quote by Lewis Howard Latimer

Add to this the pride of achievement; the desire to rank among the successful souls on earth, and we have the factors which have brought some of the ablest of human beings into the limelight that revealed them to an admiring world, as leaders and examples.

— Lewis Howard Latimer

Cheering Limelight quotations

We need more of the Office Desk and less of the Show Window in politics.

Let men in office substitute the midnight oil for the limelight.

There are certain shades of limelight that can wreck a girl's complexion.

I truly believe that people like myself, who are in a position of entertainers in the limelight, should keep their mouth shut on politics.

I can't understand why Scholes has never won the player of the year award.

He should have won it long ago. Maybe it's because he doesn't seek the limelight like some of the other 'stars'.

I have always been focused on my job.

No profession allows you the luxury of being half-focused. If you're not into it, you're not there. And the film industry is all the more harsh in these cases, perhaps because it's a business of the limelight.

In the old days villains had moustaches and kicked the dog.

Audiences are smarter today. They don't want their villain to be thrown at them with green limelight on his face. They want an ordinary human being with failings.

When a young artist is ready, one has to bring him into the limelight.

Being in the limelight has its minuses.

That's what all we are: amateurs. We don't live long enough to be anything else.

I love being an older comic now. It's like being an old soccer or an old baseball player. You're in the Hall of Fame and it's nice, but you're no longer that person in the limelight on the spot doing that thing.

I have zero desire, just so you know, to be in the limelight.

I don't think it's good for the country to have a former president criticize his successor. You're not going to see me giving my opinions in the public arena, until I start selling my book. I'm going to emerge then submerge.

I'm always honest, whether I'm in the limelight or not.

I make conscious decisions to stay out of the limelight.

Without my make-up I'm pretty much the girl next door.

With my time in the limelight, I regret that I didnt use it more to push vegetarianism. I support vegetarian options in the school lunch program.

The ability to speak is a short cut to distinction.

It puts a man in the limelight, raises him head and shoulders above the crowd.

My brother Cody is 19. He wants to stay out of the limelight and become a lawyer. I want him to be an entertainment lawyer, so he can help me out!

On occasions I have been big-headed. I think most people are when they get in the limelight. I call myself Big Head just to remind myself not to be.

Coming back to a television series puts you back in the limelight and gives you a platform for your ideas. If you're not acting on a series, you don't get the ability to communicate to people.

I made career decisions that came from the part of me who wanted to shun the limelight.

Hmm, limelight... No, I'm not Sienna Miller or Angelina Jolie. I'm very lucky and happy, but I still find it very difficult to get good scripts and good roles. It's really a jungle out there.

My wife has been my closest friend, my closest advisor.

And ... she's not somebody who looks to the limelight, or even is wild about me being in politics. And that's a good reality check on me. When I go home, she wants me to be a good father and a good husband. And everything else is secondary to that.

I think that when you are in the limelight it is part of your obligation to be a good role model. A lot of kids look up to you, and you are given a God-given talent, so it is your responsibility. It isn't hard to deal with. I never have to think twice about doing anything.

It might seem paradoxical given my profession, but I'm not someone who likes to be in the limelight.

Living in the limelight: the universal dream for those who wish to SEEM.

Those who wish to BE, must put aside the alienation, get on with the fascination, the real relation, the underlying theme.

There is a time and place for being in the limelight.

As far as being away from the spotlight, well, a certain air of exclusivity is always good.

Being First Lady is playing supporting act.

I am not seeking notoriety and I am not seeking to grab the limelight.

In a nation of celebrity worshipers, amid followers of the cult of personality, individual modesty becomes a heroic quality. I find heroism in the acceptance of anonymity, in the studied resistance to the normal American tropism toward the limelight.

When I was younger, I was ready to go off at any time.

My wife, Linda, and I would go out to the Limelight in New York, and I would see people and be able to freeze them with a look. People were even too scared of me to tell me that people were scared of me.

Put a rogue in the limelight and he will act like an honest man.

I think Ricky Williams had his time in the limelight.

And I think it was good for what it was worth, and that was that.

Anyone must remember that dad left when I was 3 years old.

Mom and I lived out of the limelight. We lived a totally different life.

I try to make very careful decisions about what I choose to do, and it's - I know that unfortunately one of the misperceptions about me, I think, is that I'm sort of a moth to the limelight.

Time is the best author. It always writes the perfect ending.

I love my job. But all the stuff that comes with it, the thought of being propelled into the limelight again is not something I sit around and fantasize about, certainly. I'd much rather just do my work, and then go home and read my books and watch movies.

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