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We seldom praise anyone in good earnest, except such as admire us.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Fools admire, but men of sense approve.
Think of and look at your work as though it were done by your enemy. I you look at it to admire it, you are lost.
In Europe, we admire grown-up women; I think men revere older women.
The writers we tend to universally admire, like Beckett, or Kafka, or TS Eliot, are not very prolific.
I want to act and direct like Jodie Foster. I admire her because she went to college and she is still doing the same thing.
I didn't do anything at the Queen, whom I admire.
I admire the world of the books and the characters that she's created, but I'm not an addict of Harry Potter. I don't feel possessive about it.
I would love to have been a painter in the tradition of the surrealist painters who I admire so much.
J. G. Ballard
I admire directors so much, I find them incredible: they manage such a huge number of people of different characters, think of the money involved.
We all admire the wisdom of people who come to us for advice.
I just want to work, and learn from people I respect and admire.
Humans have a fraught relationship with beasts. They are our companions and our chattel, our family members and our laborers, our household pets and our household pests. We love them and cage them, admire them and abuse them. And, of course, we cook and eat them.
I wish I was a more religious person. I really admire Martin Sheen for his Catholicism. It's such a bedrock. I wish I had that in my life.
Some of my best experiences are with writer/directors. Guy Ritchie is one. I feel they have a clearer view of what they want to do. They haven't got to try and interpret someone's writing; it's all theirs. I really admire that.
I admire Rihanna.
Not that there is anything wrong with confessional songwriting, there are plenty of people that do that I admire. I think it is great, it just isn't how I do things.
When somebody who makes movies for a living - either as an actor, writer, producer or director - lives to be a certain age, you have to admire them. It is an act of courage to make a film - a courage for which you are not prepared in the rest of life. It is very hard and very destructive. But we do it because we love it.
Tom Sleigh's poetry is hard-earned and well founded. I great admire the way it refuses to cut emotional corners and yet achieves a sense of lyric absolution.
I do not admire politicians; but when they are excellent in their way, one cannot help allowing them their due.
Traditionally, baseball punishes preening. In a society increasingly tolerant of exhibitionism, it is splendid when a hitter is knocked down because in his last at bat he lingered at the plate to admire his home run.
I like to work with people that I like hanging out with, that I admire, that are really smart and talented, and we can problem solve together.
I know people that I respect and admire and look up to who have had extra-marital affairs.
I think that George Lucas' 'Star Wars' films are fantastic. What he's done, which I admire, is he has taken all the money and profit from those films and poured it into developing digital sound and surround sound, which we are using today.
I consider fiction a very high-class form of lying. I enjoy and admire it enormously, but I don't think I'm very good at it.
Listen, here's the thing about an English degree - if you sat somebody down and asked them to make a list of the writers they admire over the last hundred years, see how many of them got a degree in English.
Leonardo da Vinci
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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