Quotes and Sayings about Action



"The atmosphere is much too near for dreams. It forces us to action. It is close to us. We are in it and of it. It rouses us both to study and to do. We must know its moods and also its motive forces."
- Cleveland Abbe
(Related: Dreams, Action, Moods, Motive, Study)

"Earth's dispossessed are vulnerable targets for extremists: those who teach that global justice is meaningless; that satisfaction can come only in violence, division, and intellectual isolation."
- Abdallah II
(Related: Earth, Isolation, Justice, Satisfaction, Violence)

"I would suggest that teachers show their students concrete examples of the negative effects of the actions that gangsta rappers glorify."
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(Related: Negative, Actions, Students, Teachers)

"TV - a clever contraction derived from the words Terrible Vaudeville. However, it is our latest medium - we call it a medium because nothing's well done."
- Goodman Ace
(Related: Nothing, Words)

"I found my voice was a reaction to all that voice stuff."
- Kathy Acker
(Related: Voice)

"Far from being the product of a democratic revolution and of an opposition to English institutions, the constitution of the United States was the result of a powerful reaction against democracy, and in favor of the traditions of the mother country."
- John Acton
(Related: Mother, Being, Constitution, Country, Democracy, English, Revolution, Opposition, Result, states, Traditions, United)

"By a series of violent shocks, the nations in succession have struggled to shake off the Past, to reverse the action of Time and the verdict of success, and to rescue the world from the reign of the dead."
- John Acton
(Related: Time, Success, Action, Nations, Past, World)

"The science of politics is the one science that is deposited by the streams of history, like the grains of gold in the sand of a river; and the knowledge of the past, the record of truths revealed by experience, is eminently practical, as an instrument of action and a power that goes to making the future."
- Lord Acton
(Related: Politics, Power, Science, Experience, History, Knowledge, Action, Future, Gold, Past)

"To be able to look back upon one's past life with satisfaction is to live twice."
- Lord Acton
(Related: Life, Past, Satisfaction)

"I begin to think, that a calm is not desirable in any situation in life. Man was made for action and for bustle too, I believe."
- Abigail Adams
(Related: Life, Action, Man)

"We have too many high-sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them."
- Abigail Adams
(Related: Actions, Words)

"American society is a sort of flat, fresh-water pond which absorbs silently, without reaction, anything which is thrown into it."
- Henry B. Adams
(Related: Society, American)

"Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society."
- John Adams
(Related: Society, Abuse, Party, Words)

"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader."
- John Quincy Adams
(Related: Leader, Dream, Actions)

"Life is so fresh, life is every day so new if we are fighting, only for the best. Sometimes I think the only real satisfaction in life is failure, failure in your endeavor to do your best."
- Maude Adams
(Related: Life, Failure, Day, Fighting, Satisfaction)

"Action indeed is the sole medium of expression for ethics."
- Jane Addams
(Related: Action, Ethics, Expression)

"The past speaks to us in a thousand voices, warning and comforting, animating and stirring to action."
- Felix Adler
(Related: Action, Past)

"If one wants another only for some self-satisfaction, usually in the form of sensual pleasure, that wrong desire takes the form of lust rather than love."
- Mortimer Adler
(Related: Love, Desire, Lust, Pleasure, Self, Wrong)

"The ultimate end of education is happiness or a good human life, a life enriched by the possession of every kind of good, by the enjoyment of every type of satisfaction."
- Mortimer Adler
(Related: Education, Happiness, Life, End, Enjoyment, Possession, Satisfaction)

"The culture industry not so much adapts to the reactions of its customers as it counterfeits them."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: Culture)

"When all actions are mathematically calculated, they also take on a stupid quality."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: Quality, Actions)

"Therefore, I think that in the celebration of the 50 years of the present reign, there must be research on the changes that the country has undergone, and in the future, it could be used as a lesson for our future actions."
- Bhumibol Adulyadej
(Related: Actions, Country, Future, Present, Research, Years)

"The attainment of the present status of Thailand has to depend on the ability or the actions of all the inhabitants of the country."
- Bhumibol Adulyadej
(Related: Ability, Actions, Country, Present)

"I had moments of my actions and words not reflecting who it is I am - if that defines a punk, then yes, absolutely."
- Andre Agassi
(Related: Actions, Moments, Punk, Words)

"Our enemies can deal a blow to us any time they wish. They did not wait for permission to do this. They do not deal a blow with prior notice. They do not take action because they can't."
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
(Related: Time, Action, Enemies)

"Say not that honor is the child of boldness, nor believe thou that the hazard of life alone can pay the price of it: it is not to the action that it is due, but to the manner of performing it."
- Akhenaton
(Related: Life, Action, Boldness, Honor)

"Be thou incapable of change in that which is right, and men will rely upon thee. Establish unto thyself principles of action; and see that thou ever act according to them. First know that thy principles are just, and then be thou."
- Akhenaton
(Related: Change, Men, Action, First, Principles, Right, Will)

"It is wrong to use equal language for unequal actions."
- Peter Akinola
(Related: Actions, Language, Wrong)

"We are distressed by the unilateral actions of those provinces that are clearly determined to redefine what our common faith was once."
- Peter Akinola
(Related: Faith, Actions)

"Abstraction is real, probably more real than nature."
- Josef Albers
(Related: Nature)

"He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions."
- Louisa May Alcott
(Related: Actions)

"I made my choice to be in Ferrari. It is not easy because it is important for a man to have satisfaction. And for me to get the satisfaction I want means getting results."
- Jean Alesi
(Related: Choice, Man, Results, Satisfaction, Want)

"God is not glorified in any transaction upon earth so much as in the conversion of a sinner."
- Archibald Alexander
(Related: God, Earth)

"The perceptive act is a reaction of the mind upon the object of which it is the perception."
- Samuel Alexander
(Related: Perception, Act, Mind)

"But though cognition is not an element of mental action, nor even in any real sense of the word an aspect of it, the distinction of cognition and conation has if properly defined a definite value."
- Samuel Alexander
(Related: Action, Sense, Value, Word)

"It's better to be hurt by the truth than to gain satisfaction from the lies."
- David Allan
(Related: Truth, Gain, Hurt, Lies, Satisfaction)

"You can hardly judge women's effect on politics merely from the action of individual women officeholders."
- Florence E. Allen
(Related: Politics, Women, Action, Effect)

"I rise today to offer a formal and heartfelt apology to all the victims of lynching in our history, and for the failure of the United States Senate to take action when action was most needed."
- George Allen
(Related: History, Action, Failure, Apology, Senate, states, Today, United, Victims)

"In this context, I believe it is an imperative for the new President to select and install his team as quickly as possible, and this does not imply that he must or should appoint members of the 'other' party to his Cabinet, which could contribute to inaction and inefficiency."
- Richard V. Allen
(Related: Inaction, Inefficiency, Party, President)

"In arriving at a decision in a question of doubt, the apostles in the Acts were guided solely by their sense of the Spirit behind the action, not by any speculations as to consequences which might ensue. And so they found the truth."
- Roland Allen
(Related: Truth, Action, Decision, Consequences, Doubt, Question, Sense, Spirit)

"When I was kidnapped, my parents snapped into action. They rented out my room."
- Woody Allen
(Related: Action, Parents)

"Feminism is sort of like God. Many people profess to believe in it, but no one seems to be able to define it to everyone's satisfaction."
- Aaron Allston
(Related: God, People, Feminism, Satisfaction)

"So, to prepare for the role, I had to take music lessons, talk to wives who had husbands overseas, and carefully study the reactions and mannerisms of a friend who was expecting."
- June Allyson
(Related: Music, Friend, Husbands, Study, Talk, Wives)

"I think the older I get the more creative I get, I don't have the distractions that I had when I was younger."
- Marc Almond
"The reaction to this album has just been fabulous around the world... and I've had offers to perform from around the world and I'm tempted to do it. I've got itchy lips."
- Herb Alpert
(Related: World)

"Active creation is conceived as a transitive action in which there is always presupposed an object about which the agent is concerned; it is virtually but not formally transitive because it makes, not presupposes, an object."
- William Ames
(Related: Action, Creation)

"To know how to suggest is the great art of teaching. To attain it we must be able to guess what will interest; we must learn to read the childish soul as we might a piece of music. Then, by simply changing the key, we keep up the attraction and vary the song."
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Related: Art, Music, Soul, Interest, Key, Song, Teaching, Will)

"Action and faith enslave thought, both of them in order not be troubled or inconvenienced by reflection, criticism, and doubt."
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Related: Faith, Thought, Action, Criticism, Doubt, Order, Reflection)

"Action is coarsened thought; thought becomes concrete, obscure, and unconscious."
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Related: Thought, Action, Unconscious)

"For purposes of action nothing is more useful than narrowness of thought combined with energy of will."
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Related: Thought, Action, Energy, Nothing, Will)

"Self criticism must be my guide to action, and the first rule for its employment is that in itself it is not a virtue, only a procedure."
- Kingsley Amis
(Related: Action, Virtue, Criticism, First, Self)

"It's sort of an action flick. You can't be that funny trying to steal diamonds."
- Anthony Anderson
(Related: Funny, Action, Trying)

"I think we're tremendously different than the series, if they were to tune in to the series after seeing the movie they might be disappointed. That there was, you know, that they might have some kind of adverse reaction."
- Gillian Anderson
"Just remember, you can do anything you set your mind to, but it takes action, perseverance, and facing your fears."
- Gillian Anderson
(Related: Action, Perseverance, Mind)

"I felt ashamed for what I had done. I don't have any excuses. I did what I did. I take full responsibility for myself and my actions. I wouldn't pawn this off on anybody. I'm sorry it happened. And I hurt people."
- Louie Anderson
(Related: People, Actions, Excuses, Hurt, Responsibility)

"Collecting is my joy; it gives me great satisfaction."
- Ursula Andress
(Related: Joy, Satisfaction)

"Effective action is always unjust."
- Maya Angelou
(Related: Action)

"The lovers of romance can go elsewhere for satisfaction but where can the lovers of truth turn if not to history?"
- Katharine Anthony
(Related: History, Romance, Truth, Lovers, Satisfaction)

"The highest manifestation of life consists in this: that a being governs its own actions. A thing which is always subject to the direction of another is somewhat of a dead thing."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: Life, Actions, Being, Direction)

"Three conditions are necessary for Penance: contrition, which is sorrow for sin, together with a purpose of amendment; confession of sins without any omission; and satisfaction by means of good works."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: Purpose, Confession, Satisfaction, Sin, Sorrow)

"Freedom of expression - in particular, freedom of the press - guarantees popular participation in the decisions and actions of government, and popular participation is the essence of our democracy."
- Corazon Aquino
(Related: Government, Actions, Decisions, Democracy, Expression, Freedom, Participation, Popular)

"Once you've established where you are, you go to the character and elaborate on expressions and action."
- Sergio Aragones
(Related: Action, Character)

"The world can only be grasped by action, not by contemplation. The hand is the cutting edge of the mind."
- Diane Arbus
(Related: Action, Contemplation, Mind, World)

"Marriage is... OK, it's rooted and grounded on love and attraction."
- Mary Archer
(Related: Love, Marriage)

"Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Forgiveness, Action, Freedom, Key)

"Action without a name, a who attached to it, is meaningless."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Action, Name)

"Why did I spend all these years playing boring Europeans? I was made for action movies."
- Asia Argento
(Related: Movies, Action, Years)

"When you won that title you should know now that you are representing a whole country or nation with your actions and you are now in a glass house or under a microscope and you better be ready to make your people proud."
- Alexis Arguello
(Related: People, Actions, Country, Nation, Now)

"Even among the married, sexual satisfaction must not be sought in a way which disregards man's character as a person and degrades him to the animal level."
- Francis Arinze
(Related: Character, Man, Satisfaction)

"What the statesman is most anxious to produce is a certain moral character in his fellow citizens, namely a disposition to virtue and the performance of virtuous actions."
- Aristotle
(Related: Character, Performance, Virtue, Actions)

"We become just by performing just action, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave action."
- Aristotle
(Related: Action, Actions)

"Every art and every inquiry, and similarly every action and choice, is thought to aim at some good; and for this reason the good has rightly been declared to be that at which all things aim."
- Aristotle
(Related: Art, Thought, Action, Choice, Reason)

"All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire."
- Aristotle
(Related: Nature, Habit, Actions, Chance, Desire, Passion, Reason)

"A tragedy is a representation of an action that is whole and complete and of a certain magnitude. A whole is what has a beginning and middle and end."
- Aristotle
(Related: Action, Beginning, End, Tragedy)

"Modem science, then, maintains on the one hand that nature, both organic and inorganic, strives towards a state of order and that man's actions are governed by the same tendency."
- Rudolf Arnheim
(Related: Nature, Science, Actions, Man, Order, State)

"For every failure, there's an alternative course of action. You just have to find it. When you come to a roadblock, take a detour."
- Mary Kay Ash
(Related: Action, Failure)

"I have also been saddened, though hardly surprised, by the weakness of the EU's reaction to the criminal attack on the Danish embassy in Syria, which seems to have been permitted, if not actively encouraged, by the Syrian regime."
- Timothy Garton Ash
(Related: Weakness)

"I think it is important that you care about the characters, and you are not just waiting for the next action sequence but have a vested interested in what happens to them."
- Shawn Ashmore
(Related: Action, Care, Waiting)

"Wikileaks is a mechanism to maximize the flow of information to maximize the amount of action leading to just reform."
- Julian Assange
(Related: Action, Information, Leading, Reform)

"It is the role of good journalism to take on powerful abusers, and when powerful abusers are taken on, there's always a bad reaction. So we see that controversy, and we believe that is a good thing to engage in."
- Julian Assange
(Related: Controversy, Journalism)

"Marry for Love, an Heroick Action, which makes a mighty noise in the World, partly because of its rarity, and partly in regard of its extravagancy."
- Mary Astell
(Related: Love, Action, World)

"It has long been known that the chemical atomic weight of hydrogen was greater than one-quarter of that of helium, but so long as fractional weights were general there was no particular need to explain this fact, nor could any definite conclusions be drawn from it."
- Francis William Aston
(Related: Fact, Weight)

"Sleepy Hollow had a lot of action in it, even though it was a fairy-tale movie."
- Colleen Atwood
(Related: Action)

"Planet of the Apes was a gigantic challenge, making the clothes work so people could do stunts and action in the clothes. I really learned a lot about that in that movie."
- Colleen Atwood
(Related: Work, People, Action, Challenge, Clothes)

"Choice of attention - to pay attention to this and ignore that - is to the inner life what choice of action is to the outer. In both cases, a man is responsible for his choice and must accept the consequences, whatever they may be."
- W. H. Auden
(Related: Life, Action, Attention, Choice, Consequences, Man, May)

"No human being is innocent, but there is a class of innocent human actions called Games."
- W. H. Auden
(Related: Actions, Being, Class, Games)

"The little dissatisfaction which every artist feels at the completion of a work forms the germ of a new work."
- Berthold Auerbach
(Related: Work, Artist, Completion)

"The only correct actions are those that demand no explanation and no apology."
- Red Auerbach
(Related: Actions, Apology)

"We are certainly in a common class with the beasts; every action of animal life is concerned with seeking bodily pleasure and avoiding pain."
- Saint Augustine
(Related: Life, Action, Class, Pain, Pleasure)

"Let it be your constant method to look into the design of people's actions, and see what they would be at, as often as it is practicable; and to make this custom the more significant, practice it first upon yourself."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Design, People, Actions, Custom, First, Practice)

"Where youth and diffidence are united, it requires uncommon steadiness of reason to resist the attraction of being called the most charming girl in the world."
- Jane Austen
(Related: Being, Reason, United, World, Youth)

"Woman is fine for her own satisfaction alone. No man will admire her the more, no woman will like her the better for it. Neatness and fashion are enough for the former, and a something of shabbiness or impropriety will be most endearing to the latter."
- Jane Austen
(Related: Fashion, Man, Satisfaction, Will, Woman)

"But I owe it to the subject to say, that it has long afforded me what philosophy is so often thought, and made, barren of - the fun of discovery, the pleasures of co-operation, and the satisfaction of reaching agreement."
- J. L. Austin
(Related: Thought, Agreement, Discovery, Fun, Philosophy, Satisfaction)

"I've seen, not surprisingly, no action taken against those people, but here I am, an anarchist website, not even close to what that is, not even close to what else you can find on the Internet."
- Sherman Austin
(Related: People, Action, Internet)

"The sheer force of the music calls for a wild audience reaction."
- Emanuel Ax
(Related: Music, Force)

"All action results from thought, so it is thoughts that matter."
- Sai Baba
(Related: Thought, Action, Thoughts, Results)

"It is of course the nature of historical contraction that the shortest distance to a historical destination is never a straight line."
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Related: Nature)

"A powerful attraction exists, therefore, to the promotion of a study and of duties of all others engrossing the time most completely, and which is less benefited than most others by any acquaintance with science."
- Charles Babbage
(Related: Science, Time, Acquaintance, Promotion, Study)

"In England, the profession of the law is that which seems to hold out the strongest attraction to talent, from the circumstance, that in it ability, coupled with exertion, even though unaided by patronage, cannot fail of obtaining reward."
- Charles Babbage
(Related: Talent, Ability, Circumstance, England, Law, Profession, Reward)

"Persecution produced its natural effect on them. It found them a sect; it made them a faction."
- Thomas Babington
(Related: Effect, Persecution)

"To help U.S. workers, farmers and businesses, and America's long-term economic security, Congress should take decisive action to bring about fair trade with China, instead of squandering this opportunity on a weak Republican bill."
- Joe Baca
(Related: Opportunity, Action, America, Congress, Help, Republican, Security, Trade, Workers)

"Every night we all felt grateful to be there, stunned at the amount of people that are there, and stunned at their reactions. They go crazy; they know every lyric from eight years of age to eighty. It's unbelievable."
- Randy Bachman
(Related: Age, People, Night, Years)

"The great end of life is not knowledge but action."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Life, Knowledge, Action, End)

"I'd really like to get the girl, shoot the gun, drive the car, have fun. I even have these kind of action dreams, where I'm the action guy."
- Kevin Bacon
(Related: Car, Dreams, Action, Fun)

"I believe it is an important project, it makes the cost of doing business lower and they will make us more competitive at the same time, it will also provide some satisfaction to the people who demand services for them of the quality they want and also quickly."
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
(Related: Business, Time, Quality, People, Project, Satisfaction, Want, Will)

"Action is the antidote to despair."
- Joan Baez
(Related: Action, Despair)

"But what is drama? Broadly speaking, it is whatever by imitative action rouses interest or gives pleasure."
- George P. Baker
(Related: Action, Drama, Interest, Pleasure)

"Back through the ages of barbarism and civilization, in all tongues, we find this instinctive pleasure in the imitative action that is the very essence of all drama."
- George P. Baker
(Related: Civilization, Action, Drama, Pleasure)

"In reading plays, however, it should always be remembered that any play, however great, loses much when not seen in action."
- George P. Baker
(Related: Action, Play, Reading)

"Good actions are a guard against the blows of adversity."
- Abu Bakr
(Related: Actions, Adversity)

"Intentions count in your actions."
- Abu Bakr
(Related: Actions, Intentions)

"Without knowledge action is useless and knowledge without action is futile."
- Abu Bakr
(Related: Knowledge, Action)

"Most of the animated films I watched, the emotions are all prepackaged like canned music, the hand actions, the sighs."
- Ralph Bakshi
(Related: Music, Actions, Emotions)

"Live action writers will give you a structure, but who the hell is talking about structure? Animation is closer to jazz than some kind of classical stage structure."
- Ralph Bakshi
(Related: Action, Animation, Hell, Jazz, Talking, Will, Writers)

"Look at Christ, my dear friend: His life was divine through and through, full of self-denial, and He did everything for mankind, finding His satisfaction and His delight in the dissolution of His material being."
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Related: Life, Being, Christ, Delight, Mankind, Satisfaction, Self)

"Anyone who makes plans for after the revolution is a reactionary."
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Related: Revolution)

"When a man asks himself what is meant by action he proves that he isn't a man of action. Action is a lack of balance. In order to act you must be somewhat insane. A reasonably sensible man is satisfied with thinking."
- James A. Baldwin
(Related: Action, Balance, Man, Order, Thinking)

"We have all had the experience of finding that our reactions and perhaps even our deeds have denied beliefs we thought were ours."
- James Baldwin
(Related: Experience, Thought, Beliefs, Deeds)

"Power is action; the electoral principle is discussion. No political action is possible when discussion is permanently established."
- Honore De Balzac
(Related: Power, Action)

"The man whose action habitually bears the stamp of his mind is a genius, but the greatest genius is not always equal to himself, or he would cease to be human."
- Honore De Balzac
(Related: Genius, Action, Man, Mind)

"It is easy to sit up and take notice, What is difficult is getting up and taking action."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Action)

"There are countless studies on the negative spillover of job pressures on family life, but few on how job satisfaction enhances the quality of family life."
- Albert Bandura
(Related: Family, Life, Quality, Negative, Job, Satisfaction)

"Most of the images of reality on which we base our actions are really based on vicarious experience."
- Albert Bandura
(Related: Experience, Actions, Reality)

"Or like in the early 70's when we had the reaction against acid rock and all the fuzz tone, and feedback, and the noise. And you had James Taylor and everyone went acoustic and that."
- Lester Bangs
"Two minutes later the right arm was pointing normally and the reaction to the left appeared. The patient made no complaint at all about the experiment."
- Robert Barany
(Related: Complaint, Right)

"As soon as I had proved this and, of course, also the normal pointing action and reactions in all other extremities and joints, I stopped the experiment."
- Robert Barany
(Related: Action)

"The Obama administration and the Democratic Congress have taken the biggest lurch to the left in policy in American history. There've been no - no Congress, no administration that has run this far to the left in such a small period of time. And there is a reaction to that."
- Haley Barbour
(Related: History, Time, Policy, American, Congress)

"Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world."
- Joel A. Barker
(Related: Change, Time, Dream, Action, Vision, World)

"I can't deny that some customers and prospects think it's the key to our future. But it's not. We're certainly supportive of the Dept. of Justice and the 20 states that have brought this action."
- Jim Barksdale
(Related: Action, Future, Justice, Key, states)

"One of Netscape's main attractions to customers from Day One is that we provide alternatives. And that's cherished by many customers - certainly not all."
- Jim Barksdale
(Related: Day)

"No one in government should ever think that the citizens they work for can't or won't scrutinize their actions."
- Roy Barnes
(Related: Government, Work, Actions)

"That in affairs of very considerable importance men should deal with one another with satisfaction of mind, and mutual confidence, they must receive competent assurances concerning the integrity, fidelity, and constancy each of other."
- Isaac Barrow
(Related: Men, Confidence, Constancy, Fidelity, Importance, Integrity, Mind, Satisfaction)

"News is important information that may influence your investments. Noise is talk or buzz or some headline that prevents you from seeing a story clearly. News is useful. Noise is a distraction. Calling what's noise and news after the fact is easy."
- Maria Bartiromo
(Related: Fact, Influence, Information, May, News, Talk)

"Action and reaction, ebb and flow, trial and error, change - this is the rhythm of living. Out of our over-confidence, fear; out of our fear, clearer vision, fresh hope. And out of hope, progress."
- Bruce Barton
(Related: Change, Fear, Progress, Action, Hope, Vision, Error, Living)

"Every chemical reaction has a transition state."
- Derek Harold Richard Barton
(Related: State)

"Whatever failures I have known, whatever errors I have committed, whatever follies I have witnessed in private and public life have been the consequence of action without thought."
- Bernard Baruch
(Related: Life, Thought, Action, Errors, Public)

"You say he's childish, but he's very professional about business transactions."
- Martin Bashir
(Related: Business)

"To think straight, it is advisable to expect all qualities and attributes, adjectives, and so on to refer to at least two sets of interactions in time."
- Gregory Bateson
(Related: Time)

"Language commonly stresses only one side of any interaction."
- Gregory Bateson
(Related: Language)

"Even in the centuries which appear to us to be the most monstrous and foolish, the immortal appetite for beauty has always found satisfaction."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Beauty, Appetite, Satisfaction)

"A negative judgment gives you more satisfaction than praise, provided it smacks of jealousy."
- Jean Baudrillard
(Related: Negative, Jealousy, Judgment, Praise, Satisfaction)

"During a trip to Iraq last fall, I visited our theater hospital at Balad Air Force Base and witnessed these skilled medical professionals in action and met the brave soldiers whose lives they saved."
- Melissa Bean
(Related: Medical, Action, Force, Iraq, professionals, Soldiers, Theater)

"It's very clear you have to engage the public and say: You have to vote no on 74, no on 75, no on 76, no on 77. Those are the issues that Arnold pushing. And those are reactionary, Republican initiatives."
- Warren Beatty
(Related: Public, Republican, Vote)

"Absolutely lonely people have few personal interactions of any kind."
- Martha Beck
(Related: People, Lonely)

"The trouble for today's footballers is they have too many distractions. We used to get our old players coming to watch training with football magazines in their hands. Now, more often than not, they are checking the share prices."
- Franz Beckenbauer
(Related: Football, Now, Old, Today, Training, Trouble)

"When you are thrown onto the stage at 17 in such an enormous way, it becomes living on the edge because every step you take, every word you speak, every action you do becomes headline news. And it became, for me, life or death."
- Boris Becker
(Related: Death, Life, Action, Living, News, Word)

"He is greatest whose strength carries up the most hearts by the attraction of his own."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Strength)

"Greatness lies, not in being strong, but in the right using of strength; and strength is not used rightly when it serves only to carry a man above his fellows for his own solitary glory. He is the greatest whose strength carries up the most hearts by the attraction of his own."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Greatness, Strength, Being, Glory, Lies, Man, Right)

"Proteins are the machinery of living tissue that builds the structures and carries out the chemical reactions necessary for life."
- Michael Behe
(Related: Life, Living)

"But in action, one defies one's character."
- Daniel Bell
(Related: Action, Character)

"I am a Muslim Arab, in my actions oriented very to the left, in my convictions."
- Ahmed Ben Bella
(Related: Muslim, Actions)

"The dream of the Convention was born from the that children and their needs were not been considered when policies were being made, laws passed or actions undertaken."
- Carol Bellamy
(Related: Dream, Actions, Being, Children, Laws, Needs)

"Instant telecommunication allows better and updated information, lessons learnt and problems encountered to be exchanged and debated, it alerts us more quickly to problems and brings to many households around the world visions and information which hopefully spur us to action."
- Carol Bellamy
(Related: Action, Information, Problems, Visions, World)

"I want to do more action adventures and more romantic comedies."
- Maria Bello
(Related: Action, Romantic, Want)

"We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment."
- Hilaire Belloc
(Related: Travel, Fulfillment)

"I have wandered all my life, and I have also traveled; the difference between the two being this, that we wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment."
- Hilaire Belloc
(Related: Travel, Life, Being, Difference, Fulfillment)

"Hapiness can only be found if you can free yourself of all other distractions."
- Saul Bellow
"Sometimes it's more difficult to exist as a female lead, especially in action movies because all those men are around you. They take so much place."
- Monica Bellucci
(Related: Men, Movies, Action)

"But I think the only thing that annoys me about that is if I suddenly find someone on commercial radio or something like that, mimicking my voice or actions and trying to promote a product and pretending it's me doing it."
- Richie Benaud
(Related: Actions, Trying, Voice)

"The tension I feel is the moment they say, 'Action!' Movies are like lightning in a bottle, and you always want to find when you possibly can catch a surprising moment."
- Annette Bening
(Related: Movies, Tension, Want)

"Happiness includes chiefly the idea of satisfaction after full honest effort. No one can possibly be satisfied and no one can be happy who feels that in some paramount affairs he failed to take up the challenge of life."
- Arnold Bennett
(Related: Happiness, Life, Idea, Challenge, Effort, Satisfaction)

"A dream becomes a goal when action is taken toward its achievement."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Dream, Achievement, Action, Goal)

"As a head-hunter I get a lot of satisfaction from seeing my candidates do well and therefore my clients happy. I want to work with clients more as a partner than simply a head-hunter."
- Bruce Bennett
(Related: Work, Clients, Satisfaction, Want)

"Every law is an infraction of liberty."
- Jeremy Bentham
(Related: Law, Liberty)

"Every other movie is one of those action things. I mean, 'Lost in Space'? A bunch of good actors running around shooting at special effects on a soundstage? I took my kids to see that and felt like I was on an acid trip."
- Tom Berenger
(Related: Action, Actors, Kids, Running, Space)

"Genius is the capacity for productive reaction against one's training."
- Bernard Berenson
(Related: Genius, Training)

"We see in the electroencephalogram a concomitant phenomenon of the continuous nerve processes which take place in the brain, exactly as the electrocardiogram represents a concomitant phenomenon of the contractions of the individual segments of the heart."
- Hans Berger
(Related: Heart)

"Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought."
- Henri Bergson
(Related: Thought, Action, Man)

"When we make the cerebral state the beginning of an action, and in no sense the condition of a perception, we place the perceived images of things outside the image of our body, and thus replace perception within the things themselves."
- Henri Bergson
(Related: Action, Perception, Beginning, Body, Sense, State)

"We all say no to war, we are all for justice and peace. But sometimes in order to maintain peace, armed action is necessary. But we hope it won't be the case."
- Silvio Berlusconi
(Related: Peace, War, Action, Hope, Justice, Order)

"The focus should not be on talking. Talk is cheap. It must be on action."
- Howard Berman
(Related: Action, Focus, Talk, Talking)

"Iran is central to our foreign policy in the Middle East, a major player in global energy markets, and a key country in terms of our interaction with the Muslim world."
- Howard Berman
(Related: Policy, Muslim, Country, Energy, Foreign policy, Key, World)

"Hunger and sex still dominate the primitive mammalian side of human existence, but at the present time it looks as if humanity were within sight of their satisfaction. Permanent plenty, no longer a Utopian dream, awaits the arrival of permanent peace."
- John Desmond Bernal
(Related: Peace, Time, Sex, Dream, Existence, Humanity, Hunger, Present, Satisfaction, Sight)

"The problem is essentially that of communications to an army in action. After a rapid advance communications become disorganized, and there is a temporary halting until they are again in working order."
- John Desmond Bernal
(Related: Action, Army, Order)

"A thought which does not result in an action is nothing much, and an action which does not proceed from a thought is nothing at all."
- Georges Bernanos
(Related: Thought, Action, Nothing, Result)

"Each action of the actor on the stage should be the visible concomitant of his thoughts."
- Sarah Bernhardt
(Related: Action, Thoughts, Actor)

"We have one of our priests in prison right now, Steve Kelly, for his antiwar actions, and three of us in the community are forbidden to visit him because we're all convicted felons."
- Daniel Berrigan
(Related: Actions, Community, Forbidden, Now, Prison, Right, Visit)

"The Founding Fathers would be sorry to see that America had become so divided and factionalized."
- Michael Beschloss
(Related: America, Fathers, Founding)

"I had now arrived at my seventeenth year, and had attained my full height, a fraction over six feet. I was well endowed with youthful energy, and was of an extremely sanguine temperament."
- Henry Bessemer
(Related: Energy, Feet, Now, Temperament)

"Reactionary: a man walking backwards with his face to the future."
- Aneurin Bevan
(Related: Future, Man, Walking)

"Innumerable actions are going on through us all the time. If we started counting them, we should never come to an end."
- Vinoba Bhave
(Related: Time, Actions, End)

"We cannot even recollect the actions of our infancy, our childhood is like something written on a slate and rubbed off."
- Vinoba Bhave
(Related: Actions, Childhood)

"Human life is full of the play of samskaras - tendencies developed by repeated actions."
- Vinoba Bhave
(Related: Life, Actions, Play)

"Consult: To seek approval for a course of action already decided upon."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Action, Approval)

"Compromise, n. Such an adjustment of conflicting interests as gives each adversary the satisfaction of thinking he has got what he ought not to have, and is deprived of nothing except what was justly his due."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Compromise, Nothing, Satisfaction, Thinking)

"When James Cameron brought me the script, which I developed with both Cameron and Jay Cocks, I wanted to make it a thriller, an action film, but with a conscience, and I found that it had elements of social realism."
- Kathryn Bigelow
(Related: Action, Conscience, Film, Realism)

"By showing hunger, deprivation, starvation and brutality, as well as endurance and nobility, documentaries inform, prod our memories, even stir us to action. Such films do battle for our very soul."
- Theodore Bikel
(Related: Soul, Action, Battle, Endurance, Hunger, Memories, Nobility, Starvation)

"We call those works of art concrete that came into being on the basis of their inherent resources and rules - without external borrowing from natural phenomena, without transforming those phenomena, in other words: not by abstraction."
- Max Bill
(Related: Art, Being, Borrowing, Rules)

"Clearly, we need to have the very best advice and counsel on what actions can be taken to help lower the cost of gasoline."
- Jeff Bingaman
(Related: Actions, Advice, Help)

"I'm learning as much martial arts as I possibly can. My show is packed with action. Enough to get a rise."
- Traci Bingham
(Related: Action, Learning)

"Attraction is beyond our will or ideas sometimes."
- Juliette Binoche
(Related: Ideas, Will)

"Minimalism now is a reaction to what came before. It's absolutely of its time. Music moved into the set theory thing, and moved out of it."
- Harrison Birtwistle
(Related: Music, Time, Now, Theory)

"We operate under the law. Covert action authorities are communicated in a memorandum of notification."
- Cofer Black
(Related: Action, Law)

"We do thank our men and women in uniform. And I thank them. I thank this House today that approved a bill that will allow for a pay raise for our military. We are grateful for that and for the actions of this body."
- Marsha Blackburn
(Related: Men, Women, Actions, Body, Military, Today, Will)

"The idea of winning a doctor's degree gradually assumed the aspect of a great moral struggle, and the moral fight possessed immense attraction for me."
- Elizabeth Blackwell
(Related: Idea, Winning, Fight, Struggle)

"We aim to express the passion of our members in something actionable that we can all in fact do."
- Joan Blades
(Related: Fact, Passion)

"Thoughtless risks are destructive, of course, but perhaps even more wasteful is thoughtless caution which prompts inaction and promotes failure to seize opportunity."
- Gary Ryan Blair
(Related: Opportunity, Failure, Caution, Inaction)

"Self-discipline is an act of cultivation. It require you to connect today's actions to tomorrow's results. There's a season for sowing a season for reaping. Self-discipline helps you know which is which."
- Gary Ryan Blair
(Related: Act, Actions, Results, Self, Today, Tomorrow)

"Creative risk taking is essential to success in any goal where the stakes are high. Thoughtless risks are destructive, of course, but perhaps even more wasteful is thoughtless caution which prompts inaction and promotes failure to seize opportunity."
- Gary Ryan Blair
(Related: Success, Opportunity, Failure, Goal, Caution, Inaction, Risk)

"If they're all so brilliant and I'm such an affirmative-action hire, how come they didn't catch me?"
- Jayson Blair
"Action, so to speak, is the genius of nature."
- Robert Blair
(Related: Nature, Genius, Action)

"The accumulation of personal wealth and the extension of commercial transactions have developed a great and lamentable increase in certain classes of crimes, while the improvements in transport have largely facilitated the escape of fugitive criminals."
- Edward Blake
(Related: Wealth)

"Without contraries is no progression. Attraction and repulsion, reason and energy, love and hate, are necessary to human existence."
- William Blake
(Related: Love, Energy, Existence, Hate, Reason)

"I live my life parallel with my work, and they are both equally important. I'm always amazed how much people talk about celebrity and fame. I don't understand the attraction."
- Cate Blanchett
(Related: Life, Work, People, Celebrity, Fame, Talk)

"To act wisely when the time for action comes, to wait patiently when it is time for repose, put man in accord with the tides. Ignorance of this law results in periods of unreasoning enthusiasm on the one hand, and depression on the other."
- Helena Petrova Blavatsky
(Related: Time, Action, Enthusiasm, Depression, Ignorance, Law, Man, Results, Tides)

"I found it peculiar that those who wanted to take military action could - with 100 per cent certainty - know that the weapons existed and turn out to have zero knowledge of where they were."
- Hans Blix
(Related: Knowledge, Action, Certainty, Military, Weapons)

"If public opinion still endorses military action that's one thing, but if they wait maybe it will not. So it's not only impatience, but there are several other factors."
- Hans Blix
(Related: Action, Impatience, Military, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, Will)

"I can imagine that the Iraqis undertake the destruction out of fear. If they had denied it, if they had said no, that certainly would have played into the hands of those that would like to take armed action immediately. I have no illusions in that regard."
- Hans Blix
(Related: Fear, Action, Destruction)

"If I were to sum up the negative reactions to my work, I think there are two primary causes: one is that if there is discourse about anxiety it is necessarily going to induce anxiety. It will represent a return of the repressed for a great many people."
- Harold Bloom
(Related: Work, People, Negative, Anxiety, Will)

"The truth is - I found myself doing these huge action-adventure movies, and um, and which are cool man. And I really love doing them. And thankfully I haven't had too much dialogue, because if I had I would have really made a mess of it. You know what I mean?"
- Orlando Bloom
(Related: Love, Movies, Truth, Action, Man)

"On the way to work good-hearted young girls sometimes offer me their seats, which I accept and bless them in return, a transaction satisfying to all concerned."
- Lionel Blue
(Related: Work, Girls)

"Most terrorists are people deeply concerned by what they see as social, political, or religious injustice and hypocrisy, and the immediate grounds for their terrorism is often retaliation for an action of the United States."
- William Blum
(Related: People, Action, Hypocrisy, Injustice, Religious, states, Terrorism, United)

"What our leaders and pundits never let slip is that the terrorists - whatever else they might be - might also be rational human beings; which is to say that in their own minds they have a rational justification for their actions."
- William Blum
(Related: Actions, Justification, Leaders)

"Mr. Speaker, in the years since we enacted our attack against Iraq, the threat from Iran has only grown more difficult, and our capacity to meet that threat actually has diminished. It is one of the reasons many of us opposed that action against Iraq."
- Earl Blumenauer
(Related: Action, Iraq, Years)

"While the United States has largely been missing in action from the diplomatic game, the European Union and Iran have been making progress at developing a formula that would lead to the suspension of Iran's nuclear enrichment program and the start of serious negotiations."
- Earl Blumenauer
(Related: Progress, Action, Formula, states, United)

"After September 11, when the United States took action to overthrow the Taliban, our interests and Iran's aligned, and we were able to coordinate quietly but effectively."
- Earl Blumenauer
(Related: Action, states, United)

"It would be dangerous territory if I wasn't practising what I preach which is to always accept responsibility, always accept the consequences of your actions."
- David Blunkett
(Related: Actions, Consequences, Responsibility)

"And we think that our citizens and yours would be very angry if they thought that we hadn't taken every possible step for prevention and then for joint action in the likelihood of those who threaten our lives and our well- being, taking action at the same time."
- David Blunkett
(Related: Time, Thought, Action, Being, Prevention)

"The marketing department is really an important part of getting an animated film to work. If the people running it are used to selling live action films and the hard rock music and the sex and all those things... Anything outside that, they just don't know what to do with it."
- Don Bluth
(Related: Music, Work, Sex, People, Action, Selling, Film, Marketing, Running)

"I prefer that animation reach into places where live action doesn't go, and it seems like all of animation nowadays is trying to go where live action is."
- Don Bluth
(Related: Action, Animation, Trying)

"As you follow the escapades or the journey of the hero through a story, it evokes some kind of emotion in the viewers. The director's job is to make sure that the audience goes through the journey and has an emotional reaction."
- Don Bluth
(Related: Emotion, Job, Journey)

"I'm also very pleased that we were able to include a full orchestrated score for Dragon's Lair 3D. The 40 different music pieces blend with the action to make you feel more a part of the whole adventure."
- Don Bluth
(Related: Music, Action, Adventure)

"I had never been near insane persons before in my life, and had not the faintest idea of what their actions were like."
- Nellie Bly
(Related: Life, Idea, Actions)

"So we in Congress have a very clear choice. We can take largely symbolic action and sit back and fiddle while Americans burn more gasoline. Or we can pass concrete, effective legislation that will save consumers money while significantly reducing U.S. oil consumption."
- Sherwood Boehlert
(Related: Money, Action, Americans, Choice, Congress, Legislation, Oil, Will)

"But our energy woes are in many ways the result of classic market failures that can only be addressed through collective action, and government is the vehicle for collective action in a democracy."
- Sherwood Boehlert
(Related: Government, Action, Democracy, Energy, Result)

"Will we fight or will we retreat? That is the question that is posed to us. Some of my friends on the other side of the aisle often refer to Iraq as a distraction."
- John Boehner
(Related: Fight, Friends, Iraq, Question, Will)

"But Hale's warning the President about going to Dallas was that there was great infighting among the members of the Democratic party and the Democratic stars in the state and he didn't want the President to become involved in a factional disagreement."
- Lindy Boggs
(Related: Party, President, Stars, State, Want)

"A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a catalyst and it sparks extraordinary results."
- Wade Boggs
(Related: Attitude, Positive, Thoughts, Causes, Events, Results)

"I just want to try to ignore the scrutiny and all the distractions and just play hard basketball and let the best come... Improving game by game and trying to improve my game is what I want to do."
- Andrew Bogut
(Related: Basketball, Play, Trying, Want)

"But the way people commonly use the word nowadays it means something all of whose parts are mutually interdependent - not only for their mutual action, but for their meaning and for their existence."
- David Bohm
(Related: People, Action, Existence, Meaning, Word)

"We are all, in a sense, experts on secrecy. From earliest childhood we feel its mystery and attraction. We know both the power it confers and the burden it imposes. We learn how it can delight, give breathing space and protect."
- Sissela Bok
(Related: Power, Burden, Childhood, Delight, Experts, Mystery, Secrecy, Sense, Space)

"I think Alone in the Dark was too much an action creature movie than a horror creature movie."
- Uwe Boll
(Related: Action, Horror)

"Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Time, Action, Thinking)

"Any time someone carries a picket sign in front of the White House, that is the First Amendment in action."
- Julian Bond
(Related: Time, Action, First)

"My actions to promote peace, the mediation missions which I carried out during many conflicts, which very often occurred between brothers of the same country, are not driven by any ulterior motives or any calculations based on personal ambitions."
- Omar Bongo
(Related: Peace, Actions, Brothers, Calculations, Country, Motives)

"There is one final point I would like to make this week. As I said on the floor of the House during deliberation of this latest supplemental, hope is something Americans should never lose. Let each of us, both by our words and actions, continue to provide that hope."
- Jo Bonner
(Related: Hope, Actions, Americans, Words)

"Since the September 11 attacks, nearly 400 individuals have been arrested by the Justice Department as a result of ongoing investigations into international terrorism. Of that total, over half were convicted as a result of their actions."
- Jo Bonner
(Related: Actions, Justice, Result, Terrorism)

"The Inspector General issued six reviews and reports on actions taken based on provisions of the act. In those six reports, the IG found that not one violation of an individual's civil liberties - a total of zero - had taken place since the act was instituted."
- Jo Bonner
(Related: Act, Actions, Civil liberties)

"The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, as well as more recent attacks in Madrid, Spain, and London, England, showed in a very tragic way just how vulnerable many areas of the world are to these sorts of actions."
- Jo Bonner
(Related: Actions, England, London, Spain, World)

"You see, idealism detached from action is just a dream. But idealism allied with pragmatism, with rolling up your sleeves and making the world bend a bit, is very exciting. It's very real. It's very strong."
- Bono
(Related: Dream, Action, Idealism, World)

"Sometimes the situation is only a problem because it is looked at in a certain way. Looked at in another way, the right course of action may be so obvious that the problem no longer exists."
- Edward de Bono
(Related: Action, May, Obvious, Right)

"An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea."
- Edward de Bono
(Related: Idea, Action)

"We are creating a fabulous franchise with an incredible female action hero."
- Jan de Bont
(Related: Action)

"I think what makes a good action film is a story that gets you involved. Just action, by itself, is not going to work."
- Jan de Bont
(Related: Work, Action, Film)

"I really believe action will always be there and will never disappear."
- Jan de Bont
(Related: Action, Will)

"Of the many forms of false culture, a premature converse with abstractions is perhaps the most likely to prove fatal to the growth of a masculine vigour of intellect."
- George Boole
(Related: Growth, Culture, Intellect)

"Most of the memorable events I have myself been exercised in; and, for the satisfaction of the public, will briefly relate the circumstances of my adventures, and scenes of life, from my first movement to this country until this day."
- Daniel Boone
(Related: Life, Circumstances, Country, Day, Events, First, Public, Satisfaction, Will)

"A zeal for the defence of their country led these heroes to the scene of action, though with a few men to attack a powerful army of experienced warriors."
- Daniel Boone
(Related: Men, Action, Army, Country, Heroes, Zeal)

"The 9/11 Commission recently released their report, citing important changes which need to be made to improve our nation's homeland security. I voiced my disappointment with the House leadership when this report was left until after the August recess for action."
- Leonard Boswell
(Related: Leadership, Action, Disappointment, Nation, Security)

"Direction coupling between the various radiations generated in a nuclear reaction both with one another and with the initiating radiation can also be detected and measured by coincidences; this provides valuable information about the structure of the atomic nuclei."
- Walther Bothe
(Related: Direction, Information)

"If the lives of men can be measured in terms of years, ideologies in decades, and nations in centuries, then the unit measuring civilizations, born of the interaction among peoples, would be the millennium."
- Abdelaziz Bouteflika
(Related: Men, Nations, Years)

"Real answers need to be found in dialogue and interaction and, yes, our shared human condition. This means being open to one another instead of simply fighting to maintain a prescribed position."
- Malcolm Boyd
(Related: Answers, Being, Fighting, Open)

"Concentrated serum albumin fractionated from blood plasma was effective in battlefield treatment of shock."
- Paul D. Boyer
(Related: Blood, Treatment)

"All real freedom springs from necessity, for it can be gained only through the exercise of the individual will, and that will can be roused to energetic action only by the force of necessity acting upon it from the outside to spur it to effort."
- Anna C. Brackett
(Related: Action, Acting, Effort, Exercise, Force, Freedom, Necessity, Will)

"King Lear alone among these plays has a distinct double action. Besides this, it is impossible, I think, from the point of view of construction, to regard the hero as the leading figure."
- Andrew Coyle Bradley
(Related: Action, Leading)

"Theories are patterns without value. What counts is action."
- Constantin Brancusi
(Related: Action, Theories, Value)

"In the frank expression of conflicting opinions lies the greatest promise of wisdom in governmental action."
- Louis D. Brandeis
(Related: Wisdom, Action, Expression, Lies, Opinions, Promise)

"Society cannot share a common communication system so long as it is split into warring factions."
- Bertolt Brecht
(Related: Society, Communication)

"Perhaps I am doomed to retrace my steps under the illusion that I am exploring, doomed to try and learn what I should simply recognize, learning a mere fraction of what I have forgotten."
- Andre Breton
(Related: Illusion, Learning)

"There is no greater challenge than to have someone relying upon you; no greater satisfaction than to vindicate his expectation."
- Kingman Brewster, Jr.
(Related: Challenge, Expectation, Satisfaction)

"There is a weapon we can fight with. That is the weapon of political action."
- Harry Bridges
(Related: Action, Fight)

"Everything changed in Bosnia, when General Wesley Clark proved that you could fight a war with high- level precision air strikes and a bare minimum of ground action."
- Joe Bob Briggs
(Related: War, Action, Fight)

"I think Bush has capitulated on affirmative action and government spending. Apart from that, he's OK, I guess. About the same as Howard Dean."
- Peter Brimelow
(Related: Government, Action)

"It is vain to say human beings ought to be satisfied with tranquillity: they must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it."
- Jacob Bronowski
(Related: Action, Will)

"The world can only be grasped by action, not by contemplation."
- Jacob Bronowski
(Related: Action, Contemplation, World)

"It is vain to say human beings ought to be satisfied with tranquility; they must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it."
- Charlotte Bronte
(Related: Action, Tranquility, Will)

"It is in vain to say human beings ought to be satisfied with tranquility: they must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it."
- Charlotte Bronte
(Related: Action, Will)

"Free enterprise is essentially a formula not just for wealth creation, but for life satisfaction."
- Arthur C. Brooks
(Related: Life, Wealth, Creation, Formula, Satisfaction)

"I'm a big movie fan. After a show, if I'm on the bus or a plane, it's often hard to get to sleep, so I'll watch a film. An action film can even relax me."
- Garth Brooks
(Related: Action, Film, Relax, Sleep)

"In bad weather, I spent hours drawing action figures on paper, coloring them, backing them on cardboard, then cutting them out and creating whole stories around their lives."
- Terry Brooks
(Related: Action, Weather)

"A man's most glorious actions will at last be found to be but glorious sins, if he hath made himself, and not the glory of God, the end of those actions."
- Thomas Brooks
(Related: God, Actions, End, Glory, Man, Will)

"I don't give advice. I can't tell anybody what to do. Instead I say this is what we know about this problem at this time. And here are the consequences of these actions."
- Joyce Brothers
(Related: Time, Actions, Advice, Consequences)

"Love comes when manipulation stops; when you think more about the other person than about his or her reactions to you. When you dare to reveal yourself fully. When you dare to be vulnerable."
- Joyce Brothers
(Related: Love, Manipulation)

"Acclaim is a distraction."
- James Broughton
"I tried to stir the imagination and enthusiasms of students to take risks, to do what they were most afraid of doing, to widen their horizons of action."
- James Broughton
(Related: Imagination, Action, Students)

"Which, of course, isn't the point of writing - but it would be nice if, along with the creative satisfaction of writing and seeing my work in print, I could do more than merely scrape a living. Okay, moaning over."
- Eric Brown
(Related: Work, Living, Satisfaction, Writing)

"Inaction may be the biggest form of action."
- Jerry Brown
(Related: Action, Inaction, May)

"The critic is a man who prefers the indolence of opinion to the trials of action."
- John Mason Brown
(Related: Action, Indolence, Man, Opinion, Trials)

"I can't see myself leaving the club I grew up supporting... it's one of those things, the money's great but I still get paid reasonably well from the Lions and at the end of the day I think job satisfaction is the No.1 priority and I just love it up here."
- Jonathan Brown
(Related: Love, Money, Day, End, Job, Satisfaction)

"Goals help you channel your energy into action."
- Les Brown
(Related: Action, Goals, Energy, Help)

"Every action is either strong or weak, and when every action is strong we are successful."
- Rita Mae Brown
(Related: Successful, Action)

"A life of reaction is a life of slavery, intellectually and spiritually. One must fight for a life of action, not reaction."
- Rita Mae Brown
(Related: Life, Action, Fight, Slavery)

"You must take action now that will move you towards your goals. Develop a sense of urgency in your life."
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
(Related: Life, Action, Goals, Now, Sense, Will)

"At painful times, when composition is impossible and reading is not enough, grammars and dictionaries are excellent for distraction."
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning
(Related: Reading)

"It's a bit odd that nobody seems to be using the correct technical term to describe organized Islamic terrorists. They are not a faction of a religion or a social movement. They are a cult. A suicide cult."
- Craig Bruce
(Related: Religion, Suicide)

"Blacks who have not succumbed to the victim culture have been, are, and will be doing quite well - all on their own, without handouts, affirmative action, and other patronizing measures."
- Tammy Bruce
(Related: Action, Culture, Will)

"I still that that movie-goers like the experience of leaving their homes and going to have a communal experience, especially in comedies or interactive things where you can get an audience reaction to."
- Jerry Bruckheimer
(Related: Experience)

"Intervention for the prevention and control of osteoporosis should comprise a combination of legislative action, educational measures, health service activities, media coverage, and individual counselling to initiate changes in behaviour."
- Gro Harlem Brundtland
(Related: Health, Action, Control, Media, Prevention, Service)

"An important lever for sustained action in tackling poverty and reducing hunger is money."
- Gro Harlem Brundtland
(Related: Money, Action, Hunger, Poverty)

"To seek understanding before taking action, yet to trust my instincts when action is called for. Never to avoid danger from fear, never to seek out danger for its own sake. Never to conform to fashion from fear of eccentricity, never to be eccentric from fear of conformity."
- Steven Brust
(Related: Trust, Fear, Action, Conformity, Danger, Eccentricity, Fashion, Understanding)

"But once you allow yourself to recognize necessity, you find two things: One you find your options so restricted that the only course of action is obvious, and, two, that a great sense of freedom comes with the decision."
- Steven Brust
(Related: Action, Decision, Freedom, Necessity, Obvious, Options, Sense)

"The economy is not an abstraction. The economy consists of people, and it will only grow if people feel secure and are reasonably free."
- John Bruton
(Related: People, Economy, Will)

"It's motive alone which gives character to the actions of men."
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Related: Men, Character, Actions, Motive)

"Like an apparently strict musical form it breaks the five minute whole into its structural parts - a descriptive preamble, the action of taking the cards, the development of the cards' manipulation and the revelation of what has been achieved."
- Gavin Bryars
(Related: Development, Action, Cards, Manipulation)

"There are three principles in a man's being and life, the principle of thought, the principle of speech, and the principle of action. The origin of all conflict between me and my fellow-men is that I do not say what I mean and I don't do what I say."
- Martin Buber
(Related: Life, Thought, Action, Being, Conflict, Man, Principles, Speech)

"I get satisfaction of three kinds. One is creating something, one is being paid for it and one is the feeling that I haven't just been sitting on my ass all afternoon."
- William F. Buckley, Jr.
(Related: Being, Feeling, Satisfaction)

"All adventure is now reactionary."
- William F. Buckley, Jr.
(Related: Adventure, Now)

"I was never able to convince myself that there was a cost-free alternative course, as from 1961, or that any of the different strategies since proposed, especially those involving stronger military action, would have made sense."
- William P. Bundy
(Related: Action, Military, Sense)

"Books are a real solace, friendships are good but action is better than all."
- John Burns
(Related: Action, Books)

"For the moment and for some time great events have been denied me, forward action not come my way."
- John Burns
(Related: Time, Action, Events)

"Never do today what you can do tomorrow. Something may occur to make you regret your premature action."
- Aaron Burr
(Related: Action, May, Regret, Today, Tomorrow)

"Congress must not do something just for the sake of doing something. We must carefully and thoughtfully consider the implications of any action and whether that action will help or hinder our ultimate mission of protecting U.S. citizens from terror."
- Richard Burr
(Related: Action, Congress, Help, Mission, Terror, Will)

"I like working on stage because there's something very immediate about it, that interaction with an audience where you immediately hear their reaction, or feel them, whether they're with you."
- Saffron Burrows
"While different people may approach opportunities in different ways, we need to base decisions on a fundamental set of values as we chart our course of action."
- Ron D. Burton
(Related: People, Action, Values, Decisions, May)

"The action we take and the decisions we make in this decade will have consequences far into this century. If America shows weakness and uncertainty, the world will drift toward tragedy. That will not happen on my watch."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Action, America, Consequences, Decisions, Tragedy, Uncertainty, Weakness, Will, World)

"When I take action, I'm not going to fire a $2 million missile at a $10 empty tent and hit a camel in the butt. It's going to be decisive."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Action, Fire)

"I think you can judge from somebody's actions a kind of a stability and sense of purpose perhaps created by strong religious roots. I mean, there's a certain patience, a certain discipline, I think, that religion helps you achieve."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Religion, Discipline, Purpose, Actions, Patience, Religious, Sense, Stability)

"Things and actions are what they are, and the consequences of them will be what they will be: why then should we desire to be deceived?"
- Joseph Butler
(Related: Actions, Consequences, Desire, Will)

"Happiness or satisfaction consists only in the enjoyment of those objects which are by nature suited to our several particular appetites, passions, and affections."
- Joseph Butler
(Related: Happiness, Nature, Enjoyment, Satisfaction)

"As this world was not intended to be a state of any great satisfaction or high enjoyment, so neither was it intended to be a mere scene of unhappiness and sorrow."
- Joseph Butler
(Related: Enjoyment, Satisfaction, Sorrow, State, Unhappiness, World)

"It is our less conscious thoughts and our less conscious actions which mainly mould our lives and the lives of those who spring from us."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Thoughts, Actions, Spring)

"There is not any memory with less satisfaction than the memory of some temptation we resisted."
- James Branch Cabell
(Related: Memory, Satisfaction, Temptation)

"It is better to make a piece of music than to perform one, better to perform one than to listen to one, better to listen to one than to misuse it as a means of distraction, entertainment, or acquisition of "culture.""
- John Cage
(Related: Music, Entertainment)

"I get a lot of action scripts. I get low-budget vehicles that will end up right on the video shelf. I want to do movies that I want to talk about, that I'm proud of, but I also want to make a living."
- Dean Cain
(Related: Movies, Action, End, Living, Right, Talk, Want, Will)

"That's what it is that you rehearse - the making of music, not the playing of notes as abstractions."
- Sarah Caldwell
(Related: Music)

"If the law is a bad law, there is always the contingent right to take action that you would not otherwise take."
- James Callaghan
(Related: Action, Law, Right)

"The satirist is prevented by repulsion from gaining a better knowledge of the world he is attracted to, yet he is forced by attraction to concern himself with the world that repels him."
- Italo Calvino
(Related: Knowledge, Concern, World)

"I have the satisfaction of knowing I did something useful for society."
- John Cameron
(Related: Society, Satisfaction)

"Actual violence has no attraction for me at all."
- Jane Campion
(Related: Violence)

"Man wants to live, but it is useless to hope that this desire will dictate all his actions."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Hope, Actions, Desire, Man, Will)

"But if I'm going to cause somebody else discomfort by my actions, then I should probably modify my actions toward them to make them as comfortable as possible."
- Max Cannon
(Related: Actions, Cause)

"The American people elected us here to cut spending so we can create an environment for jobs in America. The House has acted. We have demonstrated that we want to see spending, discretionary spending, brought down to levels of 2008. We've seen no counteraction. We have seen no position that has been expressed by the other side at all."
- Eric Cantor
(Related: People, America, American, Environment, Jobs, Want)

"One never knows whether people have principles on principle or whether for their own personal satisfaction."
- Karel Capek
(Related: People, Principles, Satisfaction)

"The place of exciting innovation - where the action is - that's Rhode Island!"
- Donald L. Carcieri
(Related: Action, Innovation)

"What I'd say about that is that we must respect homosexuals in the church. I've got many homosexual friends, the issue is not in any way a homophobic reaction on my part."
- George Carey
(Related: Church, Friends, Respect)

"But, as you have intimated, I am among those who would be very wary of any military action in the light of Saddam Hussein's willingness to allow the weapons inspectors to go in."
- George Carey
(Related: Action, Light, Military, Weapons)

"The whole action of the laws tended to increase the number of consumers of food and to diminish the number of producers, was due the invention of the Malthusian theory of population."
- Henry Charles Carey
(Related: Food, Action, Invention, Laws, Population, Theory)

"Fluorine has a protecting action against caries, but this is a local effect. If you drink it, you are running the risk of all kinds of toxic actions."
- Arvid Carlsson
(Related: Action, Actions, Effect, Risk, Running)

"I wouldn't even know - and I spent three years in the CIA - I wouldn't even know how you'd start a covert action program in a place like Iran. It would be extraordinarily difficult."
- Frank Carlucci
(Related: Action, Years)

"Talk that does not end in any kind of action is better suppressed altogether."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Action, End, Talk)

"The end of man is action, and not thought, though it be of the noblest."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Thought, Action, End, Man)

"Doubt, of whatever kind, can be ended by action alone."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Action, Doubt)

"Narrative is linear, but action has breadth and depth as well as height and is solid."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Action)

"Without action, we are going to continue to allow Iran to be a safe harbor for terrorists, see its economy further deteriorate, and see the Middle East further destabilize."
- Russ Carnahan
(Related: Action, Economy)

"Logic is the last scientific ingredient of Philosophy; its extraction leaves behind only a confusion of non-scientific, pseudo problems."
- Rudolf Carnap
(Related: Confusion, Logic, Philosophy, Problems)

"Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy."
- Dale Carnegie
(Related: Home, Fear, Action, Courage, Confidence, Doubt, Inaction, Want)

"Class action lawsuits are an important part of our legal system. All citizens should have the right to band together and settle grievances with bigger companies, but that system is broken and it needs fixing."
- Thomas Carper
(Related: Legal, Action, Class, Needs, Right)

"I am extraordinarily lucky, I was born in a family of strong moral values, and in my life I was able to do what I liked best: debuts, great theatres, but above all, inner and deep satisfaction."
- Jose Carreras
(Related: Family, Life, Values, Deep, Satisfaction)

"For some reason I did something where I realized I could get a reaction. That was when I broke out of my shell at school, because I really didn't have any friends or anything like that and I just kind of was going along, and then finally I did this zany thing, and all of a sudden I had tons of friends."
- Jim Carrey
(Related: Friends, Reason, School)

"Mother goddesses are just as silly a notion as father gods. If a revival of the myths of these cults gives woman emotional satisfaction, it does so at the price of obscuring the real conditions of life. This is why they were invented in the first place."
- Angela Carter
(Related: Life, Mother, Father, Gods, First, Myths, Satisfaction, Silly, Woman)

"To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson
(Related: Photography)

"To take photographs means to recognize - simultaneously and within a fraction of a second - both the fact itself and the rigorous organization of visually perceived forms that give it meaning. It is putting one's head, one's eye and one's heart on the same axis."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson
(Related: Heart, Eye, Fact, Meaning)

"Photography is an immediate reaction, drawing is a meditation."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson
(Related: Meditation, Photography)

"When our thoughts - which bring actions - are filled with hate against anyone, Negro or white, we are in a living hell. That is as real as hell will ever be."
- George Washington Carver
(Related: Thoughts, Actions, Hate, Hell, Living, Will)

"Man is free; yet we must not suppose that he is at liberty to do everything he pleases, for he becomes a slave the moment he allows his actions to be ruled by passion."
- Giacomo Casanova
(Related: Actions, Liberty, Man, Passion)

"In the mean time I worship God, laying every wrong action under an interdict which I endeavour to respect, and I loathe the wicked without doing them any injury."
- Giacomo Casanova
(Related: Time, God, Action, Injury, Respect, Worship, Wrong)

"Every person's every action has an effect."
- Rosanne Cash
(Related: Action, Effect)

"I began revolution with 82 men. If I had to do it again, I do it with 10 or 15 and absolute faith. It does not matter how small you are if you have faith and plan of action."
- Fidel Castro
(Related: Faith, Men, Action, Revolution)

"Indeed, I was so afraid to dishonour my friends and family by my indiscreet actions, that I rather chose to be accounted a fool, than to be thought rude or wanton."
- Margaret Cavendish
(Related: Family, Thought, Actions, Fool, Friends)

"Not that I am ashamed of my mind or body, my birth or breeding, my actions or fortunes, for my bashfulness is in my nature, not for any crime."
- Margaret Cavendish
(Related: Nature, Actions, Body, Breeding, Crime, Mind)

"I don't think anyone ever gets over the surprise of how differently one audience's reaction is from another."
- Dick Cavett
"So we are disappointed that some of our closest allies, including Canada, have not agreed with us on the urgent need for this military action against Iraq."
- Paul Cellucci
(Related: Action, Canada, Iraq, Military)

"My reaction to a lot of the current situation that we're in is based in part on a serious concern that the present administration's course ignores reality."
- Vinton Cerf
(Related: Concern, Present, Reality)

"To withdraw is not to run away, and to stay is no wise action, when there's more reason to fear than to hope."
- Miguel De Cervantes
(Related: Fear, Action, Hope, Reason)

"Good actions ennoble us, and we are the sons of our deeds."
- Miguel de Cervantes
(Related: Actions, Deeds, Sons)

"Pure drawing is an abstraction. Drawing and colour are not distinct, everything in nature is coloured."
- Paul Cezanne
(Related: Nature)

"The Iraqi people are living a long-running tragedy because of the legacy of the old regime, the Americans and their actions that are unsuitable for Iraqi society, and the weakness of national resolve."
- Ahmed Chalabi
(Related: Society, People, Actions, Americans, Living, Old, Tragedy, Weakness)

"Art is basically made by dissatisfied people who are willing to find some means to relieve the dissatisfaction."
- John Chamberlain
(Related: Art, People)

"But we can hold our spirits and our bodies so pure and high, we may cherish such thoughts and such ideals, and dream such dreams of lofty purpose, that we can determine and know what manner of men we will be, whenever and wherever the hour strikes and calls to noble action."
- Joshua Chamberlain
(Related: Dreams, Men, Action, Purpose, Thoughts, Ideals, May, Spirits, Will)

"I pattern my actions and life after what I want. No two people are alike. You might admire attributes in others, but use these only as a guide in improving yourself in your own unique way. I don't go for carbon copies. Individualism is sacred!"
- Richard Chamberlain
(Related: Life, People, Actions, Individualism, Want)

"Japan's inexplicable lack of response to even consider a move to re-open their market to U.S. beef will sorely tempt economic trade action against Japan."
- Saxby Chambliss
(Related: Action, Inexplicable, Trade, Will)

"The life of an action star is very short. I want to be an actor like Robert De Niro , like Dustin Hoffman or Clint Eastwood who in their 70s or 80s can still act."
- Jackie Chan
(Related: Life, Action, Actor, Want)

"I don't want to be an action star, an action star's life is so short. I want my life to get longer, I want my career to get longer."
- Jackie Chan
(Related: Life, Action, Career, Want)

"I will make action movies, I think, for a few more years, another five years."
- Jackie Chan
(Related: Movies, Action, Will, Years)

"I'm tired of fighting. I've always known that I can't be an action star all my life."
- Jackie Chan
(Related: Life, Action, Fighting)

"This change to a higher phase of alert is a signal to governments, to ministries of health and other ministries, to the pharmaceutical industry and the business community that certain actions now should be undertaken with increased urgency and at an accelerated pace."
- Margaret Chan
(Related: Business, Change, Health, Actions, Community, Now)

"Action based only on principles isn't always good even if it feels good."
- John Chancellor
(Related: Action, Principles)

"Every action in our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity."
- Edwin Hubbel Chapin
(Related: Action, Eternity, Will)

"We inherit nothing truly, but what our actions make us worthy of."
- George Chapman
(Related: Actions, Nothing)

"All ideas come about through some sort of observation. It sparks an attitude; some object or emotion causes a reaction in the other person."
- Graham Chapman
(Related: Ideas, Attitude, Causes, Emotion, Observation)

"Wherever you see a man who gives someone else's corruption, someone else's prejudice as a reason for not taking action himself, you see a cog in The Machine that governs us."
- John Jay Chapman
(Related: Action, Corruption, Machine, Man, Prejudice, Reason)

"It is not whether your words or actions are tough or gentle; it is the spirit behind your actions and words that announces your inner state."
- Rene Char
(Related: Actions, Spirit, State, Words)

"Direct threats require decisive action."
- Dick Cheney
(Related: Action)

"When news of the crash came, probably a lot of people in small towns and farms across America felt a sense of grim satisfaction that the sinners had finally been punished for their wicked ways."
- Ron Chernow
(Related: People, America, News, Satisfaction, Sense)

"Oh yeah, I'm a huge romance fan. And some women like action."
- Morris Chestnut
(Related: Women, Romance, Action)

"I think the best type of action movie combines a love story with the action."
- Morris Chestnut
(Related: Love, Action)

"As soon as one nation claims the right to take preventive action, other countries will naturally do the same. If we go down that road, where are we going?"
- Jacques Chirac
(Related: Action, Countries, Nation, Right, Road, Will)

"Art is the fatal net which catches these strange moments on the wing like mysterious butterflies, fleeing the innocence and distraction of common men."
- Giorgio de Chirico
(Related: Art, Men, Butterflies, Innocence, Moments)

"In fact, Tibet is one of the most popular European tourist attraction of asia."
- Alex Chiu
(Related: Fact, Popular)

"As soon as questions of will or decision or reason or choice of action arise, human science is at a loss."
- Noam Chomsky
(Related: Science, Action, Decision, Choice, Loss, Questions, Reason, Will)

"Crime is terribly revealing. Try and vary your methods as you will, your tastes, your habits, your attitude of mind, and your soul is revealed by your actions."
- Agatha Christie
(Related: Soul, Attitude, Actions, Crime, Habits, Mind, Will)

"Today is the day for the complaining to end and for statesmanship to begin. Today I am taking action to cut state spending and balance the budget this year."
- Chris Christie
(Related: Action, Balance, Complaining, Day, End, State, Statesmanship, Today)

"I never worry about action, but only inaction."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Action, Inaction, Worry)

"We should not be so taken up in the search for truth, as to neglect the needful duties of active life; for it is only action that gives a true value and commendation to virtue."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Life, Truth, Action, Virtue, Neglect, Value)

"If there was a distraction I'd get up and jump out the window. I was quite out of hand. In schools like that I don't think they expect that girls are going to behave in such an outrageous fashion."
- Diane Cilento
(Related: Fashion, Girls, Schools)

"Man must vanquish himself, must do himself violence, in order to perform the slightest action untainted by evil."
- Emile M. Cioran
(Related: Action, Evil, Man, Order, Violence)

"The best way to avoid a bad action is by doing a good one, for there is no difficulty in the world like that of trying to do nothing."
- John Clare
(Related: Action, Difficulty, Nothing, Trying, World)

"The limit is not as narrow as it might be. I do not claim for this action, as it now goes on, an ideal degree of efficiency. What I do claim is that this type of competition already reveals its nature and its ultimate power to hold seeming monopolies in check."
- John Bates Clark
(Related: Nature, Power, Action, Competition, Efficiency, Now)

"Europe and America must act together in the face of evil. It's high time for Americans and Europeans to restore that unity and be able to take actions collectively together."
- Wesley Clark
(Related: Time, Act, Actions, America, Americans, Europe, Evil, Unity)

"Whether the family of the Clarkes were of Norman extraction cannot be easily ascertained."
- Adam Clarke
(Related: Family)

"Every revolutionary idea seems to evoke three stages of reaction. They may be summed up by the phrases: 1- It's completely impossible. 2- It's possible, but it's not worth doing. 3- I said it was a good idea all along."
- Arthur C. Clarke
(Related: Idea, May, Worth)

"All the strength and force of man comes from his faith in things unseen. He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions."
- James Freeman Clarke
(Related: Faith, Strength, Actions, Force, Man)

"Strong convictions precede great actions."
- James Freeman Clarke
(Related: Actions)

"It would be immoral to walk away from the consequences of our actions, leaving behind anarchy and civil war in Iraq."
- Kenneth Clarke
(Related: War, Actions, Anarchy, Consequences, Iraq)

"Energetic action on debt would make a radical difference to the prospects of many of the poorest countries in the world, at no practical cost to creditor countries."
- Kenneth Clarke
(Related: Action, Countries, Debt, Difference, Radical, World)

"Man, like other organisms, is so perfectly coordinated that he may easily forget, whether awake or asleep, that he is a colony of cells in action, and that it is the cells which achieve, through him, what he has the illusion of accomplishing himself."
- Albert Claude
(Related: Action, Forget, Illusion, Man, May)

"It is even better to act quickly and err than to hesitate until the time of action is past."
- Karl Von Clausewitz
(Related: Time, Action, Past)

"All action takes place, so to speak, in a kind of twilight, which like a fog or moonlight, often tends to make things seem grotesque and larger than they really are."
- Karl Von Clausewitz
(Related: Action, Twilight)

"A man who waits to believe in action before acting is anything you like, but he's not a man of action. You must act as you breathe."
- Georges Clemenceau
(Related: Action, Acting, Man)

"When an action is once done, it is right or wrong for ever; no accidental failure of its good or evil fruits can possibly alter that."
- William Kingdon Clifford
(Related: Action, Failure, Evil, Right, Wrong)

"Nor is it that truly a belief at all which has not some influence upon the actions of him who holds it."
- William Kingdon Clifford
(Related: Belief, Actions, Influence)

"He who truly believes that which prompts him to an action has looked upon the action to lust after it, he has committed it already in his heart."
- William Kingdon Clifford
(Related: Heart, Action, Lust)

"A little reflection will show us that every belief, even the simplest and most fundamental, goes beyond experience when regarded as a guide to our actions."
- William Kingdon Clifford
(Related: Experience, Belief, Actions, Reflection, Will)

"Our actions in the Middle East over the last 15 years have already guaranteed radical Muslims quite enough ammunition to kill Americans for the next century, even if Guantanamo did not exist."
- Nick Clooney
(Related: Actions, Americans, Radical, Years)

"The best thing I have is the knife from Fatal Attraction. I hung it in my kitchen. It's my way of saying, Don't mess with me."
- Glenn Close
(Related: Kitchen, Saying)

"When they tested Fatal Attraction, the audiences were so upset by her behavior, they literally demanded her blood."
- Glenn Close
(Related: Audiences, Behavior, Blood)

"I have this certain vision of the way I want my comics to look; this sort of photographic realism, but with a certain abstraction that comics can give. It's kind of a fine line."
- Daniel Clowes
(Related: Vision, Realism, Want)

"Democrats are committed to mapping a new direction in Iraq, and we will work with the President and the new Defense Secretary to ensure that the will of the American people guides our future actions."
- Jim Clyburn
(Related: Work, People, Actions, American, Defense, Democrats, Direction, Future, Iraq, President, Will)

"Some people come out going, I don't get it. And I don't quite know what they're trying to get, what they're struggling for. We have had the reaction where people leave the movie sort of uncomfortable and befuddled. Although that wasn't our intention."
- Joel Coen
(Related: People, Intention, Trying)

"It is not enough to be well-intentioned; one must strive to put those intentions into action in a capable way. One must consider the effect his actions will have on others. Looked at like this, to persist in ignorance is itself dishonorable."
- Andrew Cohen
(Related: Action, Actions, Effect, Ignorance, Intentions, Will)

"My initial interest, just prior to my work on cytokines, was on cell-mediated immunity and delayed hypersensitivity, mostly with respect to the cells that populated these reactions."
- Stanley Cohen
(Related: Work, Interest, Respect)

"We must stifle the voice of hatred and faction."
- Bainbridge Colby
(Related: Hatred, Voice)

"You don't reward reaction; you reward results."
- Edwin Louis Cole
(Related: Results, Reward)

"The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions - the little, soon forgotten charities of a kiss or a smile, a kind look or heartfelt compliment."
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(Related: Happiness, Life, Kiss, Compliment, Smile)

"Talent, lying in the understanding, is often inherited; genius, being the action of reason or imagination, rarely or never."
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(Related: Imagination, Talent, Genius, Action, Being, Lying, Reason, Understanding)

"Like other revolutionaries I can thank God for the reactionaries. They clarify the issue."
- Robin G. Collingwood
(Related: God)

"Yeah, because what it all boils down to is at the end of the day, we are all riding on the same boat and we have to learn how to deal with each other. I think that the music and what we do in our actions is what can kind of bring us together, hopefully."
- Bootsy Collins
(Related: Music, Actions, Day, End)

"Like the canary in the coal mine, the climate changes already evident in the Arctic are a call to action."
- Susan Collins
(Related: Action, Climate)

"Those that are the loudest in their threats are the weakest in their actions."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: Actions)

"By prevailing over all obstacles and distractions, one may unfailingly arrive at his chosen goal or destination."
- Christopher Columbus
(Related: Goal, May, Obstacles)

"The environmental crisis is a global problem, and only global action will resolve it."
- Barry Commoner
(Related: Environmental, Action, Crisis, Will)

"My entry into the environmental arena was through the issue that so dramatically - and destructively - demonstrates the link between science and social action: nuclear weapons."
- Barry Commoner
(Related: Environmental, Science, Weapons)

"Earth Day 1970 was irrefutable evidence that the American people understood the environmental threat and wanted action to resolve it."
- Barry Commoner
(Related: Environmental, People, Action, American, Day, Earth)

"No action is without its side effects."
- Barry Commoner
(Related: Action)

"A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions."
- Confucius
(Related: Actions, Man, Speech)

"The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions."
- Confucius
(Related: Actions, Man, Speech)

"When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps."
- Confucius
(Related: Action, Goals, Obvious)

"The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his action."
- Confucius
(Related: Action, Man)

"You are a woman: you must never speak what you think; your words must contradict your thoughts, but your actions may contradict your words."
- William Congreve
(Related: Thoughts, Actions, May, Words)

"It's not the situation... It's your reaction to the situation."
- Robert Conklin
"Those of us who were brought up as Christians and have lost our faith have retained the sense of sin without the saving belief in redemption. This poisons our thought and so paralyses us in action."
- Cyril Connolly
(Related: Faith, Thought, Action, Belief, Sense, Sin)

"Everyone is a reactionary about subjects he understands."
- Robert Conquest
"As in political so in literary action a man wins friends for himself mostly by the passion of his prejudices and the consistent narrowness of his outlook."
- Joseph Conrad
(Related: Action, Friends, Literary, Man, Passion)

"A man's most open actions have a secret side to them."
- Joseph Conrad
(Related: Actions, Man, Open)

"Action is consolatory. It is the enemy of thought and the friend of flattering illusions."
- Joseph Conrad
(Related: Thought, Friend, Action, Enemy)

"An artist is a man of action, whether he creates a personality, invents an expedient, or finds the issue of a complicated situation."
- Joseph Conrad
(Related: Action, Artist, Man, Personality)

"But picketing - picketing for or against something, and handing out literature - these are conspicuously formal actions. They have to be understood as indirect communication."
- Tony Conrad
(Related: Actions, Communication, Literature)

"People aren't used to thinking of cultural forms spreading out across the full range of formal interactions - or what is called the "text" in literary terms."
- Tony Conrad
(Related: People, Literary, Thinking)

"I figure you're only here for a matter of moments. Ever since I was a kid watching movies I've always wanted to make people laugh or have some sort of emotional reaction."
- Tim Conway
(Related: Movies, People, Moments)

"I can't accept collective responsibility for the decision to commit Britain now to military action in Iraq without international agreement or domestic support."
- Robin Cook
(Related: Action, Decision, Agreement, Iraq, Military, Now, Responsibility, Support)

"Unless a capacity for thinking be accompanied by a capacity for action, a superior mind exists in torture."
- Charles Horton Cooley
(Related: Action, Mind, Thinking)

"In the discharge of the duties of this office, there is one rule of action more important than all others. It consists in never doing anything that someone else can do for you."
- Calvin Coolidge
(Related: Action, Office)

"We like reactions - a reaction is walking out on us, a reaction is throwing tomatoes at the stage, that's a healthy psychological reaction."
- Alice Cooper
(Related: Walking)

"I appreciate an audience that reacts to the music, even if they jump on stage and try to beat us up, I think that's a fantastic reaction. I think that they're really hearing something then."
- Alice Cooper
(Related: Music, Hearing)

"I suppose if you've never bitten your nails, there isn't any way to explain the habit. It's not enjoyable, really, but there is a certain satisfaction - pride in a job well done."
- Anderson Cooper
(Related: Habit, Job, Pride, Satisfaction)

"Individuality is the aim of political liberty. By leaving the citizen as much freedom of action and of being as comports with order and the rights of others, the institutions render him truly a freeman. He is left to pursue his means of happiness in his own manner."
- James F. Cooper
(Related: Happiness, Action, Being, Freedom, Rights, Individuality, Liberty, Order)

"Bush may be a strong leader in the war on terrorism, but on budget deficits he is missing-in-action."
- Jim Cooper
(Related: War, Leader, May, Terrorism)

"There is nothing I have to reflect on that gives me more satisfaction than the fact that my life is insured for the benefit of my Dear Wife and children."
- Ezra Cornell
(Related: Life, Wife, Children, Fact, Nothing, Satisfaction)

"I think paranormal experiences are very personal, again, if they are that. Yes, sometimes I've felt that some things I would personally believe enough for me to take action on it... like, you know, I felt something happen in a hotel once that made me never stay there again."
- Andrea Corr
(Related: Action)

"The ultimate victory in competition is derived from the inner satisfaction of knowing that you have done your best and that you have gotten the most out of what you had to give."
- Howard Cosell
(Related: Victory, Competition, Satisfaction)

"Just as there is no loss of basic energy in the universe, so no thought or action is without its effects, present or ultimate, seen or unseen, felt or unfelt."
- Norman Cousins
(Related: Thought, Action, Energy, Loss, Present, Universe)

"I like to work. The self-esteem and satisfaction that I get from working makes me a better person, which makes me a better mom. I feel lucky because I have the luxury of working only one or two days a week."
- Cindy Crawford
(Related: Mom, Work, Luxury, Satisfaction, Self)

"It definitely seems like we are connecting with people, which is nice, because I've had a lot of music do the same for me. It's not like I don't I understand why we get the reactions we do."
- Jon Crosby
(Related: Music, People)

"Some of the things you read you get an immediate reaction to so I've stopped reading things now. I do worry about my family though. Some people do try some nasty things to get at them and try and get a reaction from them."
- Russell Crowe
(Related: Family, People, Now, Reading, Worry)

"The supreme satisfaction is to be able to despise one's neighbor and this fact goes far to account for religious intolerance. It is evidently consoling to reflect that the people next door are headed for hell."
- Aleister Crowley
(Related: People, Fact, Hell, Intolerance, Religious, Satisfaction)

"Some of the FDA's own scientists have charged that politics, not science, is behind the FDA's actions."
- Joseph Crowley
(Related: Politics, Science, Actions, Scientists)

"I've been not only articulating the dissatisfaction with Albany, I've been acting on it. I've been very aggressive in bringing public integrity cases and public corruption cases and bringing cases against sitting legislators."
- Andrew Cuomo
(Related: Acting, Corruption, Integrity, Legislators, Public)

"I feel like I'm a filmmaker; I don't feel I need to yell action and cut."
- John Cusack
(Related: Action)

"The Microsoft actions announced today are exactly the kinds of industry initiatives we need. Microsoft is using its resources to bring real privacy protection to Internet users by creating incentives for more websites to provide strong privacy protection."
- William M. Daley
(Related: Actions, Internet, Privacy, Protection, Today)

"There are some days when I think I'm going to die from an overdose of satisfaction."
- Salvador Dali
(Related: Satisfaction)

"What really helps a guy to become an action hero today is the directing of the movie. All those fast cuts."
- Jean Claude Van Damme
(Related: Action, Today)

"In an action film you act in the action. If it's a dramatic film you act in the drama."
- Jean Claude Van Damme
(Related: Action, Drama, Film)

"If freedom's best friends cannot unify around a realistic, actionable program of fundamental change, one that attracts and persuades a broad majority of our fellow citizens, big change will not come."
- Mitch Daniels
(Related: Change, Freedom, Friends, Majority, Will)

"In fact that is the struggle that most Americans - As rich as this country is, most Americans are very limited in their interaction with the world, unless the world comes to us in a very shocking way."
- Edwidge Danticat
(Related: Americans, Country, Fact, Struggle, World)

"To rest satisfied with existing evils, as if we could do nothing, is not obedience; but neither is it obedience to imitate the actions of the apostles."
- John Nelson Darby
(Related: Actions, Nothing, Obedience, Rest)

"A moral being is one who is capable of reflecting on his past actions and their motives - of approving of some and disapproving of others."
- Charles Darwin
(Related: Actions, Being, Motives, Past)

"Physical activity can get you going when you are immobilized. Get action in your life, and don't just talk about it. Get into the arena!"
- John Davidson
(Related: Life, Action, Talk)

"I played this character twice in live action, and now I've become an animated character. It was actually fun to see myself drawn - I've never been a drawn character before."
- Geena Davis
(Related: Action, Character, Fun, Now)

"I have a Web site that parents and girls can use to learn about Title IX and take action if they find their school is not in compliance. Thirty years after Title IX passed, 80 percent of schools are not in compliance."
- Geena Davis
(Related: Action, Girls, Parents, School, Schools, Years)

"I think tolerance is something everybody needs to be reminded of, especially in a reactionary political world. Well, actually, I should say, a reactionary political climate."
- Bruce Davison
(Related: Climate, Needs, Tolerance, World)

"I wanted something that had the feel of a complete band and a variety of instrument. Apart from doing the album for musical satisfaction, I felt it was an important statement for other women - showing you don't have to rely on other people to do things for you."
- Danielle Dax
(Related: Women, People, Satisfaction, Variety)

"Men are beginning to realize that they are not individuals but persons in society, that man alone is weak and adrift, that he must seek strength in common action."
- Dorothy Day
(Related: Men, Society, Action, Strength, Beginning, Man)

"I have long since come to believe that people never mean half of what they say, and that it is best to disregard their talk and judge only their actions."
- Dorothy Day
(Related: People, Actions, Talk)

"The attraction of the virtuoso for the public is very like that of the circus for the crowd. There is always the hope that something dangerous will happen."
- Claude Debussy
(Related: Hope, Public, Will)

"In addition to a timeline, I have proposed that U.S. troops be removed from front line combat positions in Iraqi cities and towns, turning over daily security patrols, interactions with citizens, and any offensive security actions to the Iraqis themselves."
- Peter DeFazio
(Related: Actions, Cities, Security, Troops)

"I may never get my own action figure, but at least I think what I'm doing is really legitimate musically."
- Gavin DeGraw
(Related: Action, May)

"This synchronous action then will be the Subject, which is the representative harmony."
- Robert Delaunay
(Related: Action, Harmony, Will)

"May the days be aimless. Do not advance action according to a plan."
- Don DeLillo
(Related: Action, May)

"The driving force behind the liberal counter-offensive in Europe has been a reaction against irresponsibility."
- Jacques Delors
(Related: Driving, Europe, Force, Liberal)

"To resort to power one need not be violent, and to speak to conscience one need not be meek. The most effective action both resorts to power and engages conscience."
- Barbara Deming
(Related: Power, Action, Conscience)

"Think first of the action that is right to take, think later about coping with one's fears."
- Barbara Deming
(Related: Action, First, Right)

"Nonviolent tactics can move into action on our behalf men not naturally inclined to act for us."
- Barbara Deming
(Related: Men, Action)

"Nonviolent action does not have to get others to be nice. It can in effect force them to consult their consciences."
- Barbara Deming
(Related: Action, Effect, Force)

"Rational behavior requires theory. Reactive behavior requires only reflex action."
- W. Edwards Deming
(Related: Action, Behavior, Theory)

"All speech is vain and empty unless it be accompanied by action."
- Demosthenes
(Related: Action, Speech)

"You cannot have a proud and chivalrous spirit if your conduct is mean and paltry; for whatever a man's actions are, such must be his spirit."
- Demosthenes
(Related: Actions, Man, Spirit)

"I'm not an admirer of action movies. I just think, Oh my God, it must be so tiring."
- Catherine Deneuve
(Related: God, Movies, Action)

"You can express a lot of things, a lot of action without speaking."
- Catherine Deneuve
(Related: Action)

"There is no reality of consciousness independent of the effects of various vehicles of content on subsequent action (and hence, of course, on memory)."
- Daniel Clement Dennett
(Related: Action, Consciousness, Content, Reality)

"Absolute faith can blind you to the consequences of the actions you allow. It can tell you it's okay to drop bombs on another country, or that it's okay to hate a group of people such as homosexuals."
- Andrew Denton
(Related: Faith, People, Actions, Blind, Bombs, Consequences, Country, Hate)

"By object is meant some element in the complex whole that is defined in abstraction from the whole of which it is a distinction."
- John Dewey
"The self is not something ready-made, but something in continuous formation through choice of action."
- John Dewey
(Related: Action, Choice, Self)

"This is a world of action, and not for moping and droning in."
- Charles Dickens
(Related: Action, World)

"Most men are individuals no longer so far as their business, its activities, or its moralities are concerned. They are not units but fractions."
- Charles Dickens
(Related: Men, Business)

"The time has come for the American government to recognize the damage that has occurred to our economy, and to take firm action to curtail what I believe is both unfair and illegal foreign competition."
- Norm Dicks
(Related: Government, Time, Action, American, Competition, Economy)

"The general interest of the masses might take the place of the insight of genius if it were allowed freedom of action."
- Denis Diderot
(Related: Genius, Action, Freedom, Interest)

"As for action movies, I did Tarzan, and I'm also about to shoot Meltdown, which John Carpenter wrote."
- Casper Van Dien
(Related: Movies, Action)

"If you take my performance or my understanding of the role and my appreciation for story and then dress it in CGI, that I guess becomes an action film."
- Vin Diesel
(Related: Action, Performance, Appreciation, Dress, Film, Understanding)

"There's a new medical crisis. Doctors are reporting that many men are having allergic reactions to latex condoms. They say they cause severe swelling. So what's the problem?"
- Phyllis Diller
(Related: Medical, Men, Cause, Crisis, Doctors)

"The music industry's actions at the time of 9/11 and since have been actions driven by patriotism in most instances, and greed and stupidity to a lesser degree. Sounds like real life doesn't it?"
- Ronnie James Dio
(Related: Life, Music, Patriotism, Time, Actions, Greed, Stupidity)

"Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Experience, Thought, Action)

"Justice is truth in action."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Truth, Action, Justice)

"I say that justice is truth in action."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Truth, Action, Justice)

"Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Happiness, Action, May)

"Winning teams have the least amount of distractions. They have a really tight group of people working towards the same common goal."
- Larry Dixon
(Related: People, Goal, Winning)

"I think it's an extremely important factor to have your team together. It goes back to having distractions. When you all stay together for a period of time you're not training people or feeling out different personalities."
- Larry Dixon
(Related: Time, People, Feeling, Training)

"I cannot take back one word or action; the past does not change for anyone."
- Charles Van Doren
(Related: Change, Action, Past, Word)

"The formula 'Two and two make five' is not without its attractions."
- Fyodor Dostoevsky
(Related: Formula)

"I know as I'm taking my dying breath, the ambulance guy will ask me why they cancelled Action."
- Illeana Douglas
(Related: Action, Dying, Will)

"The mind must see visual achievement of the purpose before action is initiated."
- Mack R. Douglas
(Related: Achievement, Action, Purpose, Mind)

"Courage follows action."
- Mack R. Douglas
(Related: Action, Courage)

"Enclave life becomes very tense, Even when they do elect a leader, the factions remain, with the threat of splitting off."
- Mary Douglas
(Related: Life, Leader)

"We can't command our love, but we can our actions."
- Arthur Conan Doyle
(Related: Love, Actions)

"Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action."
- Peter Drucker
(Related: Action, Quiet, Reflection, Will)

"Time, place, and action may with pains be wrought, but genius must be born; and never can be taught."
- John Dryden
(Related: Time, Genius, Action, May)

"I want to play an action hero. I'm ready for roles that totally aren't me."
- Kirsten Dunst
(Related: Action, Play, Want)

"I just don't want to be the damsel in distress. I'll scream on the balcony, but you've got to let me do a little action here."
- Kirsten Dunst
(Related: Action, Want)

"Guilt always hurries towards its complement, punishment; only there does its satisfaction lie."
- Lawrence Durrell
(Related: Lie, Guilt, Punishment, Satisfaction)

"There is a great satisfaction in building good tools for other people to use."
- Freeman Dyson
(Related: People, Building, Satisfaction, Tools)

"I'm interested to go other places, I've been the boy in the bubble since we've been shooting, I need to go travel a little bit, see where the action is, other than going to see family, of course."
- George Eads
(Related: Travel, Family, Action)

"We work because it's a chain reaction, each subject leads to the next."
- Charles Eames
(Related: Work)

"It was Orwellian. I completely disappeared, and disappeared the same day. It was by early that evening when the Times story ran. That was an overreaction. All human beings under pressure behave poorly."
- Gregg Easterbrook
(Related: Day, Evening, Pressure)

"I'm thinking in terms of a point of departure, a field of action for performers to express an expressive need of mine which hopefully the context of music would convey."
- John Eaton
(Related: Music, Action, Departure, Thinking)

"When we criticize in Iran the actions of the government, the fundamentalists say that we and the Bush Administration are in the same camp. The funny thing is that human rights activists and Mr. Bush can never be situated in the same group."
- Shirin Ebadi
(Related: Funny, Government, Actions, Rights, Human rights)

"Without democracy there is no freedom. Violence, no matter who is using it, is always reactionary."
- Friedrich Ebert
(Related: Democracy, Freedom, Violence)

"We can now have action movies with two stars where one might be African American and one might be Asian American. One of them doesn't have to be white, and the other one doesn't have to be the ethnic sidekick. We're way over that. And I think it's happening in society, too."
- Roger Ebert
(Related: Movies, Society, Action, African, American, Now, Stars)

"A lot of people just go to movies that feed into their preexisting and not so noble needs and desires: They just go to action pictures, and things like that."
- Roger Ebert
(Related: Movies, People, Action, Needs)

"I think America right now is looking for somebody who appeals to every faction."
- Aaron Eckhart
(Related: America, Now, Right)

"The price of inaction is far greater than the cost of making a mistake."
- Meister Eckhart
(Related: Mistake, Inaction)

"What we plant in the soil of contemplation, we shall reap in the harvest of action."
- Meister Eckhart
(Related: Action, Contemplation, Harvest)

"Right actions in the future are the best apologies for bad actions in the past."
- Tryon Edwards
(Related: Actions, Apologies, Future, Past, Right)

"Some of these kids just don't plain know how good they are: how smart and how much they have to say. You can tell them. You can shine that light on them, one human interaction at a time."
- Dave Eggers
(Related: Time, Kids, Light)

"These sorts of things can happen, identities can be switched, the emotional implications are something that he has not been trained to feel. His whole life has been about separating himself from these sorts of actions."
- Atom Egoyan
(Related: Life, Actions)

"America is addicted to wars of distraction."
- Barbara Ehrenreich
(Related: America)

"Leaders do not sway with the polls. Instead, they sway the polls through their own words and actions."
- Robert. L. Ehrlich
(Related: Actions, Leaders, Words)

"All these primary impulses, not easily described in words, are the springs of man's actions."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Actions, Impulses, Man, Words)

"Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Imagination, Life)

"Human beings must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Action, Will)

"When playing a role, I would feel more comfortable, as you're given a prescribed way of behaving. So, both Facebook and theatre provide contrived settings that provide the illusion of social interaction."
- Jesse Eisenberg
(Related: Illusion, Theatre)

"Our real problem, then, is not our strength today; it is rather the vital necessity of action today to ensure our strength tomorrow."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: Action, Strength, Necessity, Today, Tomorrow)

"The first thing I do is lay out that melody and figure out how it has to hold here and then finish to land here, because you know in advance you're going to want the melody to catch four things in the action."
- Danny Elfman
(Related: Action, First, Land, Want)

"The sons of Judah have to choose that God may again choose them. The divine principle of our race is action, choice, resolved memory."
- George Eliot
(Related: God, Action, Choice, May, Memory, Race, Sons)

"Art is dangerous. It is one of the attractions: when it ceases to be dangerous you don't want it."
- Duke Ellington
(Related: Art, Want)

"You have to understand the tone of the movie, because if it's supposed to be funny, it can be funny violent like the Home Alone stuff, but you have to really understand the tone of what you're doing and make the action work for that and for the character."
- David R. Ellis
(Related: Funny, Home, Work, Action, Character)

"It's just about going out and getting the shot, so I have a great understanding of how to execute it, so that really helps me, and also having a good understanding of all the action that I'm shooting, it helps me in determining how I'm going to capture it."
- David R. Ellis
(Related: Action, Understanding)

"Dancing is the loftiest, the most moving, the most beautiful of the arts, because it is no mere translation or abstraction from life; it is life itself."
- Henry Ellis
(Related: Life, Dancing)

"Hibernation is a covert preparation for a more overt action."
- Ralph Ellison
(Related: Action, Preparation)

"As individuals, we will be judged in our lives by the totality of our actions. Not one thing will stand out. And I think that's how we get judged by our colleagues and that's how we get judged by the good lord."
- Rahm Emanuel
(Related: Actions, Will)

"The ancestor of every action is a thought."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Thought, Action)

"Words are also actions, and actions are a kind of words."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Actions, Words)

"Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Life, Actions)

"An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Action, Theory, Worth)

"Men's actions are too strong for them. Show me a man who has acted, and who has not been the victim and slave of his action."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Men, Action, Actions, Man)

"Redistricting is one of the purest actions a legislative body can take."
- John Engler
(Related: Actions, Body)

"I liked the energy of cooking, the action, the camaraderie. I often compare the kitchen to sports and compare the chef to a coach. There are a lot of similarities to it."
- Todd English
(Related: Sports, Action, Coach, Cooking, Energy, Kitchen)

"I didn't expect such a huge reaction, but I knew I was doing something different to everything else that was happening at the time."
- Enya
(Related: Time)

"We know the ideal isn't where the action is."
- Joseph Epstein
(Related: Action)

"God's designs may be frequent justification for our actions, but it is we, the self-made men, who take the credit."
- Arthur Erickson
(Related: God, Men, Actions, Credit, Justification, May, Self)

"Western history has been a history of deed done, actions performed and results achieved."
- Arthur Erickson
(Related: History, Actions, Deed, Results)

"I became almost immediately fascinated by the possibilities of trying out all conceivable reactions with them, some leading to explosions, others to unbearable poisoning of the air in our house, frightening my parents."
- Richard Ernst
(Related: Leading, Parents, Possibilities, Trying)

"If you do things with a certain type of result and cause a certain type of reaction or effect, then you increase your market value. It's very much a competition for the entertainment dollar, and that's never been more clearly evident than in today's NBA game."
- Julius Erving
(Related: Cause, Competition, Effect, Entertainment, Result, Today, Value)

"Affirmative action was never meant to be permanent, and now is truly the time to move on to some other approach."
- Susan Estrich
(Related: Time, Action, Now)

"It wasn't conscious, but I guess that one book is the reaction to the other. The first is so imprisoned in a male point-of-view, and the second is a point-of-view that can go anywhere it wants."
- Jeffrey Eugenides
(Related: First)

"Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it's Christmas."
- Dale Evans
(Related: Love, Time, Action, Christmas)

"Actions are always more complex and nuanced than they seem. We have to be willing to wrestle with paradox in pursuing understanding."
- Harold Evans
(Related: Actions, Paradox, Understanding)

"The undertaking of a new action brings new strength."
- Richard L. Evans
(Related: Action, Strength)

"General Reynolds immediately found himself engaged with a force which greatly outnumbered his own, and had scarcely made his dispositions for the action when he fell, mortally wounded, at the head of his advance."
- Edward Everett
(Related: Action, Force)

"David Lynch was very good, very patient with us, and the reaction in the United States seems pretty good."
- Richard Farnsworth
(Related: Pretty, states, United)

"I worked for Sam Peckinpah on quite a bit of action in his films, and he got excited once in a while."
- Richard Farnsworth
(Related: Action)

"The only men who aren't in fear of women's reactions are usually men who aren't born or who are dead."
- Warren Farrell
(Related: Men, Women, Fear)

"That's so different in Hong Kong when I'm using my own mother language, I can treat the line in one thousand different ways, with many different reactions."
- Chow Yun Fat
(Related: Mother, Language)

"In the West audiences think I am a stereotyped action star, or that I always play hitmen or killers. But in Hong Kong, I did a lot of comedy, many dramatic films, and most of all, romantic roles, lots of love stories. I was like a romance novel hero."
- Chow Yun Fat
(Related: Love, Romance, Action, Audiences, Comedy, Play, Romantic)

"I don't know what this definition of affirmative action is for some."
- Chaka Fattah
(Related: Action)

"Global warming is real. It is happening today. It is being charted by our satellites. It is being charted by our scientists. It is being charted by those of us in this body, and I think the real key is if we are ready to admit that fact and take the action to make the necessary conversion."
- Diane Feinstein
(Related: Action, Being, Body, Fact, Global warming, Key, Scientists, Today)

"If you live in Israel and you see the way life is there and then you go abroad and see the way Israel is reported on, the way that Israel gets reported on night after night is simply pictures of bombings or military actions."
- Douglas Feith
(Related: Life, Actions, Israel, Military, Night)

"Though public pronouncements of Israeli officials emphasize peace and mutuality, unilateralism actually drives Israeli actions."
- Douglas Feith
(Related: Peace, Actions, Public)

"Every step and every movement of the multitude, even in what are termed enlightened ages, are made with equal blindness to the future; and nations stumble upon establishments, which are indeed the result of human action, but not the execution of any human design."
- Adam Ferguson
(Related: Design, Action, Blindness, Execution, Future, Nations, Result)

"An author who sets about to depict events of the past that have run their course is suspected of wishing to avoid the problems of the present day, of being, in other words, a reactionary."
- Lion Feuchtwanger
(Related: Being, Day, Events, Past, Present, Problems, Wishing, Words)

"An action doesn't have to be wrong just because it is not logical. It doesn't have to be right just because it has its logic."
- Lion Feuchtwanger
(Related: Action, Logic, Right, Wrong)

"Women can break down barriers to opportunity, and men, many of them reluctantly, have learned to relate to women as their equals in thought and action. But except for an eccentric few, women do not want to become warriors."
- Suzanne Fields
(Related: Women, Thought, Opportunity, Action, Want)

"In taking action we must remember that the things which are happening to the Jews today are but a part of the general disintegration anticipated by philosophers and historians of different schools for almost half a century."
- Louis Finkelstein
(Related: Action, Historians, Schools, Today)

"Most of the media... is positioning the merger with Compaq and the recent actions by Walter Hewlett and David Packard as a fight between the past and the future."
- Carly Fiorina
(Related: Actions, Fight, Future, Media, Past)

"The bosses of our mass media, press, radio, film and television, succeed in their aim of taking our minds off disaster. Thus, the distraction they offer demands the antidote of maximum concentration on disaster."
- Ernst Fischer
(Related: Bosses, Disaster, Film, Media, Press, Succeed, Television)

"Action is character."
- F. Scott Fitzgerald
(Related: Action, Character)

"Life is essentially a cheat and its conditions are those of defeat; the redeeming things are not happiness and pleasure but the deeper satisfactions that come out of struggle."
- F. Scott Fitzgerald
(Related: Happiness, Life, Defeat, Pleasure, Struggle)

"Words began to appear in English and to make some kind of equivalent. For what satisfaction it is hard to say, except that something seems unusually piercing, living, handsome, in another language, and since English is yours, you wish it to be there too."
- Robert Fitzgerald
(Related: English, Language, Living, Satisfaction, Words)

"The heart of the matter seems to me to be the direct interaction between one's making a poem in English and a poem in the language that one understands and values. I don't see how you can do it otherwise."
- Robert Fitzgerald
(Related: Heart, Values, English, Language)

"Although Customs and Border Protection analyzes cargo and other information to target specific shipments for closer inspection, it still physically inspects only a small fraction of the containers under its purview."
- Mike Fitzpatrick
(Related: Information, Protection)

"You will encounter many distractions and many temptations to put your goal aside: The security of a job, a wife who wants kids, whatever. But if you hang in there, always following your vision, I have no doubt you will succeed."
- Larry Flynt
(Related: Wife, Goal, Vision, Doubt, Job, Kids, Security, Succeed, Temptations, Will)

"If we had to go live action, I'd hold out for Tim Burton to direct."
- Phil Foglio
(Related: Action)

"And I really do think that the difficulty of research makes it more real to you than punching a thing to find out how many men were killed at this particular action."
- Shelby Foote
(Related: Men, Action, Difficulty, Research)

"There is another thing about a kid, if we all remember, that you have an attraction to evil. Evil is exciting and evil is interesting, and plenty of kids have a fascination for it."
- Thomas Foran
(Related: Evil, Kids)

"There is more credit and satisfaction in being a first-rate truck driver than a tenth-rate executive."
- B. C. Forbes
(Related: Being, Credit, First, Satisfaction)

"The bargain that yields mutual satisfaction is the only one that is apt to be repeated."
- B. C. Forbes
(Related: Bargain, Satisfaction)

"I think what a lot of action movies lose these days, especially the ones that deal with fantasy, is you stop caring at some point because you've lost human scale."
- Harrison Ford
(Related: Movies, Action, Caring, Fantasy)

"I get mad when people call me an action movie star. Indiana Jones is an adventure film, a comic book, a fantasy."
- Harrison Ford
(Related: People, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Film)

"All biologic phenomena act to adjust: there are no biologic actions other than adjustments. Adjustment is another name for Equilibrium. Equilibrium is the Universal, or that which has nothing external to derange it."
- Charles Fort
(Related: Act, Actions, Name, Nothing)

"I enjoy listening to classical music and heavy metal. I play basketball and try to go diving at least once a year. I don't really have hobbies in the traditional sense... I engage in too many activities already through the actions of my characters."
- Alan Dean Foster
(Related: Music, Actions, Basketball, Hobbies, Listening, Play, Sense)

"I don't know if I see myself as really an action hero, but I like doing physical movies and I like doing movies where the writing is very lean."
- Jodie Foster
(Related: Movies, Action, Writing)

"As you can probably tell, I like films and directors that bring a totally unique style to filming action."
- John Foster
(Related: Action, Style)

"Party action should follow, not precede the creation of a dominant popular sentiment."
- Judith Ellen Foster
(Related: Action, Creation, Party, Popular, Sentiment)

"When you think about it, we actors are kind of prostitutes. We get paid to feign attraction and love. Other people are paying to watch us kissing someone, touching someone, doing things people in a normal monogamous relationship would never do with anyone who's not their partner. It's really kind of gross."
- Megan Fox
(Related: Love, People, Actors, Kissing)

"Tourism is a top priority activity for federal government, which is why it invests an average of over 2,500 million dollars a year in infrastructure works and integral projects that promote Mexico's culture and natural attractions."
- Vincente Fox
(Related: Government, Culture, Projects)

"Inspirations never go in for long engagements; they demand immediate marriage to action."
- Brendan Francis
(Related: Marriage, Action)

"Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction."
- Anne Frank
(Related: Work, Laziness, May, Satisfaction)

"When community action was put into federal law in the early sixties as part of the effort to combat poverty and social injustice, I supported it intellectually."
- Barney Frank
(Related: Action, Community, Effort, Injustice, Law, Poverty)

"Community action is as valuable a principle on the international level as it has been domestically."
- Barney Frank
(Related: Action, Community)

"It is because the fight against the harshest aspects of unrestricted capitalism is therefore a political problem and not an intellectual one that community action remains so essential."
- Barney Frank
(Related: Action, Capitalism, Community, Fight)

"It is always the instantaneous reaction to oneself that produces a photograph."
- Robert Frank
"Never confuse motion with action."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Action)

"Words may show a man's wit but actions his meaning."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Actions, Man, May, Meaning, Wit, Words)

"I look at my father, who was in many ways an unhappy person, but who, not long before he got sick, said that the greatest source of satisfaction in his life had been going to work in the company of other workers."
- Jonathan Franzen
(Related: Life, Work, Father, Company, Satisfaction, Workers)

"I have so much satisfaction in my life. I have a beautiful wife and the great stimulation of an interesting career. I'm the most happy fellow that I know."
- Brendan Fraser
(Related: Life, Wife, Career, Satisfaction)

"Reconciliation requires changes of heart and spirit, as well as social and economic change. It requires symbolic as well as practical action."
- Malcolm Fraser
(Related: Change, Heart, Action, Spirit)

"Last year the National Sorry Day Committee consulted with stolen generations people in every State and Territory, and concluded that programmes set up in response to the Bringing Them Home Report are reaching only a small fraction of those they are intended to help."
- Malcolm Fraser
(Related: Home, People, Committee, Day, Generations, Help, State)

"What we call happiness in the strictest sense comes from the (preferably sudden) satisfaction of needs which have been dammed up to a high degree."
- Sigmund Freud
(Related: Happiness, Needs, Satisfaction, Sense)

"We believe that civilization has been created under the pressure of the exigencies of life at the cost of satisfaction of the instincts."
- Sigmund Freud
(Related: Life, Civilization, Pressure, Satisfaction)

"Analysis does not set out to make pathological reactions impossible, but to give the patient's ego freedom to decide one way or another."
- Sigmund Freud
(Related: Ego, Freedom)

"Inaction may be safe, but it builds nothing."
- Dave Freudenthal
(Related: Inaction, May, Nothing)

"Our citizens and those who have gone before us charted the broad outlines of where we need to go, and they would envy our opportunity to translate those dreams into action. And I believe they will judge us very harshly should we fail to act."
- Dave Freudenthal
(Related: Dreams, Opportunity, Action, Envy, Will)

"It seems when I put together records, as Henley used to say, they're just like movies. They should have action, tension, love scenes, places to relax."
- Glenn Frey
(Related: Love, Movies, Action, Relax, Tension)

"Red Carpet has a nice package abstraction layer that allows us to support RPMs and DEBs transparently."
- Nat Friedman
(Related: Support)

"Even within the band, if I cannot manage to persuade the members of what I see to be the next course of action, how do you expect the group to deal with the expectations of thousands of people. It is not possible."
- Robert Fripp
(Related: People, Action, Expectations)

"Greed is a bottomless pit which exhausts the person in an endless effort to satisfy the need without ever reaching satisfaction."
- Erich Fromm
(Related: Effort, Greed, Satisfaction)

"Moving from chair to chair, from coffee machine to coffee machine is the limit of my action in most films. But I enjoy being cast in them because I love watching them."
- Stephen Fry
(Related: Love, Action, Being, Coffee, Machine)

"This success led my theoretical group to the chemical reactivity theory, extending more and more widely the range of compound and reactions that were discussed."
- Kenichi Fukui
(Related: Success, Theory)

"I was also interested in formulating the path of chemical reactions."
- Kenichi Fukui
"But the nature of my main work in chemistry can be better represented by more than 280 English publications, of which roughly 200 concern the theory of chemical reactions and related subjects."
- Kenichi Fukui
(Related: Nature, Work, Concern, English, Theory)

"This simple idea served to provide information on the geometrical shape of reacting molecules, and I was able to make the role of the frontier orbitals in chemical reactions more distinct through visualization, by drawing their diagrams."
- Kenichi Fukui
(Related: Idea, Information, Visualization)

"Movement should be a counter, whether in action scenes or dialogue or whatever. It counters where your eye is going. This style thing, for me it's all fitted to the action, to the script, to the characters."
- Samuel Fuller
(Related: Action, Eye, Style)

"Fame is the echo of actions, resounding them to the world, save that the echo repeats only the last art, but fame relates all, and often more than all."
- Thomas Fuller
(Related: Art, Actions, Echo, Fame, World)

"With devotion's visage and pious action we do sugar o'er the devil himself."
- Thomas Fuller
(Related: Action, Devil, Devotion)

"A man is not good or bad for one action."
- Thomas Fuller
(Related: Action, Man)

"The most important and urgent problems of the technology of today are no longer the satisfactions of the primary needs or of archetypal wishes, but the reparation of the evils and damages by the technology of yesterday."
- Dennis Gabor
(Related: Technology, Needs, Problems, Today, Wishes, Yesterday)

"Words mean nothing. Action is the only thing. Doing. That's the only thing."
- Ernest Gaines
(Related: Action, Nothing, Words)

"Nature is relentless and unchangeable, and it is indifferent as to whether its hidden reasons and actions are understandable to man or not."
- Galileo Galilei
(Related: Nature, Actions, Man)

"Meanwhile, parents, students and teachers all report higher satisfaction with charter schools. People like them. They cost less money. They raise the academic achievement of poor kids. Go ahead, get a little enthused."
- Maggie Gallagher
(Related: Money, People, Achievement, Kids, Parents, Poor, Satisfaction, Schools, Students, Teachers)

"It is curious how, from time immemorial, man seems to have associated the idea of evil with beauty, shrunk from it with a sort of ghostly fear, while, at the same time drawn to it by force of its hypnotic attraction."
- Richard Le Gallienne
(Related: Time, Beauty, Idea, Fear, Evil, Force, Man)

"I constantly try to reinvent my sensibilities and my ideas. I enjoy some of the satisfaction that I get when I feel good about what I've done. But the process is quite lonely and quite painful."
- Vincent Gallo
(Related: Ideas, Lonely, Satisfaction)

"A man is the sum of his actions, of what he has done, of what he can do, Nothing else."
- John Galsworthy
(Related: Actions, Man, Nothing)

"A man of action forced into a state of thought is unhappy until he can get out of it."
- John Galsworthy
(Related: Thought, Action, Man, State)

"Have a bias toward action - let's see something happen now. You can break that big plan into small steps and take the first step right away."
- Indira Gandhi
(Related: Action, First, Now, Right)

"If I die a violent death, as some fear and a few are plotting, I know that the violence will be in the thought and the action of the assassins, not in my dying."
- Indira Gandhi
(Related: Death, Thought, Fear, Action, Dying, Violence, Will)

"Action expresses priorities."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Action, Priorities)

"Action is no less necessary than thought to the instinctive tendencies of the human frame."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Thought, Action)

"Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment, full effort is full victory."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Victory, Effort, Lies, Satisfaction)

"Prayer is not an old woman's idle amusement. Properly understood and applied, it is the most potent instrument of action."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Action, Amusement, Old, Prayer, Woman)

"There seems to be a law that governs all our actions so I never make plans."
- Greta Garbo
(Related: Actions, Law)

"At Adaptive Path, we've been doing our own work with Ajax over the last several months, and we're realizing we've only scratched the surface of the rich interaction and responsiveness that Ajax applications can provide."
- Jesse James Garrett
(Related: Work, Months)

"Climate change is such a huge issue that it requires strong, concerted, consistent and enduring action by governments."
- Peter Garrett
(Related: Change, Action, Climate, Climate change)

"I always received much more satisfaction as a defense attorney in obtaining an acquittal for a client than I ever have as a D.A. in obtaining a conviction. All my interests and sympathies tend to be on the side of the individual as opposed to the state."
- Jim Garrison
(Related: Conviction, Defense, Satisfaction, State)

"Progress is the attraction that moves humanity."
- Marcus Garvey
(Related: Progress, Humanity)

"A wise parent humors the desire for independent action, so as to become the friend and advisor when his absolute rule shall cease."
- Elizabeth Gaskell
(Related: Friend, Action, Desire)

"We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten. Don't let yourself be lulled into inaction."
- Bill Gates
(Related: Change, Inaction, Will, Years)

"Life is hardly more than a fraction of a second. Such a little time to prepare oneself for eternity!"
- Paul Gauguin
(Related: Life, Time)

"Deliberation is the work of many men. Action, of one alone."
- Charles de Gaulle
(Related: Work, Men, Action)

"Faced with crisis, the man of character falls back on himself. He imposes his own stamp of action, takes responsibility for it, makes it his own."
- Charles de Gaulle
(Related: Action, Character, Crisis, Man, Responsibility)

"In the tumult of men and events, solitude was my temptation; now it is my friend. What other satisfaction can be sought once you have confronted History?"
- Charles de Gaulle
(Related: History, Men, Friend, Events, Now, Satisfaction, Solitude, Temptation)

"You do not become a critic until it has been completely established to your own satisfaction that you cannot be a poet."
- Theophile Gautier
(Related: Satisfaction)

"Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions."
- Harold S. Geneen
(Related: Leadership, Attitude, Actions, Words)

"In addition, it is very likely that United States action in Iraq caused Iran to open its nuclear facilities for international inspection and suspend its uranium enrichment activities."
- Jim Gerlach
(Related: Action, Iraq, Open, states, United)

"As far as playing jazz, no other art form, other than conversation, can give the satisfaction of spontaneous interaction."
- Stan Getz
(Related: Art, Conversation, Jazz, Satisfaction)

"Life is too full of distractions nowadays. When I was a kid we had a little Emerson radio and that was it. We were more dedicated. We didn't have a choice."
- Stan Getz
(Related: Life, Choice)

"It has always been my practice to cast a long paragraph in a single mould, to try it by my ear, to deposit it in my memory, but to suspend the action of the pen till I had given the last polish to my work."
- Edward Gibbon
(Related: Work, Action, Memory, Pen, Practice)

"To be able to look back upon ones life in satisfaction, is to live twice."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Life, Satisfaction)

"The most decisive actions of life are most often unconsidered actions."
- Andre Gide
(Related: Life, Actions)

"The interaction of the variation in our genes is what's responsible for lots of our attributes and vigor."
- Walter Gilbert
"Yes, the companionship is amazing. You know, you can get that physical attraction that happens is great, but then there's an awful lot of time and the rest of the day that you have to fill."
- Vince Gill
(Related: Time, Companionship, Day, Rest)

"Reformation ends not in contemplation, but in action."
- George Gillespie
(Related: Action, Contemplation)

"When a record co. finds a guy now, they want to own everything. They want to own the rights to market that person's particular name. They want a piece of the action all the way through."
- Mickey Gilley
(Related: Action, Rights, Name, Now, Want)

"A lost of people recognize me and maybe will ask for an autograph, but it's nothing like if Elvis would've done something like that, 'cause he's so popular, or maybe The Beatles 'cause they stirred up a lot of action."
- Mickey Gilley
(Related: People, Action, Nothing, Popular, Will)

"It was lights, camera, inaction."
- Terry Gilliam
(Related: Inaction)

"The REM and Nirvana successes don't mean much to me except as a potential distraction for bands who want to cash in on the trend. Don't try to sound like someone else. REM and Nirvana don't sound like anyone else."
- Greg Ginn
(Related: Potential, Sound, Want)

"I didn't have a lot of overtly political songs. I think it was more the actions of the group that were threatening to the authorities, and also our political philosophies apart from the music."
- Greg Ginn
(Related: Music, Actions, Songs)

"I am still feeling my calf strain, so I have been unable to train this week. I will again have to sit out the weekend action, but the lads are climbing ever higher to safety."
- David Ginola
(Related: Action, Feeling, Safety, Weekend, Will)

"The weight of the world is love. Under the burden of solitude, under the burden of dissatisfaction."
- Allen Ginsberg
(Related: Love, Burden, Solitude, Weight, World)

"The manufacture of desire isn't at the heart - if it isn't absurd to speak of a heart - of the media torrent. Chronic dissatisfaction is at the heart of the matter."
- Todd Gitlin
(Related: Heart, Desire, Media)

"Americas are, for a variety of reasons, the most adept at producing the kind of entertainment that delivers easy satisfactions."
- Todd Gitlin
(Related: Entertainment, Variety)

"Use the losses and failures of the past as a reason for action, not inaction."
- Charles J. Givens
(Related: Action, Inaction, Past, Reason)

"Ideas not coupled with action never become bigger than the brain cells they occupied."
- Arnold H. Glasgow
(Related: Ideas, Action)

"An idea not coupled with action will never get any bigger than the brain cell it occupied."
- Arnold H. Glasow
(Related: Idea, Action, Will)

"Nothing is more terrible than to see ignorance in action."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Action, Ignorance, Nothing)

"Nature knows no pause in progress and development, and attaches her curse on all inaction."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Nature, Development, Progress, Inaction)

"Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one's thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Action, Thoughts, Acting, Thinking, World)

"No real social change has ever been brought about without a revolution... revolution is but thought carried into action."
- Emma Goldman
(Related: Change, Thought, Action, Revolution)

"Direct action is the logical, consistent method of Anarchism."
- Emma Goldman
(Related: Action)

"If love does not know how to give and take without restrictions, it is not love, but a transaction that never fails to lay stress on a plus and a minus."
- Emma Goldman
(Related: Love, Stress)

"We are men of action, lies do not become us."
- William Goldman
(Related: Men, Action, Lies)

"Noble bold is an accident of fortune; noble actions characterize the great."
- Carlo Goldoni
(Related: Accident, Actions, Fortune)

"I like the variety. But basically my choice of films is a small intimate film. Quiet film, no action, just people in relationships. That's what I like the most."
- Jerry Goldsmith
(Related: People, Action, Choice, Film, Quiet, Relationships, Variety)

"I don't want to do an action movie, because I've acted in them, and they're so boring to do, because they're so technical. The headache of that is daunting. But, if it were an action movie with really interesting characters, how great would that be?"
- Tony Goldwyn
(Related: Action, Want)

"I respect very much the role of the media in our society; I think they can be very, very helpful. They serve as a very useful check, sort of a watchdog over the actions of the government, and I respect that."
- Alberto Gonzales
(Related: Government, Society, Actions, Media, Respect)

"I haven't done a lot of action movies, so it's kind of fun to get to do a lot of stunt work."
- Mark-Paul Gosselaar
(Related: Work, Movies, Action, Fun)

"Two elements are needed to form a truth - a fact and an abstraction."
- Remy de Gourmont
(Related: Truth, Fact)

"It was a question of helping a man prepare in the way that suits him best. The theory is if you give a man responsibility for his own actions, then it is up to him to accept that responsibility."
- David Gower
(Related: Actions, Man, Question, Responsibility, Theory)

"When I write now I do not invent situation, characters, or actions, but rather structures and discursive forms, textual groupings which are combined according to secret affinities among themselves, as in architecture or the plastic arts."
- Juan Goytisolo
(Related: Architecture, Actions, Now)

"I had earlier concluded that a war with Iraq would be a distraction from the successful and expeditious completion of our aims in Afghanistan. Now I had come to question whether the White House was telling the truth."
- Bob Graham
(Related: War, Truth, Successful, Afghanistan, Completion, Iraq, Now, Question)

"I did not want to be a tree, a flower or a wave. In a dancer's body, we as audience must see ourselves, not the imitated behavior of everyday actions, not the phenomenon of nature, not exotic creatures from another planet, but something of the miracle that is a human being."
- Martha Graham
(Related: Nature, Actions, Behavior, Being, Body, Want)

"There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique."
- Martha Graham
(Related: Life, Time, Action, Energy, Expression, Force, Vitality)

"I obtain great satisfaction out of using my intellect."
- Temple Grandin
(Related: Intellect, Satisfaction)

"Germany is probably the richest country in Western Europe. Yet they wouldn't take any television with Duke and Ella, their reaction being that people weren't interested in it."
- Norman Granz
(Related: People, Being, Country, Europe, Germany, Television)

"Our present nuclear fusion reactors are classified by the methods used to support the nuclear fusion reaction, which takes place at a temperature much hotter than the surface of the Sun."
- Wilson Greatbatch
(Related: Present, Sun, Support)

"There is such a thing as tempting the gods. Talking too much, too soon and with too much self-satisfaction has always seemed to me a sure way to court disaster. The forces of retribution are always listening. They never sleep."
- Meg Greenfield
(Related: Gods, Court, Disaster, Listening, Self, Sleep, Talking)

"I have found no greater satisfaction than achieving success through honest dealing and strict adherence to the view that, for you to gain, those you deal with should gain as well."
- Alan Greenspan
(Related: Success, Gain, Satisfaction)

"The papers reveal that in several key abortion cases, justices were keenly interested in the perceived public reaction to their rulings - indicating that courts can be influenced by public sentiment."
- Lee Greenwood
(Related: Abortion, Key, Public, Sentiment)

"Recent action in Syria and Palestine also tell us that the awakening voices of democracy in those regions are occurring, and that those in that region are able to pursue it without being stifled by terrorists that are despotic."
- Judd Gregg
(Related: Action, Being, Democracy, Palestine)

"I think a big part of our attraction to sport movies are the stories contained within the sports."
- Rachel Griffiths
(Related: Movies, Sports)

"The main reason why men and women make different aesthetic judgments is the fact that the latter, generally incapable of abstraction, only admire what meets their complete approval."
- Franz Grillparzer
(Related: Men, Women, Approval, Fact, Reason)

"Libel actions, when we look at them in perspective, are an ornament of a civilized society. They have replaced, after all, at least in most cases, a resort to weapons in defense of a reputation."
- Henry Anatole Grunwald
(Related: Society, Actions, Defense, Perspective, Reputation, Weapons)

"The return we reap from generous actions is not always evident."
- Francesco Guicciardini
(Related: Actions)

"When action grows unprofitable, gather information; when information grows unprofitable, sleep."
- Ursula K. Le Guin
(Related: Action, Information, Sleep)

"We tend to put poems into factions. And it restricts our reading."
- Thom Gunn
(Related: Poems, Reading)

"This was basically the first time I got to act in action scenes, with things blowing up all around me. It sounds corny, but I think every actor would like to - at least once in his or her career - play the person who saves the entire world."
- Lukas Haas
(Related: Time, Action, Actor, Career, First, Play, World)

"Instead of the international police action we had hoped for during the war in Kosovo, there are wars again - conducted with state-of-the-art technology, but still in the old style."
- Jurgen Habermas
(Related: War, Technology, Action, Old, Police, State, Style)

"I have this extraordinary curiosity about all subjects of the natural and human world and the interaction between the physical sciences and the social sciences."
- Ian Hacking
(Related: Curiosity, World)

"Both of these branches of evolutionary science, are, in my opinion, in the closest causal connection; this arises from the reciprocal action of the laws of heredity and adaptation."
- Ernst Haeckel
(Related: Science, Action, Connection, Heredity, Laws, Opinion)

"Growing up in the Philippines, I loved all kinds of movies. We had a very healthy film industry there when I was a child. It's now gotten very limited. They only make action movies and hard-core exploitation movies. Women get raped; men get shot."
- Jessica Hagedorn
(Related: Men, Movies, Women, Action, Exploitation, Film, Growing up, Now)

"It didn't take long for the world to realize that the Shah was an enlightened liberal next to the bloody reactionary regime that followed, and which executed more people in three months than the Shah had done in 30 years."
- Alexander Haig
(Related: People, Liberal, Months, World, Years)

"Sooner or later something had to give. But President Bush, faced with the unprecedented affront of 9-11, could not wait to take action. So he had to do what we were capable of doing, and he did it brilliantly."
- Alexander Haig
(Related: Action, President)

"Like any show, I think some episodes are going to be stronger than others, but I think it's a good show that people enjoy and I hear the reactions too."
- Anthony Michael Hall
(Related: People)

"More negatives write than call. It's a cheap shot for me to go on the air with the critical letters or E-mail I get because the reaction of the listeners is always an instantaneous expression of sympathy for me and contempt for the poor critic."
- John Hall
(Related: Sympathy, Contempt, Expression, Letters, Poor)

"I have been wearing black, which was a reaction to the Ginger thing. But now I have hopes and I can be anything. Tomorrow I might be naked with a feather boa, who knows?"
- Geri Halliwell
(Related: Now, Tomorrow)

"Putting together a counter- terrorism policy, it's very easy to look at law enforcement or defense, military action or stopping the money flows or whatever, but the really difficult part is integrating all aspects of the policy, and I think she put a lot of emphasis on that."
- Lee H. Hamilton
(Related: Money, Policy, Action, Defense, Law, Military, Terrorism)

"Everything will be all right - you know when? When people, just people, stop thinking of the United Nations as a weird Picasso abstraction and see it as a drawing they made themselves."
- Dag Hammarskjold
(Related: People, Nations, Right, Thinking, United, Will)

"Strictly speaking, there are no real substitutes for sexual satisfaction."
- Dashiell Hammett
(Related: Satisfaction)

"The greatest ability in business is to get along with others and to influence their actions."
- John Hancock
(Related: Business, Ability, Actions, Influence)

"The mid-day sun is too much for most eyes; one is dazzled even with its reflection. Be careful that too broad and high an aim does not paralyze your effort and clog your springs of action."
- Learned Hand
(Related: Action, Effort, Eyes, Reflection, Sun)

"Life is made up of constant calls to action, and we seldom have time for more than hastily contrived answers."
- Learned Hand
(Related: Life, Time, Action, Answers)

"The practice of peace and reconciliation is one of the most vital and artistic of human actions."
- Nhat Hanh
(Related: Peace, Actions, Practice)

"The greatest ability in business is to get along with others and influence their actions. A chip on the shoulder is too heavy a piece of baggage to carry through life."
- John Hannah
(Related: Business, Life, Ability, Actions, Influence)

"I wrote a great deal... but very little of any importance; there are not more than four of five papers which I can still remember with some satisfaction."
- Godfrey Harold Hardy
(Related: Importance, Satisfaction)

"Only when the voice of duty is silent, or when it has already spoken, may we allowably think of the consequences of a particular action."
- Augustus Hare
(Related: Action, Consequences, Duty, May, Voice)

"A mother should give her children a superabundance of enthusiasm; that after they have lost all they are sure to lose on mixing with the world, enough may still remain to prompt fated support them through great actions."
- Augustus Hare
(Related: Mother, Enthusiasm, Actions, Children, May, Support, World)

"Eventually, in '84, we made a film for a little over a million dollars - with American actors that was shot in English - that was shown in Finland A little action film called Born American."
- Renny Harlin
(Related: Action, Actors, American, English, Film)

"In 1969, when I graduated from Harvard Law School, women and minorities made up a tiny fraction of the first year associates accepted by top law firms."
- Jane Harman
(Related: Women, First, Law, School)

"At the same time as we clearly condemn actions of violence by groups in Palestinian against Israel."
- Jane Harman
(Related: Time, Actions, Israel, Violence)

"Vice: Whatever was passion in the contemplation of man, being brought forth by his will into action."
- James Harrington
(Related: Action, Being, Contemplation, Man, Passion, Will)

"There's always a reaction based on fear. People assume if you're criticizing a decision to go to war, then you're saying something against the soldiers-which is not the case."
- Ed Harris
(Related: War, People, Fear, Decision, Saying, Soldiers)

"There are very important and practical issues raised by following this alternative route which says, let's look to material conditions, to the systems of production, to the needs that human beings have, and to competing alternative solutions to the satisfaction of those needs."
- Marvin Harris
(Related: Needs, Production, Satisfaction)

"I hope that they are finding satisfaction. I'm in no way making a judgment. I know it doesn't make me happy."
- Randy Harrison
(Related: Hope, Judgment, Satisfaction)

"I know pretty well in the broad sense what I'm going to do, because I have to know that when we shoot the live-action, so that it'll synchronize. Then I know pretty well when I get to the animation stage, what that scene requires."
- Ray Harryhausen
(Related: Animation, Pretty, Sense)

"In should be the duty of every soldier to reflect on the experiences of the past, in the endeavor to discover improvements, in his particular sphere of action, which are practicable in the immediate future."
- B. H. Liddell Hart
(Related: Action, Duty, Future, Past)

"Every action is seen to fall into one of three main categories, guarding, hitting, or moving. Here, then, are the elements of combat, whether in war or pugilism."
- B. H. Liddell Hart
(Related: War, Action)

"A complacent satisfaction with present knowledge is the chief bar to the pursuit of knowledge."
- B. H. Liddell Hart
(Related: Knowledge, Present, Pursuit, Satisfaction)

"There is a lust in man no charm can tame: Of loudly publishing his neighbor's shame: On eagles wings immortal scandals fly, while virtuous actions are born and die."
- William Harvey
(Related: Actions, Charm, Eagles, Lust, Man, Publishing)

"The actions of the terrorist organizations, Hezbollah, in Lebanon, and Hamas, in Gaza, against Israel are unconscionable. Instead of working towards peace, these terrorist organizations have chosen to perpetuate the violence."
- Alcee Hastings
(Related: Peace, Actions, Israel, Violence)

"As efforts to fix this failure at the Veterans Administration continue, I also intend to persist in demanding answers and action on the establishment of a new clinic to serve the veterans in North Central Washington."
- Doc Hastings
(Related: Action, Failure, Answers, Veterans, Washington)

"Unfortunately, actions taken by the Senate ensured that relief from the death tax would only be temporary and that it would come back to life at the full rate again in 2011."
- Doc Hastings
(Related: Death, Life, Actions, Tax, Senate)

"In addition to demanding answers and accountability from the Veterans Administration, Congress had to act to ensure veterans do not suffer because of the actions of a federal agency."
- Doc Hastings
(Related: Act, Actions, Answers, Congress, Veterans)

"To make big steps, you've got to take action yourself and not listen to other people."
- Juliana Hatfield
(Related: People, Action)

"The next day I was put on paid leave from my new job at Louisiana State University. This is very painful to me, though once again I understand the circumstances in which my employers find themselves in light of these actions taken against me."
- Steven Hatfill
(Related: Actions, Circumstances, Day, Job, Light, State, University)

"I don't want to sit and cry for an hour in a movie. I'd rather have an action or a comedy."
- Noah Hathaway
(Related: Action, Comedy, Want)

"I'm an action fanatic."
- Noah Hathaway
(Related: Action)

"The exercise of power is determined by thousands of interactions between the world of the powerful and that of the powerless, all the more so because these worlds are never divided by a sharp line: everyone has a small part of himself in both."
- Vaclav Havel
(Related: Power, Exercise, World)

"I think an old style of addressing environmental problems is ebbing, but the rise of the so-called conservative, political movement in this country is not a trend towards the future but a reaction to this very broad shift that we are undergoing."
- Paul Hawken
(Related: Environmental, Conservative, Country, Future, Old, Problems, Style)

"You don't get results by focusing on results. You get results by focusing on the actions that produce results."
- Mike Hawkins
(Related: Actions, Results)

"There's action only if there is danger."
- Howard Hawks
(Related: Action, Danger)

"We must face the fact that the preservation of individual freedom is incompatible with a full satisfaction of our views of distributive justice."
- Friedrich August von Hayek
(Related: Fact, Freedom, Justice, Satisfaction)

"We are in a period when old questions are settled and the new are not yet brought forward. Extreme party action, if continued in such a time, would ruin the party. Moderation is its only chance. The party out of power gains by all partisan conduct of those in power."
- Rutherford B. Hayes
(Related: Power, Time, Action, Chance, Extreme, Moderation, Old, Party, Questions, Ruin)

"Mark this well, you proud men of action! you are, after all, nothing but unconscious instruments of the men of thought."
- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
(Related: Men, Thought, Nothing, Unconscious)

"We still by no means think decisively enough about the essence of action."
- Martin Heidegger
(Related: Action)

"The Fuhrer alone is the present and future German reality and its law. Learn to know ever more deeply: from now on every single thing demands decision, and every action responsibility."
- Martin Heidegger
(Related: Action, Decision, Future, Law, Now, Present, Reality, Responsibility)

"Odd, the years it took to learn one simple fact: that the prize just ahead, the next job, publication, love affair, marriage always seemed to hold the key to satisfaction but never, in the longer run, sufficed."
- Carolyn Heilbrun
(Related: Love, Marriage, Job, Key, Satisfaction, Years)

"The men of action are, after all, only the unconscious instruments of the men of thought."
- Heinrich Heine
(Related: Men, Thought, Action, Unconscious)

"The secret of big and revolutionary actions also consists in discovering the tiny step that is simultaneously a strategic step, insofar as it entails additional steps in the direction of a better reality."
- Gustav Heinemann
(Related: Actions, Direction, Reality)

"The violent reaction on the recent development of modern physics can only be understood when one realises that here the foundations of physics have started moving; and that this motion has caused the feeling that the ground would be cut from science."
- Werner Heisenberg
(Related: Science, Development, Feeling, Physics)

"Windmills, which are used in the great plains of Holland and North Germany to supply the want of falling water, afford another instance of the action of velocity. The sails are driven by air in motion - by wind."
- Hermann von Helmholtz
(Related: Action, Germany, Want, Water, Wind)

"The law in question asserts, that the quantity of force which can be brought into action in the whole of Nature is unchangeable, and can neither be increased nor diminished."
- Hermann von Helmholtz
(Related: Nature, Action, Force, Law, Quantity, Question)

"A man's action is only a picture book of his creed."
- Arthur Helps
(Related: Action, Man)

"Every man without passions has within him no principle of action, nor motive to act."
- Claud-Adrian Helvetius
(Related: Action, Man, Motive)

"By annihilating the desires, you annihilate the mind. Every man without passions has within him no principle of action, nor motive to act."
- Claude Adrien Helvetius
(Related: Action, Man, Mind, Motive)

"Never confuse movement with action."
- Ernest Hemingway
(Related: Action)

"Never mistake motion for action."
- Ernest Hemingway
(Related: Mistake, Action)

"In live action movies, you just hope that everything works. Because the actor may had a bad morning and doesn't play good, or accidents happen continuously. Many things contradict what you are trying to say. But in cartoons, nothing contradict what you want to say."
- John Hench
(Related: Movies, Action, Hope, Accidents, Actor, Cartoons, May, Nothing, Play, Trying, Want)

"Color is a very critical thing. I've found that architects don't like colors. Engineers too. And so somebody has to stand in. Because this is the finish of it. It is the emotional part of a structure. I had great satisfaction in doing that."
- John Hench
(Related: Colors, Satisfaction)

"Therefore, let us not despair, but instead, survey the position, consider carefully the action we must take, and then address ourselves to our common task in a mood of sober resolution and quiet confidence, without haste and without pause."
- Arthur Henderson
(Related: Action, Confidence, Despair, Haste, Quiet, Resolution)

"The years of the economic depression have been years of political reaction, and that is why the economic crisis has generated a world peace crisis."
- Arthur Henderson
(Related: Peace, Crisis, Depression, World, Years)

"But to cut off relations with an aggressor may often invite retaliation by armed action, and this would, in its turn, make necessary some form of collective self-defence by the loyal members of the League."
- Arthur Henderson
(Related: Action, May, Self)

"They have most satisfaction in themselves, and consequently the sweetest relish of their creature comforts."
- Matthew Henry
(Related: Satisfaction)

"The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them."
- Patrick Henry
(Related: People, May, Will)

"Action leads to Attention. that in the short-term releases Rewarding brain chemicals and in the long term improves reproductive success."
- Keith Henson
(Related: Success, Action, Attention)

"Successful cult memes induce intense social interaction behaviour between cult members. This trips the attention detectors."
- Keith Henson
(Related: Successful, Attention)

"I suspect that a substantial fraction of human problems in the world today, not just cults, result from the mismatch between the current environment and the environment in which we evolved."
- Keith Henson
(Related: Environment, Problems, Result, Today, World)

"You will not make a man wiser by taking freedom of action from him. A man can only learn when he is free to act."
- Auberon Herbert
(Related: Action, Freedom, Man, Will)

"The people I distrust most are those who want to improve our lives but have only one course of action."
- Frank Herbert
(Related: People, Action, Distrust, Want)

"To me, it is a process, a process that starts with raising awareness, engaging international partners on this issue, and being committed to a different course of action."
- Alexis Herman
(Related: Action, Awareness, Being)

"He is the best man who, when making his plans, fears and reflects on everything that can happen to him, but in the moment of action is bold."
- Herodotus
(Related: Action, Man)

"Poverty must have many satisfactions, else there would not be so many poor people."
- Don Herold
(Related: People, Poor, Poverty)

"The third stage was the reaction that came when the body struggled to compensate for its ills - when, for instance, the white count not only returned to normal but increased to much higher than normal levels."
- John Hersey
(Related: Body)

"The first stage had been all over before the doctors even knew they were dealing with a new sickness; it was the direct reaction to the bombardment of the body, at the moment when the bomb went off, by neutrons, beta particles, and gamma rays."
- John Hersey
(Related: Body, Doctors, First, Sickness)

"I am not afraid of aging, but more afraid of people's reactions to my aging."
- Barbara Hershey
(Related: People)

"Scotty heard that I was thinking about quitting Apple because of his actions, so he called me into his office and asked what it would take for me to stay? I said, maybe if I could work on the Mac project, which Steve had just taken over from Jef Raskin."
- Andy Hertzfeld
(Related: Work, Actions, Office, Project, Quitting, Thinking)

"Truly we have had enough experience with sufferance and protection which could be revoked at will. Consequently, the only reasonable Course of action is to work for publicly legalized guarantees."
- Theodor Herzl
(Related: Experience, Work, Action, Protection, Will)

"But whatever the POV, and the difficulty of forcing the action into a particular frame, stay within it."
- Arthur Herzog
(Related: Action, Difficulty)

"Circumstances cause us to act the way we do. We should always bear this in mind before judging the actions of others. I realized this from the start during World War II."
- Thor Heyerdahl
(Related: War, Act, Actions, Cause, Circumstances, Mind, World, World war)

"Testifying has helped me understand that one individual's behavior and actions make a difference. That my actions are important to people other than myself."
- Anita Hill
(Related: People, Actions, Behavior, Difference)

"Winter testing is essential but there comes a point where you have had enough of all the rehearsals and the pretend racing. You just want to get down to the real action."
- Damon Hill
(Related: Action, Racing, Testing, Want, Winter)

"The world has the habit of making room for the man whose actions show that he knows where he is going."
- Napoleon Hill
(Related: Habit, Actions, Man, World)

"Action is the real measure of intelligence."
- Napoleon Hill
(Related: Intelligence, Action, Measure)

"Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire and begin at once, whether you ready or not, to put this plan into action."
- Napoleon Hill
(Related: Action, Desire)

"Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit."
- Conrad Hilton
(Related: Success, People, Successful, Action, Mistakes)

"I have good anticipation, and good reaction to the the ball because I've played so many matches in my life."
- Martina Hingis
(Related: Life, Anticipation)

"Everything is a reaction."
- Robyn Hitchcock
"Work is hard. Distractions are plentiful. And time is short."
- Adam Hochschild
(Related: Time, Work)

"There is a broad range of reaction to the work, as there is a broad range of work I make."
- Jim Hodges
(Related: Work)

"I think young people have a wonderful reaction to color because it's not screwed up by too many references."
- Jim Hodges
(Related: People)

"As a viewer, my own work elicits strong emotional reaction from me."
- Jim Hodges
(Related: Work)

"However, some of my work is very subtle, and one should expect very subtle reactions to it."
- Jim Hodges
(Related: Work)

"Under Confucianism, the use of precisely measured court music, prescribed steps, actions, and phrases all added up to an extremely complex system of rituals, each used for a particular purpose at a particular time."
- Benjamin Hoff
(Related: Time, Music, Purpose, Actions, Court, Rituals)

"It is the around-the-corner brand of hope that prompts people to action, while the distant hope acts as an opiate."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: People, Action, Hope)

"One of the marks of a truly vigorous society is the ability to dispense with passion as a midwife of action - the ability to pass directly from thought to action."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: Society, Thought, Action, Ability, Passion)

"Action is at bottom a swinging and flailing of the arms to regain one's balance and keep afloat."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: Action, Balance)

"To worship the product and ignore its development leads to dilettantism and reaction."
- Hans Hofmann
(Related: Development, Worship)

"The Holocaust illustrates the consequences of prejudice, racism and stereotyping on a society. It forces us to examine the responsibilities of citizenship and confront the powerful ramifications of indifference and inaction."
- Tim Holden
(Related: Society, Citizenship, Consequences, Inaction, Indifference, Prejudice, Racism)

"This body, the United States Congress, was united, Republicans and Democrats alike, in taking that action, toppling the Taliban government, and working to try and root out al Qaeda and find Osama bin Laden."
- Chris Van Hollen
(Related: Government, Action, Body, Congress, Democrats, Osama bin laden, Republicans, states, United)

"The inner thought coming from the heart represents the real motives and desires. These are the cause of action."
- Raymond Holliwell
(Related: Thought, Heart, Action, Cause, Motives)

"It's actually great to shoot far away from Hollywood because we don't have the distractions of the parties and premieres and all that. And, of course, you can save money - there are no good shoe stores."
- Katie Holmes
(Related: Money, Hollywood)

"I think that, as life is action and passion, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of his time at peril of being judged not to have lived."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
(Related: Life, Time, Action, Being, Man, Passion)

"Life is action and passion; therefore, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of the time, at peril of being judged not to have lived."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
(Related: Life, Time, Action, Being, Man, Passion)

"As life is action and passion, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of his time, at the peril of being not to have lived."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
(Related: Life, Time, Action, Being, Man, Passion)

"Words without actions are the assassins of idealism."
- Herbert Hoover
(Related: Actions, Idealism, Words)

"Economic depression cannot be cured by legislative action or executive pronouncement. Economic wounds must be healed by the action of the cells of the economic body - the producers and consumers themselves."
- Herbert Hoover
(Related: Action, Body, Depression, Wounds)

"Banks are an almost irresistible attraction for that element of our society which seeks unearned money."
- J. Edgar Hoover
(Related: Money, Society, Banks)

"Dissatisfaction with possession and achievement is one of the requisites to further achievement."
- John Hope
(Related: Achievement, Possession)

"There will be, I think, an attempt to grasp again the surprise and accidents of nature and a more intimate and sympathetic study of its moods, together with a renewed wonder and humility on the part of such as are still capable of these basic reactions."
- Edward Hopper
(Related: Nature, Accidents, Humility, Moods, Study, Will, Wonder)

"When we started making electronic music I imagined that the reaction we got from the rock musicians must have been similar to the one the beat groups got from people like my dad."
- Trevor Horn
(Related: Dad, Music, People, Musicians)

"Concern should drive us into action, not into a depression."
- Karen Horney
(Related: Action, Concern, Depression)

"Thought precedes action, action does not always precede thought."
- Douglas Horton
(Related: Thought, Action)

"Change occurs in direct proportion to dissatisfaction, but dissatisfaction never changes."
- Douglas Horton
(Related: Change)

"Materialism is the only form of distraction from true bliss."
- Douglas Horton
(Related: Materialism)

"Action cures fear, inaction creates terror."
- Douglas Horton
(Related: Fear, Action, Inaction, Terror)

"I was just then going through a healthy reaction from the orthodoxy of my youth; religion had become for me not so much a possession as an obsession, which I was trying to throw off, and this iconoclastic tale of an imaginary tribe was the result."
- Laurence Housman
(Related: Religion, Obsession, Possession, Result, Trying, Youth)

"We were so fundamental that almost everything had been stripped away from the place of worship. Think of the role words can play, when all other enticements and sensual attractions are gone."
- James D. Houston
(Related: Play, Words, Worship)

"The sounder your argument, the more satisfaction you get out of it."
- Edward W. Howe
(Related: Argument, Satisfaction)

"Such a prostitution of judicial power can never occur again under the shadow of the British law, for no jury within the wide circle of the empire would submit to such an infraction of their privilege, even if a judge could be found daring enough to attempt it."
- Joseph Howe
(Related: Power, Jury, Law, Privilege, Prostitution, Shadow)

"The action is best that secures the greatest happiness for the greatest number."
- William Dean Howells
(Related: Happiness, Action)

"Our desires always disappoint us; for though we meet with something that gives us satisfaction, yet it never thoroughly answers our expectation."
- Elbert Hubbard
(Related: Answers, Expectation, Satisfaction)

"Publicity is a great purifier because it sets in action the forces of public opinion, and in this country public opinion controls the courses of the nation."
- Charles Evans Hughes
(Related: Action, Country, Nation, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, Publicity)

"Play off everyone against each other so that you have more avenues of action open to you."
- Howard Hughes
(Related: Action, Open, Play)

"I always preferred to hang out with the outcasts, 'cause they were cooler; they had better taste in music, for one thing, I guess because they had more time to develop one with the lack of social interaction they had!"
- John Hughes
(Related: Time, Music, Outcasts, Taste)

"One gets tired of the role critics are supposed to have in this culture: It's like being the piano player in a whorehouse; you don't have any control over the action going on upstairs."
- Robert Hughes
(Related: Action, Control, Being)

"I'm not trying to disrespect anybody by saying this - I'm not sure I feel any interaction with Asian America in any collective sense. - It's like, when you're telling me this right now, my reaction is, Really? Asian America knows about me?"
- Chad Hugo
(Related: America, Now, Right, Saying, Sense, Trying)

"Reaction - a boat which is going against the current but which does not prevent the river from flowing on."
- Victor Hugo
"He, who every morning plans the transactions of the day, and follows that plan, carries a thread that will guide him through a labyrinth of the most busy life."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Life, Day, Will)

"It is most pleasant to commit a just action which is disagreeable to someone whom one does not like."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Action)

"Many great actions are committed in small struggles."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Actions)

"My tastes are aristocratic, my actions democratic."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Actions)

"Please let me assure you, however, that the keen disappointment and regret which I feel in this regard serve only to enhance my profound appreciation of the great honor which you have done me; and my sincere gratitude for your generous action."
- Cordell Hull
(Related: Gratitude, Action, Appreciation, Disappointment, Honor, Regret)

"We emerged from the events of September 11 more steadfast in our beliefs, more courageous in our actions and more determined to protect our values than ever before."
- Jane D. Hull
(Related: Values, Actions, Beliefs, Events)

"Coercion may prevent many transgressions; but it robs even actions which are legal of a part of their beauty. Freedom may lead to many transgressions, but it lends even to vices a less ignoble form."
- Wilhelm von Humboldt
(Related: Legal, Beauty, Actions, Freedom, May, Vices)

"If there is dissatisfaction with the status quo, good. If there is ferment, so much the better. If there is restlessness, I am pleased. Then let there be ideas, and hard thought, and hard work. If man feels small, let man make himself bigger."
- Hubert H. Humphrey
(Related: Work, Thought, Ideas, Hard work, Man)

"All men of action are dreamers."
- James Huneker
(Related: Men, Action)

"Each is responsible for his own actions."
- H. L. Hunt
(Related: Actions)

"It is books that teach us to refine our pleasures when young, and to recall them with satisfaction when we are old."
- Leigh Hunt
(Related: Books, Old, Satisfaction)

"Men like Hitler and Stalin and their immediate lieutenants cannot plead in defence of their actions that these were justified by the accepted values of that time."
- Douglas Hurd
(Related: Men, Time, Values, Actions)

"The tragedy of 9/11 galvanised the American superpower into action, leaving us in Europe divided in its wake."
- Douglas Hurd
(Related: Action, American, Europe, Tragedy)

"It is not enough to tackle the mechanics of terror organizations. We must also tackle the situations that create terrorists. We desperately need to address the frustration, the loss and the despair that drive some to these actions."
- King Hussein I
(Related: Actions, Despair, Frustration, Loss, Terror)

"The actuality of all of material Nature is therefore kept out of action and that of all corporeality along with it, including the actuality of my body, the body of the cognizing subject."
- Edmund Husserl
(Related: Nature, Action, Body)

"That action is best which procures the greatest happiness for the greatest numbers."
- Francis Hutcheson
(Related: Happiness, Action, Numbers)

"You can expect interior enforcement actions in the future."
- Asa Hutchinson
(Related: Actions, Future)

"Our country also hungers for leadership to ensure the long-term survival of our Social Security system. With 70 million baby boomers in this country on the verge of retirement, we need to take action to shore up the system."
- Kay Bailey Hutchison
(Related: Leadership, Action, Survival, Baby, Country, Retirement, Security)

"The past history of our globe must be explained by what can be seen to be happening now. No powers are to be employed that are not natural to the globe, no action to be admitted except those of which we know the principle."
- James Hutton
(Related: History, Action, Now, Past)

"But let no one be under any doubt that the scale of the challenge that Europe faces in this emerging global economy is immense and the practical pace of our collective action to meet these challenge to date has just been too slow."
- John Hutton
(Related: Action, Challenge, Doubt, Economy, Europe, Faces)

"One of the great attractions of patriotism - it fulfills our worst wishes. In the person of our nation we are able, vicariously, to bully and cheat. Bully and cheat, what's more, with a feeling that we are profoundly virtuous."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Patriotism, Feeling, Nation, Wishes)

"The margin between success and drama is fractional."
- Jacky Ickx
(Related: Success, Drama)

"That is why, as soon as I felt a real attraction for my first passion which was the motorcycle, and in spite of the danger it could represent, they encouraged me."
- Jacky Ickx
(Related: Danger, First, Passion)

"No faction is better or worse than any other. All come from the same mould; they are all products of capitalist influence in the working class movement. And they are a poison that destroys our Party and the working class movement in Korea."
- Kim Jong Il
(Related: Class, Influence, Party, Poison)

"We oppose the reactionary policies of the U.S. government but we do not oppose the American people. We want to have many good friends in the United States."
- Kim Jong Il
(Related: Government, People, American, Friends, states, United, Want)

"Faith always contains an element of risk, of venture; and we are impelled to make the venture by the affinity and attraction which we feel in ourselves."
- Dean Inge
(Related: Faith, Risk)

"Action is the normal completion of the act of will which begins as prayer. That action is not always external, but it is always some kind of effective energy."
- Dean Inge
(Related: Action, Completion, Energy, Prayer, Will)

"In our era, the road to holiness necessarily passes through the world of action."
- Robert Green Ingersoll
(Related: Action, Holiness, Road, World)

"But to say that Sarah Palin and the tea party movement is responsible for vandalism or threats is just a way to dismiss the American people and, and their dissatisfaction with this health care bill."
- Laura Ingraham
(Related: Health, People, American, Care, Party, Tea)

"With millions of family wage manufacturing jobs lost since 2001, we need an energy bill that takes bold action to tap into American ingenuity in order to lead the world in new clean energy technology, rather than playing catch-up to the Japanese, Danish, and Germans."
- Jay Inslee
(Related: Family, Technology, Action, American, Energy, Jobs, Manufacturing, Order, Wage, World)

"Don't just work for the money; that will bring only limited satisfaction."
- Kathy Ireland
(Related: Work, Money, Satisfaction, Will)

"They plan to ride into the White House on the Sweet Talk Express. Well, think again. Bush and Cheney are not compassionate conservatives. They are ruthless reactionaries."
- Patricia Ireland
(Related: Talk)

"Take the word of experience, I speak the truth: inaction is safest in danger."
- Silius Italicus
(Related: Experience, Danger, Inaction, Word)

"I have had a great deal of interaction with Koreans and feel a fairly strong bond with Korea."
- Joichi Ito
"Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in."
- Andrew Jackson
(Related: Time, Action, Thinking)

"In baseball, I was a pitcher, which I hated because there was no action there."
- Bo Jackson
(Related: Action, Baseball)

"War is an abstraction."
- Bruce Jackson
(Related: War)

"We entered the 20th century trying to deal with three ideas purporting to define or describe or explain three spheres of action, development and conflict: Darwin on the natural world, Freud on the internal world, Marx on the economic world."
- Bruce Jackson
(Related: Development, Ideas, Action, Trying, World)

"All governments in all wars have used all the means at their disposal to put their own motives, decisions and actions, and the actions of their military forces, in the best possible light."
- Bruce Jackson
(Related: Actions, Decisions, Light, Military, Motives)

"If you don't like affirmative action, what is your plan to guarantee a level playing field of opportunity?"
- Maynard Jackson
(Related: Opportunity, Action)

"Stock prices have been quoted in fractions for two centuries, based on a system descended from Spanish pieces of eight. Each dollar was cut into eight bits worth 12.5 cents each."
- Charles A. Jaffe
(Related: Worth)

"I'd rather be dead than singing "Satisfaction" when I'm forty-five."
- Mick Jagger
(Related: Singing)

"Patriotism is an instant reaction that fades away when the war starts."
- Mick Jagger
(Related: Patriotism, War)

"I can't get no satisfaction."
- Mick Jagger
(Related: Satisfaction)

"I wanted to improve the suburban office building; to create a great urban space in a suburban environment with all that implies about interaction, collaboration and creativity."
- Helmut Jahn
(Related: Creativity, Building, Collaboration, Environment, Office, Space)

"You don't know what the Chinese expect in the way of beauty. The presentation is just a farce. You come into a room filled with 50 people and they don't talk to you. There's very little interaction."
- Helmut Jahn
(Related: Beauty, People, Talk)

"The international proletariat first appeared on the scene in the early Thirties of the nineteenth century, and its first great action was the French Revolution of 1848."
- C. L. R. James
(Related: Action, First, Revolution)

"Those thoughts are truth which guide us to beneficial interaction with sensible particulars as they occur, whether they copy these in advance or not."
- William James
(Related: Truth, Thoughts)

"Action seems to follow feeling, but really action and feeling go together; and by regulating the action, which is under the more direct control of the will, we can indirectly regulate the feeling, which is not."
- William James
(Related: Action, Control, Feeling, Will)

"Action may not bring happiness but there is no happiness without action."
- William James
(Related: Happiness, Action, May)

"Everybody gets typecast in movies, but you have to make wise choices. I'd say around 90 percent of movie casting is about the way you look, so you have to fight that. If producers had their way, I'd only be in action films, but I'm interested in a more varied career than that."
- Famke Janssen
(Related: Movies, Action, Career, Choices, Fight)

"I'm an action player. I like to be aggressive. I don't like to be on the run. I like to feel like I have the fates in my hands and that through my skill or lack thereof I control my fate."
- Eugene Jarvis
(Related: Action, Control, Fate, Skill)

"Even scientific knowledge, if there is anything to it, is not a random observation of random objects; for the critical objectivity of significant knowledge is attained as a practice only philosophically in inner action."
- Karl Jaspers
(Related: Knowledge, Action, Observation, Practice)

"Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add 'within the limits of the law' because law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Action, Rights, Law, Liberty, Limits, Will)

"Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Action, Want, Will)

"Good will, like a good name, is got by many actions, and lost by one."
- Lord Jeffrey
(Related: Actions, Name, Will)

"I am a guest of the French language. My poems in French are born of my interaction with the French language, which is not the same as that of a French poet."
- Tahar Ben Jelloun
(Related: Guest, Language, Poems)

"There is a comfort zone of knowing where things are going and having characters in place, but the action gets more and more dramatic and is very challenging to describe."
- Jerry B. Jenkins
(Related: Action, Comfort, Zone)

"I was raised as a Christian but the transaction has to be made by yourself - you and God - at some point."
- Jerry B. Jenkins
(Related: God, Christian)

"It is hard to describe the thrill of creative joy which the artist feels when the conviction seizes her that at last she has caught the very soul of the character she wishes to portray, in the music and action which reveal it."
- Maria Jeritza
(Related: Music, Soul, Action, Character, Artist, Conviction, Joy, Wishes)

"Action without a name, a "who" attached to it, is meaningless."
- St. Jerome
(Related: Action, Name)

"Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a be general natural law."
- St. Jerome
(Related: Action, Law, Maxim, Will)

"It's an entire industry focusing on young male viewers that want action and violence. They sell us something that isn't valid. They're selling films like a product."
- Norman Jewison
(Related: Action, Selling, Violence, Want)

"When you're watching Psycho, there' s that moment when you have a visceral reaction to watching someone being stabbed. And then you have the intellectual revelation that you're not, and that's where the celebration comes in."
- Penn Jillette
(Related: Being)

"It is tragic that the Fuehrer should have the whole nation behind him with the single exception of the Army generals. In my opinion it is only by action that they can now atone for their faults of lack of character and discipline."
- Alfred Jodl
(Related: Action, Character, Discipline, Army, Faults, Nation, Now, Opinion)

"I was aware of it, but I grew up in a very a-religious family. My mother never went to church, she never had any religious training or background. It was never a part of our social interaction."
- Donald Johanson
(Related: Family, Mother, Church, Religious, Training)

"I mean, in some cases with libel laws, you know, they can write things about people who have no course of action, because they can't afford to take legal action against them."
- Elton John
(Related: Legal, People, Action, Laws)

"Normally, the same strange impulse which brings a crowd to an accident is present in the reaction to a concert in which something goes wrong."
- Lara St. John
(Related: Accident, Present, Wrong)

"In order to change unwanted habits and actions, it is important to take the time to get to know yourself."
- Darren L. Johnson
(Related: Change, Time, Actions, Habits, Order)

"Long-lasting change that will help you create new habits and actions requires an inside-out approach, as well as two very important tools: the mirror and time."
- Darren L. Johnson
(Related: Change, Time, Actions, Habits, Help, Will)

"Fear stimulates us to take action and can be our friend, but if you act as though fear is not there-if you deny it-it will build and create barriers."
- Darren L. Johnson
(Related: Fear, Friend, Action, Will)

"Giving up represents a choice you make when you decide not to take action on something over which you actually do have control."
- Darren L. Johnson
(Related: Action, Control, Choice, Giving)

"When you choose not to take action on something because you realize you have no control, this is letting go."
- Darren L. Johnson
(Related: Action, Control)

"Ultimately, your state of mind determines your circumstances. To realize the outcomes you want, it is critical to recognize and experience the transition from our present thoughts, habits, and actions to new thoughts, habits, and actions."
- Darren L. Johnson
(Related: Experience, Thoughts, Actions, Circumstances, Habits, Mind, Present, State, Want)

"When you accept the fact you have no control and choose not to take any action, you are letting go."
- Darren L. Johnson
(Related: Action, Control, Fact)

"It is clear from the reaction to our campaign so far that our message is resonating. I look forward to continuing to take this message to all Americans, and showing them that I can be as successful running the country as I was running the state of New Mexico."
- Gary Johnson
(Related: Successful, Americans, Country, Running, State)

"Actions are visible, though motives are secret."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Actions, Motives)

"No money is better spent than what is laid out for domestic satisfaction."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Money, Satisfaction)

"The action carries a sense of incompleteness and frustration, but not of guilt. Victorious living does not mean perfect living in the sense of living without flaw, but it does mean adequate living, and that can be consistent with many mistakes."
- E. Stanley Jones
(Related: Action, Frustration, Guilt, Living, Mistakes, Sense)

"The conscious mind determines the actions, the unconscious mind determines the reactions; and the reactions are just as important as the actions."
- E. Stanley Jones
(Related: Actions, Mind, Unconscious)

"When the depths are upheld by the Holy Spirit, then the reaction is Christian."
- E. Stanley Jones
(Related: Christian, Spirit)

"Our actions are the results of our intentions and our intelligence."
- E. Stanley Jones
(Related: Intelligence, Actions, Intentions, Results)

"Our intentions may be very good, but, because the intelligence is limited, the action may turn out to be a mistake - a mistake, but not necessarily a sin, for sin comes out of a wrong intention."
- E. Stanley Jones
(Related: Intelligence, Mistake, Action, Intention, Intentions, May, Sin, Wrong)

"In conversion you are not attached primarily to an order, nor to an institution, nor a movement, nor a set of beliefs, nor a code of action - you are attached primarily to a Person, and secondarily to these other things."
- E. Stanley Jones
(Related: Action, Beliefs, Order)

"And nothing embittered me, which is important, because I think ethnic people and women in this society can end up being embittered because of the lack of affirmative action, you know."
- James Earl Jones
(Related: Society, Women, People, Action, Being, End, Nothing)

"We have made mistakes. In our haste to do all things for all people, we did not foresee the full consequences of our actions. And when the people raised their voices, we didn't hear. But our deafness was only a temporary condition, and not an irreversible condition."
- Barbara Jordan
(Related: People, Actions, Consequences, Haste, Mistakes)

"I'd like to be able to tap with my action this low without buzzing."
- Stanley Jordan
(Related: Action)

"Justice is the truth in action."
- Joseph Joubert
(Related: Truth, Action, Justice)

"From now on, I approach the cinema as a business woman. I intend to be in more action movies because, apart from Angelina Jolie, no other actress stands out in this genre."
- Milla Jovovich
(Related: Business, Movies, Action, Cinema, Now, Woman)

"We cannot seek or attain health, wealth, learning, justice or kindness in general. Action is always specific, concrete, individualized, unique."
- Benjamin Jowett
(Related: Health, Action, Wealth, Justice, Kindness, Learning)

"The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts."
- James Joyce
(Related: Men, Thoughts, Actions)

"I think some of the things I deal with Hopper probably has dealt with also, since it's somewhat the same environment and I have pretty strong reactions to what this country looks like. It looks pretty dull and spare, and you like this and dislike it and it's very complicated."
- Donald Judd
(Related: Country, Environment, Pretty)

"The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed."
- Carl Jung
(Related: Meeting)

"It is only with burning anger that we can speak of this attack by counter-revolutionary reactionary elements against the capital of our country, against our people's democratic order and the power of the working class."
- Janos Kadar
(Related: Anger, Power, People, Class, Country, Order)

"A man of action forced into a state of thought is unhappy until he can get out of it."
- Franz Kafka
(Related: Thought, Action, Man, State)

"The Jewish nation is indeed, the heart of the world and there is no reason for the existence of empires, kings, rulers, masses or systems aside from their reaction to the Jewish people."
- Meir Kahane
(Related: People, Heart, Existence, Kings, Nation, Reason, World)

"Every man judges his own happiness and satisfaction with life in terms of his possession or lack of possession of those things that he considers worthwhile and valuable."
- Meir Kahane
(Related: Happiness, Life, Judges, Man, Possession, Satisfaction)

"I have continued to work at different things, and rebuilt my home all by myself. I did it for the sake of satisfaction at doing something. I did it because I happened to be where I was."
- Mikhail Kalashnikov
(Related: Home, Work, Satisfaction)

"May you live your life as if the maxim of your actions were to become universal law."
- Immanuel Kant
(Related: Life, Actions, Law, Maxim, May)

"So act that your principle of action might safely be made a law for the whole world."
- Immanuel Kant
(Related: Action, Law, World)

"A categorical imperative would be one which represented an action as objectively necessary in itself, without reference to any other purpose."
- Immanuel Kant
(Related: Action, Purpose)

"Act that your principle of action might safely be made a law for the whole world."
- Immanuel Kant
(Related: Action, Law, World)

"The commune movement is part of a reawakening of belief in the possibilities for utopia that existed in the nineteenth century and exist again today, a belief that by creating the right social institution, human satisfaction and growth can be achieved."
- Rosabeth Moss Kanter
(Related: Belief, Growth, Possibilities, Right, Satisfaction, Today, Utopia)

"The starship thing is really political action and reaction, the natural outgrowth of Volunteers."
- Paul Kantner
(Related: Action)

"If the opponent offers keen play I don't object; but in such cases I get less satisfaction, even if I win, than from a game conducted according to all the rules of strategy with its ruthless logic."
- Anatoly Karpov
(Related: Strategy, Logic, Play, Rules, Satisfaction)

"The movies that made me want to make movies were action movies, and thrillers, and Kurosawa films, you know, where you have an opportunity every day to shoot it in an unusual way. I was looking for something like that."
- Lawrence Kasdan
(Related: Movies, Opportunity, Action, Day, Want)

"Affirmative action has a negative effect on our society when it means counting us like so many beans and dividing us into separate piles."
- John Kasich
(Related: Society, Action, Negative, Effect)

"I think that it's a vital moment now for Russian democracy to convince people that it's only our actions, our joined actions and protests that could force Kremlin to reconsider its plans to abolish presidential elections."
- Garry Kasparov
(Related: People, Actions, Democracy, Elections, Force, Now)

"I have some security that could protect me against provocations but of course there are more terrible actions that could not be stopped by any security."
- Garry Kasparov
(Related: Actions, Security)

"There are many ways of showing your protest and discontent without the actions of Kremlin."
- Garry Kasparov
(Related: Actions, Discontent, Protest)

"Iran stands behind a substantial number of terrorist actions against us, together with Hizballah and the Islamic Jihad. It pretends to care for the Palestinians."
- Moshe Katsav
(Related: Actions, Care)

"I just want real reactions. I want people to laugh from the gut, be sad from the gut-or get angry from the gut."
- Andy Kaufman
(Related: People, Want)

"It was also Hegel who established the view that the different philosophic systems that we find in history are to be comprehended in terms of development and that they are generally one-sided because they owe their origins to a reaction against what has gone before."
- Walter Kaufmann
(Related: History, Development)

"Fortunately, President Kennedy and Robert Kennedy disagreed with the estimate and chose a course of action less ambitious and aggressive than recommended by their advisers."
- David Kay
(Related: Action, President)

"I will say nothing to an actor that cannot be translated into action."
- Elia Kazan
(Related: Action, Actor, Nothing, Will)

"The essence of the stage is concentration and penetration. Of the screen action, movement, sweep."
- Elia Kazan
(Related: Action)

"I'm going to make a film where not one word is really important. I'm going to make it all action."
- Elia Kazan
(Related: Action, Film, Word)

"I don't remember anything anybody said in any Jack Ford picture. Nothing happens except action."
- Elia Kazan
(Related: Action, Nothing)

"Civilization never stands still; if in one country it is falling back, in another it is changing, evolving, becoming more complicated, bringing fresh experience to body and mind, breeding new desires, and exploiting Nature's cupboard for their satisfaction."
- Arthur Keith
(Related: Experience, Civilization, Nature, Body, Breeding, Country, Mind, Satisfaction)

"In every man there is an instinctive and passionate reaction if his person or liberty is attacked."
- Arthur Keith
(Related: Liberty, Man)

"Basins of attraction, of self organization, show up as well in our complex social environment, in human organizations. Here again, while we cannot predict the result of any given input, we can say that it will likely fall within one of several areas."
- Kevin Kelly
(Related: Environment, Result, Self, Will)

"He didn't even have the satisfaction of being killed for civil rights. it had to be some silly little Communist."
- Jackie Kennedy
(Related: Being, Civil rights, Satisfaction, Silly)

"I think the best thing I can do is to be a distraction. A husband lives and breathes his work all day long. If he comes home to more table thumping, how can the poor man ever relax?"
- Jackie Kennedy
(Related: Home, Work, HusbDay, Man, Poor, Relax)

"There are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long range risks of comfortable inaction."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Action, Inaction)

"To be loved is important as is having a sense of accomplishment but to love is equally important in life especially when it is combined with taking action to do something for someone else to make their life better."
- Richard Kiel
(Related: Life, Love, Action, Accomplishment, Sense)

"Tennis is a perfect combination of violent action taking place in an atmosphere of total tranquillity."
- Billie Jean King
(Related: Action, Tennis)

"I think if we're going to live in this - in this world - in this technological world where information can be disseminated so quickly, we have to be serious and take firm, strong action against those who are putting American lives at risk. Because this will put people's lives at risk."
- Peter King
(Related: People, Action, American, Information, Risk, Will, World)

"Far more has been accomplished for the welfare and progress of mankind by preventing bad actions than by doing good ones."
- William Lyon Mackenzie King
(Related: Progress, Actions, Mankind, Welfare)

"We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the vitriolic words and actions of the bad people, but for the appalling silence of the good people."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: People, Actions, Silence, Will, Words)

"We who in engage in nonviolent direct action are not the creators of tension. We merely bring to the surface the hidden tension that is already alive."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: Action, Tension)

"Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world that we must love our enemies - or else? The chain reaction of evil - hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars - must be broken, or else we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: Love, Enemies, Evil, Hate, World)

"The limitation of riots, moral questions aside, is that they cannot win and their participants know it. Hence, rioting is not revolutionary but reactionary because it invites defeat. It involves an emotional catharsis, but it must be followed by a sense of futility."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: Defeat, Questions, Sense)

"The truth is, I can never die. For I will be in everything and see you in everything and watch over you. I am your reaction in the water of a mountain lake."
- Klaus Kinski
(Related: Truth, Water, Will)

"My style is where you see the individual and where a personality is communicated through actions, decisions, single objects and facts, where the whole draws together to form a history."
- Martin Kippenberger
(Related: History, Actions, Decisions, Facts, Personality, Style)

"I don't believe that economic and cultural interaction automatically brings greater peace and understanding, although it may help in that regard."
- William Kirby
(Related: Peace, Help, May, Understanding)

"The entrance into Jerusalem has all the elements of the theatre of the absurd: the poor king; truth comes riding on a donkey; symbolic actions - even parading without a permit!"
- David Kirk
(Related: Truth, Actions, Poor, Theatre)

"The decision to go to war is the most important decision that I can make as a representative in Congress. As a veteran, I see any potential military action first through the eyes of the young men and women who volunteered to wear the uniform and would carry out such a mission."
- Mark Kirk
(Related: Men, War, Women, Action, Decision, Congress, Eyes, First, Military, Mission, Potential)

"Leaders are responsible not for running public opinion polls but for the consequences of their actions."
- Henry A. Kissinger
(Related: Actions, Consequences, Leaders, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, Running)

"You can always find a distraction if you're looking for one."
- Tom Kite
"I punish myself more than anybody else does if I am stupid about my actions, and I suffer, really suffer."
- Eartha Kitt
(Related: Actions)

"If I allow journalists to describe a collection and they make mistakes, I'm upset, because the retractions are never noticed."
- Calvin Klein
(Related: Mistakes)

"Affirmative action was always racial justice on the cheap."
- Joe Klein
(Related: Action, Justice)

"Fix your eye on the ball from the moment the pitcher holds it in his glove. Follow it as he throws to the plate and stay with it until the play is completed. Action takes place only where the ball goes."
- Bill Klem
(Related: Action, Eye, Play)

"In the course of my stay there, I also showed how one could analyse the experimental kinetic curves for the reaction of haemoglobin with carbon dioxide or oxygen by simulations in the computer, and so fit the rate constants."
- Aaron Klug
(Related: Computer)

"The Brady Bunch is a live action modern fairytale of family. In this context it's less odd that it's lasted for over thirty years; and why it may last in some respects as long as Mother Goose!"
- Christopher Knight
(Related: Family, Mother, Action, May, Years)

"In action be primitive; in foresight, a strategist."
- Edward Koch
(Related: Action, Foresight)

"Singing connected with movements and action is a much more ancient, and, at the same time, more complex phenomenon than is a simple song."
- Zoltan Kodaly
(Related: Time, Action, Singing, Song)

"I will be guided by the Christian ethic and an awareness that human action is by nature transient."
- Horst Koehler
(Related: Nature, Action, Christian, Awareness, Will)

"Courage is never to let your actions be influenced by your fears."
- Arthur Koestler
(Related: Courage, Actions)

"When the President makes something a priority, we see action."
- Herb Kohl
(Related: Action, President)

"Right action tends to be defined in terms of general individual rights and standards that have been critically examined and agreed upon by the whole society."
- Lawrence Kohlberg
(Related: Society, Action, Rights)

"You take a number of small steps which you believe are right, thinking maybe tomorrow somebody will treat this as a dangerous provocation. And then you wait. If there is no reaction, you take another step: courage is only an accumulation of small steps."
- George Konrad
(Related: Courage, Right, Thinking, Tomorrow, Will)

"I'd say that my profession ends where architectural thinking ends - architectural thinking in terms of thinking about programs and organizational structure. These abstractions play a role in many other disciplines, and those disciplines are now defining their 'architectures' as well."
- Rem Koolhaas
(Related: Now, Play, Profession, Thinking)

"Act well at the moment, and you have performed a good action for all eternity."
- Michael Korda
(Related: Action, Eternity)

"I can create countries just as I can create the actions of my characters. That is why a lot of travel seems to me a waste of time."
- Jerzy Kosinski
(Related: Time, Travel, Actions, Countries, Waste)

"There are many types of participation. One can observe so intensely that one becomes part of the action, but without being an active participant."
- Jerzy Kosinski
(Related: Action, Being, Participation)

"I feel that my relationship with Kasparov now is much the same as it had been before the match - good. As for his reaction, well it can't be nice to lose your title after so long, but he was very generous."
- Vladimir Kramnik
(Related: Now)

"At that point it certainly would be called abstract. That is to say, you had a model and there'd be one or two or three people there drawing the model but otherwise you had abstractions all around the room, even though the model was in front of you."
- Lee Krasner
(Related: People)

"You would be surprised how hard it often is to translate an action into thought."
- Karl Kraus
(Related: Thought, Action)

"I can't say I want to earn a particular award or sell a certain number of records, because even if I do that, the satisfaction only lasts five minutes."
- Chantal Kreviazuk
(Related: Satisfaction, Want)

"While Americans have heard of Darfur and think we should be doing more there, they aren't actually angry at the president about inaction."
- Nicholas D. Kristof
(Related: Americans, Inaction, President)

"Surely our inaction with respect to Syria is a poor precedent if we're fighting a war on terror."
- Bill Kristol
(Related: War, Fighting, Inaction, Poor, Respect, Terror)

"It's really cool to know that you've put something together that isn't for a particular audience. It's so often that a TV show can really only speak to one sect of the population, and this really is something that appeals to a worldwide fan base. People who are into the pursuit of knowledge. Their reaction has meant the world to us."
- David Krumholtz
(Related: People, Knowledge, Population, Pursuit, World)

"Christina Ricci is amazing, the most professional actor I think I've ever met. You can be chatting with her and when they call action, she's right there."
- Lisa Kudrow
(Related: Action, Actor, Right)

"I do like reality shows, and I watch some of them because they're high drama. It's also just fun to watch people have honest reactions."
- Lisa Kudrow
(Related: People, Drama, Fun, Reality)

"I'll do at least one action film every year because of my fans. This is my promise to them."
- Akshay Kumar
(Related: Action, Fans, Film, Promise)

"One, we committed to put about 650 people in the field to focus totally on customer satisfaction."
- Sanjay Kumar
(Related: People, Customer, Focus, Satisfaction)

"Without going into too much detail, the end of my major action scene, after the climax of the scene, there was one little change that I suggested regarding the way things should turn out. It was in the detail of the tears of blood."
- Chiaki Kuriyama
(Related: Change, Action, Blood, Detail, End, Tears)

"Obviously, the difference between a game and actual training is you're using your whole body, so in that sense, maybe not, although maybe something to do with reaction, the speed of reaction, maybe that was of use during the training."
- Chiaki Kuriyama
(Related: Body, Difference, Sense, Training)

"An important aspect of the current situation is the strong social reaction against suggestions that the home language of African American children be used in the first steps of learning to read and write."
- William Labov
(Related: Home, African, American, Children, First, Language, Learning)

"The reactions haven't differed; the concerns have been different. When I read for a predominantly Indian audience, there are more questions that are based on issues of identity and representation."
- Jhumpa Lahiri
(Related: Identity, Questions)

"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions."
- Dalai Lama
(Related: Happiness, Actions)

"The greatest pleasure I know is to do a good action by stealth and have it found out by accident."
- Charles Lamb
(Related: Action, Accident, Pleasure)

"Human beings and their actions constitute the advancing front, the surging crest of an ongoing movement that never stops."
- Corliss Lamont
(Related: Actions)

"With 1.7 million private sector jobs lost and half a million jobs shipped overseas over the past three years, we must take action to spur job creation and restore economic prosperity."
- Nick Lampson
(Related: Action, Creation, Job, Jobs, Past, Prosperity, Years)

"I was induced to establish several orders of merit, from conviction that emulation, well directed, becomes a useful servant; and, that the latent genius of some youth is more easily brought into action this way, than by the more sordid gratification of self-interest."
- Joseph Lancaster
(Related: Genius, Action, Conviction, Merit, Self, Youth)

"The same stimulus that animates men to action, will have a proportionate effect on juvenile minds."
- Joseph Lancaster
(Related: Men, Action, Effect, Will)

"If you dream of something worth doing and then simply go to work on it and don't think anything of personalities, or emotional conflicts, or of money, or of family distractions; it is amazing how quickly you get through those 5,000 steps."
- Edwin Land
(Related: Family, Work, Money, Dream, Worth)

"I seem to always inspire a strong reaction one way or the other."
- Nathan Lane
"The simultaneous reactions elicited all over the world by the reading of newspaper dispatches about the same events create, as it were, a common mental pulse beat for the whole of civilized mankind."
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: Events, Mankind, Reading, World)

"Wherever we play golf, people come out here to get autographs. They obviously come out to watch us play and see us in action, but they also want to interact with us."
- Bernhard Langer
(Related: People, Action, Golf, Play, Want)

"Style used to be an interaction between the human soul and tools that were limiting. In the digital era, it will have to come from the soul alone."
- Jaron Lanier
(Related: Soul, Style, Tools, Will)

"A mutual arrangement, I repeat, is the only satisfactory medium whereby the present system can be carried on with any degree of satisfaction, and in such an arrangement the employers have more to gain than the workers."
- James Larkin
(Related: Gain, Present, Satisfaction, Workers)

"A growing awareness of the depth of popular attachment to the family has led some liberals to concede that family is not just a buzzword for reaction."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: Family, Awareness, Liberals, Popular)

"Animation is the only thing I ever wanted to do in my whole life. I have no desire for live-action or anything else."
- John Lasseter
(Related: Life, Animation, Desire)

"I did work out every day. I needed it to have the endurance to do what needed to be done and not get hurt. I have such a new respect for action stars now."
- Sanaa Lathan
(Related: Work, Action, Day, Endurance, Hurt, Now, Respect, Stars)

"Although when Christianity appeared the total population of the planet was only a fraction of that of the twentieth century, most of the earth's surface was quite outside the Mediterranean world, Persia, India, and China."
- Kenneth Scott Latourette
(Related: Christianity, Earth, Population, World)

"If diffraction or interference phenomena were to be sought it was therefore necessary, in accordance with the basic principles of wave theory, to select for the test arrangement far smaller decisive dimensions than those employed in corresponding tests with visible light."
- Max von Laue
(Related: Light, Principles, Tests, Theory)

"Researchers have discovered that chocolate produces some of the same reactions in the brain as marijuana. The researchers also discovered other similarities between the two but can't remember what they are."
- Matt Lauer
"When I moved to Stanford I began to pursue the line of research I have been following ever since, namely trying to understand the larger implications of fractional quantum hall discovery."
- Robert B. Laughlin
(Related: Discovery, Research, Trying)

"I don't have a single complete show or movie or anything else that I could look at and say, "Nailed that one." But endless dissatisfaction is, I suppose, what gets us out of bed in the morning."
- Hugh Laurie
(Related: Bed)

"I never forget, remember that. Not an action, not a name, not a face."
- Piper Laurie
(Related: Action, Forget, Name)

"Should those whose actions lead to the death or injury of a child get a free pass?"
- Frank Lautenberg
(Related: Death, Actions, Injury)

"The coolest thing about the series is that we stay very true to the books; it would be silly for us not to, because the books are exactly what the fans want to see. There's an action side to it, which I love, and there are werewolves now. There aren't just vampires. There's a wolf pack."
- Taylor Lautner
(Related: Love, Action, Books, Fans, Now, Silly, Want)

"I love action films. I'd love to do an action drama. I'm always looking to give my character something action-oriented to do."
- Taylor Lautner
(Related: Love, Action, Character, Drama)

"When I write down my thoughts, they do not escape me. This action makes me remember my strength which I forget at all times. I educate myself proportionately to my captured thought. I aim only to distinguish the contradiction between my mind and nothingness."
- Isidore Ducasse Lautreamont
(Related: Thought, Action, Strength, Thoughts, Contradiction, Forget, Mind, Nothingness)

"Action, looks, words, steps, form the alphabet by which you may spell character."
- Johann Kaspar Lavater
(Related: Action, Character, May, Words)

"This, and this alone, is Christianity, a universal holiness in every part of life, a heavenly wisdom in all our actions, not conforming to the spirit and temper of the world but turning all worldly enjoyments into means of piety and devotion to God."
- William Law
(Related: Wisdom, Life, God, Christianity, Actions, Devotion, Holiness, Piety, Spirit, Temper, World)

"The great living experience for every man is his adventure into the woman. The man embraces in the woman all that is not himself, and from that one resultant, from that embrace, comes every new action."
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Related: Experience, Action, Adventure, Living, Man, Woman)

"To me an unnecessary action, or shot, or casualty, was not only waste but sin."
- T. E. Lawrence
(Related: Action, Sin, Waste)

"If you are of the opinion that the contemplation of suicide is sufficient evidence of a poetic nature, do not forget that actions speak louder than words."
- Fran Lebowitz
(Related: Nature, Actions, Contemplation, Forget, Opinion, Suicide, Words)

"I am convinced that military action will not prevent further acts of international terrorism against the United States."
- Barbara Lee
(Related: Action, Military, states, Terrorism, United, Will)

"To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person."
- Bruce Lee
(Related: Action, Study)

"With me, satisfaction is always very fleeting with our work. I always get a little restless with it."
- Geddy Lee
(Related: Work, Satisfaction)

"There's a lot of Americans, black and white, who think that we've arrived where we need to be and nothing else needs to be done and affirmative action needs to be dismantled."
- Spike Lee
(Related: Action, Americans, Needs, Nothing)

"Through the continued accumulation of detailed and reliable knowledge about elementary reactions, we will be in a better position to understand, predict and control many time-dependent macroscopic chemical processes which are important in nature or to human society."
- Yuan T. Lee
(Related: Nature, Society, Time, Knowledge, Control, Will)

"I'd like to think that the actions we take today will allow others in the future to discover the wonders of landscapes we helped protect but never had the chance to enjoy ourselves."
- Annie Leibovitz
(Related: Actions, Chance, Future, Today, Will, Wonders)