We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Existed Quotes from Jenny Nimmo, Alber Elbaz, Felicity Jones, Meghan Daum, Alyson Hannigan. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
I’ve read up on magic, and I think it sets you free, and it gives you hope. You can explore worlds you didn’t know existed. It stretches your imagination, and I like my own imagination to be stretched and also the children I’m telling the story to. It gives you a sense of wonder.
When you come into a house like Saint Laurent, or Chanel, or Lanvin, and you go into a place that existed before you were born and will exist after you die, it takes some time to get in, to get to people, and to get the energy of the place.
Acting has always existed alongside my normal life. It’s been a case of learning on the job. I’ve worked in so many styles, with so many people, so I’ve picked bits up from everyone and everything.
Quitting Facebook would be like partially erasing myself. Quitting Twitter would constitute further erasure. Pretty soon, I’d be invisible. I was never on Instagram or Tumblr, which I guess means I never completely existed in the first place.
I always pined for the guys who didn’t know I existed. Looking back now, the friendships are what mattered. My best friend is still a girl I met in junior high.
When I was with WWE, people would have me sign merchandise that I didn’t even know existed.
American history has always had elements of what we now think of as Trumpism – Joe McCarthy, George Wallace, Father Coughlin. It’s not as if these things haven’t always existed, and they were powerful. The big difference is Trump is president.
Older people may have always existed throughout history, but they were rare.
From this bestial view that the human mind consists of only sense certainty, pleasure and pain, Locke developed an equally bestial theory of the nation. Man originally existed in a State of Nature of complete liberty.
I had innumerable analysts who came to me in apology that the world that we were finding was not the world that they had thought existed and that they had estimated. Reality on the ground differed in advance.
I like strong women. Strong women characters have always existed in the movies of directors such as K. Balachander and Mani Ratnam.
Enzo Amore, the guy you see on TV, existed in a gym in New Jersey long before he ever took to a TV screen.
There is no doubt that Boulder was a supportive and open-door community well before TechStars ever existed. But one of the things that I’m most proud of is that TechStars has provided a real focal point for this sort of activity and has brought attention to just how impactful one community can be when it works together.
Ted Hughes is dead. That’s a fact, OK. Then there’s something called the poetry of Ted Hughes. The poetry of Ted Hughes is more real, very soon, than the myth that Ted Hughes existed – because that can’t be proven.
I’ve been getting interested in reimagining folk songs and writing songs that should have existed but didn’t, particularly around the Civil War when black voices were muted and only allowed particular channels.
As recently as 1979, neither panic attacks nor panic disorder officially existed.
It’s funny: the reason I did ‘Beautiful Creatures’ was the same reason I did everything else – even though it was a genre film and existed at a more studio level, the script and the characters were so well written.
We had to depend on other institutions to do research on our behalf. We had to use the information that already existed to craft the best practices to distribute throughout the country. And we had to do all of that in ten months.
I think of ‘data science’ as a flag that was planted at the intersection of several different disciplines that have not always existed in the same place. Statistics, computer science, domain expertise, and what I usually call ‘hacking,’ though I don’t mean the ‘evil’ kind of hacking.
During my early skating years, there were not many ice rinks in Korea, and even the few rinks that existed, most of them were public.
As long as humans have existed, we have always desired to live longer. Every society, every religion, every culture. Of course, they all failed at dramatic life extension.
Orange Is the New Black’ is the womanliest TV show that has ever existed. It doesn’t merely pass the Bechdel test, it gets all As and goes straight to Oxbridge, even though it’s only three years old.
Modernism in Vienna brought together science and culture in a new way to create an Age of Insight that emphasized a more complex view of the human mind than had ever existed before.
Also a great part of Polish industry proved to have existed only to support the Soviet military industry, and it became superfluous and incapable of being transformed into anything else. We did not foresee that or the magnitude of these phenomena.
We started about three years before YouTube existed, so we had to host all the videos on our own servers at a co-location facility. When we got so many hits on our first few videos, and we estimated our bandwidth bill was going to be about $12,000 a month, we knew that we had to establish a business model ASAP.
Saturdays and Sundays, America in the year 2009 does not in some ways differ significantly from the country that existed almost 50 years ago. This is truly sad.
Racism has always existed, and a big part of it is people just not knowing others. I think humans change other human’s minds, and it’s hard for someone in the middle of America to hate Syrian refugees if they’ve been able to befriend them.
I could hardly believe that she really existed, that she wasn’t a dream. There was something miraculous about Dorothy Stratten.
Novelists and poets have existed side by side forever.
It’s almost like while you are working for the WWF everything is fine and good, but if you are no longer employed by them they want you to just drop off the face of the earth and it’s like you never existed.
No system of mass surveillance has existed in any society that we know of to this point that has not been abused.
I think that people just have this core desire to express who they are. And I think that’s always existed.
When I got the job on ‘Lost,’ I was a broke university student living in the crappiest part of town, with a duct-taped back window on a broken-down car. I existed on peanut butter and tea.
But I have been interested in dreams, really since I was a kid. I have always been fascinated by the idea that your mind, when you are asleep, can create a world in a dream and you are perceiving it as though it really existed.
If Vancouver did not succeed as Starbucks from ’87 on, our entire international business, which is now thousands of stores and a significant amount of growth and profit, may not have existed.
The world outside existed in a kind of darkness; and we inquired about nothing.
9/11 was a deliberate, carefully planned evil act of the long-waged war on the West by Koran-inspired soldiers of Allah around the world. They hated us before George W. Bush was in office. They hated us before Israel existed. And the avengers of the religion of perpetual outrage will keep hating us.
If Microsoft had never existed… The industry would probably be very fragmented.
I was member of the Diet as long as it existed, until May 1933.
I served the Poland that existed.
I hate the whole race. There is no believing a word they say, your professional poets, I mean there never existed a more worthless set than Byron and his friends for example.
I remember being obsessed with Christina Aguilera’s ‘Stripped.’ That was her peak, and she is such an amazing singer. Plus, I was a little gay boy, and the music video for ‘Beautiful’ existed, so obviously I was affected.
These things have a life of there own and never existed when I was growing up certainly worrying when one would get made. It’s kind of amazing how that one movie kept living through all these years.
Obviously Mad TV, SNL are one kind of show, whereas The State belongs to the kind of show that is entirely conceived written and performed by a set group that existed before the TV show.
The Velvet Underground is probably the best band that’s ever existed, assuredly the best American one.
When I first went to Paris in 1965, I fell in love with the small, family-owned restaurants that existed everywhere then, as well as the markets and the French obsession with buying fresh food, often twice a day.
‘Entourage’ was a show that existed around wish-fulfillment. People watched it because they wanted to believe they could go on private jets and be hanging out in Hollywood, but as a show, comedically, it was not funny. Not a funny show. It’s funny, ironically, because of how terrible it is.
The same thing which is now called Christian religion existed among the ancients. They have begun to call ‘Christian’ the true religion which existed before.
If you think about those bailouts that happened in 2008, that was a situation in which the government gave, at our expense, enormous sums of money to some of the richest people who have ever existed on Earth.
My mother could do absolutely anything. She was like Martha Stewart before such a thing existed.
In the last 680 million years of the four and a half billion that this planet has existed, life has been determined by two principal forces: the warmth and the diffused energy of the sunlight coming through our atmosphere, and water. Those are the primordial forces of life – sunlight and water.
If you take a look at history, you will find that the understanding of what is good and evil has always existed before the individual religions. The religions were only invented by people afterwards, in order to express this idea.
Don’t join the book burners. Do not think you are going to conceal thoughts by concealing evidence that they ever existed.
My marriage to Marjorie is the most rewarding thing that ever happened to me. She gave me a life and a relationship that I didn’t know existed.
The alt-right didn’t emerge from nowhere. There’s a cultural foundation that existed beforehand that was almost like the petri dish and the growing medium for the alt-right.
Sobriety has opened my mind and unlocked parts of me that I didn’t even realize existed.
In our family, there wasn’t anything else besides art. Nothing else in the world existed. My father never spoke about going to a movie or listening to music, other than my mother’s singing.
I was seeing kids my age playing shows at their parents’ houses or the couple of all-ages venues that existed. I feel like I saw so many different kinds of music that I wouldn’t have discovered on my own.
I believe everything learned in college is an answer to a question that someone has posed. Questions get posed differently and the answers that come back transport us to places we never knew existed.
In 1975, no State or Church guidelines existed in the Republic of Ireland to assist those responding to an allegation of abuse against a minor. No training was given to priests, teachers, police officers or others who worked regularly with children about how to respond appropriately should such allegations be made.
From the very beginning, Americans have exhibited a taste for expansion, an appetite for empire. One of the fundamental reasons for this is very clear. Like every other western empire that has ever existed, Americans may claim to have inherited the mantle of ancient Rome.
Keep in mind, the web existed for almost a decade before social networks became pervasive. Even though the technology was available to make a social network in around 1995, it simply didn’t happen until somebody had the idea to do it, do it big, and do it with a certain level of quality a decade later.
There were no women’s players I knew of. I didn’t even know women’s hockey existed.
Trinidad Jame$ is the most garbage piece of rapper that has ever existed on the face of the earth.
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.
But that intimacy of mutual embarrassment, in which each feels that the other is feeling something, having once existed, its effect is not to be done away with.
I would much rather hear a song that’s written from a fresh perspective, using ideas that have existed in rock & roll for 50 years, than something that is incredibly abrasive to my ears but is new.
The Bradshaws suggests an extraordinary civilisation that existed long before modern man reached the British Isles.
The Soviet system of propaganda and censorship existed not so much for the purpose of spreading a particular message as for the purpose of making learning impossible, replacing facts with mush, and handing the faceless state a monopoly on defining an ever-shifting reality.
Everything that has existed, lingers in the Eternity.
Things can change on a daily basis in television. You can be introduced to aspects of your character that you had no idea existed because they didn’t exist a week before. The next week it might be taken away from you in some way that you can’t control.
There hasn’t been anybody else write a Constitution like Madison. There just hasn’t been, because that person hasn’t existed anywhere but here.
Nobody knows the man behind Rajesh Khanna, because that never existed. In his last few days, he had told me, ‘Pack up, show is over.’
I want the fact that I existed to mean something.
Journalists are still inventing things that never existed about me. Before, it made me cry, but now I laugh about it.
The law established by the Creator, which has existed from the beginning, extends over the whole globe, is everywhere and at all times binding upon mankind.
Mariah’s fashion game is definitely on a different level than mine. She actually knows Roberto Cavalli and Dolce & Gabbana. I didn’t know those people actually existed; I thought they were just names.
Most adults, unlike most children, understand the difference between a book that will hold them spellbound for a rainy Sunday afternoon and a book that will put them in touch with a part of themselves they didn’t even know existed.
Don’t think you are going to conceal thoughts by concealing evidence that they ever existed.
I knew there were certain relationships that existed between referees and players, referees and coaches and referees and owners that influence the point spreads in games.
It’s very important that all the supporting characters feel like they’ve existed in the world, that they’ve had a history, and they’ll go on to have a history within the scope of the story rather than just popping up and then disappearing.
Everything about ‘Adventure Time’ is the purest form of kid’s play. A kid does not live in the Land of Ooo. That is one of the wonderful things about the show; it doesn’t pretend to be real. That was the great thing about ‘Pee Wee’s Playhouse’; it existed in a world completely outside any reality a kid recognized.
For 180 years, we voted in English. That is the true American tradition, and this amendment is true to our heritage, not what has existed unnaturally for the last 20 years.
My parents didn’t allow rock music in the house. I actually didn’t even know it existed until I was probably eleven years old.
I wish to assure you that there can never be any return to the state of armed conflict which existed before our commitment to peace and the democratic process of election under the Lancaster House agreement.
Frankly speaking, I decided to become a businessman at the moment when I understood that it is possible, because I grew up in a country where it was not possible. There existed even a special article in the penal code of the Soviet Union which punished entrepreneurial activity.
Reason has always existed, but not always in a reasonable form.
Our government has made a number of promises to the men and women who served in our nation’s armed forces. Sadly, these promises of health care, education and other benefits have existed more in rhetoric than in reality.
People take pictures of the Summer, just in case someone thought they had missed it, and to proved that it really existed.
When I started teaching at Stanford Graduate School of Business in 2000, no field-based courses in strategic philanthropy existed.
Look, we have existed for 4,000 years – 2,000 years in diaspora, in exile. Nobody in the Middle East speaks their original language but Israel. When we started 64 years ago, we were 650,000 people. So, you know, we are maybe swimming a little bit against the stream, but we continue to swim.
When I was 14, I spent a huge amount of time on the Internet, but not the Internet we know today. It was 1994, so while the World Wide Web existed, it wasn’t generally accessible. Prodigy and CompuServe were popular, and AOL was on the rise, but I didn’t have access to the web, and no one I knew had access to the web.
The abuse of civilians and combatants has existed since the dawn of time.
Like art, revolutions come from combining what exists into what has never existed before.
When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more.
There is always an underlying spirit of invention at Nike – we love to create something that has never before existed. And not just new for the sake of new – it has to be better.
I found it peculiar that those who wanted to take military action could – with 100 per cent certainty – know that the weapons existed and turn out to have zero knowledge of where they were.
Atheism is really nothing but a sorry litany of non-sequiturs, e.g., if God existed, why do we have all the evil and horrors in the world? But this presupposes that God is all-good, an obvious non-sequitur.
All the things that we had initiated in the first few albums still existed on ‘Technical Ecstasy.’ The band had not lost any of its vitality.
Music, at its essence, is what gives us memories. And the longer a song has existed in our lives, the more memories we have of it.
Some movies work really well with music from Bach or Mahler that existed long before the film, so music has its own autonomy.
I liked Columbia, but it was like high school in that there was this big social world that I was not part of. I existed on the side, far away. That might be temperamental, my own fear of large groups, more than anything else. But I had a handful of professors who meant a lot to me.
Our youths are constantly trying to learn everything the West has to teach, but what is newest in the West has existed in China for thousands of years.
You can’t imagine parlor ballads drifting out of high-rise multi-towered buildings. That kind of music existed in a more timeless state of life.
There’s a lot of traps you can fall into when you are playing someone who existed. If it comes out just as impersonation, that’s bad; it has to be an embodiment. You have to live it, not just sound and look like it.
The brilliance of Max Brooks is that he always quotes authorities at the back of his books that never existed. Like a Russian professor he made up that validates a story or character.
The tourist transports his own values and demands to his destinations and implants them like an infectious disease, decimating whatever values existed before.
Writer’s block has probably existed since the invention of writing, but the term itself was first introduced into the academic literature in the nineteen-forties, by a psychiatrist named Edmund Bergler.
The more I photographed Muslim women, the more I was able to metaphorically strip away the burqas and hijabs, and start chipping away at the profound misconceptions that existed in other parts of the world about these women and their culture.
I was standing on the shoulders of other science fiction writers like William Gibson, who had written ‘Neuromancer’ on a typewriter before home computers even really existed, and Neal Stephenson who wrote ‘Snow Crash’ in the early ’90s and imagined an online virtual world before the birth of the modern Internet.
I usually go to Lush for hair products. I had no idea that this existed, but they have a shampoo rock, and it looks like a bar of soap, and I was tripping out when they told me it was a shampoo, so that’s pretty sweet.
Gibson wrote ‘Neuromancer’ on a typewriter, you know, before the technology he was writing about existed.
Why can’t I make up my own characters and paint the people I want to see in the world? I’m depicting the many people who existed in history but whose presence was never documented.
I refused to accept anything, doubted everything. So, doubting everything, I had to find something that had not existed before, something I had not thought of before. Any idea that came to me, the thing would be to turn it around and try to see it with another set of senses.
For nearly as long as civilization has existed, patriarchy – enforced through the rights of the firstborn son – has been the organizing principle, with few exceptions.
I can still remember the afternoon, on my 15th birthday, when I opened up ‘The Virgin and the Gypsy,’ D.H. Lawrence’s novella, in my tiny cell in boarding school, and whole worlds of possibility opened out that I had never guessed existed. The language was on fire and sang of liberation.
It’s a different outlook, and one that I understand. When you are a former member of the Warsaw Pact, when you have lived behind the Berlin Wall, when you have experienced the communist systems that existed in these countries, for them, the West represents hope.
IBM existed a good 50 years before mainframes – we started with scales.
I was doing judo before anybody knew it existed in this country.
I confess that, like public figures from bygone days or an entertainer that hadn’t been heard from in eons, I didn’t know AIM, as we all called it, still existed at all.
I had a really generic upbringing, I think, when it comes to viewing movies as a kid. I didn’t really know what was out there or what was being tried. I was, like, ‘E.T.’ and ‘Indiana Jones.’ Those were the only things I knew existed.
The Academy not only knew I existed, they thought I was good!
Noble ideas, great sentiments have always existed and have always been transmitted, but wars have never ceased.
We know that in 2001 it was believed 78 stem cell lines existed. But now we know there are only 22 that are viable, and they have been contaminated with mouse stem cells.
I knew I wanted to make a movie that hadn’t really existed in a while in terms of being a teenager.
Where is this great love for rock and roll that existed for 50 or 60 years?
Evil has always been there; it’s always a part of us. Evil is no big surprise. But what about the people who gave freely, who stood up for human dignity? Even in the most extreme and terrible situations, these acts of dignity existed. And for me, that is the banality of good.
Pointless’ – I think it’s probably the greatest daytime TV show that has ever existed.
My activism always existed. My art gave me the platform to do something about the activism.
Though moral axioms to guide the conduct of the practitioner have existed since the beginnings of the profession of healing, Western doctors are most likely to view the Hippocratic Oath of approximately two-and-a-half millennia ago as the first codified set of statements to which they can look for guidance.
Long before social media existed, the proto-tweets of advertising had penetrated American popular culture: ‘A mind is a terrible thing to waste.’ ‘Where’s the beef?’ ‘A diamond is forever.’ ‘Think different.’ You’d be hard pressed to find a writer’s craft that has more directly influenced the vernacular.
I always think the great thing about shirting is that it goes with jeans, and jeans are probably the most modern, functional garment that ever existed. That is what is so great about shirting – it is an up-play-down-play.
Red Sonja, she was a hellraiser before Buffy, Xena, and Ripley even existed. When so many heroines in comics were all hung up on romance and the bizarre gender politics of comics at the time, Sonja was out cutting off the heads of dragons and pirates.
If a comparative-literature major had existed at Harvard College for undergraduates I would have surely gone in that direction.
I love ghost stories, and I also have a great fondness and love for ‘Quatermass,’ which in many ways is the show that preceded ‘Doctor Who.’ ‘Doctor Who’ borrowed quite a bit from ‘Quatermass’ and probably wouldn’t have existed in anything like the form we recognise today if ‘Quatermass’ hadn’t come before it.
But the truth is that throughout human history slavery has existed. And America came along as the first country to end it within 150 years. And we get no credit for that.
I remember when I was a kid I thought I could either be an athletic water drinker, like an Olympic-level water drinker, or I could invent Windex. Which I thought was really smart, because it already existed.
Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe.
There are people in every time and every land who want to stop history in its tracks. They fear the future, mistrust the present, and invoke the security of a comfortable past which, in fact, never existed.
It’s always very daunting to play someone who actually existed. You have to honor that, and be specific and accurate and try to make people believe that you’re that guy, which is really hard.
If you look at the history of music, you have classical composers, church music, pop music, etc. Music that’s existed for centuries. I think there are some songs that are close to immortal. They will last longer than we will in this lifetime.
There was a uniqueness to the American case of slavery. 10 million people, a conservative estimate, were brought to America… hundreds of people were set up in work camps, and hereditary-forced labor was put in place. That’s a very different thing than the personal slavery that existed elsewhere.
If a Labour movement, on a bourgeois basis, has hitherto existed in the country where the new movement is awakening it will certainly not disappear all at once.
Videogames have existed for almost 40 years now, yet every year, we see major and unexpected advances.
When I did ‘Jerry Springer: The Opera,’ there was a big fuss, largely centered around the misrepresentation of its content. Had Twitter existed then, that would have been over in a week because people who had actually seen it would have been able to get control of the story through social media.
Contention existed before the earth was formed.
Poverty existed before January 20, 2008, OK? Before President Obama took office.
The funny thing is, all my friends are short. I wasn’t aware of tall people till I got to high school. I didn’t know they existed. I was sheltered.
We have no right to assume that any physical laws exist, or if they have existed up until now, that they will continue to exist in a similar manner in the future.
I always had a really natural faith as a kid. Where I knew God existed and it felt very free and pretty wild and natural, and it wasn’t religious.
I existed from all eternity and, behold, I am here; and I shall exist till the end of time, for my being has no end.
I never could get on with representative individuals but people who existed on their own account and with whom it might therefore be possible to be friends.
Vehicle donation programs have existed forever, but the typical model loses a lot. There had to be a place to store them, people who could only go out so far regionally to pick them up.
I have spent most of my adult life proving that I existed. A blog is an accessible way of doing this – there is a date and place in cyberspace that I existed a year ago, to the day, and the proof is still there.
Jim, as just a spoken poet, was not that good. He needed the music behind him. He felt a security and a sense of abandon when the music existed around him.
A way to make new music is to imagine looking back at the past from a future and imagine music that could have existed but didn’t. Like East African free jazz, which as far as I know does not exist.
We are braver and wiser because they existed, those strong women and strong men… We are who we are because they were who they were. It’s wise to know where you come from, who called your name.
The market is not an invention of capitalism. It has existed for centuries. It is an invention of civilization.
Drumming completely eclipsed my life from age 13, when I started drum lessons. Everything disappeared. I’d done well in school up until that time. I was fairly adjusted socially up until that time. And I became completely monomania, obsessed all through my teens. Nothing else existed anymore.
I remember being so homesick and realizing that where I came from was not something that existed in the cultural imagination outside the city. People used to think Miami was just partying in South Beach all the time.
Perhaps most important for nomads was the belief in the symbiosis that existed between wolf and humans on the steppe. Wolves were an integral part of keeping the balance of nature, ensuring that plagues of rabbits and rodents didn’t break out, which in turn protected the all-important pasture for the nomads’ herds.
With every episodic, there’s a learning curve where writers try to find the voice of the characters by way of the actors. Many details are found along the way. On ‘Caprica,’ although the franchise already existed, we were creating an entirely new world full of new characters.
During all these years there existed within me a tendency to follow Nature in her walks.
We all have an equal interest in stability and security throughout Europe. The years the OSCE has existed, and particularly this year, have given rise to great expectations and at the same time to powerful disappointments.
The first thing that Black Lives Matter had to do was remind people that racism existed in this country because when we had Obama, people thought we were post-racial. That was the debate. Is racism over? And very quickly, we understood that it was not over.
Europe existed before Britain joined it.
A lot of stuff I was reading in mythology was about how women used to be taught to be wild. The wild woman was an essence that existed in the world. We’re still coming back from many years of us being chiseled out to be identical and quiet.
From the early Seventies to the mid-Eighties, I approached Rome at a snail’s pace. Having concluded that God existed, I could not seriously entertain the thought of not trying to be in contact with Him.
Why can’t the world be like a summer day, when I thought that health care would be an ethical decision and wars existed only to be stopped?
Playing a real person, it does add an extra level of thoughtfulness. You’re portraying someone who actually existed, so instead of saying, like, ‘OK, I think this would make the scene better,’ it’s more a question of, ‘What do I think the real Jeffrey Dahmer would do?’
Personally, I’d never seen a graphic novel. I knew they existed because friends of mine like Jonathan Ross collect them and some very literate and intelligent people really rate the graphic novel as a form.
When I was a bit younger, I loved Rufus Wainwright – just the fact that he existed.
I still can’t get used to a smartphone. There’s something I really dislike about it, but for a new generation, life without smartphones never existed.
Schools exist in America and have always existed to train responsible citizens of the United States of America. If they don’t do that, it’s very hard to hold us together as a country, because it’s shared values that hold us together.
In an age of never-ending health fads, it’s comforting to learn that one of the healthiest activities you can do has existed for millennia. It’s called reading. Yes, books are not just entertaining or educational: they can also improve your mental health.
You know, the pessimism which exists now in the Middle East existed in Northern Ireland, but we stayed at it.
No race of barbarians ever existed yet offered up children for money.
We don’t see a lot of LGBTQ representation in period dramas because there was so much shame around it at the time. The stories that we tell about that time don’t tend to focus explicitly on those sorts of characters, which is nonsense because they existed.
I actually did not touch any type of computer until I came to America. I knew computers existed, yes, but I didn’t have access to them. In the Philippines, I did have video games.
You’re playing a character in a drama who happens to be based on someone who existed. It’s never going to ‘be’ that person, but it’s based on someone well-known, and you want to create enough of that person for it not to be a distraction.
My family has existed in eastern Kentucky for as long as there are records. If you’re familiar with the famous Hatfield-McCoy family feud back in the 1860s, ’70s and ’80s in the United States, my family was an integral part of that.
Customary though it may be to write about that institutionalized pastime as though it existed apart from the general environment, my story does not lend itself to such treatment.
It’s challenging to play a real-life character because you know that it existed in the history and you have certain parameters to follow and stay within.
The connection which formerly existed between the Government and banks was in reality injurious to both, as well as to the general interests of the community at large.
Since the world has existed, there has been injustice. But it is one world, the more so as it becomes smaller, more accessible. There is just no question that there is more obligation that those who have should give to those who have nothing.
When I wonder what the future of books will be, I often think about horses. Before automobiles existed, everyone had a horse. Then cars became available, and their convenience, compared to horses, was undeniable.
I don’t think I’ve ever frightened myself before when writing, but there were areas where there was terror, as though I was looking into somewhere that I didn’t know existed before, and it frightened me.
Australia integrated the – brought on the ships and unleashed in the society the dogs of sectarianism, which had existed in other places – in Glasgow, in Liverpool and of course in Ireland, north and south.
Liquids may have existed on the surface of Pluto in the past.
I’ve always been Sarah. My gender identity has always existed. I’ve always been a woman. Gay people aren’t straight before they come out as gay, and transgender people are who they are before they come out and transition.
We were building a – what I thought was a fantastic company. We had great people. We were changing – we were changing the way the marketplace operated. We were creating a market for natural gas and electricity that had never existed before.
I used to have a recurring dream where I was at a party in a country house, surrounded by the same people each evening. Everyone would be singing and dancing and after a while I came to know the people; though, of course, they never really existed.
George Foreman is easier and has the bigger name and have you noticed that Foreman never calls me out or ever mentions my name? He is afraid of me like most fighters are and most people want to forget about Larry Holmes, like he never ever existed.
In a Balenciaga you were the only woman in the room – no other woman existed.
It is intellectually dishonest to look backwards with all the facts and judge the decisions that were made with almost none of the facts, or the facts that existed hidden in the normal cloud of endless speculation of what might happen.
The strategy of my coach and me was that we looked at pictures of all the best pole vaulters from around the world, and we took the best parts from them, and we created a person that had never existed. We then started to work toward being such a person.
‘Okja’ I don’t think would have been made if Netflix hadn’t made it. That, to me, is a much bigger thing than whether someone watches it on a big screen or a phone. Because it simply wouldn’t have existed otherwise.
Posttraumatic stress is something that’s always existed. I think that the earliest recording was during the Trojan War, but it’s only recently that we’re beginning to be aware of it.
I was 26 years old when I found out that I had a sister who I never knew existed.
All prisons that have existed in our society to date put people away as no human being should ever be put away.
Ultimately, criticism that ‘The Real World’ has devolved into a lesser enterprise comes from the viewers who came of age alongside it, not the teens of the moment that MTV has always existed for.
I was a very shy girl who led an insulated life; it was only when I came to Oxford, and to Harvard before that, that suddenly I saw the power of people. I didn’t know such a power existed, I saw people criticising their own president; you couldn’t do that in Pakistan – you’d be thrown in prison.
I don’t feel like I’ve ever kissed any of the people I have done for acting. That moment didn’t exist for you; it existed for that person.
People didn’t know that I existed before ‘Purpose.’
Films don’t hold the answers I’m looking for… Would you not be so much more interested in finding out that Bigfoot existed than in watching a really good movie?
If YouTube had existed in 1999, I wouldn’t have had a show. And if YouTube had existed in 1999, I wouldn’t have wanted to do the show, because I couldn’t imagine clips from it following me a decade later.
I was raised by a gaggle of women who all loved to bake. Dessert always existed after any savory meal. I was raised with cookies on the plate, brownies in a Tupperware container, and so on.
If all mankind were to disappear, the world would regenerate back to the rich state of equilibrium that existed ten thousand years ago. If insects were to vanish, the environment would collapse into chaos.
I grew up listening to a lot of Usher at 13 and 14. I have every Usher album that ever existed. So I grew up listening to a lot of Usher, Michael Jackson, Luis Miguel, a lot of pioneers in Latin music.
Very little is known about Hugh Glass as a real guy that existed 200 years ago, except that he was attacked by a bear, betrayed and left for dead, and has to survive in the winter. I said, ‘What really drives a human to survive those conditions?’
Shopping malls across the county are dying fast, and my images of them are very nostalgic for most people that grew up attending these malls. These malls were communal spaces. These were gigantic chat rooms before the Internet existed. You went to the mall to meet and communicate with others, not just to shop.
What artists are doing, and what people who are receiving the arts are doing, is entering into this agreement to occupy a parallel world. The parallel world is ever-expanding. We used to think that it existed only for people who were wealthy, well-born, or educated. It isn’t like that.
This circus games aspect has existed since the beginning of my career.
Before hip-hop existed, we were listening to soul songs from the ’70s. I grew up with Motown, Elton John, and the Beatles. To me, that’s good music.
The interesting thing about history sometimes. is that you know these people existed, and you knew what jobs they did, but you don’t know much about them as people, so you actually have to make them up.
Slavery existed before the formation of this Union. It derived from the Constitution that recognition which it would not have enjoyed without the confederation. If the States had not united together, there would have been no obligation on adjoining States to regard any species of property unknown to themselves.
The advertising world had space men in it before spacemen existed.
You never know what you will learn till you start writing. Then you discover truths you never knew existed.
The more I get connected to my own breath and my own yogic experience and my own prayer and my own idea, the ideas that have existed for so long – that we all belong to each other and we could live a deeper spiritual existence – the more I get connected to that, the more I shun this world.
The space where writing happens is a unique space that’s hard to define, and when you’re kicked out of it because you’re travelling or distracted, it seems so elusive and hard to defend because you yourself doubt whether it existed.
The main effect of the Internet on language has been to increase the expressive richness of language, providing the language with a new set of communicative dimensions that haven’t existed in the past.
To die is one thing. How much worse to know that all the life that ever existed on this planet, and all it ever achieved, was to be obliterated?
I get invited to many more literary festivals than I used to because I’m associated with ‘Slumdog Millionaire,’ the brand. Many more doors have opened up for me as a result of the global success of the film, although I believe that I’m the same person that existed before it.
I have a secret sibling that I never knew existed and who was given up for adoption at birth by my parents, and she was born without legs.
Of course, formulas always existed in journalism. When I was just getting into the business, ‘Time’ and ‘Newsweek’ knew if they could put Jesus’ face on the cover that it would do really well on the newsstands. So every year, they would put Jesus’ face on the newsstand. There was a formula there.
I put my son’s nutritional needs first, and existed on pasta and thin air more times than I would dare to admit.
I had seen AIDS patients in India and Africa, and knowing that people were dying even though drugs existed that could help them was shattering for me.
Any one thing can get in the way of you and your brain being comfortable and being inspired. It’s the difference between a really big song and a song that never existed.
Singing for Bollywood films has an altogether different approach, as the industry has a wider reach. It has helped me reach parts of India which I didn’t know existed.
From the first album, Led Zeppelin was always going to be a totally new approach from what had gone before – whether it was approaching the blues or folk music like ‘Babe I’m Gonna Leave You’: nothing existed like that.
There’s no question there needs to be higher-paying opportunities for women. It’s not that it hasn’t existed in certain categories: Certain women have made a lot of money… Jennifer Lawrence… is being paid a lot of money, rightfully so, for the franchises she’s in.
The philosophy of the wisest man that ever existed, is mainly derived from the act of introspection.
History will tell you that borders are not inevitable, they hardly existed at the end of the 19th century.
My job as a character actor is to make me fit the character, to serve the character. To present this human being who turns up in a piece of film or entertainment that’s going, you know, exist as if it might exist after the film is finished and it existed before the film has started.
I have a lot of blurring between fiction and non-fiction in so many of my works. For example, my first novel, ‘When Nietzsche Wept,’ has a great deal of non-fiction in it. I didn’t create many characters at all. Almost all of them are historical characters that actually existed.
Our religious police has the most dangerous effect on society – the segregation of genders, putting the wrong ideas in the heads of men and women, producing psychological diseases that never existed in our country before, like fanatacism.
A jealous lover of human liberty, deeming it the absolute condition of all that we admire and respect in humanity, I reverse the phrase of Voltaire, and say that, if God really existed, it would be necessary to abolish him.
Growing up where I did, the thought of working on a television show or in a movie… that existed on a parallel plane, you know?
The Romans had been able to post their laws on boards in public places, confidant that enough literate people existed to read them; far into the Middle Ages, even kings remained illiterate.
I started thinking, ‘What if Superman or Batman really existed?’ Superman would be doing Nike commercials. The members of Youngblood take the genre of super-heroes and turn it into a business.
Our goal is not simply to reconstruct the Japan that existed before March 11, 2011, but to build a new Japan. We are determined to overcome this historic challenge.
Disinformation has always existed. It’s not like all of a sudden we’ve just discovered this new thing called propaganda.
So much of journalism is conveying a place and time that existed, to someone at a later date: giving a person the context and trying to make them feel as informed as if they were actually there.
I want to make my music a genre that people can immediately identify: something that never existed.
Sometimes I wish that Anna Wintour didn’t know I existed.
When I was submitting my first novel, I had no idea that publishing scams existed. I never encountered any, but I could have – and knowing how easily I might have been taken advantage of makes me determined to protect others from falling into that trap.
The human capacity to be curious has always existed.
For me, Mexploitation seemed like something that should have existed, but didn’t.
During the campaign, Trump in many ways repudiated President Obama’s national security and foreign policy approach on issues like the Iran nuclear deal and immigration. So there’s a real question of continuity or disruption with Trump, which wouldn’t have existed if Clinton was president-elect.
I existed before the mainstream. Why would I join them? I watched the mainstream come up, and now I’m watching it collapse. I don’t want to be a part of that.
Stasis is something that has marked my life since I was a boy growing up in Pittsburgh with my mother. It was the natural state that we existed in. For one thing, she suffered from a debilitating depression throughout my childhood, and depression is nothing if not static.
Men speak of natural rights, but I challenge any one to show where in nature any rights existed or were recognized until there was established for their declaration and protection a duly promulgated body of corresponding laws.
By no means am I excusing homophobic rap lyrics, but as a product of the same environments that birthed hip-hop, I fully understand why those lyrics existed.
I don’t like to think of myself as just a person. I don’t think I am. I think I existed before, and I think I’ll exist again after I die here, so I don’t exactly know what I am. I don’t think there is ever going to be an answer. I just know that I’m not like you.
We’ve always existed regardless of how popular our band is. We’ve been around for a while, and we can tour regardless of whether there’s a single on the radio or not.
The American Dream never really existed. It was a marketing scam.
If you’re 25, I could see how you could be tricked into thinking ‘Benji’ is my most successful record, but I’ve been doing this long before online magazines existed.
I was progressive before the term progressive actually existed.
As the Chinese girl, you don’t fit in with anybody. It wasn’t a large Chinese-American population, so I didn’t grow up having a community of Asian friends. Even when there were Asian people, we sort of existed on our own.
In my case, I write in the past because I’m not really part of the present. I have nothing valid to say about anything current, though I have something to say about what existed then.
Well, I think it can be quite helpful to be working on a character who actually existed, historically. Of course, you might have material to study and help you create the character.
I think every role you take on, you should take on the responsibility of doing the best representation of that person or that character or that role. When it is a human being that has actually existed, and it is a person that people know of, yeah, you feel an even more amount of pressure to do a good job.
I believe that Jesus Christ existed and that He died for my sins. And I believe that what He said in the Gospels is a model for the way I should try to lead my life and that I will always fall short of that and, therefore, need Him to redeem me.
There is a greed case for diversity. Diverse perspectives bring us into markets we didn’t know existed.
Infidelity has always existed, but I feel like it was brushed under the carpet, behind the scenes. Now everyone is at it – and they’ve stopped pretending they’re not.
At one level, SXSW exemplifies serendipity, because whenever I come, I get these unexpected meetings with people I never knew existed, and you couldn’t have planned it. But by making the choice to come to SXSW, I’m increasing the probability of those encounters.
Donald Trump’s election was a watershed moment. Even those like me, who had previously pulled levers for candidates of both parties, felt that Mr. Trump had not only violated all sense of common decency, but, alarmingly, that he seemed to have no idea that there even existed such an unspoken code of civility and dignity.
It’s a big responsibility, I think, when you play somebody who has existed but also somebody who has just recently passed away.
My position is that serious and good art has always existed to help, to serve, humanity. Not to indict. I don’t see how art can be called art if its purpose is to frustrate humanity.
The poet existed among the cave men; he will exist among men of the atomic age, for he is an inherent part of man. Even religions have been born from the need for poetry, which is a spiritual need, and it is through the grace of poetry that the divine spark lives forever in the human flint.
In order to make a name for myself I took notice of the craziest wildest son-of-a-guns out there, and how they would receive a lot of the attention from the local wrestling periodicals. I decided that I would become an oddity, and that’s how I have existed ever since.
Cancer has shown me what family is. It showed me a love that I never knew really existed.
Punitive murder by the police and by vigilantes has existed in all societies at some point, and probably still exists in most.
Climate is always evolving, and natural disaster have always existed.
Most of the time, I write songs with the arrangements all at once, in my head. There’s the producer side of me that’s always thinking sounds, like, ‘Wouldn’t this be a great sound if it existed to put in front of a song, to open it up, and then, when it did its thing, something else would happen?
Detective fiction could not have existed without Edgar Allan Poe.
Freud published The Interpretation of Dreams in 1900. It introduced the notion that there existed certain predictable and identifiable processes by which dreams were formed.
There’s a side of me vocally that people didn’t know existed. I had to get it out of me.
Amazon may be the most beguiling company that ever existed, and it is just getting started. It is both missionary and mercenary… That has always been a potent combination.
In the 1960s, you had this booming economy, and you didn’t really have enough men around to fill all the jobs. So there was this sudden demand that women come back and perform a lot of the white-collar and pink-collar roles that men had done before or that hadn’t existed before.
For as long as multinational communities have existed, their weak point has always been the relations between different nations.
Fiction is lies; we’re writing about people who never existed and events that never happened when we write fiction, whether its science fiction or fantasy or western mystery stories or so-called literary stories. All those things are essentially untrue. But it has to have a truth at the core of it.
The sound of the orchestra is one of the most magnificent musical sounds that has ever existed.
‘Twilight’ was about a naive person who knew nothing of a certain world, basically discovering that this world existed and totally being indoctrinated into it and falling in love with a vampire, which is interesting.
Indian classical music was born when time barely existed. It developed further within the structures of royal courts and a system of patronage where the ruler or the feudal master determined all.
I soon discovered, after I became chairman of the NEH, that, for a number of academics, the truth was not merely irrelevant – it no longer existed.
There was something undifferentiated and yet complete, which existed before Heaven and Earth. Soundless and formless, it depends on nothing and does not change. It operates everywhere and is free from danger. It may be considered the mother of the universe. I do not know its name; I call it Tao.
My parents were mourning the death of my sister. She was killed in a car accident before I was born, and I didn’t know she existed until I was 13 or 14 years old. I knew I was growing up in a house where people were angry and sad.
While red carpets always existed, the importance given to fashionable appearances wasn’t that much in the mainstream music space. And now, even though everyone walks the red carpet, singers are expected to just walk down without waiting to be clicked or celebrated.
There is nothing like Ruth ever existed in this game of baseball. I remember we were playing the White Sox in Boston in 1919, and he hit a home run off Lefty Williams over the left-field fence in the ninth inning and won the game. It was majestic. It soared.
The idea of dual sovereignty rests on the premise that the power of the states to prosecute crimes existed before the creation of the federal government, and is reserved to them by the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution.
Been in this game one-hundred years, but I see new ways to lose ’em I never knew existed before.
Adventure travel existed before I started, I just didn’t know it.
When you’re portraying someone that really existed, there has to be a time as an actress where you leave reality and move into the fantasy world so you can do your job of creating a character.
The fascination to go into space has existed for hundreds of years. But as we do things and they’re successful, people get bored.
The Constitution of the United States was made not merely for the generation that then existed, but for posterity- unlimited, undefined, endless, perpetual posterity.
People didn’t just wear wedding dresses in the past. They also wore plain cotton shifts beneath them. As pretty as the dresses might be, and as lovely as they might look on display, if a museum doesn’t hang the shifts beside them or acknowledge that the shifts existed, that exhibit’s incomplete.
I think once you have children, you just don’t have the same kind of freedom to pick up and go. But then, I sort of think, how often did I really do it? How spontaneous was I really? Part of what I think I miss is this fantasy of my wild days, but they never existed!
Cheating during bouts has always existed.
My mother used to tell me about vibrations. I didn’t really understand too much of what that meant when I was just a boy. To think that invisible feelings, invisible vibrations existed scared me to death.
When you have a wife who has been a tower of strength and shown more courage than you dreamed existed – that’s the finest I know.
I always imagined myself, like, ‘OK, one day I’ll have a kid,’ and then finally it’s here. It’s just like, for the first time, you have so much love that you never knew existed towards this little human being that you hold in your arms.
I knew that discrimination existed, even though there were many individuals who were not prejudiced.
There was something special and unique about the love triangle that existed between Clark Kent, Superman and Lois Lane.
Ariel Pink never really existed because he was always Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, but then people started doing interviews with Ariel Pink as if Ariel Pink existed.
If the Soviet empire still existed, I’d be terrified. The fact is, we can afford a fairly ignorant presidency now.
Without In The Company of Men, I could still be teaching, so who knows if this would’ve existed.
I saw women’s boxing on television for the first time when I was 18, and that’s when I wanted to do it. So, it didn’t come from me watching my father. I didn’t know the sport existed; therefore, I wasn’t really interested in it until I saw it.
The tension between Stephen’s atheistic stance and my faith always existed, but neither of us tried to convert the other. I am not evangelical.
I am a greedy, selfish bastard. I want the fact that I existed to mean something.
One of the challenges of innovation is challenging a set model. A traditional way to manufacture footwear existed for hundreds of years. Now we have a whole new way.
Initially, when I first became a Christian and got into ministry, my thought was that God existed to make my life better and to take me to Heaven. Now I realize that it is not about me at all. It is all about God and that He did this to display His plan to restore the Earth to the Garden of Eden state.
I never like the TV or movie Harvard characters. The fact of the matter is that most people who go to Harvard went to public schools and weren’t in final clubs. I didn’t even know that final clubs existed until I was a senior.
In my head the word surrender has never existed, because that is what Real Madrid is about.
They weren’t immigrating to some existing society; indeed, they often did whatever they could do to destroy whatever existed here in the way of Indian society.
These years in silence and reflection made me stronger and reminded me that acceptance has to come from within and that this kind of truth gives me the power to conquer emotions I didn’t even know existed.
As is well known, ‘McCarthyism’ was an alleged focus of political evil in the 1950s: Accusations of Communist taint, without factual basis; bogus lists of supposed Communists who never existed; failure in the end to produce even one provable Communist or Soviet agent, despite his myriad charges of subversion.
Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.
‘Frankenstein’ did not invent the fear of science; the novel found its audience because it dramatized anxieties that already existed. Although popular entertainment can, over the long run, shape public perceptions, it becomes popular in the first place only if it addresses preexisting hopes, fears, and fascinations.
I entered the Miss Nigeria in America pageant – yes, it’s a thing that existed. This was when I was getting my masters.
Targeted marketing has existed for as long as there’s been marketing.
It seems to me that I have always existed and that I possess memories that date back to the Pharaohs.
Samurai culture did exist really, for hundreds of years and the notion of people trying to create some sort of a moral code, the idea that there existed certain behaviors that could be celebrated and that could be operative in a life.
I think it goes without saying that young would-be playwrights in developmental workshops should be so lucky as to write plays as good as ‘Waiting for Godot,’ ‘Uncle Vanya’ or ‘King Lear,’ none of which would have existed without a decent plot.
If there existed no external means for dimming their consciences, one-half of the men would at once shoot themselves, because to live contrary to one’s reason is a most intolerable state, and all men of our time are in such a state.
And being that my father is gone in immigrant and I have you know – that I owe my existence to immigration, I think that the fear of immigration that has existed in American history from the first day, I just find it to be wrong.
Show me what society that ever existed that did not use the tools that they had available. Ask any person from East Germany… you will never hear somebody say, ‘The Stasi never bothered me because I didn’t have anything to hide.’ That’s not a thing that people say.
The vampire story is something that has existed since ‘Nosferatu,’ and I don’t think it’s gonna go away.
I love the Web, but the basis of my work is going through the physical books. When you go to the library, you see other books around on the shelves that you never knew existed. You can flip through a book and see the whole outline of it.
When I was a player the mentality was black people would make good players but weren’t captain material or managerial material. That stereotyping existed.
We didn’t understand irony yet in the ’80s; we just kind of existed at face value, so there was no nerd cool yet because the digital revolution was still in its infancy.
Hip-hop is rich in musical allusion. It takes something that already existed, respects it, and reuses it.
I’d like to make something about someone who hasn’t existed so that I don’t have to tread so carefully and can feel a little bit more creative freedom.
We have overcome the notion that mathematical truths have an existence independent and apart from our own minds. It is even strange to us that such a notion could ever have existed.
When you’re just a breath away from North Korea, it boggles your mind that that exists, or that something like the Khmer Rouge ever existed. You wonder how we allow that to happen as human beings; how we allow the human condition to get so depraved and desperate.
Deep down I knew that if Hell existed, it was a real place full of ruthless, venal people, like the commodity pits at the Chicago Board of Trade, Disney World, or oral arguments before the United States Supreme Court.
It is a curious fact that the word ‘essayist’ showed up in English before it existed in French.
The law is an adroit mixture of customs that are beneficial to society, and could be followed even if no law existed, and others that are of advantage to a ruling minority, but harmful to the masses of men, and can be enforced on them only by terror.
In order for innovation to happen, a bunch of things that aren’t happening on closed platforms need to occur. Valve wouldn’t exist today without the PC, or Epic, or Zynga, or Google. They all wouldn’t have existed without the openness of the platform.
The commune movement is part of a reawakening of belief in the possibilities for utopia that existed in the nineteenth century and exist again today, a belief that by creating the right social institution, human satisfaction and growth can be achieved.
It is a violation which has obsessed the tyrants of the twentieth century. They do not want simply to kill their opponents, but to liquidate them, to deny that they have ever existed.
No secular state ever existed and none would exist until the end of the French Revolution, and so we understand that America was built on the Judeo-Christian ethic and we believe that this nominee is going to see to it that those truths are upheld.
We borrowed money to fight the Revolutionary War, and so there was a debt owed. We paid it. If we have done that for 235 years, if we have done it ever since this country has existed, we can do it again.
My connections and roots to this land of Australia – the sea, the reefs, the sky, the stars – come from a time and place that existed long before basketball was invented, and definitely long before the Boomers program was created.
The Klan was one of the most violent terrorist groups that has ever existed in the United States.
I found out when I did the Oprah Winfrey show that there was a cookie jar of me. So she gave it to me. I had no idea prior to that that it even existed.
At a lot of companies founded on principles, the notion of making money is almost antithetical to the ethos of the place. From the very beginning, our business has existed to meet the needs and desires of multiple constituencies: customers, team members, vendors, shareholders, the community.
I have seen good nurses and bad nurses. They existed along a continuum: from hard-working, kind and competent people, to office-hugging, bone-idle types, to apathetic, disengaged automatons.
I was a religious ‘SNL’ watcher all through middle school. I was obsessed with Molly Shannon, Ana Gasteyer, Cheri Oteri – they were on right when I found the show. Then I started watching the older episodes, and it just totally blew my mind that my dream show already existed.
One of the few things the Air Force did admit to me existed out there presently without admitting that it was Area 51 is this drone called the ‘Beast of Kandahar’ which does not fire missiles, unlike the Predator and the Reaper, but just conducts surveillance.