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People need realness, reality. People can sense when someone is being pretentious or fake. It's because you feel it; you see it in someone's body language.
I think energy is the most important thing that we can give to people as performers. Anything else is a little bit pretentious. But energy is not.
Sunglasses are great, but I always feel a bit pretentious wearing sunglasses. I mean, I do love to wear them.
I don't want to sound pretentious, but you could hire a bunch of monkeys to be on a TV show, and if it's successful, then everything's perfect and everybody's happy.
Our business is infested with idiots who try to impress by using pretentious jargon.
I don't want to sound too silly or pretentious about this, but, you know, I love being in Paris. I love working at Louis Vuitton. I love fashion. That's why I do it. No one's forcing me to do this. And nobody forces anyone to buy it. It's a real love affair.
I don't wanna sound pretentious talking about myself.
I think it's pretentious to create art just for the sake of stroking the artists ego.
I just love real characters; they're not pretentious, and every emotion is on the surface, they're regular working people. Their likes, their dislikes, their loves, their hates, their passions; they're all right there on the surface.
David O. Russell
Stand-up comedy and comedy in general is the ultimate form of free speech, because you get to poke holes in all the pretentious bubbles politicians and pundits and popes and pretenders try to float over our heads.
Sometimes with pop music, you have to see it to love it. With soul music, it's sparse. There's nothing that's pretentious or planned. It's just so gutsy.
I never want to be pretentious.
I'm not trying to sound pretentious, but we did sell 12 million records on the first album, so we did get paid a little bit.
When I was growing up, I was the most pretentious person I have ever met. I only read obscure books and watched obscure movies and only listened to obscure music.
I'm so tired of this vision of fashion of a diva with a big ego, and you think of big dark glasses to be pretentious and keep far away from the people.
What I don't like are pompous, pretentious movies.
No one wants to be pretentious about what they do or take it seriously, because that is just weird.
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Any image I have, it's just what I do, but it comes off as being very pretentious. When you're a bit in the public astigmatism, anything you do seems like you did it so somebody would see you do it, like showing up at the right parties.
What I'm bringing to the pop table is that I'm not pretentious.
I don't want to sound pretentious, but I love art, I like to go to museums, and I like to read books.
I've learned through experience of playing different characters, some of whom were jerks, that when you play a character who is pretentious or obnoxious, in any way, it's important to knock them down a peg.
In the Lamborghini I have to avoid certain roads because of pot holes, and there's nowhere to put my drink, no cup holder. And I'm not going to lie, it looks pretentious. I used to think it was cool to, like, drive it to dinner. Now? Like I really need to be looked at any more.
Ever since I was a small child, I've had this feeling - it's in my nature, and so it's not even pretentious - that if everyone's going one way, I will go the other, just by some kind of spirit of defiance.
I don't like pretentious films or pretentious people.
I must have been a really pretentious little girl.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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