
I’m interested in all kinds of sports. I’ll glance at the front page and then go straight to sports and then I’ll come back to the rest of the paper.
It’s much easier to get a reception from someone if there is an introduction versus randomly trying to get in front of people.
For the life of me, I don’t understand what honest motive there is in putting this in front of this body to philosophically debate marriage on a constitutional amendment that is not going to happen, and which is enormously divisive in all of our communities.
If you think a child is going to be your accessory… it’s not like a micro pig. It’s not about putting them in front of the television. You need to read to them at night.
Why have a model on the front of your magazine when you can have Kate Winslet, Cate Blanchett or Hilary Swank? Because those girls are intelligent and talented, people are interested.
I’m not such a talkative person, and I don’t like speaking in front of a lot of people.
When you come from a star family in the South, you’re expected to be really good in dance and fights. It’s really important that you open up as an actor in front of the camera.
I had to think long and hard about what it would imply, what it would mean. Would it mean any alterations of one’s lifestyle? Or, more than that, the way that people regarded you? The way they reacted to you if you had a Sir in front of your name?
Our new attitude is how can we put you in front of our customer.
The world, universe, God, whatever you call it, has so much more in store if you just sit back and relax and do what’s right in front of you.
I recorded the song live in front of an orchestra, and yes, I was very moved, I was in tears.
People would ask, ‘Why is your vocal cord paralyzed?’ I said it was a virus. I didn’t say it was an elective procedure to add hair to the front of my head. It was embarrassing. There’s an embarrassing element to that.
My dad told us up front, ‘Guys, if you want to play sports, go ahead, but it’s your decision.’
It’s a lot of fun, especially when you’re winning. Playing at home in front of the best fans – doesn’t get any better than that.
I like cookies, any cookie you put in front of me – animal cookies, sugar cookies, anything crunchy.
Learning to be your natural self in front of five cameras and a silent studio takes time. Trying to be funny under duress is probably a lot like trying to play golf relaxed under pressure.
I learned later, just as a footnote, that the World Assembly of Youth was a CIA front.
You have to believe that things can be bigger than what you see in front of you in order to move forward.
When I was born, the speed limit was two miles an hour. They’d only just repealed the law where a man had to walk in front of every motor car waving a flag.
At such a loving invitation, Pinocchio, with one leap from the back of the orchestra, found himself in the front rows. With another leap, he was on the orchestra leader’s head. With a third, he landed on the stage.
I was attracted to the concept of Hollywood and the lifestyle here. But I’ve grown to mistrust it because it has changed. I didn’t bargain for digital access parking in some concrete structure. Real heaven for me was to drive somewhere and park right in front. Now the city is going vertical.
I’ve got a lot of weaknesses. One of them is that I often get scared and tense when I’m working – and fear is one of the big threats to any good performance, because it closes you down and makes it harder for you to produce life in front of the camera.
Obviously, Iron Maiden is on a way bigger scale to British Lion, but as a musician playing live, it’s just the adrenaline rush of playing in front of an audience that gives you that rush.
Being a Deol for me is to be honest; walking with my head held high and never having to bow in front of injustice.
If he didn’t fall in love he would have never come back near the end of the film. Because, what man is going to dishonor himself so that he comes back in front of the man that took a woman away from him… and warns her to save her life?
If you think there are no new frontiers, watch a boy ring the front doorbell on his first date.
And I usually use myself as a model, posing in front of a mirror as I dab the strokes on the canvas.
Publishers can use realtime ad technology to build their brand on the realtime web. Realtime ad technology gets their hottest content in front of users seconds after it is published, ensuring that their content gets shared and becomes viral before their competitors.
We need to put goals in front of us and move towards them.
I walk into rooms and I don’t know why I’m there. I’m like, ‘Why am I standing in front of the toilet now?’
For a lot of people, it’s a massive deal to be on the front row at Fashion Week and look perfect. I don’t go to be seen; I go to look at the collections and support my friends, like Henry, Giles and Jonathan Saunders. As much as I love clothes and shopping, it doesn’t drive me.
Entertainment is often a medium in which you can put yourself front and center.
I would not describe my personality. And I think when you describe people, you are making a mistake. That’s not how they are; that’s how you perceive them at that moment. It’s limiting in front of something that is magnificent and unlimited: life.
These ivy league students are in the upper echelon of the college boards and had great opportunity in front of them regardless of where they go to college. Its in their very nature and it is something they expect.
Michael N. Castle
The reason you come to manage Newcastle is to be in front of 50-odd thousand every week, even if you might get a bit of stick along the way.
Truth be told, I’m much more comfortable in a pair of hiking boots or with a rack of climbing gear than in front of a laptop.
I’m much more confident with crypto than with banks or fiat currency because I can actually control it, and the money supply is transparent, stated up front. It makes online shopping a lot easier and a lot safer.
He stopped everything behind the plate and hit everything in front of it.
No matter how successful you are, no matter how good you are at what you do, even if a golden path rolls out in front of your feet your whole life, there will come one particularly bleak Tuesday when you glance over at Facebook and notice that Jen From Down The Hall has just won an Oscar.
There’s a lot of criticism in this job and what we do. It’s in front of everybody and for everybody to have their own opinion about what we do. Don’t be in this position if you can’t handle that criticism.
An artist’s job is simply to take the mirror in front of your face and hold it there. It’s not to give you any answers. It is simply to take that mirror and point it at you.
Consideration of any kind are a crime against the German people and the soldier at the front.
For me, an area of moral clarity is: you’re in front of someone who’s suffering and you have the tools at your disposal to alleviate that suffering or even eradicate it, and you act.
You dangle a little bit of change in front of somebody and what do they do? They change right up like a chameleon.
My high-school a cappella teacher would embarrass me in front of the choir. ‘Mavis, you’re in the basement. Mavis, you’re singing with the boys.’ I said, ‘Mr. Finch, my voice isn’t soprano. I can’t sing up there with the girls.’ So I just got out of the choir.
It is also right that we continue to consult with front line workers and the public to ensure that targets are reasonable and achievable, that measurement regimes are proportionate and that the targets take full account of the other reforms that are under way.
I don’t believe in this business of being behind, better to be in front.
Never having played Chess before, it was most interesting to be playing the game with no pieces in front of me. But I still knew how to stroke my hair when I won.
I am the ‘Cosmic Dancer’ who dances his way out of the womb and into the tomb on ‘Electric Warrior.’ I’m not frightened to get up there and groove about in front of six million people on TV because it doesn’t look cool. That’s the way I would do it at home.
I think love is blind. You don’t see it; you don’t hear what people are saying or what you’re saying. You don’t see what you’re doing. All you see is the person in front of you. That’s it.
I don’t like acting; not in front of the camera.
Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.
I have made the most profound apology in front of the Truth Commission and on other occasions about the injustices which were wrought by apartheid.
F. W. de Klerk
The guys who play in midfield and up front are the ones who decide games.
My mom had early rap records, like Jimmy Spicer. In the middle of the records was a turntable and a receiver – I used to scratch records on it – and on top was a reel-to-reel. In front of that wall were more stacks of records. It was either Mom’s record or Pop’s record, and they had their names on each and every one.
I just want to be in the middle of the order, playing solid defense, playing every day, being competitive and earning that my manager, the coaching staff, the front office, my teammates have faith that I’m going to be a helpful teammate. I want to do that until the very end.
The newspapers of the twenty-first century will give a mere ‘stick’ in the back pages to accounts of crime or political controversies, but will headline on the front pages the proclamation of a new scientific hypothesis.
I think that I’ve been pigeon-holed by virtue of the fact that I’ve spent so much time in front of a green screen.
My mom was a photographer and whenever they needed a baby for a modelling job, she’d stick me in front of the camera. That’s how it started.
This conflict is one thing I’ve been waiting for. I’m well and strong and young – young enough to go to the front. If I can’t be a soldier, I’ll help soldiers.
It’s very liberating to be naked in front of a hundred people, but there’s nothing sexual about lovemaking on a movie set.
I lived in Beverly Hills for years. I always had a line, ‘I hate the rich.’ From what I witnessed after living there for 15 years, these people just don’t raise their kids. I used to see the lineup of cars in front of the schools and it was all the nannies.
Andrew Dice Clay
My former bullies pay extra to come backstage and meet me after shows, and I pretend not to know them in front of their friends. It is the most divine pleasure to exact the revenge of the brutalized child that resides within.
Think about the comfortable feeling you have as you open your front door. That’s but a hint of what we’ll feel some day on arriving at the place our Father has lovingly and personally prepared for us in heaven. We will finally – and permanently – be ‘at home’ in a way that defies description.
When they are performing in front of the public, they ought to have a sensation that’s relatively easy, if the technical and the interpretive work was done before.
More and more, modern warfare will be about people sitting in bunkers in front of computer screens, whether remotely piloted aircraft or cyber weapons.
The rabbit is significant in that the handle on the original South Pointing Chariot was carved in the form of a rabbit. Because the handle extended out front it meant that wherever the rabbit went the chariot had to follow.
When you stand up acoustic in front of an audience, you really are a man without any clothes on. And that can be fun – it depends how much of an exhibitionist you are, I suppose. I quite enjoy it.
Some people are cool with the fact that their bodies bear witness to this great thing they produced, their children, and I understand that. But on a personal level, it makes me feel better that my breasts are not down to my knees when I’m undressed in front of my husband.
A player is said to have the opposition when he can place his King directly in front of the adverse King, with only one square between them. This is often an important advantage in ending games.
I can walk through the front door of any factory and out the back and tell you if it’s making money or not. I can just tell by the way it’s being run and by the spirit of the workers.
Harvey S. Firestone
‘Hollyoaks’ is where I learnt a lot of the craft, being in front of a camera six days a week. That’s certainly an experience you don’t get in drama school. It invites you to be comfortable in front of the camera.
Am I foolish and insignificant or am I great? I gave all the individuals in the world cause to kneel down in front of me.
Sun Myung Moon
See, when you drive home today, you’ve got a big windshield on the front of your car. And you’ve got a little bitty rearview mirror. And the reason the windshield is so large and the rearview mirror is so small is because what’s happened in your past is not near as important as what’s in your future.
I was in sixth grade the first time I was required to speak in front of an audience. I had terrible stage fright and felt quite ill, in fact, by the time I had to give my little talk to students in another class across the hall.
Doing my Broadway show ‘700 Sundays’ reminded me how much I love working in front of an audience.
People always joke that ‘dog’ spells ‘god’ backwards. They should consider that it might be the higher power coming down to see just how well they do, what kind of people they are. The animals are right here, right in front of us. And how we treat these companions is a test.
I play a percussion instrument, not a musical saw; it needs no amplification. Where it’s needed, they put a microphone in front of the bass drum. But, I don’t think it’s necessary to play that way every night.
You’ve got to quit lowering your standards. Set your requirements up front so when a guy hooks you, he has to know this is business.
I come from Beverley in East Yorkshire, and no one there would step outside their front door, or even their back door, on a Saturday night – or any other time, for that matter – unless they were dressed to the nines.
Anna Maxwell Martin
I grew up in New York, so I fell in love with acting on a stage, not in front of a camera.
I actually run a non-profit where one of the main objectives is to branch out and get a new audience for the theater. Just because the writing is so good and nothing is more effective than seeing something live and happening right in front of your face, so I definitely want to continue to pursue that.
Natural beauty takes at least two hours in front of a mirror.
Practicing going over scenes and in front of the camera just to see how that feels, and then ultimately just finding a way to expose yourself to people. That’s what I did.
Lots of people want to have written; they don’t want to write. In other words, they want to see their name on the front cover of a book and their grinning picture on the back. But this is what comes at the end of a job, not at the beginning.
I hate belongings. I hate clutter. It really bothers me because I can’t think properly. If you’ve got distractions in front of you, your mind goes nuts.
The reason I got into acting was not to explore myself. I was a reader, I didn’t care about acting. I got into it in college, but I had no interest really in that, in getting up in front of anybody.
Shape your heart to front the hour, but dream not that the hours will last.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
It’s good to get away from the editing suite. It’s very unhealthy to be sitting in front of the screen for too long.
I love, love, love live performance. It’s like walking a tightrope without the net. You better be on point; you better be balanced. You better have rehearsed it and seen it from every vantage so you can do what you do best. I do love film because it’s up front in your face, and hopefully you’ve got a great editor.
Sheryl Lee Ralph
First, do enough training. Then believe in yourself and say: I can do it. Tomorrow is my day. And then say: the person in front of me, he is just a human being as well; he has two legs, I have two legs, that is all. That is mentally how you prepare.
I’m actually pretty shy in real life. But I guess in front of the camera, I focus.
Fossil fuels are – they’re inherently centralized. And you need a lot of infrastructure to get them out, and you need a lot of infrastructure to transport it, as Obama was explaining in front of all that pipe, right? Whereas renewable energy is everywhere.
Obama has no way to conceal that Osama was executed in front of his children and wives, who are now under the custody of the authorities of Pakistan, a Muslim country of almost 200 million inhabitants, whose laws have been violated, its national dignity offended, and its religious traditions desecrated.
It’s embarrassing standing in front of the camera and getting your picture taken.
I’m not perfect, I do drink. I do smoke. Carson Daly can’t go out and get messed up, he can’t smoke in front of kids – he’s the face of MTV, and he has to be good. But me? I can.
You may have an older audience in front of you holding the Bible and a younger audience holding an iPhone. You don’t want to lose either audience.
I’m in a difficult position in the sense that, preposterous as this might sound, I don’t like being the centre of attention. I get up on stage every night and play songs, but I almost feel the songs are the centre of attention. I don’t like opening my birthday presents in front of people, either.
When you’re at the end of your rope, all you have to do is make one foot move out in front of the other. Just take the next step. That’s all there is to it.
It is courage, courage, courage, that raises the blood of life to crimson splendor. Live bravely and present a brave front to adversity.
I love it behind the camera as much as I do in front.
When you’re on stage singing, you’re naked. Your voice is something very intimate, and that’s why I’m scared every time before I perform. It doesn’t matter if I’m singing for a king or a queen or the Pope, it’s enough to be in front of anybody. I suffer, but I can’t do anything about it.
A beautiful city is Richmond, seated on the hills that overlook the James River. The dwellings have a pleasant appearance, often standing by themselves in the midst of gardens. In front of several, I saw large magnolias, their dark, glazed leaves glittering in the March sunshine.
William Cullen Bryant
The difference between the old ballplayer and the new ballplayer is the jersey. The old ballplayer cared about the name on the front. The new ballplayer cares about the name on the back.
The wild, cruel beast is not behind the bars of the cage. He is in front of it.
If I lose forcing the pace all the way, well, at least I can live with myself. But if it’s a slow pace, and I get beaten by a kicker who leaches off the front, then I’ll always wonder, ‘What if…?’
The American fascists are most easily recognized by their deliberate perversion of truth and fact. Their newspapers and propaganda carefully cultivate every fissure of disunity, every crack in the common front against fascism.
Henry A. Wallace
But I’d say recording and playing on stage are two completely different things. Being up there in front of all those people is like jumping off a cliff into icy water. The recording process is a totally different energy.
Oddly enough, I have really bad stage fright – getting up in front of people. And I made a living going on live television.
We like things to manifest right away, and they may not. Many times, we’re just planting a seed and we don’t know exactly how it is going to come to fruition. It’s hard for us to realize that what we see in front of us might not be the end of the story.
I work ’cause I have to pay the bills. But I also work ’cause I love it. I don’t know what I’d do with me if I didn’t have this work. It’s what I’ve done all my life. It’s my motivation. It’s my satisfaction. It’s my joy to stand in front of an audience to sing, to come back home and write songs. Man, it’s amazing for me.
I love just getting to experience the different types of fans and getting to perform in front of thousands of people every night; that is icing on the cake for me. That is the fun.
I used to stand in front of the mic and cry.
On certain plays and situations I feel like I have the advantage. But sometimes I just have to not think about the size of the guy in front of me.
Micing it from two different angles in front of the speaker sounds huge, and it’s so simple.
I hate it, it is tedious… when I write for my act, it is very improvisational, I write bullet points, I cannot sit in front of a computer; that is not my style.
Life is a weird thing because it puts roadblocks in front of you, sometimes you gotta go through it, sometimes you gotta go around it, sometimes you gotta take a pause and look back at what you’re gonna do, have a plan.
The wonderful thing about Food for Thought is that it lets you keep your hand in theater and be in front of a live audience without a commitment of six months, or even three months.
When I was old enough to walk home alone from school, I loved seeing our house from a distance. It sat on the corner of South Muirfield Road and West 4th Street and had this proud, majestic look. But I rarely went through the front door. The back was more dramatic.
Perhaps September 11 could be called the first historic world event in the strictest sense: the impact, the explosion, the slow collapse – a gruesome reality literally took place in front of a global public.
Piano should be the one. Yeah, because that’s your basis. Everything is right there in front of you.
I just enjoy what I do – looking forward to going on a film set, being in front of the camera, interacting with many people. I’m fortunate to be living my dream.
The first time I saw my wife, Marjorie, I was doing stand-up in Memphis, and she was sitting in the front row. Afterward, I walked up and said, ‘Ma’am, I’m going to marry you one day.’ And 15 years later, I did.
You feel quite distant by playing at huge stadiums year after year, where you only can see a great darkness in front of you.
I can sit in front of the TV and watch an old romantic film and be transfixed.
If someone stands in front of one of my paintings and says, ‘This is just a mess’, the word ‘just’ is not so good, but ‘mess’ might be right. Why not a mess? If it makes you say, ‘Wow, I’ve never seen anything like that’, that’s beautiful.
I’m 21 years old, and it’s kind of uncomfortable for me to talk about, but I’m in the 1 percent as far as my income and tax bracket. But now that I’m here, there’s no amount of money you can wave in front of my face that will make me understand depriving people of human rights.
When I grew up, my house contained only two books: the Bible and the ‘Edmonds’ cookbook. We were a working-class household. Books were a poor second to the television, which was always on, usually with me in front of it.
Don Rickles and I are best friends. I know that might seem strange to those who know Don only by reputation, but somebody has to be his friend. Just to make sure I don’t forget, Don gave me a doormat that sits just outside the front door of my house. It reads: ‘The Newharts: The Rickleses Best Friends.’
You’re in front of an audience, but you’re playing for a camera. There’s this huge adrenaline rush, because you know that besides the audience in the studio, there are millions of people watching at home.
The movies are the only business where you can go out front and applaud yourself.
My philosophy is, if I couldn’t say it in front of my grandmother, I probably shouldn’t say it.
People who don’t travel cannot have a global view, all they see is what’s in front of them. Those people cannot accept new things because all they know is where they live.
So I feel now very much like a guardian. I’m standing in front of art. I’m standing in front of cinema. I’m standing in front of Black culture. I’m standing in front of the history of America, and I’m protecting it by making art, by protecting our art, and by promoting our art.
I absolutely know how to sit in front of a computer screen, that’s for sure.
I would rather do what I did than crawl in front of a ritualistic Left and lie the way those other comrades did betray my own soul.
Give your kids a bloody knife and fork and let me put some fresh food in front of them they can eat.
Badness you can get easily, in quantity; the road is smooth, and it lies close by, But in front of excellence the immortal gods have put sweat, and long and steep is the way to it.
I can only speak from my own personal experience, being behind the camera and in front of it, but every magazine cover you see is completely airbrushed.
The playoffs are the playoffs. You just play who is put in front of you.
You don’t really get Jesus saying very often there’ll be pie in the sky when you die. He’s really talking about now and today, and it’s supposed to be like that. You’re supposed to delight in what’s right in front of you.
Even if the chef has a good business head, his focus should be behind kitchen doors. A business partner should take care of everything in front of the kitchen doors.
We all sit in front of our mics and our scripts lay on music stands. Then the silliness begins!
Any proposal that allows people who are here illegally to cut to the front of the line is amnesty.
The actress they’d hired had refused to appear naked in front of the camera. I didn’t like to appear naked either, but the first thing I did was take off my clothes and jump into the pool completely naked.
I’ve heard countless women – but not a single man – say to me, ‘I could never stand up before the Supreme Court; it would be way too stressful.’ But I’ve heard countless men, and very few women, say to me, ‘I would love to argue in front of the Court; that would be so exciting.’
Americans who have parents raised during the Great Depression or World War II understand how drastically things have changed on the home front. My father did not care a whit whether I liked him, and it would have been unthinkable for him to pick up my stuff. There were rules in the house, and they were enforced.
As a five-year-old kid, I used to sit in front of the TV – I never missed ‘Dukes of Hazzard,’ not once. It was me and my dad’s show.
The way I meditate is by being organised. I can get real Zen if I go home and tidy the front room.
You can take 100 penalties in training, but when you go out on that pitch in front of all those people and the television cameras, it’s completely different.
The first time someone stood up in front of the fire and told the story while illustrating it with shadows on the walls of the quarry, that was the birth of theater.
At home we’re the hosts, and I never liked the idea of being embarrased in front of our friends.
I am looking forward to seeing my buddy Colin represent in front of Pacino. That’s sweet.
I have been refused entrance on the buses because I would not pay my fare at the front and go around to the rear door to enter. That was the custom if the bus was crowded up to the point where the white passengers would start occupying.
Who said that looking good is not a task? There are so many girls with a well maintained body, but will they be able to walk the beachside in front of the camera wearing a swimsuit? Carrying your body in a certain manner to look sexy is also an art.
I had my two front teeth knocked out by a sixth grader in first grade.
Chad Michael Murray
If you’re graduating from high school, and you come from a lower income family, you’re effectively given two options. One is get a four-year college degree; two is work at a low-wage job, potentially for the rest of your life. We’ve got to do better on that front. We have to provide more options.
J. D. Vance
I always loved to entertain and show off in front of the neighbors. I would sing and dance at their houses.
There’s no better feeling than winning a trophy in front of your fans when they’re celebrating.
I went to an all-boys Catholic school, and not only were we not allowed to wear pajamas, we had to wear dress shirts, dress pants, a tie, dress shoes… they stopped making us wear blazers, like, two years before I started there, so pajamas… you wouldn’t even get in the front door wearing pajamas at my school.
John C. Reilly
When you’re sitting in front of a screen, you’re not using all of your senses at the same time. Nowhere than in nature do kids use their senses in such a stimulated way.
I’m not sure that the benefit – as a writer and as a citizen – that I would get from reading at least the front page of the Times every day or every other day would outweigh the depression.
People are looking for a leader independent of powerful, wealthy special interests that always push to the front of the line.
I’ve been trying to eat healthier, but sometimes it doesn’t work out when you’re sitting in front of the TV drinking wine, and you realize you really need ice cream to go along with it.
Aja Naomi King
We can’t have special interests sitting shotgun. We gotta have middle class families up in front. We don’t mind the Republicans joining us. They can come for the ride, but they gotta sit in back.
‘Downward Spiral’ felt like I had an unending bottomless pit of rage and self-loathing inside me and I had to somehow challenge something or I’d explode. I thought I could get through by putting everything into my music, standing in front of an audience and screaming emotions at them from my guts.
I don’t even sing in front of really close friends. It’s embarrassing. I don’t really sing when I’m alone, either. I just hum enjoyably.
I see bad stuff on the street all the time that I don’t do anything about. I do bad stuff myself all the time. The goal is not to somehow be perfect – that’s silly, that’s naive. The goal is to just recognize there are choices in front of us, and to try to make better ones.
Jonathan Safran Foer
Justice can only be dispensed when you have all the facts in front of you.
I could have brought Kevin Kelley to my own backyard and beat him up there. But I didn’t want to do that. I wanted to come to his own backyard and bring him down in front of his own crowd, a place he loves.
What is a face, really? Its own photo? Its make-up? Or is it a face as painted by such or such painter? That which is in front? Inside? Behind? And the rest? Doesn’t everyone look at himself in his own particular way? Deformations simply do not exist.
I never strike out at any life form. The only things I attack are icons of conspicuous consumption. People put objects in front of their life, in front of anything that has real importance. They make this ‘thing’ their God.
Wendy O. Williams
I work from awkwardness. By that I mean I don’t like to arrange things. If I stand in front of something, instead of arranging it, I arrange myself.
For me, there’s nothing better than curling up in my favorite blanket on a cloudy or rainy day and just knit. Especially in front of the fireplace.
I worked a lot on ‘Conan’ as an actor, and when I moved to New York, a lot of my friends were on the first staff of that show. I started doing bit parts, which was the first thing I’d done on camera in front of a live audience.
H. Jon Benjamin
Dancing is my number one love. That was my first goal as a child. I would love to do stage, maybe do Chicago. I love being in front of an audience. It’s so stimulating. I also love to barbecue.
The artist discards all theories, both his own and those of others. He forgets everything when he is in front of his canvas.
Fomenting an ongoing political crisis is actually one of ISIS’s objectives; it distracts policymakers’ attention from terrorists inside Iraq; and it draws critical Iraqi security forces and law enforcement away from the front lines of the battle against ISIS.
The first heart you win over is that casting director. In first meetings, they’ll be the ones who see your pitch for the character. And then as you get further up, they’ll be the ones reading with you in front of the network.
Yeah I do and I don’t mind, in fact that is one of the real encouraging things about this whole career of mine is that there are tunes I wrote almost thirty years ago that I will still play in front of an audience and I still like the old tunes.
Then again, they’re not scripted and I feel it’s virtually impossible to be anything but yourself when you’re in front of the cameras and cooking so there is a measure of truth in what you see.
Two special agents at the front door pulled me outside. By that time, they had already had the house surrounded with loaded weapons, machine guns, shotguns… about 25 federal agents.
I thought movies were handed down by God. I knew that theater was made by people because I saw the people in front of me, but movies seemed like they were delivered, wholly made, from Zeus’s head or something.
I didn’t used to do shows, because I used to be so shy. We’d perform, and I’d be at the back, thinking of another song. I was so shy, I ain’t never getting in front of the camera; I would never get on stage.
I can play the main stage at the Newport Folk Festival in front of 10,000 people and do all the gigs and stuff I want to do. Then I can go home and get toilet paper on a Sunday morning and not get hassled.
I’m never proper or careful, but I never curse in front of my mother, either.