Boys quotes

  • Is it a particularly British trait to so utterly adore truly appalling men, from Tony Hancock through to Steptoe and Alf Garnett, Captain Mainwaring, Rigsby, Del Boy, Victor Meldrew and on to David Brent from The Office. The most deeply adored characters are all simply vile.
    -- A. A. Gill

    #Character #Boys #Men

  • A broadsheet obituarist once pointed out to me that veteran soldiers die by rank. First to go are the generals, admirals and air marshals, then the brigadiers, then a bit of a gap and the colonels and wing commanders and passed-over majors, then a steady trickle of captains and lieutenants. As they get older and rarer, so the soldiers are mythologised and grow ever more heroic, until finally drummer boys and under-age privates are venerated and laurelled with honours like ancient field marshals. There is something touching about that.
    -- A. A. Gill

    #War #Boys #Air

  • Wherever they go, and whatever happens to them on the way, in that enchanted place on the top of the forest, a little boy and his Bear will always be playing.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Friendship #Boys #Grieving

  • Let me tell you, though: being the smartest boy in the world wasn’t easy. I didn’t ask for this. I didn’t want this. On the contrary, it was a huge burden. First, there was the task of keeping my brain perfectly protected. My cerebral cortex was a national treasure, a masterpiece of the Sistine Chapel of brains. This was not something that could be treated frivolously. If I could have locked it in a safe, I would have. Instead, I became obsessed with brain damage.
    -- A. J. Jacobs

    #Boys #Brain #World

  • The biggest misconception about me is the bad-boy image that everyone stuck me into due to my tattoos, drug days and the constant changes I make with my hair color.
    -- A. J. McLean

    #Tattoo #Boys #Hair

  • There's life outside Backstreet Boys that is going on and continuing.
    -- A. J. McLean

    #Boys #Backstreet Boys #Continuing

  • But people who really know me, know that I am not a bad boy at heart I am a big teddy bear.
    -- A. J. McLean

    #Heart #Boys #People

  • If you want something to play with go find yourself a toy, baby, my time is too expensive and I'm not a little boy.
    -- Aaron Neville

    #Baby #Boys #Play

  • Mrs. Landingham, does the President have free time this morning? The President has nothing but free time, Toby. Right now he's in the residence eating Cheerios and enjoying Regis and Kathie Lee. Should I get him for you? Sarcasm's a disturbing thing coming from a woman of your age, Mrs. Landingham. What age would that be, Toby? Late twenties? Atta boy.
    -- Aaron Sorkin

    #Morning #Sarcasm #Boys

  • Helen Mirren and Meryl Streep can play with the boys but there just aren't that many tour-de-force roles out there for women,
    -- Aaron Sorkin

    #Boys #Play #Roles

  • My world was completely different to other boys my age. When I was six I was earning money, and by 10 I was paying more tax than the parents of other pupils. I feel a lot older than my years. Because I was working with adults, I had to mature a lot quicker.
    -- Aaron Taylor-Johnson

    #Boys #Years #Parent

  • Sawyer was always the Vincent boy worth fighting for. He's the special one.
    -- Abbi Glines

    #Fighting #Boys #Special

  • Girl, there ain't a boy in this town who can hold a candle to Beau Vincent with his shirt off.
    -- Abbi Glines

    #Girl #Boys #Towns

  • Was it possible I'd labeled him incorrectly? Shallow jocksdidn't overcome adversity and accomplish the things Leif had. I'd labeled him, not even knowing him. Just because girls went gaga over him andevery boy wanted to be him didn't make him a jerk. The only jerk in the room happened to be the judgmental, elitist female. Me.
    -- Abbi Glines

    #Girl #Adversity #Boys

  • And you've got a boy right there who looks at you like he would drink your bathwater if you'd ask him!
    -- Abbi Glines

    #Boys #Looks #Drink

  • I was taking the bad boy off the market for good.
    -- Abbi Glines

    #Boys #Bad Boy

  • In addition to the social pressures from the scientific community there is also at work a very human trait of individual scientist. I call it the law of the instrument , and it may be formulated as follows: Give a small boy a hammer, and he will find that everything he encounters needs pounding. It comes as no particular surprise to discover that a scientist formulates problems in a way which requires for their solution just those techniques in which he himself is especially skilled.
    -- Abraham Kaplan

    #Boys #Law #Giving

  • My journey began with a single pencil. While traveling through India in 2006, I asked a boy begging on the streets, 'If you could have anything in the world, what would you want?' and he answered me with two words: 'A pencil.' Luckily, I had one in my pocket, and in the second it took me to give it to him, a defining dream was born.
    -- Adam Braun

    #Dream #Boys #Journey

  • I always think back to the original movies and to those quieter moments where Luke is out in A New Hope, and there are the two suns setting. It is the equivalent, basically, of a farm boy dying to get out of his small town and do something bigger. It's those kinds of universal themes that ground this whole thing in space.
    -- Adam Driver

    #Thinking #Boys #Space

  • I don't think it's fair - you get married, you give your wife a wedding ring. I think you should give her a mood ring. Oh, it may sound crass, but just check the color when you come home. 'Hi honey. Infernal red? Oh boy, I ain't getting laid, and I gotta cut the lawn, I know it.'
    -- Adam Ferrara

    #Home #Cutting #Boys

  • Well, we're living in a material world, and I'm a material girl... or boy.
    -- Adam Sandler

    #Girl #Boys #World

  • A long time ago, Trinity and I made a list of types of guys you should never date. We add to it every now and then. It includes things like never date a guy whose computer costs more than his car (you'll never get him to pay attention to you except over instant messages), never date a guy who has a pet lizard (he's probably into weird stuff in bed) and never under any circumstances go on a second date with a guy who says the word "married" on the first date (he'll turn out to be a mama's boy or a religious type)
    -- Adam Selzer

    #Religious #Boys #Car

  • Dancing and music were my first love. I was happiest at being a chorus boy.
    -- Adam Shankman

    #First Love #Boys #Dancing

  • When I was a small boy, old people used to squat down to my eye level and ask me what I wanted to be when I grew up, to which my answer was invariably, "a pirate." Their stunned silence was always very reassuring.
    -- Adam Young

    #Eye #Boys #People

  • A boy and a girl started dating after he backed his car into hers. They met by accident.
    -- Adam Young

    #Girl #Boys #Dating

  • Someone asked it felt and I was reminded of a story that a fellow townsman of ours used to tell--Abraham Lincoln. They asked him how he felt once after an unsuccessful election. He said he felt like a little boy who had stubbed his toe in the dark. He said that he was too old to cry, but it hurt too much to laugh.
    -- Adlai E. Stevenson

    #Hurt #Dark #Boys

  • If only one country, for whatever reason, tolerates a Jewish family in it, that family will become the germ center for fresh sedition. If one little Jewish boy survives without any Jewish education, with no synagogue and no Hebrew school, it [Judaism] is in his soul. Even if there had never been a synagogue or a Jewish school or an Old Testament, the Jewish spirit would still exist and exert its influence. It has been there from the beginning and there is no Jew, not a single one, who does not personify it.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Country #School #Boys

  • For this, to be sure, from the child's primer down to the last newspaper, every theater and every movie house, every advertising pillar and every billboard, must be pressed into the service of this one great mission, until the timorous prayer of our present parlor patriots: 'Lord, make us free!' is transformed in the brain of the smallest boy into the burning plea: Almighty God, bless our arms when the time comes; be just as thou hast always been; judge now whether we be deserving of freedom; Lord, bless our battle!
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Prayer #Children #Boys

  • I begin with the young. We older ones are used up but my magnificent youngsters! Are there finer ones anywhere in the world? Look at all these men and boys! What material! With you and I, we can make a new world.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Boys #Men #Looks

  • I am beginning with the young. We older ones are used up. Yes, we are old already. We are rotten to the marrow. We have no unrestrained instincts left. We are cowardly and sentimental. We are bearing the burden of a humiliating past, and have in our blood the dull recollection of serfdom and servility. But my magnificent youngsters! Are there finer ones anywhere in the world? Look at these young men and boys! What material! With them, I can make a new world.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Boys #Past #Men

  • I don't settle in any other area of my life when it comes to excellence, so why should I lower my standards when it comes to boys?
    -- Adriana Trigiani

    #Boys #Excellence #Settling

  • Energy has to be fed from a source. If you don't feed the source, it dissipates entirely.Same is true of liking a boy. If you cut off the thoughts, if you stop pinning, you're free to find a boy who is attainable.
    -- Adriana Trigiani

    #Cutting #Boys #Energy

  • I don't use a crap camera, I don't eat junk, and I'm not going to a dance where the boys are bores
    -- Adriana Trigiani

    #Boys #Use #Cameras

  • When I want to talk to someone from Golden Boy, I make sure Richard calls me. Bosses talk to bosses.
    -- Adrien Broner

    #Motivation #Boys #Boss

  • Now, being a girl, I was ashamed of my body and my lack of strength. So I tried to be a man. I shot, rode, jumped, and took part in all the fights of the boys.
    -- Agnes Smedley

    #Girl #Fighting #Boys

  • So I had to be the doctor to these wounded men until we could remove them to the hospital. There were fifty-four women and forty little boys with the Red Army prisoners, and I went daily to take care of them also.
    -- Agnes Smedley

    #Army #Boys #Men

  • If a boy, if a man, asks you if you're all right and you say yes, he'll always believe you and get on with what he wants to do. It's just the way they're made.
    -- Aidan Chambers

    #Believe #Boys #Men

  • Baseball should be the only thing on an eight year old boy's mind.
    -- Aidan Quinn

    #Baseball #Boys #Eight

  • What is my task? To get the gospel around the world in the shortest possible time to every man and woman and boy and girl!
    -- Aimee Semple McPherson

    #Girl #Boys #Men

  • When you get to play with the big boys, your game improves drastically.
    -- Ajay Naidu

    #Boys #Games #Play

  • The civil rights movement was very important in my house, and then Vietnam was very important 'cause there were two boys, so I came of age during a very heated political climate.
    -- Al Franken

    #Boys #Rights #Two

  • I remember as a boy when the conversation on civil rights was won in the South. I remember a time when one of my friends made a racist joke and another said, 'Hey man, we don't go for that anymore.'
    -- Al Gore

    #Boys #Men #Rights

  • Boys like Peter are afraid of alot of things, like nuclear annihilation and flunking algebra, but they're not afraid of wolves.
    -- Al Yankovic

    #Boys #Games #Nuclear

  • To tell the truth, girls are no longer the way they used to be. They play gangsters, nowadays, just like boys. They organize rackets. They plan holdups and practice karate. They will rape defenseless adolescents. They wear pants... Life has become impossible.
    -- Alain Robbe-Grillet

    #Girl #Boys #Practice

  • One of the hardest things for boys to learn is that a teacher is human. One of the hardest things for a teacher to learn is not to try and tell them.
    -- Alan Bennett

    #Teacher #Boys #Trying

  • We have fish and chips, which W. and I fetch from the shop in Settle market-place. Some local boys come in and there is a bit of chat between them and the fish-fryer about whether the kestrel under the counter is for sale....Only when I mention it to W. does he explain Kestrel is now a lager. I imagine the future is going to contain an increasing number of incidents like this, culminating with a man in a white coat saying to one kindly, "And now can you tell me the name of the Prime Minister?
    -- Alan Bennett

    #Boys #Men #Names

  • The boys feet have been up in the clouds since the win
    -- Alan Buckley

    #Soccer #Winning #Boys

  • In the days when the keepers of the house shall tremble, and the strong men shall bow themselves, and the grinders cease because they are few, and those that look out of the windows be darkened, I know one boy who won't be sweating. I intend to raise my coffin-lid briskly, throw a few things into an overnight bag, and, whistling something appropriate, prepare to meet my Maker.
    -- Alan Coren

    #Strong #Boys #Men

  • It's about how you exist as a person in the world, and the idea that your work is more important than you as a person is a horrible, horrible message. I always think about a little gay boy in Wisconsin or a little lesbian in Arkansas seeing someone like me, and if I cannot be open in my life, how on earth can they?
    -- Alan Cumming

    #Gay #Boys #Thinking

  • I had to be a grown-up when I should have been a little boy, and now that I'm a grown-up my little-boyness has exploded out of me. I've lived my life backwards.
    -- Alan Cumming

    #Boys #Littles #Should

  • The boy can do anything, but to be the star of the World Cup you have got to get to the final and win it!
    -- Alan Hansen

    #Stars #Winning #Boys

  • I've had to live with women all my life. I grew up with four older sisters, and I was the baby and the only boy.
    -- Alan Jackson

    #Baby #Boys #Four

  • I was a student in London in the '70s, so CBGB really wasn't on my radar at all. Obviously, I was aware of the emergence of the Police in England and as an art student, I was very aware of David Byrne, but I suppose my musical taste at that time certainly didn't stretch towards the Dead Boys or the Ramones.
    -- Alan Rickman

    #Art #Boys #Cbgb

  • From a boy I gloated on existence. Earth to me Seemed all-sufficient and my sojourn there One trembling opportunity for joy.
    -- Alan Seeger

    #Life #Boys #Opportunity

  • When I was a young boy I wanted to play for Newcastle United, I wanted to wear the number nine shirt and I wanted to score goals at St James' Park. I've lived my dream and I realise how lucky I've been to have done that.
    -- Alan Shearer

    #Dream #Boys #Play

  • My two boys were the same ages as the kids in the show. In real life or in between the breaks I was raising two kids off camera who were not unlike the two kids who were being paid to be my kids.
    -- Alan Thicke

    #Real #Kids #Boys

  • I'm a big boy. I've been through enough that I understand how things are.
    -- Alan Trammell

    #Boys #Enough #Bigs

  • It's easy for me to say that now, now I'm a father, I've got a four-and-a-half year old boy, I'm a different person. Well, I'm still the same person, but I'm different.
    -- Alan Vega

    #Father #Boys #Years

  • Black Velvet in that little boys smile, Black Velvet with that slow southern style. A new religion that'll bring you to your knees.
    -- Alannah Myles

    #Boys #Southern #Black

  • Some other memories of the funeral have stuck in my mind. The old boy’s face, for instance, when he caught up with us for the last time, just outside the village. His eyes were streaming with tears, of exhaustion or distress, or both together. But because of the wrinkles they couldn’t flow down. They spread out, crisscrossed, and formed a smooth gloss on the old, worn face.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Memories #Eye #Boys

  • Misery leads to crime. I saw so many boys whipped it ruined my mind.
    -- Albert Fish

    #Boys #Mind #Saws

  • Baseball gives ... a growing boy self-poise and self-reliance. Baseball is a man maker.
    -- Albert Goodwill Spalding

    #Baseball #Boys #Men

  • I don't know who I am or who I was. I know it less than ever. I do and I don't identify myself with myself. Everything is totally contradictory, but maybe I have remained exactly as I was as a small boy of twelve.
    -- Alberto Giacometti

    #Happiness #Boys #Who I Am

  • Home, home -- a few small rooms, stiflingly over-inhabited by a man, by a periodically teeming woman, by a rabble of boys and girls of all ages. No air, no space; an understerilized prison; darkness, disease, and smells.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Girl #Home #Boys

  • I can imagine myself on my death-bed, spent utterly with lust to touch the next world, like a boy asking for his first kiss from a woman.
    -- Aleister Crowley

    #Kissing #Boys #Lust

  • I think I was born because my parents had two boys and wanted to give it one more go and try for a girl... they got me instead.
    -- Alex Borstein

    #Girl #Boys #Thinking

  • I have nothing but praise for the boy. He is easily the best player in the world. His contribution as a goal threat is unbelievable. His stats are incredible. Strikes at goal, attempts on goal, raids into the penalty box, headers. It is all there. Absolutely astounding.
    -- Alex Ferguson

    #Boys #Player #Goal

  • A boy admiring a pretty girl. A rare thing to be certain. But love-true love-is something else.
    -- Alex Flinn

    #Girl #Boys #Love Is

  • Is this how you repay my goodness--with badness?” cried the boy. “Of course,” said the crocodile out of the corner of his mouth. “That is the way of the world.
    -- Alex Haley

    #Boys #World #Mouths

  • These powerbrokers, which bomb innocent countries and slaughter people, and, you know, pump the food chain full of garbage and just everything else they do, it's probably something fun for them. They really get off on being bad little boys.
    -- Alex Jones

    #Country #Fun #Boys

  • I love bad boys. They're the most fun to play.
    -- Alex Meraz

    #Fun #Boys #Play

  • You know, you hear about these movements for women, and for children, and for people who are any race but white, and you think that it's about time that men got a movement. Think about it. Guys can't play the piano, or dance, or sing. We can't cry, or be too happy, or show any emotion for that matter. The only thing we have left to us is anger, and even that we have to bottle up. Boys should be able to express what they feel and not have to endure people laughing at them, forcing them to wonder if they're gay or not, just because they like to paint.
    -- Alex Sanchez

    #Children #Gay #Boys

  • I know! It means when two boys are really happy ‘cause they love each other.” She laughed. He wasn’t certain whether to laugh along with her—or cry.
    -- Alex Sanchez

    #Mean #Boys #Two

  • Boys say they don't mind how you get your hair done. But then they leave you for someone with really great standard girl hair and the next thing you know you're alone with a masculine crop crying into your granola.
    -- Alexa Chung

    #Girl #Boys #Hair

  • Thank you, Jane Birkin, for providing me with infinite outfit ideas and the confidence to dress like a boy but act like a girl.
    -- Alexa Chung

    #Girl #Boys #Ideas

  • We'll find out soon enough," Xavier growled. "You don't see too many V Star 250s around here" "How do you know the bike model?" I asked. "I'm a boy. We like engines
    -- Alexandra Adornetto

    #Stars #Boys #Enough

  • Molly: So how do you think of Bryce Hamilton crowd so far? Boys hot enough for you? Bethany: I wouldn't say hot. Most of them seem to have a normal body temperature.
    -- Alexandra Adornetto

    #Boys #Thinking #Hot

  • When a girl cries, few things are more worthless than a boy
    -- Alexandra Bracken

    #Girl #Boys #Cry

  • Hey sexy boy, set me free, don't be so shy, play with me My dirty boy, can't you see, you are the one for meeeee.
    -- Alexandra Stan

    #Sexy #Dirty #Boys

  • It is rare that one can see in a little boy the promise of a man, but one can almost always see in a little girl the threat of a woman.
    -- Alexandre Dumas

    #Girl #Boys #Men

  • For some unknown reason, bad-boys draw you in despite the fact that they are jerks.
    -- Alexis Bledel

    #Boys #Facts #Bad Boy

  • Distorted history boasts of bellicose glory... and seduces the souls of boys to seek mystical bliss in bloodshed and in battles.
    -- Alfred Adler

    #Boys #Soul #Battle

  • When I was younger I was always big; I was a fat boy at school. I had an early growth spurt, and when I went to secondary school I was tall enough to be a policeman.
    -- Alfred Molina

    #School #Boys #Growth

  • Hanns Heinz Ewers tells a short story of a boy who was so unnatural of disposition as to take a special delight in people sick with elephantiasis. Our "European intellectuality" finds itself in an identical condition today which, through Jewish pens, worships the Kokoschka, Chagalls and Pechsteins as the leaders of the Art of the future. Features of degeneracy are already apparent, as, for instance, with Schwalbach, who dares representing Jesus as flat footed and bow legged.
    -- Alfred Rosenberg

    #Jesus #Art #Boys

  • I hate pretty-looking boys. I'd rather have a guy with a potbelly than one who's in the gym all the time and watches what he eats.
    -- Ali Larter

    #Hate #Boys #Guy

  • Success is to achieve some of your dreams that you have dreamed as a boy.
    -- Ali Suliman

    #Dream #Boys #Achieve

  • I was 13 when I first saw my mum's films. There were these boys who said to me, 'Your mum makes sexy films,' and I said, 'She doesn't.' Then I watched them and my mum makes sexy films! I'm a huge fan of my mum.
    -- Alice Englert

    #Sexy #Boys #Fans

  • I was really enjoying one of the screenings of 'Beautiful Creatures' and there was this little 14-year-old boy sitting next to me in the screening and I was laughing at all the jokes and I just felt really judged. I had to keep it down a bit. It's a bit embarrassing.
    -- Alice Englert

    #Beautiful #Boys #Years

  • I love to hang out with boys - I've got brothers - but I'm a girl's girl, in all the ways you can be girlie. Nails and chats and gossip magazines and reality TV and pop culture.
    -- Alice Eve

    #Girl #Brother #Boys

  • I don't just want to be the girl boys get excited about, I have no desire for people to see me in a sexy way. I won't do nudity ever.
    -- Alicia Silverstone

    #Girl #Sexy #Boys

  • Little boy, you remind me how so much depends of day made of now
    -- Alison McGhee

    #Mother #Son #Boys

  • I listen to some of you guys out there, hyper-reformed boys, you're concerned if you preach the gospel to the wrong person, the wrong person might get saved. So you don't want to preach it too good, 'well wait a minute, I don't think you should've been getting saved, I'm not sure you're in the group.' What do you mean in the group! If you breath you're in the group! If you have ears to hear you're in the group! And if you choose not to respond it's your own fault, not God's.
    -- Alistair Begg

    #Mean #Boys #Thinking

  • I was the Americans fair-haired boy
    -- Allan Nairn


  • You have an imperial presidency that makes Richard Nixon look like a boy scout.
    -- Allen West

    #Boys #Looks #Politics

  • A mother of a one-year-old boy is a movie star in a world without critics.
    -- Allison Pearson

    #Mother #Stars #Boys

  • That's cool." Hale nodded, unfazed. "But just so you know, that"---he pointed to the piece of metal peeking out from behind the stage---"is a Hurst 5,000 PSI hydraulic spreader-cutter, more commonly know as the Jaws of Life." "So?" "So I'm not a normal boy.
    -- Ally Carter

    #Boys #Pieces #Normal

  • How sweet is that? I know I'm no boy expert, but I have heard entire lectures on reading body language, and I have to say that assuming that a person will have forgotten your name is way high on my "indicators of humbleness" list (not that I have one, but I totally have a starting point now).
    -- Ally Carter

    #Sweet #Reading #Boys

  • You might think being the target of an international terrorist organization, an amnesiac, and a girl with hair dyed in the middle of the night by Macey McHenry would make people stare at you. Well, try walking into the Grand Hall with seriously puffy eyes while holding hands. With a boy.
    -- Ally Carter

    #Girl #Eye #Boys

  • When Zach said, "Im going to kill Dr. Steve." It wasn't the angered threat of a worried boy; it was the calm, cool statement of an operative trained to do exactly that. And that, I think, is why it scared me. But it wasn't as terrifying as the look in Bex's eyes when she said, "Not if I find him first.
    -- Ally Carter

    #Eye #Boys #Thinking

  • You'd better not be trying to steal that," she said. The boy shrugged and reached for the small rolling suitcase at her feet. "I wouldn't dare." "Because I'm an excellent yeller." "I don't doubt it." "And fighter. My cousin gave me this nail file... the thing's just like a switchblade.
    -- Ally Carter

    #Cousin #Boys #Feet