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I was stuck with looking like a girl.
by Adam Rickitt

I was stuck with looking like a girl.
As soon as I got out of music it was straight off to the hairdressers.
- Adam Rickitt

I'm the first to admit I've had a sheltered life.
I grew up in the country and went to a boarding school.
It was all just part of the business -
be nice to everyone and all that.
- Adam Rickitt

Since an early age I was taught to be very politically
aware and knew from childhood that the process was
something I wanted to contribute towards if I could.
- Adam Rickitt

Drugs ruin peoples lives, break up families and have
disastrous effects on our communities.
- Adam Rickitt

 

I don't honestly know why they offered me the part in Rent.
- Adam Rickitt

I think all of the parties still have some way to go
to better utilise IT in campaigns.
- Adam Rickitt

I always wanted to act.
- Adam Rickitt

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I did manage to secure a feature film for 2005,
though, which I'm really chuffed about.
- Adam Rickitt

The duty of responsibility placed on any MP is one
of the greatest honours that can be bestowed and I
for one don't believe the Conservative Party would
abuse that trust by selecting someone who did not have the goods to do the job,
just for the sake of media coverage.
- Adam Rickitt

I think a good MP is someone who cares for their community
and becomes their champion,
which is why I will make my home in any seat I am lucky
enough to be selected for.
Looks play no part in the equation, what matters is
your ideas and connecting them to the electorate.
- Adam Rickitt

I have no great urge to be minister of this or minister of that,
but instead would feel incredible blessed to have the
opportunity to be a champion for a constituency and fight for their cause.
- Adam Rickitt

With regard to the youth vote we should encourage them
to partake in the process,
making more use of our education system to show the
role Government plays in their lives,
but also utilise the youth media they relate to to
better connect them to our message.
- Adam Rickitt

I think church and state should remain entirely separate at all costs,
and that the decision of religious marriage should
be of each faith to debate and decide free of political influence.
- Adam Rickitt

However saying that I totally support the concept of
civil partnerships in the eyes of the law,
and think it a disgrace that same sex couples have
had to wait so long for legal rights,
protection and recognition.
- Adam Rickitt

I realised that the only time I really enjoyed music
was when I was in the studio writing.
So even though it was a six album deal,
they saw quite early on that I wasn't enjoying it as I should be.
I didn't feel there was anything behind it.
- Adam Rickitt

I've never had a chance to sit down and enjoy what's happened -
I've been too panicked about the next move.
So I took some time out.
I thought either I do this now or in 10 years' time
I'll end up in the Priory.
- Adam Rickitt

Don't get me wrong, some of the mis-informed articles
I have read over the last few weeks have been incredibly frustrating,
but for my part I fully appreciate the opportunity
I have been given and want to grasp it firmly.
- Adam Rickitt

The evidence that things are changing fast can be seen
in the dramatic increase in the influence of blogging.
We should be collecting emails as we used to collect
telephone numbers and using them to better communicate
our message to key voters.
- Adam Rickitt

After believing in promises made and never fulfilled by Labour,
people have become increasingly disenchanted with the
process assuming that all politicians will say anything to gain power,
and then never follow through.
- Adam Rickitt

For me it's more important to look at each constituency
individually and find a community I feel I can serve
to the best of my abilities,
and where I feel I can make a real difference,
and further their cause.
- Adam Rickitt

There is a real diversity of talent and background
on the A list so as to better reflect our society in all walks.
There are people who have been candidates before,
Councillors, Doctors, business leaders,
charity campaigners.
- Adam Rickitt

I think people forget that to be on the A list you
first had to go through the original graded Parliamentary Selection Board.
I did that and then like everyone else had the further
interviews to get onto the A list.
- Adam Rickitt

Do you feel stuck?
Whether in a project, a job, a relationship,
or some other situation,
there is a time for perseverance,
and a time for letting go and moving on.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Often, we get stuck on a question
for which we can't find an acceptable answer.
That is a good time to consider asking a different question.
Every question is based on some assumptions -
usually invisible assumptions that we don't see, unless we go looking.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Some things cannot be spoken or discovered until
we have been stuck, incapacitated,
or blown off course for awhile.
- David Whyte

We are composed of self-contradictions.
Each of us is loving in some moments - hateful in others.
Patient and calm sometimes - harried by urgency at others.
Understanding - and self-absorbed.
Reassuring - and sarcastic.
Generous - and greedy.
Trusting - and jealous.
Comforting - and snappish.
Original - and stuck in a rut.
Thankful - and needy.
Forgiving - and vengeful.
Nurturing ourself - and stuffing ourself with fast food.
Honoring our bodies - and overstressing.
Being Joyful - and Suffering.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

God writes a lot of comedy... the trouble is,
he's stuck with so many bad actors
who don't know how to play funny.
- Garrison Keillor

I'd rather do a lot of movies than a TV series and
do a lot of different roles than be stuck in one TV thing.
- Noah Hathaway

The biggest misconception about me is the bad-boy image
that everyone stuck me into due to my tattoos,
drug days and the constant changes I make with my hair color.
- A. J. McLean

I don't mean this in a stuck-up way,
but I needed an attitude song.
- Gwen Stefani

I never believed I wouldn't make it -
and perhaps that's why I've always found work.
I've always stuck at everything I've ever done.
I absolutely won't give up.
- Amanda Holden

I'm deeply driven and want my finger stuck in every pot there is.
- Michael Musto

I gave 'em a sword.
And they stuck it in, and they twisted it with relish.
And I guess if I had been in their position,
I'd have done the same thing.
- Richard M. Nixon

I want to be like the athletes who seem stuck in time.
When you see them at 50, you say they probably can still run like a champ.
- Tyra Banks

Many Sunnis, who are still stuck in the Saddam era
mindset and believe Iraq belongs to them,
are trying to prevent a new country from developing at all.
- Brent Scowcroft

I haven't stuck to any formula.
Most great writers stick to the same style,
but I wanted to be more various.
- Irwin Shaw

Yes, Carl Vine stuck around.
He's now number one composer for choreography.
- Graeme Murphy

I've been stuck on John Eldredge lately.
He's all about being a warrior outside of the church.
I hate to think about this kind of stuff -
I just like to do it.
- John Tesh

I've always stuck with Gibsons.
I've had Guilds and Fenders, too, but I always wind
up going back to Gibsons.
- Tommy Shaw

The Crafty Cockney had a picture of the owner dressed up as a copper,
so I brought it home, wore it on TV and the name just stuck.
- Eric Bristow

Frisbeetarianism is the belief that when you die,
your soul goes up on the roof and gets stuck.
- George Carlin

You know, when you've established a certain thing,
what can you do? You're stuck with it.
- George Shearing

We're like old people now playing music.
I'm so glad we stuck it out because it's a lot better.
I used to feel kind of anxious.
Now our apprenticeship is over.
- Thurston Moore

When everyone goes home, you're stuck with yourself.
- Layne Staley

But once we got on the air, everybody except Morey
Amsterdam pretty much stuck to the script.
- Dick Van Dyke

You know why we're stuck with the myth that only black
people have soul? Because white people don't let themselves feel things.
- Janis Joplin

I like to think that we've got a plan,
so let's stick to it.
That said, once we've stuck to it, we're allowed as
much improvisation as anyone cares to indulge themselves in.
- Guy Ritchie

You and I are stuck with the necessity of taking the
worst of two evils or none at all.
So-I'm taking the immature Democrat as the best of the two.
Nixon is impossible.
- Harry S. Truman

I just sat down and thought, I'm going to write a song today,
I'm going to give it a try.
So I just stuck it on a tape like everything else.
That was just another song.
- Jules Shear

And it really is a good feeling to get up there and make that sound.
I'm not stuck in a time warp, because I can use as
many of the old songs as I want to,
just the favorites.
- Dan Hicks

I was stuck in the benefits of being a known comedian.
- Andrea Martin

Be in the habit of experimenting with your clothing
so that you don't get stuck for life with a self-image
developed over the course of high school.
- Marilyn vos Savant

The first thing that stuck in the minds of the disciples was not the empty tomb,
but rather the empty grave clothes -
undisturbed in form and position.
- Josh McDowell

If you see swarms of guys coming around you,
you have to try and avoid being stuck on the kerb.
- Michael East

The pigs stuck out their little feet and snored.
- Elizabeth Bishop

Diamonds are nothing more than chunks of coal that stuck to their jobs.
- Malcolm Forbes

Even Woodstock turned out to be a disaster.
Everybody was stuck in the mud and people got sick.
- Johnny Rivers

A wonderful emotion to get things moving when one is stuck is anger.
It was anger more than anything else that had set me off,
roused me into productivity and creativity.
- Mary Garden

I was really stuck in the whole Farah Fawcett hairdo
long after it was past being in fashion.
- Cindy Margolis

It's not a sport you get famous at.
If I wanted to be famous, I would have stuck with hockey.
- Eric Heiden

I always felt Jimmy was trapped in Hollywood.
He felt it himself.
He loved aviation so much and he wanted to be able to do more of that.
He somehow just got stuck here.
- Kim Novak

I don't know really, it doesn't feel like it has changed
to me but I think to have to move with the times.
Try out different areas and not get stuck in 1978.
- Jo Brand

Switzerland is a small, steep country,
much more up and down than sideways,
and is all stuck over with large brown hotels built
on the cuckoo clock style of architecture.
- Ernest Hemingway

I don't like cruises.
Period.
My biggest nightmare is being stuck on a boat.
- Joe Flanigan

We have to look forward and keep filming new films
and not get stuck in the past.
- Nick Park

I'm the worst person to be stuck with in a traffic jam.
- Larry King

On the other hand when you are someone who records
their own songs you are basically stuck writing for
one voice and for one style that can stifle you a bit.
It's a real trade off.
- Cynthia Weil

The only spoof I think is the title,
which was just we thought of very early on and it kind of stuck.
- Simon Pegg

An epigram is but a feeble thing - With straw in tail,
stuck there by way of sting.
- William Cowper

If you are playing repertoire material,
you're stuck.
There's not huge amounts you can do.
- Robert Fripp

A few years ago I was at a party and this guy threw me over his shoulder,
ran across the street, put me in his car,
and stuck his tongue in my mouth.
- Rachel Bilson


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