Top 435 Quotes & Sayings by Trinidadian Authors

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I find it soothing, the thought of a movie theater.
You don't need a group of superstars, you need a team working together to bring you better results.
The world is always in movement. — © V. S. Naipaul
The world is always in movement.
It is in revolutionary periods that the culmination of previous trends and the beginning of new ones appear.
We all have a dark side. Most of us go through life avoiding direct confrontation with that aspect of ourselves, which I call the shadow self. There's a reason why. It carries a great deal of energy.
Social media websites are no longer performing an envisaged function of creating a positive communication link among friends, family and professionals. It is a veritable battleground, where insults fly from the human quiver, damaging lives, destroying self-esteem and a person's sense of self-worth.
In my time you had to be the main man year after year to be able to demand respect at your club, but now it's too easy because of the financial rewards on offer.
It's nice to see a friendly face or have someone know your name.
We lived above the church, and I remember there was no air conditioning in the church. I would shut all the windows and I would have concerts in there. Practice, you know, take the microphones.
As a woman, my style defines my leadership. It's a gentler, more compassionate approach. I consult, I listen and I compromise where it's in the best interest of the citizens.
I am actually a terrible coward. Fear is a constant fact of my life.
I've been way too blessed. Had too much fun, too many rewards.
When I hear the word 'documentary,' I don't think certain things should be left out. You've got to keep it 100 percent as much as you can, unless your group has a meeting beforehand and says, 'Yo - don't say this, 'cause boom, boom, boom.' Other than that, it's a documentary so let's document, you know what I mean?
Education begins at home. You can't blame the school for not putting into your child what you don't put into him. — © Geoffrey Holder
Education begins at home. You can't blame the school for not putting into your child what you don't put into him.
I am international. When I put out my second mixtape, we did four tours and a tour overseas.
MS Dhoni would know what's best for him. He has served Indian cricket very well.
Respect all manner of men regardless of their station in life. Compassion is one of the greatest virtues.
I see managers with my own eyes walking out of jobs and then walking into jobs, getting sacked and then walking back into another job... yet we can't even get an interview.
I wanted to only collab with women for 'Lovers Holiday.'
Honestly, so much of that EDM stuff is just so disposable.
I don't think there is any 16-year-old who is going to embark on the sort of career that Sachin Tendulkar has had and walk away from the game at 40 with such great achievements. He's the Muhammad Ali and the Michael Jordan of cricket.
The first 50 years of the cinema were absolutely great years. Original minds were at work establishing the ways to tell a story. And what is happening now is a copying, a pastiche-ing of what was done by great men.
My father was a pastor, my mother was the quintessential pastor's wife.
I first took up golf in 1994, and used to play intermittently. I couldn't devote as much time to it as I would've liked.
Some people thought Theophilus was a fake name. Whatever.
One of my officers said to me that Trinidad and Tobago is seen like an ATM card... you come in with the card and you come back out with cash. It cannot happen anymore. It just cannot happen.
I moved my studio to Palm Springs 'cause I don't like the idea of going to a studio every day like a job... I need to make a personal record, so I need to be in a house... I don't want to be in a studio where people can hear the music 'cause I don't know what it is yet.
Writers should provoke disagreement.
If you show you're human and have something to say, people will connect with you.
I've become very fond of the law. I've always been an advocate for justice, which occasionally the law brings to light.
But would I give up the women and nights out for another year at United? Would that make me happy? Would that make me the person I am today? I'm not sure. I have no regrets. I went to United to win things and I achieved that.
I don't know much about my family history except that my father had straight black hair and his ancestors probably came from India.
I remember coming into 'The Lion King' and, oh forgive me Lord, but doubting it. The way that musicals are put together, we're kind of exclusive of each other. And so somebody's working on this in one room, and somebody's working that in the other room. I did not understand how all this was going to come together.
Yes, I've done a lot of things in life, but I've also achieved a lot, I've won trophies. When I was at Sunderland I looked through the dressing room and thought 'who's won anything substantial here?'. Nobody had and yet they all had a flashy car and an opinion.
My brother shaved a cricket bat out of a coconut branch... we played cricket with anything we put our hands on - a hard orange, a lime, a marble - anything we could use in the backyard or the streets.
Fabulous is familiarity.
When I was 21, I did not have that much pressure. I was sitting down on the bench... you know... cleaning Sir Vivian Richards's boots or doing something... getting ready to play international cricket.
Africans need to be kicked, that's the only thing they understand. — © V. S. Naipaul
Africans need to be kicked, that's the only thing they understand.
It is indeed fitting for me to make a comment to the effect that it takes a village to raise a child because I have lived in many villages down in deep south, and everyone there who played a part in my stewardship as a young man growing up and as a professional, they have given me unstinting support.
I know my father and my mother, but beyond that I cannot go. My ancestry is blurred.
I wore my same look for six years. My hat and glasses - people recognize me now.
Peterson was the most coachable athlete I have had in my life, and I coach many athletes.
It is over one hundred years since the abolition of slavery. The Negro people in the United States have taken plenty and they have reached a stage where they have decided that they are not going to take any more.
People's faith, people's beliefs are such a personal thing, and it defies definition. I'm so rarely interested in discussing what I believe or what you believe. I think it's liquid, anyway.
Sometimes the character will go into a completely different direction than I expected once the cameras start rolling. That's what I love about what I do.
This is unusual for me. I have given readings and not lectures. I have told people who ask for lectures that I have no lecture to give. And that is true.
Hip-hop is like underground. I don't know if hip-hop exists anymore. I don't know if it does.
Major Lazer has always been a culture mashup, and to us, India feels like some kind of special creature with one foot in history and one firmly in the future.
You have to support people who want to do weird, different, fun stuff. Otherwise, it'll get very homogenous. — © Jillionaire
You have to support people who want to do weird, different, fun stuff. Otherwise, it'll get very homogenous.
It's good to have young players around you.
And it's beautiful - the man that I married has never ever put just a limit on to what I could do and would do as a woman, as his wife, as a mommy. He actually pushes me out the door a little sometimes more than I wanted him to.
I love to see how a character unfolds off the page in a project. I don't always know how the character is going to turn out, even with the script being there. It's not always clear where that character is going to take me. Or where I will take them.
My dad made sure he gave me everything, he sacrificed what he had to, to make sure I had what I needed to perform at the best level.
My first three years at United were pretty much flawless. In the first we won the treble and I finished top scorer: I was walking on cloud nine. I came back the next year and scored 26 goals.
There is a continuous stream of opinions on governance issues expressed daily, not only in our Parliament and in the print media, but also on talk-radio and social media.
I had to work hard... but I knew I had strong support.
'Billie Jean' was a negative dance song, and that was one of the best dance songs ever.
Nothing was made in Trinidad.
You gotta learn your body, how clothes fit on you.
I remember the reason why did I start my golf. We had a four day game I was playing for Trinidad against the Leeward Islands. They had in their ranks Winston Benjamin, Curtly Ambrose and Kenneth Benjamin. To add to it, the track was a green top. The four day game lasted two days, so I had two days to play golf.
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