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  • Now every club promoter wanna bid like auctions, cause I pack shows, sell ticks Celtics like Boston.

    Boston   Auctions   Clubs  
  • I have been tight as a tick! Fried as a mink! Stiff as a goat!

    Drinking   Goats   Tick  
    Tallulah Bankhead (1952). “Tallulah: My Autobiography”, p.92, Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • At AT&T, I learned an awful lot about people, and how important it is to have the right people in the right jobs. And when I say 'right people,' I'm not talking about their college degree or work history; I'm talking about things like bearing - How does this person interact with other people? Can he or she talk to you and not tick you off?

    Jobs   College   Talking  
  • People know that both my parents were shrinks so I was sort of raised in an atmosphere where there was that interest in the human mechanism and the human psyche and what makes people tick. And yes, I think I'm particularly creative and adventurous and improvisational and spontaneous in my inner impulses and patterns and deeply curious and appetized in the unfathomably mysterious and delicious phenomena that is the human being and who we really are.

    "HOLLYWOOD INSIDER: Jeff Goldblum Talks Law & Order: Criminal Intent’s New Detective and More!". Interview, eclipsemagazine.com. April 29, 2009.
  • I felt all the ways in which this world seemed so, so enormous--the height of the trees, the hush and tick of the forest, the shift of the sunlight and shadows--but also so, so removed.

    Tree   Shadow   World  
  • Tell me what ticks you off, and I will tell you what makes you tick.

    Character   Tick  
    Dr Lloyd John Ogilvie (1985). “Making Stress Work for You”, W Publishing Group
  • An occasional lucky guess as to what makes a wife tick is the best a man can hope for, Even then, no sooner has he learned how to cope with the tick than she tocks.

    Learning   Men   Wife  
  • Critics are like ticks on a dog or tits on a motor: ornamental but dysfunctional.

    Dog   Tick   Critics  
    Edward Abbey (2015). “A Voice Crying in the Wilderness”, p.34, RosettaBooks
  • Sometimes I even felt like he dated me as part of his plan, like they were going to have a checklist on the application, and one of the things to tick off was going to be, "Do you have a reasonably intelligent girlfriend who shares your aspirations, and who is fully prepared to accept your limited availability?

    John Green, Lauren Myracle, Maureen Johnson (2009). “Let It Snow: Three Holiday Stories”, p.46, Penguin
  • I don't ever want to go backwards, I quite like it. I like the freedom and I like the - What I set out to do was to make a big action-adventure movie that ticks all the boxes in terms of audience expectations and spectacle, and yet also make a very personal film and it feels like I've gotten away with that, I've managed that.

    Source: collider.com
  • We want to fan the flames of Christians for whom inerrancy and the authority of Scripture are not mere shibboleths, but part of her life beat, part of the beating heart of what makes them tick. They revere Scripture, not because Scripture becomes an idol, but because it discloses God who is especially come after us in salvation and redemption through the person of his son, his cross, his resurrection, the full sweep of the gospel.

    Christian   Heart   Son  
    Source: www.booksataglance.com
  • If you scratch below the surface and ask what really makes me tick, it's the liberalism of trying to promote freedom and opportunity. Promoting social mobility is one of the keys to that.

  • It's nice to know that if you've worked really hard at something, it gets recognised with a tick in the success column - however you define that, be it making a bunch of dough, which the actors never see much of, or whether it's a piece that's enlightening or stays with the audience maybe six, seven or even eight or 10 years later.

    Nice   Eight   Years  
    "Inkheart - Brendan Fraser interview". Interview with Rob Carnevale, www.indielondon.co.uk.
  • I suddenly had this really mad desire to have an affair with a woman. I was divorced. I was childless. I figured there's got to be one more way to really tick off my mom.

    Mom   Mad   Desire  
  • Good doctors get a mechanic's pleasure in making you tick over.

    Doctors   Tick   Pleasure  
  • We're used to institutional-maintenance Catholicism, in which the institution ticks along by its own inertia and people are "born" into the Church. Francis knows that is over and done with: "Kept" Catholicism, whether "kept" by legal establishment or by cultural habit, has no future.

    Source: eppc.org
  • If God spent 180 million years making dinosaurs, what makes us think Man is so special, a tick of the clock before midnight?

    Thinking   Men   Years  
  • Each of us should think of the future. Every puff on a cigarette is another tick closer to a time bomb of terrible consequences. Christopher Hitchens didn't care about the consequences of smoking cigarettes. Tragically, he died of throat cancer in December 2011.

  • I think bringing depth to characters means really needing to find out who this girl is, what is she passionate about, what makes her tick, what gets her going in life. So I did a lot of backstory for who she was and sometimes it comes across screen and sometimes it doesn't. You never know, because you're not the director, but you can only do your work and hope that it somehow subtly is infiltrated in that. But I think the characters I've played for the most part have depth, just not in the way that you think they do.

    Girl   Character   Mean  
  • So on and on I go, the seconds tick the time out There's so much left to know, and I'm on the road to find out.

    Tick   Knows   Seconds  
    Song: On The Road To Find Out, Album: Tea for the Tillerman
  • You can't control everything. You can't control how someone feels about you. Or what makes them tick. You can only control how you react, how you act, how you think and feel.

    Thinking   Tick   Feels  
    Maya Banks (2013). “Rush”, p.122, Penguin
  • One of my favorite guys was Ronnie Lott. I had and have such tremendous respect for him that when I finally got a chance to coach him, I couldn't get enough of uncovering and understanding what made him tick and what made him be who he was.

    Source: bleacherreport.com
  • Poly means more than one, and ticks are bloodsucking parasites.

    Mean   Tick   Parasites  
    Kinky Friedman (2008). “What Would Kinky Do?: How to Unscrew a Screwed-Up World”, p.88, Macmillan
  • I love the communication aspect with my athletes. I like the one on one time with my athletes but really its about making them better athletes and finding out what makes them tick.

  • I want to know about what makes an athlete tick.

    Athlete   Want   Tick  
  • While physics and mathematics may tell us how the universe began, they are not much use in predicting human behavior because there are far too many equations to solve. I'm no better than anyone else at understanding what makes people tick, particularly women.

  • I think my parents were really smart parents. I think they were, actually, pretty progressive for the time. The one thing that they really wanted me to know is what makes me tick, what I am about, how I approach life. And I think what my parents really wanted for me was for me to be who I am.

  • So the crew fly on with no thought that they are in motion. Like night over the sea, they are very far from the earth, from towns, from trees. The clock ticks on. The dials, the radio lamps, the various hands and needles go though their invisible alchemy. . . . and when the hour is at hand the pilot may glue his forehead to the window with perfect assurance. Out of oblivion the gold has been smelted: there it gleams in the lights of the airport.

    Night   Airports   Light  
  • I grew up Baptist and still go to church. I myself have explored other religions, because I want to know what it is that makes other people tick. I find we're all talking about the same thing, really - it's all God.

    Talking   People   Church  
  • I've had a reoccurring dream about hanging out with Britney Spears, so maybe it would be fun to chill with her for a bit? Like, see what makes her tick. I had this dream once about Britney, that we were going to get married or something, and so I had to meet her parents but we were stuck on a beach in these sand dunes - and at this point between the dreams and self-portrait, you know way too much about me.

    Dream   Beach   Fun  
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