Authors that match 'idol'.

Billy Idol British Musician (1955-)

Quotations that match 'idol'.

Glenn Gould was my hero. Glenn Gould was my idol. I loved him.
[ Glenn Hero Him Idol Loved]
I worked with everybody, the best, and they actually paid me money to stand next to the people I idolized.
[ Actually Best Everybody Idolized Money Next Paid Stand Worked]
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!
[ Allen Called Divine Exactly Fantasy Forget Idol Movie Really Role Said Such Want Woody Working Would]
Franz Klammer was my great idol in my younger years.
[ Great Idol Years Younger]
My idols are Janis Joplin and Annie Lennox, who are neither of them from the typical pop culture.
[ Annie Culture Idols Janis Joplin Neither Pop Them Typical]
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.
[ American Been Being Competition Else Everyone Family Focus Hard House Idol Out Respect Very Visitors Well Would]
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?
[ American Down Getting Go Idol Kinda Life Living Rest Scary Spend Think Your]
Every one of us is, even from his mother's womb, a master craftsman of idols.
[ Craftsman Even Every His Idols Master Mother Us Womb]
Your idol is shattered in the dust to prove that God's dust is greater than your idol.
[ Dust God Greater Idol Prove Shattered Than Your]
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.
[ Am American Been Biggest Break Fox Goes Grateful Idol Money Never Pay Prison Say Seen Show Shows Signing Simon Some Thanks Them]
Even though James Burton was my idol, I didn't think I could carry his shoes back then.
[ Back Burton Carry Could Even His Idol James Shoes Then Think Though]
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.
[ Being Deal Happens Happy Idol Problem Teen Think]
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.
[ 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]
Everybody is a teenage idol. Teen
[ Everybody Idol Teenage]
Again, both literature and philosophy work by appealing to certain reigning idols.
[ Again Appealing Both Certain Idols Literature Philosophy Reigning Work]
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.
[ 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]
Ambition is an idol, on whose wings great minds are carried only to extreme; to be sublimely great or to be nothing.
[ Ambition Carried Extreme Great Idol Minds Nothing Only Whose Wings]
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.
[ Alienates Always Comes Extent Gilt Hands Idols Love Must Off Our Some Them Those Touch Us]
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.
[ Artists Been Choreography Idol Jobs Managed Much Other Out Pretty Recording Slip Some Songs Taken Writing]
A champion owes everybody something. He can never pay back for all the help he got, for making him an idol.
[ Back Champion Everybody Got Help Him Idol Making Never Owes Pay Something]
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.
[ Another Desire Everything Honor Idol Idols Labors Petition Prosperity Seek Serve Success Their Thus Victory War Which]
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.
[ American Artists Come County Fair Idol Local More Now Only Opportunity Options Out Playing Recording Time Were Younger]
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.
[ Actors Certain Had Honored Idolatry Inspired Preceded Sort Way Young]
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.
[ Admire Admires Exceeding Fire Heaven Human Idol Joy Limit Love Loves Stealing Word]
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.
[ Airs American Choose Dinner Fantasia Go Graces Had Her Idol Out Would]
Early on I saw the repression and idolatry of Stalinism, and when it cracked, I was open to religion again.
[ 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.
[ Cool Good Idols Kinds Meet Opportunity Things Those Travel Your]
Being a teen idol is what I've waited for my whole life.
[ Being Idol Life Teen Waited Whole]
I am classified as an idol in Hong Kong and in Asia.
[ Am Asia Classified Hong Idol Kong]
I was on TV for almost sixteen weeks during American Idol. It's at the point now where it's old.
[ Almost American During Idol Now Old Point Sixteen Tv Weeks Where]
American Idol has taken over my whole life.
[ American Idol Life Over Taken Whole]
If you elect a matinee idol mayor, you're going to have a musical comedy administration.
[ Administration Comedy Elect Going Idol Mayor Musical]
As far as advice to potential teenage idols, there is no formula.
[ Advice Far Formula Idols Potential Teenage]
Utility is the great idol of the age, to which all powers must do service and all talents swear allegiance.
[ Age Allegiance Great Idol Must Powers Service Swear Talents Utility Which]
An idol of the mind is as offensive to God as an idol of the hand.
[ God Hand Idol Mind Offensive]
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?
[ Actor Brando Done Enough Ever Everything Finest Idol Last Lifetimes Lived Marlon Play Think Two Work]
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.
[ Admires Any Anyone Doing Happy Now Proud Really Respond Strong Then Though Way Well Word Work]
American Idol transcends age, gender, ethnicity, everything.
[ Age American Ethnicity Everything Gender Idol Transcends]
God is not present in idols. Your feelings are your god. The soul is your temple.
[ Feelings God Idols Present Soul Temple Your]
My idol was Jack Benny and he was the master of subtlety and timing.
[ Benny Idol Jack Master Subtlety Timing]
It would be really great if people would realize that stars are only people with the same weaknesses and flaws, not immaculate idols.
[ Flaws Great Idols Immaculate Only Realize Really Same Stars Weaknesses Would]
Who's judging American Idol? Paula Abdul? Paula Abdul judging a singing contest is like Christopher Reeve judging a dance contest!
[ American Christopher Contest Dance Idol Judging Paula Reeve Singing]
I have no idols. I admire work, dedication and competence.
[ Admire Competence Dedication Idols Work]
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.
[ Around Biggest Cool Got Idol Into New Punk Quit Ramones Rap Really Rock Thought Time Tired]
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.
[ Beatles Days Except Had Idolized Many Original Rolling Still Stones Teeth Their Those Us]
I think American Idol is a great career launcher. A blessing for all of us.
[ American Blessing Career Great Idol Think Us]
Lastly, literature and philosophy both allow past idols to be resurrected with a frequency which would be truly distressing to a sober scientist.
[ Allow Both Distressing Frequency Idols Lastly Literature Past Philosophy Resurrected Scientist Sober Truly Which 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.
[ Hero His Idol Our Out Pushes Recollection Successor Supplanted Today Tomorrow Turn Will Yesterday]
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.
[ Armstrong Because Came Dad His Idol Liked Louis Perfect Play Playing Teeth Thought Together Trumpet Wanted Way]
Is Billy Idol just doing a bad Elvis pout, or was he born that way?
[ Bad Billy Born Doing Elvis Idol Just Pout Way]
When I was snowed under with the work of an idol, I didn't have time to think.
[ Idol Snowed Think Time Under Work]
People around me called me an idol, so that's what I was.
[ Around Called Idol]
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.
[ Always Destroy Fact Him His However Idols Made Man May Point Power Subordinate Terrifying Them Why Will]
Idolatry is in a man's own thought, not in the opinion of another.
[ Another Idolatry Man Opinion Own Thought]
I would hope they would be our fellow artists, rather than trying to emulate or idolize clowns like us.
[ Artists Clowns Emulate Fellow Hope Our Rather Than Trying Us Would]
We all have idols. Play like anyone you care about but try to be yourself while you're doing so.
[ Anyone Care Doing Idols Play Try While Yourself]
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.'
[ 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]
Revenge is the naked idol of the worship of a semi-barbarous age.
[ Age Idol Naked Revenge Worship]
I'd love to be a pop idol. Of course, my groupies are now between 40 and 50.
[ Between Course Groupies Idol Love Now Pop]
Families are nothing other than the idolatry of duty.
[ Duty Families Idolatry Nothing Other Than]
Proof is an idol before whom the pure mathematician tortures himself.
[ Before Himself Idol Mathematician Proof Pure Tortures Whom]
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.
[ Also Another Because Been Being Discovered Films Generation Good Great Having Idol Las Left Live Love Making Memories Performances Realize Smile Teen Vegas Your]
Rapine, avarice, expense, This is idolatry; and these we adore; Plain living and high thinking are no more.
[ Adore Avarice Expense High Idolatry Living More Plain These Thinking]
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.
[ Autobiographies Biggest Find Idols Know Out Read Really Their Want]
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.
[ 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]
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.
[ Administer Any Authority Baptize Christian Churches Gospel Modern More Ordinance Other Preach Than]
I enjoy watching Fear Factor, Newlyweds and American Idol as far as reality TV shows go.
[ American Enjoy Factor Far Fear Go Idol Reality Shows Tv Watching]
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.
[ Approach Culture Destroy Essential Forms Idolatry Intellectual Object Present Recurrent Religion Replace Service Tendency Understanding Worship]
Frank Sinatra is the only one that went from teen idol to superstar.
[ Frank Idol Only Sinatra Superstar Teen Went]
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.
[ Able American Care Contracts Honesty Idol Just Life Need Nothing Particular Really Take Talk Things]
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.
[ Again Artists Cannot Created Critics Idol Illusions Only Their These Up Way Worship]
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.
[ 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]
Literature and philosophy both allow past idols to be resurrected with a frequency which would be truly distressing to a sober scientist.
[ Allow Both Distressing Frequency Idols Literature Past Philosophy Resurrected Scientist Sober Truly Which Would]
Science can purify religion from error and superstition. Religion can purify science from idolatry and false absolutes.
[ Absolutes Error False Idolatry Purify Religion Science Superstition]
A god who let us prove his existence would be an idol.
[ Existence God His Idol Prove Us Would]
American Idol, I love. I think it's a passing fancy but not passing so soon.
[ American Fancy Idol Love Passing Soon Think]
I have always idolized eccentric people.
[ Always Eccentric Idolized]
Verily, we know not what an evil it is to indulge ourselves, and to make an idol of our will.
[ Evil Idol Indulge Know Make Our Ourselves Verily Will]
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.
[ Always Idol Love Maria Modern-Day Movie Natalie Neat Play Really Side Story Think Twist Wanted West Wood Would]
No, I like being a role model because I know how much comfort my musical idols brought me.
[ Because Being Brought Comfort How Idols Know Model Much Musical Role]
I've never tried to emulate anyone. I've never idolized people, I prefer instead to get off on attitudes.
[ Anyone Attitudes Emulate Get Idolized Instead Never Off Prefer Tried]
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.
[ Any Become Close Comfort Danger Fact Family Great Hearts Idols Independence Lies Life Midst Pleasure Selfish Society Their Whose]
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.
[ American Because Board Idol Lot Mean Message Most Quit Reading Said Them Things Very]
We want our idols to be dead because it makes death a much less scary place.
[ Because Dead Death Idols Less Makes Much Our Place Scary Want]
I found my niche as a character actor, and I've never felt like a movie star or teen idol and never wanted to.
[ Actor Character Felt Found Idol Movie Never Niche Star Teen Wanted]
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.
[ Copy Criticize Doubt History Hopes Human Insult Never Patronize Position Unique]
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.
[ Bands Billy Clash Club Go Going Gorgeous Idol Lesbian Louise Madame Pistols Punk Remember Seeing Sex Started Used Walk Where]
My idols are all older.
[ Idols Older]
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.
[ Encouraged Fame Fortune Go Idol Pop Programmes Shortcut Singers Straight Think Training Worries Young]
They were marketing me as a teen idol, when the stuff on the record was not what teen idols were doing at the time.
[ Doing Idol Idols Marketing Record Stuff Teen Time Were]
Idolatry is really not good for anyone. Not even the idols.
[ Anyone Even Good Idolatry Idols Really]
The system of idolatry, invented by modern christianity, far surpasses in absurdity anything that we have ever heard of.
[ Absurdity Anything Christianity Ever Far Heard Idolatry Invented Modern Surpasses System]
When I was younger, there was a huge gap between what I wanted to do and what I could do as an idol.
[ Between Could Gap Huge Idol Wanted Younger]
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.
[ Been Could Hanks Him Huge Idol Learn Lot Love Mine Someday Someone Tom Work Working]
I must admit that I was in total awe of Stewart Granger. He was my idol.
[ Admit Awe Idol Must Stewart Total]
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.
[ Become Bread Commandment Country Daily Depend Dependency Entrenched First God Government Happening Idolatry Our Protection Provision Really Supposed Upon Violation]
Of course that was my idol, Son House. I think he did a lot for the Mississippi slide down there.
[ Course Did Down House Idol Lot Mississippi Slide Son Think]
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.
[ Believes Brain Certain Forge Forsake God His Idol Idolatry Man Mind Much Own Some Store Superstition Will]
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.
[ Any Believed Could Curious Handling How Idolatry Image Instinctively Longer Make Oneself Original Other Protects Ridiculous Too Unlike]
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.
[ Any Breath Great Greatest Honor Idols Mentioned Reason Same Time Tony Whatever]
There is not a more unhappy being than a superannuated idol.
[ Being Idol More Than Unhappy]
I saw John Garfield smoke. He was my idol, so I smoked. I even smoked like him.
[ Even Garfield Him Idol John Saw Smoke Smoked]
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.
[ Approve Developed English Idolatry Literature More Passionate Scholar Should Some Something Sort Teacher Teens Thought Wanted Would]
Religion is the idol of the mob; it adores everything it does not understand. Religion
[ Adores Does Everything Idol Mob Religion Understand]
When your parent is a public idol, you never really have a chance to lay that parent to rest.
[ Chance Idol Lay Never Parent Public Really Rest Your]
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.
[ Afraid Also Amazing Classic Clown Comedian Dyke First Idol Physical Show Smart Van Very Vulnerability]
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.
[ Across Around Child Complain Ever Face Idolized Just Madonna Mediterranean Should Slapped]
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.
[ American Because Cheeks Chubby Cool Cute Date Everyday Girl God Hate Idol Niece Nobody Normal Reason Their Voted Wants Whole Your]