We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Wrong Way Quotes from Swizz Beatz, Richard Linklater, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, Gus Van Sant, Aneurin Barnard. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
There’s no wrong way of doing art. It’s an expression of the individual.
I remember playing for coaches who seemed like military-type guys. It always rubbed me the wrong way.
European centralism, European statism, the communitization of sovereign debt, a Europeanization of social systems and of the minimum wage would be the wrong way.
With ‘Good Will Hunting,’ Miramax made certain the recruited audience wasn’t expecting to laugh at Robin Williams like they normally do. From my limited experience, you can really blow test screenings by conducting them in the wrong way.
If I played Bond, my dad probably wouldn’t know what to do with himself. He’d probably put his shoes on the wrong way for the rest of his life!
If you can see the light at the end of the tunnel, you are looking the wrong way.
With kiting, you have to land a trick, and in that instant you know whether you won or lost – I knew I could become the best in the world if I trained. But with acting, there are different variations; there’s not a right or wrong way. It’s so hard because it’s so out of your hands. I have no idea what’s going to happen!
I’m here to be the guy that rubs people the wrong way sometimes.
There’s no right way or wrong way to work. There’s only your way.
Just following ‘Survivor’ over the years, sometimes if an individual is not a threat and he doesn’t rub anybody the wrong way and he can get into an alliance, he can hang out there for a while.
I’ve always liked pop music. There was a bit of a misunderstanding with the avant-garde rock scene, because I think I was sort of swimming the wrong way, really.
I’m not somebody who’s going to panic if things go the wrong way.
I have an elbow that bends the wrong way, and I’d do things like stand in an elevator and the doors would close, and I’d pretend that my arm had got caught in it, and then I’d scream, ‘Ow, ow, put it back!’
I am sure there is a right way and a wrong way and in today’s life, there are many different rules of being politically correct.
I’m fascinated with films that deal with strategy because there’s a right way and a wrong way to get the job done.
I did a video interview straight after the Scottish Cup Final and I reacted to some abuse from Twitter. Dangerous, of course. The Hibs fans took it that I didn’t care… they took it all the wrong way.
I know I rubbed people the wrong way.
To be sure, China is nowhere as powerful as the U.S., but it has acquired the ability to impose its will on individual nations around the world. From Australia to Germany, South Africa to South Korea, political leaders are careful not to rub China the wrong way.
Even the biggest of criminals don’t go through what I or my family went through. A small incident was portrayed in the wrong way in front of the world. Maybe that’s how the world works.
People hate me for whatever reasons they come up with, or they hate me because their friends said they should. What can I do about it? What can I do about people who look at things the wrong way? At the end of the day it’s like, ‘You’re wrong, I’m just a skateboarder. How can I help you?’
I don’t think there’s a good or wrong way of broadcasting. The more unique you are, the more opportunities you’re going to get.
Our view is that economic isolationism is the wrong way to go. Vibrant, successful growing economies that advance the interests of their citizens engage the global economy. And, we’re committed to engaging the global economy.
We want to get 80%-85% of predictions right, not 100%. Or else we calibrated our estimates in the wrong way.
If people do things without thinking them through, that rubs me up the wrong way.
Punishing people for listening to music is exactly the wrong way to protect the music business.
Sometimes, when I do certain looks, I don’t want the intention to be taken out of context or expressed in the wrong way.
I’m a player that wants to do their best for the team and work hard. And maybe people take that the wrong way, I don’t know.
We don’t want people to be afraid of saying something interesting on the off chance it’s taken the wrong way.
I don’t want to come across the wrong way, which is hard when being funny or sarcastic at times, but I also want to make my posts more interesting.
I played soccer, and I was the kid who ran the wrong way, or I was pretending to be some sort of zebra and I would flail my arms and kick up my legs.
We have the utmost respect for any team we play, football is a game where there is no right or wrong way of playing.
My life used to be like that game of freeze tag we played as kids. Once tagged, you had to freeze in the position you were in. Whenever something happened, I’d freeze like a statue, too afraid of moving the wrong way, of making the wrong decision. The problem is, if you stand still too long, that’s your decision.
In Orlando, I handled a lot of stuff the wrong way.
Sometimes it’s Tune-berg, sometimes Thunn-berg. I mean, I think it’s funny that everyone pronounces it differently. So, that is just – I don’t mind anyone pronouncing it wrong. There’s no wrong way to pronounce it. Everyone pronounces it in their own way.
To me, evil comes when you have a choice between that and good, and you choose the wrong way.
The last thing I want to appear is remotely jaded or bitter, which it could come across the wrong way.
There’s too many actors in LA. I mean, I’ll go out there from time to time, but I always find it pretty soul-destroying. I don’t drive, and the people kind of rub me the wrong way. It’s just not home. You know? It’s not New York. It’s not… my town.
When you grow up in a place, you always think it’s mundane. Then you travel around and live in different places, and you realise that you’ve got it the wrong way ’round.
I am for gay marriage. Or same-sex marriage. I don’t want to say it the wrong way. I think people are sensitive to it. I have been painted as being this right-wing zealot on choice. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Sometimes I let some of the small things take over. It can be a simple thing, like a call going the wrong way, and it takes me all off.
I did everything the wrong way round. I started in an odd place, with the wrong skill set and arguably worked backwards. I began my television career in Hong Kong, making longer format films from around Asia, then I went to the other extreme – presenting local London news.
When a player joins El Tri, he doesn’t want to do things the wrong way.
I’m not one of those people that’s to myself and just quiet. I’ve never been like that, man. I’ve always been kind of loud. I’m out there, man. I do my thing, but I don’t do it disrespectful. But when people rub me the wrong way, I rub people the wrong way. But I say what I say and I mean what I say.
I don’t want to be that guy that’s either arrogant or rubs people the wrong way.
‘Writing’ is the wrong way to describe what happens to words in a movie. First, you put down words. Then you rehearse them with actors. Then you shoot the words. Then you edit them. You cut a lot of them, you fudge them, you make up new ones in voice-over. Then you cut it and throw it all away.
If you’re going down the street and you’re going the wrong way, remember – God permits U-turns.
I’m the little dog who goes the wrong way – under the hoop.
There’s no wrong way to experience a film.
Train your girls, if someone is touching you the wrong way, slap him.
In every game, there’s three teams out there. There’s the two basketball teams and the team of officials. If the two teams are evenly matched, it can come down to number of possessions. If one out-of-bounds call goes the wrong way, that can be the difference.
It’s not mainland China that rubs me up the wrong way, it is the dictatorship that rubs me up the wrong way. It’s the freedom that we Chinese people are not allowed that rubs me up the wrong way.
There have been scenes and sequences I’ve done that I watch back now and cringe and think I dealt with that in completely the wrong way. Sometimes I’m too emotional – too invested, in that sense – but you learn, and then you don’t do it again.
Money can make money if you’re intelligent about it and don’t waste it the wrong way.
I did the ‘Justice League’ thing the wrong way. I read too much on the Internet. You can’t do that. The Internet is the devil. Or the Internet is not the devil – the comment boards are the devil.
I don’t want this to come out the wrong way, but in the ’60s and ’70s, I don’t know anybody who was known around the world like I was.
I call a spade a spade. If you’re doing things the wrong way, I’m going to let you know regardless if you’re the max-contract guy on the team or the two-way guy on the team.
There is no right or wrong way of playing football.
I argue that for every country to have an independent fuel cycle is the wrong way to go. Because any country which has a complete fuel cycle is a latent nuclear weapons country, in the sense that it is not far from making a nuclear weapon.
In a society which is structured the wrong way, piety has no effect.
Admitting that we ourselves are bar mitzvah boys is our way of letting non-Jews as well as Jews in the audience know that everything we’re doing is meant in good fun; we’re having fun with our background and don’t want to be taken in the wrong way.
More brands are waking up to their social responsibility and doing good work through cause marketing campaigns. Yet too many still go about it the wrong way. I mean ‘wrong’ in two senses. Firstly, they are marketing ineffectively, and secondly, as a consequence their positive social impact is not maximized.
I’d be lying if I didn’t say there were days when I went back and said, ‘I wish I’d done this. I should have done that. I handled this the wrong way.’ But it’s always in the motivation of getting better. I’ve never once looked in the mirror and said, ‘Oh boy, can’t do this one.’
It’s probably the wrong way round, I know, but I just love maths and doing equations. When I was a kid, I was really good at it, so when I was seven, I asked my mum what job lets you do maths and pays you for it. She said accountancy, and that was it. I was dead set.
Western record companies haven’t always dealt with African musicians in the best way. Giving them a lot of money and telling them they’re going to be bigger than Phil Collins is the wrong way to do it!
As a society, we somehow encourage the culture of silence. We are scared to rub powerful people the wrong way for fear of repercussions it might have on our career or social standing. Apathy of authorities does not help matters.
I had really bad obsessive-compulsive disorder. At its worst, I was compelled to leave my house at three o’clock in the morning and go out in the alley because I just knew that the paper-towel roll I threw in the recycling bin was uncomfortable, like it was lying the wrong way, and I would be down in the garbage.
I’m sure there’s a right way and there’s a wrong way. The bottom line is you have to do what you think is right.
All those good people huddling behind bars in gated communities – it’s the wrong way round. The others should have the bars.
I never liked talking about myself or my background because I hated bringing back bad memories. And sometimes when I talked, it would come out the wrong way, and I’d look like a jerk. That’s why I became an enigma to people.
For me, Mourinho is an extreme coach with focus on results who is not very concerned with glamour on the pitch. He puts the result above everything and if you get so many titles doing that, it is certainly not a wrong way.
I’m trying as best as I can and sometimes it comes out the wrong way, which is not good to see.
Comedy can always be taken the wrong way. If I do a bit that is meant to diffuse racism or sexism, I’m not going to avoid it on the chance that a small portion of the audience might take it the wrong way.
I watched ‘Free Willy’ probably 100 times. I nearly wore out the VHS tape. That movie was my introduction to Michael Madsen. When I finally saw ‘Reservoir Dogs’, I was like, ‘That’s the guy from ‘Free Willy’!’ – which is probably the wrong way around.
Some people work their entire lives to become a professional fighter and see certain guys with exposure or just a name, hop into the professional ranks. It can rub people the wrong way and have them very doubtful of your skills because they see first-hand the hard work and how many years it takes to master this.
I think it’s the wrong way around to say, ‘When you get older move to the country.’ I think when you get older you move to New York.
What does being a woman today mean? Is there a right way of doing it? Is there a wrong way of doing it? Different kinds of women, female friendships: It’s all pretty funny, and worth making fun of.
I mean, if you lined up 100 writers, you’d get 100 different ways in which they write. There’s no right way or wrong way to do it; it’s whatever your process is.
Putting the budget ahead of the policy is the wrong way to do it. It’s too often the way it’s done in Washington.
People now know of the word intervention and think they understand what it means, but more often than not they go about intervening the wrong way. I see people staging things on their own. But discussing the nature of somebody’s condition over breakfast isn’t an intervention.
I don’t want to be carried out of a club wearing a tie-dye T-shirt and a cap on the wrong way around when I am 70, but I would like to settle down a bit. Maybe with a partner.
What I feel is great acting might be rubbish for another filmmaker. There is no right or wrong way to do it. It all boils down to the trust between an actor and a director.
I’ve always balked at anything that feels like a clique, even if it’s not always in my best interest to do so. I like each individual, fedora-wearing hipster – it’s just the greater gestalt that rubs me the wrong way.
When a lot of things are going the wrong way for a country, for a people, when you can’t really think of anything worse than a war, you always try to take life on the brighter side and that’s how I grew up with my parents.
We play the right way at the Spurs. We don’t go about business the wrong way, we play hard and represent the Spurs the best way we can.
Unlike Europe, China can’t be intimidated. Europe backs down if the United States looks at it the wrong way. But China, they’ve been there for 3,000 years and are paying no attention to the barbarians and don’t see any need to.
There isn’t a right or wrong way to be depressed, anxious, or struggle with PTSD. Mental health challenges manifest differently for different people, and it’s important that people see that on-screen.
The whole ‘Secret’ sensation really rubbed me the wrong way; I just don’t believe in it. The grain of truth is that what you focus on you’ll get more of, and that’s got to do with the reticular activating system in your brain, not ‘The Secret.’
There are so many roads you can take that will lead you the wrong way, that nobody will hear your name.
I never said that I was going to do a documentary talking about my experiences of colourism. I think people took it the wrong way with the working title – ‘Leigh-Anne: Race and Colourism.’ That’s not what I was doing, I’m here to amplify the voices of darker-skinned women and hear their experiences.
There’s no right or wrong way to do things and I think a lot of the SoundCloud rappers with their DIY music are proving that to be true.