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"It wasn't until I got older that I realized acting was something I could really do." - Al Pacino

"Eventually, alas, I realized the main purpose of buying cocaine is to run out of it." - George Carlin

"The thing I realized this last few days is that the earth is a big place." - Paul Cayard

"I made it look so easy on court all those years. No one realized how hard I had to work. No one realized how much I had to put into it. They underestimated my intensity." - Pete Sampras

"I realized that with hard work, the world was your oyster. You could do anything you wanted to do." - Chris Evert

"I was three-quarters down the list of guys I would be facing in my first game when I realized I was looking at our own roster." - Glenn Healy

"I have been successful probably because I have always realized that I knew nothing about writing and have merely tried to tell an interesting story entertainingly." - Edgar Rice Burroughs

"When disease took my legs, I eventually realized I didn't need them to lead a full, empowering life; Only True Disability Is in Our Mind." - Amy Purdy

"I realized that if what we call human nature can be changed, then absolutely anything is possible. From that moment my life changed." - Shirley Maclaine

"Even when times were good, I realized that my earning power as a golf professional depended on too many ifs and putts." - Gene Sarazen

"I've realized that I can do performances." - David Hockney

"All my life I believed I knew something. But then one strange day came when I realized that I knew nothing, yes, I knew nothing. And so words became void of meaning. I have arrived too late at ultimate uncertainty." - Ezra Pound

"There are certain things about my game I don't want to change, but I think it's about time that I realized I can't fight every battle. Three hundred minutes in penalties is way too many. Way too many." - Rick Tocchet

"I'm so naive about finances. Once when my mother mentioned an amount and I realized I didn't understand, she had to explain: 'That's like three Mercedes.' Then I understood." - Brooke Shields

"I never had much interest in the piano until I realized that every time I played, a girl would appear on the piano bench to my left and another to my right." - Duke Ellington

"For so long, I was searching for something to be proud of. But at a certain point, I realized, 'Wait, I'm doing what I want to be doing. I'm not wanting to do it; I'm doing it.' And that's awesome." - Pink

"The turning point, I think, was when I really realized that you can do it yourself. That you have to believe in you because sometimes that's the only person that does believe in your success but you." - Tim Blixseth


"I realized that I was connected to Africa." - Assata Shakur

"Every day I realized I would not be a star." - William Shatner

"If it were proved to me that in making war, my ideal had a chance of being realized, I would still say "No" to war. For one does not create human society on mounds of corpses." - Louis Lecoin

"In Pakistan, when we were stopped from going to school, at that time I realized that education ... Is the power for women, and that's why the terrorists are afraid of education" - Malala Yousafzai

"There is no doubt that I have discovered the ultimate in stagnant human societies. The Bikura have realized the human dream of immortality and have paid for it with their humanity and their immortal souls." - Dan Simmons

"One road trip we were stuck on the runway for seven hours. The plane kept driving and driving until we arrived at the rink and I realized we were on a bus." - Glenn Healy

"After thorough reflection, I realized that my desire to achieve my goals in this sport outweighed my self-doubt. This perseverance has helped me to be successful not only in gymnastics, but in my non-athletic life as well." - Jonathan Horton

"That life is difficult, I have often bitterly realized." - Hermann Hesse

"I realized that even big waves start with small ripples" - Adam Braun

"I've realized how little sleep I actually need." - Kristen Stewart

"I realized that public affairs were also my affairs." - Helen Gahagan Douglas

"I quickly realized that Patti [Smith] was somebody very special." - Steven Sebring

"I realized than an author cannot also be a producer." - Sergio Leone

"I realized that public affairs were also my affairs." - Helen Gahagan

"I've realized I can't waste any moment being unhappy." - Marat Safin

"Everyone realized I was the innocent victim of a shakedown." - Anthony Anderson

"I realized I've spent all my life creating a past." - Nicolas Roeg

"I realized that women's liberation is men's liberation, too." - Warren Farrell

"I realized women and humor were linked very closely." - Craig Ferguson

"I've realized that Evanescence is who I am." - Amy Lee

"I'm un-smiteable. That's something I realized very young." - Anders Holm

"My hopes are not always realized, but I always hope." - Ovid

"I was a total athlete. I loved sports, but when I realized I wasn't going to be a professional athlete, I realized I wanted to be in movies." - Sean William Scott

"I was a total athlete. I loved sports, but when I realized I wasn't going to be a professional athlete, I realized I wanted to be in movies." - Seann William Scott

"I realized that I didn't want to do anything else. Plus, I realized I was good, and, most importantly, I actually loved to sing on stage." - Alice Smith

"When I was 15-years-old, I took off my clothes and looked in the mirror. When I stared at myself naked, I realized that to be perfectly proportioned I would need twenty-inch arms to match the rest of me." - Arnold Schwarzenegger

"Once I thought I found love, but then I realized I was just out of cigarettes." - Jeffrey McDaniel

"I realized then that I didn't understand anything. I read all the books I could." - Marjane Satrapi

"I think somewhere along the way I realized, 'O.K., no one's gonna care about a chubby Jewish dude rapping.' I realized I'd be better behind the scenes." - Benny Blanco

"I realized that public affairs were also my affairs. I became active in politics because I saw the possibility, if we all sat back and did nothing, of a world in which there would no longer be any stages for actors to act on." - Helen Gahagan Douglas

"I always try to see things with children's eyes. Are they happy? Sad? What do they need? Everywhere I went, I realized that children are society's victims ... We have a duty to speak to political leaders, to influence people to give these children a better future." - Nana Mouskouri

"Once I was looking through the kitchen window at dusk and I saw an old woman looking in. Suddenly the light changed and I realized that the old woman was myself. you see, it all happens on the outside; inside one doesn't change." - Molly Keane

"I realized I could do anything if I wanted it badly enough." - S Truett Cathy

"I thought about going to WCW but then I realized I wasn't old enough." - Mick Foley

"I started conducting lessons and I realized that this is actually something I like doing." - Esa-Pekka Salonen

"I also became a vegetarian when I was 14 because I realized eating animals was cruel." - Julia Hill

"I followed what the dog did... then I realized I was human." - Onew

"....I realized I actually had a choice in what I could believe." - Kathryn Stockett

"I used to be an atheist until I realized that I was God." - Deepak Chopra

"As I did more of that, I realized, "Well, maybe I should do more magic."" - David Copperfield

"Once I started singing, I realized it was a language I'd forgotten I could speak." - Rene Marie

"I realized the more I made the music for myself, the more successful I was becoming." - Daniel Powter

"I wondered why somebody didn't do something. Then I realized, I am somebody." - Anonymous

"I was against gay marriage until I realized I didn't have to get one." - James Carville

"I realized that If I had to choose, I would rather have birds than airplanes." - Charles Lindbergh

"I never realized I could love people as much as I do now." - George Lopez

"I realized when I was 23 that I had never really tried anything." - Trent Reznor

"I realized, 'Yo, I can't do anything in moderation. I don't know how.'" - Eminem

"I always wanted attention, and I realized I could make people laugh." - Lusia Strus

"I always wondered why somebody doesn't do something about that. Then I realized I was somebody." - Lily Tomlin

"I realized that I have to slow down. I work so hard, I'm so busy." - Carnie Wilson

"They tell me what to wear, how to look, what I should say, how I should be. Until recently I had given into that pressure, I lost sight of who I was. I listened to opinions of people and I tried to change who I am because I thought others would accept me for it. And I realized I don't know how to be anything but myself." - Selena Gomez

"When I was bullied: you manned-up. You learned something. You realized: I'm not getting the gold star. You realized: you lose. Deal with it." - Bret Easton Ellis

"In the last year I have gained a lot of experience because I have been playing against top players and realized what things to work on to get better. Top players basically tell you what your weaknesses are on the court." - Maria Sharapova

"I didn't want to fall back. But I realized it was more important to make it to the end under my own power than to run flat out in the lead or in second and then run out of fuel with a lap to go." - Danica Patrick

"If I'd just paid money to watch a soccer game, I'd want to kill someone too (once the buzz wore off and I realized where I was, because the only thing that would make me pay to watch a soccer game is perhaps a half gallon of whiskey)." - Tom O'Brien

"At first I thought he was walking a dog. Then I realized it was his date." - Edith Massey

"As I became more mature I realized that failure is part of success." - Robert G Allen

"I woke up one day and realized I was a closet hetero" - David Bowie

"...and I realized that Garrett was right about one thing- I had flipped. Completely." - Wendelin Van Draanen

"And I realized that I"d tolerated him this long because of self-doubt." - Anne Rice

"I was seven before I realized that you could eat breakfast with your pants on." - Christopher Moore

"I really romanticized being pregnant. Then I realized, this is awful!" - Marcia Cross

"After 30 years I have realized the greatest pleasure I can get is to have learnt." - Esa-Pekka Salonen

"I was a boy when I first realized that the fullest life liveable was a Poet's" - Wilfred Owen

"I woke up one day and realized I could never be an American." - Helen Mirren

"I realized I needed to work with other people instead of doing everything myself." - Jens Lekman

"I stopped explaining myself when I realized people only understand from their level of perception." - Unknown

"I played the guitar for ten years before I realized it wasn't a weapon." - Pete Townshend

"One day I realized, without God, nothing matters. So, I asked Him into my heart." - Esther Earl

"I loved him, but I also realized how calm my life was without him." - Consuelo de Saint-Exupery

"Researching Magic Johnson, I realized I clearly haven't done enough with my life." - Kevin Daniels

"The third year of MASH was when I realized I was a hit." - Jamie Farr

"I realized I was an attractive older woman who never wanted to settle down." - Cindy Gallop

"I realized I needed to address people, not just dress them." - Donna Karan

"Growing up in Michigan was fine...until I realized where I was." - Lily Tomlin

"When I wrote The Onion Field, I realized that my first two novels were just practice." - Joseph Wambaugh

"Soon I realized that if beauty equalled forgiveness, I was never going to be forgiven." - Kevyn Aucoin

"I realized I was an anorexic, a bulimic, and a compulsive overeater." - Justine Bateman

"I think I realized early on that my family wasn't like other families." - Victoria Gotti

"At the age of 31, I realized, 'Oh my God, I may die like everyone else.'" - Chuck Palahniuk

"I realized I was a country person - I'm just not used to small spaces." - Alice Walker

"I realized during my time as a chaplain that I didn't want to be a minister." - John Green

"It was only when I moved to New York that I realized tall is good." - Kristen Johnston

"And I realized that there was no sports reporter, so I started covering sporting events." - Ed Bradley

"They realized I was alive again, even though I was playing an old, dying sop." - Christopher Plummer

"I realized I liked being in the studio and working on translating the ideas into recordings." - Ariel Rechtshaid

"I hadn't realized until I covered the police beat just how seedy crime is." - Jessica Savitch

"I suddenly realized I was a writer of wide reputation and most of it bad." - Theodora

"I was a boy when I first realized that the fullest life liveable was a Poet's." - Wilfred Owen

"What I wanted and what I visualized while composing has not always been realized." - Gustav Mahler

"I realized that whatever your path, whatever your calling, the most damaging thing you can do is let other voices define you and drown out your own. You've got to block them out and find that place deep inside you, shaken but still intact, and hold on to it." - Katie Couric

"I realized early on that success was tied to not giving up. Most people in this business gave up and went on to other things. If you simply didn't give up, you would outlast the people who came in on the bus with you." - Harrison Ford

"I realized that I'd rather die with you than live with someone else." - Rachel Vincent

"One day I realized that it didn't matter whether people loved me or not." - Shirley Manson

"Drink to me! I just realized that I've slept with everyone at this table! ~Nell" - Jennifer Crusie

"I read hungrily and delightedly, and have realized since that you can't write unless you read." - William Trevor

"I realized that I'm a child." William looked point-blank at her chest. "No." - Ilona Andrews

"What a wonderful life I've had! I only wish I'd realized it sooner." - Colette

"I realized that there are no certainties in life. You can't manipulate fate." - Bethenny Frankel

"The possibilities of percussion sounds, I believe, have never been fully realized" - Charles Ives

"Suddenly I realized we must take care of things just because they exist." - Maura O'Halloran

"I realized early on that success was tied to not giving up." - Harrison Ford

"I realized you can always make money; you just do a lot of things." - Mary Harron

"I realized that the European dogma is not necessarily the only way to look at things." - Esa-Pekka Salonen

"The Spirit of God, I realized, is exhaustless Bliss; His body is countless tissues of light." - Paramahansa Yogananda

"I realized early that unless you're willing to kill the innocent, you can't win." - Pat Conroy

"I realized I'm in love. It's always been right in front of me." - Richelle Mead

"Long ago I realized that no other person would be to me what you are." - Virginia Woolf

"I realized the problem was me and nobody could change me except myself." - John Petworth

"I read hungrily and delightedly, and have realized since that you ca' write unless you read." - William Trevor

"Ah, Kurosaki, I see you've finally realized the importance of a cape. ~Uryu Ishida" - Tite Kubo

"Although it was the middle of winter, I finally realized that, within me, summer was inextinguishable." - Albert Camus

"Running, I soon realized, was the best way to stay ahead of fear." - Margot Livesey

"I realized early on that the academy and the literary world alike" - Harold Bloom

"I realized that a methane-oxygen rocket engine could achieve a specific impulse greater than 380." - Elon Musk

"And I realized again that real life is different from reel life." - Vikas Swarup

"I realized what a ridiculous lie my whole life has been." - Arthur Miller

"I realized ceativity is a renewable resource. You never run out of good ideas" - Biz Stone

"I realized the secret to success is finishing! And not just finishing, but finishing strong!" - Eric Thomas

"My values about learning changed. I realized that information changes situations." - Eric Thomas

"I realized that there was an actual job of making movies. They weren't created by elves." - Patrick Lussier

"Was thinking of taking a yoga class, then realized I wasn't gay. Whew. Close one." - Dov Davidoff

"I wasn't sure how I'd feel about breastfeeding, but quickly realized its brilliance." - Kelis

"I realized that so many clever people respect fashion so much." - Miuccia Prada

"I realized that the studios didn't really understand their own system." - George Hamilton

"I realized what an artist is and what it is to be an artist." - Sergei Polunin

"No fantasies, I don't think. Most of my fantasies have already been realized." - George Michael

"I suppose romantically there are fantasies that can still be realized. But not professionally." - George Michael

"I think that any important educational goal can be realized via several routes." - Howard Gardner

"On the fourth day of telecommuting, I realized that clothes are totally unnecessary." - Scott Adams

"I realized that my body can give me so much more." - Roberto Duran



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