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One's mind has a way of making itself up in the background,
and it suddenly becomes clear what one means to do.
- A. C. Benson

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My family background was deeply Christian.
- Abbe Pierre

I grew up in Fall River, Massachusetts.
My background was modest, and I worked at a Portuguese bakery in town.
- Emeril Lagasse

With my background, I came out of the theater.
- Joe Morton

 

Without the meditative background that is criticism,
works become isolated gestures, historical accidents,
soon forgotten.
- Milan Kundera

The business of the advertiser is to see that we go
about our business with some magic spell or tune or
slogan throbbing quietly in the background of our minds.
- Marshall McLuhan

I can move my characters through it easily,
because I understand the background;
I've really studied it.
- Jean M. Auel

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I have a strong dance background.
I danced from age five till 18, and that helps a lot.
Doing a fight routine is like doing a dance routine.
- Yvonne Strahovski

In the initial season of a show, you're figuring out
your character and their life and their background
and you're putting together all the chapters of the book.
- Sophia Bush

All my songs were solo voices.
Just me singing.
In fact, that was the gimmick - no gimmick.
Just singing straight with not too much background.
- Bobby Vinton

Before the arrival of the Credit Union,
people who were from the poor background or a working
class background couldn't borrow from banks.
- John Hume

On a standard space shuttle crew, two of the astronauts
have a test pilot background -
the commander and the pilot.
- Sally Ride

Yeah, well I've always played comedy.
My background is musical comedy theatre and that's
really where my training is.
As an actor, that's my training.
- Christopher Walken

No novel is a clone of any preceding one,
though with a background cast of characters and things
that has grown to thousands,
there are many familiar aspects.
- Piers Anthony

Hitch was interested in what I had to offer,
like one of my background ideas for Norman's upbringing.
- Joseph Stefano

We come from a tough, working class background,
so we're very tight.
- Tony Scott

Well, I think everything I've ever read contributes
to the background from which I write.
- Jack Vance

The conception of background music is changing.
You use less and less of it these days.
- Satyajit Ray

One difference between poetry and lyrics is that lyrics
sort of fade into the background.
They fade on the page and live on the stage when set to music.
- Stephen Sondheim

The revolution is carried out by means of one's thought,
not through one's family background.
- Kim Jong Il

Now learning a bit more about footballers I think what they need to do well,
is someone who really wants to stay in the background
and just be a strong support.
- Anna Friel

Stage work, that's all I have in my background.
Wasteland was my first TV experience.
Dawson's was my first long-term, I mean the entire season of 22 episodes.
- Sasha Alexander

I felt better being in the background.
That's the way I like it.
- Stefan Edberg

What everyone in the astronaut corps shares in common
is not gender or ethnic background,
but motivation, perseverance, and desire -
the desire to participate in a voyage of discovery.
- Ellen Ochoa

My athleticism was really the core to social acceptance,
because in those days the overwhelming number of students
came from more of a public school background than I did.
- Roger Bannister

I wasn't a great background singer.
- Faith Hill

The discipline of desire is the background of character.
- John Locke

My background was in performing originally.
- Cy Coleman

I'm inclined to think that a military background wouldn't hurt anyone.
- William Faulkner

Head Start is designed to ensure that all children -
regardless of their family's income,
race, or ethnic background - are able to enter kindergarten ready to learn.
- Lucille Roybal-Allard

When you have a background in combat sports,
people think you're this martial arts expert,
but really I'm just a guy who is able to do certain
things without making a mess of himself.
- Rick Yune

I had a lot of trouble with engineers,
because their whole background is learning from a functional point of view,
and then learning how to perform that function.
- Brian Eno

How much can you do with two voices? You can sing thirds
or you can sing fifths or you can do a background harmony.
- Paul Simon

But I came from a conservative Republican background.
- Christopher Meloni

Warhol's images made sense to me, although I knew nothing
at the time of his background in commercial art.
To be honest, I didn't think about him a hell of a lot.
- Barbara Kruger

My background with Cummings was rehearse,
rehearse, rehearse, but Tuesday liked to walk in and do the scene.
I must say that she was really wonderful.
Aggravating, but wonderful.
- Dwayne Hickman

No matter the nationality, no matter the religion,
no matter the ethnic background, America brings out the best in people.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

Bluegrass is really a big part of my background.
- Travis Tritt

I like the idea of Wild Infancy, of people who have a deprived background,
of starting out wild.
- Tina Weymouth

I've gradually risen from lower-class background to lower-class foreground.
- Marvin Cohen

My undergraduate degree is in business,
so I'm trying to get a bit of a background before I go in.
- Shannon Miller

The one thing that unites all human beings,
regardless of age, gender, religion or ethnic background,
is that we all believe we are above-average drivers.
- Dave Barry

More varied than any landscape was the landscape in the sky,
with islands of gold and silver, peninsulas of apricot
and rose against a background of many shades of turquoise and azure.
- Cecil Beaton

I didn't have a normal background - I was completely
demented from a very early age!
- Bill Paxton

I spent 10 years as a marketing manager.
I've found my experience in the financial world invaluable
background for writing about white-collar crimes.
- Sara Paretsky

I have the background singers of Ray Charles,
the background singers of Smokey Robinson,
and the background singers of Barry White and I built a choir around that.
- Della Reese

It was also my idea that the advisory committees of
the Academy should replace the legal committees of the German Reichstag,
which was gradually fading into the background in the Reich.
- Hans Frank

I come from a traditional theater background.
- Mark Ruffalo

It probably helps that my background is in the sciences
and I can speak the scientists' language.
- David Chalmers

Let a man get up and say, Behold, this is the truth,
and instantly I perceive a sandy cat filching a piece
of fish in the background.
Look, you have forgotten the cat, I say.
- Virginia Woolf

There are a lot of things you can do with a law degree background,
but I just didn't have a passion for it.
- Matthew McGrory

I came out of the Civil Rights Movement,
and I had a different kind of focus than most people
who have just the academic background as their primary training experience.
- Bernice Johnson Reagon

I read one or two other books which gave me a background
in mathematics other than logic.
- Stephen Cole Kleene

And my career, the things that have happened have happened
because of my music education background.
- Jon Secada

I realized pretty soon that I have to do more than
just play bass in the background way.
So, I developed a kind of playing which only a handful of musicians accepted.
- Eberhard Weber

Against the dark background of this contemporary civilization of well-being,
even the arts tend to mingle, to lose their identity.
- Eugenio Montale

Offhand, the only North American writers I can think
of who have come from a background of rural poverty
and gone on to write about it have been Negroes.
- Alden Nowlan

In some cases, the casting directors have casted blindly
and have not looked into my ethnic background.
- Mario Lopez

One of the strengths I derive from my class background
is that I am accustomed to contempt.
- Dorothy Allison

The Mekons were kind of like the background music of my life.
- Jonathan Franzen

When man becomes reconciled to nature,
when space becomes his true background,
these words and concepts will have lost their meaning,
and we will no longer have to use them.
- Michelangelo Antonioni

It's against type in the sense of my background,
but it's with type in the sense that I am a loner who's
new to this business and sceptical about a lot of it.
- Ben McKenzie

It takes a couple of years just to get the background
and knowledge that you need before you can go into
detailed training for your mission.
- Sally Ride

I had a big background in listening to classical music
and I started trying to compose,
like I was playing the guitar but I heard an orchestra in my head.
- John Fahey

I got into law school to supplement my business background.
I'm not planning to practice law.
- Shannon Miller

To create characters, one must build background.
And one of the tools we use is improvisation.
- Harvey Keitel

Sigmund Freud was a novelist with a scientific background.
He just didn't know he was a novelist.
All those damn psychiatrists after him,
they didn't know he was a novelist either.
- John Irving

I was always the sexy bass player in the background
while Robin stood centre.
Barry and I played it up a bit, gave 'em a bit of thigh.
- Maurice Gibb

But poetry is a way of language, it is not its subject
or its maker's background or interests or hobbies or fixations.
It is nearer to utterance than history.
- Thomas Lynch

I was never able to write seriously about heroes because
I was very aware that I was not one and that in my
background there was not this heroic thing.
- Robert Sheckley

I have always believed in dialogue and in nonviolence,
and if you look at my background you will see that
it has always been my policy to talk to everyone.
- Mangosuthu Buthelezi


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