Wire Quotes

We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Wire Quotes from Mike Huckabee, Andrea Mitchell, Orville Wright, Helen Thomas, Dave Ramsey. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.

One of the things about politics, when you're actually

One of the things about politics, when you’re actually there, you realize, you’re on a high wire and there is no net under you. On any given day, your campaign can implode for something that happens inadvertently or even intentionally.
Mike Huckabee
All they expected me to do was rip and read the wire ‘leads,’ without doing any original reporting. It was pretty basic, but gave me a taste of how to combine my love of politics and broadcasting.
Andrea Mitchell
When the machine had been fastened with a wire to the track, so that it could not start until released by the operator, and the motor had been run to make sure that it was in condition, we tossed a coin to decide who should have the first trial. Wilbur won.
Orville Wright
When you speak of the press, of course, you have to speak of different segments of the press. Reporters, straight reporters, wire services, you stick to the facts; you don’t create the story, per se. You cover what is happening.
Helen Thomas
If you’re doing something like scheduling utility payments to come through your debit card or out of your personal checking account, that’s perfectly fine. But there are much safer ways to handle situations with debt collectors. You can send a money order overnight, or wire the cash to them.
Dave Ramsey
I used to practice cello while watching TV and films. I watched several complete TV series this way, including ‘Lost’ and ‘The Wire.’ As a kid, I’d read books while playing.
Joshua Roman
As a high wire walker, I do not allow myself to ‘leave the wire’ during a performance.
Philippe Petit
There was some scene in The Blues Brothers movie, when they had the chicken wire across the front of the stage, and it was almost like that. They had a big guard rail around the stage, which kept the college kids from getting on… we had some good times.
William Bell
What makes ‘The Wire’ a beautiful story is how true to life it is. In other shows, you have a good guy and a bad guy. In ‘The Wire,’ bad guys are trying to be good, good guys are doing bad. You have real life. The people who do bad get bad things done to them.
Tristan Wilds
Frank Sobotka in ‘The Wire’ on HBO was one of the greatest characters I’ve ever played. They cut his throat at the end of that season. There’s something about creative coupling that seems to go with great characters, and the fact that you can never play them again once you’re done.
Chris Bauer
I wanted to take the power of thought and the word, along with the power of speaking and heart, and see if we could wire what was coming out of us as humans with electric instruments.
John Trudell
We cannot go up on a wire. We cannot do a search without a judge on the FISA Court approving it and determining that we have met the standard that has been set forth by Congress in order to utilize these techniques.
Robert Mueller
A collection of huts surrounded by a barbed wire fence, and in the huts lived 500 of the original inhabitants of our area. And so it went with many country towns around Australia.
Phillip Noyce
‘The Wire’ really is an American classic, and I think that’s something to be very proud of.
Wendell Pierce
My very first tattoo was a crown of thorns around my upper left arm that I have since gotten covered up, because I got it right before Pamela Anderson came out with ‘Barb Wire.’
Brett Young
Not everything has to be ‘The Bridge’ or ‘The Wire’. Those shows are brilliant. But you have to invest your cerebellum in them.
Kris Marshall
I love HBO productions, actually, like ‘The Wire.’
David Mitchell
I’m only stopped by people in uniform, whether it’s customs people, janitors, or the FBI – they all watch ‘The Wire.’ Sadly, beautiful, glamorous women don’t know anything about it.
Dominic West
In TV, you can carve out a beautiful little niche like ‘Breaking Bad’ did. Like ‘The Wire’ did. Like ‘Homeland’ did.
Joe Carnahan
Things that excite me are these four different bands: Wire, with a song called ‘Champs,’ Misfits, with a song called ‘Hybrid Moments,’ R. Stevie Moore, and Wipers ‘Wait A Minute.’
Albert Hammond, Jr.
I’ve been watching more American TV because of all the great TV series that have come out in the last five to 10 years. I’m a ‘Sopranos’ fan, I’m a ‘Wire’ fan, I’m a ‘Mad Men’ fan. I’m a ‘Deadwood’ fan. It makes me optimistic for the future of storytelling on TV that producers are willing to take that kind of jump.
Jo Nesbo
Something like ‘The Matrix’ would be ideal, something where it’s super agents and wire work and special effects – not necessarily running from bombs and shooting people. Something more sleek, like an assassin.
Nadine Velazquez
Everybody loves ‘The Wire,’ and I think it’s okay, but in the end it’s just a police series.
Salman Rushdie
My time is always divided when I prepare for a wire walk. First I dream, technically and artistically, and then I go to work, and I am the master rigger, climbing trees and ladders and constructing. Only then I change my cap and become the performer.
Philippe Petit
Poverty and ignorance, which beget terror, are not eradicated by firing artillery shells. Borders do not stop rockets, and barbed wire does not prevent terror.
Shimon Peres
A lot of people have said ‘people should see you work in the studio,’ because a lot of people don’t realize I’m an actual engineer. I don’t walk in and have some guy grab the board. I have my own studio and soldered every wire in the studio.
Sir Mix-a-Lot
The wire is a safe place for me to be. The street is not. Life is not. It’s a rigorous and simple path. It’s straight. You don’t have meanders like, you know, on the ground, in life.
Philippe Petit
If I had been born in the circus, my parents would have pushed me on that little high wire at four years old. That’s when the body is most limber to learn those acrobatics.
Philippe Petit
The writing in those HBO dramas, like ‘The Wire,’ is as good as anything I’ve seen.
Nick Hornby
The ‘Patriot Act,’ ‘Enhancing domestic security,’ and ‘Protect America’ all sound great – until you realize that they’re catch phrases for programs that contain roving wire taps without a warrant and the collection and sale of your personal information to the U.S. government.
Brandon Webb
Gemini is a spot bitcoin exchange. To use it, you sign up with Gemini.com and undergo the initial standard review process, similar to what you’d encounter at a traditional bank. Once you’re through, you can ACH or wire cash to the platform, then begin buying and selling bitcoin.
Tyler Winklevoss
I have been performing in the street for more than 50 years: magic for basically 60 years, and the high wire 45 years. The beauty of it is that it’s never the same. It’s never easy. And yet, part of my art is to make it look easy.
Philippe Petit
There’s a wire injected under my skin a few days before an event and connected to that is a wireless transmitter. That device communicates my blood-glucose levels to the receiver unit, which is mounted above my steering wheel.
Charlie Kimball
Girdles and wire stays should have never been invented. No man wants to hug a padded bird cage.
Marilyn Monroe
I liked ‘The Wire.’
Stephen Hendry
I’m totally comfortable today with the success that Omar and ‘The Wire’ have brought me – living with that character, being recognized and remembered for that character.
Michael K. Williams
You’re out there on a high wire without a net, and that’s the way actors operate. They have to be fearless about how they work and they have to create a life for the audience in 90 minutes and make them believe.
Charles Durning
While Democrats in Congress have surrounded themselves with a wall with razor wire, the NG, and they demand security literally from federal law enforcement, they are going to take away police rights.
Marjorie Taylor Greene
Given a choice, people will demand the freedom to communicate wherever they are, unfettered by the infamous copper wire.
Martin Cooper
My first book, ‘The Age of Wire and String,’ came out in 1995, and it was hardly reviewed at all.
Ben Marcus
Working with Vic Reeves in a beautiful English field surrounded by loads of chicken wire – it’s every person’s dream job.
Natasia Demetriou
Coy Wire played in the NFL for 9 years and is now a motivational speaker and has a book out called ‘Change Your Mind.’ He is an amazing person with such positive energy! When Kroy and I first met and started dating, there weren’t a whole lot of people that supported us, but Coy always did.
Kim Zolciak-Biermann
‘V’ had just been cancelled; I was looking for a job, and the ‘Homeland’ script came across my desk. I loved it immediately, although I thought it would end up being discovered gradually – a slow-burner, like ‘The Wire.’
Morena Baccarin
We did some cool wire work in ‘The Pact’ – they had me strapped to a harness underneath my shirt so they could fling me around the house and slam me into doors. I definitely got some bruises even with all the padding!
Caity Lotz
I myself downloaded and watched ‘The Wire,’ ‘Breaking Bad,’ ‘Downton Abbey,’ ‘Mad Men’ and ‘The Walking Dead’ on my iPad while walking on a treadmill. I never turned a TV on once. I never inserted a DVD.
Jay Chandrasekhar
There’s no mistaking the fact that some of the best longform fiction out there now is in American television. ‘The Wire’ and ‘Deadwood’ and ‘The Sopranos.’
Kevin Barry
Guys would always start by saying, ‘You ain’t going to get nothing today, Sharpe!’ And I’d say, ‘Know what? Don’t be surprised if your name is on the waiver wire tomorrow. It could have been prevented. But you wanted to go there. So now when you see your name on the wire, you’ll know who put it there.’
Shannon Sharpe
I love ‘The Wire’. I can’t think of a television show that I think is superior to it in any way. I was obsessed with it from the moment it came on the air. I do also love ‘Doctor Who’ and ‘Get Smart’.
Lisa Lutz
What we were all always saying with ‘The Wire’ was that there’s a whole group of people that America just sort of wants to throw away. They want to forget about them, and if they could, they’d get rid of them. They are Americans – they’re worth saving; they’re worth helping.
George Pelecanos
I never went to a writing school, so ‘The Wire’ was my writing school.
George Pelecanos
I started directing on ‘The Wire.’
Anthony Hemingway
‘The Wire’ fans are very specific and hard core. Nobody is neutral about ‘The Wire.’ You either love it, or you couldn’t watch it, and there is no in-between.
Deirdre Lovejoy
Cooking a piece of fish and cooking it right. Knowing the fish, knowing the properties of the fish. That’s a hard thing to do rather than covering it with a lot of sauces and foams or other cooking methods that might be high wire acts and look good on the outside.
Geoffrey Zakarian
I listen to WTF with Marc Maron, although I’m getting annoyed with him, he’s a bit too intrusive and fawning. But he’s done some great interviews in the past, like with David Simon, the writer of The Wire, and Bruce Springsteen. He gets fantastic guests. I just wish he let them talk more.
Ardal O’Hanlon
I’m part of the crew obsessed with ‘The Wire.’ Like, I’m not over that yet.
Winona Ryder
It was such a joy to be an actor on ‘The Wire.’
Tom McCarthy
What do young, budding artists do, but go to law school? I had creative periods now and again, but it wasn’t until I was practicing law that I really needed a creative outlet. I’d come home from long days at the office and draw, paint, and sculpt from clay, wire – even candy.
Nathan Sawaya
A closet full of wire hangers can be the most dangerous place in the world.
Paul Lynde
Great art, the more specific you are, the more universal it becomes, and that’s the thing that I loved about ‘The Wire.’
Wendell Pierce
When I first saw ‘House on Haunted Hill’ as a kid in Baltimore, and the skeleton went out on the wire, and the thousand kids in the audience went crazy… My whole life, I’ve tried to at least equal that cinema anarchy. I came close with the end of ‘Pink Flamingos,’ but I didn’t tie with it.
John Waters
My happiest moments are when I’m on my high wire with the Johnny Carsons of the world. I don’t have that opportunity if I’m doing other people’s scripts.
Mariette Hartley
I watched season four of ‘The Wire.’ They have subtle performances that they do through their eyes. You could watch season four with the audio off and still understand what’s happening through their eyes.
John Boyega
I am often on guard over the Russians. In the darkness one sees their forms move like stick storks, like great birds. They come close up to the wire fence and lean their faces against it. Their fingers hook round the mesh.
Erich Maria Remarque
Men think that not being able to wire a plug somehow makes them more creative or intellectual. It just makes them morons.
James May
I think ‘The Wire’ really is relatable. It reflects an ongoing issue across America, about inaccuracies in major cities between rich and the poor and some of the things that go on behind the red tape of council and government bodies.
Idris Elba
I started walking a wire when I was 2 years old, and this has been a dream of mine to recreate this walk.
Nik Wallenda
I would watch the remaining 12 or so episodes of ‘Breaking Bad’ I haven’t seen by noon tomorrow, but my wife would kill me. I watched all five seasons of ‘The Wire’ in a month, and she was not happy about it.
D. B. Weiss
Information is the oxygen of the modern age. It seeps through the walls topped by barbed wire, it wafts across the electrified borders.
Ronald Reagan
If you’re one car accident away from poverty, you’re on a high wire without a safety net. And that’s a challenging proposition.
Tom Perez
In the first debate the bulges create the impression of a letter T with a small feature which appears similar to a wire under the jacket running upward from the right.
Robert Nelson
A novel is a great act of passion and intellect, carpentry and largess. From the very beginning, I wrote to explain my own life to myself, and I invited readers who chose to make the journey with me to join me on the high wire.
Pat Conroy
I’m usually late to the game on shows and watch them after they’ve aired. But I love ‘House of Cards,’ ‘The Killing,’ ‘Orange Is the New Black,’ loved ‘True Detective,’ and ‘Arrested Development’ when it was on. Also ‘The Wire,’ though I was way late to the game on that.
Finn Wittrock
I’ve enjoyed working on the TV series that I’ve worked on, in particular something like ‘The Wire,’ where there was so much time to tell the story and develop a character. I learned from that that it’s best not to lay all your cards on the table straight away.
Aidan Gillen
Historically, musicians know what it is like to be outside the norm – walking the high wire without a safety net. Our experience is not so different from those who march to the beat of different drummers.
Billy Joel
Death frames the high wire. But I don’t see myself as taking risks. I do all of the preparations that a non-death seeker would do.
Philippe Petit
I’m often very relaxed when I’m on the wire. There may be some tears because this is a dream of mine.
Nik Wallenda
Quietly, President Obama has done warrantless wire tapping. And it was hardly covered. I don’t know if any of the mainstream press bothered to cover it.
Cenk Uygur
With a small wire rack set inside your sizzle platter, youve got the perfect setup for dry brining one or two portions of meat. The small footprint of a sizzle platter fits easily in any fridge, while the matching mini rack keeps the meat from hanging out in its own juices.
Sohla El-Waylly
I chose to not wear a wire and tape people. I chose to not get immunity until – were accepted, whatever – until the independent counsel’s office was comfortable with what I said was the truth.
Monica Lewinsky
I was born in a world of opera, theatre, films, poetry, art, and therefore, out of the wire, I made a stage. That’s why they call me a high wire artist.
Philippe Petit
Nothing will ever top ‘The Wire.’ It was historical. It was black cinema.
Lance Reddick
Every day I’d come home after school, pop the hood of my mom’s car, put alligator clips on the battery, and wire into the house and go play on my computer. If I used it for too long, I’d wear down the car battery, and my mom would be all mad at me the next day.
Ryan Holmes
We searched around the globe and looked at well over a hundred ‘Marco Polos,’ came down to the wire, and went back and looked at our Italy tapes, and we realized that we had overlooked someone. That was Lorenzo Richelmy.
John Fusco
Young players will run through a barbed wire fence for you.
Brendan Rodgers
My own efforts at peacemaking have been easy – in fact, rather enjoyable: CND marches, demos, protest meetings in Trafalgar and Grosvenor Squares, and visits to the women at Greenham, especially the glorious day in 1983 when thousands of us embraced the base and pinned beautiful pictures and objects to the ugly wire.
Sheila Hancock
I have a whole box full of pieces of the Berlin Wall and a heart made from the barbed wire of the Iron Curtain. It’s – they’re cherished treasures to me now, of course.
Carol Guzy
I’m friends with a lot of Brits, and they tell me when they’re over here what a huge phenomenon ‘The Wire’ has become. Some things just attain critical mass after they’re already dead and buried, and I don’t know why it was the case with ‘The Wire’.
James Ransone
I just auditioned for ‘The Wire’ like I just auditioned for any other job.
James Ransone
As far as documentaries, ‘Man on Wire,’ ‘Atomic Cafe,’ ‘Waltz With Bashir,’ and ‘Thin Blue Line’ all offered me different perspectives to consider as we were designing the structure and approach to ‘Tower.’
Keith Maitland
Can you imagine the first time they figured out how to mechanically raise somebody up through the stage and make them appear, or drop them down on a rope or a wire? It blew everybody’s minds, I’m sure.
Ron Howard
To be sure, we would not allow the world, if we can help it, to peep into our soul, much less to enter it. Our No-Man’s-Land is hedged about with a wire entanglement of insincerities. And often we take refuge in a temperament, a pose, or a mystic mood.
Ameen Rihani
My parents were intelligent and encouraging, but at the same time, they were displeased at me becoming a wandering troubadour and wire walker.
Philippe Petit
Bands such as LiLiPUT and Essential Logic were just as unorthodox as Gang of Four or Wire, even taking their sounds a step further with shrieking vocals and saxophone.
Anthony Fantano
I was thrown out of different schools because I was practicing my arts – magic, juggling, and the high wire.
Philippe Petit
You have to understand – I come from a neighborhood where ‘The Wire’ was filmed.
Elijah Cummings
Start with a clean grill. Keep it clean by brushing with a wire brush after preheating, and again after cooking. Make sure to oil your grates and your food before putting it on the grill to keep it from sticking.
Emeril Lagasse
One of the biggest regrets of my whole career was turning down an offer to direct on the first season of ‘The Wire.’ That would have been so perfect for me.
John Singleton
When I was growing up, my idea of a writer was someone like Sven Hassel, that mysterious Danish author who wrote thrillers about men clambering over walls and getting tangled in barbed wire.
Andrew O’Hagan
‘The Wire’ was a combination of great TV and great theater.
Gbenga Akinnagbe
We were the first urban school system in the country to wire all of our schools for the Internet.
Thomas Menino
A lot of people say, ‘It takes a lot to beat him,’ or whatever. I’m trying to show you in the most literal terms, my body is indestructible, whether its glass or fire or barbed wire.
Dean Ambrose
One of the reasons surgeons have so much trouble separating Siamese twins is that nobody gets to do many of them. On the table, the anatomy is so different from normal, that you’re constantly trying to figure out, ‘Can I cut this? Does this wire lead to what?’ It’s like trying to defuse a bomb.
Ben Carson
One of my biggest influences, of course, is David Simon and his work on ‘The Wire.’
Cheo Hodari Coker
I am able to take a wire line and go into the air and define the air without stealing from anyone. A line can enclose and define space while letting the air remain air.
Ruth Asawa
When Paul and I were first friends, starting in the sixth grade and seventh grade, we would sing a little together and we would make up radio shows and become disc jockeys on our home wire recorder. And then came rock and roll.
Art Garfunkel
A few words about Sarah Palin: She is one of the most fascinating women I have ever met. She crackles with energy like a live electrical wire and on first meeting gets about three inches from your face.
Mark McKinnon
I just received the following wire from my generous Daddy; Dear Jack, Don’t buy a single vote more than is necessary. I’ll be damned if I’m going to pay for a landslide.
John F. Kennedy
The very first thing I ever did, I was doing some work for the French Cultural Center. They wanted a little recording set up. And I got wire. A wire recorder. The wire came off spools, and to cut and edit, you tied it together in little square knots. Can you imagine?
D. A. Pennebaker
I love ‘The Wire;’ that’s my favorite show, so I’ll watch that.
Adam McKay
I walked on a high wire at Battersea power station for Comic Relief in 2011. It was the scariest but the most exciting moment. I hated being on it but as soon as I stepped off I was desperate to get back on and do it again!
Helen Skelton
I spent my boyhood behind the barbed wire fences of American internment camps and that part of my life is something that I wanted to share with more people.
George Takei
If you want to learn about America, watch ‘The Wire.’ It’s a profound piece of entertainment.
Sam Neill
People say ‘The Wire’s bleak, y’know, but I see it as a love letter to Baltimore, and it’s one written in a very strange and complex way.
Aidan Gillen
I’ve never done a big series like ‘Game of Thrones’ before. All I knew was that it was HBO, and I’d seen what they had done with ‘The Sopranos’ and ‘The Wire.’ But when I started reading the script, it was a no-brainer. Yes, yes, yes. Gold. Every time I turned the page.
Liam Cunningham
It’s hard not to be the straight man when Zach Galifianakis is there. He’s such a delightfully bizarre creature. Everything he does is so surprising. He’s such a live wire. It’s just so exciting to watch.
Kate McKinnon
‘The Wire,’ I was such a fan of that show the first season – I think that’s the best-written show on TV.
Amy Ryan
I’ve been watching a lot of cable shows like ‘The Wire’ and ‘Breaking Bad’ and ‘Downton Abbey.’ I love how real the moments are.
Jay Chandrasekhar
I auditioned for Robert Redford once and I was so starstruck I couldn’t even speak. I had a mic wire at a screen test clipped to me and then I got kind of nervous and I paced in a circle and then took a step and tripped and fell on my face. You just have to forgive yourself and keep going on.
Ethan Hawke
The kids can’t watch ‘The Wire,’ but there’s great educational stuff for them to watch on TV if it is TV time. There are great apps on the iPad that are interactive and educational.
Jason Bateman
When I was in grade school, I had a little duet act with a guy who was a beautiful singer, and somebody recorded it on a wire machine. They played it back for us, and I went, ‘I hear Donald, but what is that other ugly voice?’ It turned out to be me, of course.
Leon Russell
I have a fear of water, believe it or not. To put a wire 12 feet over a swimming pool frightens me. I don’t like water.
Philippe Petit
If I’m successful in fooling a wire service, I don’t really have to do anything else to promote the story.
Joey Skaggs
If you see how carefully I prepare for any kind of walk, legal or illegal, small or big, you will see that, actually, I narrow the unknown to virtually nothing. And that’s when I am ready to walk on the wire.
Philippe Petit
The only news most people ever hear about the inner city comes from grim headlines; the only residents they can name are characters on ‘The Wire.’ Of course, ignorance of a community doesn’t stop outsiders from having opinions about it or passing laws that govern it.
James Forman, Jr.
Acting is like a high wire act. Your margin for error is very slim.
Christine Baranski
The best of American television is thought-provoking, original, brilliant, exciting – from ‘The Sopranos’ on, whether it’s ‘The Wire’ or ‘Breaking Bad’ or ‘House of Cards,’ they’re fantastic pieces of art.
Martin Freeman
It’s very easy to walk on a wire if you spend a whole lifetime practicing for it.
Philippe Petit
Yes, I remember the barbed wire and the guard towers and the machine guns, but they became part of my normal landscape. What would be abnormal in normal times became my normality in camp.
George Takei
I started putting a wire up in secret and performing without permission. Notre Dame, the Sydney Harbor Bridge, the World Trade Center. And I developed a certitude, a faith that convinced me that I will get safely to the other side. If not, I will never do that first step.
Philippe Petit
In television, the 60-minute series, ‘The Wire’ and ‘Mad Men’ and so on, the writer is the primary creative artist.
Salman Rushdie
‘The Wire’ is, by far, my favorite television show of all time. And I’ve always said that my aspirations for ‘Luke Cage’ was that it would be ‘The Wire’ of the Marvel television universe.
Cheo Hodari Coker
I’ve fallen in love with shows like ‘Homeland’ and ‘The Wire.’ And I think ‘The Office’ is in a category like that.
John Krasinski
I don’t watch a lot of television. I try to watch all the good movies, but I’ve got about twenty of these television series that I should be watching. I haven’t seen ‘The Wire.’ I haven’t seen ‘Mad Men.’ I haven’t seen Kevin’s thing. What’s that called? ‘House of Cards.’ I hear it’s wonderful.
Jeremy Irons
Iron which is brought near a spiral of copper wire, traversed by an electrical current, becomes magnetic, and then attracts other pieces of iron, or a suitably placed steel magnet.
Hermann von Helmholtz
‘Heroes’, ‘Desperate Housewives’, ‘The Sopranos’ – they’re all very stylised. ‘The Wire’ is much more rooted in realism and honesty. In American television, I can’t think of anything I’d rather have been in because it has got something to say and that is the kind of thing I want to do.
Aidan Gillen
A journalist gathers information for a media outlet that disseminates the information through a broadly defined ‘medium’ – including newspaper, nonfiction book, wire service, magazine, news Web site, television, radio or motion picture – for public use. This broad definition covers every form of legitimate journalism.
Dick Durbin
In reality, we can prove that the incidents of drug, alcohol abuse and violence have dropped dramatically among professional athletes – but the problem is it would be impossible to convince than fans, because of what they read on the AP wire.
Leigh Steinberg
‘The Wire’ is my all-time favourite show. It takes its time, and it doesn’t spoon-feed the viewer.
Ruth Bradley
When there are no gas chambers, no barbed wire, and no concentration camps, many don’t recognize the perpetration of new genocides and other targeted mass atrocity crimes because they may not look the same.
John Prendergast
I used to unwind the wire tags that labeled the crates of vegetables and took the fine brass and steel wires and braided and twisted them together to make bracelets, rings, and figures.
Ruth Asawa
What ultimately makes ‘The Wire’ uplifting amid the heartbreak it conveys is its embodiment of a spirit that Barack Obama calls ‘the audacity of hope.’ It is filled with characters who should quit but don’t, not only the boys themselves but teachers, cops, ex-cops, and ex-cons who lose their hearts to them.
Jacob Weisberg
I am fascinated by the engineering. The science of constructing and understanding why it stands. And I am drawn by the madness, the beauty, the theatricality, the poetry and soul of the wire. And you cannot be a wire-walker without mingling those two ways of seeing life.
Philippe Petit
‘The Wire’ really drew on a lot of real-life situations and real-life organizations – it created fiction to make a social statement about reality.
Lance Reddick
I’ve never done a zip wire. I’m a scaredy-cat.
Helen Baxendale
I stopped watching TV because of ‘The Wire.’ Like, ‘The Wire’ ruined everything for me because I don’t even want to watch anything else now.
It’s very normal – when you’re not used to the world of the high wire, it’s very normal to be simply terrified. The reason I’m not is because I’ve done it for so many years.
Philippe Petit
If ‘ecstasy’ means to stand outside ourselves, then what better ambition can there be as we wait in the wings of the Royal Albert Hall: to leave self-obsession behind and take the audience on a journey across the high wire of Beethoven or the flying trapeze of Liszt.
Stephen Hough
Caste is not a physical object like a wall of bricks or a line of barbed wire which prevents the Hindus from co-mingling and which has, therefore, to be pulled down. Caste is a notion; it is a state of the mind.
B. R. Ambedkar
If you are dyslexic, your eyes work fine, your brain works fine, but there is a little short circuit in the wire that goes between the eye and the brain. Reading is not a fluid process.
Caitlyn Jenner
We’re seeing TV series that are as good as movies were in the ’70s and ’80s – shows like ‘The Wire,’ ‘The Sopranos’ and ‘Breaking Bad.’
Tahar Rahim
I think ‘The Wire’ is my all-time favorite TV show. It’s so brilliant, the way it critiques society, and how it handles that everybody who gets power loses their moral code and stops going to the root of the problem and just tries to maintain their own power.
Joel Kinnaman
Some minds improve by travel, others, rather, resemble copper wire, or brass, which get the narrower by going farther.
Thomas Hood
It would be very, very dangerous for a wire walker to experience fear while he is balancing on the wire. Fear has its place on earth, before and maybe after a high-wire walk, but not during for me.
Philippe Petit
Luck is a very thin wire between survival and disaster, and not many people can keep their balance on it.
Hunter S. Thompson
The Wire’ was from a police perspective – in terms of the streets and that, it was probably like, thirty per cent. ‘Top Boy’ is really from the perspective of the quote-unquote criminal. It’s getting into the mind of these people and why they do what they do. It’s bigger than just ‘Woke up and wanted to be bad one day.’
When I was 16 years old, I assembled a 2.3 million electron volt beta particle accelerator. I went to Westinghouse, I got 400 pounds of translator steel, 22 miles of copper wire, and I assembled a 6-kilowatt, 2.3 million electron accelerator in the garage.
Michio Kaku
The electric guitar’s a pretty cheesy thing when you think about it, still working on those bits of wire and magnets for its sound. It’s all of the things that are wrong with it that have made it the unique instrument it is.
Allan Holdsworth
Sometimes I think ‘The Wire’ said it all, and I might as well not write any more crime novels.
George Pelecanos
Acting still rings my bell as much as it did in high school. Plus, I can now indulge my interests as a producer as well. My work is more fun than fun but, best of all, it’s still very scary. You are always walking some kind of high wire.
Tom Hanks
It is treacherous on a high wire to change your focus point and suddenly look down.
Philippe Petit
I want to be read. When you write a TV show like ‘The Wire,’ you’ve got three to four million readers watching your work. Even Grisham doesn’t sell that many books.
George Pelecanos
To do this walk, I believe it’s around 2,000 feet, to go from the U.S. to Canada. I would train walking a wire almost 8,000 feet, to overtrain for this.
Nik Wallenda
Both ‘The Wire’ and ‘Queer as Folk’ had a big scope. They were panoramas, telling ambitious stories about two cities, Baltimore and Manchester, for the first time.
Aidan Gillen
I’d get off the set of ‘The Wire’ at 3 A.M. or even 4 A.M. and drive home to Washington to see my kids sleep and give them a kiss. I’d get up at 7 A.M., while the kids were still in bed, and drive back to Baltimore.
George Pelecanos
On the high wire, within months, I’m able to master all the tricks they do in the circus, except I am not satisfied.
Philippe Petit
Whenever we do wire work, we do look like babies just being, like, dangled.
Natasia Demetriou
‘The Wire’ is very realistic and based on real events.
Michael K. Williams
This is a universal, unique movie, it has potential to cross barriers. But we never thought about that on set, when we were doing the film. We knew that in making a silent movie, we were doing something a little bit under the wire, a bit interdit. It’s a pastiche, but for the French taste, you would have thought.
Jean Dujardin
When you look at the big issues post-9/11 in the United States, whether it’s water boarding, warantless wire tapping, surveillance, Gitmo, black sites rendition, all of those have been legal. Nobody has gone to jail for those programs.
Matt Apuzzo
The way that Dickens structured his books has a form that we most readily recognize now from, say, the great T.V. series, like ‘The Wire’ or ‘The Sopranos.’ There’s one central plot line, but then from that spin off all kinds of subplots.
Jennifer Egan
I did a movie called ‘The Savages’ with Laura Linney and Phillip Seymour Hoffman, where I played a nurse, and it showed me in a different role from what I played on ‘The Wire.’ It showed my range as an actor.
Gbenga Akinnagbe
All my wire sculptures come from the same loop. And there’s only one way to do it. The idea is to do it simply, and you end up with a shape.
Ruth Asawa
I’m tired of hearing about ‘Damages,’ I don’t care how life-changing ‘The Wire’ is, and I don’t want to hear another word about ‘Battlestar Galactica’ or its super-awesome ending.
Emily V. Gordon
I happened to fall into a job that wound up being a seminal piece of television history, which was a show I did on HBO called ‘The Wire.’ That experience really set the bar for me and opened a lot of doors. It also gave me a lot of street cred in terms of my phone ringing and job offers.
Deirdre Lovejoy
I devoted my career to building an affinity with my fans who have supported me unflinchingly and no barbed wire fence or prison wall will stop that.
Foxy Brown
What I’m doing is a natural wonder. If not, there’d be 150 people behind me on the wire.
Nik Wallenda
The professionalism of wire service reporters is constantly being tested because reporters know that if they’re late or sloppy on a story, it will show up because the competition is likely to be not late and not sloppy.
Bob Greene
I started working occasionally for my father when I was around six. The first skill I learned was how to join a plug to a wire.
Gordon Bell
I am not up there by chance. I am there by choice. And I know the wire. And I know my limits. And I am a madman of details.
Philippe Petit
There was a ‘Wired’ cover that had a big Apple logo with a crown of barbed wire as thorns, and underneath it just said, ‘Pray.’ I remember this because of how upsetting it was. Basically saying either it’s going to just go out of business or be bought.
Jonathan Ive
Every woman’s path is difficult, and many mothers were as equipped to raise children as wire monkey mothers. I say that without judgment: It is, sadly, true. An unhealthy mother’s love is withering.
Anne Lamott
I did not like ‘The Hurt Locker.’ It’s a lazy way to make a movie, frankly. I could put you on the edge of your seat quite easily, and have you feel the tension for 2 hours, if every other scene practically is, ‘Should we cut the red wire or the green wire?’
Michael Moore
Trade shows such as the wire tappers’ ball are highly secretive and ban journalists from attending. None of the U.S. agencies that attended the wire tappers’ ball – including the FBI, the Secret Service, and every branch of the military – were willing to comment when a reporter queried them about their attendance.
Rebecca MacKinnon
I was never a Lime Wire guy because it’s too much hassle to find the song.
Trent Reznor
I have been a journalist, off and on, since I was 17. I was a copy boy for the ‘New York Times,’ when it had an edition in Paris, in 1963. I sold the paper in the streets by day and tore wire copy off the tele-printer for the editors making up the edition by night.
Michael Ignatieff
To make a film like ‘The Grandmaster,’ I know I’m not going to make just a standard kung-fu film; it’s not going to be just tricks or like wire works. So I spent seven years on the road interviewing different schools and a lot of real grandmasters from Chinese martial arts.
Wong Kar-wai
I watched ‘The Wire’ religiously.
Ashley Thomas
I have a braided metal wire going down the middle of my chest underneath my skin. I saw it on an X-ray of it; it looks like a piece of jewelry.
King Diamond
I walk on the wire; it’s my profession, and there are no two high wire walks alike.
Philippe Petit
Sir one more comment like that and I will strangle you with my microphone wire!
Adam Sandler
I’ve been arrested many times for illegal high wire walking and illegal street performing.
Philippe Petit