We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Calling Quotes from Jean Chatzky, Jonathan Miles, Mary Pilon, Lindsey Buckingham, Jesse Eisenberg. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
Simply calling your credit card issuer and asking them to lower your interest rate may yield immediate savings.
I once stumped Jimmy Buffett by calling him a saint.
If workplaces that enlist happiness consultants really care about worker satisfaction, why not offer better maternity and paternity policies? Daycare options? They could advise managers to stop calling workers to come in on weekends or expect them to answer emails late on weeknights.
Defining something being a Fleetwood Mac song is calling it a Fleetwood Mac song, you know? Nothing becomes Fleetwood Mac until that’s what you call it.
I can’t watch myself in interviews. I feel like I look like a wreck. My mom is always calling me and going, ‘Stop fidgeting,’ and it’s like, ‘You have no idea what it’s like, Mom.’
I want my films to be different, to use different techniques, not just make a calling card film.
But as population became denser, the natural chemical and biological recycling processes became overloaded, calling for a redefinition of property rights.
I’m always calling my doctor because I’m constantly injuring myself while on the road, like tearing a ligament, blasting my ears or losing my voice. Plus, I’m a total hypochondriac.
I always felt, right from a youngster, that it was my destiny to be a success. It sounds a little bit egotistical, but I felt I had a calling to do something.
Just like there is nothing wrong with calling out unethical attorneys, there is nothing wrong with calling out unethical journalists.
When I came first to Dortmund, Jurgen Klopp said, ‘Listen, Mkhitaryan, it’s your family name – it’s too long. So Henrikh, it’s too long. Let’s call you Micki. Are you okay?’ I said, ‘Okay, no problem.’ And since that day, they started calling me Micki.
Why do you have to break up with her? Be a man. Just stop calling.
I pursued a theatre career, and Hollywood came calling.
If you’re calling yourself a maverick and you’re not Dirk Nowitzki, then you are probably not one. In fact, this rule applies to anyone declaring themselves a ‘God-fearing Christian’ or a ‘Man of the people.’
There is no greater calling than to serve your fellow men. There is no greater contribution than to help the weak. There is no greater satisfaction than to have done it well.
The fans care about somebody who cares about them. It’s not all about somebody who can put the ball in the cup. I think that’s my calling.
In America, we no longer have an institutionalized, organized way of calling business to task – of taking them to account for what they’ve done – and this is especially true in the cultural realm.
When I first started out in Telugu cinema, I signed anything and everything that came my way. I was 18, was immature, and it felt like a good idea that ‘Oh, they are paying me a good amount of money.’ I was young, naive; I had zero ambition, and honestly, it wasn’t my calling.
At any given time, all of us have an empty spot: one that is calling for companionship, for example, or for justice, love, romance, or a belly laugh. When I sit down to write, I look to see what hole needs filling at that particular moment.
That is what I want: I want a better Saudi Arabia. I don’t see myself as an opposition. I’m not calling for the overthrow of the regime, because I know it’s not possible and is too risky, and there is no one to overthrow the regime. I’m just calling for reform of the regime.
For me, with music, there is no half-stepping. This is my calling.
A young woman hiking alone in the mountains sounds dangerous. In the pre-cell phone era maybe it was, but I’ll stop short of calling it foolish.
Calling Rand Paul ‘the most interesting man in politics’ is an invitation to an argument – but one we suspect he’d love to have.
I had to overcome a lot of barriers. Until 1947, it was illegal for people from the subcontinent to migrate to the U.S. The subcontinentals were the last ethnic minority to gain citizenship. You assimilate. My name was too hard. They said, ‘Shad is what we are calling you.’ You go with the flow.
As one of the leaders in the world for AI, I feel tremendous excitement and responsibility to create the most awesome and benevolent technology for society and to educate the most awesome and benevolent technologists – that’s my calling.
Rusbridger’s intelligence, personal sense of higher calling and almost other-worldly self-absorption have played no small part in the stories that have most defined the Guardian and that, under another sort of steward, might have had a much more sceptical reception.
I feel like since I was 27, I was calling myself 30. And then, when it happened, it was like, ‘I’m finally here now. This is it.
I think when I’m in love, I really am very good with calling, little faxes, and visiting and I really put a lot of effort into it. I’m really not the one that’s not available because of work and I’m very sad when I actually leave.
There’s nothing in the world more silent than the telephone the morning after everybody pans your play. It won’t ring from room service; your mother won’t be calling you. If the phone has not rung by 8 in the morning, you’re dead.
Education was never my higher calling.
I don’t believe in email. I’m an old-fashioned girl. I prefer calling and hanging up.
‘Gods of Wheat Street’ has been described as an Aboriginal ‘Neighbours’ or ‘Home and Away.’ But on set, we were calling it ‘Black to the Rafters.’
Cold calling is about developing social skills and getting used to rejection. We are constantly selling something to somebody.
In Britain, because I live here, I can also run into problems of envy and competition. But all this is just in a day’s work for a writer. You can’t put stuff out there without someone calling you a complete fool. Oh, well.
I think public service is a calling and you do it as long as the things that brought you into the office can continue getting you up in the morning and as long as there’s still work to get done.
From deep in the slave hut is somebody calling over 150 years to all of our experiences and all of our ideas on human respect, and all of our ideas on dignity. And I felt like that’s just incredibly powerful.
I get Google alerts that automatically let me know when someone’s calling me a nutjob.
Brethren, let us mind our own business – that is, the calling the Lord has called us to – to do everything we can to promote the good of the Cause of Truth, and never ask how big we are, or inquire who we are; but let it be, ‘What can I do to build up the Kingdom of God upon the Earth?’
She was a performance artist calling herself Lady Gaga, who had a European dance-club sound and pop-star aspirations – elements that historically haven’t mixed.
The first time I ever experienced someone hating something I did on television was on ‘Boy Meets World.’ I remember these kids coming up to me and calling me a ‘home-wrecker,’ and so I had flashes of that going into my role on ‘Mad Men.’
In high school, I had a gold 1992 Ford Explorer. It was a gift. I used to have a terrible habit of locking the keys in the car when I used leave the car running to help it start on a cold morning. I think the local locksmith became used to me calling him.
I am calling Shaktikanta Das as a corrupt person. I am surprised that the man I got removed from the Finance Ministry for corruption was brought in as governor.
I have never been ashamed of calling myself a feminist, and I believe passionately in women’s rights.
When I graduated from Chaparral High School in Scottsdale, I made my way back to San Diego, which is where I was born. And I saw WWE Divas on television, and I thought to myself, ‘Oh my goodness, that is our calling.’
I find talking about my work harder than it might be if honesty wasn’t my calling card.
I like being with the quarterbacks. I like calling the plays.
When I got older, it got harder because when kids get older, they get meaner, so I went through a lot of bullying and people calling me, like, ‘zebra’ or ‘cow,’ so it was really hard growing up.
My dream is that people will find a way back home, into their bodies, to connect with the earth, to connect with each other, to connect with the poor, to connect with the broken, to connect with the needy, to connect with people calling out all around us, to connect with the beauty, poetry, the wildness.
My mother watched her loving husband look at her with blankness or contempt and sometimes hatred. And yet dementia is classed as a social condition, so that the state is not required to pay for long-term residential care. Calling it what it is – brain damage – is too expensive.
I’m not calling Mr. DeSantis a racist. I’m simply saying the racists believe he’s a racist.
It’s important to slow down, every now and then, for no other reason than to call someone to say ‘Hi.’ It doesn’t have to be a long conversation. Just calling out of the blue does more to let someone know you still care about them than nearly anything else.
My mom passed away at 41 from diabetes. And I’m 42, thank you. I didn’t want to do that to my son. So any time I was at the gym, that thing that helped me do that last squat was my son calling some other woman mommy. And that would just give me that extra oomph to do that last squat. I want to be around for him.
I can’t say that while I sat at my desk cold calling or trying to help people re-mortgage that playing for England was a real achievable goal.
People have the right to call themselves whatever they like. That doesn’t bother me. It’s other people doing the calling that bothers me.
After a long, impartial enquiry of the truth, and after much and earnest calling upon God, to give unto me the spirit and revelation in the knowledge of Him, I find myself obliged, both by the principles of reason and Scripture, to embrace the opinion I now hold forth.
People are calling on me to put corrupt people into prison. Where do you start?
I am overwhelmed with the love and affection of the people. Girls have written letters calling me their inspiration, which has touched my heart.
When you write a high-tech thriller, and then people in the defense establishment start calling you – people I can’t name – you feel you’ve hit a nerve.
I realized my calling was to use the arts and ministry to help young people.
If Michael Steele doesn’t make you sad, well, then there’s radio host Rush Limbaugh, no longer content with wanting the President to fail, Rush is now calling out Mr. Obama as a girly man.
My very beloved and deceased third-grade teacher, Cliff Kehod, was the one that I really remember calling me Ike a lot. It just stuck. It is a dog’s name, but I love dogs.
I always wanted to be a teacher or wanted to do something with food. But modeling, I just never thought I could do it myself, really, ever. I still have trouble calling myself a model. I just never thought I was tall enough or skinny enough.
When I graduated from college in early 2010, I decided that I needed to create a calling card, some kind of business card that people can link to my name and face. So I did this ‘Mad Men Theme Song… With a Twist’ music video. I released it just as I moved to L.A.
I don’t know what it’s like to be Cuban-American, but I know what it’s like to have family under Communism and to get up early in the morning and send medical supplies and try to send food and try to send money and have it intervened, and them calling and crying on the phone.
My first wife kept calling me Sal, and I finally said to her, ‘Why do you think I changed my name, honey? I really didn’t like the old name.’
I’ve always liked watching wrestling, but once you are on the other end of it, you develop a certain passion for it and respect for it, and I would like to accomplish everything I want to before calling it quits.
Most of the jobs I’ve gotten are from people calling me. I don’t actively solicit a lot of work like that, but maybe I should.
Few professions are given as much power as we entrust to those who wear the uniform of a police officer. These individuals dedicate themselves to a calling in which threats that can materialize in an instant are part of the job description.
When I got to the senior national team, there was another Ronaldo, so they started calling me Ronaldinho because I was younger.
I spent one year being very poor at home with my piano, and nobody was calling me, but I had space to think about things on my own and find out exactly what I wanted to do.
Unfortunately, more and more Muslim voices are calling for boycotts of the United States and its products.
People say I am ruthless. I am not ruthless. And if I find the man who is calling me ruthless, I shall destroy him.
Guys on Team U.S.A. were calling me Iggy just to mess with me. I’ve been called that since I was a kid. I don’t care.
I suddenly think the job of acting is a difficult one. It’s not as flip, irrelevant and shallow a calling as I thought it was in the Eighties.
I believe I have a calling. Do you know what that calling is? To stand up in a new and hard core, radical way for the Lord. In the process, if I insult a couple of people, if I offend a couple of people, and if I got to shake it up a little bit, as long as it is led by the Holy Spirit, amen.
I know when I was growing up in New York, whenever I turned on the television, I never saw a face that looked like me. Whenever there was an Asian person on television, it would be a huge event, me calling to my older sister ‘There’s an Asian person on television!’ It was unheard of back then.
I’m a very basic dresser. I’m not interested in calling too much attention to myself. I like to look cool without being too noticeable.
I think the whole movement of #MeToo is not just calling out the sexual harassers, which is really important, but also crying out that we want equal pay, equal representation, equal opportunities, and that we want to see more female directors and photographers.
I’ve always known that singing was some sort of calling for me. It comes naturally.
It was an old cricket coach who started calling me Fred – as in Flintstone. There are far worse things to be called in the dressing room.
The market economy is deeply congruent with the values set out in the Hebrew Bible. Material prosperity is a divine blessing. Poverty crushes the spirit as well as the body, and its alleviation is a sacred task. Work is a noble calling.
When I started out as a model, I took things for granted. Because I bagged work thanks to my looks, I didn’t give my body any importance. I was a couch potato who’d eat anything. Then, in 2005, a tabloid ran a story calling me fat. I thought, ‘I’m famous. How can I be fat?’ It was a slap. I decided to get fit.
I’m a hoarder, but then, when it all gets too much, I turn into a ruthless chucker. I’m very good at clearing out and giving stuff away. But I’m equally skilled at shoving things in a cupboard, shutting the door, and calling that ‘cleared up.’
I always had career goals. And I figured out a path I wanted to take to accomplish those goals. If that meant calling the best modeling agency in the world, that’s what it meant.
I think a lot of officers go into that line of work because they have a calling for it. But at some point, they find themselves in the middle of their lives having seen some of the darkest things that are just unimaginable to the rest of us.
I really knew with every fiber of my being that acting was – for lack of a better word – my calling.
You cannot raise a man up by calling him down.
I was running from the calling of God because I didn’t want the responsibility of standing upright and living under a microscope. I know now that others’ destinies rely on my destiny and purpose. I’ve accepted the challenge and am actively walking in that purpose.
The trouble with calling a book a novel, well, it’s not like I’m writing the same book all the time, but there is a continuity of my interests, so when I start writing a book, if I call it ‘a novel,’ it separates it from other books.
I will be very sad and worried if the imperialist government was calling me a great democratic man.
I am sufficiently convinced already that the members of a profession know their own calling better than anyone else can know it.
If I didn’t like someone, I wouldn’t want him calling me up when I was dying. I wouldn’t want them having regrets that they didn’t talk to me.
In the beginning, the media was calling me a bad boy all the time because of the way I act and feel onstage. None of them have ever taken the time to get to know me when I climb offstage.
If God is not sending earthquakes, destroying economies and inflicting pain upon human beings, what is God doing? God works through people, calling them to help their neighbors in need. God comforts His people, walking with them even ‘through the valley of the shadow of death.’
Medicine has always been my calling.
I grew up singing and dancing, so people have been calling me gay since fifth grade. I’ve heard everything you could possibly hear about it. But I do love gay people, so I’m not going to act like I was insulted or angry about it.
Only if we accept the proposition that the state of Israel is the exclusive and legitimate representative of the Jewish people would a movement calling for divestment, sanctions and boycott against that state be understood as directed against the Jewish people as a whole.
Lekha Washington is a very successful, award-winning product designer, and her company has made some fantastic products in the past few years. Comments from some men calling her ‘failure’ makes me laugh, really.
I grew up in an environment where it was permittable to use violence to solve a problem. But it was not permittable ever to call the police under any circumstances. That was the kind of doctrine of my household. My dad was a career-long criminal, and you weren’t calling the police for any reason.
Turkey hunting is my passion because I love the thrill of calling them in.
Just because people are calling you skinny doesn’t mean I’m like, ‘Yay!’ No! You’re telling me I don’t look right. This is me, this is my body – I have accepted it.
I’ve had lots of parts in movies that I’ve never seen. I mean no disrespect to them. It was really fun to go act, but I’m not calling my friends and saying, ‘I couldn’t be more proud of this picture. You should go see it.’
You take all the things that frighten you, and when you can get them to work for you all of sudden people are calling you a success.
The cheeky ideal I am calling for is that Muslims should be viewed as equal citizens, nothing more and nothing less.
I’d always avoided stuff like ‘Where are they now?’ or ‘Whatever happened to?’ Just ‘No thanks, thanks for calling.’ You tell me, have you ever seen a ‘Whatever happened to’ where they seemed anything but pathetic?
I think technology is us, not something we invented. I think we are more psychic now because we have cell phones and you can look and see who’s calling you. When people start seeing technology as us, as humanity, our whole idea of what existence is, is going to shift.
A journalist is a person who has mistaken their calling.
For a long time all I wanted for Christmas were books about outdoor survival. I was convinced that the woods were calling me. I camped a lot, I took classes. At 18, I told myself if I don’t live in the woods by myself by the time I’m 25, I have failed.
I’ve always had an uneasy relationship with technology and how it insinuates itself into our lives: for example. I always prefer talking face-to-face with friends than texting or calling, and if I want to get updates on their lives, I don’t go to Facebook but meet them in person.
I disliked people calling me a chocolate hero initially, as I wanted to explore other genres of acting.
The calling of the humanities is to make us truly human in the best sense of the word.
If you were in Clint Eastwood movies, you were in the Clint Eastwood movie business. You weren’t in the movie business. You weren’t part of Hollywood. This became clear early on; people stopped calling. They automatically assumed I was working exclusively with Clint.
Now we’re in the midst of not just advocating for change, not just calling for change – we’re doing the grinding, sometimes frustrating work of delivering change – inch by inch, day by day.
We were determined to be in the fashion, and to visit the various delightful watering places on Long Island Sound. Of course, it would be necessary to combine business with pleasure and pursue our calling as beggars.
When the Negro cries with pain from his deep hurt and lays his petition for elemental justice before the nation, he is calling upon the American people to kindle about that crucible of race relationships the fires of American faith.
There has been no more principled opposition to racism than Jeremy Corbyn: he was getting arrested for protesting against Apartheid when the rest of them were doing deals and calling Nelson Mandela a terrorist.
I am calling upon all of you to come out and fight corruption and agree to support the government in fighting corruption as our first priority.
Memo to White House: Calling voters stupid is not a winning strategy.
I have written things that Republicans and Democrats and all kinds of figures have either hated or felt very uncomfortable about. Because in doing these long projects and books, you get close to the bone. And they’re not calling me up and asking me for dinner.
I think Vice is vastly overrated. And I think that if you are interested in reaching young males, which is what I think Vice’s calling card has been, CNN’s digital properties reach far more young men on a weekly basis than Vice does.
When I left for college, my mom really latched on to the dog; She started buying him little outfits and calling him our brother, but that’s as far as it got.
Robin Hood is often seen as the hands-on-hips, archetypal, tally-ho hero. But, realistically, the one calling the shots wouldn’t be at the front shouting about it. He’d be the one you don’t expect.
I am running for Attorney General because I believe there is no higher calling than the pursuit of justice.
I define genuine full employment as a situation where there are at least as many job openings as there are persons seeking employment, probably calling for a rate of unemployment, as currently measured, of between 1 and 2 percent.
Even though I retired from coaching, I still believe that is my calling.
For me, talking about the casting couch in the Malayalam film industry was like calling the sky blue. There is nothing new about calling a spade a spade. My intention was not to create an effect; I just wanted to pluck a few weeds in the system and throw them out.
I don’t blame the average seventeen-year-old punk-rock kid for calling me a sellout. I understand that. And maybe when they grow up a little bit, they’ll realize there’s more things to life than living out your rock & roll identity so righteously.
I think that I was the first MP to call for the nationalisation of Northern Rock, although that is hardly surprising because I have been calling for the nationalisation of the financial sector for 30 years or more.
I have been so incredibly blessed, and I just feel like my calling is to be a missionary and share the gospel… The Lord’s given me a platform to stand on and an audience that is listening. I feel like it’s so important to share what makes me happy.
When I got the call from Chippendales, my jaw dropped, as it came on the heels of TMZ calling me fat on national TV. I am passionate about health and fitness, so I’ve kept in shape, and dancing is something I’ve always enjoyed, so I figured, why not?
I always support British athletes of all sports, including Tyson Fury. I think he’s a great boxer. However, if he’s calling out UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez, then quite frankly, he’s living in a fantasy world and needs to come back to reality.
If we discovered that we only had five minutes left to say all that we wanted to say, every telephone booth would be occupied by people calling other people to stammer that they loved them.
I may do some cringey and crazy things, but for crying out loud, I have Nikki Bella calling me out.
I see no reason for calling my work poetry except that there is no other category in which to put it.
Success to me means serving a calling higher than yourself that improves the lives of everyone and is done completely in the name of service.
The only time you will see me content is when everyone is calling me the greatest fighter of all time.
Middle Age is that perplexing time of life when we hear two voices calling us, one saying, ‘Why not?’ and the other, ‘Why bother?’
These days, children can text on their cell phone all night long, and no one else is seeing that phone. You don’t know who is calling that child.
Any artist always has misgivings about calling himself an artist.
Calling representatives every single day, arranging local community meetings, and marching in the streets every Sunday. It’s not the path to glory, but it’s absolutely essential to maintaining a democracy under threat.
I’m calling myself ‘The Doodler,’ and with the simple addition of a small burglar’s mask, I achieve utter anonymity.
As far as guitar picking, if I make the same mistakes at the same time every day, people will start calling it a style.
I should have forfeited my own self-respect, and perhaps the good opinion of my countrymen, if I had failed to resent such an injury by calling the offender in question to a personal account.
I knew being a musician was my calling when I was 12 or 13. I started singing when I was six but didn’t actually see myself being a singer when I was 12 or 13.
Don’t start your journey by calling yourself an influencer. I am not an influencer.
You’re put in certain situations and it kind of opens up those doors and it opens up your eyes to realize what your true calling was.
Where there seems to be a difference between guys being nuts and women being nuts is that guys are much more open in calling each other on stuff; lots of insults and dirty names. Whereas women will talk frankly and honesty, but there also seems to be more passive aggressiveness.
Gymnastics was my calling. I think it chose me in a lot of ways.
Truths begin by a conflict with the police – and end by calling them in.
I like to take certain aspects of genre fiction and modify them in my own way. ‘Your Republic Is Calling You’ follows the form of a spy novel, but it leads readers into a world of Kafkaesque irrationality.
I love all sports! I’m always impressed by athletes. I also love watching the Olympic Games. In high school, I played co-ed soccer and basketball. I really enjoyed both of those sports, but I have to admit basketball wasn’t my calling.
Let every demonic network that has aligned itself against the purpose, against the calling of President Trump, let it be broken, let it be torn down in the name of Jesus.
I think most people have creative ideas and have very strange, unorthodox impulses of things that they can do with their lives. I’ve had many of these over the years, but I decided the more important question was, ‘When did I start calling this art?’
A couple years ago I was going to back off and actually thought about retiring, but it keeps calling me back, and I’m going to keep going back as long as it calls me. I really think it has something to do with the good vibes that I feel I’ve spread through my performance and through the time that I’ve spent with fans.
I’ve taken on impossible fights before and won and I’ve done it not by taking on the tactics and techniques of demagogues and bullies but by calling people to our higher angels, calling to the moral imagination of communities about what we can be and what we can achieve together.
My family has had to move and change their name and have been subject to threats from right wing blogs calling for my son, for example, to be killed to get at me.
Calling bitcoin volatile – it’s a non-statement. Unregulated assets with unclear regulatory landscapes are always going to be volatile. That’s what unregulated assets do.
I remember hearing other models talk about going to castings for Givenchy, and I was like, ‘What are they saying?’ And then I realized and was like, ‘Oh, the Give-in-chee one.’ I had been calling it Give-in-chee the whole time. I was shocked.
Calling Batman ‘the Dark Knight’ is like calling Papa Smurf ‘the Blue Patriarch’:you’re not fooling anyone.
I am a woman with a calling for social struggle and public service.
‘Naked’ propelled me into a whole other league. America started calling. I went over to Los Angeles and met all those people, and I started doing a few American films of various levels of quality.
People have made comments, calling me names like ‘midnight’ or ‘mother of stars.’ At first I confronted the bullies, but eventually I learned to tune out the negativity and just love myself more.
I never wanted poker to be a job. That’s partly because I love it, and it’s fun, and I didn’t want it to stop being fun, and partly because, I suppose, something in me doesn’t feel right about calling poker a job. It’s not grown-up enough. But it’s a hobby that takes up an enormous amount of my time.
When the principles that run against your deepest convictions begin to win the day, then the battle is your calling, and peace has become sin. You must at the price of dearest peace lay your convictions bare before friend and enemy with all the fire of your faith.
It’s weird to have people just calling me Prince Charming in the street. It’s a lot of pressure to walk around sometimes.
I have to say, I feel a weird sort of calling in filmmaking that I didn’t feel with other things. I feel like there are things in life you want to do, and then things you are called to do, and hopefully you can allow yourself to want to do whatever you’re called to do.
With the Gap Band coming from Oklahoma, other artists would tease us by calling us cowboys. We didn’t grow up on a ranch, but we took that style to the stage. We knew that it was corny, but at least it was ours.
I wanted to be an animator originally. I went to art school; I went to art college and everything. But that screen was just calling me.
Now that neural nets work, industry and government have started calling neural nets AI. And the people in AI who spent all their life mocking neural nets and saying they’d never do anything are now happy to call them AI and try and get some of the money.
If my own country is subverting the rule of law and sending its own citizens, its military, into harm’s way on the basis of lies and propaganda, I would argue that being a patriot is calling out those lies and saying, ‘No, you don’t send our military into harm’s way with no legal justification.’
In America, they have this nauseating habit of calling the conductor ‘maestro’. I always slightly gag when the cor anglais player goes, ‘Maestro, can I discuss bar 19 with you?’
At one point, there wasn’t a black quarterback in the NFL. When you start winning, then you start seeing more. Jumping up and down and screaming and calling people names is not going to change anything.
Wanted: a man who is larger than his calling, who considers it a low estimate of his occupation to value it merely as a means of getting a living.
I would be a rich man if I had a quarter for every time one of my Republican colleagues on the Foreign Relations Committee utters some variation of the sentence, ‘President Obama doesn’t have a strategy to defeat ISIS.’ It’s their calling card on the committee – and on the campaign trail.
I have actual dreams of Bruce Springsteen calling me up on stage to wear a bandanna and play rhythm guitar next to Little Steven.
The confidence and respect shown by my countrymen in calling me to be the Chief Magistrate of a Republic holding a high rank among the nations of the earth have inspired me with feelings of the most profound gratitude.
Be very disciplined about dedicating some time – even if it is five minutes a day – to calling or talking to someone you love. That kind of consistency, even if it is just five minutes a day, helps to remind us that we have a well of connection in our lives.
I come before you to call for unity from all Argentina, to build a new social contract of brotherhood and solidarity. I come before you calling for all to put Argentina on its feet, to put the country on a path toward development and social justice.
I think wearables in general have, as their best calling, to better understand our current state and needs and to express those back to the world.
My rule is, whatever you were calling me four years ago is what you should be calling me now, because I don’t like it when my family or close friends call me Nicki Minaj. To me I’m not Nicki Minaj when I’m with them.
I grew up in Los Angeles in a Quaker family, and for me being Quaker was a political calling rather than a religious one.
So I rang up my local swimming baths. I said ‘Is that the local swimming baths?’ He said ‘It depends where you’re calling from.’
When I became CEO of Xerox 10 years ago, the company’s situation was dire. Debt was mounting, the stock sinking and bankers were calling. People urged me to declare bankruptcy, but I felt personally responsible for tens of thousands of employees.
I say that I suffer from what Rosalind Krauss was calling the post-medium condition, where an artist essentially employs several mediums in order to bring to life whatever specific ideas that they have. For me it’s always been that way.
But so far, you know who’s been violating the nuclear nonproliferation pact day and night? Those who signed it. Iran, Iraq, Libya and Iran violates it while calling for Israel’s destruction and racing to develop atomic weapons to that end.
I looked up to my father when I was 7 and 8. I believed it was my calling to be in the big leagues. I’d been raised by a family that always told me I could do anything I wanted.
To me, the American Dream is being able to follow your own personal calling. To be able to do what you want to do is incredible freedom.
I think when I started going to war zones and started covering humanitarian issues, it became a calling because I realized I had a voice, and I can give people without a voice a voice… and now it is something that sits inside of me every day.
I said to myself, where are we living? In the United States of America where you’re innocent until proven guilty, or Nazi Germany with the Gestapo calling?
Skeptics question the validity of a particular claim by calling for evidence to prove or disprove it.
Over the years, people have often said to us that they were going through some horrible thing in their life – maybe the worst thing that had ever happened, or that they could think would ever happen – and that, somehow, in that state, we made them laugh. And I was like, ‘That’s a wonderful calling.’
I’m going to try to keep believing that if you do good work, people will keep calling. Whenever that fails, I’ll just start going nuts on Twitter.
When your dad’s a cop, calling 911 is really just like calling Dad at work.
All through the years of the Soviet empire, its Politburo held ‘elections.’ Of course, calling something an election and actually having it be an election are different things.
I always start a play by calling the characters A, B, and C.
As much as I enjoy TV, I’ve always loved radio. And I love doing the NFL games, the Monday night games, on radio. Because you are the game. I really enjoyed calling basketball and hockey on the radio, but the presentation is more specific – you’re talking all the time.
I want to go against the best fighters. That’s why I’m always calling out Georges St-Pierre.
I suppose, being in politics, it wasn’t a job – it was almost a calling. It dominated my life, so I do think that probably a lot of people around me have paid quite a big price for that.
I’ve always found inspiration in icons that were really of purpose in their craft or calling. From Bob Marley to Maya Angelou to Malcolm X, inspiration came from seeing how committed they were to their vision and determining it themselves.
‘Your Life Calling’ is the first thing in my long career I’ve ever actually invented. It is my entrepreneurial debut.
For years, we’ve asked our suppliers to prioritize the talent and diversity of their sales teams calling on our company.
I still meet with friends, and I’m enjoying life at 97 here in Palm Springs. They are trying to establish a new theater here in the desert, and if they raise enough money, I understand they might be calling it The Carol Channing Playhouse. Wouldn’t that be wonderful? What an honor that would be.
I’m not insulting Trump supporters; I’m calling the people that CNN puts on television terrible representatives of the views of conservatives.
I remember calling directors numerous times and saying, ‘Oh, you should cast so-and-so instead of me. They’re much better for the role.’
When the cricket is serious and it’s a really important time in the middle we focus on that but obviously when it isn’t there is a lot of time to chat and we can use that as time to bring the comedians in a bit more. We get the balance right between getting the calling of the cricket right but having some fun as well.
The trajectory started when I was on the roof of our house looking out at a swamp when I was 19. I had written for several years, starting at about 15, but that day on the roof I took my vows and acknowledged my calling.
For one thing, before the 20th century, there were plenty of genocides. We tend to forget about them, partly because they weren’t as well documented and partly because, until recently, people didn’t care. We used euphemisms like ‘sackings’ and ‘sieges’ instead of calling them ‘genocides.’
I’m not gonna respond to people calling me a race baiter. It doesn’t serve me. Also, I’m not a race baiter.
Many players in the big blind get in trouble by calling pre-flop raises; they try to do too much. They don’t want to get bullied, so they attempt a tricky check-raise bluff or overplay their hands in an ill-advised effort to push back.
Leaders are for calling people to their better angels, for helping guide them to a kind of sterner, more mature sense of what we need to do. To me, Reagan’s brand of leadership was what I call ‘a liturgy of absolution.’ He absolved Americans almost in a priestly role to contend with sin. Who wouldn’t want that?
I’m very comfortable as a singer. In fact, I think it’s more – I identified my self-esteem, my self more in those ways when I was growing up. I really – it was kind of my calling card as a kid.
President Bush spent last night calling world leaders to support the war with Iraq and it is sad when the most powerful man on earth is yelling, ‘I know you’re there, pick up, pick up.
I can’t understand people calling themselves religious and being hateful. If a preacher is preaching hate, to fear God that’s not religion, that’s not helping humanity, that’s organizing an army to defeat somebody.
If Bill O’Reilly is calling you a far-left critic, in my book, no matter what your political persuasion is, that’s probably – that probably means you’re doing a good job.
Most actions derive not from your own initiative but from your family circumstances, your education, your calling, and so on. You must therefore give up a little time to performing actions which derive from yourself alone. They need not be important; quite insignificant actions fulfill the same purpose.
If people are talking about you, that’s great. You start making more money, that’s great. You get to go to weird places, that’s great. The music industry is weird, especially with the Internet. People are calling you all kinds of weird stuff, like ‘jangly.’
Even in the best of times, there is no tougher calling than serving as a police officer.
I like to speak to my family in person. I get a bad rap because I don’t use my phone enough to talk to them, but I do love talking in person, and I don’t mind FaceTime, but actually, like, calling and texting, not too big on that.
I’m calling on the United States: what kind of strategic partners are we, that you can still host someone whose extradition I have asked for?
I cut my hand swimming in the Caribbean, it gets infected, and Channel 9 is calling me saying they heard rumors I cut my fingers off.
I go into calling any match, any fight – I don’t care if it’s the main event or the opener – that these guys have put in their work: they’re here for a reason, and there’s a reason I’m calling this fight, so I do want to give it as much attention and respect and energy as I would the main event or a championship fight.
My mom used to call me Joshy Boucher. I watched ‘The Waterboy’ so much, my mom started calling me Joshy Boucher. True story.
In calling someone a bad guy, I reassure myself that I’m good. I elevate myself. I call it the ‘Star Wars morality’. And unfortunately, it underpins most of the stories we tell.
I think the whole Flawless thing backfired in my face. I’m just like, ‘oh, man! We’re out here calling ourselves Flawless, and being the most obnoxious characters, that even I wanted to slap myself sometimes!’ Even I would get sick of watching myself on TV!
When it comes to serious cuts to major programs like Medicaid, the American people are not calling for leadership but magic. They want cuts with no pain.
When you have a sense of calling, whether it’s to be a musician, soloist, artist, in one of the technical fields, or a plumber, there is something deep and enriching when you realize it isn’t just a casual choice, it’s a divine calling. It’s not limited to vocational Christian service by any means.
I believe that it is higher education’s purpose and calling to keep open the door to the American dream.
But there is some way in which poets believe that and this is dangerous, too believe that their calling gives them a certain freedom. A certain freedom to live in a free way.
Curvy models are becoming more and more vocal about the isolating nature of the term ‘plus-size.’ We are calling ourselves what we want to be called – women, with shapes that are our own.
Even my mom is calling me Shaggy now, which is weird, because Shaggy is more like a character that I play. Shaggy is flamboyant; he’s cocky. And I can’t live that twenty-four hours a day – hell, no.
I virtually grew up at Air Force bases, and when I was younger, I’d dream of wearing a uniform like my father and grandfather. But when I turned 10, I felt theatre and acting were my calling.
The hardest thing which I’ve experienced is calling up my father, Rance Howard, who’s a wonderful actor, and telling him I’ve had to cut him out of the movie, which I’ve had to do twice. That’s a lump-in-the-throat phone call.
I mean, every novel’s a historical novel anyway. But calling something a historical novel seems to put mittens on it, right? It puts manners on it. And you don’t want your novels to be mannered.
I think feminism is that you just have to stick it all out. I remember this one time when someone interviewed me, and I was young, and they said, ‘Do you see yourself as a feminist?’ And I was like, ‘I don’t know. I’m not really comfortable calling myself a feminist.’
I believe being president of a private institution is a remarkable experience, but at Ohio State, it’s a calling.
I am a teacher born and bred, and I believe in the advocacy of teachers. It’s a calling. We want our students to feel impassioned and empowered.
I thought ‘UnSouled’ would come in at around 400 pages, but it took 650 pages, and even then I felt like I was rushing the conclusion, so I asked my editor and publisher if I could divide it again. So a sequel became a trilogy, and the trilogy became a tetralogy – although we’re not calling it that.
I’m always calling people ‘mate.’
Calling into question the Touquet deal on the pretext that Britain has voted for Brexit and will have to start negotiations to leave the union doesn’t make sense.
You go through periods of times where bands are calling the shots, and then sometimes, you’ve got the record companies calling the shots. I think it has to be a bit of both to make the thing work.
I’m calling my book series the ‘with God series.’ And this next ‘with God’ book is Friendship with God, which comes out in November. This books challenges us to bring about the end of ‘better’ on this planet.
While I am the one who made the choice to enter the ministry, there was a choice before that one, the choice God made in calling me to be his in the first place.
When I was a little boy, I was reading Dante and I was saying to myself ‘Bravo, Dante, Bravo.’ It’s so beautiful, the music, the sound, the meaning. I felt like calling him by phone, like a friend.
It was never a conscious decision – I was introducing myself as Duffy and my friends were calling me Duffy, so I just knocked off the first half of my name. For me it’s no big deal, but a lot of people want to unearth why I’ve called myself this. It’s just what I’m known as, you know.
I’d rather call myself a mischief-maker, an imp, rather than a satirist. Satirist sounds so self important. Plus no one is calling himself an imp right now. It makes me feel special.
I remember that I started playing brass – not so much because I had a calling but because I thought it looked cool.
Yes, Barack Obama had his clashes with the press. I witnessed those first-hand covering the second term of his administration. But we did not have Barack Obama on almost a weekly basis referring to the press as the enemy of the people and accusing reporters of treason and calling legitimate stories fake news.
I feel everyone is put here for a reason. Everyone has a calling. I always thought my real calling was to help other people.
I teach intermittently, and while I enjoy it, I don’t find that it’s a calling for me.
Even when I was calling myself the Microphones I only really ever played new songs… because I feel, like, a pretty strong connection to the song when I’m performing it.
I suppose if I didn’t have Loopt, I’d have to, I don’t know, pick up the phone and just start calling people, a lot more texting and certainly more Googling.
The neoconservatives of the 1970s, former liberals who became Nixon or Reagan backers, eventually accepted the ‘neocon’ description instead of calling themselves ‘The Real New Deal Democrats’ forever.
News is important information that may influence your investments. Noise is talk or buzz or some headline that prevents you from seeing a story clearly. News is useful. Noise is a distraction. Calling what’s noise and news after the fact is easy.
My wife makes fun of me by calling me a grandpa because I have very little patience for inconsiderate children. So if we’re walking in the mall, and some kid goes by really fast on a skateboard, I become the grumpiest eighty-five-year-old man in the world and start screaming at them.
There’s a duality of a guy calling on God: ‘Where are you when I need you?’ and then, at the same time, ‘God helps those who help themselves.’ I think that contradiction does exist in all of us, those of faith and those who profess to have no faith.
Any time you have a situation in which you are calling for more time rather than calling for Iraq to immediately comply, it plays into the hands of Saddam Hussein.
I just live my life. I go where I feel God is calling me.
I could announce one morning that the world was going to blow up in three hours and people would be calling in about my hair!
Boxing is my true calling. I’ve found my purpose in life.
No record company in the world would say, ‘We’re not promoting if you keep calling somebody a snitch.’ They know what makes money. A record company would never be that stupid. Ever.
Comedy is an amazing calling. Once you get that first laugh, it’s hard to turn away. Then, of course, you’re hooked and you have to learn how to survive in the business.
Before Mendes got suspended, I’ve been calling out Chad Mendes.
I’m proud to join Cruelty Free International in calling on the United States to end cosmetics testing on animals.
I’m moving into that eldership age, you know? I’m at the ‘wise woman’ age where it’s not about learning, but utilizing the information that I have in a way that serves other people. That’s a high calling and it’s a great responsibility.
I’d just gotten into Los Angeles from Texas, where I live, and the phone rang and it was the guy calling about the Willie Nelson video. I was totally excited about it.
It’s part of the calling to at least do a few songs in the show that give people some hope. There’s so much hurt in this world and… music is such a great healing balm and a great way to forget your troubles.
For me, something will come in my head and I’ll either end up calling my cell phone to record it, or I’ll just pick my guitar up and see what comes out. Sometimes it sucks, sometimes it doesn’t. So there’s really no set method behind it.
I feel about romance the same way I do about a vocation: it’s a calling. You have an inner intuition, an inner ‘yes.’ I don’t know if it’s destined or not, but certainly I couldn’t imagine being the person I am today without the romantic experiences I’ve had.
Like so many others, my military career was anchored by a calling to give back to a country that had given me so much.
To this day, I still get people calling me Aunt Becky, and I’m not offended by that at all. ‘Full House’ has afforded me wonderful opportunities in my career.
If Shakespeare thought comedy worthwhile, that means the rest of us can take a break from tragedy now and then without betraying our calling, even if the modern professional intellectual, a poseur by nature, has yet to discover this.
I was always very quiet, and I think everyone thought that was because I was a good child. I’d sit there in silence, but it wasn’t until my mother was calling me one day when I was very young that she realised something was wrong because I wasn’t responding.
We are already so many things by the time we reach the middle of life that it is possible to see that really anything can happen, and that, by extension, anything is doable. I decided I’d write ‘The Calling’ as someone else. Another writer entirely, a fictional one who would be played by me.
We keep calling for accountability and reinvestment and a push for all of us to imagine a world where black people are not policed but instead supported and loved and cared for. Where our families can feel safe and inspired and protected.
Our calling is not just within the walls of the congregation, but we are part of the life and community in which our condition resides.
Children want to mimic adults. They notice when you choose to prepare fresh vegetables over calling in another pizza pie for dinner. They will see that food made with love and care outweighs going through the drive-through window.
In the bubble decade, making money as an end in itself boomed as a calling among students at elite universities like Harvard, siphoning off gifted undergraduates who might otherwise have been scientists, teachers, doctors, entrepreneurs, artists or inventors.
Only he has the calling for politics who is sure that he shall not crumble when the world from his point of view is too stupid or too base for what he wants to offer.
I’m an actress and mom, and I probably don’t have enough of an active spiritual life. And I don’t know why people run around calling themselves by the names of religions when they don’t actually practise them.
Marriage can be tough. It really is. But God is calling you to do everything you can. It’s just not you and your spouse. There’s a third person in your marriage. And God would like to bless and protect that marriage, and give you many fruitful days ahead.
We can be proud of our record as an international beacon of liberty. From fostering democracies in Eastern Europe to the stabilization of Iraq and Afghanistan, we have been true to that calling and helped spread freedom to oppressed peoples everywhere.
I think it’s important to note that after the airstrikes began in Iraq and Syria, ISIS began a very aggressive social media campaign calling for these types of attacks, these lone wolf attacks.
And God is always calling me to open myself to all kinds of people that I’ve never thought about before and also calling me on this inward spiritual journey.
You have to be a low-class scumbag to start calling a woman a name. If you’re a man, you should never. You should be a gentleman.
There have been a couple of instances prior to now where members of the House have filed resolutions calling for release of the sealed files which were developed during the course of our committee’s investigation.
I hope that people who don’t believe depression is a real thing will stop calling people crazy, because that’s dismissive and not a medical diagnosis.
When Israel invaded Lebanon in 1982, the U.N. vetoed several resolutions right away, calling for an end to the fighting and so on, and that was a hideous invasion.
Prayer indeed is good, but while calling on the gods a man should himself lend a hand.
To be an ‘artist’ is as much a calling from and to a divine service as becoming a physician, nurse, priest, shaman, or healer.
I felt like calling attention to AIDS. I had the AIDS ribbon colored into my hair during the playoffs in ’95.
It is dangerous when you start calling people from one part of the world terrorists or fanatic, and you reduce them to some abstract notion. If evil has a geographical place, and if the evil has a name, that is the beginning of fascism. Real life is not this way. You have fanatics and narrow-minded people everywhere.
My best hope is that Libya turns into a peaceful, sensible country that has all the things my father and lots of others have been calling for: independence of the courts and press, a protected and democratic constitution, with different parties involved in a healthy and open debate.
Just as sports teams recognize the potentially game-changing benefit of calling time-outs, failing to do so in matters of warfare is a surefire way to continue losing.
The role of the teacher remains the highest calling of a free people. To the teacher, America entrusts her most precious resource, her children; and asks that they be prepared… to face the rigors of individual participation in a democratic society.
I am not in this business as a calling. I don’t do what I do to right any wrongs.
In Nine Inch Nails, I’ve been the guy calling the shots since inception. I’d gotten used to that.
I remember feeling a little guilty every time I opened a Chipotle. I felt guilty because I wasn’t following my true passion. But that eventually went away. And I realized that this is my calling.
Hours before the Georgian invasion, Russia had been working to secure a United Nations Security Council statement calling for a renunciation of force by both Georgia and South Ossetians. The statement that could have averted bloodshed was blocked by western countries.
Calling a show a ‘guilty pleasure’ is like saying ‘I’m embarrassed to say I watch it but I can’t stop.’ That’s not a compliment.
John legend is a nickname that somebody started calling me a while ago and part of it is ‘cos I sound like an old man when I sing.
Ever since I’ve been blessed with success, I’ve struggled a little with anonymity and even family. I’ve had people calling asking for money, and I have to ask them first, ‘Are you working? Have you been trying to help yourself?’ Then I feel like I can help.
I don’t think a lot of people are calling me to play doctors and lawyers, which is fine with me. I can put a suit on, but I don’t really like to.
There’s this misconception that I’ve been turning down roles. It’s just not true. The reality is, there was nothing for me to do, nobody was calling, the phone wasn’t ringing.
I’ve also gotten to play in front of a million people in Central Park when there was a grass roots movement calling for nuclear disarmament – it was about 1982 – they called it Peace Sunday.
I didn’t want to be the rebel who was bottom of the class, so I worked hard. They wanted me to stay on for A-Levels, but football came calling – that was my real love.
I’ve been called a spy of Israel since 1996, and since I made my documentary film in 2000 the FBI has investigated me as an agent of Iraq. The FBI has also opened up an investigation into my wife calling her a KGB spy.
You would give up your career if you lost your voice for good, or if the impresarios stopped calling, or the audiences stopped coming. But as long as those things are there, I don’t plan to stop. There is nothing that makes me feel better than to be with my public.
Every man who has a calling to minister to the inhabitants of the world was ordained to that very purpose in the Grand Council of heaven before this world was. I suppose I was ordained to this very office in that Grand Council.
In the midst of a burning-hot shaming, calling for patience and context and understanding and empathy can really land you in trouble.
Calling a book ‘young adult’ is only important in that it can help get a book to the right reader. After that, it’s a useless abstraction and should be discarded.
I have a calling in my soul, if you like, to try to make my life in some way worthwhile. What is the value of my existence?
It’s no mean calling to bring fun into the afternoons of large numbers of people. That, too, is part of my job, and I’m happy to serve when called on.
I don’t mind being called Maddy at all, but I mind the closeness that you assume you get by calling me by my pet name. So merely by calling me Maddy, I don’t give you the authority to come and put your hand around my shoulder.
In the beginning, I was doing whatever came my way. But that’s how life is. I am not sitting around calling a ‘daddy’ to make a movie for me.
My dedication to trying to be a poet started very, very young, and I was very well encouraged by good teachers and by older friends and so on, so I think it is a benediction, and I also think it is a calling, a duty.
I really believe that what I do as an actress is my God-given talent. This is my calling, not my career.
‘It Girl’ is supposed to be something that only lasts a certain amount of time. They keep calling me an ‘It Girl,’ and at this point it makes me laugh, because I’ve done that so many times: ‘You’re it;’ ‘You’re not it.’ What is ‘it?’
This is what my calling is now. I’m here to try to help our party.
Anytime I can get in there, playing every now and then, and contribute some way, whether it’s throwing out a guy or calling a good game or getting a hit and RBI, it’s big.
Not only was it enough to be a cover band, it was perhaps the highest calling. After all, if you could play music recorded by others, stay true to the original, and still add fire and flare, why not?
There are so many really good comedians, and I would never be as good as they are. It’s not my calling.
The only durable sense of success is if you’ve followed your calling.
Trying to meet new women, it’s always a little more difficult as opposed to calling somebody I knew that’s single and trying to rebuild that connection.
During my whole year as Miss America and afterward, I was calling agents, looking for advice and opportunities. When I was in New York or in Los Angeles doing different appearances, if I had time on my schedule, I tried to meet with executives.
I have assiduously avoided calling my books novels.
I was lucky enough to know exactly what I wanted to do when I was growing up. I think one of the hardest things to figure out in life is what your calling is, and what truly makes you happy – not what you want to work at, but what you want to do.
For a while now I’ve had this feeling that there’s something that I’m supposed to be doing or something that I’m supposed to contribute. I don’t know what that is yet, but it’s been plaguing me – like I’ve missed my calling somehow.
I think calling someone a character is a compliment.
We’re seeing a much larger ministry here for the general community. Not just Catholics, but others are calling us too. They’re not looking for lawyers or suing their grandfathers, but counseling and healing.
I am certain that my white colleagues, when faced with an emergency situation, wouldn’t think twice about calling the police. This, however, may not be the case for their black and Latino students.
In 1998, the acting roles suddenly bottomed out. I was no longer getting scripts; even my agent stopped calling. When I finally got him on the phone to ask him what was going on, he paused, then said: ‘Well, Christine, you’re 45.’ I got rid of him.
Colin Kaepernick had a… maybe he had an epiphany. Maybe he had a realization that ‘I have a higher calling the playing quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers.’
As an actress, I value and rely on peaceful self-expression, not only in my daily life, but also in my professional work. This is particularly true, as my commitment to the promotion of human rights is an integral part of my calling as an artist.
Only in my 40s did I become a person whose heart lifts whenever he hears a grosbeak singing or a towhee calling, and who hurries out to see a golden plover that’s been reported in the neighbourhood, just because it’s a beautiful bird, with truly golden plumage, and has flown all the way from Alaska.
When you do your heart’s calling, when you’re doing what moves you, all good things happen. That may sound a little too mystical for some people, but I really do believe it.
When you get frisked by the police at the age of 10, and they empty your schoolbag out in the street and kick your books around and calling you names because of where you live, you just get an anger towards everyone who is outside of your neighborhood.
My dad loved Deco as a player. He started calling me Deco as a nickname around the house.
In Uzbekistan, hundreds of protesters were recently killed under the corrupt regime of President Karimov in what human rights groups are calling a massacre.
It’s one thing for the people in the industry to know who you are, because they’ve heard about you earlier. I have friends calling me from the Christian bookstore because there’s a poster on the wall. It’s just weird.
I had a calling inside of me. I had a sense that when I was going through experiences like living on the streets, losing my parents to AIDS, just having my whole world turned upside-down, there was this feeling inside of me like I was meant for something greater.
I always believed in God, I would go to mass most of the time, but I had no idea of the calling to holiness.
I don’t know what my calling is, but I want to be here for a bigger reason. I strive to be like the greatest people who have ever lived.
The court jester had the right to say the most outrageous things to the king. Everything was permitted during carnival, even the songs that the Roman legionnaires would sing, calling Julius Caesar ‘queen,’ alluding, in a very transparent way, to his real, or presumed, homosexual escapades.
One of my favorite activities as a priesthood leader is visiting members of the Church in their homes. I especially enjoy calling upon and talking with members who commonly are described as ‘less active.’
I think calling me ‘full-figured’ is just rude.
This is not the time to marry. My country is calling me. I have taken a vow to serve the country with my heart and soul.
I call it the birth vision – what we are called to accomplish. If we follow this calling, we help spiritualize the planet.
I’ve been called a lot of things. But never, and I mean never, could anyone ever make the mistake of calling me a Yankee fan.
I declare that President Trump will overcome every strategy from hell and every strategy from the enemy, and he will fulfill his calling and his destiny. I secure his calling, I secure his purpose, I secure his family, and we secure victory in the name which is above every name – the name of Jesus Christ.
Sex appeal is in the workplace every day of the week. I’m not saying that’s the only calling card, but it’s a whole crayon box.
I was really fascinated by politics. It always has been part of my view that politics really is a calling or you wouldn’t go into it, because it’s demanding and potentially has a toll on you and your family.
I use a professional researcher in New York who does all the legwork, all that stuff which would take me days and weeks of calling, waiting for people to call back.
I was in New York. I had been doing theater for many years, and then I got hired to a little part – they weren’t calling it an extra, but I didn’t have lines. It was a ‘featured’ part.
I’m calling from my car, I’m sorry, I’m like running around like crazy.
Over the years I’ve grown more comfortable with making people uncomfortable because that is when growth can happen. You need a little conflict. You need a little tension. And that is part of my calling. A little tough love goes a long way!
When I finish a song, I thank God for bringing me through. You have to press on and know your calling. That’s what I’ve been doing for all my life. I just went forward.
We hesitate to call liars out in professional environments because we feel guilty for being suspicious. Calling someone a liar for no good reason is a frightening proposition for most.
I’ve been calling for the support of the Syrian rebels for years.
Journalism, for me, has always been a calling. There are things that must be exposed to the light, truths that must be uncovered, stories worth risking your life for.
I became aesthetically obsessed with language. And ‘literary artist’ – poet and novelist – is a calling. You are called to it the way preachers are called to preaching the gospel.
You have to determine what you are and send the messages out to people, like, ‘Hey, I’m a screenwriter – look at this.’ You can’t sit around, wondering why people aren’t calling and asking about my writing.
If you go to planetary science meetings and hear technical talks on Pluto, you will hear experts calling it a planet every day.
In its Declaration of Independence on May 15, 1948, Israel stretched out its hand in peace to its Arab neighbors, calling for an end to war and bloodshed. In response, seven Arab states invaded Israel. The U.N. resolution that partitioned the country was thus violated and effectively annulled.
Nothing is more embarrassing than calling someone the wrong name, but nothing is harder than trying to pretend you know someone’s name when you don’t.
There is nothing wrong with Radha Ravi calling women to his office. There’s nothing wrong if a man calls women to his office. There is something wrong if a man calls men to his office.
On my first day on the set of ‘Boston Legal,’ I thought the director was calling me ‘Candice’ instead of ‘Constance.’ But I didn’t realize he was actually talking to Candice Bergen.
Slowly, over time, I learned enough that I started considering myself a musician, where I actually knew how to play instruments. But still, when I talk to my real musician friends, they’re calling chords out, and I have no idea what they’re talking about.
Since Trump is not quick to forgive the merest of slights, it’s hard to imagine him calling on any of the officials who have publicly taken a stand against him to serve in key national security slots.
I have faith that God often uses our deepest pain as the launching pad of our greatest calling.
Every time I’d do a play, my grades would get better because I was doing something that fed my soul. It took me a couple of years to recognize that the hobby was actually the calling.
I’m not picking up my phone and calling anyone for employment.
It was definitely during the Obama administration that talking about racism, or calling it out, suddenly seemed taboo. It seemed like talking about race was somehow summoning the evil of racism.
We are well aware from which countries and through which countries the terrorists are receiving support. In the immediate future I shall be calling upon the leaders of these states to put a stop to this kind of activity.
I think there’s an opportunity hopefully for religion to be not so much used as a cudgel but invoked as a way of calling us to higher values.
One of the things that pushed me over the edge was that people on the Left were calling me names. How many kicks in the teeth do you have to endure.
Music is designed to be listened to, so it’s calling for attention all the time, syphoning off our very limited auditory bandwidth and elbowing aside our ability to listen to the voice in our head we need when we’re doing mental work.
Even a criminal has the right to a new life, but they made sure I did not have that. They just didn’t stop calling me a prostitute for ever and ever and ever and ever.
If you were to ask me about a mistake I have made, it’s calling my fourth album, ‘New Jersey’, because for the first time in my life, we were compared to the E Street Band.
In 2005, I was the first member of Congress to introduce legislation calling for an immediate withdrawal of our troops from Iraq.
I’m calling for an end to the investigations about President Trump’s campaign colluding with the Russians. There’s been no evidence of it. I don’t think that should continue.
The West has been calling for years for the forces of moderate Islam to stand up to the very small percentage but very large number of radical Muslims all around the world. When countries – the U.A.E. or Egypt or Jordan – do that, we need to highlight it, we need to celebrate it, and we need to continue to encourage it.
We need to be adopted by God through Jesus – that was what happened to me, and that’s what changed my life so that now, I can see that my career can be part of a calling.
I’ve always thought that there is a great female James Bond movie to be done. I’m not literally calling her Jane Bond, I mean, but a female secret agent.
Change makes you find your calling, your legacy, and God’s divine plan for your life. Don’t run from it.
As far back as I can remember, my mother would have me down by the bed at night with her, praying. I can still hear her voice calling my name to God and telling him that she wanted me to follow him in whatever he called me to do.
In fact, I thought my calling was to be a painter.
Poetry for me is very easy. It’s like a lightning bolt. I feel this calling, and the first line of the poem comes into my head, and I just have to go to the page, to the typewriter, to the computer or whatever and write it.
Many are observing Ferguson and witnessing the anger, demonstrations, looting and vandalism and calling for quiet. But quiet isn’t enough. The absence of noise isn’t the presence of justice – and we must demand justice in Ferguson and the other ‘Fergusons’ around America.
As a novelist, there are three phone calls you never expect to receive in your lifetime because if you waited for them you would grow despairing – one calling from Stockholm with a Swedish accent, one from the NBA, and one from Oprah Winfrey.
I’ve always sort of thought that politics was a high and noble calling and a good thing to do.
I felt the calling to adopt. You just know in the deepest part of your being that you are meant to find this little soul and guide them through life.
If the sad truth be known, writers, being the misfits we are, probably ought not to belong to families in the first place. We simply are too self-interested, though we may excuse the flaw by calling it ‘focused.’
I look at my first appointment book from 1965 and I get dizzy. I was constantly in a phone booth calling photographers.
We need to be calling out the flaws and misguided decisions of the Democrats in Congress and the Obama administration.
Since I was younger, I’ve always had the same body. Older guys would always be like, ‘Oh you a stallion.’ I finally had to ask, like, is that a good thing? Everybody pretty much took it and ran with it, and then I put it as my main name on Twitter. Ever since then everybody’s just been calling me Stallion.
Distributing the music is so easy it’s moot. So now the delicate art of calling attention to your music means everything. Marketing is distribution.
I’ve known for a very long time that making music for the church has been my calling.
I’ve got to sing for Pops; I’ve got to keep my father’s legacy alive because he started all of this. So I started calling people, and nobody would give me a chance, but I didn’t let that stop me. I took money out the bank and I started making me a record, and I did it in this guy’s basement.
‘To All The Boys’ is one film amongst a couple other romantic comedies through the decades that promotes… I don’t know what they’re calling it. A modern man? A man that’s more emotionally accessible and available and willing to communicate and actually care and nurture.
The minute the church and pastors start saying what do people want and then giving it to them, we betray our calling. We’re called to have people follow Jesus. We’re called to have people learn how to forgive their enemies.
Broadcasters calling a big game are often reminded to let the action breathe. A great moment of a televised game doesn’t need any narration, which is why the announcers – the good ones, anyway – shut up at the celebration and let the pictures do the talking.
They call me ‘sweet,’ and ‘gentle’; and some of the men go the length of calling me ‘endearing,’ and I laugh in my sleeve and think, ‘Oh, Lord! If you but knew what a brimstone of a creature I am behind all this beautiful amiability!’
I think that most New Yorkers would object to calling me a New Yorker. I didn’t grow up here.
Oh my gosh, I mean, I’ve had many experiences of men calling me psycho.
The Human Rights Organisation deceives the world by calling itself a human rights council.
When people write a novel, they want to have that reach and that impact. To get it with a first novel, you can either see it as an albatross or a calling card.
When I first ran for public office, it was with the passion and idealism of a young man who believed that government could help make our lives better, that public service was a calling and that citizenship demanded responsibilities. There was a greater good.
We’re loosely calling it The River Project, but hopefully the pieces that we put together will be educational pieces that will throw some light on the situation as to what kind of jeopardy may be surrounding our great rivers.
You talk all the time about being connected, being a unit, believing in each other. But if you have unnamed sources, people out there cutting you down, and then you find out it’s the person calling the plays – that would be really hard to deal with, to look at him the same way.
I’ve found my calling with Twitter. It’s all about the amount of interaction you do, and the traffic you move, and I’m really good at that. I keep going and going and going, and no one can believe that I can keep it up.
I realised music was my calling, and I am one of those who’s strongly bound by an infectious enthusiasm and passion.
As far as those kinds of things, I also played at the concert to call for the release of Nelson Mandela when he was a political prisoner in South Africa. We were celebrating his 70th birthday and calling for his release.
There’s certain things that we do work with Russia on, and then there’s certain things when they do something wrong, I have no problem calling them out on it.
I studied broadcast journalism at Pepperdine University. After a short career in television with MTV and later on at FX Network, I found my true calling in Eventbrite.
I’m not overly alarmist about it, but I do think there are some worrying signs, like the growing accumulation of wealth by a very small proportion of the population, plus elections in the US are much more dominated by money than anywhere else calling itself a democracy.
It is self-evident that no number of men, by conspiring, and calling themselves a government, can acquire any rights whatever over other men, or other men’s property, which they had not before, as individuals.
I never was able to do karate. That’s calling me a good actor. I act like I can do anything.
If your movies don’t perform, they just stop calling you.
When you’ve got society calling you a burden and talking about how much money you’re costing the state, it’s bound to impact negatively on your mental health.
When you want a break from dogs, and you take them to the kennel to the stars, no one thinks you’re a bad pet owner. But when you have kids, you can’t drop them off for three weeks without someone calling Child Protective Services!
Justice must be done in investigating the tragic death of Mr. Freddie Gray. His family deserves our deepest sympathy and respect for their loss, and our admiration for their courage in calling us, as a city, to act as our better selves.
I started calling anti-child labor organizations, asking how I could help. They told me a kid couldn’t make any difference, so I decided to start a movement for young people to fight child labor, and to prove them wrong.
Collaborative governance needs to be more than calling on the advice and competence of others to make up for our episcopal shortcomings. Rather, governance involves seeking how God is revealing his work through others in the community.
Everyone should see ‘A Nightmare Before Christmas,’ hear ‘London Calling,’ and read ‘Great Expectations.’
I had started calling her Lucy shortly after we met; I didn’t like the name Lucille. That’s how our television show was called I Love Lucy, not Lucille.
Calling gender violence a women’s issue is part of the problem. It gives a lot of men an excuse not to pay attention.
I never wanted to be a part of the industry, as I had no knowledge about it. I am one of those rare and really lucky people for whom the calling identified me and not the other way around.
We’d take records you’d never hear in clubs and make them into club tracks. We were doing B-sides on records that had nothing to do with the songs, and calling them Masters at Work dubs.
I didn’t even know any cowboys growing up. When my friends heard that I was marrying a cattle rancher and moving to the country, they literally could not believe it. They started calling me the Pioneer Woman as a joke.
The U.S. – the idea that the U.S. has introduced and imposed principles of international law, that’s hardly even a joke. The United States has even gone so far as to veto Security Council resolutions calling on all states to observe international law. That was in the 1980s under Reagan.
Wherever I go, the club is never to stay on the same square on the board: they have to move up. I don’t know if it’s coincidence, some calling, or destiny – but whatever it is, it’s the story of my life.
Russia needs a strong state power and must have it. But I am not calling for totalitarianism.
If you have a calling, you need to let it find you.
If a tech journalist needs financial security before doing what their conscience dictates, I’m not sure they should be calling themselves journalists at all.
Since my romance novels had all been thrillers as well, it wasn’t such a leap for me to move into the straight thriller genre. The most difficult part, I think, was being accepted as a thriller writer. Once you’ve written romance, unfortunately, critics will never stop calling you a ‘former romance author.’
Look at the coded language the Right is using against President Barack Obama. Openly calling him a liar in Congress, saying he is ‘not a Christian, he was not born here, he is not one of us.’ That makes addressing such issues trickier for the first African-American in the White House.
My desire to be a physician had a lot to do with that sense of medicine as a ministry of healing, not just a science. And not even just a science and an art, but also a calling, also a ministry.
There have been actresses who transitioned and nobody knew. But for me, with everybody knowing my history, it will be harder. I’m sure there are some great scripts calling for an ultra-glamorous woman. And I’m prepared to be ultra-glamorous.
Of John Le Carre’s books, I’ve only read ‘The Spy Who Came In From The Cold,’ and I haven’t read anything by Graham Greene, but I’ve heard a great deal about how ‘Your Republic Is Calling You’ reminded English readers of those two writers. I don’t really have any particular interest in Cold War spy novels.
At first sight experience seems to bury us under a flood of external objects, pressing upon us with a sharp and importunate reality, calling us out of ourselves in a thousand forms of action.
It’s a well-known fact that the TV camera adds 10 pounds. I don’t want to say that I’ve been calling my Jenny Craig consultant a lot, but I’m pretty sure I’m the first spokesperson whom they’ve considered filing a restraining order against.
I check Trump every time he says something crazy. I told him to stop calling Elizabeth Warren ‘Pocahontas.’
I started calling myself the Pied Piper, when I started using the flute sound in my music.
I was shot at for being a Tamil in Sri Lanka, and then, everyone was calling me a Paki in London, and I’m not even Pakistani.
I don’t think it makes sense to set high goals about how my ideal woman should be. It is like calling for trouble. That would make one close-minded and not open to meeting different kinds of people.
At my age the only problem is with remembering names. When I call everyone darling, it has damn all to do with passionately adoring them, but I know I’m safe calling them that. Although, of course, I adore them too.
Only my phone number and email are private because I don’t want random people calling me. But I like the ability to share everything.
There was a point in time, when I put out the Chief Keef diss, where I was so hot that everybody was calling my phone. But I decided to go set up under Wale, but he wasn’t really teaching me how to rap.
My point is simply this: I believe I have a calling. Do you know what that calling is? To stand up in a new and hard core, radical way for the Lord. In the process, if I insult a couple of people, if I offend a couple of people, and if I got to shake it up a little bit, as long as it is led by the Holy Spirit, amen.
My son’s full real name is Duncan Zowie Haywood. As a toddler, he was called by his second name Zowie. But it was such an identifiable name during the Seventies that if I called him loudly in public places, everyone would turn to stare, so I started calling him Joey to take the pressure off.
I was always painting when I was a kid. But then when I handled a camera when I was 17, that was it for me. I loved photography. I would work 4 or 5 hours a day. It was like a calling.
The term ‘cyberutopian’ tends to be used only in the context of critique. Calling someone a cyberutopian implies that he or she has an unrealistic and naively overinflated sense of what technology makes possible and an insufficient understanding of the forces that govern societies.
I am going to stop calling you a white man and I’m going to ask you to stop calling me a black man.
As a media consultant to Republican presidents, Ailes proved a deft manipulator of racial fear. But it was in building Fox News that he found his calling.
I feel like whatever is calling upon you to do, I feel like you should do that.
I feel like my calling is to show people joy: to make them feel like there’s something to look forward to.
Have you ever been married? Had that thing of someone calling you by a name not your own? It’s unsettling. It’s like a fictitious person.
My favorite memory about ‘Baywatch’ is the music. That was my favorite part. It was, like, my calling. And to watch everyone run in slow motion.
I usually don’t write songs by people calling me and saying, ‘Write a song about this.’ Usually I’m just going with what I want to write, so you never know.
When you’ve got somebody who’s a flaming liberal like Bill Maher calling you out, something’s wrong.
I do believe that any sort of electromagnetic energy that can be measured beyond the moment of death is, by the definition of energy, eternal. But I cop to the fact that calling it a ‘soul’ and presuming it sustains our consciousness in any form is, to put it kindly, a leap.
My phone was not ringing very much at the time after USC, and that was a very humbling experience after being let go there and to go through that process. You start calling a lot of people that don’t call you back all of a sudden, and you realize things about people.
You can criticize me. You can crucify me. You can love me. You can hate me. Just don’t make the mistake of calling me inauthentic, because you’d be a damn liar.
I am not satisfied with the ending of ‘Mount Eerie’ the album, so maybe by calling myself that, I am attempting to elaborate on the ending.
Lipgloss is my calling!
Buffalo Springfield had three guitar players, and we thought they were so cool. So we started doing the three-guitar thing, and people started calling us the ‘guitar army’ and all this stuff.
Have you not learned that strength comes to an ordinary soul when given an extraordinary calling?
The change we seek for our nation is not the choice of an individual but must be the calling of a country.
Finally, I am encouraged to note that the Security Council issued a statement today expressing its concern about the massive humanitarian crisis in Darfur and calling on all parties to the conflict to protect civilians and reach a ceasefire.
Film is something that came later into my life. I had a Jesuit education, and I consider acting and the theater as kind of a calling – a vocation.
I’m pretty sure my mom is the only person on the planet who thinks that she got cancer so that I could find my calling in life, but as I started to build this company, all my years of useless education, random jobs, and weird interests merged into this serendipitous moment.
Your job is not just to do what your parents say, what your teachers say, what society says, but to figure out what your heart calling is and to be led by that.
When the other kids started calling me nicknames, I knew everything was all right. I have a pretty big mouth, so they hit on that and began calling me Gatemouth or Satchelmouth, and that Satchelmouth has stuck to me all my life, except that now it’s been made into ‘Satchmo’ – ‘Satchmo’ Armstrong.
A Christian school should be a place where young men and young women go through a period of spiritual formation and development so that they come out incredibly more proficient at living out their calling than they would have been had they not gone to school.
It’s going to be really weird when I’m 80 years old, in a walker, and people are still calling me America’s sweetheart. We need a new one.
Nobody’s tuning in – let’s check the TV Guide listings and see what game Joe Buck is calling. Nobody cares. They want to see the Cubs. They want to see the Packers. They want to see the Cowboys. They don’t care who’s calling the game.
The mountains are calling and I must go.
Being a successful Hollywood actress may be challenging, but little did I know that the very body that had always been my calling card would betray me.
Our calling is not primarily to be holy women, but to work for God and for others with Him.
The highest calling of leadership is to challenge the status quo and unlock the potential of others. We need a leader who will lead the resurgence of this great nation and unlock its potential once again.
Innovation is the calling card of the future.
I took up acting upon the insistence of my filmmaker father, Kasthuri Raja. But I am glad for it: sometimes one identifies one’s calling; sometimes it singles one out.
Growing up, my parents did everything they knew how to do to support me. My dad was always kinda my roadie; he drove me from gig to gig. But I got my own gigs. I was this 12-year-old kid, shuffling business cards, calling people, telling them I wanted to play.
Everybody who loves me calls me Sissy, so I guess that’s just who I am. When I’m 80, they’ll still be calling me Sissy. Oh, well, I guess there are worse things.
Planet Lucy Press? I incorporated myself to deal with publishing and was calling myself Big Bang Incorporated, which of course has to do with the Big Bang at the beginning of creation.
Everything about my journey to get Spanx off the ground entailed me having to be a salesperson – from going to the hosiery mills to get a prototype made to calling Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus. I had to position myself to get five minutes in the door with buyers.
We’re born spiritually dead, and I’m calling for everyone to become spiritually alive. Secondly, don’t wait until later to live the way you were created.
Even when every Tom, Dick and Harry was calling for my head, I still felt I could get better at being captain.
Calling out people for not voting, what experts term ‘public shaming,’ can prod someone to cast a ballot.
Everybody else is calling this ‘Reggie’s Team’ and that’s fine with me. It’s just another challenge I have to face, and I look forward to it.
The financial crisis and the Great Recession posed the most significant macroeconomic challenges for the United States in a half-century, leaving behind high unemployment and below-target inflation and calling for highly accommodative monetary policies.
People wrote about me and started calling me a star, and I just hated it. There are aspects of it that are great – I mean, you can ring up any restaurant and get in, can’t you.
I am calling attention just to the main points of these tremendously important matters, which can be understood better by pious meditation than explained by human language.
I’m really taken with ‘Calling Me Home’ by Alice Gerrard.
Most of the characters I have in my children’s books are grouchy or annoyed about something or are calling each other unfriendly names. Like my own kids, they’re not honeys and sweetie pies and little angels. They’re kids. Sloppy, dirty, stinky.
Boredom is your imagination calling to you.
Rock and roll kind of screwed up my voice poetically. I found myself having this ‘Beat’ voice in my poems. It was like this self-fulfilled prophecy because everybody was calling me this rock poet, this Beat poet.
I think just calling up a VC and saying ‘I want to pitch you’ is an enormous waste of time.
I got into baseball, and everyone just started calling me a geek, like, ‘There’s the nerd from Harvard.’ Then it took 20 years of working in baseball and me actually leaving and going to football for people to say, ‘He’s the baseball guy.’ So maybe at some point I’ll be known as a football guy too.
My hair was long with a fringe, and people would make jokes, calling me Britney and Lady Gaga.
My radio company has begun calling me ‘the happy conservative warrior.’
Putting lifestyle first is how you find a job – not a calling.
I almost didn’t name Butt-Head ‘Butt-Head.’ I came real close to calling him something else.
I can’t remember a time when I didn’t want to be a reporter. I don’t know where I got the idea that it was a romantic calling.
The argument has been made in Congress that it is slippery slope if you allow therapeutic, what people people are calling therapeutic cloning, then you will get reproductive cloning.
That’s how cricket should be broadcast. Ball-by-ball calling is important but you’ve got to be lighthearted like you’re down the pub with your mates.
Calling ‘Instagram’ a photo-sharing app is like calling a newspaper a letter-sharing book, or a Mozart grand era symphony a series of notes. ‘Instagram’ is less about the medium and more about the network.
When we went into World War II, I was a tractor driver then. I drove tractors on the plantation. So when they start calling people my age, 18, up, I was one they called.
If I’m cussing at you, swearing at you, calling you demeaning names, are you really thinking about that last play? Am I really helping you get better? Or am I just making myself feel good by demeaning you? I’ve really never understood it.
I bet after seeing us, George Washington would sue us for calling him ‘father.’
One day, it hit me that music is my calling. I just started playing and writing music. How, I don’t know. I just started doing it, and then this big voice came out of my mouth. And it felt like I was releasing something.
I have this thing I used to say at home and in the office: If somebody is calling, unless it’s somebody who can fire me, I’ll call them back later.
Calling oneself a hero after making mistakes shouldn’t earn public trust.
I always look at films as real stories with real people in real situations. That’s why I struggle with the whole notion of calling someone the ‘good guy’ or the ‘bad guy’, because I think we all have potential to do good things and all have the potential to do bad things.
Perhaps the time has come to cease calling it the ‘environmentalist’ view, as though it were a lobbying effort outside the mainstream of human activity, and to start calling it the real-world view.
Unsurprisingly, the poll-takers don’t talk a lot in public about the ignorance of the electorate on political and public policy matters. And the politicians are not going to disclose the, let’s say, limited body of knowledge in their constituencies. You don’t get elected calling your voters airheads.
I’m calling the Cube, it’s a piece of art. At the same time, it’s an intellectual task as well.
In 2006, when I had come very close to calling my agent and telling him I needed to take a break, NaNoWriMo was where I found my inspiration again.
Becoming an actor? If it’s not a calling, don’t do it. It’s too hard.
The news today that Bush has vowed to veto any legislation that reviews the security implications of the Dubai Port World’s potential management of our ports is ludicrous and the entire Democratic Party is calling him to task for it.
Without sounding too pretentious, I feel my job is almost like becoming a monk or a nun – it’s a calling.
In 2007, when I first moved to Los Angeles, I got a call from Prince, and he had been watching my YouTube videos. It was crazy, because I thought it was my friend calling and pretending to be Prince.
I discovered and fell in love with skiing long before I started to climb. Skiing was really my first calling. As a kid, I grew up skiing in jeans in Minnesota.
By calling GMOs ‘poison’ and ‘evil,’ Bill Maher poisons the well of reasoned scientific discussion with ideologically driven fear mongering.
I knew I wanted to be an actor, and my mother said, ‘Call Aaron Sorkin.’ It seemed dubious that I’d make it as an actor by calling Jews I knew, but it worked.
Like civil-rights protesters who sang rousing hymns as they were carried off to jail, Twitterers are bearing witness to what’s happening around them, and calling out into the darkness of cyberspace for confirmation. I’m here. You’re here, too. We are present.
I was mostly bullied by my classmates. People would come up to me and say, ‘You’re so dark.’ I’d always fight back by calling out one of their insecurities, like, ‘Well, you have a big nose.’ Today, I’d tell them that I really love them. I’d thank them because they made me realize how unique I am.
What we did with this mobile telephone was create a revolution. Before the mobile phone existed we were calling a place, now we are calling a person.
I spent many hours slaving away, day and night, bleary eyed, on multi-million pound takeovers, mergers and acquisitions, and the rest. It could sound glamorous (especially when it involved overseas travel) but often it wasn’t partly because, as a lawyer, you were not the one calling the shots.
With a lot of contemporary musicals, the songs are like a calling card: the action stops for them.
One of the problems with ‘SNL’ is that, if you tried to adlib, the director would put you off camera and off the mic, so only you would know that you ever did it. The director always directed to the script; he wasn’t listening to what you were doing. He was calling shots whilst looking at the page.
I’ve a problem with the word charity because I think that NGOs, as I prefer calling them, really do take the work of moral and social responsibilities that ought to be taken on by governments.
Part of calling ourselves Live Nation was about starting to shift the way we think, to be first and foremost fan-focused.
Everyone wants to be a stylist. If you know that’s your calling, then you need to intern as much a humanly possible. You need to go to fashion school if you can.