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John McPhee Quotes and Sayings

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He liked to go from A to B without inventing letters between.
- John McPhee

I never saw a discontented tree.
They grip the ground as though they liked it,
and though fast rooted, they travel about as far as we do.
- John Muir

I liked being a teenager, but I would not go back for all the tea in China.
- Rob Lowe

I remember going to church about four times a week.
I liked it a lot.
- Victoria Jackson

 

Mick Jagger and I just really liked each other a lot.
We talked all night.
We had the same views on nuclear disarmament.
- Jerry Hall

My parents put skates on me at age 2,
the way it should be if you're serious,
and I've always liked it.
- Bonnie Blair

I liked The Slipper and the Rose, as I have already mentioned,
because it was such a lovely film to do.
- Julie Harris

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The cast called her Lucy, but everyone else called her Mrs.
Ball.
She was honest with people.
If she liked you, you knew it.
If she didn't, you knew it, also.
- Keith Thibodeaux

I like the Gap ad, the khaki one.
I liked that.
- Jay Chiat

I loved fairy tales when I was a kid.
Grimm.
The grimmer the better.
I loved gruesome gothic tales and, in that respect,
I liked Bible stories, because to me they were very gothic.
- Amy Tan

I was one who liked to work with my hands as well as my brain.
- William Standish Knowles

I think it was the fact that I liked it so much that
made the writing just come out of me automatically.
- James Herriot

I just loved the guitar when it came along.
I loved it.
The banjo was something I really liked,
but when the guitar came along, to me that was my first love in music.
- Doc Watson

I like the job. That's what I'll miss the most...
I'm not sure anybody ever liked this as much as I've liked it.
- William J. Clinton

The only reason I would have liked to have gone to
university is because I like cricket.
Not a very good reason to want to go,
but as good as any, I suppose.
- Jeffrey Bernard

I liked sculpting better than painting.
You have more freedom in sculpting.
- Anthony Quinn

I also have always liked the monster within idea.
I like the zombies being us.
Zombies are the blue-collar monsters.
- George A. Romero

If someone who knows what's going on comes up and says they liked the music,
I appreciate that.
- John Lurie

I used to do kickboxing, because I liked the cute outfits.
- Monica Keena

I never cared for fashion much, amusing little seams and witty little pleats:
it was the girls I liked.
- David Bailey

I don't like spinach, and I'm glad I don't,
because if I liked it I'd eat it, and I just hate it.
- Clarence Darrow

At home we're the hosts, and I never liked the idea
of being embarrased in front of our friends.
- Knute Rockne

I really liked the Seattle movement.
- Axl Rose

I liked tap, because I liked hearing the results of my movements.
- Suzanne Farrell

I was an observer.
I liked to listen rather than openly express myself.
This trait is something that I've retained over the years.
- Giorgio Armani

I had temping jobs also.
I liked the flexibility.
There was no asking for time off; you just didn't work.
- Todd Barry

Having seen a non-market economy, I suddenly understood
much better what I liked about a market economy.
- Esther Dyson

I liked myself better when I wasn't me.
- Carol Burnett

I suppose when I started out I would have liked to
have been the darling of critics or something,
but everybody wants to be loved and admired.
- John Milius

I never liked mellow sounding guitar.
- Tom Verlaine

The groups, though, were my inspiration way back then.
I liked Frankie Lyman and the Teenagers.
- Eddie Floyd

When I drank, I had a very different attitude towards my playing.
It was sloppier but I kind of liked it that way.
It was like the alcohol was telling my mind what to do.
- Mick Mars

We gained a great deal of prestige, but not much money.
We liked to work so much we couldn't hide it and the
club owners paid us accordingly.
- Judy Holliday

John Lennon and Ringo Starr liked my songs.
I used to write songs and they heard me sing songs on stage in London.
- Ben Kingsley

I loved playing Go Go, because the character's so extreme.
And she's pretty close to my real character.
Especially the fact that she liked her sword with a lot of accessories.
- Chiaki Kuriyama

It shifted attention away from that and I've never
been someone who liked the attention from the media anyway.
- Steffi Graf

I'm not really the type to wear my heart on my sleeve.
I would let someone know if I liked them,
but it takes a while for me to fall in love.
- Joshua Jackson

By the time I did that third solo album,
I'd finally learned how to do it, but I'd also learned
that I liked being in a band.
- Tommy Shaw

I had been working in colour for ten years or so and
looked at digital and liked the possibilities it gave me.
- Fay Godwin

I liked working in a series, going to work every day
and not having to leave town for long locations.
I was producing them and building an audience.
- Robert Wagner

The last two records I liked playing a lot.
- Kim Gordon

Actually, I didn't like Dartmouth very much,
but the whole theater scene I really liked.
- Rachel Dratch

I don't smoke pot.
I never liked it.
- Kirstie Alley

I got too fed up with films that didn't make you think.
I liked the idea of one that you'd have to be dancing around with.
I like my mind to be engaged when I watch a film.
- Guy Ritchie

It didn't take long to establish myself,
as far as people thinking my work was good.
They liked it from the start.
- Harvey Pekar

No one had ever told me that whites were supposed to
sing one kind of music and blacks another -
I sang what I liked in the only voice I had.
- Charley Pride

I liked the energy of cooking, the action,
the camaraderie.
I often compare the kitchen to sports and compare the chef to a coach.
There are a lot of similarities to it.
- Todd English

I love sitting down and talking to people.
CNBC gave me a chance to do it in a way that I liked.
They gave me a chance to also develop the skills to learn from my mistakes.
- Daisy Fuentes

I met the Radicals and we liked each other reciprocally.
- Emma Bonino

They liked me so long as the liquor flowed at my house,
but I haven't seen any of them around lately.
- Bud Abbott

I did grow up with a really big interest in math and science;
I liked it.
- Linda M. Godwin

I would say old school cats like Redman and Wu-tang.
My style is my style, those are just cats that I liked.
- Obie Trice

I'd have liked to have leant against walls in thrillers.
- Celia Johnson

I've always liked new writing.
- Imelda Staunton

In The Name of the King is the right title.
To be honest, I don't know who had the final idea for
the title but I liked it and it has a strong connection to the movie's story.
- Uwe Boll

I don't like overdubs, never liked them.
- Lou Reed

I have always wanted to be liked and respected.
- O. J. Simpson

It's really a sad story, and I liked that.
The songs on this album talk about relationships in every aspect.
- Aaliyah

I never was coddled, or liked, or understood by my family.
- Ethel Waters

There are at least 50 cities in the world that would
have liked to obtain the Getty Collection.
- Paul Getty

I liked Truman very much.
He was precise and businesslike.
After a while, it was his turn.
- Lord Mountbatten

My children didn't when they were little because I
thought that they had to be of a certain age.
I hoped they liked me well enough not to want to see
me in that sort of a spot.
- Fay Wray

I remember Mr. Mayer very well.
He sort of liked to be the father - no,
he liked to be treated like you thought he was Daddy,
but he didn't treat you like Daddy at all.
- Jackie Cooper

But I couldn't cut that whole septic tank scene out
because the audience liked it so much.
So I sort of fell right back into getting a cheap laugh,
but I still loved it.
- Jay Roach

I have always liked a challenge.
- Damon Hill

To me, it's the kiss of death when you start winking
at the audience as an actor.
I just never liked it.
I don't like it when we do monologues,
looking into the character.
- Thomas Jane

I really enjoyed hanging out with some of the teachers.
This one chemistry teacher, she liked hanging out.
I liked making explosives.
We would stay after school and blow things up.
- Maya Lin

Yes, I did some rewrites of the show as some of the
stuff was not very good and I worked my butt off to
make it something that the audience liked and that I could be proud of.
- Gil Gerard

When I was singing, everybody liked me.
- Nana Mouskouri

As much as I liked and admired the various members of the Kennedy family,
my first loyalty was to Jackie.
- Pierre Salinger

I was always in plays at school and in school concerts -
you could say I liked to show off.
- George Cole


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