Top Spotlight Quotes

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1. "The world awaits Beijing's hosting of the 2008 Olympics, an occasion which will bring into the global spotlight the dramatic advances China is making in enhancing the quality of life for its people."
Author: Alexander Haig
2. "They were all dressed in their finest as though life really were some magical stage play in which every moment ought to be illuminated with its own bright spotlight."
Author: Anna Godbersen
3. "On the stage Tristen bent over the piano, his fingers swift and sure, his blond hair gleaming under the spotlight. I glanced around at the audience, watching their faces, gratified that they were as captivated as I was by the dark, thunderous song that Tristen conjured."
Author: Beth Fantaskey
4. "For official record, announce instructor, the state requires no epic hero. No strive achieve personal celebrity of spotlight and applause. Lectures instructor, the state desires best ideal perform as mediocre. No gain attention showboat. No buffoon. Best effort so occur average. Suppress climbing ego. Become ordinary. Invisible."
Author: Chuck Palahniuk
5. "Outside, the sleet had gotten thicker. You could hear it pebbling against the large glass windows, you could see it swirling wildly through the spotlights of street lamps. It was the kind of night when you might expect to see a skeleton flying through the air, its ragged black shroud flapping in the wind."
Author: Dan Chaon
6. "The spotlight will always be on me, but it's something I'm learning to live with as the years go by."
Author: David Beckham
7. "As Blake leaned down to accept her hug she whispered, "Remember when you and Livia tried to hog the spotlight at my wedding? Just when you and Livia get to the good part, Cole and I are going to have porno sex right there."She and John took one small step at a time. She was obviously much more concerned about tripping than Kyle had been. During her descent, Blake just looked. Her white gown fit her frame perfectly, and the strapless dress revealed the gentle, tempting curves of her shoulders. Her bouquet contained the paper-napkin roses he'd made for her, combined with baby's breath. A flowing train cascaded down the stairs behind Livia, and an even longer veil billowed in the gentle breeze like a blown wish."
Author: Debra Anastasia
8. "Billboard called my solo album, 'Standing In The Spotlight,' a great party album and even said that my raps put the Beastie Boys to shame."
Author: Dee Dee Ramone
9. "And, now, come to this spotWhere the spotlight is hotAnd you'll see in the spotlightA Juggling JottWho can juggle some stuffYou might think he could not...Such as twenty-two question marks,Which is a lot.Also forty-four commasAnd, also, one dot!That's the kind of Circus McGurkus I've got!"
Author: Dr. Seuss
10. "By putting the spotlight on the female child and framing her as the ideal of beauty, he condemns the mature woman to invisibility. In fact, the modern Western man enforces Immanuel Kant's nineteenth-century theories: To be beautiful, women have to appear childish and brainless. When a woman looks mature and self-assertive, or allows her hips to expand, she is condemned ugly. Thus, the walls of the European harem separate youthful beauty from ugly maturity."
Author: Fatema Mernissi
11. "How little the public realizes what a girl must go through before she finally appears before the spotlight that is thrown upon the stage."
Author: Florenz Ziegfeld
12. "If writers possess a common temperament, it's that they tend to be shy egomaniacs; publicity is the spotlight they suffer for the recognition they crave."
Author: Gail Caldwell
13. "I have taken a break from the media spotlight for the past few years."
Author: Gemma Ward
14. "The bad smell around the transfer of lucre was that it smacked of providing for her after my death. Neither of us could quite keep that out. Therefore we gave it its moment in the spotlight. I plan on staying alive, I said. But in case I don't you'll have what you need. Just promise me you'll always buy beautiful underwear. You drive a hard bargain, she said, but okay."
Author: Glen Duncan
15. "The moon passed overhead in its path from the Vinkus, and she felt its accusatory spotlight, and moved back from the tall windows."
Author: Gregory Maguire
16. "I wasn't naked, I was completely covered by a blue spotlight."
Author: Gypsy Rose Lee
17. "I don't think Michael had to retire for us to get the spotlight, because when you win, it commands attention."
Author: Hakeem Olajuwon
18. "I'm kind of a low-key guy. The spotlight doesn't suit me. I'm more of a side dish--cole slaw or French fries or a Wham! backup singer."
Author: Haruki Murakami
19. "You go on these Internet blogs and people say the meanest things. I'm a normal person. Just because I'm in the spotlight doesn't mean I'm God's gift to the world. I'm learning and making mistakes just like every other 17-year-old girl out there."
Author: Hayden Panettiere
20. "She talks with a broken heart - Her voice lutes brokenly like a heart lost, musically too, like in a lost grove, it's almost too much to bear sometimes like some fantastic futuristic Jerry Southern singer in a nightclub who steps up to the mike in the spotlight in Las Vegas but doesn't even have to sing, just talk, to make men sigh and women wonder I guess..."
Author: Jack Kerouac
21. "I had to wonder if the Lord above had flashed a heavenly spotlight over my head and whispered, "Preach this sermon just for her. She's not going to get the message otherwise."
Author: Janice Thompson
22. "Here's the truth: People, even regular people, are never just any one person with one set of attributes. It's not that simple. We're all at the mercy of the limbic system, clouds of electricity drifting through the brain. Every man is broken into twenty-four-hour fractions, and then again within those twenty-four hours. It's a daily pantomime, one man yielding control to the next: a backstage crowded with old hacks clamoring for their turn in the spotlight. Every week, every day. The angry man hands the baton over to the sulking man, and in turn to the sex addict, the introvert, the conversationalist. Every man is a mob, a chain gang of idiots."
Author: Jonathan Nolan
23. "The Earth Is My Stage And The Sun Is My Spotlight"
Author: Joshua Teya
24. "People who do a job that claims to be creative have to be alone to recharge their batteries. You can't live 24 hours a day in the spotlight and remain creative. For people like me, solitude is a victory."
Author: Karl Lagerfeld
25. "I know from growing up in the spotlight, as it were, that the most important thing is your family."
Author: Kate Burton
26. "I don't live in the spotlight, and I don't live my life in front of the paparazzi. I live very comfortably and quietly as possible."
Author: Kirsten Dunst
27. "The woman turns away; one wing blackens like an onyx gem while the other glows white like a bright spotlight. She flies into the sky, leaving the crowd staring in astonishment. Angels fly away in two directions. Half make a black storm of moving, twisting shapes. The other half forms a white-as-snow moving cloud. The ranks are divided."
Author: Laura Kreitzer
28. "Some people are willing to betray years of friendship just to get a little bit of the spotlight."
Author: Lauren Conrad
29. "I know I'll be under a spotlight, I know I'll be under the microscope."
Author: Lisa Guerrero
30. "So few people are truly themselves when they're in the spotlight."
Author: Lucinda Williams
31. "Growing up in the public spotlight and having insecurities like every other girl, I really know what it's like to feel self-conscious."
Author: Mandy Moore
32. "It's pretty refreshing to be in a situation where the spotlight is on someone else."
Author: Marion Cotillard
33. "The difference is that with fame comes a spotlight, one which has recently made it impossible to ignore the fact that more and more of those folks we place on pedestals aren't even pausing to consider an option other than lying."
Author: Michael Musto
34. "I've known the glory of the stage and the glory of the spotlight. I still crave it. I want to be on 'American Bandstand' and 'Soul Train' as a solo artist. As a producer, songwriter and arranger, I help other artists say what they want to say. But on my records, I say what I want to say."
Author: Narada Michael Walden
35. "How do you judge the brightness of a light when you're the source? A spotlight can never see the shadows it casts."
Author: Neal Shusterman
36. "Having shaved my head for the role put a spotlight on me."
Author: Persis Khambatta
37. "As she was working out the calculations in her head, she forgot to really worry about all the physical things that were getting in the way--the balancing of the bow, the aiming, the fear she wasn't going to get it right--and suddenly it all just clicked. She felt it come into sudden, sharp focus, like a spotlight had suddenly focused on her, and she let go of the arrow. That instant, she knew it would hit the target. She let the bow rock gracefully forward on the balance point, watching the arrow, and it smacked into the exact center of her crudely drawn paper circle. Physics. She loved physics. Shane arrived just as she put the arrow into the center, and slowed down, staring from the target to Claire, standing straight and tall, bow still held loosely in one hand and ready to shoot again. "You look so hot right now," he said."
Author: Rachel Caine
38. "It's amazing to be able to play the sport that I grew up loving so much and that I have a strong passion for. I'm just having a ball. There's a lot of pressure that comes with being in the spotlight and being a superstar and a role model, but I'm enjoying it."
Author: Reggie Bush
39. "I'm not shy in the spotlight. I might seem austere and even arrogant, but far from it, I'm actually shy."
Author: Riccardo Muti
40. "If you search for poverty, you'll find it, often in the family. Why? Because the family makes this great investment, from which we all benefit, but for which no-one helps. We have to point the spotlight on the family, and make political choices that sustain the family."
Author: Rocco Buttiglione
41. "Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all."
Author: Sam Ewing
42. "Everyone who's ever been jealous because it's my face in the magazines and not theirs. Every person who can't believe or accept that someone can reach my level of success without being a total prick. Trust me, it's not the lies that hurt people. It's the willingness of everyone else to believe them. And then there are those who come out of the woodwork to back your accuser because it gives them the spotlight for three seconds. They can't stand the fact that you've risen above your past and that they have no excuse for never rising above theirs. In their minds, you need to be taken down a notch and they need to be raised a few, off the lies they tell about you. Because in the end, they know you, they've seen the real you, and by backing your accusers, they make other people think that maybe they were close to you – at least that's what they claim. It's a sick world and I'm disgusted with it. (Aiden)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
43. "Often the presence of mind and energy of a person remote from the spotlight decide the course of history for centuries to come."
Author: Stefan Zweig
44. "As she sits in a booth, it never occurs to her to observe herself, and thus she is spared the image of a girl sitting alone in a bar on Saturday night. A girl who is willing to give every ounce of herself to someone, who could never betray her lover, who never suspects maliciousness of anyone, and whose sexuality sleeps within her, waiting to be stirred. .... She keeps working to make connections, but the pile of near misses is starting to overwhelm her. What Mirabelle needs is some omniscient voice to illuminate and spotlight her, and to inform everyone that this one has value, this one over here, the one sitting in the bar by herself, and then to find her counterpart and bring him to her."
Author: Steve Martin
45. "I couldn't do my show without spending 12 years on the streets of Humboldt Park. It made me a better interrogator. Still, if they had taken me out of my squad car and gave me a show, I would've been terrible. But on 'Springer,' the spotlight was on Jerry and I got to grow up within the show."
Author: Steve Wilkos
46. "I ran spotlight. Swept up. Did box office. Ran the lighting board. But acting was the most fun."
Author: Tim Robbins
47. "You're my world, babe. Mine. Not theirs. They can have me, but they can't have you, too…. I meant it when I said forever… You are it for me… The me that is standing in front of you right now is not the same me that's out there in the spotlight… They only get the outside, not the inside. That's for you."
Author: Tina Reber
48. "I'm facing upstage, with my back to the audience, and the spotlight comes up on my back as I start singing."
Author: Tom Wopat
49. "I always had the sense of being in the spotlight, being on stage, being looked at."
Author: Vincent Cassel
50. "Luster returned, wearing a stiff new straw hat with a colored band and carrying a cloth cap. The hat seemed to isolate Luster's skull, in the beholder's eye as a spotlight would, in all its individual planes and angles. So peculiarly individual was its shape that at first glance the hat appeared to be on the head of someone standing immediately behind Luster."
Author: William Faulkner

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