Racking quotes:

  • I find acting slightly nerve racking, but I like the challenge. -- Jane Wiedlin
  • I am racking my brains to find out why he left without saying goodby to me. -- Eva Braun
  • I think the first couple of times you do make-out scenes, you psych yourself out and it's really nerve racking. -- Hilarie Burton
  • What can you conceive more silly and extravagant than to suppose a man racking his brains, and studying night and day how to fly? -- William Law
  • Obama did inherit a deficit when he came into office. Why this fact justifies racking up vastly more debt and bigger deficits is a logical mystery. -- Jonah Goldberg
  • Little do such men know the toil, the pains, the daily, nightly racking of the brains, to range the thoughts, the matter to digest, to cull fit phrases, and reject the rest. -- Charles Churchill
  • And so while the great ones depart to their dinner, the secretary stays, growing thinner and thinner, racking his brain to record and report what he thinks that they think that they ought to have thought. -- Arthur Bryant
  • He was thinking alone, and seriously racking his brain to find a direction for this single force four times multiplied, with which he did not doubt, as with the lever for which Archimedes sought, they should succeed in moving the world, when some one tapped gently at his door. -- Alexandre Dumas
  • Auditioning is so nerve-racking. -- Leslie Mann
  • Changes in my personal life are nerve-racking for me. -- Donny Deutsch
  • Competition can be the most nerve-racking experience. Some people just thrive on it. -- Itzhak Perlman
  • The first time I was flown to L.A. for a screen test was an incredibly nerve-racking experience. -- Luke Evans
  • The red-carpet spotlight is a little bit more nerve-racking when you haven't been doing it all the time. -- Shania Twain
  • I usually have a drink before a carpet because I find them really nerve-racking. Usually a tequila. An upper! -- Bella Heathcote
  • I definitely feel much more comfortable in front of the cameras after 'The Hills.' Before, it was much more nerve-racking. -- Audrina Patridge
  • If you have even a smidgen of doubt that you'll be able to stay away from racking up additional debt, don't do it. -- Jean Chatzky
  • It is a racking thing to have a plague of ideas and no chance to get rid of them on paper. I've nearly gone mad at times. -- Inez Haynes Irwin
  • My very first audition was on the lot of Paramount, and I was put on tape and it was very nerve-racking. I think it was about 15 pages. -- Hailee Steinfeld
  • A 3-foot putt can be more nerve-racking than a 9-foot putt because a 3-foot putt you should be getting in. A 9-footer, there's a chance it won't go in. -- Lydia Ko
  • I did my first Broadway play, 'The Vertical Hour,' in 2006, with Julianne Moore, who's always been one of my favorite actresses. My scene was with her, so it was nerve-racking. -- Rutina Wesley
  • I play characters who are comfortable naked, but that's something you work up to. I did a play off-Broadway in New York when I was in college. It was full-frontal nudity. It's nerve-racking. -- Joe Manganiello
  • I always feel vulnerable talking about the poetry aspect of my career because it's little diary entries that I need to sometimes close read, and to reveal that much, it's a bit nerve-racking. -- Masiela Lusha
  • It's not bad to stand in front of 20,000 people and sing. It's nerve-racking, a huge adrenaline rush, but it's also very exciting, and not many people get to experience that. It's pretty special. -- Lauren Hart
  • It's definitely nerve-racking to be the center of attention. I'm not the kind of an actor that just craves attention 24-7 - but it's part of the deal. You're the leader on the set -- Jon Hamm
  • It's definitely nerve-racking to be the center of attention. I'm not the kind of an actor that just craves attention 24-7 - but it's part of the deal. You're the leader on the set. -- Jon Hamm
  • It is already a great thing if the main ideas and general outline of a work come without any racking of brains, as the result of that supernatural and inexplicable force we call inspiration. -- Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
  • Actually, I think business women are better women at home, if you want to know the truth because you do understand what goes into a day's work out in the world, a very nerve-racking affair. -- Bette Davis
  • I've been racking my brain. I've been trying to figure out how Bob Dole's luggage got on my airplane...I told the doctor, I said, 'Look, I'm worried about the next election.' ... A misunderstanding. -- Rush Limbaugh