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Initially, it was about kids at the bottom rung of the social ladder,
by Jim McKay

Initially, it was about kids at the bottom rung of the social ladder,
due to their looks and their class background.
But they're also outsiders in terms of their peer group.
- Jim McKay

Kids who have no money are still figuring out a way -
somehow -
to dress nicely.
- Jim McKay

I think there are some very evil things about gentrification.
- Jim McKay

Kids - in a really good way - can talk about their
differences without the baggage that adults have.
- Jim McKay

 

Here were these college kids beating the Soviets and
going on to the Olympic Gold Medal.
To me, that's the greatest upset of all time in any
sport that I can think of.
- Jim McKay

I studied secondary education.
- Jim McKay

Working on the film really made me confront my opinions
about change and gentrification.
- Jim McKay

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Of course the Munich tragedy was the biggest event
in my career and the most terrible.
- Jim McKay

Well, this is the second time I've done New Directors.
- Jim McKay

So, when you see a kid with ratty jeans on,
wearing sneakers that aren't clean, you know they're
in a certain place economically.
I was interested in that experience.
- Jim McKay

One day I had an idea for a movie.
Everything came after that.
- Jim McKay

I like the way Wiseman builds a story in an unconventional way.
- Jim McKay

I was the first voice of Baltimore television in 1947.
- Jim McKay

This thing that Colin Powell's son is expected to do
is kind of scary when you think that television and
radio and newspapers are what make people think what they think.
- Jim McKay

I think Bob Costas is terrific.
He's so knowledgeable.
He can talk about any subject, not just sports.
- Jim McKay

Right now the thing that I have learned the most is
to be grateful that I have finally gotten to a point
where I am being paid to make films,
after eight years.
- Jim McKay

How you define yourself is a major issue for young people and adults alike.
- Jim McKay

Dick Enberg is still around and still being as good as he ever was.
- Jim McKay

I still haven't figured out how to have fun on a shoot.
- Jim McKay

On one hand, as a filmmaker, I don't want to make a
movie with guns everywhere.
- Jim McKay

Toward the end of school I started watching movies.
Got a job in a movie theater in Brookline,
Massachusetts.
- Jim McKay

I am playing with the assumptions that we have in our
everyday life when we are tripped up or fooled and we learn something,
that makes things exciting - I am having fun with that stuff,
but you have to manage it so it doesn't get too cute,
that's what I trying to work toward.
- Jim McKay

There are a lot of people who like to think they don't
have prejudices and that they're open people,
and yet, we all have that in ourselves,
oftentimes against people of our own race or our own gender or whatever.
- Jim McKay

But what I did think would be interesting is if we
created a fictitious story of our own,
and then took these stories that we had collected and
assigned them to characters who would be played by actors.
- Jim McKay

When you make work, your goal might not be first and
foremost to have as many people as possible see it,
but it might be more about honing your craft as a storyteller or making art,
but, there's no doubt about it, you want lots of people to see it.
- Jim McKay

If you're a kid who's not necessarily attractive,
and you don't have money, and you're not hip and cool,
chances are you're not going to feel good about yourself and want to be an actor.
- Jim McKay

Children are curious and are risk takers.
They have lots of courage.
They venture out into a world
that is immense and dangerous.
A child initially trusts life
and the processes of life.
- John Bradshaw

I think initially we wanted to use the first letter of the character's name.
We thought S was perfect.
- Joe Shuster

Initially we performed in halls with capacities of 1,000.
- Neville Marriner

Initially, I wanted to be an ice skater,
but then when I was 13 I saw Bye Bye Birdie,
and that was it - I wanted to be on Broadway.
- Liza Minelli

We initially targeted pager networks,
which have been suffering for the last decade due to cell phone sales.
- David Rose

A good place to start initially would be school plays.
- Sara Gilbert

In the 90's action pictures were all the rage.
As a woman, I was fed up with them and I initially
thought that the script was just another action film
dressed up as a period piece.
- Madeleine Stowe

I don't know if you've ever tried writing a Doctor Who story,
but it's a lot more difficult than it initially appears,
especially if you've got more than one assistant.
- Sarah Sutton

I began by doing physical yoga, initially just for the workout,
as exercise.
I would get peaceful and calm at the end of it,
and I was curious about that.
- Mariel Hemingway

I look forward to a lot more free time,
at least initially, with my wife, Lisa,
and our three children.
- Steve Yzerman

I was so opposed to the war in Vietnam that I initially
refused President Nixon's urgings for me to go there.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

Notwithstanding these major arguments the wave theory
initially did not meet with complete acceptance.
- Max von Laue

Familiarity with your lover is what initially makes sex really good.
- Susie Bright

I moved to New York from California when I was 11,
so initially I was seen as the California person for a while.
I didn't feel like I was popular, but I did feel confident.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

Initially, the horrific images of September 11th triggered
an enormous wave of solidarity.
- Ulrich Beck

Initially with The Butcher Boy, there was this kid
growing up in this strange,
weird environment that I remember from when I was a kid.
And Patrick's vision was so complete there.
- Neil Jordan

The cows have ID numbers.
And we should be able, throughout the investigation,
which is ongoing as we speak, to be able to track that
cow back to where it came from initially.
- Ann Veneman

The mask of the character was already written into the show,
but I actually lobbied for a denser and more complete
mask than they initially considered.
- Rene Auberjonois

Initially, the site was favourably reviewed in a leading
new media publication and the word spread.
- Benjamin Cohen

I was initially a leading man, but only on television.
- Gary Cole

In a way, the popularity of Corona came too fast for its own good,
initially.
We took a few steps back.
- Carlos Alvarez

There are some very significant changes in the way
the fluids are distributed in our body,
the way our heart functions initially,
and as well as our bone and muscle.
- Laurel Clark

Certainly from the rehearsal process with Elizabeth
I think it was very clear.
Well let me start again.
We were initially supposed to be more combative.
- Jennifer Beals

It's about somebody initially knowing more about it
than you do but eventually you learn a lot about it
yourself and practise the skills and techniques that you've been taught.
- Lynn Davies

If a chairman sacks the manager he initially appointed,
he should go as well.
- Brian Clough

I think the reaction to a World War II situation would
be the same today as it was in 1942.
Initially, people would question, but once patriotism got stirred up,
the whole thing would gather momentum and we'd all pull together.
- Parker Stevenson

I was initially recruited while I was in business school
back in the late sixties by the National Security Agency,
the nation's largest and least understood spy organization;
but ultimately I worked for private corporations.
- John Perkins

I wasn't originally taking drama, but the drama teacher
asked me to audition for Bye,
Bye Birdie.
I did and got the lead role.
Initially I was kind of scared, but once I did it I
got bitten by the bug and loved it.
- Kevin Richardson

The truth is, I initially became a singer-songwriter
while still in my teens because it was the only way
to guarantee that somebody on earth would sing the songs I was writing.
Since then, I've performed just about everywhere:
rock clubs,
concerts halls, arenas, TV.
- Rupert Holmes

During my six years with them Dr Garnet Davey (subsequently
Research Director) constantly supported me and,
I have no doubt, fought many battles on my behalf to
keep the initially controversial programme going.
- James W. Black

The project which we developed, however,
was for a sound piece and I was initially curious that
a sculptor should be interested in working with a musician,
especially on a project for radio.
- Gavin Bryars

But it then very soon became clear that the response
of a war against terrorism,
initially conceived of in a metaphorical sense,
began to be taken increasingly seriously and came to
entail waging a real war.
- Ulrich Beck

Initially I had intended to study medicine,
but before going to University I had decided that I
would be better suited to a career in which I could
concentrate my activities and interests more on a single
goal than appeared to be possible in my father's profession.
- Frederick Sanger

Initially, I had two thoughts.
First, this is a very large conspiracy;
and second,
our children in Washington.
We knew there were a few unidentified planes that may
have been headed for the White House or the Capitol Building.
- Mercer Reynolds

What that means initially is that you have alot of
products that are only slightly better games in the
same genre on another machine -
and the titles that really take advantage of the machine come along later.
- Trip Hawkins

I don't think, there's no possible way for me,
anyway, to play a character that I haven't found some
sort of sublime compassion for and I related to Deborah on a way that almost,
initially, almost in a way maybe someone in the audience might.
- Tea Leoni

This one, even though it called for San Francisco,
I think they wanted to initially shoot part of the film up here,
you know get the exteriors and then go back to L.A.
We really fought to get it up here and I think Paramount was really pleased.
- Philip Kaufman

I came at age in the '60s, and initially my hopes and
dreams were invested in politics and the movements of the time -
the anti-war movement,
the civil rights movement.
I worked on Bobby Kennedy's campaign for president
as a teenager in California and the night he was killed.
- David Talbot

The constraints of melodrama can be a great blessing,
because they demand that all the characters involved -
as absurd and extreme as they may initially seem -
must stay utterly rooted in their own reality,
or the whole project collapses.
- Stanley Tucci

Initially, I know that I handled it worse than she
did and I think partly because I've always been...
every bit of adversity I've faced up until the last
year and a half is adversity I brought upon myself -
or the opposing teams have given me.
- Brett Favre

Initially I probably didn't even call it acting,
but dressing up or something.
As a kid I think you fully imagine the world in which you want to inhabit,
so you put some clothes on and just kind of freely imagine this world,
and it's a total imaginary world.
- Hugo Weaving

Initially we both did a bit of everything towards making
each game but as we began to hire people and the business
grew we naturally went in different directions,
and away from the coalface of development.
- Andrew Oliver

And initially, a lot of companies avoid trying to make
a really radical new kind of title for a new system,
because that would involve learning a new machine and
learning how to make the new title at the same time.
- Trip Hawkins

This does not mean that every copyright must prove its value initially.
That would be a far too cumbersome system of control.
But it does mean that every system or category of copyright
or patent should prove its worth.
- Lawrence Lessig

Initially charged with assaulting a police officer
and resisting arrest I was held for 36 hours,
was beaten by cops and made to stand spread eagled
against the cell wall for 12 hours with no food or water,
until I collapsed.
Everyone was strip searched on the way in.
- John Blair


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