Sometimes you have to burn yourself to the ground before you can rise like a phoenix from the ashes.
I was 23 years old, a freshman at university, and there I was, on the first day, sitting in a remedial English class. I was so ashamed I almost got up and left, but somehow I knew inside that if I ran away from this, I would hate myself forever.
Usually people are ashamed when they do something wrong. People love to live in the darkness... I live in the light. I didn't do anything wrong by saving human life.
I'm ashamed of what I did.
I'm not ashamed to say I love television. I put the TV on, and my brain switches off, and I just sit there for a few hours.
When I was 5 years old I started singing in church and I hated my voice because I sounded like a grown woman, not a child. I was ashamed of it.
I secretly went to auditions, to open calls. I was ashamed. Anytime I mentioned I wanted to be an actress, my friends were not that supportive.
If Barack Obama's campaign wants to suggest that a photo of him wearing traditional Somali clothing is divisive, they should be ashamed. Hillary Clinton has worn the traditional clothing of countries she has visited and had those photos published widely.
What a man is ashamed of is always at bottom himself; and he is ashamed of himself at bottom always for being afraid.
My only career strategy is to just not do anything that I have to be completely ashamed of afterwards! Whether it's TV or movies, I feel lucky to be working.
I was brought up bilingual, but there came a point where my mom went back to work and I got a white babysitter, so sadly I lost it. Now I can understand Spanish and put words together, but I don't speak it fluently. I'm ashamed of that.
We're a gumbo of American music, and aren't ashamed to play pop or soul or rock because we all grew up on radio.
I always considered technical musicianship as something you should be ashamed of - I don't know why.
When you get released from the NFL it's not a pleasant experience and I may have sulked for about two or three years. Then I was like, 'You know what? It's time to get back on the wagon.' I have nothing to be ashamed of.
I'm not ashamed to admit that I've written some really bad songs and I've had some bad performances.
My parents broke up when I was six. Before, I was a very active, naughty child, but after my father left me, I stopped talking. I became very good at hiding my emotions. I felt so ashamed of telling others that I didn't have a father, because that was not common in the 1960s.
I'm not ashamed of being gay, never have been and never will be. For that I have no apologies.
Anger and hate against one we love steels our hearts, but contempt or pity leaves us silent and ashamed.
I'm ashamed to admit this, but I didn't read a novel all the way through until after high school. Blasphemy, I know. I'm an author now. Books and words are my world.
I love 'E.R.' and I'm not ashamed to admit it. It makes me know I did not waste my life after all by not becoming a medical doctor.