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I picked books by their covers - the worse the cover,
by Ahmet Zappa

I picked books by their covers - the worse the cover,
the more I wanted to read it.
- Ahmet Zappa

The way this whole novel thing came together was,
I sold them one bill of goods and then didn't communicate very well.
I am like Captain Run-on Sentence.
- Ahmet Zappa

When we had to do book reports, I would pick a book
that no one read and just make it up and turn that in.
I got praised for my imagination.
- Ahmet Zappa

I had this whole ritual with my mother making the bed
with me inside it so I would be invisible.
- Ahmet Zappa

 

I collect things that just look retarded.
- Ahmet Zappa

I miss my Dad.
My Dad loved cheesy monster movies, so we'd have Godzilla movie marathons.
Those are some of my favorite memories,
laughing at how the monster outfits were so bad,
like black garbage bags for heads.
- Ahmet Zappa

I had not picked up a tennis racket in 15 years,
so I tried.
- Matthew Ashford

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Just by luck, I picked good heroes to worship.
- Charles Kuralt

As a child I knew almost nothing, nothing beyond what
I had picked up in my grandmother's house.
All children, I suppose, come into the world like that,
not knowing who they are.
- V. S. Naipaul

Ali's belief in himself was something I picked up on,
and it's become my own philosophy.
- Sugar Ray Leonard

It's not so much the amount of tax we pay -
it's the sense that our pocket's being picked without
our knowing what's going on.
- Andrew J. Bacevich

Jesus picked up twelve men from the bottom ranks of
business and forged them into an organisation that conquered the world.
- Bruce Barton

I'd always liked to read, but when I picked up books
I wasn't getting the same kind of excitement from them
that I was from going out clubbing.
I wanted to get the same kind of feel.
- Irvine Welsh

Peter was sick of being a pop star, the guitar god,
and so he decided to teach himself other instruments.
Among the instruments that he picked up was the mandolin.
- Michael Stipe

Nobody likes to be picked on.
Nobody.
- Whitney Houston

If part of the purpose of making an album is to get some radio play,
then you might as well think about that.
But that's not really how we picked the songs.
- Mike Gordon

Well...
Actually I got picked because I was the only one who fit the wedding gown -
they had my size.
- Kevin McDonald

We just did a few takes of a song and just picked the best one.
It was real organic and genuine.
- Lucinda Williams

I was planning on my future as a homeless person.
I had a really good spot picked out.
- Larry David

I think voiceover is an adjunct that actors have picked
up that have given us some security.
- Robert Stack

I thought I would keep the first name Susan and change
the last name but I picked up this book and as I opened
it the lead character in it was called Morgan Brittany.
- Morgan Brittany

If you were in the film industry at that time,
you were always picked up by directors who were much older.
You were whisked about and shown things.
I did work very hard though.
- Diane Cilento

I think teaching should be an exalted profession,
not a picked-on profession.
- Charles Schumer

After World War II society had to settle back for a
moment before it picked up the 20th century.
- Stella Blum

My iPod that was programmed by Peter Buck.
It has 7,000 songs hand-picked for me by him.
- Michael Stipe

And then when they picked me as premiere,
I don't think I feel, you know, different.
For me, the position mean responsibility,
but that's all.
- Nguyen Cao Ky

Once I picked up an electric guitar,
I lost interest in piano,
and I just wanted to rock.
I studied piano for so long, I got burned out on it.
- Juliana Hatfield

That's what my Dad always told me, on the ballot,
they should always have a third choice,
like none of the above, then if enough people picked that,
they'd have to get new candidates.
- Meg White

When I came back to it, we amicably separated from Warner Bros.
I just picked up where I left off, trying to write the rest of this record.
It took awhile to get out.
- Joan Jett

Why couldn't Obama have picked somebody respectable as his running mate,
you know, like John Kerry did?
- Ann Coulter

It's not just buying the company.
Sure, we picked the right companies,
and we picked the right management and,
most importantly, we've given them the right incentive to perform.
- Henry Kravis

I've always thought that having an attractive free
agent is better than a guy who was picked in the seventh round.
- David Dunn

When a film like Chris Nolan's Memento cannot get picked up,
to me independent film is over.
It's dead.
- Steven Soderbergh

Artists don't always know.
Almost every song I ever recorded that was a hit at
the majors that the promotional people picked I didn't think it would be a hit.
I was wrong every time!
- Roy Ayers

Khrushchev reminds me of the tiger hunter who has picked
a place on the wall to hang the tiger's skin long before he has caught the tiger.
This tiger has other ideas.
- John F. Kennedy

I'd been in a vicious cycle and circle of people and couldn't see my way out.
So I picked myself up one day about 15 years ago and
moved where I didn't know anyone.
- Chaka Khan

I write screenplays that don't get made and pilots
that don't get picked up,
and I re-write other people's movies,
and those are all different kinds of fees.
- Bruce Vilanch

We picked the Red Sox because they lose.
If you root for something that loses for 86 years,
you're a pretty good fan.
You don't have to win everything to be a fan of something.
- Jimmy Fallon

The meaning I picked, the one that changed my life:
Overcome fear,
behold wonder.
- Richard Bach

I was singing in a mall, and I picked a girl to come up onstage with me.
As I was grabbing her hand, I fell off the stage.
It felt like I was in the air forever,
flying like Superman.
- Aaron Carter

I actually picked up copies of Decline I and II at a flea market once.
I walked out without paying.
- Penelope Spheeris

There will always be someone being picked on at school,
and it's not going to go away.
- Alexa Vega

I picked all the tunes before I went to Memphis,
and the band was all set.
Willie Mitchell is an arranger like I am,
and he let me do what I had to do.
- Otis Rush

To make money I picked up work as a busboy,
valet parker, skateboard shop employee.
- David Spade

Certain people who care about me a lot have said 'You don't play the game,
and if you don't play the game, you don't get picked
for the team all the time.
- Rosie Perez

I don't really count myself as a very sophisticated businessperson.
I'm a creative artist.
All I know from business I've picked up along the way.
- Mick Jagger

My parents couldn't handle my energy so they enrolled
me in every sport the school was offering.
I didn't resent it because I loved sports and picked them up easily.
- Channing Tatum

I'm the age now that Rock was when he picked me up,
so I can understand how he felt - how his fame limited his freedom.
You get kinder as you go along.
- Armistead Maupin

I picked up the writing on the very day he died.
It was the only consolation I could find.
- Wilfrid Sheed

I mean, I gotta say one of the greatest victories on
that show was when we got picked up for the back nine of the first season,
and they made it a full order.
- Will Arnett

We toyed with the idea of making it a double album,
but I think that would only have confused everybody even more,
so we decided to stick with the songs we picked.
- Thom Yorke

We then went through the audition process and picked
a guy named Richard Campbell and he is no secret to L.A.
players as he was with Natalie Cole for years and Three Dog Night.
- Gerry Beckley

Ever since I started to get recognition I've picked
out certain fans and reverse-stalked them.
- Jim Carrey

I pitched a storyline, and as far as I know it's been picked up.
It's for the third and final episode I'm contracted to do.
But I can't give any spoilers.
- Corin Nemec

You know, it comes from my mother's side of the family.
She had seven sisters and one brother,
and all of them could play instruments.
I suppose I picked it up from that.
- Mel Tillis

I like playing around with the words;
I love it when I feel like I've picked the exact right
word to describe whatever it is I'm trying to describe.
- Margaret Haddix

I just picked up golf, it was good, give me a chance to play golf.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

I was a pretty insecure kid, didn't have a lot of friends,
and was picked on a lot, and music gave me confidence.
- Sarah McLachlan

This is one hell of a business I picked to be in.
- Taylor Dayne

I picked up the Joss Stone album, Josh Groban,
and the new Norah Jones.
I love, love, love Norah.
- Deborah Cox

From the moment I picked your book up until I laid it down,
I was convulsed with laughter.
Someday I intend reading it.
- Groucho Marx

He is the king.
If it hadn't been for Link Wray and 'Rumble,'
I would have never picked up a guitar.
- Pete Townshend

I began demonstrating against serious culture.
In hindsight, the actual course of events has been very humiliating for me,
because no one picked up on the intellectual critique I made.
- Henry Flynt

Happiness grows at our own firesides,
and is not to be picked in strangers' gardens.
- Douglas William Jerrold

But then you have to write a song, so at that point,
I picked up the reins and started to write lyrics.
- Jim Capaldi

There was so long from when we did the pilot and then
when the show was eventually picked up by Comedy Central -
and,
in fact, we had to shoot the pilot twice.
- Thomas Lennon

I had developed a sitcom with UPN, but it wasn't picked up.
- Charisma Carpenter

You know, dramas are much more expensive to do than say a comedy,
so any kind of deficit like that is picked up on when
it comes time for them to pick up new shows.
- Paul Guilfoyle

My dear, since Eve picked the apple no woman's ever
been taken entirely unawares.
When a woman's kissed it's because, deep down,
she wants to be kissed.
- Philip Dunne

It Might As Well Be Spring...
I used to sing that as a young girl in my voice lessons.
Then I picked it up again and it spoke to me in a whole new way.
- Bernadette Peters

We get picked up in these Rolls Royces and get three
miles down the highway and five cop cars pull us over.
- Johnny Thunders


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