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Billy Idol British Musician (1955-)

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I've never seen American Idol but I am grateful to them. That show is one of Fox's biggest moneymakers, and some of that money goes to pay for shows like Prison Break. Simon Cowell's been signing my paychecks and for that I say thanks. Wentworth Miller
[ Am American Been Biggest Break Fox Goes Grateful Idol Money Never Pay Prison Say Seen Show Shows Signing Simon Some Thanks Them]
It worries me that young singers think you can shortcut the training and go straight to fame and fortune, and programmes like Pop Idol have encouraged that. Lesley Garrett
[ Encouraged Fame Fortune Go Idol Pop Programmes Shortcut Singers Straight Think Training Worries Young]
I've always wanted to play Maria in West Side Story. My idol is Natalie Wood, and I love the movie, so I think a modern-day twist on it would be really neat. Vanessa Hudgens
[ Always Idol Love Maria Modern-Day Movie Natalie Neat Play Really Side Story Think Twist Wanted West Wood Would]
In my teens, I developed a passionate idolatry for a teacher of English literature. I wanted to do something that he would approve of more, so I thought I should be some sort of a scholar. Trevor Nunn
[ Approve Developed English Idolatry Literature More Passionate Scholar Should Some Something Sort Teacher Teens Thought Wanted Would]
Literature and philosophy both allow past idols to be resurrected with a frequency which would be truly distressing to a sober scientist. Morris Raphael Cohen
[ Allow Both Distressing Frequency Idols Literature Past Philosophy Resurrected Scientist Sober Truly Which Would]
Rapine, avarice, expense, This is idolatry; and these we adore; Plain living and high thinking are no more. William Wordsworth
[ Adore Avarice Expense High Idolatry Living More Plain These Thinking]
Revenge is the naked idol of the worship of a semi-barbarous age. Percy Bysshe Shelley
[ Age Idol Naked Revenge Worship]
Who's judging American Idol? Paula Abdul? Paula Abdul judging a singing contest is like Christopher Reeve judging a dance contest! Chris Rock
[ American Christopher Contest Dance Idol Judging Paula Reeve Singing]
Man's mind is like a store of idolatry and superstition; so much so that if a man believes his own mind it is certain that he will forsake God and forge some idol in his own brain. John Calvin
[ Believes Brain Certain Forge Forsake God His Idol Idolatry Man Mind Much Own Some Store Superstition Will]
God is not present in idols. Your feelings are your god. The soul is your temple. Chanakya
[ Feelings God Idols Present Soul Temple Your]
Thus they have an idol that they petition for victory in war; another for success in their labors; and so for everything in which they seek or desire prosperity, they have their idols, which they honor and serve. Hernando Cortes
[ Another Desire Everything Honor Idol Idols Labors Petition Prosperity Seek Serve Success Their Thus Victory War Which]
What if Woody Allen called me and said, I'm working on this movie and there's a really divine role for you. We want exactly you! It would be such a fantasy. Forget it! My idol, Woody Allen! Isaac Mizrahi
[ Allen Called Divine Exactly Fantasy Forget Idol Movie Really Role Said Such Want Woody Working Would]
I had this sort of idolatry for certain actors who preceded me, people who inspired me, so I'm honored to be that way for young actors. Meryl Streep
[ Actors Certain Had Honored Idolatry Inspired Preceded Sort Way Young]
My idol was Jack Benny and he was the master of subtlety and timing. Don Knotts
[ Benny Idol Jack Master Subtlety Timing]
I am classified as an idol in Hong Kong and in Asia. Andy Lau
[ Am Asia Classified Hong Idol Kong]
Again, both literature and philosophy work by appealing to certain reigning idols. Morris Raphael Cohen
[ Again Appealing Both Certain Idols Literature Philosophy Reigning Work]
Ambition is an idol, on whose wings great minds are carried only to extreme; to be sublimely great or to be nothing. Shakti Gawain
[ Ambition Carried Extreme Great Idol Minds Nothing Only Whose Wings]
Utility is the great idol of the age, to which all powers must do service and all talents swear allegiance. Friedrich Schiller
[ Age Allegiance Great Idol Must Powers Service Swear Talents Utility Which]
To love the one who loves you, To admire the one who admires you, In a word, to be the idol of one's idol, Is exceeding the limit of human joy; It is stealing fire from heaven. Delphine de Girardin
[ Admire Admires Exceeding Fire Heaven Human Idol Joy Limit Love Loves Stealing Word]
I don't want to know about my biggest idols. I don't want to read their autobiographies, I don't want to find out what they're really like. Meg White
[ Autobiographies Biggest Find Idols Know Out Read Really Their Want]
As far as advice to potential teenage idols, there is no formula. Bobby Sherman
[ Advice Far Formula Idols Potential Teenage]
We idolized the Beatles, except for those of us who idolized the Rolling Stones, who in those days still had many of their original teeth. Dave Barry
[ Beatles Days Except Had Idolized Many Original Rolling Still Stones Teeth Their Those Us]
A champion owes everybody something. He can never pay back for all the help he got, for making him an idol. Jack Dempsey
[ Back Champion Everybody Got Help Him Idol Making Never Owes Pay Something]
No, I like being a role model because I know how much comfort my musical idols brought me. Shirley Manson
[ Because Being Brought Comfort How Idols Know Model Much Musical Role]
People around me called me an idol, so that's what I was. Namie Amuro
[ Around Called Idol]
I'd love to be a pop idol. Of course, my groupies are now between 40 and 50. Kevin Bacon
[ Between Course Groupies Idol Love Now Pop]
My idols are all older. Kelly Lynch
[ Idols Older]
I'm cute - and God I hate that. Because that's not cool. I'm like your niece, and nobody wants to date their niece. It's the chubby cheeks. The whole reason people voted for me on American Idol is because I'm an everyday, normal girl. Kelly Clarkson
[ American Because Cheeks Chubby Cool Cute Date Everyday Girl God Hate Idol Niece Nobody Normal Reason Their Voted Wants Whole Your]
There's a lot of things that are said on the American Idol message board. I quit reading them because most of the people are very mean. Carrie Underwood
[ American Because Board Idol Lot Mean Message Most Quit Reading Said Them Things Very]
I have no idols. I admire work, dedication and competence. Ayrton Senna
[ Admire Competence Dedication Idols Work]
I've never tried to emulate anyone. I've never idolized people, I prefer instead to get off on attitudes. Michael Hutchence
[ Anyone Attitudes Emulate Get Idolized Instead Never Off Prefer Tried]
A god who let us prove his existence would be an idol. Dietrich Bonhoeffer
[ Existence God His Idol Prove Us Would]
Every one of us is, even from his mother's womb, a master craftsman of idols. John Calvin
[ Craftsman Even Every His Idols Master Mother Us Womb]
I definitely wanted to be an actor. I didn't want to be on TV, I didn't want to be famous, I didn't want to be anyone in particular; I just wanted to do it. I see young people now who look at magazines, or American Idol and their goal is to have that lifestyle - to have good handbags, or go out with cute guys from shows, or whatever. But I definitely wanted to be an actor. Lauren Graham
[ Actor American Anyone Cute Definitely Famous Go Goal Good Guys Handbags Idol Just Lifestyle Look Magazines Now Out Particular See Shows Their Tv Want Wanted Whatever Young]
Don't go on American Idol, I think you'll spend the rest of your life living it down and I think it's getting kinda scary, isn't it? Joe Cocker
[ American Down Getting Go Idol Kinda Life Living Rest Scary Spend Think Your]
Franz Klammer was my great idol in my younger years. Hermann Maier
[ Great Idol Years Younger]
The great danger for family life, in the midst of any society whose idols are pleasure, comfort and independence, lies in the fact that people close their hearts and become selfish. Pope John Paul II
[ Any Become Close Comfort Danger Fact Family Great Hearts Idols Independence Lies Life Midst Pleasure Selfish Society Their Whose]
Of course that was my idol, Son House. I think he did a lot for the Mississippi slide down there. Muddy Waters
[ Course Did Down House Idol Lot Mississippi Slide Son Think]
Religion is the idol of the mob; it adores everything it does not understand. Frederick II Religion
[ Adores Does Everything Idol Mob Religion Understand]
And that's really what's happening in this country is a violation of the First Commandment. We have become a country entrenched in idolatry, and that idolatry is the dependency upon our government. We're supposed to depend upon God for our protection and our provision and for our daily bread, not for our government. Sharron Angle
[ Become Bread Commandment Country Daily Depend Dependency Entrenched First God Government Happening Idolatry Our Protection Provision Really Supposed Upon Violation]
Lastly, literature and philosophy both allow past idols to be resurrected with a frequency which would be truly distressing to a sober scientist. Morris Raphael Cohen
[ Allow Both Distressing Frequency Idols Lastly Literature Past Philosophy Resurrected Scientist Sober Truly Which Would]
Proof is an idol before whom the pure mathematician tortures himself. Arthur Eddington
[ Before Himself Idol Mathematician Proof Pure Tortures Whom]
I don't think there's a problem with being a teen idol, if that happens to me, I'll be happy to deal with it. Josh Hartnett
[ Being Deal Happens Happy Idol Problem Teen Think]
Everybody is a teenage idol. Barry Gibb Teen
[ Everybody Idol Teenage]
Idolatry is really not good for anyone. Not even the idols. John Bach
[ Anyone Even Good Idolatry Idols Really]
I got tired of the Ramones around the time I quit and I really got into rap. I thought it was the new punk rock. LL Cool J was my biggest idol. Dee Dee Ramone
[ Around Biggest Cool Got Idol Into New Punk Quit Ramones Rap Really Rock Thought Time Tired]
I enjoy watching Fear Factor, Newlyweds and American Idol as far as reality TV shows go. Natalie Gulbis
[ American Enjoy Factor Far Fear Go Idol Reality Shows Tv Watching]
Dick Van Dyke was my first idol. He's an amazing physical comedian, like a classic clown, but also very smart and not afraid to show vulnerability. Douglas Wood
[ Afraid Also Amazing Classic Clown Comedian Dyke First Idol Physical Show Smart Van Very Vulnerability]
Families are nothing other than the idolatry of duty. Ann Oakley
[ Duty Families Idolatry Nothing Other Than]
The system of idolatry, invented by modern christianity, far surpasses in absurdity anything that we have ever heard of. Orson Pratt
[ Absurdity Anything Christianity Ever Far Heard Idolatry Invented Modern Surpasses System]
Idolatry is in a man's own thought, not in the opinion of another. John Selden
[ Another Idolatry Man Opinion Own Thought]
Even though James Burton was my idol, I didn't think I could carry his shoes back then. John Fogerty
[ Back Burton Carry Could Even His Idol James Shoes Then Think Though]
I found my niche as a character actor, and I've never felt like a movie star or teen idol and never wanted to. Vincent D'Onofrio
[ Actor Character Felt Found Idol Movie Never Niche Star Teen Wanted]
I was on TV for almost sixteen weeks during American Idol. It's at the point now where it's old. Clay Aiken
[ Almost American During Idol Now Old Point Sixteen Tv Weeks Where]
I love the live performances and Las Vegas. I also like making films that are being discovered by another generation. Having been a teen idol of the '60s is great because you realize you left your generation with a smile and good memories. Connie Stevens
[ Also Another Because Been Being Discovered Films Generation Good Great Having Idol Las Left Live Love Making Memories Performances Realize Smile Teen Vegas Your]
I must admit that I was in total awe of Stewart Granger. He was my idol. Roger Moore
[ Admit Awe Idol Must Stewart Total]
Your idol is shattered in the dust to prove that God's dust is greater than your idol. Rabindranath Tagore
[ Dust God Greater Idol Prove Shattered Than Your]
Frank Sinatra is the only one that went from teen idol to superstar. Leif Garrett
[ Frank Idol Only Sinatra Superstar Teen Went]
Verily, we know not what an evil it is to indulge ourselves, and to make an idol of our will. Samuel Rutherford
[ Evil Idol Indulge Know Make Our Ourselves Verily Will]
Culture's essential service to a religion is to destroy intellectual idolatry, the recurrent tendency in religion to replace the object of its worship with its present understanding and forms of approach to that object. Northrop Frye
[ Approach Culture Destroy Essential Forms Idolatry Intellectual Object Present Recurrent Religion Replace Service Tendency Understanding Worship]
These critics with the illusions they've created about artists - it's like idol worship. They only like people when they're on their way up... I cannot be on the way up again. John Lennon
[ Again Artists Cannot Created Critics Idol Illusions Only Their These Up Way Worship]
My idols are Janis Joplin and Annie Lennox, who are neither of them from the typical pop culture. Natalie Cole
[ Annie Culture Idols Janis Joplin Neither Pop Them Typical]
They were marketing me as a teen idol, when the stuff on the record was not what teen idols were doing at the time. Rick Springfield
[ Doing Idol Idols Marketing Record Stuff Teen Time Were]
We want our idols to be dead because it makes death a much less scary place. Doug Coupland
[ Because Dead Death Idols Less Makes Much Our Place Scary Want]
And my dad wanted me to play the trumpet because that's what he liked. His idol was Louis Armstrong. My dad thought my teeth came together in a way that was perfect for playing the trumpet. Jackson Browne
[ Armstrong Because Came Dad His Idol Liked Louis Perfect Play Playing Teeth Thought Together Trumpet Wanted Way]
Early on I saw the repression and idolatry of Stalinism, and when it cracked, I was open to religion again. Lionel Blue
[ Again Cracked Early Idolatry Open Religion Repression Saw Stalinism]
It's cool to meet your idols. It's a good opportunity to travel. Those kinds of things are good. Meg White
[ Cool Good Idols Kinds Meet Opportunity Things Those Travel Your]
American Idol transcends age, gender, ethnicity, everything. Carrie Underwood
[ Age American Ethnicity Everything Gender Idol Transcends]
Back then, my idol was Bugs Bunny, because I saw a cartoon of him playing ball - you know, the one where he plays every position himself with nobody else on the field but him? Now that I think of it, Bugs is still my idol. You have to love a ballplayer like that. Nomar Garciaparra
[ Back Ball Ballplayer Because Bugs Bunny Cartoon Else Every Field Him Himself Idol Know Love Nobody Now Playing Plays Position Saw Still Then Think Where]
In all honesty, I'm not able to talk about contracts. It's nothing with 'American Idol' in particular, it's just things I really need to take care of in my life. Mario Vazquez
[ Able American Care Contracts Honesty Idol Just Life Need Nothing Particular Really Take Talk Things]
Tom Hanks has been a huge idol of mine. I'd love to work with someone like him someday. You could learn a lot working with someone like that. James Lafferty
[ Been Could Hanks Him Huge Idol Learn Lot Love Mine Someday Someone Tom Work Working]
An idol of the mind is as offensive to God as an idol of the hand. Aiden Wilson Tozer
[ God Hand Idol Mind Offensive]
Idolizing is a strong word, though. I'm happy that people respond well to the work I'm doing now. If anyone admires what I'm doing in any way, then I'm really proud of it. Scott Wolf
[ Admires Any Anyone Doing Happy Now Proud Really Respond Strong Then Though Way Well Word Work]
All the idols made by man, however terrifying they may be, are in point of fact subordinate to him, and that is why he will always have it in his power to destroy them. Simone de Beauvoir
[ Always Destroy Fact Him His However Idols Made Man May Point Power Subordinate Terrifying Them Why Will]
If you elect a matinee idol mayor, you're going to have a musical comedy administration. Robert Moses
[ Administration Comedy Elect Going Idol Mayor Musical]
I think American Idol is a great career launcher. A blessing for all of us. LaToya London
[ American Blessing Career Great Idol Think Us]
When your parent is a public idol, you never really have a chance to lay that parent to rest. Lorna Luft
[ Chance Idol Lay Never Parent Public Really Rest Your]
It is curious how instinctively one protects the image of oneself from idolatry or any other handling that could make it ridiculous, or too unlike the original to be believed any longer. Virginia Woolf
[ Any Believed Could Curious Handling How Idolatry Image Instinctively Longer Make Oneself Original Other Protects Ridiculous Too Unlike]
When I was snowed under with the work of an idol, I didn't have time to think. Namie Amuro
[ Idol Snowed Think Time Under Work]
Well, being that, at the house and being in the competition, it was very hard to be with family. We couldn't have visitors out of respect for everyone else there. But, being the American Idol, the focus would have been on me. LaToya London
[ American Been Being Competition Else Everyone Family Focus Hard House Idol Out Respect Very Visitors Well Would]
The idol of today pushes the hero of yesterday out of our recollection; and will, in turn, be supplanted by his successor of tomorrow. Washington Irving
[ Hero His Idol Our Out Pushes Recollection Successor Supplanted Today Tomorrow Turn Will Yesterday]
All the modern christian churches have no more authority to preach, baptize, or administer any other ordinance of the gospel than the idolatrous Hindoos have. Orson Pratt
[ Administer Any Authority Baptize Christian Churches Gospel Modern More Ordinance Other Preach Than]
Marlon Brando. The finest actor who ever lived. He was my idol when I was 13. He's done enough work to last two lifetimes. Everything I do, I think: Can Brando play this with me? Barbra Streisand
[ Actor Brando Done Enough Ever Everything Finest Idol Last Lifetimes Lived Marlon Play Think Two Work]
American Idol, I love. I think it's a passing fancy but not passing so soon. Diane Sawyer
[ American Fancy Idol Love Passing Soon Think]
I've been wanting to sing for a long time. I've been singing all my life, and I've tried different record companies, but it seemed like - it was such a struggle and so hard to get out there. So, I said, 'I'm gonna go on American Idol and see how far it takes me.' Fantasia Barrino
[ American Been Companies Different Far Get Go Gonna Hard How Idol Life Long Out Record Said See Seemed Sing Singing Struggle Such Takes Time Tried Wanting]
I started going to Madame Louise's, the lesbian club where all the punk bands used to go - the Sex Pistols, the Clash. I remember seeing Billy Idol walk in there; he was gorgeous. Boy George
[ Bands Billy Clash Club Go Going Gorgeous Idol Lesbian Louise Madame Pistols Punk Remember Seeing Sex Started Used Walk Where]
But the disparaging of those we love always alienates us from them to some extent. We must not touch our idols; the gilt comes off in our hands. Gustave Flaubert
[ Alienates Always Comes Extent Gilt Hands Idols Love Must Off Our Some Them Those Touch Us]
Science can purify religion from error and superstition. Religion can purify science from idolatry and false absolutes. Pope John Paul II
[ Absolutes Error False Idolatry Purify Religion Science Superstition]
We criticize, copy, patronize, idolize and insult but we never doubt that the U.S. has a unique position in the history of human hopes. Ferdinand Mount
[ Copy Criticize Doubt History Hopes Human Insult Never Patronize Position Unique]
Any time you're mentioned in the same breath as Tony Esposito, for whatever reason, it's a great honor. He's one of my idols. He's one of the greatest of all time. Curtis Joseph
[ Any Breath Great Greatest Honor Idols Mentioned Reason Same Time Tony Whatever]
At the time, the only options were playing the local county fair. Now with American Idol and younger recording artists that have come out, there is more of an opportunity. Marla Sokoloff
[ American Artists Come County Fair Idol Local More Now Only Opportunity Options Out Playing Recording Time Were Younger]
Being a teen idol is what I've waited for my whole life. Sarah Michelle Gellar
[ Being Idol Life Teen Waited Whole]
There is not a more unhappy being than a superannuated idol. Joseph Addison
[ Being Idol More Than Unhappy]
I would hope they would be our fellow artists, rather than trying to emulate or idolize clowns like us. Maynard James Keenan
[ Artists Clowns Emulate Fellow Hope Our Rather Than Trying Us Would]
I worked with everybody, the best, and they actually paid me money to stand next to the people I idolized. Bobby Sherman
[ Actually Best Everybody Idolized Money Next Paid Stand Worked]
If we had to choose one American Idol to go out to dinner with, it would be Fantasia. There are no airs and graces about her... I like her. Simon Cowell
[ Airs American Choose Dinner Fantasia Go Graces Had Her Idol Out Would]
I get very nervous whenever I think about it. I've never done a serious play, and I have such awe of the woman - she's really my only idol. It's going to be a big stretch - certain people come out on stage and your face muscles automatically tense and you get ready to smile. Judy Holliday
[ Automatically Awe Big Certain Come Done Face Get Going Idol Muscles Nervous Never Only Out Play Ready Really Serious She Smile Stage Stretch Such Tense Think Very Whenever Woman Your]
It would be really great if people would realize that stars are only people with the same weaknesses and flaws, not immaculate idols. Meg Ryan
[ Flaws Great Idols Immaculate Only Realize Really Same Stars Weaknesses Would]
We all have idols. Play like anyone you care about but try to be yourself while you're doing so. B. B. King
[ Anyone Care Doing Idols Play Try While Yourself]
Glenn Gould was my hero. Glenn Gould was my idol. I loved him. Warren Zevon
[ Glenn Hero Him Idol Loved]
Is Billy Idol just doing a bad Elvis pout, or was he born that way? Freddie Mercury
[ Bad Billy Born Doing Elvis Idol Just Pout Way]
If I ever complain about yachting around the Mediterranean with Madonna, who I just idolized as a child, I should be slapped across the face. Elizabeth Banks
[ Across Around Child Complain Ever Face Idolized Just Madonna Mediterranean Should Slapped]
Idol has pretty much taken me out of my recording and out of my choreography. I have managed to slip in some choreography jobs. And I've been writing songs for other artists. Paula Abdul
[ Artists Been Choreography Idol Jobs Managed Much Other Out Pretty Recording Slip Some Songs Taken Writing]
I have always idolized eccentric people. Brandon Boyd
[ Always Eccentric Idolized]
When I was younger, there was a huge gap between what I wanted to do and what I could do as an idol. Namie Amuro
[ Between Could Gap Huge Idol Wanted Younger]
I started singing about three years ago, I entered a local singing competition called Stratford Idol. The other people in the competition had been taking singing lessons and had vocal coaches. I wasn't taking it too seriously at the time, I would just sing around the house. I was only 12 and I got second place. Justin Bieber
[ Ago Around Been Called Coaches Competition Entered Got Had House Idol Just Lessons Local Only Other Place Second Seriously Sing Singing Started Stratford Taking Three Time Too Vocal Would Years]
American Idol has taken over my whole life. Paula Abdul
[ American Idol Life Over Taken Whole]
I saw John Garfield smoke. He was my idol, so I smoked. I even smoked like him. Jack Klugman
[ Even Garfield Him Idol John Saw Smoke Smoked]