Richard Quotes

We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Richard Quotes from Ben Shapiro, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Noam Chomsky, Julie Harris, S.E. Cupp. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.

During the Cold War, America undertook serious military

During the Cold War, America undertook serious military cuts only once: after the election of Richard Nixon, during the Vietnam War. The result: Vietnam fell to the Communists, the Russians moved into Afghanistan, and American influence around the globe waned dramatically.
Ben Shapiro
Little Richard played my uncle on ‘Full House.’ He’s fabulous. I remember him being incredibly kind to me. I just remember him being super, super nice.
Jurnee Smollett-Bell
Congressional Republicans are dismantling the limited environmental protections initiated by Richard Nixon, who would be something of a dangerous radical in today’s political scene.
Noam Chomsky
Richard Chamberlain on The Slipper and the Rose was lovely to work with. He wore the clothes so beautifully and sang his songs so well.
Julie Harris
Larry Hogan Sr. was the first Republican to break with President Richard Nixon during his impeachment hearings, weakening not only the GOP firewall of support for the embattled president, but also Nixon’s own defiance.
S.E. Cupp
I agree with people like Richard Dawkins that mankind felt the need for creation myths. Before we really began to understand disease and the weather and things like that, we sought false explanations for them. Now science has filled in some of the realm – not all – that religion used to fill.
Bill Gates
If I do a film and have to get naked, that tends to dictate how often I go to the gym. Acting in ‘Richard II’ on stage was a huge physical workout, so I ended up more toned than I normally am.
Eddie Redmayne
Senator Richard Lugar is a towering figure in Hoosier history and one of the greatest statesmen ever to serve in the U.S. Senate.
Mike Braun
I wanted to be an actress at a very early age and then decided to become an orthodontist after working in Dr. Richard Boyd’s office in high school.
Ainsley Earhardt
The first rock stars were incredibly theatrical. Little Richard and Chuck Berry and Elvis Presley – they were theater artists.
John Cameron Mitchell
Atheism is a moral position – a rather rigid one, if you’ve ever read the opinions of its highest-profile espousers, Christopher Hitchens and Richard Dawkins.
Lynn Coady
I like Louis C.K., Chris Rock. Old schools like Richard Pryor and Eddie Murphy.
Adam DeVine
When Richard Nixon came to Beijing in the winter of 1972, China was still in the throes of the Cultural Revolution, so it had a limited array of entertainment to provide.
Evan Osnos
Richard Nixon was the best thing that ever happened to journalism. I mean this guy was wonderful. Just when you thought he could get no worse, he got worse.
P. J. O’Rourke
People always say, ‘How is it to be so successful?’ I’m not successful yet. Richard Branson is successful. That’s successful. Michael Jackson was successful. U2 was successful. I’m just a guy, doing okay. But I’m a happy guy doing okay.
Bill Burr, Freddy Soto, Joe Rogan, Tom Segura… those people influenced me a lot more than any of the older guys like Richard Pryor.
Ari Shaffir
Just because I don’t want to stand on stage with Richard Spencer or Baked Alaska doesn’t make me any less conservative.
Laura Loomer
I remember the day Richard Nixon won in 1968. That was a time that seemed certain to bring about long awaited seismic change in America. But events of tragic proportion took us on a turn. Bobby Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr. were suddenly dead.
Richard Schiff
One argument against open systems is that they become open to everything, good and bad. Like a Richard Meier skyscraper, the anal retentive, Bauhaus elegance of the Mac does prevent the loose ends and confusion of a less sterile environment. But it also prevents fertility. Apple’s development must come from within.
Douglas Rushkoff
I felt like ‘Kingdom’ was earning my bachelor’s degree in acting, and then ‘I, Tonya,’ ‘BlacKkKlansman,’ and ‘Richard Jewell’ feel like I’m working my way toward finishing my master’s.
Paul Walter Hauser
Growing up, I wasn’t the best player – Richard Jefferson, whom I’ve known since I was 14, will gladly vouch for that, and often does.
Channing Frye
We work in a shop about the size of the paint department of Richard Childress Racing.
Robby Gordon
I’m gaga over Richard Jenkins.
Margo Martindale
I think I was drawn to black culture by the same things that have been drawing the entire world to it since the days of Richard Wright, Josephine Baker and Louis Armstrong. This culture is original, potent and seductive.
Thomas Chatterton Williams
One of my greatest inspirations for stand-up was Jonathan Winters. He was a genius. One thing about him, and also Lenny Bruce, is that they were in the tradition of the one-man show. That’s why Richard Pryor was so great, and George Carlin, too. They prowled the stage, they used voices, they were really talents.
Robert Klein
There’s a charm, there’s a rhythm, there’s a soul to Jewish humor. When I first saw Richard Pryor perform, I told him, ‘You’re doing a Jewish act.’
Alan King
The person I’ve always wanted to interview but never met was Richard Burton.
Charlie Rose
I won’t say there’s a good Richard and a bad Richard, but I’ve got a switch, and when it clicks on, I’m somebody else.
Richard Seymour
Richard Burton is one of my heroes.
Mark Shand
I don’t think the media circus has ever been a shock to my life seeing as I was with Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor when I was 17.
Francesca Annis
Roger Ailes’s effect on politics was much longer-lasting than Richard Nixon’s, even though Nixon was elected president twice.
Lawrence O’Donnell
Voters who disregarded Richard Nixon’s involvement in the questionable ethics issue that led to his Checkers speech should not have been surprised when he orchestrated the Watergate cover-up as president.
Ronald Kessler
Patrick Henry aligned himself against ratification. So did Richard Henry Lee.
Douglas Southall Freeman
Theatre outings are my favourite thing to spend money on. The most influential play I saw was ‘Bent,’ which starred Ian McKellen. And I loved the original performance of ‘The Rocky Horror Show,’ with Richard O’Brien and Tim Curry at the Royal Court, when I was about 15.
Dawn French
My parents introduced me to ‘SNL,’ Monty Python, and Richard Pryor probably way earlier than they had any right to.
Seth Meyers
Whether you’re Michael Waltrip or Jeff Gordon or Richard Petty, you can’t be the Daytona 500 champion without it having an impact on people around you. When I say that, I mean the race fans. They want to congratulate you for winning the biggest race of the year. It has changed people’s perception of me.
Michael Waltrip
When I see someone like Richard Dawkins, I see my father. I grew up with that. I’m basically the child of Richard Dawkins.
Alain de Botton
There’s only going be one Richard Pryor. You know how many came out after Richard Pryor and died trying to be compared to him? Or Bernie Mac? You got to be like you.
Charlie Murphy
I had never had a particularly warm feeling about Richard Nixon, and it didn’t get any warmer after my service.
Rodney Frelinghuysen
I opened up for Richard Pryor in 1992. I had a conversation with him. All those other comedians can say what they want about what they did, but I opened up for the man. Paul Mooney and I are probably the only ones that can say that.
Mark Curry
My influences were Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis and Chuck Berry.
Micky Dolenz
My big subject as a historian is how Americans divide themselves. What are the divisions that structure our political lives. Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan were perfect foils for that story.
Rick Perlstein
Even I felt sorry for Richard Nixon when he left; there’s nothing you can do about being born liberal – fish gotta swim, and hearts gotta bleed.
Molly Ivins
I think about a Richard Avedon photo series, the kind of faces he gets of real people, which I find so captivating. Fellini was also great in filling his films with this ambiance, this environment, sometimes chaotic and carnival-like, but people’s faces were always amazing.
Cary Fukunaga
I always have Moleskine notebooks on my desk. I am a big journaler. Every day I write down where I went, who I spoke to and what it was all about. Richard Branson told me to do that.
Alexa Von Tobel
In truth, I became a conductor because deep down I wanted to conduct Brahms’s four symphonies and Richard Strauss’s tone poems.
Zubin Mehta
Richard Dreyfuss, when we were doing ‘American Graffiti,’ was pumping me to vote for McGovern. But I think I wound up going for Nixon. I thought he could get us out of the Vietnam War quickly. Ha.
Ron Howard
On ‘Richard And Judy’ I dressed up as an orange for Fruit Awareness Week.
Claudia Winkleman
I wasn’t one of those kids who stole Richard Pryor records. I wasn’t a comedy-nerd kid. I had no concept of stand-up. Actually, the only inkling of stand-up I had was I read one of Paul Reiser’s books when I was, like, 12. I found it at a yard sale, and I carried it around with me for six years.
Whitney Cummings
I have good relationships with Hillary Clinton, Joseph Biden and especially Richard Holbrooke – he is my teacher. I learned a lot of great things from him.
Mikheil Saakashvili
I’d seen a play of ‘Richard III’ in Coventry when I was 15, which sowed the seeds that you could act for a living.
Brendan Coyle
Then is when I decided to take it to Archie to see if they could do it as a comic book. I showed it to Richard Goldwater, and he showed it to his father, and a day or two later I got the OK to do it as a comic book.
Dan DeCarlo
I guess because you study the character and you do all those things. But when it comes down to it, it’s still my performance, it’s still my interpretation. I’m not going to, you know, be a clone – well, I was a clone of Richard Dean Anderson!
Michael Welch
I turned my hand to costume design a few years ago when I created the outfits for ‘This Is the Sea,’ with Richard Harris and Samantha Morton. It’s a very different discipline to being a fashion designer, though – you have to rein in your own vision and work to a tight brief.
John Rocha
We’ve got the NSA getting logs of every call you make. The IRS is weaponized like Richard Nixon could only have dreamed of.
Louie Gohmert
Chicago’s privatization mania began during Mayor Richard M. Daley’s administration, which ran from 1989 to 2011. Under his successor, Rahm Emanuel, the trend has continued apace. For Rahm’s investment banker buddies, the trend has been a boon. For citizens? Not so much.
Rick Perlstein
Even as a child, I had walked down streets reading novels, waiting for my feet to get stuck in tar as I crossed the road, like the absent-minded animal in a Richard Scarry kid’s book.
Alissa Quart
Frost was no match for Nixon – far from being an intrepid and challenging interviewer, he was a pushover for the great and the famous, always deeply impressed with the fact that here he was, David Frost, putting questions to – Richard Nixon!
Michael Korda
Writers such as Richard Powers and the late David Foster Wallace have shown the path to a newer generation of writers for whom all national boundaries are quaint curiosities.
Giles Foden
Think about one of the most powerful influences on a young child’s life – the absence of a father figure. Look back on recent presidents, and you’ll find an absent, or weak, or failed father in the lives of Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.
Jeff Greenfield
I’m proud to be associated with the public policies of Richard Nixon.
John J. McLaughlin
Getting Richard Norris his new face wasn’t easy. For starters, doctors needed a donor who wasn’t just a favorable blood match but also had the proper skeletal features and skin color – they calculated only a 14 percent chance they’d find one. Then there was the epic surgery that took a team of 150 people.
Jeanne Marie Laskas
I’ve never seen anyone more messed up over success than Richard Pryor. For him, it’s a constant battle between success in the white world and keeping it real for his black self.
Paul Mooney
Richard Nixon built his presidency on his notorious ‘Southern strategy.’
Steve Kornacki
What Richard and Mildred Loving did was, by their nature, not by any calculus, they separated themselves from the political conversation. They did not have an agenda. They did not want to be martyrs. They did not want to be symbols of a movement.
Jeff Nichols
I am very proud of my name. My full name is Richard Treat Williams.
Treat Williams
I have a Prius, but I’d love to have a white convertible like Richard Gere’s in ‘American Gigolo.’
Maren Morris
You can’t get any more evil than Iago or Richard III. Those guys are bad.
Mark Pellegrino
When I was growing up, I was really into comedy. I listened to a lot of comedy albums. I loved Richard Pryor, but the comic that had the most impact on me was always my brother Chris, who was in the next room. It was tangible. If Chris could make it, I could try.
Tony Rock
I’m in awe of people like Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard; they’re great musicians and people. But I’m most starstruck by people in the small town where I live. Especially single dads, like me, who are working five times as hard to raise their kids.
Kid Rock
My kitchen in New York City is in the Richard Meier building on Perry Street, so it’s ultra-modern: white, glass and transparent. It’s 180 square feet, with an induction stove. Everything’s hidden, so you don’t see the microwave or the fridge.
Jean-Georges Vongerichten
The first people I ever saw were probably Little Richard and Gene Vincent.
Roy Wood
There is no gospel of atheism. Atheists don’t pray at the altar of a Richard Dawkins poster.
Gad Saad
The reality is that art has often risen to greater heights than the people who created it. Many flawed artists have created great works of art. You have to decide if you are going to listen to Richard Wagner’s music or not because he was very anti-Semitic.
Gavin Hood
I love ‘The Sportswriter’ by Richard Ford. Ford really captures for me the bittersweetness of the quietly suffering American man. It’s stoic, sad, and really beautiful.
Mark Ruffalo
When I saw the scene in ‘Close Encounters,’ and Richard Dreyfuss’s son is screaming at him – that’s a heartbreaking scene. And I remember being devastated by ‘E.T.’ Or when E.T. started to get sick. That broke me up a little bit.
Jeff Nichols
More than half the combat deaths in Vietnam occurred after Richard Nixon was elected on a promise to bring the war to an end, and after the American people had already decided that they did not want one more soldier to die in Vietnam.
Raul Grijalva
I’m used to riding horses. My father used to breed horses when I was a child. I grew up in Tipperary, in the country, and lots of people have horses there. If my parents hadn’t been in the business, we would have them anyway, as pets. And my cousin Richard is a jockey.
Kerry Condon
I knew Childress was going to help me because my crew told me on the radio. I really appreciate what Richard did, but that is typical of people in this sport.
Cale Yarborough
The Beatles and the Stones had Elvis and Hollywood, but when it came to my generation America meant Richard Nixon and Vietnam.
Mick Hucknall
I was born in 1943 at Neston in the Wirral, not far from Liverpool where my father, Richard William Hunt was a lecturer in paleography, the study of mediaeval manuscripts.
Tim Hunt
I don’t think I could have just kept writing the ‘Richard Jury’ books. It wasn’t that I was bored or dissatisfied. I just had to write something else.
Martha Grimes
Compared with my brother, I always felt like Richard III, some clever humpbacked thing who surpassed him in the end. He was the one who read books, but I became the writer. He painted and drew, but I was the one who got accepted by the High School of Music and Art.
Jerome Charyn
A Richard Linklater set is truly Eden.
Glen Powell
Where I came from in the country, there was no place to hear pop music like Little Richard and people like that. Later, I heard James Brown, Otis Redding, The Drifters, The Four Aces, The Ink Spots.
Percy Sledge
It’s very inconvenient because every time I finish, let’s say, a chapter of a book, I think I’m going to ring Richard and then realize: Oh, Christ, I’ve buried him. I buried him last year.
Peter O’Toole
Joe Morello, my dad was really into him and Little Richard’s drummer.
Jason Bonham
What makes me laugh? Richard Nixon always made me laugh.
Bruce Vilanch
I want to know everything there is to know about Lewis and Clark. And I want to do the Sunday crossword in less than an hour. I want to be the best dad in the world. I want to play Richard II, and I want to win another Tony award.
Robert Sean Leonard
For me, when you are talking about perfect songs, you’re talking about Gershwin, ‘Someone To Watch Over Me.’ Or Larry Hart and Richard Rodgers. Or some of the great Cole Porter songs, whether it’s ‘Night and Day’ or some of the comedy songs. Or Irving Berlin, of course.
Maury Yeston
Richard Pryor – he had stories, he had characters, he had short jokes, and he had bits. He had all those things. Eddie Murphy has all those things, and he can sing. A comedian is a bunch of stuff; it’s not just one area.
Charlie Murphy
Every actor tries to come to Broadway be it Richard Burton, Marlon Brando or Liz Taylor or Shirley McClain.
Our fundamental goal in getting involved in Bosnia in the summer of 1995 was to end the war. Richard Holbrooke’s fundamental goal was to negotiate a peace: a peace that was sustaining and self-sustaining over the long term.
Ivo Daalder
I am not Richard Branson.
Fred Eychaner
American ‘Vogue’ and the Versace campaign by Richard Avedon were huge for me. It put me on the map.
Trish Goff
I just like to build. Don’t get me wrong: I think stand-up is great, and when someone like Richard Pryor or Steve Martin does stand-up, there’s nothing better in the world. But I don’t want to watch a lot of stand-ups for two hours. So I can do 45 minutes of stand-up and then say, ‘Can we do something else now?’
Noel Fielding
When someone like Richard Branson goes up there and starts doing chartered flights… and you can look back on Earth and see the Earth’s curvature, I’ll believe the Earth is a globe.
Carl Froch
The photograph, the clothes, the sets – this was about 1974, and I started hanging out with my friend Richard Sold, who was playing in a band with Patti Smith.
Stephen Sprouse
I think that the first World War put an end the kind of music that Mahler, Bruckner and Richard Strauss were writing. A change of fashion was needed.
Julian Bream
The best comedy to me – and again, I grew up with comedy since I was a baby, so I’ve seen it all – is when you exaggerate the truth, like Richard Pryor did, you understand?
Pauly Shore
As a kid, I loved Paula Poundstone and Richard Pryor. But my mother was a huge influence on my comedy.
Tig Notaro
People forget I go to work. They forget that the Coleridge house was bought and paid for by the daughter of a travel agent and a barmaid from what the actor Richard Burton once described as the nightmarish ‘featureless suburb’ of Croydon.
Kate Moss
Do I trust Yasser Arafat? Of course not. Why should I? Why should anyone trust a politician, whether Shimon Peres, Ariel Sharon, Bill Clinton, Richard Nixon, Lyndon Johnson, Benjamin Netanyahu, George W. Bush, or Yasser Arafat?
Ian Lustick
As for memes, the word ‘meme’ is a cliche, which is to say it’s already a meme. We all hear it all the time, and maybe we even have started to use it in ordinary speech. The man who invented it was Richard Dawkins, who was, not coincidentally, an evolutionary biologist. And he invented it as an analog for the gene.
James Gleick
Now, Richard Pryor was unique. Many misunderstood his humor. He lit up the hallway, but they didn’t understand his use of profanity. He didn’t use it just to be using it; he used it in the context of his satire.
Bill Cosby
Even though it doesn’t look like it, I run. On a treadmill. And I bounce around to all the songs on my iPod – the Pixies, Wagner, Richard and Linda Thompson, even books on tape. Just not self-help ones.
Bill Hader
People walked out on Richard Pryor and he’s the funniest man alive.
Tracy Morgan
Prince got some Marvin Gaye and Jimi Hendrix and Sly in him, also, even Little Richard. He’s a mixture of all those guys and Duke Ellington.
Miles Davis
My dad Alan loved Westerns and we watched them together when there wasn’t much else on TV. I had toy cowboys I’d call Richard Widmark or Gregory Peck and we’d restage the Battle of the Alamo.
Giles Coren
Historically, Hollywood comedy has arrived in skinny envelopes. From fence post Buster Keaton to herky-jerky Jerry Lewis to wiry nerve-bundle Woody Allen to hung-loose Richard Pryor to whippy contortionist Jim Carrey, its comics and clowns have tended to be sliced thin and bendable.
James Wolcott
Votes for president have long been a kind of social signifier. People will proudly boast that they voted for JFK; while it’s harder to find those eager to claim having supported Richard Nixon.
Joy Reid
The ways in which I was obsessed with Gary Payton and Shawn Kemp 20 years ago is completely replicated by my daughters’ and my crush on Marshawn Lynch and Richard Sherman now.
David Shields
My parents were New Yorkers, and I was conceived in Los Angeles. My father was a makeup artist to Clint Eastwood and Richard Chamberlain.
Michele Lee
I sometimes lie awake at night trying to think of something funny that Richard Nixon said.
Lyn Nofziger
I would have to say that Richard Nixon is probably the most gifted and skilled political practitioner, in his pre-presidential years, of all of the American presidents in the 20th century.
Roger Morris
Richard Branson once said: ‘Tony’s very good at selling bands and he’s very good at making television programmes. But he’ll never be great at either, until he decides which one he wants to do.’ I entirely accept that. That doesn’t matter to me very much. I like the irony of the two lives.
Tony Wilson
I think basically lables were more interested in a Richard Page record than a Mr. Mister record.
Pat Mastelotto
The incurably suspicious Arthur Lee, youngest brother of Richard Henry, was of opinion that what others termed ‘errors’ in the Constitution were a deliberate scheme to create an oligarchy.
Douglas Southall Freeman
When Richard M. Nixon resigned and Ford became the 38th president of the United States, the Watergate Special Prosecutor’s Office, of which I was a member, was preparing for the criminal trials of Nixon’s top aides – H.R. Haldeman, John Ehrlichman and John Mitchell.
Richard Ben-Veniste
Your normal Wall Street big-swinging Richard has enough of a lingering moral compass to at least tell himself that his wizardry benefits somebody or something besides himself. You know, his cleverness makes capital markets more efficient. It provides credit to productive enterprise. Whatever.
Tina Brown
But I usually read non-fiction; I love Richard Branson books.
Pooja Bedi
‘Spin City’ was a really wonderful time for me. I made friends for life on that show. I made friends with Richard Kind, Michael Boatman, Barry Bostwick, Sandy Chaplin. We’re all close. It was a really wonderful time.
Alan Ruck
Chef Michel Richard is always at the top of his game.
Jose Andres
When I was a bit older I had all of the George Carlin records, all of the Steve Martin records, all of the Cheech and Chong records and all of the Richard Pryor records.
Marc Maron
I felt like I was in the best photography school in the world – I had Herb Ritts, Bruce Weber, Richard Avedon and Irving Penn teach me.
Helena Christensen
Clinton and Obama practice this politics known quaintly as the Richard Speck strategy: if you cannot take on everyone in the room at once, take them out of the room one at a time.
Grover Norquist
Sir Richard Branson is probably the best communicator ever. He was an inspiration for me – contrary to some reports, we’ve never done business together, although we did discuss an aviation venture very early on. I don’t think easyJet competes with Virgin – we’re in different areas.
Stelios Haji-Ioannou
I’d much rather see Richard Pryor or Jackie Mason in a theater than in a club.
Elayne Boosler
Richard Hammond is a reasonably fit bloke who looks after himself. Me and Jeremy aren’t.
James May
Growing up as a product of the black civil-rights movement, I had a lot of different models for black weirdness, whether it’s Richard Pryor or James Baldwin or Jimmy Walker.
Colson Whitehead
Decades before President Richard Nixon bet his re-election on winning the Dixiecrat vote, Wilson worked out his own Southern Strategy. Even as he was moving the nation to war, Wilson re-segregated Washington and purged African-Americans from federal jobs.
Greg Grandin
It is evident that Qaddafi is mentally unwell. Like Richard III, he has barricaded himself within lies.
Hisham Matar
I’m an old school cat. I’m a fan of Richard Pryor and also Redd Foxx.
I’ve always been a fan of melody and emotional melancholy, whether it was Rites of Spring or Tears for Fears or Neil Young. If I hear a song that has a sweet melody, I’m a sucker for it, whether it’s Linkin Park or Little Richard.
Dave Grohl
Richard Avedon is a true genius of photography and one of the greatest artists of our time.
Donatella Versace
I sometimes fee like the spirit of the past resurrected… After all, didn’t cultural studies emerge somewhere at that moment when I first met Raymond Williams or in the glance I exchanged with Richard Hoggart? In that moment, cultural studies was born. It emerged full grown from my head!
Stuart Hall
My grandfather on my paternal side, Richard Frazier, was born in the late 1850s and, therefore, was born into slavery but was a sharecropper in South Carolina for his entire life.
Kenneth Frazier
To me, the funniest American of the Twentieth Century is Richard Nixon because he had the most to hide, and he was so bad at hiding it. To me, that’s what’s really funny – people who think they’re doing a great job of hiding stuff, and it just keeps leaking out.
Harry Shearer
I remember, as a kid, nothing struck me funnier than seeing Richard Nixon look into the camera and sincerely tell everyone he didn’t know where the 18 minutes had gone from his tapes. But there was all this sweat on his upper lip. We knew he was lying. He knew we knew he was lying. But he was determined to tell the lie.
Martin Short
The first time I heard Richard Pryor, I knew he would be a major force in the world of comedy.
Bob Newhart
‘Sir’ Richard Branson may be the Julian Assange of British business, in that both believe the world revolves around them. Hence Branson’s decision to set up an air service between Manchester and London, above the route of the train line that’s been taken from him.
Simon Hoggart
I met Peter O’Toole for the first time at Dad’s memorial service because my Dad didn’t hang around with people like that when we were around. We didn’t grow up with Richard Burton coming around to tea.
Jared Harris
My grandfather’s name is Victor but I’ve always called him Poppy George – I have no idea why! He loved racing Renault rally cars and passed that passion on to my father, Richard.
Emma Watkins
America is the big subject of the second half of the 20th century, tackled in one form or another by all the great American male writers. You could make a case for saying that it was the only game in town – from Bellow to Roth to Updike to Richard Ford – America was more or less explicitly the leitmotif.
Justin Cartwright
The king of comedy is dead. Richard Pryor was the king of comedy. The rest of them are the king of copycats.
Paul Mooney
John F. Kennedy went to bed at 3:30 in the morning on November 9, 1960, uncertain whether he had defeated Richard Nixon for the presidency. He thought he had won, but six states hung in the balance, and after months of exhaustive campaigning, he was too tired to stay awake any longer.
Robert Dallek
‘Richard III’ is a really difficult play to film – it’s involved, often obscure. I felt it absolutely necessary to do more simplification than I’ve ever done before.
Laurence Olivier
Richard Burton is my number one idol. One, because we come from very similar backgrounds and two, because of his fantastic talent.
Aneurin Barnard
I’d heard about a shipwreck that was never found – John Paul Jones’ Bonhomme Richard. So I thought, ‘Well, I’ll go look for it.’
Clive Cussler
I call myself an agnostic. I’m open to change. I’m the same sort of person, although much less aggressive, as Richard Dawkins.
Ruth Rendell
I owe a great deal to Harold Hobson, doyen drama critic of the ‘U.K. Sunday Times,’ who championed me as Shakespeare’s Richard II at the 1969 Edinburgh Festival.
Ian Mckellen
I could be hit by a Sara Lee truck tomorrow. Which is not a bad way of going: ‘Richard Simmons Found in a Freeway in Pound Cake and Fudge, With a Smile on His Face.’ Let’s face it. We don’t know anything.
Richard Simmons
There’s a basic law, Klein’s second, or third, or fourth law of politics in the TV age, which is warm always beats cold, with the exception of Richard Nixon. The nicer guy usually wins.
Joe Klein
Richard III is not likeable. Macbeth is not likeable. Hamlet is not likeable. And yet you can’t take your eyes off them. I’m far more interested in that than I am in any sort of likeability.
Beau Willimon
When Richard Pryor did comedy, it was like he was having a conversation.
Tracy Morgan
In late 2001, I contributed a short story called ‘Castaways’ to an anthology called ‘In Laymon’s Terms,’ which was a tribute to Richard Laymon, who had passed away earlier that year.
Brian Keene
Sir Richard Attenborough was a wonderful human being and an amazing actor and director. He was a British who really loved India, its people, the culture and the conscience. He lived a great life.
Alok Nath
I have never stormed off over money or contracts. I am paid quite well by ‘Top Gear.’ I am pretty happy, and I have never seen Richard Hammond storm off, either.
James May
English food writer Elizabeth David, cook and author Richard Olney and the owner of Domaine Tempier Lulu Peyraud have all really inspired the way I think about food.
Alice Waters
Imagine someone holding forth on biology whose only knowledge of the subject is ‘The Book of British Birds,’ and you have a rough idea of what it feels like to read Richard Dawkins on theology.
Terry Eagleton
Richard Marquand, on Jedi, was very much an actor’s director.
Peter Mayhew
Richard Serra, the great sculptor, personifies an artist for me.
Charlie Rose
Buddy Holly had something very different from the other great early rock n’ roll stars, whether it was Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, Little Richard, Bo Diddley. He came across as so ordinary, as such a nerd. You know, he was a big guy, and he carried a gun. He was anything but a nerd.
Greil Marcus
I’m an atheist, but I’m very relaxed about it. I don’t preach my atheism, but I have a huge amount of respect for people like Richard Dawkins who do.
Daniel Radcliffe
I carried on acting during school holidays and was all set to go to drama school when I was offered my first professional job appearing in ‘King David’ with Richard Gere.
Gina Bellman
I’m reading ‘Ten Storey Love Song’ by Richard Milward. I read his first novel, ‘Apples,’ after hearing a reading of his in the Hague. I really enjoyed it, so I’ve started this one.
Jed Mercurio
The greatest propaganda coup of the American Right has been to convince its citizens that we are in the grip of a liberal conspiracy. As a result, Obama is to the right of Richard Nixon on most issues. And there is we believe, certainly some space to exploit there. And we, VICE, aim to exploit it.
Shane Smith
I have seen countless colleagues struggle to come to terms with retirement. I learned a lot from Richard Dunwoody when he was riding, and I completely understand why he took off and undertook what most people consider mad challenges.
Tony McCoy
I’m not into that Keith Richard trip of having all those guitars in different tunings. I never liked the Rolling Stones much anyway.
Ritchie Blackmore
I’m as proud of my work in ‘Madoff’ as anything I’ve ever done. Richard Dreyfuss turned in a bravura performance. It went unnoticed.
Peter Scolari
When I was in high school in the ’50s, all pop music – Elvis, Chuck Berry, Little Richard – was aimed at teenagers. I loved that stuff.
Robert Hilburn
Sir Richard Branson started out as a small business owner and now owns a conglomerate that will give you a ride to the moon. If you pay for your ride with bitcoin, you’ll be using the first truly universal currency!
Perianne Boring
The gang on ‘GMB’ is what really makes it. I love Ben Shephard, Richard Arnold, Susanna Reid and even Piers Morgan.
Kate Garraway
You know what I’m intrigued by? Like, space and wormholes and Stephen Hawking’s theories and Richard Dawkins’s theories. That’s what I care about.
Peaches Geldof
I’ve always said that when people start saying, ‘Oh my God, why doesn’t this woman put down her bagpipes?’ then I will. I just don’t ever want to become like Cliff Richard.
Lisa Stansfield
No-one can replace Richard Wright – he was my musical partner and my friend.
David Gilmour
The next Rick Hendrick, Richard Childress, or Joe Gibbs has to come from somewhere.
Robby Gordon
We definitely were a punk band. When we got in with our producer, Richard Gottehrer, he slowed everything down so that you could actually hear what Belinda was singing.
Gina Schock
You get Don King’s point of view in what is almost a Shakespearean, classical technique. He comes across almost like a lovable rogue, like Iago in ‘Othello’ or Richard III. He’s doing all these bad things, but I kind of like him. It’s like ‘Pulp Fiction’: Everybody’s a bad guy, yet you like them.
Ving Rhames
A Boosh fan bought me an original copy of ‘The Jungle Book’ – like, the first print from 1894 – so I’ve just started re-reading that and am really enjoying it. But the last book I read in its entirety was ‘Willard and his Bowling Trophies,’ by Richard Brautigan, which is amazing.
Noel Fielding
Richard Sherman has kind of the peak of self-confidence. I’m a little below that. But I’ve learned a lot from him.
Zach Ertz
I don’t have anything to prove as a writer anymore. I write about Panera Bread or Red Lobster or Satan or Richard Ramirez or whatever comes to mind. I just write.
Mark Kozelek
Before I even got signed as a teen, I was singing with people like Hoyt Axton and Mickey Gilley. I worked with Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard.
Tiffany Darwish
For a homosexual, he’s one of the nicest guys I ever met. And he’s good at what he does. You know, he’s got leadership ability, and if these people here would listen to him, he would take ’em a long way. But anyway, me and Richard got to be pretty good friends – not in a homosexual way, that’s for sure.
Rudy Boesch
I hung around with Jason Robards, Richard Harris, Robert Shaw, Richard Burton. I knew not to match them for drinks.
Martin Landau
I started out just as Elvis was going into the army, Jerry Lee Lewis married his 14-year-old cousin, and Little Richard became a priest.
Neil Sedaka
The success of ‘Bodyguard’ is a tribute to the magnetism of our two leads, Richard Madden and Keeley Hawes.
Jed Mercurio
It wasn’t until I was in my teens that I started admiring writers as inspirations for my own work, and my earliest influences there were Stephen King, Marion Zimmer Bradley and Richard Adams.
Kelley Armstrong
My inspiration is the one and only godfather of comedy himself, Richard Pryor. He’s the greatest.
Eddie Griffin
I remain extraordinarily proud of the Vaughan Williams symphonies I recorded with the LSO, and in the 1980s and ’90s, I made an almost complete cycle of orchestral works by Richard Strauss with the Vienna Philharmonic.
Andre Previn
One day I would love to do rock a gig on the moon – how rad would that be? Isn’t Richard Branson flying planes to outer space? Motley Crue could be the first band to play on the moon.
Tommy Lee
Richard Childress and myself have made some important innovations on our cars.
Dale Earnhardt
When the Securities & Exchange Commission settled securities-fraud charges against Richard Harriton, former chairman of the clearing subsidiary of Bear, Stearns & Co., there were smiles all around. The SEC was happy. Harriton was happy. Bear Stearns was happy.
Gary Weiss
If you think about Shakespeare, you remember Richard III and Macbeth before you remember Ferdinand, whose role is just to fall in love and be a bit of a wimp. I love the baddies. More important, though, is making the baddies somehow, weirdly, understood.
Mark Strong
I think that I altered history in ‘Elizabeth,’ and I interpreted history far more than Danny Boyle or Richard Attenborough did to ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ or ‘Gandhi.’ They took Indian novels or Indian characters and very much stayed within the Indian diaspora.
Shekhar Kapur
Richard Burton came from the same town as me, so I thought I’d follow my nose, and follow my luck. I think I’ve been very lucky.
Anthony Hopkins
Later, I even appeared in a Rock Opera with Richard Gere.
Barry Bostwick
As much as I love to slay a red carpet hitting the ground running with ‘Beale Street’ and ‘Native Son,’ representing two such important voices in James Baldwin and Richard Wright let people know that I’m an artist and I really have something to say with this gift.
KiKi Layne
Pop managers are fixed in the dramatic stock character repertoire too, ever since the first British pop film musical, Wolf Mankowitz’s ‘Expresso Bongo’ of 1959, with Cliff Richard as Bongo Herbert and Laurence Harvey as his manager. The key components were cast as X parts gay, X parts Jewish and triple X opportunistic.
Peter York
When I was 23, I went to work for Jack Nicholson reading scripts. Later, I was married to a production designer named Richard Sylbert. So I lived in Los Angeles for ten years.
Susanna Moore
If Obama’s vision of the public sector is socialism, then so too were the visions of Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, John Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, and Richard Nixon.
Jeff Greenfield
I feel when you walk into somebody’s apartment on Fifth Avenue or house in Malibu and you see a Basquiat, a Warhol, a Richard Prince, you say to yourself, ‘$700,000, $2.2 million, $350,000…’ To me that is completely uninteresting. I’d rather go to a house where there’s great art and I have no idea who the work is by.
Jean Pigozzi
I attribute the black tones in my films to Stephen King, Tim Burton, Joe Hill and Richard Matheson. However, most of my writing is influenced by mental health. I’m incredibly passionate about shedding light on the stigmas associated with mental illnesses.
Anna Akana
The honesty of my material and my being vulnerable was from Richard Pryor. He doesn’t mind talking about his life, which is why I think he was one of the dopest to ever do it.
Lil Rel Howery
I don’t know how the ‘Richie’ started. My name is Richard, and they called me Dick in the minor leagues.
Richie Allen
In 1941 Richard Owen said that the dinosaurs were almost hot blooded.
Robert T. Bakker
That was how I had developed my singing style in the first place – imitating other singers like George Michael and Richard Marx.
Marc Martel
Growing up, I never listened to English music. I was more into Motown, as well as early rock n’ roll like Chuck Berry and Little Richard.
Alex Winston
When General Allenby conquered Jerusalem during World War I, he was hailed in the American press as Richard the Lion-Hearted, who had at last won the Crusades and driven the pagans out of the Holy Land.
Noam Chomsky
I’d love to have a big old hug with Richard Simmons.
Blake Shelton
Presidents are always also storytellers, purveyors of useful national mythologies. And surprisingly enough, Richard Nixon, this awkward man who didn’t even really like people, had not been so bad at this duty – at least in the first four years of his presidency.
Rick Perlstein
I think airlines have been very much parrots. They’ll just follow what everyone else is doing. Why change a model that they’re happy in? And it takes someone like myself or Richard Branson who comes from outside the industry to say, ‘Hey, let’s try something new.’
Tony Fernandes
From Richard Petty to Andy Murstein, everybody at RPM is standing behind me and believing in me on track and also following me through this journey off track and letting me find my way and find my voice in standing up for what’s right.
Bubba Wallace
Our founders did not oust George III in order for us to crown Richard I.
Ralph Nader
You can’t be a part-time Richard Dawkins.
David Mitchell
As wild and raunchy as Richard Pryor was, people related to his honesty because they found something in their life that they understood.
Kenya Barris
With ‘Richard,’ I was excited to make this film with such an amazing role for an actor. Play a wide range of emotion and really invest myself in the character.
Jack Reynor
I’ve worked with people from Fred Zinnemann, John Huston, through to Richard Fleischer, all of those boys from Hollywood and so on, and Sam Peckinpah and then the Mike Radfords.
John Hurt
The Trump brand is complicated because it conflates a personal brand with a corporate brand. That means that the Trump persona affects the corporate reputation in a more direct way than, say, Richard Branson’s actions affect Virgin.
John Quelch
Dwight D. Eisenhower, in my judgment, will go down in history as one of the four ‘great’ presidents since the U.S. reluctantly became an empire in World War II; Richard Nixon as the nearest to a sociopath by the time he was compelled to resign.
Nigel Hamilton
In my mind, the re-election of Richard Nixon, compared with what was available on the other side, was so much more important that I put it in just that context.
John N. Mitchell
I was horrified when Richard Chamberlain and Rupert Everett said gay actors should stay in the closet. They were saying to people that they should live a lie and not be liberated, to live in fear of being found out.
Alan Cumming
Richard Lewis has this incredible ability to look like he’s just… you know it’s an act that’s been honed. What you have to do in standup is create spontaneity, somehow; even though you’ve done this act a million times, you gotta look like you’re almost just thinking of it now, to make it entertainer.
Artie Lange
For Obama to save himself, he should be thinking about the example of an unlikely Republican predecessor: Richard Nixon.
John Podhoretz
For me as a Welsh actor, Richard Burton is one of my biggest idols. And I’ve got so many: Peter O’Toole, Laurence Olivier and Oliver Reed. If they got ‘Hunky Dory’ and ‘Citadel’ offered to them, they would do completely different jobs on both of them.
Aneurin Barnard
Richard Schiff is a really good baseball player. It’s surprising because he looks exhausted.
Bradley Whitford
Elvis inspired my sideburns, but Little Richard inspired me for vocals.
I’ve been really lucky to work with a lot of theater directors in the film, like Stephen Daldry on ‘The Crown’ and Richard Eyre on ‘The Dresser.’
Vanessa Kirby
I met Gerald Ford. I met Richard Nixon. I met Jimmy Carter. I met Dwight Eisenhower when he was a general. George Bush senior. I haven’t met Bill Clinton or George W. Bush, although I got a letter from him.
Pete Rose
Richard Pryor is, in my mind, the most honest comedian. He bared his soul to people. I think that’s why everybody loved him so much.
Joe Rogan
Watergate showed more strengths in our system than weaknesses… The whole country did take part in quite a genuine sense in passing judgment on Richard Nixon.
Archibald Cox
When I got on Stern I realized that this was the one job where you could be really honest and open, almost like Richard Pryor or something. You can be honest about your life and get laughs.
Artie Lange
I wanted to be a farmer; actually, I wanted to be a horse-breeder. And I had the stallions… but then I heard Little Richard, and that was it.
You’ve got to admire Sir Richard Branson. He is a completely different style of businessman to me, but you have got to admire what he has achieved.
Alan Sugar
Richard Nixon, famously, conducted his foreign policy according to the ‘madman theory’: he tried to convince enemy leaders that he was irrational and volatile in an attempt to intimidate them. But this was a potentially useful approach to foreign policy only because it was an act.
Lawrence M. Krauss
The central thesis of the American failure in Afghanistan – the one you’ll hear from politicians and pundits and even scholars – was succinctly propounded by Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage: ‘The war in Iraq drained resources from Afghanistan before things were under control’.
Anand Gopal
I’m a closeted nerd. I studied Richard Dawkins. I watched every lecture. He’s sort of the leading scientific atheist of our time. He’s very provocative. His whole thing is science over spirituality.
Michael Pitt
The 16th-century theatre witnessed the particularly English manifestation of ‘the history play.’ There can be no doubt that Shakespeare’s presentations of ‘Henry V’ and ‘Richard III’ have been incalculably more influential than any more sober historical study.
Peter Ackroyd
I will not programme generic orchestrations but try to find original ones – when I play Richard Rodgers songs, for example, I have Peggy Lee’s original orchestrations that I got from her granddaughter for them.
Michael Feinstein
I’ve said it before: Barack Obama is really the president Richard Nixon always wanted to be. You know, he’s been allowed to act unilaterally in a way that we’ve fought for decades.
Jonathan Turley
Richard Nixon was a criminally insane Monster – Bill Clinton is a black-hearted Swine of a friend.
Hunter S. Thompson
I see a direct line between Kennedy and Richard Nixon and the opening to China and the detente with the Soviet Union.
Robert Dallek
I would love to play Richard III.
Peter Dinklage
Nobody’s ever called me Sir Richard. Occasionally in America, I hear people saying Sir Richard and think there’s some Shakespearean play taking place. But nowhere else anyway.
Richard Branson
They fired director Richard Donner because they didn’t want to pay him, and he’s the reason the franchise became so successful in the first place. There’s a big part of Superman II that he did that no one has ever seen.
Margot Kidder
It’s a beautiful thing to have time in the world, as a singer and as a musician, to make friends with people of the musical caliber of a Tommy Smith, an Arturo Sandoval, a Richard Galliano, a Till Broenner.
Kurt Elling
I would listen to Little Richard and Fats Domino and Chuck Berry, and I would listen to how they played their riffs, and after I taught myself that, I taught myself to play my own kind of stuff.
Brian Wilson
I would not want to be Richard Simmons… right now or anytime. He seems like a nice guy, but if I had to dress like that? That would absolutely suck.
Blake Shelton
Richard Nixon is very much a self-made man in the six years prior to his emergence as a national figure. Between the moment he’s elected to Congress in 1946 and the moment he’s inaugurated as Vice President in 1953, he conducts nothing less than a kind of prodigy of American political self-advancement.
Roger Morris
This is a dream come true to race for ‘The King’ Richard Petty Motorsports, the iconic No. 43 and for all the fans and partners that have and continue to support this team.
Bubba Wallace
I support Richard Spencer’s right to say what he wants. He can be nasty about Jewish people, he has a right to free speech, but I don’t want to be a part of that.
Laura Loomer
Maybe there’s some kind of modeling that can be tedious, like catalogue modeling, but there’s a kind of modeling, with runways or working with Richard Avedon, that’s not very far from acting. Besides the fact that you don’t have a partner to react to, the body language is the same.
Isabella Rossellini
It’s interesting to see how some of the womenswear designers that we have long worked with at Net-A-Porter are developing menswear collections – Christopher Kane, Jonathan Saunders and Richard Nicoll.
Natalie Massenet
I’m from the Bob Wills and the Little Richard school of music. Bob Wills did what the hell he thought, Little Richard did what he thought, and those were my big influences.
Buck Owens
Science is a victim of its own reductive metaphors: ‘Big Bang,’ ‘selfish gene’ and so on. Richard Dawkins’ selfish gene fitted with the Thatcherite politics of the time. It should actually be the ‘altruistic gene,’ but he’d never have sold as many books with a title like that.
Charles Jencks
I think Eddie Murphy is the greatest comedian. I do think that Richard Pryor is the Godfather, but Eddie Murphy, in my opinion, has every comedic category in his arsenal. He can roast you. He can freestyle. He can host. He was LeBron James before we even saw LeBron James.
Lil Rel Howery
If I can make you laugh and learn, I want to be like George Carlin and Richard Pryor and Eddie Murphy and Sam Kinison and Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle. I want to be of that ilk, I don’t want to just make you laugh, I want to make you think.
Ralphie May
The term ‘alt-left’ sprang up long after the term ‘alt-right,’ which was coined in 2010 by white supremacist Richard Spencer, and defined by the Associated Press just after the 2016 election as a movement based on a mix of white nationalism and hard-edged populism.
Elizabeth Flock
I was on the school bus telling Richard Pryor jokes. I was sneaking, listening to Richard Pryor albums and would go to school the next day, tell all the jokes, and get in trouble because I was cursing.
Tony Rock
Everybody who’s ever influenced me, from a Richard Prior to a Whoopie Goldberg to, you know, any of the voices that have resonated with me as a performer since I was a kid, you know, you couldn’t really say that their work didn’t have some element of political commentary in it.
Sarah Jones
Few would argue that Richard Dawkins is the world’s most famous atheist, especially now that his friend and rival for the title, Christopher Hitchens, has now gone to meet his Maker.
Ray Comfort
If George W. Bush is given a second term, and retains a Republican Congress and a compliant federal judiciary, he and his allies are likely to embark on a campaign of political retribution the likes of which we haven’t seen since Richard Nixon.
Paul Begala
In ‘The Founders,’ his new book about top charter schools, Richard Whitmire traces both the ‘revolution’ these schools brought about in many American cities as well as a parallel phenomenon, ‘the charter pushback campaigns.’
Campbell Brown
Richard Hoggart’s cultural analysis ‘The Uses of Literacy’ was published in 1957, but its influence still hovers over anyone setting out to write seriously about people’s affection for things that aren’t serious, such as the products of pop culture.
David Hepworth
Richard Gere’s got this very old-school Hollywood charm. He has a presence that when he’s in a room you just feel him. I mean, I’m married, but he’s sexy!
Odette Annable
I heard Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis, and that was it. I didn’t ever want to be anything else. I just started banging away and semi-studied classical music at the Royal Academy of Music but sort of half-heartedly.
Elton John
I had seen an English movie musical production of ‘Cinderella,’ ‘The Slipper and the Rose’ with Richard Chamberlain, and liked it so much I saw it eight or 10 times.
Judy Norton
Richard Nixon made a toast to me as a future Prime Minister of Canada when I was 4 months old, sitting as a centerpiece in the middle of a table as my father had plonked me down there. It was more about politeness than any great vision.
Justin Trudeau
The people I really admire, like William Blake and John Coltrane and Richard Wagner, had these ridiculously full universes that took their entire lives to describe.
David Longstreth
I would literally do anything for Richard Curtis. Anything.
Talulah Riley
Though it was never a goal in life, it has occurred to me that I’ve met six presidents of the United States. OK, I met four of them before they became president, including Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush, No. 43.
Dan Jenkins
I’d walk over my own grandmother to re-elect Richard Nixon.
Charles Colson
It’s like Richard Petty always said, ‘Racing isn’t the job. That’s where we get away from our job.’ That’s where we go out and have fun and get away from the madness. No one can bother you in there. There’s no phones, no interviews – it’s just you, driving.
Bubba Wallace
I’d like to be able to be like a director, like Richard Brooks, say. And be able to say, ‘I did my best, and this is it, and there’s nobody to blame but me.’
Katharine Ross
The spirits of Havelock Ellis, Magnus Hirschfeld and Richard Freiherr von Krafft-Ebbing waft through the text to lend ‘The Third Sex’ an air of scientific authority.
Stacey D’Erasmo
When I heard Little Richard, I mean, it just set my world on fire.
David Bowie
Richard Madden, I loved to work alongside him; he’s a very funny man.
Alfie Allen
Physically helping me with advice and direction and a job was Richard Petty. He did a lot for me at a young age, when I needed help and direction.
Michael Waltrip
One night, I knocked out Mr. T, kicked Cyndi Lauper, chased Dick Clark back to his locker room, and slapped Little Richard.
Roddy Piper
I was brought up playing games and still do ferociously. I once played Connect Four on set with Bill Nighy and Richard E. Grant for so long that the assistant director got cross.
Rachael Stirling
During the 1960 election, I saw Richard Nixon as the winner.
Jeane Dixon
When I started off riding, you dream about being champion jockey. Then I wanted to be champion jockey again. Then I wanted to ride 200 winners in a season. Then, when there was a chance of riding more winners than Richard Dunwoody, that was my goal.
Tony McCoy