Quotes and Sayings about Choice



"Milos said, You're my first choice. From my point of view, that doesn't pay the rent. I said, Tell me what I have to do next because I'm busy painting my kitchen."
- F. Murray Abraham
(Related: Choice, First, Kitchen, Painting)

"The fate of every democracy, of every government based on the sovereignty of the people, depends on the choices it makes between these opposite principles, absolute power on the one hand, and on the other the restraints of legality and the authority of tradition."
- John Acton
(Related: Government, Power, People, Authority, Choices, Democracy, Fate, Principles, Tradition)

"Liberty, according to my metaphysics is a self-determining power in an intellectual agent. It implies thought and choice and power."
- John Adams
(Related: Power, Thought, Choice, Liberty, Metaphysics, Self)

"I find the selectivity of erotic love - the choice of this man or this woman - much more intelligible if liking the person is the origin of sexual interest, rather than the other way."
- Mortimer Adler
(Related: Love, Choice, Interest, Man, Woman)

"Your talent is in your choice."
- Stella Adler
(Related: Talent, Choice)

"The actor cannot afford to look only to his own life for all his material nor pull strictly from his own experience to find his acting choices and feelings."
- Stella Adler
(Related: Experience, Life, Feelings, Acting, Actor, Choices)

"The hardest hit, as everywhere, are those who have no choice."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: Choice)

"Freedom would be not to choose between black and white but to abjure such prescribed choices."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: Choices, Freedom)

"Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times."
- Aeschylus
(Related: Happiness, Choice, Effort)

"My mom has a good way of engaging me in a conversation about the choices I make, listening, being objective and open-minded, and respecting those choices so long as they don't put me in danger."
- Casey Affleck
(Related: Mom, Being, Choices, Conversation, Danger, Listening, Open)

"Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb."
- Spiro T. Agnew
(Related: People, American, Choice)

"There's a need for accepting responsibility - for a person's life and making choices that are not just ones for immediate short-term comfort. You need to make an investment, and the investment is in health and education."
- Buzz Aldrin
(Related: Education, Health, Life, Choices, Comfort, Investment, Responsibility)

"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)

"Before high school ended, I started applying to college. It really wasn't even a choice because of the brainwashing of my parents."
- Tatyana Ali
(Related: Choice, College, Parents, School)

"Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation."
- James Allen
(Related: Intelligence, Love, Power, Thoughts, Being, Choice, Key, Man, Right)

"As in the rankest soil the most beautiful flowers are grown, so in the dark soil of poverty the choicest flowers of humanity have developed and bloomed."
- James Allen
(Related: Flowers, Humanity, Poverty)

"The choice of personnel, perhaps the most important choice (because 'people are policy'), never proceeds according to plan, but there have been some successful transitions that upheld high standards."
- Richard V. Allen
(Related: Policy, Successful, Choice)

"Women now have choices. They can be married, not married, have a job, not have a job, be married with children, unmarried with children. Men have the same choice we've always had: work, or prison."
- Tim Allen
(Related: Men, Women, Work, Children, Choice, Choices, Job, Now, Prison)

"I think being funny is not anyone's first choice."
- Woody Allen
(Related: Funny, Being, Choice, First)

"Washington's character was rock solid. He came to stand for the new nation and its republican virtues, which was why he became our first President by unanimous choice."
- Stephen Ambrose
(Related: Character, Choice, First, Nation, President, Republican, Washington)

"Eisenhower is my choice as the American of the 20th Century. Of all the men I've studied and written about, he is the brightest and the best."
- Stephen Ambrose
(Related: Men, American, Choice)

"I had no choice in the decision to make myself available. I was not always doing things I wanted to do."
- Namie Amuro
(Related: Decision, Choice)

"My choices were never wrong."
- Anthony Anderson
(Related: Choices, Wrong)

"Although our inattention can contribute to our lack of total well-being, we also have the power to choose positive behaviors and responses. In that choice we change our every experience of life!"
- Greg Anderson
(Related: Change, Experience, Power, Positive, Choice)

"The real act of marriage takes place in the heart, not in the ballroom or church or synagogue. It's a choice you make - not just on your wedding day, but over and over again - and that choice is reflected in the way you treat your husband or wife."
- Barbara de Angelis
(Related: Marriage, Wedding, Wife, HusbHeart, Church, Act, Choice, Day)

"Love is a choice you make from moment to moment."
- Barbara de Angelis
(Related: Love, Choice)

"At fifteen life had taught me undeniably that surrender, in its place, was as honorable as resistance, especially if one had no choice."
- Maya Angelou
(Related: Life, Choice, Surrender)

"I'm pro responsible choice. You know, there is choice to abstain, choice to do contraception. There are all kinds of good choices."
- Sharron Angle
(Related: Choice, Choices)

"You pay your money, you take your choice. I get the audience my language attracts and I lose the ones it repels."
- David Antin
(Related: Money, Choice, Language)

"Nothing that you do will ever feel good if you let people convince you that you have no choice."
- Fiona Apple
(Related: People, Choice, Nothing, Will)

"A man has free choice to the extent that he is rational."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: Choice, Man)

"Excellence, then, is a state concerned with choice, lying in a mean, relative to us, this being determined by reason and in the way in which the man of practical wisdom would determine it."
- Aristotle
(Related: Wisdom, Being, Choice, Excellence, Lying, Man, Reason, State)

"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)

"I think it's your own choice if you turn from an angry young man to a bitter, old bastard."
- Billie Joe Armstrong
(Related: Choice, Man, Old)

"It's all about being flexible, and avoiding choices whenever possible. Choices suck, they are inherently limiting."
- Craig Armstrong
(Related: Being, Choices)

"If children have the ability to ignore all odds and percentages, then maybe we can all learn from them. When you think about it, what other choice is there but to hope? We have two options, medically and emotionally: give up, or Fight Like Hell."
- Lance Armstrong
(Related: Hope, Ability, Children, Choice, Fight, Hell, Options)

"I try to live my life where I end up at a point where I have no regrets. So I try to choose the road that I have the most passion on because then you can never really blame yourself for making the wrong choices. You can always say you're following your passion."
- Darren Aronofsky
(Related: Life, Blame, Choices, End, Passion, Road, Wrong)

"Keep fighting for animals by making compassionate, cruelty-free choices every day and encouraging those around you to do the same."
- Bea Arthur
(Related: Encouraging, Animals, Choices, Cruelty, Day, Fighting)

"I can't believe the pro-choicers attitude toward unborn children-to me it's the ultimate liberal cause, to defend those without a voice."
- Michael Aston
(Related: Attitude, Cause, Children, Liberal, Voice)

"Yeah, I know, some people are against drunk driving, and I call those people "the cops." But you know, sometimes, you've just got no choice; those kids gotta get to school!"
- Dave Attell
(Related: People, Choice, Driving, Kids)

"Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain... To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices - today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it."
- Kevyn Aucoin
(Related: Happiness, Life, Being, Choices, Freedom, Humanity, Joy, Mistakes, Negativity, Pain, Today)

"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)

"Leadership demands that we make tough choices."
- Alan Autry
(Related: Leadership, Choices)

"There has been much talk referencing what I consider conceptual reports like the Landscape of Choice and documents created as a result of the Great Valley Center."
- Alan Autry
(Related: Choice, Result, Talk)

"Our choice of a reform framework dictated that we looked at the fundamental assumptions that had driven Nigeria's economy, society and policy hitherto and to seek ways of either abandoning or transcending those assumptions and their supporting institutions."
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Related: Society, Policy, Choice, Economy, Reform)

"Even now, we make no apologies for the choice we made. The sacrifices we made were selfless. The options we offered were patriotic while the paths we chose were well thought out."
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Related: Thought, Apologies, Choice, Now, Options)

"Some choices we live not only once but a thousand times over, remembering them for the rest of our lives."
- Richard Bach
(Related: Choices, Rest)

"With random urinalysis, there's a clear choice - either get high or go to jail."
- Brian Baird
(Related: Choice)

"In all the great periods of the drama perfect freedom of choice and subject, perfect freedom of individual treatment, and an audience eager to give itself to sympathetic listening, even if instruction be involved, have brought the great results."
- George P. Baker
(Related: Choice, Drama, Freedom, Listening, Results, Treatment)

"To be in this business and have tremendous integrity and only make distinguished choices is very tough."
- Alec Baldwin
(Related: Business, Choices, Integrity)

"You make a choice whether or not to turn that TV on. We didn't even have a television in the house."
- Christine Baranski
(Related: Choice, Television)

"Faced with the choice of enduring a bad toothache or going to the dentist, we generally tried to ride out the bad tooth."
- Joseph Barbera
(Related: Choice)

"I truly don't have any formula for the choices I make."
- Javier Bardem
(Related: Choices, Formula)

"You've got a movie where the pro-choice family gives their daughter no choice. The pro-life family murders. What seems to be the good mother, the kind of hippie painter, sweet and cute mother has no love for her daughter really."
- Ellen Barkin
(Related: Family, Love, Mother, Daughter, Choice, Cute)

"I think the touchstone is to give consumers a full, fair choice without the power of a monopoly operating system pushing them in a direction that free competition might or might not achieve."
- Jim Barksdale
(Related: Power, Choice, Competition, Direction)

"While war is never anyone first choice, sometimes it is a necessary choice."
- Gresham Barrett
(Related: War, Choice, First)

"It is safe to make a choice of your thoughts, scarcely ever safe to express them all."
- Isaac Barrow
(Related: Thoughts, Choice)

"Once again, we come to the Holiday Season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes, in his own way, by going to the mall of his choice."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Time, Choice, Holiday, Religious)

"God made a very obvious choice when he made me voluptuous; why would I go against what he decided for me? My limbs work, so I'm not going to complain about the way my body is shaped."
- Drew Barrymore
(Related: God, Work, Body, Choice, Obvious)

"In an age robbed of religious symbols, going to the shops replaces going to the church. We have a free choice, but at a price. We can win experience, but never achieve innocence. Marx knew that the epic activities of the modern world involve not lance and sword but dry goods."
- Stephen Bayley
(Related: Age, Experience, Church, Choice, Innocence, Religious, Shops, World)

"By overhauling current rules and speeding the entry of competitors in the market, we encourage competition and provide our constituents with new choices and cheaper bills."
- Melissa Bean
(Related: Choices, Competition, Rules)

"Many of our constituents have one option for cable TV and one price. Our constituents desire choice."
- Melissa Bean
(Related: Choice, Desire)

"Be ignorance thy choice, where knowledge leads to woe."
- James Beattie
(Related: Knowledge, Choice, Ignorance)

"Every day brings new choices."
- Martha Beck
(Related: Choices, Day)

"God asks no man whether he will accept life. That is not the choice. You must take it. The only choice is how."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: God, Life, Choice, Man, Will)

"To me, living in the present means being aware of your conscious choice to focus on the past, present or future - it is not necessarily having to focus on the present."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Being, Choice, Focus, Future, Living, Past, Present)

"There are plenty of lesbians in Hollywood, but they're not out. And that's their choice, but I can't do that, it's too important to me."
- Jill Bennett
(Related: Choice, Hollywood)

"Your life is the sum result of all the choices you make, both consciously and unconsciously. If you can control the process of choosing, you can take control of all aspects of your life. You can find the freedom that comes from being in charge of yourself."
- Robert Foster Bennett
(Related: Life, Control, Being, Choices, Freedom, Result)

"I admit that Post-it note sheets that adhere to virtually any surface are now my substitute of choice for retention."
- Candice Bergen
(Related: Choice, Now, Post)

"I had to make some drastic choices to avoid losing myself."
- Elizabeth Berkley
(Related: Choices, Losing)

"I'm very much a humanist. I'm very much pro-choice. I'm very much politically correct."
- Sandra Bernhard
"We have really good data that show when you take patients and you really inform them about their choices, patients make more frugal choices. They pick more efficient choices than the health care system does."
- Donald Berwick
(Related: Health, Care, Choices)

"Even with Extreme, I don't think you have a choice but to sort of have somewhat of an influence of the times."
- Nuno Bettencourt
(Related: Choice, Extreme, Influence)

"Life is a matter of really tough choices."
- Joe Biden
(Related: Life, Choices)

"Suffrage, noun. Expression of opinion by means of a ballot. The right of suffrage (which is held to be both a privilege and a duty) means, as commonly interpreted, the right to vote for the man of another man's choice, and is highly prized."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Choice, Expression, Man, Opinion, Privilege, Right, Vote)

"You never think the universe will reward your first choice - it just doesn't work like that."
- Kathryn Bigelow
(Related: Work, Choice, First, Reward, Universe, Will)

"All too often arrogance accompanies strength, and we must never assume that justice is on the side of the strong. The use of power must always be accompanied by moral choice."
- Theodore Bikel
(Related: Power, Strength, Arrogance, Choice, Justice)

"We are already seeing older people wanting greater choice in how, when and where they receive care."
- Julie Bishop
(Related: People, Care, Choice)

"It is precisely because the issue raised by this case touches the heart of what makes individuals what they are that we should be especially sensitive to the rights of those whose choices upset the majority."
- Harry A. Blackmun
(Related: Heart, Choices, Rights, Majority)

"There is no meeting of minds, no point of understanding with such terror. Just a choice: Defeat it or be defeated by it. And defeat it we must."
- Tony Blair
(Related: Defeat, Meeting, Terror, Understanding)

"However much I dislike the idea of abortion, you should not criminalize a woman who, in very difficult circumstances, makes that choice."
- Tony Blair
(Related: Idea, Abortion, Choice, Circumstances, Woman)

"Let me be clear - I want all Louisiana citizens to have choice - including the elderly and persons with disabilities - and their families - who rely on the state for their care."
- Kathleen Blanco
(Related: Care, Choice, Elderly, State, Want)

"Every one of my positions cuts - out half the country. I'm pro-choice, I'm pro-gay rights, I'm pro-immigration, I'm against guns, I believe in Darwin."
- Michael Bloomberg
(Related: Country, Rights)

"Morality may consist solely in the courage of making a choice."
- Leon Blum
(Related: Morality, Courage, Choice, May)

"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)

"They have called Operation Iraqi Freedom a war of choice that isn't part of the real war on terror. Someone should tell that to al Qaeda."
- John Boehner
(Related: War, Choice, Freedom, Terror)

"No, let's make sure that people understand that this is a very important war that is helping to protect us here at home. And that we have no choice but to win it. As difficult as it is."
- John Boehner
(Related: War, Home, People, Choice)

"That industry expects you to prove yourself over and over again. Do I stay doing this, or do I raise my daughter and live surrounded by people who love me? Wasn't even really a choice."
- Lisa Bonet
(Related: Love, Daughter, People, Choice)

"The key to accepting responsibility for your life is to accept the fact that your choices, every one of them, are leading you inexorably to either success or failure, however you define those terms."
- Neal Boortz
(Related: Life, Success, Failure, Choices, Fact, Key, Leading, Responsibility)

"The essential conditions of everything you do must be choice, love, passion."
- Nadia Boulanger
(Related: Love, Choice, Passion)

"My parents were laborers so we lived on South Park, which was a low-income region of Seattle. You had a choice - you either joined or formed a gang or you let others bully you."
- Jack Bowman
(Related: Choice, Parents)

"I have a tendency to be lucky and make the right choices based on limited information."
- Paul D. Boyer
(Related: Choices, Information, Right)

"After three failed marriages, I know what it's like to be replaced. So that's kind of how Joey Harrington must feel today... A former No. 1 choice looks to me like he's going to be a bust in Detroit."
- Terry Bradshaw
(Related: Choice, Today)

"People should be allowed the freedom to make their own choices. They should be able to buy or not buy porn and be monogamous or promiscuous as they see fit."
- Chester Brown
(Related: People, Choices, Freedom)

"The government's War on Poverty has transformed poverty from a short-term misfortune into a career choice."
- Harry Browne
(Related: War, Government, Career, Choice, Misfortune, Poverty)

"White shall not neutralize the black, nor good compensate bad in man, absolve him so: life's business being just the terrible choice."
- Robert Browning
(Related: Business, Life, Being, Choice, Man)

"Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved."
- William Jennings Bryan
(Related: Chance, Choice, Destiny)

"Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for: it is a thing to be achieved."
- William Jennings Bryant
(Related: Chance, Choice, Destiny)

"If I have any choice I would prefer Western Troops."
- John Buford
(Related: Choice, Troops)

"I've made mistakes, and I know why I made them, but I made that choice. Nobody's ever made a choice for me."
- Sandra Bullock
(Related: Choice, Mistakes)

"It was both necessary and desirable for us to be so strong at sea that no Sea Power could attack us without risk, so that we might be free to protect our oversea interests, independently of the influence and the choice of other Sea Powers."
- Bernhard von Bulow
(Related: Power, Choice, Influence, Risk, Sea)

"I wanted it so badly that there was no choice. It's like something in your blood that you have to do."
- Delta Burke
(Related: Blood, Choice)

"Sometimes its controversy, but we all have our choices that we make."
- Solomon Burke
(Related: Choices, Controversy)

"That was my choice at that time, and I still say Nixon was a great president. A very beautiful and wise man."
- Solomon Burke
(Related: Time, Choice, Man, Nixon, President)

"To say that an artist sells out means that an artist is making a conscious choice to compromise his music, to to weaken his music for the sake of commercial gain."
- Ken Burns
(Related: Music, Artist, Choice, Compromise, Gain)

"I think we too often make choices based on the safety of cynicism, and what we're lead to is a life not fully lived. Cynicism is fear, and it's worse than fear - it's active disengagement."
- Ken Burns
(Related: Life, Fear, Choices, Cynicism, Safety)

"If I had a choice about going to a meeting at a studio or changing a nappy, I'd choose the nappy."
- Tim Burton
(Related: Choice, Meeting)

"We are here because we are determined to offer the people of the Western Cape choices which are long overdue."
- Mangosuthu Buthelezi
(Related: People, Choices)

"If you search for poverty, you'll find it, often in the family. Why? Because the family makes this great investment, from which we all benefit, but for which no-one helps. We have to point the spotlight on the family, and make political choices that sustain the family."
- Rocco Buttiglione
(Related: Family, Choices, Investment, Poverty)

"But you've got to make choices, and you're not going to be right all the time."
- Earl Butz
(Related: Time, Choices, Right)

"Some of those STINKIN' press people just had to make fun of my decision in joining the show. They also made fun of other choices in my life that I was proud of then and still am now!!!"
- Ruth Buzzi
(Related: Life, People, Decision, Choices, Fun, Press)

"A lot of my best parts I've been the second choice for, so you never get too egotistical about anything."
- Michael Caine
(Related: Choice)

"Where we have the choice between putting a dollar against those that are going to advance horizontal integration and those that are going to sustain current capability, we'd rather put them against the horizontal integration activity."
- Stephen Cambone
(Related: Choice)

"Elections are also about the future - the pledges that we are making for this country. For those who care about equality and fairness in the UK, and beyond, Labour really is the only choice."
- Anne Campbell
(Related: Equality, Care, Choice, Country, Elections, Future)

"No matter what your choices are, you truly have no control about what people think of you."
- Neve Campbell
(Related: People, Control, Choices)

"We believe very strongly that you stop that denial of coverage by promoting choice. Let people make the decisions."
- Eric Cantor
(Related: People, Choice, Decisions, Denial)

"We believe that if you put in place the mechanisms that allow for personal choice as far as Medicare is concerned, as well as the programs in Medicaid, that we can actually get to a better result and do what most Americans are learning how to do, which is to do more with less."
- Eric Cantor
(Related: Americans, Choice, Learning, Result)

"Several amendments should be made to the primary and general election laws to improve them, but such changes must in no way interfere with a full and free expression of the people's choice in naming the candidates to be voted on at general elections."
- Arthur Capper
(Related: People, Choice, Elections, Expression, Laws)

"The priests say that God created our souls, and that just puts us under the control of another puppeteer. If God created our will, then he's responsible for every choice we make."
- Orson Scott Card
(Related: God, Control, Choice, Will)

"So, I think even in Saudi Arabia there is movement. And we have to remember that over the years they've stabilized the oil price and that is tremendously important for the economies of the world. I think we have no choice but to work with the government of Saudi Arabia."
- Frank Carlucci
(Related: Government, Work, Choice, Oil, World, Years)

"Integration is a man's ability to want to move in there by himself. If someone wants to live in a white neighborhood and he is black, that is his choice. It should be his rights. It is not because white people will not allow him."
- Stokely Carmichael
(Related: People, Ability, Choice, Rights, Man, Want, Will)

"Abortion is a question of choice."
- Robert Casey
(Related: Abortion, Choice, Question)

"The truth is, no matter how trying they become, babies two and under don't have the ability to make moral choices, so they can't be bad. That category only exists in the adult mind."
- Anne Cassidy
(Related: Truth, Ability, Babies, Choices, Mind, Trying)

"The propensity to do good things is a choice."
- Shaun Cassidy
(Related: Choice)

"And that had a powerful appeal, particularly to those who had been denied the choice to stay on at school, to go to university, to be something else, other than going down the pit."
- Barbara Castle
(Related: Choice, School, University)

"When Delaware State University was founded in 1890, it was not by choice, but by social reality."
- Michael N. Castle
(Related: Choice, Reality, State, University)

"Delaware State is no longer a college for African Americans without other choices, it is a university of choice."
- Michael N. Castle
(Related: African, Americans, Choice, Choices, College, State, University)

"I need to decide whether to apply for college or delay it for a couple of years while I pursue some more acting projects. Right now I'm trying to sort things out, so I can make the right choices."
- Lacey Chabert
(Related: Acting, Choices, College, Delay, Now, Projects, Right, Trying, Years)

"The thing that I like about the way characters are written on the show these days is that nobody's perfect. Everyone has made a lot of mistakes and bad choices."
- Crystal Chappell
(Related: Choices, Mistakes)

"We never had a huge squad and we never had a great deal of choice. But in many ways that helps because you've got to make do with what you've got. You don't have too many problems about picking the team you just hope that everyone turns up on the day."
- Jack Charlton
(Related: Hope, Choice, Day, Problems)

"Choosing one's leaders is an affirmation that the person making the choice has inherent worth."
- Linda Chavez
(Related: Affirmation, Choice, Leaders, Worth)

"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)

"You and I are essentially infinite choice-makers. In every moment of our existence, we are in that field of all possibilities where we have access to an infinity of choices."
- Deepak Chopra
(Related: Choice, Choices, Existence, Infinite, Infinity, Possibilities)

"Higher taxes is the road to ruin. We must and we will shrink our government, and that means making some tough choices, tightening our belts."
- Chris Christie
(Related: Government, Choices, Road, Ruin, Taxes, Will)

"The only thing that might have annoyed some mathematicians was the presumption of assuming that maybe the axiom of choice could fail, and that we should look into contrary assumptions."
- Alonzo Church
(Related: Choice, Mathematicians)

"And all the charms of face or voice Which I in others see, Are but the recollected choice Of what I feel for thee."
- John Clare
(Related: Choice, Voice)

"We would very much like to see Iran take a position as a responsible leader that doesn't intimidate or threaten or scare its neighbors and others. But the choice is really up to Iran and we're going to keep working to try to come out with the right decision."
- Hillary Clinton
(Related: Leader, Decision, Choice, Neighbors, Right)

"But I have always - ever since The Accidental Woman - written novels about individuals attempting to make choices in the context of situations over which they have no control."
- Jonathan Coe
(Related: Control, Choices, Woman)

"On this narrow planet, we have only the choice between two unknown worlds. One of them tempts us - ah! what a dream, to live in that! - the other stifles us at the first breath."
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
(Related: Dream, Choice, First)

"Given the choice, children who don't want for anything will not save... We have an obligation as parents to give our children what they need. What they want we can give them as a special gift, or they can save their money for it."
- Barbara Coloroso
(Related: Money, Children, Choice, Obligation, Parents, Want, Will)

"The world is the devil's hunting-ground, and children are his choicest game."
- Anthony Comstock
(Related: Children, Devil, Hunting, World)

"I do finish reading a script and say, Why are they making it and what are they talking about? I like to try and be responsible in my choices in that way."
- Jennifer Connelly
(Related: Choices, Reading, Talking)

"No self-respecting gay guy would have ever made some of the hair and clothing choices I am still trying to live down."
- David Copperfield
(Related: Choices, Gay, Hair, Self, Trying)

"What I think of as style - and I've gotten to this over years of really thinking about it - is that style is the unconscious choices I make."
- John Corigliano
(Related: Choices, Style, Thinking, Unconscious, Years)

"I have always considered that choosing a companion for life was a very important affair and that my happyness or misery in this life depended on the choice."
- Ezra Cornell
(Related: Life, Choice, Misery)

"Obviously the people that I admired, like the Beatles, were really into rock'n'roll, but it was already a little past rock'n'roll when I started listening and making my own choices about music."
- Elvis Costello
(Related: Music, People, Choices, Listening, Past)

"When I make a film I'm away from home for two to three months. So I want my kids to look at my films one day and say, I love his movies, I love his choices-because he loved them."
- Kevin Costner
(Related: Home, Love, Movies, Choices, Day, Film, Kids, Months, Want)

"We are not animals. We are not a product of what has happened to us in our past. We have the power of choice."
- Stephen Covey
(Related: Power, Animals, Choice, Past)

"There are three constants in life... change, choice and principles."
- Stephen Covey
(Related: Change, Life, Choice, Principles)

"President Bush has had an outstanding Secretary of State in Colin Powell and there are not many people who could replace him, making Condoleezza Rice an excellent choice."
- Michael Crapo
(Related: People, Choice, President, State)

"It is not government's job to mandate responsibility on our behalf. We have the intelligence and good sense to make wise consumption choices for ourselves and our children. It is up to us to do what is best for our health and our children's health."
- Michael Crapo
(Related: Health, Intelligence, Government, Children, Choices, Job, Responsibility, Sense)

"I'll continue to fight for school choice and home schooling. Do I believe in accountability? You bet I do."
- Charlie Crist
(Related: Home, Choice, Fight, School)

"I don't have much choice these days in how I have my hair."
- Mackenzie Crook
(Related: Choice, Hair)

"I've never done work for money ever. If your choices are based on grosses and the film doesn't do well, what does that mean? It leaves you with nothing."
- Tom Cruise
(Related: Money, Work, Choices, Film, Nothing)

"I'd rather have a hundred thousand or a million people saying I'm nuts and I'm crazy for my musical choices and what I've said lyrically, than a million people all raising their hand on the first day."
- Chuck D.
(Related: People, Choices, Day, First, Saying)

"I've had too lengthy a career and coached too many players to make a choice."
- Chuck Daly
(Related: Career, Choice)

"Love is as strict as acting. If you want to love somebody, stand there and do it. If you don't, don't. There are no other choices."
- Tyne Daly
(Related: Love, Acting, Choices, Want)

"Some people get into this business and they're so afraid to lose anything. They try to protect their position like clinging to a beachhead. These actors end up making really safe choices. I never wanted to go that route. If I go down, I'm going down swinging."
- Matt Damon
(Related: Business, People, Actors, Choices, End)

"Eventually stardom is going to go away from me. It goes away from everybody and all you have in the end is to be able to look back and like the choices you made."
- Matt Damon
(Related: Choices, End)

"We designed both our state employee health plans and the one we created for low-income Hoosiers as Health Savings Accounts, and now in the tens of thousands these citizens are proving that they are fully capable of making smart, consumerist choices about their own health care."
- Mitch Daniels
(Related: Health, Care, Choices, Now, State)

"And before our current legislature adjourns, we intend to become the first state of full and true choice by saying to every low and middle-income Hoosier family, if you think a non-government school is the right one for your child, you're as entitled to that option as any wealthy family; here's a voucher, go sign up."
- Mitch Daniels
(Related: Family, Choice, First, Right, Saying, School, State)

"I made the choice long ago to write about real life. And life is both serious and funny."
- Paula Danziger
(Related: Funny, Life, Choice)

"Independent dance - and, fine, it's a very good thing that it remains independent - is a much tougher life: all dancers expect that, and accept that there will be periods of not being able to work, provided there are choice moments during the year when they really can work."
- Siobhan Davies
(Related: Work, Dance, Being, Choice, Moments, Will)

"When my friends and I would act out movies as kids, we'd play the guys' roles, since they had the most interesting things to do. Decades later, I can hardly believe my sons and daughter are seeing many of the same limited choices in current films."
- Geena Davis
(Related: Movies, Daughter, Act, Choices, Friends, Kids, Play, Sons)

"It's a fantasy that we could have a president who could actually make choices based on what's right, rather than having to weigh the political fallout. But that's sort of what we're showing. And you can dream."
- Geena Davis
(Related: Dream, Choices, Fantasy, President, Right)

"Also, it was a cultural moment that wasn't being represented in terms of women who were successful and had choices they didn't have before. They needed a show that they can watch that they felt like represented them."
- Kristin Davis
(Related: Women, Successful, Being, Choices)

"You always have two choices: your commitment versus your fear."
- Sammy Davis, Jr.
(Related: Fear, Commitment)

"As all human beings are, in my view, creatures of God's design, we must respect all other human beings. That does not mean I have to agree with their choices or agree with their opinions, but indeed I respect them as human beings."
- Stockwell Day
(Related: God, Design, Choices, Opinions, Respect)

"Governors of both political parties face a stark choice between unpopular tax increases and drastic cuts in Medicaid, education, public safety and other essential services."
- Bill Delahunt
(Related: Education, Choice, Tax, Public, Safety, Tax increases)

"No one has the responsibility to be out to anyone but himself or herself. I made my choice a million years ago."
- Lea DeLaria
(Related: Choice, Responsibility, Years)

"Chance makes our parents, but choice makes our friends."
- Jacques Delille
(Related: Chance, Choice, Friends, Parents)

"I think the only choice that will enable us to hold to our vision... is one that abandons the concept of naming enemies and adopts a concept familiar to the nonviolent tradition: naming behavior that is oppressive."
- Barbara Deming
(Related: Vision, Behavior, Choice, Enemies, Will)

"I'm pro-choice and those things, but I typically vote Republican."
- James Denton
(Related: Republican, Vote)

"Peace is a conscious choice."
- John Denver
(Related: Peace, Choice)

"We must begin to make what I call "conscious choices," and to really recognize that we are the same. It's from that place in my heart that I write my songs."
- John Denver
(Related: Heart, Choices, Songs)

"People say I make strange choices, but they're not strange for me. My sickness is that I'm fascinated by human behavior, by what's underneath the surface, by the worlds inside people."
- Johnny Depp
(Related: People, Behavior, Choices, Sickness)

"The self is not something ready-made, but something in continuous formation through choice of action."
- John Dewey
(Related: Action, Choice, Self)

"One of the most important things that I have learned in my 57 years is that life is all about choices. On every journey you take, you face choices. At every fork in the road, you make a choice. And it is those decisions that shape our lives."
- Mike DeWine
(Related: Life, Choice, Choices, Decisions, Journey, Road, Years)

"Drugs? Every one has a choice and I choose not to do drugs."
- Leonardo DiCaprio
(Related: Choice, Drugs)

"Was there ever in anyone's life span a point free in time, devoid of memory, a night when choice was any more than the sum of all the choices gone before?"
- Joan Didion
(Related: Life, Time, Choice, Choices, Memory, Night)

"If you had asked me back in grade school what I wanted to be when I grew up, I would have said my first choice was an actor, but if I couldn't be that, I'd want to be a superhero."
- Vin Diesel
(Related: Actor, Choice, First, School, Want)

"I thought cryptography was a technique that did not require your trusting other people-that if you encrypted your files, you would have the control to make the choice as to whether you would surrender your files."
- Whitfield Diffie
(Related: Thought, People, Control, Choice, Surrender)

"The choicest pleasures of life lie within the ring of moderation."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Life, Lie, Moderation)

"There's just me and my wife and a dog and we feed him Healthy Choice also."
- Mike Ditka
(Related: Wife, Choice)

"Well, after I had the heart attack, it was a very simple choice. What the doctor told me I did and I did it religiously. I ate nothing but lean turkey breast or chicken breast or a piece of fish that was very lean. I mean I stayed away from everything."
- Mike Ditka
(Related: Heart, Choice, Fish, Nothing, Turkey)

"I knew that if it ever got down to a choice between the Party and our traditional democratic structure I would fight the Party and our traditional democratic structure I would fight the Party to the bitter end."
- Edward Dmytryk
(Related: Choice, End, Fight, Party)

"I'm a character actor, and I made a choice when I was young, after 'Mystic Pizza', not to go for the mainstream stuff, and to do a more eclectic kind of route."
- Vincent D'Onofrio
(Related: Character, Actor, Choice)

"As Americans, we can choose where we work and live, what we drive, which insurance plan is best for us, so why can we not give workers a choice when it comes to their retirement?"
- John Doolittle
(Related: Work, Americans, Choice, Retirement, Workers)

"If we really want to be full and generous in spirit, we have no choice but to trust at some level."
- Rita Dove
(Related: Trust, Choice, Spirit, Want)

"Family life itself, that safest, most traditional, most approved of female choices, is not a sanctuary: It is, perpetually, a dangerous place."
- Margaret Drabble
(Related: Family, Life, Choices)

"I dropped out of college my junior year to do Saturday Night Live, and I didn't even consult my parents. They were very supportive because they had no choice."
- Julia Louis Dreyfus
(Related: Choice, College, Night, Parents)

"Love is not in our choice but in our fate."
- John Dryden
(Related: Love, Choice, Fate)

"The third lesson and tip actually comes from two of my favorite political philosophers: Mao Tse-tung and Mother Theresa - not often coupled with each other, but the two people I turn to most to basically deliver a simple point which is 'you're going to make choices; you're going to challenge; you're going to say why not; you're going to figure out how to do things that have never been done before."
- Anita Dunn
(Related: Mother, People, Challenge, Choices, Favorite)

"Our lives are a sum total of the choices we have made."
- Wayne Dyer
(Related: Choices)

"You are doomed to make choices. This is life's greatest paradox."
- Wayne Dyer
(Related: Life, Choices, Paradox)

"Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice."
- Wayne Dyer
(Related: Choice)

"So I think we're kind of an alternate choice for people who have had it with sex and violence."
- Dick Van Dyke
(Related: Sex, People, Choice, Violence)

"To desire and strive to be of some service to the world, to aim at doing something which shall really increase the happiness and welfare and virtue of mankind - this is a choice which is possible for all of us; and surely it is a good haven to sail for."
- Henry Van Dyke
(Related: Happiness, Virtue, Choice, Desire, Mankind, Service, Welfare, World)

"Real vision demands that we make tough choices. Real vision is responsible and it is paid for."
- Michael F. Easley
(Related: Vision, Choices)

"Emotion is the surest arbiter of a poetic choice, and it is the priest of all supreme unions in the mind."
- Max Eastman
(Related: Choice, Emotion, Mind)

"You didn't have a choice about the parents you inherited, but you do have a choice about the kind of parent you will be."
- Marian Wright Edelman
(Related: Choice, Parents, Will)

"The history of free men is never really written by chance but by choice; their choice!"
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: History, Men, Chance, Choice)

"In the final choice a soldier's pack is not so heavy as a prisoner's chains."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: Choice)

"We continue to have nuclear weapons relied on as a weapon of choice. If that policy were to continue, we continue to have countries who are in a security bind, if you like, or perceive themselves to be in security bind to look for acquisition of nuclear weapons."
- Mohamed ElBaradei
(Related: Policy, Choice, Countries, Security, Weapons)

"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)

"The strongest principle of growth lies in the human choice."
- George Eliot
(Related: Growth, Choice, Lies)

"Friendships in childhood are usually a matter of chance, whereas in adolescence they are most often a matter of choice."
- David Elkind
(Related: Adolescence, Chance, Childhood, Choice)

"God always gives His best to those who leave the choice with him."
- Jim Elliot
(Related: God, Choice)

"Let's suppose somebody abused you sexually. You still had a choice, though not a good one, about what to tell yourself about the abuse."
- Albert Ellis
(Related: Abuse, Choice)

"Obama is making a choice now that will lead to the deaths of many thousands of civilians in Afghanistan by American hands. By ordinary standards of presidents, he is a decent man. But those standards aren't good enough. He's in a position either to kill or not to kill, and he's made the decision to kill."
- Daniel Ellsberg
(Related: Decision, Afghanistan, American, Choice, Man, Now, Will)

"Every mind must make its choice between truth and repose. It cannot have both."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Truth, Choice, Mind)

"And there should not be a limit on the creation of new public schools. We ought to expand choices for parents."
- John Engler
(Related: Choices, Creation, Parents, Public, Schools)

"We are stymied by regulations, limited choice and the threat of litigation. Neither consultants nor industry itself provide research which takes architecture forward."
- Arthur Erickson
(Related: Architecture, Choice, Research)

"We seal our fate with the choices we take, but don't give a second thought to the chances we take."
- Gloria Estefan
(Related: Thought, Choices, Fate)

"But I decided I wanted more education and I had to make a choice between starting law school, which was interesting to me, and going for a graduate degree in engineering."
- Daniel J. Evans
(Related: Education, Choice, Engineering, Law, School)

"And then, when I went into the Navy, there was no choice. You took about half of the hours during your naval training as naval courses and the other half were engineering."
- Daniel J. Evans
(Related: Choice, Engineering, Navy, Training)

"If you're a sports fan you realize that when you meet somebody, like a girlfriend, they kind of have to root for your team. They don't have a choice."
- Jimmy Fallon
(Related: Sports, Girlfriend, Choice)

"If I were doing something that the Bible condemns, I have two choices. I can straighten up my act, or I can somehow distort and twist and change the meaning of the Bible."
- Jerry Falwell
(Related: Change, Bible, Act, Choices, Meaning)

"Fervor is the weapon of choice of the impotent."
- Frantz Fanon
(Related: Choice)

"I didn't have any doubts about my choice of career, but I had constant doubts about my ability, yes."
- Suzanne Farrell
(Related: Ability, Career, Choice)

"Everything I put my name to and take part in, I want to be good. That's not saying it will always happen. But I want to make bold choices."
- Michael Fassbender
(Related: Choices, Name, Saying, Want, Will)

"Given the choice between the experience of pain and nothing, I would choose pain."
- William Faulkner
(Related: Experience, Choice, Nothing, Pain)

"Given a choice between grief and nothing, I'd choose grief."
- William Faulkner
(Related: Choice, Grief, Nothing)

"The issue of the Betrayal was so central to that, I felt the need to comment upon it. My choices were to ignore the games and put them "outside" of continuity or to integrate them. I chose the latter."
- Raymond E. Feist
(Related: Betrayal, Choices, Games)

"Also, it's risky to try to duplicate earlier success. Magician had a certain charm to it, mostly due to my choice of lead characters, that I would be hard put to duplicate."
- Raymond E. Feist
(Related: Success, Charm, Choice)

"What I think we need to do to engage the American people in a conversation about entitlement reform is to have a bipartisan group of people who come together and put every solution on the table, every alternative on the table. And then we ought to engage in a long conversation with the American people so they understand the choices."
- Carly Fiorina
(Related: People, American, Choices, Conversation, Reform, Solution)

"Almost every comedy you see is about people making all wrong choices and making all the errors of judgement possible. Good comedy is when it works on this scale. Because it is psychologically very real."
- Colin Firth
(Related: People, Choices, Comedy, Errors, Wrong)

"I should have known better. Pro-life arguments are now based on scientific evidence and the pro-choice arguments are not. That is a cultural, historical fact."
- Stanley Fish
(Related: Arguments, Fact, Now)

"The written word is the basic of everything. Most important, the idea, and after that, the dialogue. You can rehash the dialogue as you go along, it 's disgraceful to have to do this, but now and again you have no choice."
- Terence Fisher
(Related: Idea, Choice, Now, Word)

"I think that you really don't have a choice, when you see that things are wrong the only choice you really have is to just do what you can to make it better."
- Jon Fishman
(Related: Choice, Wrong)

"To avoid a military conflict, Saddam Hussein has no other choice than to leave the country."
- Ari Fleischer
(Related: Choice, Conflict, Country, Military)

"Nations have recently been led to borrow billions for war; no nation has ever borrowed largely for education... no nation is rich enough to pay for both war and civilization. We must make our choice; we cannot have both."
- Abraham Flexner
(Related: War, Education, Civilization, Choice, Nation, Nations)

"Probably, no nation is rich enough to pay for both war and civilization. We must make our choice; we cannot have both."
- Abraham Flexner
(Related: War, Civilization, Choice, Nation)

"I think that the character that I'm playing now is so fundamentally different than Ally that I haven't I haven't felt like I had to worry about it at all. But I definitely wanted to make a different choice."
- Calista Flockhart
(Related: Character, Choice, Now, Worry)

"I expect the Republicans will enjoy a large bounce out of their convention. They're here wrapping themselves in the 9/11 flag, which I think is inappropriate in many ways, but it's their choice."
- Harold Ford
(Related: Choice, Republicans, Will)

"To me, success is choice and opportunity."
- Harrison Ford
(Related: Success, Opportunity, Choice)

"Really, what are the options? Levi's or Wranglers. And you just pick one. It's one of those life choices."
- Harrison Ford
(Related: Life, Choices, Options)

"I'm very happy that the New York Times has spoken well of my stuff; who wouldn't be? But it's not a choice I made."
- John M. Ford
(Related: Choice)

"I think people are born bisexual and the make subconscious choices based on the pressures of society. I have no question in my mind about being bisexual. But I'm also a hypocrite: I would never date a girl who is bisexual, because that means they also sleep with men, and men are so dirty that I'd never sleep with a girl who had slept with a man."
- Megan Fox
(Related: Men, Society, People, Being, Choices, Man, Mind, Question, Sleep)

"Then I usually leave the choice of the second assistant director and any other assistant directors to the first assistant director, who will choose because he or she is responsible for the conduct and the efficiency of the second assistant directors."
- John Frankenheimer
(Related: Choice, Efficiency, First, Will)

"The first assistant director is just so important that the choice of that person is critical to the movie."
- John Frankenheimer
(Related: Choice, First)

"But I really am very active in the choice of the line producer with the producer of record and the distributing company, because I've had some terrible, terrible experiences with some line producers, particularly in cable."
- John Frankenheimer
(Related: Choice, Company)

"When I look at a body it gives me choice of what to put in a painting, what will suit me and what won't."
- Lucian Freud
(Related: Body, Choice, Painting, Will)

"In the end, it all comes to choices to turn stumbling blocks into stepping stones."
- Amber Frey
(Related: Choices, End)

"May the God of your choice bless and keep you. I respect Him as long as He does not circumcise me anymore."
- Kinky Friedman
(Related: God, Choice, May, Respect)

"Your range of available choices - right now - is limitless."
- Frederick C. Frieseke
(Related: Choices, Now, Right)

"If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is compromise."
- Robert Fritz
(Related: Choices, Compromise, Want)

"The way to activate the seeds of your creation is by making choices about the results you want to create. When you make a choice, you activate vast human energies and resources, which otherwise go untapped."
- Robert Fritz
(Related: Choice, Choices, Creation, Results, Want)

"SO when I got word from three different sets of people who all said Manson had cancer, I knew I couldn't get straight info from his staff and had no choice but to go over the fence for it."
- Lynette Fromme
(Related: People, Cancer, Choice, Word)

"I think it is the weak and the young and the minorities that you need to look after to get a healthy creative environment - to get a lot of choices, a lot of different styles of music, a lot experimental stuff that everyone else feeds off."
- Peter Gabriel
(Related: Music, Choices, Environment)

"Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof."
- John Kenneth Galbraith
(Related: Choice, Mind, Proof)

"In the choice between changing ones mind and proving there's no need to do so, most people get busy on the proof."
- John Kenneth Galbraith
(Related: People, Choice, Mind, Proof)

"No law can give or take away the choice to commit suicide."
- Maggie Gallagher
(Related: Choice, Law, Suicide)

"I've had my moments of insanity. But there is a certain responsibility to set proper examples for your children, and that influences your choices in every aspect of your life."
- Andy Garcia
(Related: Life, Children, Choices, Insanity, Moments, Responsibility)

"I don't control the movies that are offered to me, but I make choices based on certain parameters."
- Andy Garcia
(Related: Movies, Control, Choices)

"If you don't give your kid freedom to make choices with money, including stupid choices, he'll make plenty when he gets to college."
- John Gardner
(Related: Money, Choices, College, Freedom)

"I don't blame my own parents for the way I grew up, as quite often there is little choice in these issues."
- Peter Garrett
(Related: Blame, Choice, Parents)

"When you want to do your homework, fill out your tax return, or see all the choices for a trip you want to take, you need a full-size screen."
- Bill Gates
(Related: Choices, Tax, Want)

"Art is beauty, the perpetual invention of detail, the choice of words, the exquisite care of execution."
- Theophile Gautier
(Related: Art, Beauty, Care, Choice, Detail, Execution, Invention, Words)

"On the choice of friends, Our good or evil name depends."
- John Gay
(Related: Choice, Evil, Friends, Name)

"The choice is between which mistake is easier to correct: underdoing it or overdoing it."
- Timothy Geithner
(Related: Mistake, Choice)

"Most consequential choices involve shades of gray, and some fog is often useful in getting things done."
- Timothy Geithner
(Related: Choices)

"The ultimate goal is to be more satisfied. I really don't believe you get wiser because you get older. It's a choice, perhaps not to take some things so seriously."
- Boy George
(Related: Goal, Choice)

"We have limits to what we can do. At some point there has to be an informed personal choice."
- Jim Geringer
(Related: Choice, Limits)

"I was 37 when my father died-and I no longer had any freedom of choice over what I would do with the rest of my life."
- Paul Getty
(Related: Life, Father, Choice, Freedom, Rest)

"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)

"The style of an author should be the image of his mind, but the choice and command of language is the fruit of exercise."
- Edward Gibbon
(Related: Choice, Exercise, Language, Mind, Style)

"I think people are going to have a choice to make in the fall. But I think there's no doubt there are enough seats in play that could cause Republicans to gain control. There's no doubt about that."
- Robert Gibbs
(Related: People, Control, Cause, Choice, Doubt, Gain, Play, Republicans)

"Reproductive choice has to be straightened out. There will never be a woman of means without choice anymore. That just seems to me so obvious. The states that changed their abortion laws before Roe are not going to change back. So we have a policy that only affects poor women, and it can never be otherwise."
- Ruth Bader Ginsburg
(Related: Change, Women, Policy, Abortion, Choice, Laws, Obvious, Poor, states, Will, Woman)

"I said on the equality side of it, that it is essential to a woman's equality with man that she be the decision-maker, that her choice be controlling."
- Ruth Bader Ginsburg
(Related: Equality, Decision, Choice, Man, Woman)

"If I could come back as anything - I'd be a bird, first, but definitely the command key is my second choice."
- Nikki Giovanni
(Related: Choice, First, Key)

"Because Microsoft seems to sometimes not trust customer choice, they salt XP with all these little gizmos and trap doors to get people to try Microsoft stuff. But the reality is that we're downloading more players than we ever have on a worldwide basis."
- Rob Glaser
(Related: Trust, People, Choice, Customer, Reality)

"Apple does great products, but at the end of the day we think consumers want choice, consumers want openness."
- Rob Glaser
(Related: Choice, Day, End, Want)

"We almost always have choices, and the better the choice, the more we will be in control of our lives."
- William Glasser
(Related: Control, Choice, Choices, Will)

"Good or bad, everything we do is our best choice at that moment."
- William Glasser
(Related: Choice)

"It is almost impossible for anyone, even the most ineffective among us, to continue to choose misery after becoming aware that it is a choice."
- William Glasser
(Related: Choice, Misery)

"As I grew up, I was interested in other areas, too, especially literature. It became a major love of mine. Later, it became a difficult choice for me as to whether to major in music or literature. It wasn't until my 30s that I began a profession in music."
- Tom Glazer
(Related: Love, Music, Choice, Literature, Profession)

"But rarely have I made choices that made me feel I was really compromising what I believe."
- Danny Glover
(Related: Choices)

"I've always been able to make choices that don't embarrass me."
- Danny Glover
(Related: Choices)

"The kids like to get pictures of me for their parents. They know how proud I am of them-they have a lot more to worry about than my stardom. They are trying to make good choices for their own lives, but this gives them a little fun. They are part of my family."
- Mark Goddard
(Related: Family, Choices, Fun, Kids, Parents, Trying, Worry)

"I think vegetarianism is a crucial ethical choice for an individual and a society."
- Bernhard Goetz
(Related: Society, Choice, Vegetarianism)

"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)

"For me working on the marriage and not making the easy choice of cheating was something that I could not do."
- Al Goldstein
(Related: Marriage, Cheating, Choice)

"I will offer a choice, not an echo."
- Barry Goldwater
(Related: Choice, Echo, Will)

"These are all voluntary resources which help parents sort out the choices without infringing on the artists' rights to free speech, which is something that we respect."
- Tipper Gore
(Related: Artists, Choices, Free speech, Rights, Help, Parents, Respect)

"I'd like to think I could do something great - a performance like Meryl Streep's in 'Sophie's Choice' - at some point in my life. At the same time, though, I don't want to put too much pressure on myself to be great."
- Heather Graham
(Related: Life, Time, Performance, Choice, Pressure, Want)

"Social Security must be preserved and strengthened. But we need to be candid about the costs and willing to make the tough choices that real reform will require."
- Lindsey Graham
(Related: Choices, Reform, Security, Will)

"In responding to a terrorist attack, there are only two choices - take the fight to the enemy or wait until they hit you again. In my estimation, America chose the first."
- Kay Granger
(Related: America, Choices, Enemy, Fight, First)

"I did the best I could, and in some arenas, my best was not good enough. I've made some bad choices."
- Amy Grant
(Related: Choices)

"The independent role of morphology in mate choice is revealed by the rare instances where the usual association between song and morphology is disrupted."
- Peter R. Grant
(Related: Choice, Song)

"I believe there ought to be school choice, so that parents can choose within the public school system."
- William H. Gray
(Related: Choice, Parents, Public, School)

"Everyone wants to work in America. Maybe not blockbusters or Terminator, but to have the choice."
- Eva Green
(Related: Work, America, Choice)

"I think on some level, that's a fear that exists in everybody, that if we're tested, we won't make the courageous choice. We won't make the decision that would make us heroic. We make the decision that would reveal us to be all too human."
- Bruce Greenwood
(Related: Fear, Decision, Choice)

"The government has made $44 trillion in promises we can't afford to keep. We must get serious now about our long-term budgetary problems, recognizing that the sooner we act, the less painful the choices will be."
- Judd Gregg
(Related: Government, Act, Choices, Now, Problems, Promises, Will)

"We are thinking ahead to long-term care, aware that many folks don't plan ahead and won't be ready. We want to see to it that people will have choices."
- Christine Gregoire
(Related: People, Care, Choices, Thinking, Want, Will)

"We in this Congress have a choice. The American people have a right to exercise a choice on this issue, as to whether our men and women will continue to fight and die in a war based on deception and fantasy, or to start bringing the troops home."
- Raul Grijalva
(Related: Home, Men, War, Women, People, American, Choice, Congress, Deception, Exercise, Fantasy, Fight, Right, Troops, Will)

"This war of choice in Iraq is undermining the very fabric of American society."
- Raul Grijalva
(Related: Society, War, American, Choice, Iraq)

"As a child my family's menu consisted of two choices: take it or leave it."
- Buddy Hackett
(Related: Family)

"This devil loves mankind because men are going to always make the choice that will send him into ascendancy. He's been winning the game for a long time."
- Taylor Hackford
(Related: Men, Time, Winning, Choice, Devil, Mankind, Will)

"It's very clearly stated in the film: You make your own choices, and what you're always fighting is ego."
- Taylor Hackford
(Related: Choices, Ego, Fighting)

"95% of the album is my writing, by choice, because it seems to be what the distributors want."
- Merle Haggard
(Related: Choice, Want, Writing)

"To see my wife getting inspired from my notes and thoughts, going in the direction I wanted, and have her surprise me with wonderful choices was a real treat."
- Lasse Hallstrom
(Related: Wife, Thoughts, Choices, Direction)

"You either mellow at 30, or your head explodes - take your choice."
- Laurell K. Hamilton
(Related: Choice)

"There is a point at which everything becomes simple and there is no longer any question of choice, because all you have staked will be lost if you look back. Life's point of no return."
- Dag Hammarskjold
(Related: Life, Choice, Question, Will)

"The Universal Declaration of Human Rights describes the family as the natural and fundamental unit of society. It follows that any choice and decision with regard to the size of the family must irrevocably rest with the family itself, and cannot be made by anyone else."
- Garrett Hardin
(Related: Family, Society, Decision, Choice, Rights, Human rights, Rest)

"Many kids turn to selling drugs. It's not a good career choice, but they see it as a way to get money."
- Richard Harris
(Related: Money, Selling, Career, Choice, Drugs, Kids)

"I could do John Wayne, Jack Benny, Jack Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson and entertain my friends. But I never seriously considered it as a career choice."
- Phil Hartman
(Related: Career, Choice, Friends)

"But, if you don't like your current Rx coverage or don't have any coverage to begin with, you'll now have the choice to add this new affordable option to your current Medicare plan."
- Dennis Hastert
(Related: Choice, Now)

"I feel like I'm a stay-at-home mom, which I was for the five years before this. She's absolutely been my focus. That's the choice I made. Desperate Housewives is perfect for me. I get to go back to work and still be able to take my daughter to school and pick her up."
- Teri Hatcher
(Related: Work, Mom, Daughter, Choice, Focus, School, Years)

"People need meanings to everything. People want you to intellectualize every choice you make."
- Juliana Hatfield
(Related: People, Choice, Want)

"I didn't for a moment doubt the choice, but if life is ever fearsome, it is truly fearsome then."
- John C. Hawkes
(Related: Life, Choice, Doubt)

"I put myself on the line with my truth and my sexuality. That is my choice. My choice."
- Anne Heche
(Related: Truth, Choice, Sexuality)

"To recommend that women become identical to men, would be simple reversal, and would defeat the whole point of androgyny, and for that matter, feminism: in both, the whole point is choice."
- Carolyn Heilbrun
(Related: Women, Choice, Defeat)

"The difference between management and administration (which is what bureaucrats used to do exclusively) is the difference between choice and rigidity."
- Robert Heller
(Related: Management, Choice, Difference)

"Conservatism is a hard choice for a society that has become accustomed to big government and big entitlements promoted by liberals."
- Jesse Helms
(Related: Government, Society, Choice, Conservatism, Liberals)

"By nature and doctrines I am addicted to the habit of discovering choice places wherein to feed."
- O. Henry
(Related: Nature, Habit, Choice)

"At the beginning of all experimental work stands the choice of the appropriate technique of investigation."
- Walter Rudolf Hess
(Related: Work, Beginning, Choice, Investigation)

"If our main goal is to connect emotionally, we should want to have as many tools as we possibly can to achieve that goal. The more abilities that we have, the more choices we can make musically."
- Ken Hill
(Related: Goal, Choices, Tools, Want)

"For me, being a writer was never a choice. I was born one. All through my childhood I wrote short stories and stuffed them in drawers. I wrote on everything. I didn't do my homework so I could write."
- Laura Hillenbrand
(Related: Being, Childhood, Choice, Writer)

"The circumstances, including my body and my parents, whom I may curse, are my soul's own choice and I do not understand this because I have forgotten."
- James Hillman
(Related: Soul, Body, Choice, Circumstances, May, Parents)

"The choicest thing this world has for a man is affection."
- J. G. Holland
(Related: Affection, Man, World)

"The one thing the blues don't get is the backing and pushing of TV and radio like a lot of this garbage you hears. They choke stuff down people's throat so they got no choice but to listen to it."
- John Lee Hooker
(Related: People, Choice)

"Each environment has its own signature. Sound tells a story: You make choices about what you're hearing, where to look, how you want to feel about what's going on."
- Stephen Hopkins
(Related: Choices, Environment, Hearing, Sound, Want)

"There's no attempt to manipulate the audience. We made our choice at the start."
- Stephen Hopkins
(Related: Choice)

"Seeing the light is a choice, not seeing the light is no choice."
- Douglas Horton
(Related: Choice, Light)

"The more we refuse to buy into our inner critics - and our external ones too - the easier it will get to have confidence in our choices, and to feel comfortable with who we are - as women and as mothers."
- Arianna Huffington
(Related: Women, Choices, Confidence, Mothers, Will)

"Arizona is a national leader in school choice with both charter schools and tuition tax credits giving parents and their children more school choices than ever before."
- Jane D. Hull
(Related: Leader, Children, Choice, Choices, Tax, Giving, Parents, School, Schools)

"Moral choices do not depend on personal preference and private decision but on right reason and, I would add, divine order."
- Basil Hume
(Related: Decision, Choices, Order, Reason, Right)

"Anyone who thinks that the vice-president can take a position independent of the president of his administration simply has no knowledge of politics or government. You are his choice in a political marriage, and he expects your absolute loyalty."
- Hubert H. Humphrey
(Related: Politics, Government, Marriage, Knowledge, Choice, Loyalty, President, Vice)

"From my time in Health I know that choice empowers people lives."
- John Hutton
(Related: Health, Time, People, Choice)

"Greater personal choice, individually tailored services, stronger local accountability, greater efficiency - these are all central to the new direction of travel we have set for our public services."
- John Hutton
(Related: Travel, Choice, Direction, Efficiency, Public)

"Some people argue that we should limit choice in favour of good local services. My response is simple: why should we assume those two concepts are mutually exclusive?"
- John Hutton
(Related: People, Choice)

"God isn't compatible with machinery and scientific medicine and universal happiness. You must make your choice. Our civilization has chosen machinery and medicine and happiness."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Happiness, God, Civilization, Choice, Medicine)

"Well, I write in exile because I cannot return to my country, so I have no choice but to see myself as an exiled writer."
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante
(Related: Choice, Country, Writer)

"Faith is an act of rational choice, which determines us to act as if certain things were true, and in the confident expectation that they will prove to be true."
- Dean Inge
(Related: Faith, Act, Choice, Expectation, Will)

"Bush's choice of Dick Cheney as his running mate is clear confirmation of the policies he would promote and the nominations he would make to an already closely divided U.S. Supreme Court."
- Patricia Ireland
(Related: Choice, Court, Running)

"I envy children who know that they're going to become doctors, know they're going to go into the forces or whatever. I think choice is one of the hardest things, but that's what I try to give my children, to say you can do anything."
- Jeremy Irons
(Related: Children, Choice, Doctors, Envy)

"I will argue my points; I will have my opinions. But at the end of the day, it's the director's choice."
- Amy Irving
(Related: Choice, Day, End, Opinions, Will)

"War is big and there are only so many reporters and only so many places for their words and images to appear. Choices are made constantly."
- Bruce Jackson
(Related: War, Choices, Words)

"The point of cities is multiplicity of choice."
- Jane Jacobs
(Related: Choice, Cities, Multiplicity)

"We are all ready to be savage in some cause. The difference between a good man and a bad one is the choice of the cause."
- William James
(Related: Cause, Choice, Difference, Man)

"When you have to make a choice and don't make it, that is in itself a choice."
- William James
(Related: Choice)

"I think I was first choice for the part. I don't know - that's what they always tell you anyway. I didn't have to do any audition for the part. Sam saw me in Dinner and the whole thing slipped into place."
- Louise Jameson
(Related: Choice, First)

"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)

"No one will be forced to take the public option. The word option means choice."
- Valerie Jarrett
(Related: Choice, Public, Will, Word)

"When the first fossils began to be found in eastern Africa, in the late 1950s, I thought, what a wonderful marriage this was, biology and anthropology. I was around 16 years old when I made this particular choice of academic pursuit."
- Donald Johanson
(Related: Marriage, Thought, Anthropology, Choice, First, Old, Pursuit, Years)

"I have not really experienced any significant conflict with anyone in regard to my choice to be vegan, although going out to eat is hard sometimes."
- Daniel Johns
(Related: Choice, Conflict)

"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)

"You have choices to make about what you do with the rest of your life."
- Darren L. Johnson
(Related: Life, Choices, Rest)

"Of the blessings set before you make your choice, and be content."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Blessings, Choice, Content)

"When making your choice in life, do not neglect to live."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Life, Choice, Neglect)

"I've realized that being happy is a choice. You never want to rub anybody the wrong way or not be fun to be around, but you have to be happy. When I get logical and I don't trust my instincts - Thats when I get in trouble."
- Angelina Jolie
(Related: Trust, Being, Choice, Fun, Trouble, Want, Wrong)

"The Fed chairmanship is not the kind of job where you want to surprise everyone with your choice of a total unknown. You don't want to surprise Wall Street."
- David Jones
(Related: Choice, Job, Want)

"In this business, I don't know how you can have a plan or how you can orchestrate anything. But I've been lucky with my choices. I'm very strong-willed, so I've been able to stick with it. I'm lucky there."
- January Jones
(Related: Business, Choices)

"One day I actually took the list into the bathroom and I put it up against my face and looked in the mirror and I realized I had one of two choices, change the list or change myself."
- Star Jones
(Related: Change, Choices, Day)

"I want people to make the same choice I made to get healthy."
- Star Jones
(Related: People, Choice, Want)

"True happiness consists not in the multitude of friends, but in the worth and choice."
- Ben Jonson
(Related: Happiness, Choice, Friends, Worth)

"You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait, be quiet still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet."
- Franz Kafka
(Related: Choice, Ecstasy, Feet, Quiet, Will, World)

"From the time I was a little boy I found myself reading history when I had a choice. I read a lot of things, but history had a special appeal for me."
- Donald Kagan
(Related: History, Time, Choice, Reading)

"The Supreme Court, of course, has the responsibility of ensuring that our government never oversteps its proper bounds or violates the rights of individuals. But the Court must also recognize the limits on itself and respect the choices made by the American people."
- Elena Kagan
(Related: Government, People, American, Choices, Court, Rights, Limits, Respect, Responsibility)

"For so long as the Jew has even one ally, he will be convinced - in his smallness of mind - that his salvation came from that ally. It is only when he is alone - against all of his own efforts and frantic attempts - that he will, through no choice, be compelled to turn to G-d."
- Meir Kahane
(Related: Choice, Mind, Salvation, Will)

"What we're saying now is you have a choice: You can stay, or you can go away."
- Paul Kantner
(Related: Now, Saying)

"We owe our existence to our parents, but we actually didn't have a choice."
- Leon Kass
(Related: Choice, Existence, Parents)

"There were a lot of choices to make and I always picked artist. I never once picked doctor, lawyer, firemen or something like that. It was always artist."
- Maynard James Keenan
(Related: Artist, Choices)

"She had said one time, make a choice and do it like Hercules. So if that is all of what is being offered, the idea is to always do it like Hercules and I always followed her advise and now I'm here talking to you."
- Harvey Keitel
(Related: Time, Idea, Being, Choice, Now, Talking)

"The system continually has to make this choice: it can either continue to exploit a known process and make it more productive, or it can explore a new process at the cost of being less efficient."
- Kevin Kelly
(Related: Being)

"There are hard choices to be made in balancing the country's security and an individual's liberties. But it is a choice that has to be faced."
- Charles Kennedy
(Related: Choice, Choices, Country, Security)

"It wasn't until two or three years ago that I actually learned that in the end he actually did kill someone. But that was a choice that he faced: to kill or be killed."
- Vanessa Kerry
(Related: Choice, End, Years)

"All the big powers they've silenced me. So much for free speech and choice on this fundamental human right."
- Jack Kevorkian
(Related: Choice, Free speech, Right)

"I'm for absolute autonomy of the individual, and an adult, competent woman has absolute autonomy. It's her choice."
- Jack Kevorkian
(Related: Choice, Woman)

"I gambled and I lost. I failed in securing my options for this choice for myself, but I succeeded in verifying the Dark Age is still with us."
- Jack Kevorkian
(Related: Age, Choice, Options)

"I don't think that has to be our choice... This party was born in principle. This party will die if it doesn't stand by its decision of principle."
- Alan Keyes
(Related: Decision, Choice, Party, Will)

"My pro-choice activism keeps me busy."
- Margot Kidder
(Related: Activism)

"My choices in films are spontaneous."
- Nicole Kidman
(Related: Choices)

"That is where the power, opportunity, and choice come from-when you have money. Money equals opportunity. There is no question."
- Billie Jean King
(Related: Money, Power, Opportunity, Choice, Question)

"Hopefully, as I get older in the business, I make my choices more accurately, and I perhaps know from either the script or the first meeting that it isn't going to work."
- Ben Kingsley
(Related: Work, Business, Choices, First, Meeting)

"Olivia Newton-John was our first choice to play Sandy, but she was nervous about acting, whether she would feel comfortable with us and could pull it off at all."
- Randal Kleiser
(Related: Acting, Choice, First, Play)

"There was a certain point in my life where I had to decide that I was going to take my future and Nicole's and not wallow in what happened to me because when you do that, you just keep repeating what's been happening and at some point you have to make a choice."
- Boris Kodjoe
(Related: Life, Choice, Future)

"Being solitary is being alone well: being alone luxuriously immersed in doings of your own choice, aware of the fullness of your won presence rather than of the absence of others. Because solitude is an achievement."
- Alice Koller
(Related: Achievement, Absence, Being, Choice, Solitude)

"Somebody asked me about the current choice we're being given in the presidential election. I said, Well, it's like two of the scariest movies I can imagine."
- Dean Koontz
(Related: Movies, Being, Choice)

"Capitalism is not about free competitive choices among people who are reasonably equal in their buying and selling of economic power, it is about concentrating capital, concentrating economic power in very few hands using that power to trash everyone who gets in their way."
- David Korten
(Related: Power, People, Selling, Buying, Capitalism, Choices)

"It is not a mystical thing, however, it is obvious and practical and I think that what the performer does is to try to get to that point with every choice you make from the phrasing in a tune to the choice of tunes."
- Leo Kottke
(Related: Choice, Obvious)

"I made a better decision in choosing my team. Sure, I had a bigger choice of players to choose from - but I couldn't have asked for a harder working group of players who did an incredible job."
- Vladimir Kramnik
(Related: Decision, Choice, Job)

"You have to make a choice when you start to sing and decide whether you want to service the music, and be at the top of your art, or if you want to be a very popular tenor."
- Alfredo Kraus
(Related: Art, Music, Choice, Popular, Service, Want)

"Torture is an impermissible evil. Except under two circumstances. The first is the ticking time bomb. An innocent's life is at stake. The bad guy you have captured possesses information that could save this life. He refuses to divulge. In such a case, the choice is easy."
- Charles Krauthammer
(Related: Life, Time, Choice, Circumstances, Evil, First, Information)

"We need to teach the next generation of children from day one that they are responsible for their lives. Mankind's greatest gift, also its greatest curse, is that we have free choice. We can make our choices built from love or from fear."
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
(Related: Love, Fear, Children, Choice, Choices, Day, Mankind)

"I believe that we are solely responsible for our choices, and we have to accept the consequences of every deed, word, and thought throughout our lifetime."
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
(Related: Thought, Choices, Consequences, Deed, Word)

"It is a sad commentary that today we face a choice between having schools that are a monument to our past - or schools that will be the lifeblood of our future. But since that is our choice, let us resolve to choose wisely."
- Ted Kulongoski
(Related: Choice, Future, Monument, Past, Schools, Today, Will)

"It is up to us to make the right choice and the right decisions."
- Karolina Kurkova
(Related: Choice, Decisions, Right)

"But the Milanese have made bad choices, bad fashion, and bad jewelry."
- Christian Lacroix
(Related: Choices, Fashion)

"It was not really a career choice that I had to make. It was something I knew right from the beginning. I had to be an actress... period."
- Christine Lahti
(Related: Beginning, Career, Choice, Right)

"Dates with actors, finally, just seemed to me evenings of shop talk. I got sick of it after a hile. So the more famous I became, the more I narrowed down my choices."
- Hedy Lamarr
(Related: Actors, Choices, Famous, Talk)

"I believe firmly that in making ethical decisions, man has the prerogative of true freedom of choice."
- Corliss Lamont
(Related: Choice, Decisions, Freedom, Man)

"Most men, I am convinced, have an unmistakable feeling at the final moment of significant choice that they are making a free decision, that they can really decide which one of two or more roads to follow."
- Corliss Lamont
(Related: Men, Decision, Choice, Feeling)

"Soap opera wouldn't be my first choice, but at this point in my life, I would consider a soap. It would allow me to act and still do other things with my life."
- Joe Lando
(Related: Life, Act, Choice, First, Opera)

"The reason people blame things on previous generations is that there's only one other choice."
- Doug Larson
(Related: People, Blame, Choice, Generations, Reason)

"If you're just safe about the choices you make, you don't grow."
- Heath Ledger
(Related: Choices)

"If you are just safe about the choices you make, you don't grow."
- Heath Ledger
(Related: Choices)

"My lens of choice was always the 35 mm. It was more environmental. You can't come in closer with the 35 mm."
- Annie Leibovitz
(Related: Environmental, Choice)

"We have a hope of succeeding if we learn from our past mistakes and pull together to make the hard choices."
- Carl Levin
(Related: Hope, Choices, Mistakes, Past)

"I know my choices will be creative so long as I follow my heart."
- Huey Lewis
(Related: Heart, Choices, Will)

"Did you know that the White House drug test is multiple choice?"
- Rush Limbaugh
(Related: Choice)

"The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach - waiting for a gift from the sea."
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh
(Related: Lie, Beach, Open, Reward, Sea, Waiting)

"Anything you can do needs to be done, so pick up the tool of your choice and get started."
- Ben Linder
(Related: Choice, Needs)

"We make choices but are constantly foiled by happenstance."
- Penelope Lively
(Related: Choices)

"It seems to me that everything that happens to us is a disconcerting mix of choice and contingency."
- Penelope Lively
(Related: Choice)

"I'd like to do something a little different. Something a little less intense. I'm not sure what it's going to be yet. For the first time in my life, it's great to have choices, but I think I have to be very careful in choosing the right next project."
- Kristanna Loken
(Related: Time, Life, Choices, First, Project, Right)

"The one appearance that I made for President Kennedy, he, as I understand, had his choice or was asked to make a list of the people he would like to have perform, and I was fortunate enough to be one of them."
- Julie London
(Related: People, Appearance, Choice, President)

"People assume I'm out there having this great life, but money doesn't erase the pain. When you're young you barrel through life, making choices without thinking of repercussions. A few years down the line, you wake up in a certain place and wonder how the hell you got there."
- Jennifer Lopez
(Related: Money, Life, People, Choices, Hell, Pain, Thinking, Wonder, Years)

"A poor choice of words conveyed to some the impression that I embrace the discarded policies of the past. Nothing could be further from the truth, and I apologize to anyone who was offended by my statement."
- Trent Lott
(Related: Truth, Impression, Choice, Nothing, Past, Poor, Words)

"You have to make difficult choices in your life, and you just have to be happy with them."
- Lori Loughlin
(Related: Life, Choices)

"I am limited by what I can think of to do-my choices are not so great."
- Lyle Lovett
(Related: Choices)

"Once everyone else around you starts to become incredibly comfortable - if anything, quite happy with what you are doing - then I start to settling in and trusting all those choices that I've made up to that point."
- Josh Lucas
(Related: Choices)

"Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. Suicide is a choice and I think if we work with that with kids, we'll get somewhere."
- Peter Lynch
(Related: Work, Choice, Kids, Solution, Suicide)

"Where there is no choice, we do well to make no difficulty."
- George MacDonald
(Related: Choice, Difficulty)

"One reason we resist making deliberate choices is that choice equals change and most of us, feeling the world is unpredictable enough, try to minimise the trauma of change in our personal lives."
- Hugh Mackay
(Related: Change, Choice, Choices, Feeling, Reason, World)

"Although we love the idea of choice - our culture almost worships it - we seek refuge in the familiar and the comfortable."
- Hugh Mackay
(Related: Love, Idea, Choice, Culture)

"We have no choice but to be guilty. God is unthinkable if we are innocent."
- Archibald MacLeish
(Related: God, Choice)

"What is freedom? Freedom is the right to choose: the right to create for oneself the alternatives of choice."
- Archibald MacLeish
(Related: Choice, Freedom, Right)

"If I have a choice between putting my kids to bed and going to a party, I'll put my kids to bed. If I have a choice of going to a restaurant or having friends round, I'll have friends round. Every time."
- Elle Macpherson
(Related: Time, Bed, Choice, Friends, Kids, Party)

"I don't believe we own our children, they're their own souls who make their own choices, we just guide and support them."
- Elle Macpherson
(Related: Children, Choices, Support)

"It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood."
- James Madison
(Related: Men, People, Choice, Laws, Will)

"According to Islamic principles, when a man is accused of heresy, he is given the choice between repentance and punishment."
- Naguib Mahfouz
(Related: Choice, Heresy, Man, Principles, Punishment, Repentance)

"In the '70s, everybody thought drugs were just good times. People didn't really know about drug addiction, or that such a thing existed. When I grew up in the '70s I thought you had to take drugs. It was almost like I didn't think you had a choice."
- Aimee Mann
(Related: Thought, People, Addiction, Choice, Drugs)

"Could I have worked under a system where there were Draconian controls on my creativity, meaning budget, time, script choices, etc.? Definitely not. I would have fared poorly under the old studio system that guys like Howard Hawks did so well in. I cannot."
- Michael Mann
(Related: Time, Creativity, Choices, Hawks, Meaning, Old)

"I was holding a reserve inside all along. When you're with someone as powerful as Donald, you have no choice. You can get lost within that power if you're not careful."
- Marla Maples
(Related: Power, Choice)

"When I look back I can't believe I was so stupid as to direct Dealer's Choice."
- Patrick Marber
(Related: Choice)

"We need the children of Indonesia and the Philippines to manufacture our freedom of choice."
- Marc Maron
(Related: Children, Choice, Freedom)

"The fire trucks are out, there are thousands of people in the streets. You have a choice. You can have this, or you let Negroes eat at the lunch counters."
- Burke Marshall
(Related: People, Choice, Fire)

"Blunders are an inescapable feature of war, because choice in military affairs lies generally between the bad and the worse."
- Allan Massie
(Related: War, Choice, Lies, Military)

"I'd like to think Helen very much understood what it was to be disadvantaged in the medical field. And that that was something that she never let dictate her choices."
- Mary Stuart Masterson
(Related: Medical, Choices)

"I have made the choices that work best for me. I know I cannot please everyone, and that's fine."
- Marlee Matlin
(Related: Work, Choices)

"If you say that you're all about a certain something, and look back and see that the choices that you've made don't reflect that, then there's something for you to look at."
- Kathy Mattea
(Related: Choices)

"We choose what attitudes we have right now. And it's a continuing choice."
- John C. Maxwell
(Related: Choice, Now, Right)

"I would travel only by horse, if I had the choice."
- Linda McCartney
(Related: Travel, Choice)

"The White House has a choice: They can change course, or they can double down on a vision of government that the American people have roundly rejected."
- Mitch McConnell
(Related: Change, Government, People, Vision, American)

"It's not your body, it's not your choice, because you got that from God. He gave that to you."
- Norma McCorvey
(Related: God, Body, Choice)

"At this point, because we have stayed the same course for so many years, I feel like we are freer to make choices that are motivated by what feels right creatively at a given point in time."
- Mike McCready
(Related: Time, Choices, Right, Years)

"I've seen many actors go awry by making the wrong choices early on."
- Rose McGowan
(Related: Actors, Choices, Wrong)

"Freedom of choice is more to be treasured than any possession earth can give."
- David O. McKay
(Related: Choice, Earth, Freedom, Possession)

"What has made America great have been the opportunities given to everyone in this country. Since our founding, individuals and families have come to America to seek freedom, opportunity and the choice for a better life."
- Cathy McMorris
(Related: Life, Opportunity, America, Choice, Country, Founding, Freedom)

"Why shouldn't future generations and young Americans have the choice to earn a higher rate of return? Why shouldn't they be able to own their own Social Security so that Congress can't spend it on other things?"
- Ken Mehlman
(Related: Americans, Choice, Congress, Future, Generations, Security)

"You cannot expect the guy who drove the car into the ditch to navigate it out of the ditch. You have to put a new driver in the seat. I'm not saying the new driver is going to be any better, but we need a new driver. Kerry is the only choice."
- John Mellencamp
(Related: Car, Choice, Saying)

"I take this art very seriously and passionately. I love what I do. You can't help but grow. That's not to say you don't make mistakes or make bad choices, but that's part of the art. Painters paint bad paintings."
- Christopher Meloni
(Related: Art, Love, Choices, Help, Mistakes)

"Let bravery be thy choice, but not bravado."
- Menander
(Related: Bravery, Choice)

"We must make the choices that enable us to fulfill the deepest capacities of our real selves."
- Thomas Merton
(Related: Choices)

"Under the Obama administration, TSA has been operating without an administrator for a year and a half. After the president's first two choices failed to meet expectations, a new administrator, John Pistole, was finally approved on Friday. Unfortunately, it will be the fifth administrator in eight years."
- John Mica
(Related: Choices, Expectations, First, President, Will, Years)

"Where choice begins, Paradise ends, innocence ends, for what is Paradise but the absence of any need to choose this action?"
- Arthur Miller
(Related: Action, Absence, Choice, Paradise, Innocence)

"When a man is shooting a handgun, it's just like he is shooting because that's his job, and he has no other choice. It's no good. When a girl is shooting a handgun, it's really something."
- Hayao Miyazaki
(Related: Choice, Job, Man)

"Most of my life I was occupied with American television and American food. My ethnicity was my choice. It still is."
- Isaac Mizrahi
(Related: Life, Food, American, Choice, Television)

"If I had my choice, I'd pick a song that tells a story every time. There is a great deal of pleasure in doing the vocal on a number that you can put feeling into."
- Vaughn Monroe
(Related: Time, Choice, Feeling, Pleasure, Song)

"Choose your love, Love your choice."
- Thomas S. Monson
(Related: Love, Choice)

"Nobody ever did, or ever will, escape the consequences of his choices."
- Alfred A. Montapert
(Related: Choices, Consequences, Will)

"Every person has free choice. Free to obey or disobey the Natural Laws. Your choice determines the consequences. Nobody ever did, or ever will, escape the consequences of his choices."
- Alfred A. Montapert
(Related: Choice, Choices, Consequences, Laws, Will)

"The difficulty in life is the choice."
- George A. Moore
(Related: Life, Choice, Difficulty)

"A human being has been given an intellect to make choices, and we know there are other food sources that do not require the killing of a creature that would protest being killed."
- Mary Tyler Moore
(Related: Food, Being, Choices, Intellect, Killing, Protest)

"Well, it is certainly not by choice at this time you don't see or hear about me. This business is very unpredictable. A lot of it is luck and being in the right place at the right time."
- Erin Moran
(Related: Business, Time, Being, Choice, Luck, Right)

"In life there are no problems, that is, objective and external choices; there is only the life which we do not resolve as a problem but which we live as an experience, whatever the final result may be."
- Alberto Moravia
(Related: Life, Experience, Choices, May, Problems, Result)

"One of the most powerful devices is to distort time, to go from human time to atomic time, geologic time. Sometimes you can actually accomplish that, with one unexpected word choice."
- Robert Morgan
(Related: Time, Choice, Word)

"I love to compare different time frames. Poetry can evoke the time of the subject. By a very careful choice of words you can evoke an era, completely throw the poem into a different time scale."
- Robert Morgan
(Related: Love, Poetry, Time, Choice, Words)

"Politics is a field where the choice lies constantly between two blunders."
- John Morley
(Related: Politics, Choice, Lies)

"In politics the choice is constantly between two evils."
- John Morley
(Related: Politics, Choice)

"You marvel at the economy and this choice of words. How many ways can you describe the sky and the moon? After Sylvia Plath, what can you say?"
- Toni Morrison
(Related: Choice, Economy, Moon, Sky, Words)

"I came into the industry at a time when there weren't a lot of choices to what you could do."
- Joe Morton
(Related: Time, Choices)

"The choice that you, as a Soul, have in relation to anything is always to be loving. Do you understand that this is the divine purpose that all of us as humans have been given - to love unconditionally?"
- John Morton
(Related: Love, Soul, Purpose, Choice)

"When you have kids, it limits you. That was a choice I made."
- Alison Moyet
(Related: Choice, Kids, Limits)

"There has always been a feeling with people that they love my singing but not always the choice of material."
- Alison Moyet
(Related: Love, People, Choice, Feeling, Singing)

"I have this to say to the people: go the polls and vote for the candidate of your choice... This is your responsibility; do not neglect it."
- Hosni Mubarak
(Related: Choice, Neglect, Responsibility, Vote)

"If the choice were made, one for us to lose our sovereignty and become a member of the Commonwealth or remain with our sovereignty and lose the membership of the Commonwealth, I would say let the Commonwealth go."
- Robert Mugabe
(Related: Choice)

"Memorizing dialogue has always come easy and quickly to me. My wife Eileen is also very helpful. She gives me choices, and asks me questions, and runs my lines with me."
- Bill Mumy
(Related: Wife, Choices, Questions)

"From the age of four, I was a huge comic fan and still am. When Lost in Space came along it was like being in a huge comic so we jumped at the chance of being part of that project and it proved to be a good choice."
- Bill Mumy
(Related: Age, Being, Chance, Choice, Project, Space)

"Sticking to your values, listening to your instincts, making your own choices is so important."
- Brittany Murphy
(Related: Values, Choices, Listening)

"My family was very supportive of my acting. They didn't really have a choice because I got jobs acting before anyone could really say anything. It paid my way through college and helped my family out."
- Ajay Naidu
(Related: Family, Acting, Choice, College, Jobs)

"I demolish my bridges behind me - then there is no choice but forward."
- Fridtjof Nansen
(Related: Choice)

"I had been offered fellowships to enter as a graduate student at either Harvard or Princeton. But the Princeton fellowship was somewhat more generous, since I had not actually won the Putnam competition... Thus Princeton became the choice for my graduate study location."
- John Forbes Nash, Jr.
(Related: Choice, Competition, Study)

"So I applied to medical school and received a scholarship at Washington University in St. Louis. Washington University turned out to be a lucky choice. The faculty was scholarly and dedicated and accessible to students."
- Daniel Nathans
(Related: Medical, Choice, School, Students, University, Washington)

"I enjoy some physical stuff. But if I had a choice between playing a scene where it's raining, it's terribly cold, I'm wet and I'm being drowned and playing a scene with dinosaur eggs in a laboratory, I'd probably take the latter. It's warmer and generally more comfortable!"
- Sam Neill
(Related: Being, Choice)

"A deliberate choice on my part was for the player to continue to find new possibilities in the early Attic rooms far into the game. I think this builds atmosphere, though it means there's no neat division of the prologue from the middle game."
- Graham Nelson
(Related: Choice, Possibilities)

"Ninety-nine percent of the world's lovers are not with their first choice. That's what makes the jukebox play."
- Willie Nelson
(Related: Choice, First, Lovers, Play, World)

"We can fight the War on Terrorism in other places around the world or we can fight it here in America. The right choice is to fight those terrorists where they are."
- Randy Neugebauer
(Related: War, America, Choice, Fight, Right, Terrorism, World)

"I believe that fate is choices - it's not chance."
- Wayne Newton
(Related: Chance, Choices, Fate)

"You have two choices when someone changes your work. You can either wash your hands of it or embrace it."
- Andrew Niccol
(Related: Work, Choices)

"Even in my really bad, drugged-out days, I didn't go away. I still toured, still did interviews. I never gave up the fight. That's why I'm who I am today, because I didn't leave. And I think I made the right choice."
- Stevie Nicks
(Related: Choice, Fight, Right, Today)

"It's choice - not chance - that determines your destiny."
- Jean Nidetch
(Related: Chance, Choice, Destiny)

"The talent is in the choices."
- Robert De Niro
(Related: Talent, Choices)

"I'm not a social friend of the Reagans. That's by their choice and by mine. They don't drink enough."
- Lyn Nofziger
(Related: Friend, Choice)

"My generation, faced as it grew with a choice between religious belief and existential despair, chose marijuana. Now we are in our Cabernet stage."
- Peggy Noonan
(Related: Belief, Choice, Despair, Now, Religious)

"It is tragic that, under a pro-choice administration and a Democratic majority in Congress, harmful anti-choice policy will be the price American women will pay for health care reform."
- Nancy Northrup
(Related: Health, Women, Policy, American, Care, Congress, Majority, Reform, Will)

"It is such a complex matter we live within, it is impossible to track logic and decision making really, so therefore each choice can actually only be seen as coincidence."
- Alva Noto
(Related: Decision, Choice, Logic)

"You are faced with the choice: either my integrity remains intact and this is the work that ends up on the screen, or I have to leave, and I have to be known to have left."
- Trevor Nunn
(Related: Work, Integrity)

"I'm a Christian by choice."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Christian, Choice)

"Together, we can help make sure that every family that walks into a restaurant can make an easy, healthy choice."
- Michelle Obama
(Related: Family, Choice, Help)

"Even if we give parents all the information they need and we improve school meals and build brand new supermarkets on every corner, none of that matters if when families step into a restaurant, they can't make a healthy choice."
- Michelle Obama
(Related: Choice, Information, Parents, School)

"That the Op-Ed page is very important in readers' and the nation's perception of the Times, the perception of its editorial positions, and of its implicit editorial positions as expressed by the publisher's choice of people who are given the freedom to write opinion columns."
- Daniel Okrent
(Related: People, Perception, Choice, Freedom, Nation, Opinion)

"The conduct of President Bush's war of choice has been plagued with incompetent civilian leadership decisions that have cost many lives and rendered the war on and occupation of Iraq a strategic policy disaster for the United States."
- John Olver
(Related: Leadership, War, Policy, Choice, Decisions, Disaster, Iraq, Occupation, President, states, United)

"I think the choice of actors that we have is a little more varied and rich here in New York than in L.A."
- Jerry Orbach
(Related: Actors, Choice)

"In prehistoric times, mankind often had only two choices in crisis situations: fight or flee. In modern times, humor offers us a third alternative; fight, flee - or laugh."
- Robert Orben
(Related: Humor, Choices, Crisis, Fight, Mankind)

"Information can bring you choices and choices bring power - educate yourself about your options and choices. Never remain in the dark of ignorance."
- Joy Page
(Related: Power, Choices, Ignorance, Information, Options)

"Freewill means that the Universe never judges, never interferes with your own choices - and sees you as a being of equal creative power."
- Joy Page
(Related: Power, Being, Choices, Judges, Universe)

"My thinking tends to be libertarian. That is, I oppose intrusions of the state into the private realm - as in abortion, sodomy, prostitution, pornography, drug use, or suicide, all of which I would strongly defend as matters of free choice in a representative democracy."
- Camille Paglia
(Related: Abortion, Choice, Democracy, Pornography, Prostitution, State, Suicide, Thinking)

"It is capitalist America that produced the modern independent woman. Never in history have women had more freedom of choice in regard to dress, behavior, career, and sexual orientation."
- Camille Paglia
(Related: History, Women, America, Behavior, Career, Choice, Dress, Freedom, Woman)

"To say that any people are not fit for freedom, is to make poverty their choice, and to say they had rather be loaded with taxes than not."
- Thomas Paine
(Related: People, Choice, Freedom, Poverty, Taxes)

"You have a choice. Live or die. Every breath is a choice. Every minute is a choice. To be or not to be."
- Chuck Palahniuk
(Related: Choice)

"To repeat, communitarians maintain that we are constituted as persons by our particular obligations, and therefore those obligations cannot be a matter of choice."
- Tom G. Palmer
(Related: Choice)

"Libertarians argue that no normal adult has the right to impose choices on other normal adults, except in abnormal circumstances, such as when one person finds another unconscious and administers medical assistance or calls an ambulance."
- Tom G. Palmer
(Related: Medical, Choices, Circumstances, Right, Unconscious)

"Guardians are necessary for children and abnormal adults, because they cannot make responsible choices for themselves."
- Tom G. Palmer
(Related: Children, Choices)

"But there is no obvious reason for holding that some normal adults are entitled to make choices for other normal adults, as paternalists of both left and right believe."
- Tom G. Palmer
(Related: Choices, Obvious, Reason, Right)

"Earlier feminists were almost universally pro-choice and have dominated political debate until now. Having access to abortion was viewed as the only way women could have full equality with men, who, until recently, couldn't get pregnant."
- Kathleen Parker
(Related: Equality, Women, Abortion, Debate, Now)

"I had achieved the most important things in my life when I married Joan and had the sons. Given the choice between Joan and the boys, and being a writer, I world give up being a writer without a blink."
- Robert B. Parker
(Related: Life, Being, Boys, Choice, Sons, World, Writer)

"So many roads. So many detours. So many choices. So many mistakes."
- Sarah Jessica Parker
(Related: Choices, Mistakes)

"You know, there are only about 10 people in the United States that have ever argued 25 cases before the Supreme Court, this man has won 25 cases before the Supreme Court. He's an overwhelming choice."
- Rod Parsley
(Related: People, Choice, Court, Man, states, United)

"This Budget reflects a choice - not an easy choice, but the right choice. And when you think about it, the only choice. The choice to take the responsible, prudent path to fiscal stability, economic growth and opportunity."
- George E. Pataki
(Related: Opportunity, Growth, Choice, Right, Stability)

"When the federal government spends more each year than it collects in tax revenues, it has three choices: It can raise taxes, print money, or borrow money. While these actions may benefit politicians, all three options are bad for average Americans."
- Ron Paul
(Related: Government, Money, Actions, Americans, Tax, May, Options, Politicians, Taxes)

"From now on it is only through a conscious choice and through a deliberate policy that humanity can survive."
- Pope John Paul II
(Related: Policy, Choice, Humanity, Now)

"The choice, however, is as clear now for nations as it was once for the individual: peace or extinction."
- Lester B. Pearson
(Related: Peace, Choice, Nations, Now)

"If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice."
- Neil Peart
(Related: Choice)

"After every movie, I always kick myself for the same things-didn't do enough, not enough variation, not enough interesting choices, too bland."
- Robin Wright Penn
(Related: Choices)

"What should be the future of Israel? Is the land the most important choice, and for that reason to keep the whole of the land at any cost, or to have a partition and build the Jewish state on part of the land? And the other part?"
- Shimon Peres
(Related: Choice, Future, Israel, Land, Reason, State)

"We've got the wind at our back right now. Americans are waking up to the realities of their previous choices. We must keep America moving back to preeminence because our values and conservative ideas are the world's greatest hope."
- Rick Perry
(Related: Ideas, Hope, Values, America, Americans, Choices, Conservative, Now, Right, Waking, Wind, World)

"We believe in personal choice, rather than society dictating how we must live our lives."
- Mike Peters
(Related: Society, Choice)

"Great deeds give choice of many tales. Choose a slight tale, enrich it large, and then let wise men listen."
- Pindar
(Related: Men, Choice, Deeds)

"Francisco Garcia could have been a high draft choice last year, probably in the 20s. He's the best wing player I've ever coached. But he's done it the right way. He knew he had to work on his body to become a good pro. When he goes into the pros, he'll be physically ready."
- Rick Pitino
(Related: Work, Body, Choice, Draft, Right)

"I was offered a choice of a flat salary up front or a percentage of the film's future earnings. I took the up front money. Nobody could have figured what Halloween would ultimately become."
- Donald Pleasence
(Related: Money, Choice, Film, Future)

"The first thing to make clear is that scientists, freely making their own choice of problems and pursuing them in the light of their own personal judgment, are in fact co-operating as members of a closely knit organization."
- Michael Polanyi
(Related: Choice, Fact, First, Judgment, Light, Problems, Scientists)

"The lanes and streets of the city being set out, the choice of sites for the convenience and use of the state remains to be decided on; for sacred edifices, for the forum, and for other public buildings."
- Marcus V. Pollio
(Related: Being, Choice, Public, State)

"In setting out the walls of a city the choice of a healthy situation is of the first importance: it should be on high ground, neither subject to fogs nor rains; its aspects should be neither violently hot nor intensely cold, but temperate in both respects."
- Marcus V. Pollio
(Related: Choice, First)

"Strategy is about making choices, trade-offs; it's about deliberately choosing to be different."
- Michael Porter
(Related: Strategy, Choices, Trade)

"Strategy 101 is about choices: You can't be all things to all people."
- Michael Porter
(Related: People, Strategy)

"The comparison to the old world is something to get excited about. We have the potential for more choice and innovation, and a different regulatory environment that doesn't place as much weight on economic regulations of terms and conditions."
- Michael K. Powell
(Related: Choice, Environment, Innovation, Old, Potential, Weight, World)

"The choice is not normally between the north and south. It might be between Britain and Europe."
- John Prescott
(Related: Choice, Europe)

"I write because I write - as anyone in the arts does. You're a painter because you feel you have no choice but to paint. You're a writer because this is what you do."
- Richard Price
(Related: Choice, Writer)

"The democratic choice Russian people made in the early 90's is final."
- Vladimir Putin
(Related: People, Choice)

"I think the American people should express their preferences, and we'll accept their choice."
- Vladimir Putin
(Related: People, American, Choice)

"We believe that the European Union is facing a truly historic choice."
- Jean-Pierre Raffarin
(Related: Choice)

"Every man builds his world in his own image. He has the power to choose, but no power to escape the necessity of choice."
- Ayn Rand
(Related: Power, Choice, Man, Necessity, World)

"Meanwhile, our young men and women whose economic circumstances make military service a viable career choice are dying bravely in a war with no end in sight."
- Charles Rangel
(Related: Men, War, Women, Career, Choice, Circumstances, Dying, End, Military, Service, Sight)

"There's always something to suggest that you'll never be who you wanted to be. Your choice is to take it or keep on moving."
- Phylicia Rashad
(Related: Choice)

"The Christian faith can never be separated from the soil of sacred events, from the choice made by God, who wanted to speak to us, to become man, to die and rise again, in a particular place and at a particular time."
- Joseph Ratzinger
(Related: Faith, Time, God, Christian, Choice, Events, Man)

"In every aspect of life, including the economic dimension, we are always challenged to do the right thing. In many cases in the market system, which allows a great deal of latitude for human choice, people can get carried away to excess."
- Lee R. Raymond
(Related: Life, People, Choice, Excess, Right)

"What we have found in this country, and maybe we're more aware of it now, is one problem that we've had, even in the best of times, and that is the people who are sleeping on the grates, the homeless, you might say, by choice."
- Ronald Reagan
(Related: People, Choice, Country, Now)

"At the next General Election, voters face a clear choice: deregulation and less interference in everyday life with the Conservatives, or yet more regulation and interference under Mr Blair."
- John Redwood
(Related: Life)

"The truth is often terrifying, which I think is one of the motifs of Larry and Andrew's cinema. The cost of knowledge is an important theme. In the second and third films, they explore the consequences of Neo's choice to know the truth. It's a beautiful, beautiful story."
- Keanu Reeves
(Related: Truth, Knowledge, Choice, Cinema, Consequences)

"If there was a way to discourage trash constitutionally, I would sure as heck take a hard look at it. I don't think there is. So I don't think there's a choice here."
- Ed Rendell
(Related: Choice)

"I like repressed characters. That gives me a lot of freedom to make a lot of different choices through subtleties."
- Jeremy Renner
(Related: Choices, Freedom)

"In recent years, the choice of drugs on these reservations and throughout my district has been methamphetamines. It has destroyed the rule of law among the reservation people. It is killing our tribal youth in this country."
- Rick Renzi
(Related: People, Choice, Country, Drugs, Killing, Law, Years, Youth)

"As simple as it sounds, we all must try to be the best person we can: by making the best choices, by making the most of the talents we've been given."
- Mary Lou Retton
(Related: Choices)

"Before the boat docked, however, he confessed because he was contemplating running for president, he couldn't separate from his wife. I believed him when he told me he faced a difficult choice between pursuing personal happiness and his political destiny."
- Donna Rice
(Related: Happiness, Wife, Choice, Destiny, President, Running)

"In my case, I learned that although God loves us, he doesn't grant us immunity from the consequences of our choices."
- Donna Rice
(Related: God, Choices, Consequences)

"To what a bad choice is many a worthy woman betrayed, by that false and inconsiderate notion, That a reformed rake makes the best husband!"
- Samuel Richardson
(Related: Choice, Woman)

"In a time of tight budgets, difficult choices have to be made. We must make sure our very limited resources are spent on priorities. I believe we should have no higher priority than investing in our children's classrooms and in their future."
- Bob Riley
(Related: Time, Budgets, Children, Choices, Future, Priorities)

"It is no use to grumble and complain; It's just as cheap and easy to rejoice; When God sorts out the weather and sends rain - Why, rain's my choice."
- James Whitcomb Riley
(Related: God, Choice, Rain, Weather)

"You have no choices about how you lose, but you do have a choice about how you come back and prepare to win again."
- Pat Riley
(Related: Choice, Choices)

"Look for your choices, pick the best one, then go with it."
- Pat Riley
(Related: Choices)

"Humor is imperative, more important than food. You have a choice when someone dies. You can lie down or get back into life. Do something for someone else."
- Doris Roberts
(Related: Humor, Food, Life, Lie, Choice)

"And, perhaps most importantly, regional conflicts will again and again confront us with a cruel choice between costly engagement and costly indifference."
- Lord Robertson
(Related: Choice, Indifference, Will)

"Consumers have not been told effectively enough that they have huge power and that purchasing and shopping involve a moral choice."
- Anita Roddick
(Related: Power, Choice)

"I was raised thinking I'd burn in hell for being gay, but I didn't have a choice. It's just who I am."
- Jai Rodriguez
(Related: Being, Choice, Gay, Hell, Thinking)

"Valentino was apparently gay or bisexual. And his two lesbian wives. But without any question, he had sex with men. From choice. So he was one or the other."
- Cesar Romero
(Related: Men, Sex, Choice, Gay, Lesbian, Question, Wives)

"One's philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes... and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility."
- Eleanor Roosevelt
(Related: Choices, Philosophy, Responsibility, Words)

"In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility."
- Eleanor Roosevelt
(Related: Choices, Responsibility)

"Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education."
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
(Related: Education, Choice, Democracy, Succeed)

"Far too often the choices reality proposes are such as to take away one's taste for choosing."
- Jean Rostand
(Related: Choices, Reality, Taste)

"Music is like girlfriends to me; I'm continually astonished by the choices other people make."
- David Lee Roth
(Related: Music, People, Choices, Girlfriends)

"It is our choices... that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities."
- J. K. Rowling
(Related: Choices)

"Whether one eats a cat or not is a personal choice, and I don't want to sway anyone one way or another. But if you do, there is one obvious cooking tip: Always remember to remove the bell from the cat's collar before cooking."
- Mike Royko
(Related: Choice, Cooking, Obvious, Want)

"2010 is not just a choice between Republicans and Democrats. 2010 is not just a choice between liberals and conservatives. 2010 is a referendum on the very identity of our nation."
- Marco Rubio
(Related: Choice, Democrats, Identity, Liberals, Nation, Republicans)

"I learned a lot more about transgender people. It's not a choice, but a physiological condition that has to do with the size of the hypothalamus part of the brain."
- Mercedes Ruehl
(Related: People, Choice)

"I think there is choice possible to us at any moment, as long as we live. But there is no sacrifice. There is a choice, and the rest falls away. Second choice does not exist. Beware of those who talk about sacrifice."
- Muriel Rukeyser
(Related: Sacrifice, Choice, Rest, Talk)

"People genuinely happy in their choices seem less often tempted to force them on other people than those who feel martyred and broken by their lives."
- Jane Rule
(Related: People, Choices, Force)

"When I am in the cellar of affliction, I look for the Lord's choicest wines."
- Samuel Rutherford
(Related: Affliction)

"This is a government takeover of our healthcare system. It is the government basically running the entire healthcare system, turning large insurers into de facto public utilities, depriving people of choice, depriving people of options, raising people's prices, raising taxes when we need new jobs."
- Paul Ryan
(Related: Government, People, Choice, Healthcare, Jobs, Options, Public, Running, Taxes)

"I think I'm learning to be bolder in my career choices and be more confident in my personal life. I haven't always felt very secure as an individual, but now I feel I certain confidence and sense of self that gets me through the day a lot better than before."
- Winona Ryder
(Related: Life, Career, Choices, Confidence, Day, Learning, Now, Self, Sense)

"Among the many problems which beset the novelist, not the least weighty is the choice of the moment at which to begin his novel."
- Vita Sackville-West
(Related: Choice, Problems)

"Happiness lies neither in vice nor in virtue; but in the manner we appreciate the one and the other, and the choice we make pursuant to our individual organization."
- Marquis de Sade
(Related: Happiness, Virtue, Choice, Lies, Vice)

"In order every one in our homeland learns principles of democracy and the peaceful transition of power, and in order to stabilize and develop multiple choices in democratic practice."
- Ali A. Saleh
(Related: Power, Choices, Democracy, Order, Practice, Principles)

"I think that you make the best choice with the information that you have before you at that given time."
- Eriq La Salle
(Related: Time, Choice, Information)

"Ever since I've left, I've been doing nothing but this film and traveling, promoting and doing festivals. So the good thing is that I'm not sitting around pining over whether I made the right choice in leaving. I'm moving and grooving."
- Eriq La Salle
(Related: Choice, Film, Nothing, Right, Traveling)

"We see and hear and otherwise experience very largely as we do because the language habits of our community predispose certain choices of interpretation."
- Edward Sapir
(Related: Experience, Choices, Community, Habits, Language)

"If you walk down the street and see someone in a box, you have a choice. That person is either the other and you're fearful of them, or that person is an extension of your family. And that makes you at home in that world and not fearful. So really it's very self-serving."
- Susan Sarandon
(Related: Home, Family, Choice, Self, World)

"I always think change is important in a character. The most dynamic choices that you can make for a character are always the best ones."
- Peter Sarsgaard
(Related: Change, Character, Choices)

"Man is fully responsible for his nature and his choices."
- Jean-Paul Sartre
(Related: Nature, Choices, Man)

"The term papers make me more crazy, because they involve more variables I cannot directly control! With acting, I feel more power-like I'm making all the choices."
- Fred Savage
(Related: Power, Acting, Choices)

"Nothing is more pleasant than to see a pretty woman, her napkin well placed under her arms, one of her hands on the table, while the other carries to her mouth, the choice piece so elegantly carved."
- Jean Anthelme Brillat Savarin
(Related: Choice, Nothing, Pretty, Woman)

"You get to say, 'Here's my philosophical idea about what the costume should like,' and the costume designer comes and gives you choices and sometimes they're all good, and I say, 'What do you think?' and they pick the right thing."
- John Sayles
(Related: Idea, Choices, Right)

"If you are in a band like my brother, Rudolf, who is in the Scorpions, then you have a kind of umbrella and you cover each other. You have five people to discuss things with and you are all in the same boat, and therefore make much wiser choices."
- Michael Schenker
(Related: Brother, People, Choices)

"It's not a choice between war and peace. It's a choice between war and endless war. It's not appeasement. I think it's better even to call it American self-interest."
- Michael Scheuer
(Related: War, Peace, American, Choice, Self)

"When people ask me why I am running as a woman, I always answer, "What choice do I have?""
- Pat Schroeder
(Related: People, Choice, Running, Woman)

"And it is this sense that some of us have to contribute to the culture, to the society in ways that may hurt financially, so what? We do it because we are born to do it, we feel we have no other choice and so be it."
- Gunther Schuller
(Related: Society, Choice, Culture, Hurt, May, Sense)

"And for man to look upon himself as a capital good, even if it did not impair his freedom, may seem to debase him... by investing in themselves, people can enlarge the range of choice available to them. It is one way free men can enhance their welfare."
- Theodore William Schultz
(Related: Men, People, Choice, Freedom, Man, May, Welfare)

"As long as the Palestinians send terrorists onto school buses and to nightclubs to blow up people, Israel has no choice but to build the fence."
- Charles Schumer
(Related: People, Choice, Israel, School)

"I believe in not over thinking things too much. When the right thing comes along, you really don't have a choice."
- Jason Schwartzman
(Related: Choice, Right, Thinking)

"It was never really my choice to be an action heroine."
- Izabella Scorupco
(Related: Action, Choice)

"And what I am trying to say to them that through our ads and through our discussions is if you don't want us in your community, that's your choice, but don't say it's because of wages."
- Lee Scott
(Related: Choice, Community, Trying, Wages, Want)

"We have good security. It's hard to get in here. Barring a tactical entry where terrorists come in and hold us hostage, that's about the only thing that could possibly warrant me carrying a gun in the clubhouse. That's highly unlikely, and I admit that. But my personal belief is I don't want to suffer from the poor choices of others."
- Luke Scott
(Related: Belief, Choices, Poor, Security, Want)

"Hollywood movies are run on fear and they don't want to make bold choices. They, generally, speaking want to keep things status quo. That's not really interesting for me."
- Kyra Sedgwick
(Related: Movies, Fear, Choices, Hollywood, Want)

"I think that certainly my choices empower me."
- Kyra Sedgwick
(Related: Choices)

"You go to LA, or you go to New York, and it's really fun to go there. But they're not grounded. Everybody is just competing all the time for the limelight. It's too much entertainment industry. There are too many choices. And it's distracting to me."
- Bob Seger
(Related: Time, Choices, Entertainment, Fun)

"I left Delhi, in 1971, shortly after Collective Choice and Social Welfare was published in 1970."
- Amartya Sen
(Related: Choice, Welfare)

"Under the leadership of this President, the state of the union is not strong. We are being pulled apart rather than pulling together. Our democracy is suffering from the choices being made, and yet we are offered the same tired excuses and unrealistic analyses."
- Jose Serrano
(Related: Leadership, Being, Choices, Democracy, Excuses, President, State, Suffering)

"The good news is, Americans know firsthand the benefits of a free market - more choices, lower prices, higher quality - and there is no reason why we cannot help them see these same benefits in health care."
- John Shadegg
(Related: Health, Quality, Americans, Benefits, Care, Choices, Help, News, Reason)

"I feel, having the choices I had, I felt I had more control over my own medium than I did over photography."
- Ben Shahn
(Related: Control, Choices, Photography)

"I have no doubt that given a real choice, the vast majority of Muslims and Arabs, like everyone else will choose a free society over a fear society."
- Natan Sharansky
(Related: Society, Fear, Choice, Doubt, Majority, Will)

"They wanted Guy Middleton instead of Kenneth More, and even Kay Kendall wasn't their first choice!"
- Dinah Sheridan
(Related: First)

"If I had my choice I would kill every reporter in the world, but I am sure we would be getting reports from Hell before breakfast."
- William Tecumseh Sherman
(Related: Choice, Hell, World)

"I'm just kind of taking a break now and enjoying the freedom of making my own choices. When you're on a television show for six years, they run your schedule."
- Andrew Shue
(Related: Choices, Freedom, Now, Television, Years)

"I would be lying if I said the journalism doesn't reflect my own choices as a reporter and a writer: what to say, what to emphasize, how to say it, what is true or untrue."
- David Simon
(Related: Choices, Journalism, Lying)

"When I was studying... there weren't any black concert pianists. My choices were intuitive, and I had the technique to do it. People have heard my music and heard the classic in it, so I have become known as a black classical pianist."
- Nina Simone
(Related: Music, People, Choices)

"After things started to happen here, my choice of material was extremely limited. It was a weird situation."
- Nancy Sinatra
(Related: Choice)

"Responsible choice involves consequences, not the least of which are relinquishments all along our way."
- Marsha Sinetar
(Related: Choice, Consequences)

"We must believe in free will, we have no choice."
- Isaac Bashevis Singer
(Related: Choice, Free will)

"We have to believe in free-will. We've got no choice."
- Isaac Bashevis Singer
(Related: Choice)

"Had Rumsfeld said at any time 'get me a report on what's going on', he could have had it. You're right, it depends on choices that we make, which parts of the world we want to be in immediate contact with."
- Peter Singer
(Related: Time, Choices, Right, Want, World)

"After I did Untamed Heart I wanted to do a film that was outrageous. I really wanted to do, you know, a performance. I don't want to allow my image to rule the choices that I make."
- Christian Slater
(Related: Heart, Performance, Choices, Film, Want)

"We have a choice - we can both think and feel, using our heads and our hearts."
- Yakov Smirnoff
(Related: Choice)

"People should have the choice to be able to live where they want to live, go to school where they want to go to school, marry whoever they want to marry regardless of what their complexion is and so forth."
- Ed Smith
(Related: People, Choice, School, Want)

"This girl at 17 really led an army, this girl at 19 really burned at the stake by her own choice. And you sit there and you want to figure out why did she make these choices? How did she live such a life?"
- Leelee Sobieski
(Related: Life, Army, Choice, Choices, Want)

"I don't like telling people where I stand on this, although I'm surprised anybody wonders. I suppose if I say I'm pro-choice, if I make that clear, it let's the audience off the hook, then they can sort of relax. Okay, it's alright he's pro-choice then I can enjoy this."
- Todd Solondz
(Related: People, Relax, Wonders)

"While I am the one who made the choice to enter the ministry, there was a choice before that one, the choice God made in calling me to be his in the first place."
- James Green Somerville
(Related: God, Choice, First)

"I chose and my world was shaken. So what? The choice may have been mistaken; the choosing was not. You have to move on."
- Stephen Sondheim
(Related: Choice, May, World)

"At only 20 years old I got married. I was still a kid myself, but in those times, if you got someone pregnant, you had no choice but to get married. So I left school and the only thing I could do was sing."
- David Soul
(Related: Choice, Old, School, Years)

"Nowadays young people have great choice of occupations, hobbies, etc, so chess is experiencing difficulties because of the high competition. Now it's hard to make living in chess, so our profession does attract young people."
- Boris Spassky
(Related: People, Chess, Choice, Competition, Difficulties, Hobbies, Living, Now, Occupations, Profession)

"Can a woman become a genius of the first class? Nobody can know unless women in general shall have equal opportunity with men in education, in vocational choice, and in social welcome of their best intellectual work for a number of generations."
- Anna Garlin Spencer
(Related: Men, Women, Work, Education, Genius, Opportunity, Choice, Class, First, Generations, Woman)

"I loved my life, but my choices were overloading and overwhelming me. Listening to inner feelings and fulfilling some of these urges when they come along is incredibly important."
- Pamela Stephenson
(Related: Life, Feelings, Choices, Listening)

"'The New York Times' list is a bunch of crap. They ought to call it the editor's choice. It sure isn't based on sales."
- Howard Stern
(Related: Choice, Sales)

"I had to act in a school play when I was about ten years old. I really didn't want to do it. But everyone had to do it so I didn't have a choice. A talent agent came and watched it and later gave me some work. It's funny because I'd always known that I wanted a movie career. I just didn't think that I would be in the movies."
- Kristen Stewart
(Related: Funny, Movies, Work, Talent, Act, Career, Choice, Old, Play, School, Want, Years)

"The logical process will often be the safe one. I tend, when I'm given that choice, to go the way that's not safe."
- Sting
(Related: Choice, Will)

"Success always necessitates a degree of ruthlessness. Given the choice of friendship or success, I'd probably choose success."
- Sting
(Related: Friendship, Success, Choice)

"You always do what you want to do. This is true with every act. You may say that you had to do something, or that you were forced to, but actually, whatever you do, you do by choice. Only you have the power to choose for yourself."
- W. Clement Stone
(Related: Power, Act, Choice, May, Want)

"His authority on earth allows us to dare to go to all the nations. His authority in heaven gives us our only hope of success. And His presence with us leaves us no other choice."
- John Stott
(Related: Success, Hope, Authority, Choice, Earth, Heaven, Nations)

"I get bored at the theatre a lot because I notice that there's not always a connection between the actors. They may be technically proficient, but they're not surprising each other. I'm thrilled by actors who make choices that are surprising."
- Lusia Strus
(Related: Actors, Choices, Connection, May, Theatre)

"All I'm asking for is the law that's been on the books for the last 33 years, no public funding for abortion. We are both saying the same thing, pro-life, pro-choice. Let's find the language that works for both of us so we can pass health care."
- Bart Stupak
(Related: Health, Abortion, Books, Care, Language, Law, Public, Saying, Years)

"It's good to give seniors more choices and more options, let them choose a plan that's best for them and target assistance to the lowest income people."
- John Sununu
(Related: People, Choices, Income, Options)

"Our personal consumer choices have ecological, social, and spiritual consequences. It is time to re-examine some of our deeply held notions that underlie our lifestyles."
- David Suzuki
(Related: Time, Choices, Consequences, Spiritual)

"The remarkable thing is, we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day."
- Charles R. Swindoll
(Related: Attitude, Choice, Day, Remarkable, Will)

"God leaves to Man the choice of Forms in Government; and those who constitute one Form, may abrogate it."
- Algernon Sydney
(Related: God, Government, Choice, Man, May)

"Is a decision made in advance really any kind of choice."
- Wislawa Szymborska
(Related: Decision, Choice)

"It's very useful when politicians have doubts because there are so many choices to be made in the world."
- Antonio Tabucchi
(Related: Choices, Politicians, World)

"I don't know whether these people are going to find themselves, but as they live their lives they have no choice but to face up to the image others have of them. They're forced to look at themselves in a mirror, and they often manage to glimpse something of themselves."
- Antonio Tabucchi
(Related: People, Choice)

"My advice is to make acting your second career choice."
- Amber Tamblyn
(Related: Acting, Advice, Career, Choice)

"I was intelligent enough to make up my own mind. I not only had freedom of choice, I had freedom of expression."
- Amy Tan
(Related: Choice, Expression, Freedom, Mind)

"The tenacious character I've possessed since I was a small child propelled me to successfully meet this challenge, and I was able to safely gain acceptance to the university of my choice."
- Koichi Tanaka
(Related: Character, Acceptance, Challenge, Choice, Gain, University)

"Rather than showing themselves to be an ally to the middle class by ending the AMT or repealing it for years to come, my Republican colleagues refused to include it in today's legislation and America's middle class will surely suffer that choice greatly."
- Ellen Tauscher
(Related: America, Choice, Class, Ending, Legislation, Middle class, Republican, Today, Will, Years)

"In France we have a law which doesn't allow the press to publish a photo that you didn't approve. It lets the paparazzi take the picture, but if they publish this picture, you have the choice to sue the newspaper. So me, I always sued them."
- Audrey Tautou
(Related: Choice, France, Law, Press)

"We shouldn't feel restricted by our sexuality, and our sexuality doesn't have to be a cultural choice. That's an amazing variety of music within those five main performers."
- Neil Tennant
(Related: Music, Choice, Sexuality, Variety)

"I enjoy all aspects of singing and I'm luckily given the choice to be part of different styles of music."
- Bryn Terfel
(Related: Music, Choice, Singing)

"Behaviors are a choice. Feelings are sometimes out of our control. Behavior has to do with choices."
- Randall Terry
(Related: Feelings, Control, Behavior, Choice, Choices)

"My first choice was to work it out with Larry Brown. I needed Larry and I gave him 50 million bucks. This is a situation that I'm in and I'll handle it and I'll make it work."
- Isaiah Thomas
(Related: Work, Choice, First)

"I don't think homosexuality is a choice. Society forces you to think it's a choice, but in fact, it's in one's nature. The choice is whether one expresses one's nature truthfully or spends the rest of one's life lying about it."
- Marlo Thomas
(Related: Life, Nature, Society, Choice, Fact, Homosexuality, Lying, Rest)

"So China will be having to make some choices as to whose side it wants to be on. Hopefully, this will be the beginning of a major improvement in our relationship with them, if they choose correctly."
- Fred Thompson
(Related: Beginning, Choices, Improvement, Will)

"As human beings, we are endowed with freedom of choice, and we cannot shuffle off our responsibility upon the shoulders of God or nature. We must shoulder it ourselves. It is our responsibility."
- Arnold J. Toynbee
(Related: God, Nature, Choice, Freedom, Responsibility)

"Salvation is from our side a choice, from the divine side it is a seizing upon, an apprehending, a conquest by the Most High God. Our "accepting" and "willing" are reactions rather than actions. The right of determination must always remain with God."
- Aiden Wilson Tozer
(Related: God, Determination, Actions, Choice, Conquest, Right, Salvation)

"A maverick feels like he has no choice however difficult his choice of expression. In my case, it was going backwards into tonality. It seemed so wrong. The idea that progress is going into the past in a new way is very strange, even though there are precedents."
- David Del Tredici
(Related: Idea, Progress, Choice, Expression, Past, Precedents, Wrong)

"My choice early in life was either to be a piano-player in a whorehouse or a politician. And to tell the truth, there's hardly any difference."
- Harry S. Truman
(Related: Life, Truth, Choice, Difference)

"First, then, State Socialism, which may be described as the doctrine that all the affairs of men should be managed by the government, regardless of individual choice."
- Benjamin Tucker
(Related: Men, Government, Choice, Doctrine, First, May, Socialism, State)

"This is not about abortion or the antics. This is about pro choice versus anti-choice and government intervention in a woman's personal decisions about her life."
- Kathleen Turner
(Related: Government, Life, Abortion, Choice, Decisions, Woman)

"I don't condemn anyone for making their choices. If someone chooses those roles, fine. But not for me. When someone stops me and says, You're the reason I became an actress, that lets me know I made the right decision."
- Cicely Tyson
(Related: Decision, Choices, Reason, Right)

"A narrative is like a room on whose walls a number of false doors have been painted; while within the narrative, we have many apparent choices of exit, but when the author leads us to one particular door, we know it is the right one because it opens."
- John Updike
(Related: Choices, Right)

"In America, through pressure of conformity, there is freedom of choice, but nothing to choose from."
- Peter Ustinov
(Related: America, Choice, Conformity, Freedom, Nothing, Pressure)

"I want to avoid locking people into solutions that work only with Postfix. People should have a choice in what software they want to use with Postfix, be it anti-virus or otherwise."
- Wietse Venema
(Related: Work, People, Choice, Software, Want)

"Patriotism is voluntary. It is a feeling of loyalty and allegiance that is the result of knowledge and belief. A patriot shows their their patriotism through their actions, by their choice."
- Jesse Ventura
(Related: Patriotism, Knowledge, Belief, Actions, Choice, Feeling, Loyalty, Result)

"I also believe that government has no business telling us how we should live our lives. I think our lifestyle choices should be left up to us. What we do in our private lives is none of the government's business. That position rules out the Republican Party for me."
- Jesse Ventura
(Related: Business, Government, Choices, Party, Republican, Rules)

"All of us should have free choice when it comes to patriotic displays... a government wisely acting within its bounds will earn loyalty and respect from its citizens. A government dare not demand the same."
- Jesse Ventura
(Related: Government, Acting, Choice, Loyalty, Respect, Will)

"Democracy is supposed to give you the feeling of choice, like Painkiller X and Painkiller Y. But they're both just aspirin."
- Gore Vidal
(Related: Choice, Democracy, Feeling)

"My friends, history, history calls us to this time and to this place. A solemn choice rests with us - where do we go from here? Do we move slowly and incrementally? Or do we seize the challenge of our time and tackle the great issues of our day."
- Thomas Vilsack
(Related: History, Time, Challenge, Choice, Day, Friends)

"The futures and ultimate fates of the characters in The Snow Queen are profoundly changed by choices made in their own minds or hearts, as well as choices unexpectedly forced on them by things beyond their control."
- Joan D. Vinge
(Related: Control, Choices, Queen, Snow)

"Ultimately in the end, it's the director's choice."
- Donnie Wahlberg
(Related: Choice, End)

"There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them."
- Denis Waitley
(Related: Choices, Responsibility)

"What we must understand is that the industries, processes, and inventions created by modern science can be used either to subjugate or liberate. The choice is up to us."
- Henry A. Wallace
(Related: Science, Choice, Inventions)

"Yes, many immigrants cherish the value of choice and opportunity and the value of education more than 7th or 8th generation Americans."
- Malcolm Wallop
(Related: Education, Opportunity, Americans, Choice, Value)

"Because our choices are largely based on survival. But if life is eternal, life is not a question."
- Neale Donald Walsch
(Related: Life, Survival, Choices, Question)

"A life lived of choice is a life of conscious action. A life lived of chance is a life of unconscious creation."
- Neale Donald Walsch
(Related: Life, Action, Chance, Choice, Creation, Unconscious)

"There is a growing acceptance and interest in publicly funded school choice as a catalyst for education reform in general and a way to empower parents to be education reformers."
- John T. Walton
(Related: Education, Acceptance, Choice, Interest, Parents, Reform, School)

"The thing about American politics, as I've learned, is there is no choice."
- Rob Walton
(Related: Politics, American, Choice)

"In this choice, as I look back over more than half a century, I can only follow - and trust - the same sort of instinct that one follows in the art of fiction."
- Mary A. Ward
(Related: Art, Trust, Choice, Fiction, Instinct)

"I've slept with a couple of people and made some poor choices and put things in jeopardy with... what I was happy with, and that's my own fault. I've got no one else to blame about that stuff."
- Shane Warne
(Related: People, Blame, Choices, Fault, Jeopardy, Poor)

"We hold our hate too choice a thing, for light and careless lavishing."
- William Watson
(Related: Choice, Hate, Light)

"'Promiscuous' implies that I'm not choosy. In fact I'm very choosy. I just happen to have had a lot of choices."
- Jackie Weaver
(Related: Choices, Fact)

"Do you know what the overhead is of the Medicare system? One-point-zero-five percent. Do you know what - private insurance is 30 percent in overhead and profits? Given a choice how I'm going to improve health care, I'm going to take it away from private insurance profits and overhead. Wouldn't you?"
- Anthony Weiner
(Related: Health, Care, Choice)

"There's almost a fear that if you understood too deeply the way you arrived at choices, you could become self-conscious. In any case, many ideas which are full of personal meaning seem rather banal when you put words to them."
- Peter Weir
(Related: Fear, Ideas, Choices, Meaning, Self, Words)

"In Endless Quest books, you start the plot, and the character has to make choices. Then you have to write one choice over here, one choice over there. The author might get one or two choices out."
- Margaret Weis
(Related: Character, Books, Choice, Choices, Quest)

"I think actors have a choice of drawing attention to themselves or living on the outskirts."
- Rachel Weisz
(Related: Actors, Attention, Choice, Living)

"Once he became a series character, I made the conscious choice that he would never act like a series character, never wink at the reader, never pull his punches. Better for him, better for me."
- Donald E. Westlake
(Related: Character, Choice)

"I start with the story, almost in the old campfire sense, and the story leads to both the characters, which actors should best be cast in this story, and the language. The choice of words, more than anything else, creates the feeling that the story gives off."
- Donald E. Westlake
(Related: Actors, Choice, Feeling, Language, Old, Sense, Words)

"Art is not predictable. Art is not golf, as great as that may be. There are 360 degrees of choice to make."
- Tina Weymouth
(Related: Art, Choice, Golf, May)

"The law is constantly based on notions of morality, and if all laws representing essentially moral choices are to be invalidated under the due process clause, the courts will be very busy indeed."
- Byron White
(Related: Morality, Choices, Law, Laws, Will)

"That's what my Dad always told me, on the ballot, they should always have a third choice, like none of the above, then if enough people picked that, they'd have to get new candidates."
- Meg White
(Related: Dad, People, Choice)

"I grew up in a family where the internalized understanding was that the kids were going to grow up into a better world. I worry, because I don't think my kids are going to have that. The world is very scary. The world would be scary without the choices the current administration made, but they just exacerbated it. And it ticks me off. I want my kids to have a good life."
- Bradley Whitford
(Related: Family, Life, Choices, Kids, Understanding, Want, World, Worry)

"The choice is not between conducting the stem cell research or not conducting it. That is not the choice."
- Roger Wicker
(Related: Choice, Research)

"When I was 15, I was naive, looked like a grey mouse and felt second choice."
- Kim Wilde
(Related: Choice, Mouse)

"I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their intellects. A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies."
- Oscar Wilde
(Related: Choice, Enemies, Friends, Man)

"Pessimist: One who, when he has the choice of two evils, chooses both."
- Oscar Wilde
(Related: Choice)

"A man can't be too careful in the choice of his enemies."
- Oscar Wilde
(Related: Choice, Enemies, Man)

"We do not choose the day of our birth nor may we choose the day of our death, yet choice is the sovereign faculty of the mind."
- Thornton Wilder
(Related: Death, Choice, Day, May, Mind)

"A society that thinks the choice between ways of living is just a choice between equally eligible "lifestyles" turns universities into academic cafeterias offering junk food for the mind."
- George Will
(Related: Food, Society, Choice, Living, Mind)

"I am and always will be an HRH. But out of personal choice I like to be called William because that is my name and I want people to call me William - for now."
- Prince William
(Related: People, Choice, Name, Now, Want, Will)

"Being a writer was never a choice, it was an irresistible compulsion."
- Walter Jon Williams
(Related: Being, Choice, Writer)

"Character... is a habit, the daily choice of right over wrong; it is a moral quality which grows to maturity in peace and is not suddenly developed on the outbreak of war."
- Charles Wilson
(Related: Peace, War, Quality, Character, Habit, Choice, Maturity, Right, Wrong)

"We are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom. The world henceforth will be run by synthesizers, people able to put together the right information at the right time, think critically about it, and make important choices wisely."
- E. O. Wilson
(Related: Time, Wisdom, People, Choices, Information, Right, Will, World)

"A very Faustian choice is upon us: whether to accept our corrosive and risky behavior as the unavoidable price of population and economic growth, or to take stock of ourselves and search for a new environmental ethic."
- E. O. Wilson
(Related: Environmental, Growth, Behavior, Choice, Population)

"If I had the choice between smoked salmon and tinned salmon, I'd have it tinned. With vinegar."
- Harold Wilson
(Related: Choice)

"I do NOT think that PC gaming is over... it will always be the choice of the gaming enthusiast who is willing to put in the extra effort for a richer, more rewarding experience."
- Mike Wilson
(Related: Experience, Choice, Effort, Will)

"On a planet that increasingly resembles one huge Maximum Security prison, the only intelligent choice is to plan a jail break."
- Robert Anton Wilson
(Related: Choice, Prison, Security)

"I was never afraid of failure after that because, I think, coming that close to death you get kissed. With the years, the actual experience of course fades, but the flavor of it doesn't. I just had a real sense of what choice do I have but to live fully?"
- Debra Winger
(Related: Death, Experience, Failure, Choice, Sense, Years)

"Experience shows that the success of a programming course critically depends on the choice of these examples."
- Niklaus Wirth
(Related: Experience, Success, Choice, Programming)

"That settled Abraham Lincoln with me. I was thoroughly satisfied that no such man ought to be President; but I could not yet conceive it possible that such a monster would be the choice of a majority of the people for President."
- John Sergeant Wise
(Related: People, Choice, Majority, Man, President)

"You have to edit the material. That assumes that some kind of a mind is operating in relation to the material. Not all minds are the same. Every aspect of filmmaking requires choice. The selection of the subject, the shooting, editing and length are all aspects of choice."
- Frederick Wiseman
(Related: Choice, Mind)

"With the Rhythm Kings, I can involve myself in arranging and producing the music as well as the choice of songs."
- Bill Wyman
(Related: Music, Choice, Kings, Songs)

"And if I have my choice between a pennant and a triple crown, I'll take the pennant every time."
- Carl Yastrzemski
(Related: Time, Choice)

"Under the big political umbrella, a man is just like a leaf in the ocean, with no control of his destiny and does not have any choice."
- Zhang Yimou
(Related: Control, Choice, Destiny, Man, Ocean)

"If I had a choice of educating my daughters or my sons because of opportunity constraints, I would choose to educate my daughters."
- Brigham Young
(Related: Opportunity, Choice, Daughters, Sons)

"You've got to be willing to forgive and say, 'God, get something good out of something bad.' And if you'll make that choice... God will do it."
- Don Young
(Related: God, Choice, Will)

"If you love your life, you have to fight. If you believe in life and progress and possibilities, you have no choice."
- Michael Zaslow
(Related: Life, Love, Progress, Choice, Fight, Possibilities)

"Every choice you make has an end result."
- Zig Ziglar
(Related: Choice, End, Result)

"NC-17 means that you get it in like 3 theaters. They won't run the spots on MTV, won't run the advertising. It's the kiss of death so there was really no other choice."
- Rob Zombie
(Related: Death, Kiss, Advertising, Choice)

"Like you have seven people with their hands up. I gotta make a choice. Y'know, that's tough. Sometimes I gotta go with someone that has an idea and make several calls in a row, because they got an idea."
- John Zorn
(Related: People, Idea, Choice)

"Activities that seem to represent choices are often inert reproductions of accepted practice."
- Shoshana Zuboff
(Related: Choices, Practice)