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Actually, the curious thing is that the more you become a subject of admiration or loathing, the more you're examined under a microscope, the distance seems to open up between who you really are and the portrayals that people impose on you.
I'm not anybody's judge; I don't know what motivates people to do what they do. But I have a lot of admiration for anybody who can start with absolutely nothing and make a little something out of it.
Between flattery and admiration there often flows a river of contempt.
Here in Barcelona, it's the architects who built the buildings that made the city iconic who are the objects of admiration - not a bunch of half-witted monarchs.
My admiration for the phenomenon of Alcoholics Anonymous is boundless.
I've always hoped 'Chopped' would telegraph our enormous affection and love and admiration for chefs and food, but at the same time, we are inflicting extraordinary cruelty on them.
Whatever our creed, we stand with admiration before the sublime character of Jesus.
E. Stanley Jones
Of course, Einstein was a very great scientist indeed, and I have enormous respect for him, and great admiration for the discoveries he made. But he was very committed to a view of the objectivity of the physical world.
By adversity are wrought the greatest works of admiration, and all the fair examples of renown, out of distress and misery are grown.
There has also been much love, joy, evidence of admiration, there has never been one without the other.
I have a huge admiration for the House of Lords, I have a huge admiration for the people who work in the House of Lords, they're great public servants and they do an absolutely tremendous job.
I have a great deal of respect and admiration for people who put themselves on the line.
I have health. I have a wonderful support system. I have the admiration of millions of strangers, which I do not underestimate.
Indians have a big problem with alcohol and drugs. I grew up with an admiration for their culture and was sensitive to their problems.
I leave CNN with the utmost respect, love and admiration for the company and everyone who works here. This has been my family and shared endeavor for the past 27 years, and I am forever grateful and proud of all that we have accomplished.
I wonder sometimes if the motivation for writers ought to be contempt, not admiration.
Orson Scott Card
Directing has only increased my admiration and respect for what it is that actors do.
I remember years ago being on the set of 'Dreamcatcher' and not only did I have such great admiration for Morgan Freeman and was just thrilled to be around him, I was struck by the fact that he seemed to be having perhaps more fun than I was at his job. And I thought, 'Well, that's very promising.'
For Debussy the musician and the man I have had profound admiration, but by nature I'm different from him. I think I have always personally followed a direction opposed to that of the symbolism of Debussy.
The earth incites the wonder and admiration of man even though he is imperfect and his understanding greatly limited.
Joseph Franklin Rutherford
I don't deal well with admiration if it's for something I haven't done. Other than exist.
Lisa Marie Presley
I still don't feel I know Hitchcock at all. I find that the more one looks, the more elusive he becomes. But my admiration for Hitchcock the filmmaker remains undiminished. He is a giant of the cinema and the darkness in him informs his cinematic language. You can't separate one from the other.
I have tremendous admiration for everyone who enters the political arena so long as their goal is to do what they believe is right for the people of New York.
Ignorance is the mother of admiration.
I act and perform in hopes of getting attention and admiration.
I would love to have dinner with Jay-Z and Beyonce. I think we would have a lot to chat about. I like them both so much, and I love them as a couple. I like that they are both at the top of their game - and that they have a mutual respect and admiration for each other.
For David Parker and Daniel Parker, with the respect and admiration of their father, who grew up with them.
Robert B. Parker
I'm pretty upfront about my love and admiration for the military. One of the perks of making movies is that you get to sort of follow your own passions, and I believe quite passionately that we don't pay enough attention and respect to our veterans. Not just our wounded veterans, but all veterans.
I feel, as never before, how justly, from the dawn of history to the present time, men have paid the homage of their gratitude and admiration to the memory of those who nobly sacrifice their lives, that their fellow-men may live in safety and in honor.
Admittedly great though these reasons be, they are not the principal grounds, that is, those which may rightfully claim for themselves the privilege of the highest admiration.
Giovanni Pico della Mirandola
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