We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Russell Quotes from Julie Bowen, Baker Mayfield, Kenny Smith, Mark Strong, Alonzo Church. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
I read books more than I go out. As a matter of fact, I get a little concerned about some of my anti-social habits. I will choose a night with Somerset Maugham or Russell Banks over a crowded bar any day.
Height doesn’t matter. You see guys like Tyrod Taylor, Brees, Russell Wilson: they’ve proven that it doesn’t matter.
Something that my teammates always thought was going to be a punishment for me – sitting next to Coach Russell on the team bus – actually turned out to be the best moment of my life.
There have been things over the years that didn’t work. ‘Body Of Lies,’ directed by Ridley Scott, which I did with Russell Crowe and Leonardo DiCaprio, is a really tight action thriller, but when it opened in the U.S. it was number two to ‘Beverly Hills Chihuahua.’
Well it was not exactly a dissertation in logic, at least not the kind of logic you would find in Whitehead and Russell’s Principia Mathematica for instance. It looked more like mathematics; no formalized language was used.
To be front and center watching Keri Russell work is amazing.
If Russell Crowe says that he’s Noah, he’s Noah. You never doubt it. If he says that he’s the Gladiator, he’s the Gladiator. He’s every character that he says he is. I’ve never doubted anything that he’s done.
‘Doctor Who’ is really close to my heart, and I felt like I was a part of it at the best time, with Russell T.
When somebody asks about the greatest players in history, I start with Bill Russell. More than the best player is the MVP, and the MVP in the history of team sports is Bill Russell.
I’m a huge fan of ‘Buffy,’ ‘Angel’ and ‘Doctor Who.’ People like Joss Whedon, Russell T. Davies, and Steven Moffat are really amazing about making you feel like you had a complete meal and yet leaving you hungry for more.
Ken Russell was wonderful to me. I’d heard all these things about how he’d yell and scream at people, but I found him to be a very nice, normal person.
I was overwhelmed meeting him. I didn’t know what to say, I didn’t know whether to call him ‘Coach Russell,’ ‘Bill,’ or ‘Mr. Russell.’
There’s all kinds of depictions of black men. You have the Denzel Washingtons and the Will Smiths; that’s wonderful, but that doesn’t represent everyone. There’s a Russell Crowe… well, you know, there’s a black Russell Crowe.
Depending on who we’re playing, it’s just kind of, like, a little starstruck. You know, because these are guys that… I’m playing against Tom Brady or Russell Wilson, Andrew Luck, guys like that that I’ve been watching since high school, that’s been doing crazy things.
In New York, I run into Packers fans who have never lived in Wisconsin, Canadiens fans who have never lived in La Belle Province, Celtics fans who admire Russell and Bird and Pierce but have no trace of a Boston accent.
Arthur Russell is very important to me on many levels, and when I read Tim Lawrence’s biography on him, ‘Hold on to Your Dreams,’ one of the things I took away was: first thought, best thought. I live by that when I make my own music.
Hawkwind are one of those bands that people introduce you to because you don’t see them on the covers of magazines. I’d heard ‘Silver Machine’ but Russell Senior, who was in Pulp, got me into them. They had a song called ‘Master Of The Universe’ and we nicked the title in 1985 for one of our songs.
I think Russell Crowe is a brilliant actor.
Dez Bryant isn’t Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Drew Brees or Russell Wilson. Dez Bryant is a typical, me-first NFL receiver diva, cut from the same cloth as Terrell Owens, Chad Johnson, Randy Moss and Keyshawn Johnson, sprinkled with a heavy dash of Pacman Jones.
No player in NBA history has driven me crazier, night after night after NIGHT, than the Thunder storm that can be Russell Westbrook, No. 0.
There’s never a dull moment on a David O. Russell set. But that’s the beauty of it. That’s the magic.
I loved ‘Gladiator’ when I was young. Russell Crowe was a big inspiration; the fact that he plays my father in ‘Noah’ was amazing.
Like Russell, I enjoy the fact that when I’m playing solo, if I want to do something completely spontaneous, I don’t have to worry about how I’m going to cue the other musicians, or if it’s something that’s rehearsed.
Personal honors never meant much to Bill Russell, one of America’s most successful athletes with 2 college titles, 1 Olympic gold medal and 11 – count ’em, 11 – N.B.A. championships with the Boston Celtics.
In fact, Russell Crowe once phoned me up to see if I wanted to go to a party but I had to bring my guitar and perform ‘Oh Jean.’
I don’t know what Russell Moore’s politics really are. I don’t know if he is a closet liberal or if he is a conservative.
When an actor commits himself to a role as fully as Russell Crowe does in the grandiose and silly ‘Gladiator,’ you may ask yourself why and at the same time thank him for his absorption in the part.
I’m a huge Russell Westbrook fan. I pretend I know him, I call him Rusty. But I love his style and someone who steps out out of the box and is bold and that’s him.
I live with an 18-month-old Jack Russell named Chicken. He moved in about 15 months ago, and it was very hard at first because I work a lot and he doesn’t.
I love Russell Crowe’s line to Oliver Reed in ‘Gladiator’ where he asks him, ‘Are you in danger of becoming a good man?’ It’s one of my favorite lines ever.
I am State Senator Russell Pearce, the author of SB1070, which was signed by Governor Jan Brewer. Fear mongering and misinformation is the tool of the Left against this common sense legislation.
Simon Russell Beale is an incomparable speaker of Shakespeare and a superb all-round actor.
I did this film with Russell Crowe called ‘The Water Diviner,’ which took place just after WWI. It was fascinating because the weapons between WWI and WII were very different. I had to learn how to ride horses in a battle setting. It was important that we rode a certain way.
I’ve known Russell Allen for over a decade now, and I’ve always thought he was a very underrated singer. He has one of the best voices in the business I’ve ever heard.
As I have discovered by examining my past, I started out as a child. Coincidentally, so did my brother. My mother did not put all her eggs in one basket, so to speak: she gave me a younger brother named Russell, who taught me what was meant by ‘survival of the fittest.’
Tom Hanks, Brad Pitt, Al Pacino, Russell Crowe – these leading men. These are the ones I grew up with. And Hugh Jackman. I love everything that these guys are doing. It’s kind of been my mission to be an Asian-American version of that.
The only thing we know for sure about superiority in sports in the United States of America in the 20th century is that Bill Russell and the Boston Celtics teams he led stand alone as the ultimate winners.
I’ve had albums out since the 1970s. I was in a musical, ‘The Boy Friend,’ directed by Ken Russell, and I was on Broadway in ‘My One And Only’ with Tommy Tune, so I’ve always been a singer, but I suppose people think of my modelling more.
Being brothers is why it’s worked so long. I have that security working with Russell. Working on my own, I’d be really nervous – I wouldn’t be able to take it.
I’m not Russell Crowe. I’m not going to do a period piece.
It felt like the first thing, but when I first started out, I got a job adapting a book by Russell Banks called ‘Rule Of The Bone.’ I didn’t do a very good job. I didn’t really know what I was doing in general, let alone how to adapt a book.
When I sit down to write, I don’t think, ‘OK, what is the next David O. Russell film I can write, or what is Harvey Weinstein going to want to buy?’ Or even, ‘What are filmgoers going to want.’ I try to think, tell a good story. Just do what you do.
You know, there’re no rules between Russell and I. We don’t want to have to have to talk too much, because it’s really precious, really special to play music.
I’ll tell you this: you can look at all the masculine toughies you want – the Ben Roethlisbergers, the Russell Crowes, the David Petraeuses – but if you want to look at what a man should be – persevering, honest, a person who manifests his intellect into action – you need look no further than Roger Ebert.
If we want the best pitcher, let’s get Bobby Feller. If want the best football player, let’s get Jimmy Brown; the best basketball player, let’s get Bill Russell. If we want the guy who can do the best job for the United States – let’s get Donald Trump.
My ‘Slide Some Oil’ ain’t gon’ be Nipsey Russell’s ‘Slide Some Oil.’ Elijah Kelley’s ‘You Can’t Win’ ain’t gon’ be Michael Jackson’s ‘You Can’t Win.’
Body piercing and baggy clothes express identity among black youth, and not just beginning with hip-hop culture. Moreover, young black entrepreneurs like Sean ‘P. Diddy’ Combs and Russell Simmons have made millions from their clothing lines.
I find Shakespeare terrifying. When Simon Russell Beale does a speech, I understand every word of it, but if I did the same speech, people would be going, ‘Huh? What?’
I’m glad you asked that question, because of any musical situation I’ve been in, the communication feels great here with Russell. He really pays close attention to what I’m doing because he cares.
I was playing Russell Long, the senator from Louisiana. I had 12 speech teachers watching me. All the other passengers on the airplane were speech teachers, and every time I got it wrong, one of the speech teachers would jump up and correct it.
I am not Russell Westbrook. I do not have the same name, same body type, stuff like that. So, I’m just going to try to be myself and be the best me and everything else will take care of itself.
I made so many jokes about poor Russell Crowe, he once knocked on my dressing room door, and told me he wanted to go out on this chat show we were on to laugh with me. Now he’s ruined it. I can’t make another joke about him.
When we were growing up, Russell and I were into The Who, The Move, The Kinks, early Pink Floyd, really good tight pop bands.
I guarantee you, if you could give me 10 points in all those seventh games against the Boston Celtics, instead of Bill Russell having 11 rings, I could’ve at least had nine or eight.
I’ve worked with David O. Russell.
I know, when I was in film school, some of my films were silly, but a lot of them were more dramatic. I don’t think I intentionally set out to do comedy stuff. I guess that’s a consequence of coming up working with David O. Russell and skewing toward those sensibilities.
I don’t know Russell Brand but I like him a lot. I think he’s a good guy.
If LeBron doesn’t care about the regular season, why should fans? The answer: Russell Westbrook. Where LeBron and others are content to rest and save themselves for games they feel are more important, Westbrook has gone a different way.
People are still programmed to think that if your child doesn’t get straight As, get A-levels and go to a Russell Group university, that somehow they are not going to achieve in life. I think that’s sad.
My favorite movie is ‘The Women’ from 1939. It’s been my favorite movie since I was like 12 years old. I love the dialogue, really. It’s just a lot of really strong female performances. Rosalind Russell kills it, you know.
I’m not Russell Brand or Ricky Gervais, but I have enough money that I don’t have to work. Most people who’ve done what I do don’t have that.
Kurt Russell is so dreamy. Plus, he’s great to work with, really respectful.
Russell Defreitas plotted to commit a terrorist attack that he hoped would rival 9/11.
I really like dramas that have a tone of comedy in them or the opposite, and those are done by people like Alexander Payne and Jason Reitman but also Spike Jonze and David O. Russell and Paul Thomas Anderson, the Coen Brothers.
You see a whole bunch of different looks in the NBA. Guys, like LeBron, have stylists now, and they do their own thing. Then you have Russell Westbrook, whose style is a little different. Every guy is wearing outfits to show their personality.
The first thing I do each morning is get out of bed and give my dog, Audrey, a hug. She’s a Jack Russell. I think having an animal is a wonderful thing, particularly dogs. They are great levelers, there’s no nonsense with them, and they just want simple affection.
I think the filmmakers that I love are ones that cross genres and do different thinks, the way that David O. Russell can do something like ‘Flirting With Disaster’ but then go do ‘Three Kings’ which is like an incredibly visual film – that’s a huge reference point.
I didnt see a lot of Alan Knott but from what I have seen of footage, he must have been amazing. Jack Russell just had beautiful hands. Class. But I cannot imagine anyone doing anything better than Ian Healy.
Of all the four major sports, whether you like Ted Williams, Carl Yastrzemski, maybe you like Bobby Orr, or you like Larry Bird or Tom Brady – Bill Russell is the greatest athlete to play in Boston.
I used to make demo tapes with cats that rocked with Russell Simmons and people like that. The history goes so far back; I’ve always been really focused on writing dope rhymes.
I am a Russell Brand fan. I’m one of the few people who think he did a cracker-jack job in ‘Arthur.’
Kurt Russell… he is a bloody legend. I have idolised him, and to chill with him on the sets while shooting was an incredible experience.
I lived to play basketball. Growing up as a kid, Bill Russell and the Boston Celtics were my favorite team. The way they played, the teamwork, the sacrifice, the commitment, the joy, the camaraderie, the relationship with the fans.
I have two Jack Russell terriers, Harley and Gracie, who I like to go running with in the park.
When we first started it was just Russell and myself and a guitar player, Earle Mankey, and unlike virtually any other band in Los Angeles, we began by recording rather than playing live, and so we had no feedback at all on what we were doing and we didn’t realise how unusual it was.