Quotes and Sayings about Choices



"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

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

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

"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)

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

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

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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'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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

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

"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 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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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 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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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 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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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'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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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'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)

"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)

"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 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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"'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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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