I'm encouraged because you pick up any food magazine and there's two or three recipes involving Indian spices.
My kindergarten teacher encouraged me to learn, as did my school headmaster, who gave me a grant to study.
People should be encouraged by things like awards given for corporate governance practices.
I would ask my parents something, but then go to my siblings. We were encouraged to bounce ideas off everyone.
From a young age, I was encouraged to sing, dance and learn folk and popular songs in Spanish.
When you look at people cooking in Britain - and Dubai, too - they're not that adventurous. They need to be encouraged somehow. And not everybody needs to be shouted at.
I had five brothers and sisters. Four of them older, and some of them played instruments, and we would get together and have family recitals and raise money for the church. I belonged to a wonderful church community that encouraged me to sing.
My father was placid and easygoing. He owned a small shoe store where I helped out on Saturdays. I think he'd have been pleased if I'd made a career of working in the shoe store. But my mother was ambitious. She encouraged us to read books, and she pushed us toward a musical education.
I was encouraged to hear that GM has made great progress on the hydrogen car.
If my mother hadn't encouraged me, I would be nervous and feeling like I'm doing something wrong.