Quotes and Sayings about Decision



"There are some circumstances in which the First Amendment interest comes up against another interest that is really important and in which we have to make a decision in a particular case as to which is more important."
- Floyd Abrams
(Related: Decision, Circumstances, First, Interest)

"I just thought it was unconscionable for the Congress to insert itself into this debate. We are particularly unqualified to make that decision and to intrude ourselves into the lives of this family."
- Gary Ackerman
(Related: Family, Thought, Decision, Congress, Debate)

"Such decisions will be far reaching and difficult. But you never lacked courage in the past. Your courage is now needed for the future."
- Gerry Adams
(Related: Courage, Decisions, Future, Now, Past, Will)

"Informed decision-making comes from a long tradition of guessing and then blaming others for inadequate results."
- Scott Adams
(Related: Decision, Results, Tradition)

"I do not believe, given her past decisions and comments on the reasons to go to war in Iraq, that Dr. Rice will be able to represent the United States without a predetermined bias from the war."
- Daniel Akaka
(Related: War, Decisions, Iraq, Past, states, United, Will)

"It is imperative that we make consumers more aware of the long-term effects of their financial decisions, particularly in managing their credit card debt, so that they can avoid financial pitfalls that may lead to bankruptcy."
- Daniel Akaka
(Related: Financial, Credit, Debt, Decisions, May)

"I think that the legitimacy of the court would be undermined in any case if the court made a decision based on its perception of public opinion."
- Samuel Alito
(Related: Decision, Perception, Court, Opinion, Public, Public opinion)

"I don't worry about great visuals that they showed that weren't actually running on real hardware. It doesn't matter. Gamers don't make their purchase decisions based on movies that were shown in May for products that come out in March."
- J Allard
(Related: Movies, Decisions, Hardware, March, May, Running, Worry)

"Our system provides for a winner to take office on January 20th, and he is expected to take command of the ship of state. Failure to do so, characterized by hesitation and indecision, will harm the national interest."
- Richard V. Allen
(Related: Failure, Harm, Hesitation, Indecision, Interest, Office, State, Will)

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

"In my house I'm the boss, my wife is just the decision maker."
- Woody Allen
(Related: Boss, Wife, Decision)

"It is not the Government, the members of Parliament to whom the ultimate decision belongs, it is up to you to go forward sure of your sacred right of free opinion, sure of your patriotism."
- John Amery
(Related: Patriotism, Government, Decision, Opinion, Parliament, Right)

"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)

"The people who make policy decisions should damned well know what they are talking about before they make the decisions. There is nobody who is an expert on cloning who would be afraid after seeing Attack of the Clones."
- Kevin J. Anderson
(Related: People, Policy, Decisions, Talking)

"My job is to make images and leave the decision-making and conclusion-drawing to other people."
- Laurie Anderson
(Related: People, Decision, Job)

"It can't be stressed enough that in order to produce great graphics, you have to have a good product and a good client capable of making decisions."
- Primo Angeli
(Related: Decisions, Order)

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

"It's great to go on your own and discover new things just for yourself, to meet new people and all that. If you're all on your own, then there is nobody there to guide you and you have to make all the decisions for yourself. It's quite liberating in a way."
- Dido Armstrong
(Related: People, Decisions)

"However, the economics of our business continued to deteriorate. We barely escaped bankruptcy a year ago, and in the aftermath of that escape we had to make some even tougher decisions."
- Gerard Arpey
(Related: Business, Decisions, Economics)

"A wise person decides slowly but abides by these decisions."
- Arthur Ashe
(Related: Decisions)

"It is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be."
- Isaac Asimov
(Related: Society, Change, Decision, Today, Will, World)

"No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be."
- Isaac Asimov
(Related: Decision, Will, World)

"You can only get really unpopular decisions through if the electorate is convinced of the value of the environment. That's what natural history programmes should be for."
- David Attenborough
(Related: History, Decisions, Environment, Value)

"Leadership requires the courage to make decisions that will benefit the next generation."
- Alan Autry
(Related: Leadership, Courage, Decisions, Will)

"Pakistan has not recognized Israel... any such decision would be taken in supreme national interests after due consultation of the parliament."
- Shaukat Aziz
(Related: Decision, Israel, Parliament)

"It isn't that I was born thinking I had to be president. I'm getting a lot of encouragement to run from people across the country. I don't believe this is a rash decision."
- Michele Bachmann
(Related: People, Decision, Country, Encouragement, President, Thinking)

"So when I had to make a decision whether I would like to do honors degree course in Islamic studies and Malay studies too, so I thought Islamic studies would be good."
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
(Related: Thought, Decision)

"Now, I don't make decisions as fast as I used to."
- Oksana Baiul
(Related: Decisions, Now)

"We must examine then the concerns of the Government of Japan about the language of the treaty itself - of SOFA - and of the interim and further arrangements that have been made since 1995, and see whether or not we need to make any changes. Those are decisions I cannot make."
- Howard Baker
(Related: Government, Decisions, Language)

"The point of having a director is that they make the final decision; it's their point of view, they set the rhythm and they make the final decisions."
- Christian Bale
(Related: Decision, Decisions)

"Our situation today shows that beauty demands for itself at least as much courage and decision as do truth and goodness, and she will not allow herself to be separated and banned from her two sisters without taking them along with herself in an act of mysterious vengeance."
- Hans Urs von Balthasar
(Related: Beauty, Truth, Courage, Decision, Act, Goodness, Sisters, Today, Vengeance, Will)

"If reason is a universal faculty, the decision of the common mind is the nearest criterion of truth."
- George Bancroft
(Related: Truth, Decision, Mind, Reason)

"The decision is 'trust fund' versus 'no more Medicaid' - and that shouldn't be a tough decision."
- Haley Barbour
(Related: Decision)

"Networks decide who will have a chance to do shows, but it is the viewers who make the final decision of who stays and who goes. I am very fortunate, in that the television viewers of our country have decided that Bob Barker can stay."
- Bob Barker
(Related: Decision, Chance, Country, Television, Will)

"Presidents with strong nerves are decisive. They don't balk at unpopular decisions. They are willing to make people angry. Bush had strong nerves. Clinton, who passed up a chance to eliminate Osama bin Laden, did not. Obama is a people pleaser, a trait not normally associated with nerves of steel."
- Fred Barnes
(Related: People, Chance, Decisions, Nerves, Osama bin laden)

"As the leaders and decision-makers of this great state, it is our responsibility to strive for perfection."
- Roy Barnes
(Related: Decision, Leaders, Perfection, Responsibility, State)

"The green-light decision process today consists of maybe of 30 or 40 people."
- Peter Bart
(Related: People, Decision, Today)

"A green-light meeting is when the decision is made finally whether or not to make a given picture."
- Peter Bart
(Related: Decision, Meeting)

"You're certain to get a decision in a trial."
- John Barth
(Related: Decision)

"I'm against big bureaucracy in Washington making health care decisions. I just have an aversion to bureaucrats. But it's not just government bureaucrats. I don't like HMO bureaucrats and insurance company bureaucrats either."
- Gary Bauer
(Related: Government, Health, Bureaucracy, Care, Company, Decisions, Washington)

"I think that it's important if you run for President that you have to make those important decisions. And your father, if he can help, probably, he helps just by being your father without getting intimately involved."
- Birch Bayh
(Related: Father, Being, Decisions, Help, President)

"The good news is that parents are the leading influence on kids' decision not to drink alcohol."
- Xavier Becerra
(Related: Decision, Alcohol, Influence, Kids, Leading, News, Parents)

"It is critical that parents and other trusted adults initiate conversations with kids about underage drinking well in advance of the first time they are faced with a decision regarding alcohol."
- Xavier Becerra
(Related: Time, Decision, Alcohol, Drinking, First, Kids, Parents)

"According to Teenage Research Unlimited, 51 percent of 13-15 year olds say they will be faced with making a decision regarding alcohol in the next three months."
- Xavier Becerra
(Related: Decision, Alcohol, Months, Research, Teenage, Will)

"Racism is an ism to which everyone in the world today is exposed; for or against, we must take sides. And the history of the future will differ according to the decision which we make."
- Ruth Benedict
(Related: History, Decision, Future, Racism, Today, Will, World)

"You can hesitate before deciding, but not once the decision is made."
- Jose Bergamin
(Related: Decision)

"The decision violates both the letter and spirit of the law."
- Philip E. Berger
(Related: Decision, Law, Spirit)

"I cannot understand for the life of me why DOE is going forward with this licensing procedure when we do not know whether or not the scientific documentation upon which you are basing your decisions is, in fact, flawed."
- Shelley Berkley
(Related: Life, Decisions, Fact)

"Life certainly points it out to you - 'you can go this way or the other way.' You have to decide and it's a very strong decision because, would you sleep well knowing that you're living in the best place, but you're letting the place where you should live alone?"
- Gael Garcia Bernal
(Related: Life, Decision, Living, Sleep)

"Every decision that you make you have to be incredible congruent. It doesn't mean that you have to starve. If you need money, you do something that gives you money, that's normal."
- Gael Garcia Bernal
(Related: Money, Decision)

"Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do."
- Wendell Berry
(Related: Nature, Deals, Decisions, Justice, Memory, Party, Politicians, Sense)

"The decision is not whether or not we will ration care. The decision will be whether we ration care with our eyes open."
- Donald Berwick
(Related: Decision, Care, Eyes, Open, Will)

"You get a lawyer whether you're in a military tribunal or whether you're in a federal court, number one. The attorney general decided that the court with the biggest - with the greatest venue, with the best jurisdiction was the New York court. That was the right decision to make."
- Joe Biden
(Related: Decision, Court, Military, Right)

"Young people in the business have grown up and made the wrong decisions, or bad decisions, and haven't been good role models. To be someone that people look up to is important to me."
- Justin Bieber
(Related: Business, People, Decisions, Wrong)

"I am much more involved in the filmmaking experience on Mag Seven. I'm much more involved in story elements, casting decisions, the writing of the show, the blocking of the scenes."
- Michael Biehn
(Related: Experience, Decisions, Writing)

"For me, romance isn't an over-the-top act. It's someone offering to help and to support me. Or if that person thinks I'm making the wrong decision, he'll tell me. I want him to be honest, because being that honest takes a lot of guts."
- Thora Birch
(Related: Romance, Decision, Act, Being, Help, Support, Want, Wrong)

"The great questions of the day will not be settled by means of speeches and majority decisions but by iron and blood."
- Otto von Bismarck
(Related: Blood, Day, Decisions, Majority, Questions, Will)

"First of all; Frank was the BOSS. We didn't question any of his motives or decisions at the time."
- Jimmy Carl Black
(Related: Time, Boss, Decisions, First, Motives, Question)

"Let's put aside the politics and trust the people. Let's embrace the unique opportunity we all have; take the heat and make the hard and difficult decisions, knowing that we're doing it to make things better for the people of Illinois."
- Rod Blagojevich
(Related: Politics, Trust, People, Opportunity, Decisions)

"I like to think I would not have approved those methods in the past, but I do not fault those who made the decisions at that time, and I will absolutely defend those who carried out the interrogations within the orders they were given."
- Dennis C. Blair
(Related: Time, Decisions, Fault, Past, Will)

"The South Africans decided that they would like to prove to the world they did not have any nuclear weapons and their decision was not doubted because it was the end of the Cold War, it was also the end of apartheid."
- Hans Blix
(Related: War, Decision, End, Weapons, World)

"You don't make spending decisions, investment decisions, hiring decisions, or whether-you're-going-to-look-for-a-job decisions when you don't know what's going to happen."
- Michael Bloomberg
(Related: Decisions, Hiring, Investment)

"Every decision that they take has enormous consequences, and ripple out from the White House."
- Sidney Blumenthal
(Related: Decision, Consequences)

"Clinton took very tough decisions on the economy."
- Sidney Blumenthal
(Related: Decisions, Economy)

"The decision to join or not join a service union, political party or other organization should be left up to the individual. No such organization has the right to take money out of the pockets of state workers without their proper consent."
- Matt Blunt
(Related: Money, Decision, Party, Right, Service, State, Workers)

"When business executives are making the artistic decisions and don't understand animation, things can go awry."
- Don Bluth
(Related: Business, Animation, Decisions)

"The very purpose of the Bill of Rights and the Constitution is to protect minority rights against majority voters. Every court decision that strikes down discriminatory legislation, including past Supreme Court decisions, affirming the fundamental rights to marry the person you love, overrules a majority decision."
- David Boies
(Related: Love, Decision, Purpose, Constitution, Court, Decisions, Rights, Legislation, Majority, Minority, Past)

"Griffin Bell later apologized to me for that decision."
- Julian Bond
(Related: Decision)

"It is the characteristic excellence of the strong man that he can bring momentous issues to the fore and make a decision about them. The weak are always forced to decide between alternatives they have not chosen themselves."
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer
(Related: Decision, Excellence, Man)

"An expert is someone who has succeeded in making decisions and judgements simpler through knowing what to pay attention to and what to ignore."
- Edward de Bono
(Related: Attention, Decisions)

"The 9/11 Commission strongly recommends that the National Intelligence Director be fully in control of the budget, from developing it to implementing it, to ensuring that the National Intelligence Director has the clout to make decisions."
- Leonard Boswell
(Related: Intelligence, Control, Decisions)

"Concerned that others were not coming onto the summit and because I had no radio link to those below me, I began to wonder if there were difficulties down the mountain. I made the decision to descend."
- Anatoli Boukreev
(Related: Decision, Difficulties, Wonder)

"Decisions should be based on facts, objectively considered."
- Marvin Bower
(Related: Decisions, Facts)

"Medical professionals, not insurance company bureaucrats, should be making health care decisions."
- Barbara Boxer
(Related: Health, Medical, Care, Company, Decisions, professionals)

"I made the decision to come back to New York, quit my job and move to Paris."
- Ed Bradley
(Related: Decision, Job, Paris)

"This is as true in everyday life as it is in battle: we are given one life and the decision is ours whether to wait for circumstances to make up our mind, or whether to act, and in acting, to live."
- Omar N. Bradley
(Related: Life, Decision, Act, Acting, Circumstances, Mind)

"But we made a decision based on the fact that we have been up there a long time and that we feel that the seniority is important to the people of Louisiana."
- John Breaux
(Related: Time, People, Decision, Fact)

"The consequences of decisions don't just affect spreadsheets... They affect, in fundamental ways, the lives of people and they often mean the difference between life and death."
- Phil Bredesen
(Related: Death, Life, People, Consequences, Decisions, Difference)

"Appellant constituted a legitimate class of one, and this provides a basis for Congress's decision to proceed with dispatch with respect to his materials."
- William J. Brennan, Jr.
(Related: Decision, Class, Congress, Respect)

"You have no idea how promising the world begins to look once you have decided to have it all for yourself. And how much healthier your decisions are once they become entirely selfish."
- Anita Brookner
(Related: Idea, Decisions, World)

"I like being in control of making all the major decisions pertaining to my projects. That's something that you don't get to do in a group. Everything has to be voted on - every minor decision."
- Bobby Brown
(Related: Control, Decision, Being, Decisions, Projects)

"A peacefulness follows any decision, even the wrong one."
- Rita Mae Brown
(Related: Decision, Wrong)

"Choose your life's mate carefully. From this one decision will come 90 percent of all your happiness or misery."
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
(Related: Happiness, Life, Decision, Misery, Will)

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

"Another thing that was unique about working on this stuff was that I was engineering it. I used many of the things I had learned while I was away from the band. It sort of vindicated my decision to leave in '87."
- Lindsey Buckingham
(Related: Decision, Engineering)

"In rendering its decision in our case, the Supreme Court equated money with speech because these days it takes the first to make yourself heard."
- James L. Buckley
(Related: Money, Decision, Court, First, Speech)

"Indecision may or may not be my problem."
- Jimmy Buffett
(Related: Indecision, May)

"So I don't blame Boies for the decision of the Court at all."
- Vincent Bugliosi
(Related: Decision, Blame, Court)

"The felonious five in their Supreme Court decision never said Gore did anything improperly in Florida."
- Vincent Bugliosi
(Related: Decision, Court)

"English policy may not yet have made the definite decision to attack us; but it doubtless wishes, by all and every means, even the most extreme, to hinder every further expansion of German international influence and of German maritime power."
- Bernhard von Bulow
(Related: Power, Policy, Decision, English, Extreme, Influence, May, Wishes)

"The activists will not stop in trying to impose their extreme views on the rest of us, and they have now plotted out a state-by-state strategy to increase the number of judicial decisions redefining marriage without the voice of the people being heard."
- Jim Bunning
(Related: Marriage, People, Strategy, Being, Decisions, Extreme, Now, Rest, State, Trying, Voice, Will)

"Difficult times require difficult decisions. But supporting this bill shouldn't be a difficult decision."
- Jim Bunning
(Related: Decision, Decisions)

"While different people may approach opportunities in different ways, we need to base decisions on a fundamental set of values as we chart our course of action."
- Ron D. Burton
(Related: People, Action, Values, Decisions, May)

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

"We don't believe in planners and deciders making the decisions on behalf of Americans."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Americans, Decisions)

"Every nation in every region now has a decision to make. Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Decision, Nation, Now)

"I understand everybody in this country doesn't agree with the decisions I've made. And I made some tough decisions. But people know where I stand."
- George W. Bush
(Related: People, Country, Decisions)

"It's not like he called me up and asked me. They've never wanted to throw us into that world, and I think our decision probably shocked them. But I love my dad, and I think I'd regret it if I didn't do this."
- Jenna Bush
(Related: Love, Dad, Decision, Regret, World)

"Well, we've faced very difficult decisions and challenges in our country, every one of us have, as we - since September 11th, as we fought the war on terror, all of those decisions that the President had to make to put young men and women in harm's way."
- Laura Bush
(Related: Men, War, Women, Country, Decisions, Harm, President, Terror)

"The politics of the Cape Town Metro, which allows an executive Mayoral committee to make secret decisions which affect you, behind closed doors, is wrong!"
- Mangosuthu Buthelezi
(Related: Politics, Committee, Decisions)

"Bishops are like umpires. You have to have them to call the close decisions."
- Frank Butler
(Related: Decisions)

"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)

"One right decision doth not a great president make."
- Herman Cain
(Related: Decision, President, Right)

"Time plays a role in almost every decision. And some decisions define your attitude about time."
- John Cale
(Related: Time, Attitude, Decision, Decisions)

"Some people, however long their experience or strong their intellect, are temperamentally incapable of reaching firm decisions."
- James Callaghan
(Related: Experience, People, Decisions, Intellect)

"At a time when we're having to take such difficult decisions about how to cut back without damaging the things that matter the most, we should strain every sinew to cut error, waste and fraud."
- David Cameron
(Related: Time, Decisions, Error, Fraud, Waste)

"I would never want to live in L.A., and I made that decision years ago, so I never chose that path for myself, although I have much respect for those that do it at a high level."
- Matt Cameron
(Related: Decision, Respect, Want, Years)

"Pakistan could be uneasy on the position of Indian military. But both the countries should take a bold decision, breaking from their past, to transform their relationship."
- Simon Cameron
(Related: Decision, Countries, Military, Past)

"Every decision is liberating, even if it leads to disaster. Otherwise, why do so many people walk upright and with open eyes into their misfortune?"
- Elias Canetti
(Related: People, Decision, Disaster, Eyes, Misfortune, Open)

"Indecision and delays are the parents of failure."
- George Canning
(Related: Failure, Indecision, Parents)

"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've got to trust the politicians with these decisions."
- George Carey
(Related: Trust, Decisions, Politicians)

"Sometimes decisions get made and it ends up being God doing for you what you couldn't do for yourself."
- Charisma Carpenter
(Related: God, Being, Decisions)

"I made a decision back in 1978 that, in a trade off for money when I directed Halloween, I would have my name above the title in order to basically brand these movies my own."
- John Carpenter
(Related: Money, Movies, Decision, Name, Order, Trade)

"My big fight is not in the movie and I don't understand that decision but I know he's right about it, whatever it is. Quentin did not hire me because I'm a kung fu expert; he hired me because he liked to listen to me talk."
- David Carradine
(Related: Decision, Fight, Right, Talk)

"I made a series of wrong decisions about moderately recent books, and I've sold the rights to studios for ridiculous amounts of money and the films have never been made. That's the saddest thing of all, because they're locked up and no one else can make them."
- John Le Carre
(Related: Money, Books, Decisions, Rights, Wrong)

"Within the last three years the amount of classified materials has doubled to 15.6 million decisions to classify documents."
- Hodding Carter
(Related: Decisions, Years)

"It is difficult for the common good to prevail against the intense concentration of those who have a special interest, especially if the decisions are made behind locked doors."
- Jimmy Carter
(Related: Decisions, Interest)

"My decision to register women confirms what is already obvious throughout our society-that women are now providing all types of skills in every profession. The military should be no exception."
- Jimmy Carter
(Related: Women, Society, Decision, Military, Now, Obvious, Profession)

"I leave to others the decision as to the good or evil tendencies of my character, but such as it is it shines upon my countenance, and there it can easily be detected by any physiognomist."
- Giacomo Casanova
(Related: Character, Decision, Evil)

"Indeed, an entire generation of Americans has grown to adulthood since the Roe decision of 1973, which held that the right to choose an abortion was a privacy right protected by our Constitution."
- Robert Casey
(Related: Decision, Abortion, Adulthood, Americans, Constitution, Privacy, Right)

"They were often the first students in their family to go to college and the very idea of higher education was still foreign to them. They had to make a conscious and often difficult decision to come to college."
- Michael N. Castle
(Related: Education, Family, Idea, Decision, College, First, Students)

"It was a fair decision, the penalty, even though it was debatable whether it was inside or outside the box."
- Bobby Charlton
(Related: Decision)

"Had the decision belonged to Senator Kerry, Saddam hussein would still be in power today in Iraq. In fact, Saddam Hussein would almost certainly still be in control of Kuwait."
- Dick Cheney
(Related: Power, Control, Decision, Fact, Iraq, Today)

"Well, I mean, Congress did originally set the formula for the state grants, and they guaranteed every state a minimum formula. So that was a congressional decision."
- Michael Chertoff
(Related: Decision, Congress, Formula, State)

"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)

"All over the place, from the popular culture to the propaganda system, there is constant pressure to make people feel that they are helpless, that the only role they can have is to ratify decisions and to consume."
- Noam Chomsky
(Related: People, Culture, Decisions, Popular, Pressure, Propaganda)

"If we make the tough decisions now, we will be one year ahead of 80 percent of the states in the race to economic growth. If we fail to act, we will fall even further behind... by going first, we can become first."
- Chris Christie
(Related: Growth, Act, Decisions, First, Now, Race, states, Will)

"The decision to use only the name Christo was made deliberately when we were young because it is difficult for one artist to get established and we wanted to put all the chances on our side."
- Christo
(Related: Decision, Artist, Name)

"The German decision to fight is implacable. Even if they were given more than they ask, they would attack just the same, because they are possessed by the demon of destruction."
- Galeazzo Ciano
(Related: Decision, Destruction, Fight)

"Since all life is futility, then the decision to exist must be the most irrational of all."
- Emile M. Cioran
(Related: Life, Decision)

"The hurricane complicates things in that what would have been purely a business decision becomes a decision of the heart."
- Henry Cisneros
(Related: Business, Heart, Decision)

"In a recent decision of the Supreme Court, not made, however, by the full court, and concurred in by only four justices, it was held that the seller of a patented mimeograph could bind the purchaser to use only his ink in the machine, though the ink was not patented."
- John Bates Clark
(Related: Decision, Court, Machine)

"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)

"Part of the joy of looking at art is getting in sync in some ways with the decision-making process that the artist used and the record that's embedded in the work."
- Chuck Close
(Related: Art, Work, Decision, Artist, Joy)

"I'm plagued with indecision in my life. I can't figure out what to order in a restaurant."
- Chuck Close
(Related: Life, Indecision, Order)

"I think most paintings are a record of the decisions that the artist made. I just perhaps make them a little clearer than some people have."
- Chuck Close
(Related: People, Artist, Decisions)

"Tonight, I concurred with President Bush when he stated that the decisions on future involvement of U.S. troops in Iraq should be left to the Pentagon and not politicians in Washington."
- Howard Coble
(Related: Decisions, Future, Iraq, Politicians, President, Troops, Washington)

"Law is a formless mass of isolated decisions."
- Morris Raphael Cohen
(Related: Decisions, Law)

"The discipline of daily devotion to God undergirds decisions."
- Edwin Louis Cole
(Related: God, Discipline, Decisions, Devotion)

"Take the decision in early March to arrest Muqtada al-Sadr. It was made apparently without knowledge or understanding of the nature of his movement or how widespread it is."
- Juan Cole
(Related: Nature, Knowledge, Decision, March, Understanding)

"It is intellectually dishonest to look backwards with all the facts and judge the decisions that were made with almost none of the facts, or the facts that existed hidden in the normal cloud of endless speculation of what might happen."
- Norm Coleman
(Related: Decisions, Facts)

"I've already felt that I want to direct. Being an executive producer is like the best job in the world because you make all these executive decisions and then you leave the money to other people. You don't have to be on set and counting beans."
- Robbie Coltrane
(Related: Money, People, Being, Decisions, Job, Want, World)

"Exhaustion and exasperation are frequently the handmaidens of legislative decision."
- Barber B. Conable, Jr.
(Related: Decision, Exasperation, Exhaustion)

"I don't think it's the function of Congress to function well. It should drag its heels on the way to decision."
- Barber B. Conable, Jr.
(Related: Decision, Congress)

"If you make the unconditional commitment to reach your most important goals, if the strength of your decision is sufficient, you will find the way and the power to achieve your goals."
- Robert Conklin
(Related: Power, Decision, Goals, Strength, Commitment, Will)

"The Magna Carta is widely known to be one of the foundational documents for our Constitution. I can only imagine that a mention of that in a court decision would be forbidden by our friends on the right."
- John Conyers
(Related: Decision, Constitution, Court, Forbidden, Friends, Right)

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

"Thirty to 40 years ago, most financial decisions were fairly simple."
- Scott Cook
(Related: Financial, Decisions, Years)

"Even the once simple home mortgage now has so many flavors and styles and variations that it is difficult for people to make a decision."
- Scott Cook
(Related: Home, People, Decision, Now)

"As a rule it usually takes three or four readings for me to be interested in a script, and if I'm interested I'll read it three or four times before I make a strong decision."
- Chris Cooper
(Related: Decision)

"I am very proud to come back, to speak on the disinterested effort we have made and I believe that, with all due respect, that the decisions we made, when we turned our final report over to President Johnson, will stand in history."
- John Sherman Cooper
(Related: History, Decisions, Effort, President, Respect, Will)

"And yes, there's a simplicity to writing books because you're not a member of a team, so you make all the decisions yourself instead of deferring to a committee."
- Bernard Cornwell
(Related: Books, Committee, Decisions, Simplicity, Writing)

"In America, politicians do whatever to get re-elected, and a lot of decisions that were being made at that time by Kennedy were certain not to get him re-elected."
- Kevin Costner
(Related: Time, America, Being, Decisions, Politicians)

"Only losers make decisions when things are bad. The time to rejig your life is the time when it's seemingly smooth."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: Life, Time, Decisions)

"We are the creative force of our life, and through our own decisions rather than our conditions, if we carefully learn to do certain things, we can accomplish those goals."
- Stephen Covey
(Related: Life, Goals, Decisions, Force)

"By the time I entered college, I had decided not to have children, a decision that was never regretted. Accordingly, I was careful to court only girls who wanted to have professional careers."
- Donald Cram
(Related: Time, Decision, Careers, Children, College, Court, Girls)

"Making a wrong decision is understandable. Refusing to search continually for learning is not."
- Phil Crosby
(Related: Decision, Learning, Wrong)

"And we made decisions on each of those matters which were ultimately upheld by the courts."
- Lloyd Cutler
(Related: Decisions)

"Don't get yourself in certain circumstances or instances, because it's not a good feeling to be sitting in that chair where you've got 12 people that are in control of your life. You have an opportunity to be in control of your life for yourself by the decisions that you make."
- Puff Daddy
(Related: Life, People, Opportunity, Control, Circumstances, Decisions, Feeling)

"I got a chance to have my dream come true, and I wanted to make sure I made the decision as to when I dropped my last album. If I don't feel like this album is an incredible piece of work, then I'm cool with the albums I've done. I don't have to put out another album."
- Puff Daddy
(Related: Work, Dream, Decision, Chance)

"Always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter. Walt Disney Every decision you make is a mistake."
- Edward Dahlberg
(Related: Life, Mistake, Decision, Disney)

"Every decision you make is a mistake."
- Edward Dahlberg
(Related: Mistake, Decision)

"In the coming days, I know there will be some reflecting on my time as mayor. Many of you will search to find what's behind my decision. It's simple. I have always believed that every person, especially public officials, must understand when it is time to move on. For me, that time is now."
- Richard M. Daley
(Related: Time, Decision, Now, Public, Will)

"Senators, like everyone else, want to feel a part of this decision-making process. They want to feel included."
- Tom Daschle
(Related: Decision, Senators, Want)

"The two important things I did learn were that you are as powerful and strong as you allow yourself to be, and that the most difficult part of any endeavor is taking the first step, making the first decision."
- Robyn Davidson
(Related: Decision, First)

"Jerry Rice made the decision and we honestly tried to accommodate him the best way we can."
- Al Davis
(Related: Decision)

"It's a democracy and if I am outvoted, I have to accept the majority decisions."
- Moshe Dayan
(Related: Decisions, Democracy, Majority)

"My presidential victory, if it had happened, would have been artificial in relation to the Socialist party. It may be that on my deathbed, I will come to regret my decision, but for the moment, I live at peace with it."
- Jacques Delors
(Related: Peace, Decision, Victory, May, Party, Regret, Will)

"I don't have a particular recommendation other than that we base decisions on as much hard data as possible. We need to carefully look at all the options and all their ramifications in making our decisions."
- Dorothy Denning
(Related: Decisions, Options)

"My decision on this matter is as certain and final as death and the staggering New Deal taxes."
- Thomas Dewey
(Related: Death, Decision, Taxes)

"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)

"Drug misuse is not a disease, it is a decision, like the decision to step out in front of a moving car. You would call that not a disease but an error of judgment."
- Philip K. Dick
(Related: Car, Decision, Disease, Error, Judgment)

"The decisions of law courts should never be printed: in the long run, they form a counter authority to the law."
- Denis Diderot
(Related: Authority, Decisions, Law)

"The individual always realizes only one of the possibilities in its development, which could always have taken a different turning whenever it has to make an important decision."
- Wilhelm Dilthey
(Related: Development, Decision, Possibilities)

"It's not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are."
- Roy E. Disney
(Related: Values, Decisions)

"When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier."
- Roy E. Disney
(Related: Values, Decisions)

"Low-income taxpayers deserve the same rights as everyone else. It was wrong of the IRS to target low-income taxpayers, and I am please by the decision to correct this unfair practice."
- Christopher Dodd
(Related: Decision, Rights, Practice, Wrong)

"What I thought we ought to try to do in a book like this is to focus closely on Lincoln, himself, to see what he knew, how he knew it, how he came to make the decisions that he did, and how he implemented them."
- David Herbert Donald
(Related: Thought, Decisions, Focus)

"Bullying wasn't okay in elementary school and it isn't okay now, especially when it comes in the form of a U.S. Supreme Court decision."
- John Doolittle
(Related: Decision, Court, Now, School)

"I came into American politics and into this political system proud of politics and the way we make decisions."
- Byron Dorgan
(Related: Politics, American, Decisions)

"At the constitutional level where we work, 90 percent of any decision is emotional. The rational part of us supplies the reasons for supporting our predilections."
- William O. Douglas
(Related: Work, Decision)

"The association promotes a way of life, not causes; a harmony in living, not political faiths; a bilateral loyalty, not commercial or social projects. Yet it is an association for as noble a purpose as any involved in any prior decisions."
- William O. Douglas
(Related: Life, Purpose, Causes, Decisions, Harmony, Living, Loyalty, Projects)

"Making good decisions is a crucial skill at every level."
- Peter Drucker
(Related: Decisions, Skill)

"Most discussions of decision making assume that only senior executives make decisions or that only senior executives' decisions matter. This is a dangerous mistake."
- Peter Drucker
(Related: Mistake, Decision, Decisions)

"Checking the results of a decision against its expectations shows executives what their strengths are, where they need to improve, and where they lack knowledge or information."
- Peter Drucker
(Related: Knowledge, Decision, Expectations, Information, Results)

"Man shapes himself through decisions that shape his environment."
- Rene Dubos
(Related: Decisions, Environment, Man)

"In the beginning, when I first found out I had a disease that was incurable, emotionally I had to get used to the idea of being sick before I could think about making any other major decisions in my life."
- Karen Duffy
(Related: Life, Idea, Beginning, Being, Decisions, Disease, First)

"Once - many, many years ago - I thought I made a wrong decision. Of course, it turned out that I had been right all along. But I was wrong to have thought that I was wrong."
- John Foster Dulles
(Related: Thought, Decision, Right, Wrong, Years)

"But the real secret to total gorgeousness is to believe in yourself, have self confindence, and try to be secure in your decisions and thoughts."
- Kirsten Dunst
(Related: Thoughts, Decisions, Self)

"The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure , the process is its own reward."
- Amelia Earhart
(Related: Change, Life, Control, Decision, Act, Rest, Reward, Tenacity)

"Even though I pretty much made my own decisions early on, when I was younger I tended to overbook my life."
- Sheena Easton
(Related: Life, Decisions, Pretty)

"We like to think that our parents made a decision to bring us into the world."
- Christopher Eccleston
(Related: Decision, Parents, World)

"I admire David Lynch so much, and I think he made some bad decisions with Lost Highway."
- Greg Egan
(Related: Decisions)

"As a producer, I think one of the most important decisions you make is not necessarily the material you are working on but the production apparatus that you choose to develop the project with, and that determines what funding you go to, it determines many factors."
- Atom Egoyan
(Related: Decisions, Production, Project)

"The National Academy of Sciences would be unable to give a unanimous decision if asked whether the sun would rise tomorrow."
- Paul R. Ehrlich
(Related: Decision, Sun, Tomorrow)

"Presidents do not go into war lightly. It's a tremendous responsibility in making decisions, and I know Bush must deeply believe this is the only course."
- Julie Nixon Eisenhower
(Related: War, Decisions, Responsibility)

"I wasn't sure how my dad would react. There was an agent sitting behind them and he told me he was embarrassed to watch the scenes. My parents have always been very open. They trust my decisions."
- Shannon Elizabeth
(Related: Dad, Trust, Decisions, Open, Parents)

"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)

"While Mayor Daley surprised me today with his decision to not run for reelection, I have never been surprised by his leadership, dedication and tireless work on behalf of the city and the people of Chicago."
- Rahm Emanuel
(Related: Work, Leadership, People, Decision, Chicago, Dedication, Today)

"Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Decision, Universe)

"I had made a decision early on that we were going to do the right things and that if they worked we were going to be very successful. And if for some reason they didn't, all the claims and the protestations and the excuses wouldn't make any difference."
- John Engler
(Related: Successful, Decision, Difference, Excuses, Reason, Right)

"You win by working hard, making tough decisions and building coalitions."
- John Engler
(Related: Building, Decisions)

"The basis of computer work is predicated on the idea that only the brain makes decisions and only the index finger does the work."
- Brian Eno
(Related: Work, Idea, Computer, Decisions)

"Opinion is that exercise of the human will which helps us to make a decision without information."
- John Erskine
(Related: Decision, Exercise, Information, Opinion, Will)

"Professional managers, coaches, and players have a right to question an umpire's decision if they do it in a professional manner. When they become personal, profane, or violent, they have crossed the line and must be dealt with accordingly."
- Jim Evans
(Related: Decision, Coaches, Managers, Question, Right, Umpire)

"Minor league umpires are evaluated in their respective leagues each year and rated numerically. This enables umpires to know where they stand and helps them make prudent career decisions."
- Jim Evans
(Related: Career, Decisions)

"On the plains of hesitation bleach the bones of countless millions who, at the dawn of decision, sat down to wait, and waiting died."
- Sam Ewing
(Related: Decision, Dawn, Hesitation, Waiting)

"Arnold Schwarzenegger's publicist told USA Today that the actor has not ruled out running for governor of California, saying that he will make a decision soon. Reportedly Arnold needs that time to learn how to pronounce "gubernatorial.""
- Jimmy Fallon
(Related: Time, Decision, Actor, Needs, Running, Saying, Today, Will)

"The decision of such judges as Claudius and his Senate is worth very little in the question of a man's innocence or guilt; but the sentence was that Seneca should be banished to the island of Corsica."
- Frederic William Farrar
(Related: Decision, Guilt, Innocence, Judges, Man, Question, Senate, Worth)

"The only thing we don't do together is get in front of an actor and show any indecision at all about what we think. We don't always agree, so we meet privately, then one or the other will approach the actor."
- Bobby Farrelly
(Related: Actor, Indecision, Will)

"The key to making the inspections work is the Iraqi government making the crucial decision that because of the international pressure Iraq has to disarm itself."
- Douglas Feith
(Related: Government, Work, Decision, Iraq, Key, Pressure)

"It's funny; I actually made poorer decisions when I sobered up then when I was screwed up."
- Corey Feldman
(Related: Funny, Decisions)

"The last eight years have created a lot of deep-seated hostility. People take political decisions very personally, and today there is a constant, ongoing attack, with one side or the other being maligned."
- Fred F. Fielding
(Related: People, Being, Decisions, Deep, Today, Years)

"When I left Barcelona, staying in Spain was an important factor in my decision to join Madrid. I did not have to change country or learn a new language, adopt a different sort of lifestyle, and so on."
- Luis Figo
(Related: Change, Decision, Country, Language, Spain)

"Do not be afraid to make decisions, do not be afraid to make mistakes."
- Carly Fiorina
(Related: Decisions, Mistakes)

"We were in opposition to the decision to go to war. But after the war happened, it was clear that you could not sit and look-there would be a breeding ground for terrorism or a new collapsed or failed state named Iraq!"
- Joschka Fischer
(Related: War, Decision, Breeding, Opposition, State, Terrorism)

"We have the duty of formulating, of summarizing, and of communicating our conclusions, in intelligible form, in recognition of the right of other free minds to utilize them in making their own decisions."
- Ronald Fisher
(Related: Decisions, Duty, Right)

"The drug plans our seniors choose will define their health care options for years to come. If they do not make a decision and wait until the May 15 deadline passes, they will face penalties and higher prices for the drugs that they need."
- Mike Fitzpatrick
(Related: Health, Decision, Care, Drugs, May, Options, Will, Years)

"If my daughter wants to get into this business, I would support that decision. She's going to have a hard time not being in it. She loves food and she's around it all the time."
- Bobby Flay
(Related: Food, Time, Business, Daughter, Decision, Being, Support)

"Whatever I contributed to the unique morale of the Cardinals was part of this growth, and so, of course, was my decision to have it out in public with the owners of organized baseball."
- Curt Flood
(Related: Decision, Growth, Baseball, Public)

"We must rid this nation of the United Nations, which provides the communist conspiracy with a headquarters here on our own shores, and which actually makes it impossible for the United States to form its own decisions about its conduct and policies in Europe and Asia."
- John T. Flynn
(Related: Decisions, Europe, Nation, Nations, states, United)

"Well, I wouldn't say that this experience had any influence on my decision to do this film about Andy, because Andy was apolitical. Andy was never political."
- Milos Forman
(Related: Experience, Decision, Film, Influence)

"The movie business is very much like that: people in authority making purely emotional decisions instead of interesting rational ones."
- Bill Forsyth
(Related: Business, People, Authority, Decisions)

"A man without decision can never be said to belong to himself."
- John W. Foster
(Related: Decision, Man)

"Perhaps no mightier conflict of mind occurs ever again in a lifetime than that first decision to unseat one's own tooth."
- Gene Fowler
(Related: Decision, Conflict, First, Mind)

"If we do not make tough decisions now, future Americans will have to make even tougher ones."
- Virginia Foxx
(Related: Americans, Decisions, Future, Now, Will)

"I think you always hope you can play forever, but you always realize that time will come... I was fortunate I was able to make a decision, move on and do it comfortably."
- Ron Francis
(Related: Time, Decision, Hope, Play, Will)

"But when others suggested that the poor should not simply be the objects of these programs but also the subjects - that they should be actively involved in shaping the programs, making decisions about how to spend the money etc. - some of the previous supporters reconsidered."
- Barney Frank
(Related: Money, Decisions, Poor)

"Capitalism works better from every perspective when the economic decision makers are forced to share power with those who will be affected by those decisions."
- Barney Frank
(Related: Power, Decision, Capitalism, Decisions, Perspective, Will)

"In this view, the role of the great majority of Americans is simply to buy the products produced, work happily for their wages, and leave all of the significant economic decisions to the capitalists."
- Barney Frank
(Related: Work, Americans, Decisions, Majority, Wages)

"Increasing inequality in income distribution in this country has broader policy implications, and there is also the growing problem of perverse incentives that result from executives receiving grossly disproportionate compensation based on decisions they themselves take."
- Barney Frank
(Related: Policy, Country, Decisions, Income, Inequality, Result)

"I never participated in far-reaching political decisions, since I never belonged to the circle of the closest associates of Adolf Hitler, neither was I consulted by Adolf Hitler on general political questions, nor did I ever take part in conferences about such problems."
- Hans Frank
(Related: Decisions, Problems, Questions)

"Keep your temper. A decision made in anger is never sound."
- Ford Frick
(Related: Anger, Decision, Sound, Temper)

"When my writing really started to take off was when I made a decision that I would write only what I wanted to write, and if 10 people wanted to hear it, that's fine."
- David Friedman
(Related: People, Decision, Writing)

"I was ready to accept the philosophy that the Party is right and that in the coming struggle you could not permit yourself any doubts after the party had made a decision."
- Klaus Fuchs
(Related: Decision, Party, Philosophy, Right, Struggle)

"That the decision is taken away from the voters, and as in 2000 turned over to the lawyers and the courts."
- John Fund
(Related: Decision, Lawyers)

"As a former mayor, I know that local governments must have control over land use decisions."
- Elton Gallegly
(Related: Control, Decisions, Land)

"Now, I - for several years while I was researching this book, I felt quite obsessed by thoughts about sentencing, punishment, how judges arrive at their decisions."
- Helen Garner
(Related: Thoughts, Decisions, Judges, Now, Punishment, Years)

"There isn't as much passion and outrage in today's newspapers. That may be because of a corporate decision, but they've lost their personality."
- Michael Gartner
(Related: Decision, Corporate, May, Newspapers, Passion, Personality, Today)

"I know as a manager you have to abide by the chairman's decisions. But his decisions were this team, that team, this player, that player. The chairman is a control freak."
- Paul Gascoigne
(Related: Manager, Control, Decisions)

"I have heard your views. They do not harmonize with mine. The decision is taken unanimously."
- Charles de Gaulle
(Related: Decision)

"Management manages by making decisions and by seeing that those decisions are implemented."
- Harold S. Geneen
(Related: Management, Decisions)

"I'm confident in our resolve to make the decisions necessary to keep our country and our people safe and prosperous and I look forward to representing the citizens of Pennsylvania's 6th Congressional District for the next two years."
- Jim Gerlach
(Related: People, Country, Decisions, Years)

"We got involved in the Rwanda peace process for the simple reason that there was a decision which was taken by the Security Council, because the troops were in Uganda, and we decided to have a military presence."
- Boutros Boutros Ghali
(Related: Peace, Decision, Military, Reason, Security, Troops)

"But definitely, when a decision is taken, or when you are trying to oppose a decision, you are in a weaker position than the member states, because they know more about the situation than you. We gave information, but they never gave us any information."
- Boutros Boutros Ghali
(Related: Decision, Information, states, Trying)

"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)

"On September 11, 2001, we thought we were going to be attacked many, many times between then and now. We haven't been. I believe we had a president who made the right decision at the right time... to put us on offense against terrorists."
- Rudy Giuliani
(Related: Time, Thought, Decision, Now, President, Right)

"The more decisions you make, the better, statistically, your odds of success are. And what I also learned was, it doesn't matter: anything can be fixed. When you're directing, you can agonize, but you can't indulge. Stuff has to happen."
- Tony Goldwyn
(Related: Success, Decisions)

"I feel very confident that that information should be sufficient for the members of the Senate to make an informed decision about John Roberts' qualifications."
- Alberto Gonzales
(Related: Decision, Information, Senate)

"In this job, you're going to make decisions. You'll say things that some people are going to love them, some people are going to hate them. It's just part of the job."
- Alberto Gonzales
(Related: Love, People, Decisions, Hate, Job)

"I have voted to make tough decisions in budgetary times, I've served on two recessionary budgets, my opponent has never served on any a budget committee where there was less money to spend than the year before."
- Matt Gonzalez
(Related: Money, Budgets, Committee, Decisions)

"But Eddie does not make all the decisions. Eddie can listen to reason; Eddie can be swayed or talked in or out of certain things. Eddie allows other people to lead in this band and to have certain roles that are very fundamental to the decision-making process."
- Stone Gossard
(Related: People, Decision, Decisions, Reason)

"My primary lesson, however, was that I'm a solo writer, happiest when I'm making all the executive decisions. I've always been willing to rise or fall on my own merits."
- Sue Grafton
(Related: Decisions, Writer)

"What a rush it was to plunge into the bin of official decision and cast a ballot in favor of FUN."
- Wavy Gravy
(Related: Decision, Fun)

"I have to say that I have no regrets about my decision to become a priest or about the major directions my ministry has taken me... I have been and am happy as a priest, and I have never been lonely... I could have used a bit more solitude."
- Andrew Greeley
(Related: Decision, Lonely, Solitude)

"I firmly believe in marriage. It's a real important decision that takes a lot of dedication and time. If you're thinking about divorce. You shouldn't get married."
- Seth Green
(Related: Marriage, Time, Decision, Dedication, Divorce, Thinking)

"If members of the security apparatus could, with impunity, keep from those elected by the people that which they're entitled to know - or worse, feed false information - those who could control the classified data could be the real decision makers."
- Harold H. Greene
(Related: People, Control, Decision, Information, Security)

"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)

"We've established a Washington State Academy of Sciences that will enable us to make decisions based on science about what is right for our state, meaning the quality of our lives will get better."
- Christine Gregoire
(Related: Science, Quality, Decisions, Meaning, Right, State, Washington, Will)

"The U.N. has been so disappointing to date on the whole Rwanda issue that despite the people they've sent through, and I have no doubt their competence, in the end, the decision is going to be made by other people and not by them."
- Tony Greig
(Related: People, Decision, Competence, Doubt, End)

"In terms of broadcasting, you have to make decisions about where you want to spend your time."
- Lisa Guerrero
(Related: Time, Decisions, Want)

"I consider Bush's decision to call for a war against terrorism a serious mistake. He is elevating these criminals to the status of war enemies, and one cannot lead a war against a network if the term war is to retain any definite meaning."
- Jurgen Habermas
(Related: War, Mistake, Decision, Enemies, Meaning, Network, Terrorism)

"It's easy to make good decisions when there are no bad options."
- Robert Half
(Related: Decisions, Options)

"The myths have always condemned those who "looked back." Condemned them, whatever the paradise may have been which they were leaving. Hence this shadow over each departure from your decision."
- Dag Hammarskjold
(Related: Decision, Departure, Paradise, May, Myths, Shadow)

"Peace is not the product of a victory or a command. It has no finishing line, no final deadline, no fixed definition of achievement. Peace is a never-ending process, the work of many decisions."
- Oscar Hammerstein II
(Related: Peace, Work, Achievement, Victory, Decisions)

"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)

"The offhand decision of some commonplace mind high in office at a critical moment influences the course of events for a hundred years."
- Thomas Hardy
(Related: Decision, Events, Mind, Office, Years)

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

"I made career decisions that came from the part of me who wanted to shun the limelight."
- Ed Harris
(Related: Career, Decisions)

"If the courts are making the decisions, it matters who the judge is and, of course, people are concerned with what is the bottom line."
- John Harrison
(Related: People, Decisions)

"Hollywood is run by people who sit up in their executive office, who are not connected to Mississippi, Alabama, Chicago, South Carolina. They know nothing about that, they don't go to church, and they make their decisions about what they think is right."
- Steve Harvey
(Related: People, Church, Chicago, Decisions, Hollywood, Nothing, Office, Right)

"I would sort out all the arguments and see which belonged to fear and which to creativeness. Other things being equal, I would make the decision which had the larger number of creative reasons on its side."
- Katharine Butler Hathaway
(Related: Fear, Decision, Arguments, Being)

"The politicians of New York have everything that is necessary to make proper decisions and they will have to live with what happens afterwards. The worst scenario is the politicians covering their eyes and turning it over to the FBI."
- Tom Hayden
(Related: Decisions, Eyes, Politicians, Will)

"Some people are going to be happy with my decision, some people aren't... But I must live my life."
- Thomas Hearns
(Related: Life, People, Decision)

"The decisions that Ellen made on her show were between her and her producers. I supported her decisions. I was there to hug her when she got home."
- Anne Heche
(Related: Home, Decisions)

"Billy not only had a distinguished career in the Legislature, but he also has great business instincts and has done exceedingly well making investment decisions in both stocks and private ventures such as real estate."
- Christie Hefner
(Related: Business, Career, Decisions, Investment)

"I defend the right of almost everything to be published... because I think that you're better off in trusting the marketplace than allowing other people to make that decision."
- Christie Hefner
(Related: People, Decision, Right)

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

"You can expect to find these four priorities - education, economic vitality, efficiency in government and the protection of families - woven into my decisions as Governor. They will serve as my compass as I work with you to chart a future course for our state."
- Dave Heineman
(Related: Government, Work, Education, Decisions, Efficiency, Future, Priorities, Protection, State, Vitality, Will)

"I have tried at every point to seek God's wisdom on the decisions I made, and I made it my business to speak up on behalf of the things God tells us are important to Him."
- Jesse Helms
(Related: Business, Wisdom, God, Decisions)

"We must wake up to the insane reality of our time. We are all irresponsible, unless we demand from the responsible decision makers that modern armaments must no longer be made available to people whose former battle axes and swords our ancestors condemned."
- Thor Heyerdahl
(Related: Time, People, Decision, Battle, Reality)

"The decision, therefore, lies here in the East; here must the Russian enemy, this people numbering two hundred million Russians, be destroyed on the battle field and person by person, and made to bleed to death ."
- Heinrich Himmler
(Related: Death, People, Decision, Battle, Enemy, Lies)

"In an artwork you're always looking for artistic decisions, so an ashtray is perfect. An ashtray has got life and death."
- Damien Hirst
(Related: Death, Life, Decisions)

"There are a lot of things going on with my life right now that don't just have to do with career. So I have a hard time making decisions about work. That's really a luxury problem."
- Philip Seymour Hoffman
(Related: Life, Time, Work, Career, Decisions, Luxury, Now, Right)

"I feel really good right now. It will really be a tough decision. It's so hard to give up what you love doing. Hanging up the boots will not be an easy thing to do."
- Hulk Hogan
(Related: Love, Decision, Now, Right, Will)

"We Finns represent a very transparent and open-minded way of reaching political decisions."
- Harri Holkeri
(Related: Decisions, Open)

"I think I can regard myself as a political decision-maker."
- Harri Holkeri
(Related: Decision)

"You cannot make easy decisions unless you first commit yourself to hard solutions."
- Harri Holkeri
(Related: Decisions, First)

"Discussion is just a tool. You have to aim; the final goal must be a decision."
- Harri Holkeri
(Related: Decision, Goal)

"We must have systems of checks and balances to make sure that those people who are making critical decisions for our country are held accountable, and nowhere is that more important than in the area of national security."
- Chris Van Hollen
(Related: People, Country, Decisions, National security)

"I never make conscious decisions."
- Anthony Hopkins
(Related: Decisions)

"For thirty years, beginning with the invention of a privacy right in the Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade, the Left has been waging a systematic assault on the constitutional foundation of the nation."
- David Horowitz
(Related: Decision, Beginning, Court, Invention, Nation, Privacy, Right, Years)

"No, most of the decisions that I make with regard to taking roles, I just look for something that's challenging, something that I think I can accomplish, you know."
- Terrence Howard
(Related: Decisions)

"We need to accept that we won't always make the right decisions, that we'll screw up royally sometimes - understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it's part of success."
- Arianna Huffington
(Related: Success, Failure, Decisions, Right, Understanding)

"Concision in style, precision in thought, decision in life."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Life, Thought, Decision, Style)

"The Growing Smarter laws now in place compel every community to plan their future growth and allow every citizen the right to be heard when those decisions are made."
- Jane D. Hull
(Related: Growth, Community, Decisions, Future, Laws, Now, Right)

"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)

"There are definitely worse people to be compared with. I think Brad Pitt makes interesting decisions."
- Charlie Hunnam
(Related: People, Decisions)

"Because each are going to blame each other. The thing that Canberra has to really get right is the sharing of the resource. But my problem with people in the government who are there for a short time is that there's no consequences for some of these decisions they make."
- Rex Hunt
(Related: Government, Time, People, Blame, Consequences, Decisions, Right, Sharing)

"Our nation must manage significant national security challenges over the next several years. We are already facing a potential conflict with Iraq, new challenges on the Korean peninsula, and key decisions in the president's plans to transform the military."
- Duncan Hunter
(Related: Conflict, Decisions, Iraq, Key, Military, Nation, National security, Potential, President, Years)

"Once you have made the decision to do the film, once you have identified the desire and all the deep and personal, intimate, artistic reasons why you want to do the film, then it's more a matter of how to do things."
- Isabelle Huppert
(Related: Decision, Deep, Desire, Film, Want)

"I very much prefer the balance in a scene to standing out and so you have to make a decision."
- William Hurt
(Related: Decision, Balance)

"But we got up there and decided to stick to this mix of power chords and funk and that's where it really started for us. In having the courage to take that decision. To take a gamble not just with our music but our lives."
- Michael Hutchence
(Related: Music, Power, Courage, Decision)

"Having decisions made not in midnight deals but in the light of objective evidence and after consulting those who will be affected should itself provide some reassurance that the EU is trying to reform itself."
- John Hutton
(Related: Consulting, Deals, Decisions, Light, Midnight, Reassurance, Reform, Trying, Will)

"Another factor is the decision, made in 1976, to sharply divide the FBI and the foreign intelligence agencies. The FBI would collect within the United States; the foreign intelligence agencies would collect overseas."
- Bobby R. Inman
(Related: Intelligence, Decision, states, United)

"Conduct, which involves a decision of the ultimate fate of the agent cannot be based on illusions."
- Muhammed Iqbal
(Related: Decision, Fate)

"Most of us see Justice O'Connor as something of an icon, although we do not agree with all of her decisions."
- Patricia Ireland
(Related: Decisions, Justice)

"My answer to those who oppose my appointment as CEO is that this is really a decision of the YWCA. They want to strengthen their grassroots to advocate on behalf of women's and children's empowerment and ending racism."
- Patricia Ireland
(Related: Women, Decision, Children, Empowerment, Ending, Racism, Want)

""Yield" was completed in 1997 and released in 1998. In the spring of 1997, I had made a decision to stop taking medications that I had been taking daily since 1988."
- Jack Irons
(Related: Decision, Spring)

"When I got to 40 or so... I had the sense when I looked back over my life I would actually see a mess of decisions, a few of which I had thought about, some of which I had sort of stumbled on, and many that I had no control over whatsoever."
- Kazuo Ishiguro
(Related: Life, Thought, Control, Decisions, Sense)

"In the final analysis, it is your decision to make, but it doesn't move as fast as I'd like it to move."
- Alphonso Jackson
(Related: Decision)

"All governments in all wars have used all the means at their disposal to put their own motives, decisions and actions, and the actions of their military forces, in the best possible light."
- Bruce Jackson
(Related: Actions, Decisions, Light, Military, Motives)

"The president's decision yesterday to set into motion the development of the hydrogen bomb... has placed us on the knife-edge of history."
- Henry M. Jackson
(Related: History, Development, Decision, President, Yesterday)

"Of course, if this season turns out to be terrible for me - if I get injured again and this prevents me from reaching a satisfying level, then I could change my decision again. But at this moment, it absolutely feels like the right thing for me to continue through 2003."
- Laurent Jalabert
(Related: Change, Decision, Right)

"There is no more miserable human being than one in whom nothing is habitual but indecision."
- William James
(Related: Being, Indecision, Nothing)

"Understand that sexuality is as wide as the sea. Understand that your morality is not law. Understand that we are you. Understand that if we decide to have sex whether safe, safer, or unsafe, it is our decision and you have no rights in our lovemaking."
- Derek Jarman
(Related: Sex, Morality, Decision, Rights, Law, Sea, Sexuality)

"It took me a long time to reach the decision to retire, actually, from the Art Ensemble."
- Joseph Jarman
(Related: Art, Time, Decision)

"'Referring the matter to a committee' can be a device for diluting authority, diffusing responsibility and delaying decisions."
- Antony Jay
(Related: Authority, Committee, Decisions, Responsibility)

"Think 100 times before you take a decision, But once that decision is taken, stand by it as one man."
- Muhammad Ali Jinnah
(Related: Decision, Man)

"There is a tremendous amount of support for the approach we have taken, which again is to base our decisions on risk analysis and thoughtful scientific process."
- Mike Johanns
(Related: Decisions, Risk, Support, Thoughtful)

"Science is the international language, so when we are able to convince countries that good decision-making for human health and animal health is based upon science, that's a real success story for us."
- Mike Johanns
(Related: Health, Science, Success, Decision, Countries, Language)

"We asked ourselves and the world to base decisions on good science, and I really believe the United States can be the leader in delivering that message to our international trading partners."
- Mike Johanns
(Related: Science, Leader, Decisions, states, United, World)

"In beef trade issues, we base our decisions upon science."
- Mike Johanns
(Related: Science, Decisions, Trade)

"Another thing: despite my youthful appearance, I am quite capable of making decisions."
- Lara St. John
(Related: Appearance, Decisions)

"Love is the foundation from which your decisions about your life should be made."
- Darren L. Johnson
(Related: Life, Love, Decisions)

"Anytime there is a struggle between doing what is actually right and doing what seems right, then your ego is interfering with your decision."
- Darren L. Johnson
(Related: Decision, Ego, Right, Struggle)

"I made a decision that whether or not I was going to make under the national poverty level wasn't going to play a part in whether or not I was an actor. That's what I do."
- Don Johnson
(Related: Decision, Actor, Play, Poverty)

"I'm finding myself really angry over spending and the deficit. I'm finding myself really angry over what's happening in the Middle East, the decision to stay in Afghanistan indefinitely. I'm angry about cap and trade. And I've been on record for a long time on the failed war on drugs."
- Gary Johnson
(Related: Time, War, Decision, Afghanistan, Drugs, Trade)

"We're on the verge of a financial collapse unless we balance the budget, and that means some really, really tough decisions."
- Gary Johnson
(Related: Financial, Balance, Decisions)

"Give people enough guidance to make the decisions you want them to make. Don't tell them what to do, but encourage them to do what is best."
- Jimmy Johnson
(Related: People, Decisions, Guidance, Want)

"I do get angry some time, but if I let that feeling take over it would only cloud my thinking and disable me from making the right decision when it counts the most. I just try to think about my mother, children, God, and of course my freedom."
- Lonnie Earl Johnson
(Related: God, Time, Mother, Decision, Children, Feeling, Freedom, Right, Thinking)

"Presidents quickly realize that while a single act might destroy the world they live in, no one single decision can make life suddenly better or can turn history around for the good."
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Related: History, Life, Decision, Act, World)

"I know a lot of people didn't understand why I came back, and people are still going to say it was stupid and it was the wrong decision. But I'm happy."
- Cobi Jones
(Related: People, Decision, Wrong)

"Everyone has to make their own decisions. I still believe in that. You just have to be able to accept the consequences without complaining."
- Grace Jones
(Related: Complaining, Consequences, Decisions)

"But it's true, it's nothing new that decisions about what movies are to be made, and how they're to be made, and who's to be hired to do what, and whether you hire somebody to do their job, or whether you hire somebody to fill a position and you tell them what to do."
- Jeffrey Jones
(Related: Movies, Decisions, Job, Nothing)

"The current administration has made the decision to cut dollars going for community development block grants, for various incentives to bring cities back."
- Stephanie Tubbs Jones
(Related: Development, Decision, Cities, Community)

"There is no executive order; there is no law that can require the American people to form a national community. This we must do as individuals and if we do it as individuals, there is no President of the United States who can veto that decision."
- Barbara Jordan
(Related: People, Decision, American, Community, Law, Order, President, states, United)

"It is reason, and not passion, which must guide our deliberations, guide our debate, and guide our decision."
- Barbara Jordan
(Related: Decision, Debate, Passion, Reason)

"I felt somehow for many years that George Washington and Alexander Hamilton just left me out by mistake. But through the process of amendment, interpretation, and court decision, I have finally been included in "We, the people.""
- Barbara Jordan
(Related: Mistake, People, Decision, Court, Washington, Years)

"And a tiny number of people in a few states make these decisions, and we're left with these options that are increasingly not attractive to the American people."
- Hamilton Jordan
(Related: People, American, Decisions, Options, states)

"The people have spoken. Their decision is sovereign. We all respect it... I wish good luck to those who will now govern France."
- Alain Juppe
(Related: People, Decision, France, Luck, Now, Respect, Will)

"If I am confirmed, I will commit to show Heller and the principles articulated in it the full measure of respect that is due to all constitution decisions of the court."
- Elena Kagan
(Related: Constitution, Court, Decisions, Measure, Principles, Respect, Will)

"Failures of perspective in decision-making can be due to aspects of the social utility paradox, but more often result from simple mistakes caused by inadequate thought."
- Herman Kahn
(Related: Thought, Decision, Mistakes, Paradox, Perspective, Result)

"A surprising number of government committees will make important decisions on fundamental matters with less attention than each individual would give to buying a suit."
- Herman Kahn
(Related: Government, Attention, Buying, Decisions, Will)

"Because of new technologies, new wealth, new conditions of domestic life and of international relations, unprecedented criteria and issues are coming up for national decision."
- Herman Kahn
(Related: Life, Decision, Wealth)

"No more waking up at noon, updating FC for an hour, and spending the rest of the day cashing FC checks and watching porn? It was a hard decision, but, like, I'm a man now."
- Philip J. Kaplan
(Related: Decision, Day, Man, Now, Rest, Waking)

"The culmination of all of that was the decision to start a company, which became Lotus, to do a product, which became 1-2-3. By the time I reached that point it had been four years, and it felt like a lifetime, but really it was kind of evolutionary."
- Mitch Kapor
(Related: Time, Decision, Company, Years)

"If you make a decision to fight for future of your own country you have to consider all the consequences."
- Garry Kasparov
(Related: Decision, Consequences, Country, Fight, Future)

"I may play some exhibition games so I don't want to quit the game of chess completely. I just decided and it's a firm decision not to play competitive chess anymore."
- Garry Kasparov
(Related: Decision, Chess, Games, May, Play, Want)

"My job is to provide the president with the richest possible consideration, so that he knows what is at stake in whatever decision he makes."
- Leon Kass
(Related: Decision, Consideration, Job, President)

"It's just a logical guess that they are very very wise to put someone from the old series in it, and if you had to choose, it would be a very difficult decision."
- Andreas Katsulas
(Related: Decision, Old)

"The judge is forced for the most part to reach his audience through the medium of the press whose reporting of judicial decisions is all too often inaccurate and superficial."
- Irving R. Kaufman
(Related: Decisions, Press)

"What's called a difficult decision is a difficult decision because either way you go there are penalties."
- Elia Kazan
(Related: Decision)

"That decision, for me, was almost certainly definitely wrong."
- Kevin Keegan
(Related: Decision, Wrong)

"And they discovered something very interesting: when it comes to walking, most of the ant's thinking and decision-making is not in its brain at all. It's distributed. It's in its legs."
- Kevin Kelly
(Related: Decision, Thinking, Walking)

"We must... guarantee women control over their own reproductive decisions."
- Henry W. Kendall
(Related: Women, Control, Decisions)

"We want to support our troops because they didn't make the decision to go there... but I don't think it should be open-ended. We ought to have a benchmark where the administration has to come back and give us a report."
- Edward Kennedy
(Related: Decision, Open, Support, Troops, Want)

"The tax on capital gains directly affects investment decisions, the mobility and flow of risk capital... the ease or difficulty experienced by new ventures in obtaining capital, and thereby the strength and potential for growth in the economy."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Growth, Strength, Decisions, Difficulty, Economy, Tax, Investment, Potential, Risk)

"At the federal level, we must help, not hinder, local school boards, parents, teachers and administrators as they make decisions about educating our children."
- Mark Kennedy
(Related: Children, Decisions, Help, Parents, School, Teachers)

"But the best thing Washington can do for education is realize that our role is limited. Washington must keep its promises, but let those who know our childrens' names- parents, teachers and school board members- make education decisions."
- Mark Kennedy
(Related: Education, Decisions, Names, Parents, Promises, School, Teachers, Washington)

"The patient's autonomy always, always should be respected, even if it is absolutely contrary - the decision is contrary to best medical advice and what the physician wants."
- Jack Kevorkian
(Related: Medical, Decision, Advice)

"She made the decision that her existence had lost its meaning. And you cannot judge that."
- Jack Kevorkian
(Related: Decision, Existence, Meaning)

"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)

"The decision to open up Bahrain to embrace all people indiscriminately was fostered in me ever since I was a child."
- Hamad bin Isla Al Khalifi
(Related: People, Decision, Open)

"I think actors are getting so much more power these days, but I'm not. I stay very much away from the decisions, the way in which things are orchestrated, what's been changed. I just try to stay completely in the role as the actor and as the character."
- Nicole Kidman
(Related: Power, Character, Actor, Actors, Decisions)

"If you don't tour, you cannot expect to sell a huge numbers of your albums either. It was both a business - and an economical decision and we wanted to play anyway. We just wanted to get out for the tour when it was safe enough for us."
- Kerry King
(Related: Business, Decision, Numbers, Play)

"A Supreme Court decision that concessions of this sort were unconstitutional would have taken them off the table and actually increased the effective sovereignty of elected officials."
- Michael Kinsley
(Related: Decision, Court)

"My style is where you see the individual and where a personality is communicated through actions, decisions, single objects and facts, where the whole draws together to form a history."
- Martin Kippenberger
(Related: History, Actions, Decisions, Facts, Personality, Style)

"The decision to go to war is the most important decision that I can make as a representative in Congress. As a veteran, I see any potential military action first through the eyes of the young men and women who volunteered to wear the uniform and would carry out such a mission."
- Mark Kirk
(Related: Men, War, Women, Action, Decision, Congress, Eyes, First, Military, Mission, Potential)

"I made a conscious decision back then that I would rather be the best actress who ever lived than the most famous one."
- Sally Kirkland
(Related: Decision, Famous)

"High office teaches decision making, not substance. It consumes intellectual capital; it does not create it. Most high officials leave office with the perceptions and insights with which they entered; they learn how to make decisions but not what decisions to make."
- Henry A. Kissinger
(Related: Decision, Decisions, Office, Perceptions)

"Sure I should have been at the Fifa workshop for example, but I had personal reasons for not being there and looking back saying that it was a mistake for me not being there I would take the same decision because the personal situation has higher priority than a workshop."
- Jurgen Klinsmann
(Related: Mistake, Decision, Being, Example, Saying)

"If the national coach lets decisions be made from outside, he's lost the team."
- Jurgen Klinsmann
(Related: Coach, Decisions)

"In 16, 17 years as a pro I was used to the head coach doing it alone. He might have asked his people for advice, but he made the decisions on his own. In order to learn quickly I couldn't do that."
- Jurgen Klinsmann
(Related: People, Advice, Coach, Decisions, Order, Years)

"The one thing about program television that's absolutely incompatible with any concept of art is that all decisions have to be made by program directors, whereas art is autonomous. It may be dependent, but it knows no superiors."
- Alexander Kluge
(Related: Art, Decisions, May, Television)

"A decision is what a man makes when he can't find anybody to serve on a committee."
- Fletcher Knebel
(Related: Decision, Committee, Man)

"I don't regret any decisions I've made in my life."
- Gladys Knight
(Related: Life, Decisions, Regret)

"Whatever the opposite of regret is best describes how I've always felt about that decision - it opened me up to a million creative opportunities I needed to experience away from the bull and distorting mirrors that fame engenders."
- David Knopfler
(Related: Experience, Decision, Fame, Regret)

"Any decision I make is based on myself, and the only person I have to give an explanation to is God."
- Solange Knowles
(Related: God, Decision)

"Bankruptcy is a serious decision that people have to make."
- Herb Kohl
(Related: People, Decision)

"The EU will face problems similar to the US: an increasing gap between the citizens and decision makers in Brussels and a perceived or even real lack of democracy."
- David Korten
(Related: Decision, Democracy, Problems, Will)

"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)

"I made that decision back in 1985. I was out here getting certified in SCUBA with Garcia in Kona and I thought to myself, this is a place to wake up in in the morning."
- Bill Kreutzmann
(Related: Thought, Decision)

"In any case, decisions on troop levels in the American system of government are not made by any general or set of generals but by the civilian leadership of the war effort."
- Bill Kristol
(Related: Government, Leadership, War, American, Decisions, Effort)

"The truth is that many people set rules to keep from making decisions."
- Mike Krzyzewski
(Related: Truth, People, Decisions, Rules)

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

"So I think that is from the European perspective, for the European future, this engagement can be one of the most important and effective decisions in the last 50 years maybe."
- Aleksander Kwasniewski
(Related: Decisions, Future, Perspective, Years)

"During the Fifties, political and military activities in Vietnam were heavily influenced by the French, who as recent colonial masters, made all-important decisions."
- Nguyen Cao Ky
(Related: Decisions, Military, Vietnam)

"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)

"Of what does politics consist except the making of imperfect decisions, many of them unjust and quite a few of them deadly?"
- Lewis H. Lapham
(Related: Politics, Decisions)

"I made decisions that I regret, and I took them as learning experiences... I'm human, not perfect, like anybody else."
- Queen Latifah
(Related: Decisions, Learning, Regret)

"I don't believe war is a way to solve problems. I think it's wrong. I don't have respect for the people that made the decisions to go on with war. I don't have that much respect for Bush. He's about war, I'm not about war - a lot of people aren't about war."
- Avril Lavigne
(Related: War, People, Decisions, Problems, Respect, Wrong)

"My feeling is unless they've somebody lined up and they are convinced he is going to be better than Brian, I think their decision has been made in haste."
- Mark Lawrenson
(Related: Decision, Feeling, Haste)

"So, I completely and utterly support David and Gillian's decision to go to Los Angeles, but I think that Vancouver is the perfect location for the show."
- Nicholas Lea
(Related: Decision, Support)

"Not eating meat is a decision, eating meat is an instinct."
- Denis Leary
(Related: Decision, Eating, Instinct)

"I was making a lot of momentous personal decisions. I was still very very young: when the prize was awarded, I was 33; the work I had done when I was 21."
- Joshua Lederberg
(Related: Work, Decisions)

"I think people in Montreal smoke a lot, and I used to smoke when I was 17-18, and just picked it up when I was playing juniors. But I think I stopped when I was 22, which was a big decision in my life."
- Mario Lemieux
(Related: Life, People, Decision)

"I had always thought of starting my own record company. I haven't regretted the decision - yet!"
- Julian Lennon
(Related: Thought, Decision, Company)

"Bush reiterated his stand to conservatives opposing his decision on stem cell research. He said today he believes life begins at conception and ends at execution."
- Jay Leno
(Related: Life, Decision, Execution, Research, Today)

"Once Dwight Eisenhower makes up his mind, he's full of indecision."
- Oscar Levant
(Related: Indecision, Mind)

"Once I make up my mind, I'm full of indecision."
- Oscar Levant
(Related: Indecision, Mind)

"When a decision is made to go to war based on intelligence, it is a fateful decision. It has ramifications and impacts way beyond the current months and years."
- Carl Levin
(Related: War, Intelligence, Decision, Months, Years)

"Dr. Rice's record on Iraq gives me great concern. In her public statements she clearly overstated and exaggerated the intelligence concerning Iraq before the war in order to support the President's decision to initiate military action against Iraq."
- Carl Levin
(Related: Intelligence, War, Action, Decision, Concern, Iraq, Military, Order, President, Public, Support)

"But I think the credit has to go to Geddy... he spent a lot of time in the studio with Paul, I think he needed that kind of focus to be in there to be a part of the whole thing, and for the most part he made all the major decisions."
- Alex Lifeson
(Related: Time, Credit, Decisions, Focus)

"The people themselves, and not their servants, can safely reverse their own deliberate decisions."
- Abraham Lincoln
(Related: People, Decisions)

"He who molds the public sentiment... makes statutes and decisions possible or impossible to make."
- Abraham Lincoln
(Related: Decisions, Public, Sentiment)

"My heart has been heavy and I have deliberated within my own conscience, knowing that my decision should not come out of my initial emotion of anger toward the President for such reckless behavior, but should be based on the facts."
- Blanche Lincoln
(Related: Anger, Heart, Decision, Behavior, Conscience, Emotion, Facts, President)

"Spending and tax cut decisions must be both fiscally responsible and fair to our working families. I believe that fiscal responsibility is the way to create prosperity for America and secure the retirement of America's seniors."
- Blanche Lincoln
(Related: America, Decisions, Tax, Prosperity, Responsibility, Retirement)

"States have the responsibility to create rules and conditions for growth and development, and to channel the benefits to all citizens by providing education and making people able to participate in the economies, and in decision-making."
- Anna Lindh
(Related: Education, People, Development, Decision, Growth, Benefits, Responsibility, Rules, states)

"Throughout my political career, I've believed in the concept of home rule. Some call it local control. Whichever phrase you use, the concept is the same - the best decisions are those made closest to those who will be impacted by the decisions."
- Linda Lingle
(Related: Home, Control, Career, Decisions, Will)

"I'm not an education expert, and frankly I don't want to make education decisions for our state. But I am experienced at successfully managing organizations, and putting people on a path where they can succeed."
- Linda Lingle
(Related: Education, People, Decisions, State, Succeed, Want)

"We all want more information available when making health care decisions for ourselves and our families."
- Dan Lipinski
(Related: Health, Care, Decisions, Information, Want)

"I thought we would have at most an audience of 5,000 devotees because I made the decision to stick to craft, not to gossip, not to be interested in any of the juicy stuff that they talk about on other shows, but stick to the question of craft."
- James Lipton
(Related: Thought, Decision, Gossip, Question, Talk)

"I'm a fun father, but not a good father. The hard decisions always went to my wife."
- John Lithgow
(Related: Father, Wife, Decisions, Fun)

"I think there needs to be a way to allow people to become educated if they've paid taxes, they've been here a long time. And I think, actually, we need to think about young people are not making the decision on whether to come here."
- Zoe Lofgren
(Related: Time, People, Decision, Needs, Taxes)

"There's no wobble in Bush. If anything, the opposite. Right after hello, the next words out of his mouth are: I've never been more convinced that the decisions I made are the right decisions."
- Rich Lowry
(Related: Decisions, Right, Words)

"My nomadic childhood dramatically fed my eventual decision to be an actor, but not in the way you might think."
- Josh Lucas
(Related: Decision, Actor, Childhood)

"In the final analysis there is no other solution to man's progress but the day's honest work, the day's honest decision, the day's generous utterances, and the day's good deed."
- Clare Boothe Luce
(Related: Work, Progress, Decision, Day, Deed, Man, Solution)

"The decision to kiss for the first time is the most crucial in any love story. It changes the relationship of two people much more strongly than even the final surrender; because this kiss already has within it that surrender."
- Emil Ludwig
(Related: Love, Time, Kiss, People, Decision, First, Surrender)

"In Hungary acting is a profession. In America it is a decision."
- Bela Lugosi
(Related: Decision, Acting, America, Profession)

"The expectations are that when this investigation is completed, Fitzgerald will make the appropriate decision, which is not to charge Karl with any criminal offenses."
- Robert Luskin
(Related: Decision, Expectations, Investigation, Will)

"The special counsel has not advised Mr. Rove that he is a target of the investigation and affirmed that he has made no decision concerning charges."
- Robert Luskin
(Related: Decision, Investigation)

"The ruling class is and will continue to be the class of decision makers."
- Jean-Francois Lyotard
(Related: Decision, Class, Will)

"One can decide that the principal role of knowledge is as an indispensable element in the functioning of society, and act in accordance with that decision, only if one has already decided that society is a giant machine."
- Jean-Francois Lyotard
(Related: Society, Knowledge, Decision, Act, Machine)

"Liberalism does not preclude an organisation of the flow of money in which some channels are used in decision making while others are only good for the payment of debts."
- Jean-Francois Lyotard
(Related: Money, Decision, Liberalism)

"Increasingly, the central question is becoming who will have access to the information these machines must have in storage to guarantee that the right decisions are made."
- Jean-Francois Lyotard
(Related: Decisions, Information, Machines, Question, Right, Will)

"But the rule seems to be that the bigger and more life-changing the decision, the less it will seem like a decision at all."
- Hugh Mackay
(Related: Life, Decision, Will)

"With respect to Holy Communion, it is up to the communicant to decide whether they are in a state of grace and worthy to receive the Eucharist. Each one of us makes that decision."
- Roger Mahony
(Related: Decision, Grace, Respect, State)

"The risk of a wrong decision is preferable to the terror of indecision."
- Maimonides
(Related: Decision, Indecision, Risk, Terror, Wrong)

"The politician who never made a mistake never made a decision."
- John Major
(Related: Mistake, Decision)

"It's very easy to make certain decisions that affect your life that you have no perspective on."
- Jena Malone
(Related: Life, Decisions, Perspective)

"To change a habit, make a conscious decision, then act out the new behavior."
- Maxwell Maltz
(Related: Change, Decision, Habit, Act, Behavior)

"Too often we think we can act without explaining and take decisions without justifying them."
- Peter Mandelson
(Related: Act, Decisions)

"For too long, decisions have been taken behind closed doors - tablets of stone have simply been past down to people without bothering to involve people, listen to their views or give them information about what we are doing and why."
- Peter Mandelson
(Related: People, Decisions, Information, Past)

"In Iroquois society, leaders are encouraged to remember seven generations in the past and consider seven generations in the future when making decisions that affect the people."
- Wilma Mankiller
(Related: Society, People, Decisions, Future, Generations, Leaders, Past)

"Give your decisions, never your reasons; your decisions may be right, your reasons are sure to be wrong."
- James Mansfield
(Related: Decisions, May, Right, Wrong)

"A lot of people don't want to make their own decisions. They're too scared. It's much easier to be told what to do."
- Marilyn Manson
(Related: People, Decisions, Want)

"Nevertheless, the realization that breaking a pencil point would have far less disastrous consequences played little or no role, I believe, in this decision to explore theory!"
- Rudolph A. Marcus
(Related: Decision, Consequences)

"I think positive. I always think we're going to score. Two minutes is a lot of time if you have timeouts and you're throwing every down. You have to make the right decisions. I've always had great receivers, which helps. It's not just me doing it."
- Dan Marino
(Related: Time, Positive, Decisions, Right)

"The Brown decision promised that every child, regardless of the color of his or her skin, would have unequivocal access to quality education and an equal opportunity to pursue his/her dreams."
- Ed Markey
(Related: Dreams, Education, Quality, Opportunity, Decision, Skin)

"That D.C. grand jury investigation of Abramoff can't go on forever. Eventually the lawyers at the Public Integrity Section will go to their bosses with some decisions about just who they want to indict. That's when Al Gonzales will have to show his cards."
- Joshua Micah Marshall
(Related: Bosses, Cards, Decisions, Integrity, Investigation, Jury, Lawyers, Public, Want, Will)

"Indecision is a virus that can run through an army and destroy its will to win or even to survive."
- Wendell Mayes
(Related: Army, Indecision, Will)

"If you sit in a position where decisions that you take would have a serious effect on people, you can't ignore a lot of experience around the world which says this drug has these negative effects."
- Thabo Mbeki
(Related: Experience, People, Negative, Decisions, Effect, World)

"I don't imagine Heads of Government would ever be able to say I'm not an economist therefore I can't take decisions on matters of the economy; I'm not a soldier I can't take decisions on matters of defence; I'm not an educationist so I can't take decisions about education."
- Thabo Mbeki
(Related: Education, Government, Decisions, Economy)

"My goal was to do the best job I could in governing the state of Wisconsin, in some cases making very tough decisions to have to bring our spending in line with the resources we had at the state level."
- Scott McCallum
(Related: Goal, Decisions, Job, State)

"That's why I made decisions; they were tough decisions but we shouldn't feel bad at all - don't look back with any regrets, that's how I made decisions as governor."
- Scott McCallum
(Related: Decisions)

"The tone did take on a negativity that I didn't like and when you make the decision to go the other way as we did it very directly had an impact, you can see it with the tracking."
- Scott McCallum
(Related: Decision, Negativity)

"Maybe politically it wasn't wise but when people have different view points I think the public has a right to hear it and the public has a right to make decisions based on those view points."
- Scott McCallum
(Related: People, Decisions, Public, Right)

"If someone tells you he is going to make a "realistic decision," you immediately understand that he has resolved to do something bad."
- Mary McCarthy
(Related: Decision)

"I think the most important thing my wife Cynthia and I can do for Kristen is to teach her how to grow up to be a woman and make her own decisions. Meanwhile, we sometimes have to guide her."
- Kent McCord
(Related: Wife, Decisions, Woman)

"If I decide to be indecisive, that's my decision."
- Roger McGough
(Related: Decision)

"Sometimes you make the right decision, sometimes you make the decision right."
- Phil McGraw
(Related: Decision, Right)

"I'm a private guy, and you don't want to be out there preaching to people. But faith leads you in the decisions you make. You don't always pick the right path, but it's there in your conscience."
- Tim McGraw
(Related: Faith, People, Conscience, Decisions, Preaching, Right, Want)

"Our ability to make a decision about the declaration is hampered by the British government being reluctant to give us the clarification which we require."
- Martin McGuinness
(Related: Government, Decision, Ability, Being)

"Along with that ongoing process Sinn Fein took a decision to establish a peace commission which had the responsibility to travel around the country to receive submissions from the general public, also our opponents."
- Martin McGuinness
(Related: Peace, Travel, Decision, Country, Opponents, Public, Responsibility)

"Positioning the brand and regaining trust are all smart things for us to do and those are the litmus tests for any decisions we make."
- John McKinley
(Related: Trust, Decisions, Tests)

"People in Eastern Washington should be confident in knowing that the government will not come and seize their property or farm land. Legislation is needed to correct this decision and restore the principle of having limited government involvement."
- Cathy McMorris
(Related: Government, People, Decision, Land, Legislation, Property, Washington, Will)

"The implication that everyone would have to accept its judgments uncritically, that it was a decision from which there could be no appeal, was astonishing."
- Edwin Meese
(Related: Decision)

"If you stop and think about our history, one of the reasons we had an American century and there is an American dream was because at key points in our history we made very bold decisions about making sure that there was very broad, universal access to quality education."
- Ken Mehlman
(Related: Education, History, Quality, Dream, American, Decisions, Key)

"There's no difference between one's killing and making decisions that will send others to kill. It's exactly the same thing, or even worse."
- Golda Meir
(Related: Decisions, Difference, Killing, Will)

"When people are afraid, they make emotional decisions."
- John Mellencamp
(Related: People, Decisions)

"No trumpets sound when the important decisions of our life are made. Destiny is made known silently."
- Agnes de Mille
(Related: Life, Decisions, Destiny, Sound)

"As an economics undergraduate, I also worked on a part-time basis in Cambridge, Massachusetts, for a company that was advising customers about portfolio decisions, writing reports."
- Merton Miller
(Related: Company, Decisions, Economics, Writing)

"I made a decision not to work out because I'm lazy and also, the character is not a superhero. I didn't want him to be a buff guy with Jackie Chan moves because the point is he's smarter than your average Joe."
- Wentworth Miller
(Related: Work, Character, Decision, Want)

"The object of my relationship with Vietnam has been to heal the wounds that exist, particularly among our veterans, and to move forward with a positive relationship,... Apparently some in the Vietnamese government don't want to do that and that's their decision."
- Ho Chi Minh
(Related: Government, Decision, Positive, Veterans, Vietnam, Want, Wounds)

"I'm glad I made the decision, although the practice of law - and particularly serving as a federal judge - was a part of my life that I really enjoyed and treasured and look back on it with fondness."
- George J. Mitchell
(Related: Life, Decision, Law, Practice)

"In the spring of 1994 I decided not to seek reelection to the Senate. I had made the decision 12 years earlier, Christmas Day of 1982, just after I had been first elected to a full term, that I would do the best I could for a limited time."
- George J. Mitchell
(Related: Time, Decision, Christmas, Day, First, Senate, Spring, Years)

"I made stupid decisions as a kid, or as a young adult, but I'm trying to be now, I'm trying to take this lemon and make lemonade."
- Kevin Mitnick
(Related: Decisions, Now, Trying)

"I've always been terrified about being bored. I always think being bored is the worst thing. The only strategic decision I ever made as an actor was to try and make each job as different as possible."
- Alfred Molina
(Related: Decision, Actor, Being, Job)

"All around me insisted that my doubts proved only my own ignorance and sinfulness; that they knew by experience they would soon give place to true knowledge, and an advance in religion; and I felt something like indecision."
- Maria Monk
(Related: Experience, Religion, Knowledge, Ignorance, Indecision)

"Each heartfelt prayer, each Church meeting attended, each worthy friend, each righteous decision, each act of service perfomed all precede that goal of eternal life."
- Thomas S. Monson
(Related: Life, Friend, Decision, Goal, Church, Act, Meeting, Prayer, Service)

"I hope that you will learn to take responsibility for your decisions. don't take counsel of your fears."
- Thomas S. Monson
(Related: Hope, Decisions, Responsibility, Will)

"Decisions! And a general, a commander in chief who has not got the quality of decision, then he is no good."
- Bernard Law Montgomery
(Related: Quality, Decision)

"The angle from which the line and ball are seen makes a tremendous difference in the call, and the player who is inclined to fret inwardly about decisions should realize this."
- Helen Wills Moody
(Related: Decisions, Difference)

"Spectators often express disfavor of fair decisions."
- Helen Wills Moody
(Related: Decisions)

"It was Grant's company and he made all the decisions. And that was just fine."
- Mary Tyler Moore
(Related: Company, Decisions)

"The decision to write in prose instead of poetry is made more by the readers than by writers. Almost no one is interested in reading narrative in verse."
- Robert Morgan
(Related: Poetry, Decision, Prose, Reading, Writers)

"The same contingencies of time and space that force a statesman or soldier to make decisions, impel the historian, though with less urgency, to make up his mind."
- Samuel E. Morison
(Related: Time, Decisions, Force, Mind, Space)

"You can see my decision as either a distinctive factor or as a limitation. I don't feel it is a limitation."
- Ennio Morricone
(Related: Decision)

"The team should have implicit confidence in the captain's decisions."
- Lord Mountbatten
(Related: Confidence, Decisions)

"When the new ownership came in, they made some decisions I wasn't pleased with. And when they changed the whole aspect of it, I just totally lost interest."
- Alonzo Mourning
(Related: Decisions, Interest, Ownership)

"No matter what name we give it or how we judge it, a candidate's character is central to political reporting because it is central to a citizen's decision in voting."
- Roger Mudd
(Related: Character, Decision, Name, Voting)

"You can't build a strong corporation with a lot of committees and a board that has to be consulted every turn. You have to be able to make decisions on your own."
- Rupert Murdoch
(Related: Decisions)

"At least I make decisions based on what I think is right, not who my friends might be."
- Dick Murphy
(Related: Decisions, Friends, Right)

"Therefore reinforcing a stereotype, therefore thinking that the entire Indian culture is just made of people that are against their children's decisions."
- Parminder Nagra
(Related: People, Children, Culture, Decisions, Thinking)

"I don't have to ask anyone's permission to do anything. It's nice not have to get decisions out of three, sometimes four people, which can be like pulling teeth. So the amount of control that I have over what I'm doing is better for me as a solo artist."
- Graham Nash
(Related: People, Control, Artist, Decisions)

"He who can not support himself, can not take his own decision."
- Gamal Abdel Nasser
(Related: Decision, Support)

"The nation will be shaped for decades by decisions that are made by President Bush and the Senate about the future of the Supreme Court."
- Ralph Neas
(Related: Court, Decisions, Future, Nation, President, Senate, Will)

"When it comes to making decisions, I will come down on the side of Nebraska every time. If I have to choose between the White House and the farmhouse, I choose the farmhouse."
- Ben Nelson
(Related: Time, Decisions, Will)

"What I would pay much more attention to are the few points where the player can inadvertently make a career decision. Most players end up back-tracking, though some actually enjoy this."
- Graham Nelson
(Related: Decision, Attention, Career, End)

"Heroes always make the right decision; I find that seldom happens in my life."
- Judd Nelson
(Related: Life, Decision, Heroes, Right)

"The point is that these decisions they've made are partly for your convenience and partly for theirs and partly out of stereotypes that they carry with them from the conventions of the computer field."
- Ted Nelson
(Related: Computer, Decisions)

"There is a certain logic to events that pushes you along a certain path. You go along the path that feels the most true, and most according to the principles that are guiding you, and that's the way the decisions are made."
- Michael Nesmith
(Related: Decisions, Events, Logic, Principles)

"At a time when we are dealing with unpredictable suppliers of energy abroad and higher gas costs at home, the decision to increase domestic energy exploration is integral to a balanced, common sense energy policy."
- Randy Neugebauer
(Related: Time, Home, Policy, Decision, Common sense, Energy, Exploration)

"President Bush has a track record of making the right decisions when it comes to national security."
- Randy Neugebauer
(Related: Decisions, National security, President, Right)

"It was a decision to work clean. I just prefer to work that way. I have no problem with comedians who don't work that way. There was a temptation in the early '70s to reconsider. I decided against it."
- Bob Newhart
(Related: Work, Decision, Comedians, Temptation)

"I made a conscious decision that I was not going to have children. I didn't want others raising them, and looking after them myself would get in the way of being a musician and writer."
- Stevie Nicks
(Related: Decision, Being, Children, Want, Writer)

"I think a benefit is that we try to put it up in a short time. From the decision to do this mission until we fly, it's six months and one week or so, so it's a very short time."
- Claude Nicollier
(Related: Time, Decision, Mission, Months)

"When it comes to losing with United, I feel solely responsible for it. I can't help it. My brain will work like mad after a defeat. I want to know where I have made the wrong decisions, how I could have changed things for this fantastic club."
- Ruud van Nistelrooy
(Related: Work, Decisions, Defeat, Help, Losing, United, Want, Will, Wrong)

"My own view is that taping of conversations for historical purposes was a bad decision on the part of all the presidents. I don't think Kennedy should have done it. I don't think Johnson should have done it, and I don't think we should have done it."
- Richard M. Nixon
(Related: Decision)

"I defy anyone to get a decision that quickly these days."
- Denis Norden
(Related: Decision)

"Every individual decision is nothing but coincidence, every artistic decision is coincidence."
- Alva Noto
(Related: Decision, Nothing)

"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)

"The film director, in many instances, has to swallow somebody else's decision about the final form of something. It's so hard as to be intolerable."
- Trevor Nunn
(Related: Decision, Film)

"In a way, I have to have a dictatorship. I can't be told that I'm wrong. That conflicts with what I was saying earlier about listening. It isn't to do with receiving criticism and responding to other views, it's who has that last decision."
- Trevor Nunn
(Related: Decision, Criticism, Dictatorship, Listening, Saying, Wrong)

"I've just taken the decision that I'm going to now go full time back into the theater."
- Trevor Nunn
(Related: Time, Decision, Now, Theater)

"I'm a judge. It seemed to me that it was critical to try to take action to stem the criticism and help people understand that in the constitutional framework, it's terribly important not to have a system of retaliation against decisions people don't like."
- Sandra Day O'Connor
(Related: People, Action, Criticism, Decisions, Help)

"Yes, I will bring the understanding of a woman to the Court, but I doubt that alone will affect my decisions."
- Sandra Day O'Connor
(Related: Court, Decisions, Doubt, Understanding, Will, Woman)

"You have more independent eyes scrutinizing the decision-making and financial statements of companies."
- Steve Odland
(Related: Decision, Financial, Eyes)

"When you get to that level, it's not a matter of talent anymore - because all the players are so talented - it's about preparation, about playing smart and making good decisions."
- Hakeem Olajuwon
(Related: Talent, Decisions, Preparation)

"The decision for me was whether to have "The Father" be a book that told a story - from the point of view of this speaker, the daughter - without, as in the earlier books, then having a section on something else and a section on something else."
- Sharon Olds
(Related: Daughter, Decision, Books)

"The decision that has to be made was whether it was material, whether he knew he was lying under oath, whether he did it willfully. I think that's required of any prosecutor who is charged with an investigation of this."
- Barbara Olson
(Related: Decision, Investigation, Lying)

"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)

"The fact of the matter is right now politicians and insurance companies are making decisions. We're saying we want doctors to be making decisions. And I think that will lead to a higher-quality, lower-cost system over time."
- Peter Orszag
(Related: Time, Decisions, Doctors, Fact, Now, Politicians, Right, Saying, Want, Will)

"Money coming in says I've made the right marketing decisions."
- Adam Osborne
(Related: Money, Decisions, Marketing, Right)

"I made a decision when my father passed away that I was going to be who God made me to be and not try to preach like my father."
- Joel Osteen
(Related: God, Father, Decision)

"Boldness and decision command, often even in evil, the respect and concurrence of mankind."
- Robert Dale Owen
(Related: Decision, Boldness, Evil, Mankind, Respect)

"I think President Obama is trying to deceive the public in pretending that he was not a part of Congress that has made some decisions in the past that got us to where we are today."
- Sarah Palin
(Related: Congress, Decisions, Past, President, Public, Today, Trying)

"I think the solo playing, the decision to start playing solo, came out of having discovered what lay behind the doors that that technique opened for me."
- Evan Parker
(Related: Decision)

"We made this really dumb decision to put on the cover nothing from South Park but just a real life photo of a piece of pooh dressed up like Mr. Hankey, and a lot of people didn't, they didn't even know what it was."
- Trey Parker
(Related: Life, People, Decision, Dumb, Nothing)

"The man who is denied the opportunity of taking decisions of importance begins to regard as important the decisions he is allowed to take."
- C. Northcote Parkinson
(Related: Opportunity, Decisions, Importance, Man)

"Had I not made it big, my family would have told me to recheck my decision. Now that I am successful, there is no way. They have to accept it gracefully."
- Amisha Patel
(Related: Family, Successful, Decision, Now)

"The time to take counsel of your fears is before you make an important battle decision. That's the time to listen to every fear you can imagine! When you have collected all the facts and fears and made your decision, turn off all your fears and go ahead!"
- George S. Patton
(Related: Time, Fear, Decision, Battle, Facts)

"For me, going vegan was an ethical and environmental decision. I'm doing the right thing by the animals."
- Alexandra Paul
(Related: Environmental, Decision, Animals, Right)

"We need to be calling out the flaws and misguided decisions of the Democrats in Congress and the Obama administration."
- Timothy Pawlenty
(Related: Congress, Decisions, Democrats, Flaws)

"I enjoy making the decisions."
- Stuart Pearce
(Related: Decisions)

"Football's in my blood - and eventually I want to be the one making decisions."
- Stuart Pearce
(Related: Blood, Decisions, Football, Want)

"You always worry about films when you hear about them making decisions after announcements are made."
- Simon Pegg
(Related: Decisions, Worry)

"We should go forward in courts and Congress with investigations into post-9/11 interrogations and the decisions leading to them."
- Christine Pelosi
(Related: Congress, Decisions, Leading, Post)

"I worked with a group of people who argued day and night - professors, officials, the Minister of Finance - but there were decisions that I had to make."
- Shimon Peres
(Related: Finance, People, Day, Decisions, Night)

"This administration in Washington that's in power now clearly believes that government is not only the answer to every need, but it's the most qualified to make the most central decisions for every American in every area."
- Rick Perry
(Related: Government, Power, American, Decisions, Now, Washington)

"This administration in Washington... clearly believes that government is not only the answer to every need but it's the most qualified to make essential decisions for every American in every area. That mix of arrogance and audacity that guides the Obama administration is an affront to every freedom-loving American."
- Rick Perry
(Related: Government, American, Arrogance, Decisions, Freedom, Washington)

"I've made this decision not to talk to the press about anything that's gone on in my life, but just to write music about it. They can interpret it themselves."
- Bijou Phillips
(Related: Music, Life, Decision, Press, Talk)

"I never made a career decision based solely on my desire to be an astronaut. I attended the Naval Academy because I wanted to be a Navy pilot. I majored in math because math had always come pretty easily to me and I liked it."
- John L. Phillips
(Related: Decision, Career, Desire, Navy, Pretty)

"A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers."
- Plato
(Related: Knowledge, Decision, Numbers)

"Information is a source of learning. But unless it is organized, processed, and available to the right people in a format for decision making, it is a burden, not a benefit."
- William Pollard
(Related: People, Decision, Burden, Information, Learning, Right)

"It is not always what we know or analyzed before we make a decision that makes it a great decision. It is what we do after we make the decision to implement and execute it that makes it a good decision."
- William Pollard
(Related: Decision)

"Leaving England was a painful decision, and we still have some regrets about it. However, at that time, the research environment for theoretical chemistry was clearly better in the U.S."
- John Pople
(Related: Time, Decision, EnglEnvironment, Research)

"And as a Member of this body, I believe firmly that States do have rights, and I believe that local communities have rights, and they have made decisions to allow these businesses to prosper as they are a big part of their economy."
- Jon Porter
(Related: Body, Decisions, Economy, Rights, states)

"One of the things that is not so good is that a decision was made long ago about the size of an IP address - 32 bits. At the time it was a number much larger than anyone could imagine ever having that many computers but it turned out to be to small."
- Jon Postel
(Related: Computers, Time, Decision)

"They are amazing kids so we let them make decisions but also have discipline."
- Kelly Preston
(Related: Discipline, Decisions, Kids)

"We know that the decisions we reach will have a profound impact on the communities hosting our military installations, and more importantly, on the people who bring those communities to life."
- Anthony Principi
(Related: Life, People, Decisions, Military, Will)

"I must end it. There is no hope. I will be at peace. No one had anything to do with it. My decision totally."
- Freddie Prinze
(Related: Peace, Decision, Hope, End, Will)

"There is a time when we must firmly choose the course which we will follow or the endless drift of events will make the decision for us."
- Herbert Prochnow
(Related: Time, Decision, Events, Will)

"When better business decisions are made, economists won't make them."
- Herbert Prochnow
(Related: Business, Decisions)

"All our final decisions are made in a state of mind that is not going to last."
- Marcel Proust
(Related: Decisions, Mind, State)

"I didn't choose literature. Literature chose me. There was no decision on my side."
- Manuel Puig
(Related: Decision, Literature)

"Politics is the art of postponing decisions until they are no longer relevant."
- Henri Queuille
(Related: Art, Politics, Decisions)

"Hitler's economic revolution in Germany had reduced financial considerations to a point where they played no role in economic or political decisions."
- Carroll Quigley
(Related: Financial, Decisions, Revolution, Germany)

"The issue is privacy. Why is the decision by a woman to sleep with a man she has just met in a bar a private one, and the decision to sleep with the same man for $100 subject to criminal penalties?"
- Anna Quindlen
(Related: Decision, Man, Privacy, Sleep, Woman)

"A majority of Americans oppose partial-birth abortion, and Judge Hamilton's decision flies in the face of Congress passing and President Bush signing legislation banning such horrible acts of violence."
- Marc Racicot
(Related: Decision, Abortion, Americans, Congress, Flies, Legislation, Majority, President, Violence)

"This constitution recognises the need for social dialogue involving labour and management; it involves trade unions in the decision-making process; it has a social vision founded on social dialogue."
- Jean-Pierre Raffarin
(Related: Decision, Management, Vision, Constitution, Trade)

"The problem with experiments has always been that human beings make the decisions on whether or not the animals have benefitted from the treatment."
- James Randi
(Related: Animals, Decisions, Treatment)

"Regardless of the nature of their crime or any rehabilitation that may have occurred, these ex-felons cannot participate in the decision-making process of this great Nation."
- Charles Rangel
(Related: Nature, Decision, Crime, May, Nation)

"We love the ability of the people to influence the actions of decision-makers, of lawmakers and presidents to be removed from or elevated to office by the will of voters, and of the community to connect amongst diverse populations through the ballot box."
- Charles Rangel
(Related: Love, People, Decision, Ability, Actions, Community, Influence, Office, Will)

"What one decides to do in crisis depends on one's philosophy of life, and that philosophy cannot be changed by an incident. If one hasn't any philosophy in crises, others make the decision."
- Jeanette Rankin
(Related: Life, Decision, Crisis, Philosophy)

"We're strongly in favor of the U.N. plan for a solution to the Cyprus conflict. Hopefully a solution can be found before the end of this summit, but we cannot and will not let it block our decisions on enlargement."
- Anders Fogh Rasmussen
(Related: Conflict, Decisions, End, Solution, Will)

"We need to ask our policy makers and those we elect to office who are supposed to make decisions to give us the evidence of the facts that are behind the decisions that we make. We should be skeptical."
- Dixie Lee Ray
(Related: Policy, Decisions, Facts, Office)

"Too many critics mistake the deliberations of the Congress for its decisions."
- Sam Rayburn
(Related: Mistake, Congress, Decisions)

"Forty pictures I was in, and all I remember is 'What kind of bra will you be wearing today, honey?' That was always the area of big decision - from the neck to the navel."
- Donna Reed
(Related: Decision, Today, Will)

"After years of making wrong decisions in my life, in 1977 I found out that it was all right to be square, simple, and sober."
- Martha Reeves
(Related: Life, Decisions, Right, Wrong, Years)

"Why would you create a movie for black people if you don't understand the history and perspective of the people you are doing it for? You need historical perspective to make sound decisions."
- Tim Reid
(Related: History, People, Decisions, Perspective, Sound)

"Now North Korea certainly is located in a different place geographically, but I think it faces the same type of strategic decision. Does it want a different future for its people?"
- Mitchell Reiss
(Related: People, Decision, Faces, Future, Now, Want)

"It's up to Kim Jong Il to make that decision, and we can't make that for him."
- Mitchell Reiss
(Related: Decision)

"We cannot put off the difficult decisions for another day, another generation."
- Jodi Rell
(Related: Day, Decisions)

"A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows the public opinion."
- Grantland Rice
(Related: Decisions, Man, Opinion, Public, Public opinion)

"You have to make sure that your assets and your back is protected before you make any big decisions."
- Adam Rich
(Related: Decisions)

"It was extremely hard going from being a parent of one to a parent of three, because now all these instant decisions have to be made about how you balance out the time and attention between them."
- Patricia Richardson
(Related: Time, Attention, Balance, Being, Decisions, Now)

"I think church and state should remain entirely separate at all costs, and that the decision of religious marriage should be of each faith to debate and decide free of political influence."
- Adam Rickitt
(Related: Faith, Marriage, Decision, Church, Debate, Influence, Religious, State)

"I've never been able to plan my life. I just lurch from indecision to indecision."
- Alan Rickman
(Related: Life, Indecision)

"There is no shorter path for joining a neutral existential anthropology, according to philosophy, with the existential decision before God, according to the Bible."
- Paul Ricoeur
(Related: God, Decision, Bible, Anthropology, Philosophy)

"You have to enable and empower people to make decisions independent of you. As I've learned, each person on a team is an extension of your leadership; if they feel empowered by you they will magnify your power to lead."
- Tom Ridge
(Related: Power, People, Leadership, Decisions, Will)

"You elected government officials to make decisions and it's about time they started making good ones."
- Bob Riley
(Related: Government, Time, Decisions)

"On the other track I got to talk with Jon Poll, my editor, and we go into more detail about the decisions we made in both the production and the post-production. So I hope the combination becomes something worth collecting."
- Jay Roach
(Related: Hope, Decisions, Detail, Post, Production, Talk, Worth)

"I made more decisions in a half-day as governor than you can make in a whole week in the Senate... it's too slow for me."
- Chuck Robb
(Related: Decisions, Senate)

"Using the power of decision gives you the capacity to get past any excuse to change any and every part of your life in an instant."
- Tony Robbins
(Related: Change, Life, Power, Decision, Past)

"A real decision is measured by the fact that you've taken a new action. If there's no action, you haven't truly decided."
- Tony Robbins
(Related: Action, Decision, Fact)

"Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach."
- Tony Robbins
(Related: Decisions)

"It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped."
- Tony Robbins
(Related: Decision, Destiny, Moments)

"Remember, a real decision is measured by the fact that you've taken new action. If there's no action, you haven't truly decided."
- Tony Robbins
(Related: Action, Decision, Fact)

"I make decisions based on my work, not based on meetings with my business managers, who I don't like to meet."
- Chris Robinson
(Related: Business, Work, Decisions, Managers, Meetings)

"Life came in and put me in front of the camera before I could really make a decision, but I think I probably would have gravitated to film."
- Elisabeth Rohm
(Related: Life, Decision, Film)

"It doesn't matter which side of the fence you get off on sometimes. What matters most is getting off. You cannot make progress without making decisions."
- Jim Rohn
(Related: Progress, Decisions)

"Transferring our sovereignty and decisionmaking power to the WTO, to the United Nations, or any other international body is not in the long-term interests of our people."
- Dana Rohrabacher
(Related: Power, People, Body, Nations, United)

"If we want more trade in the world, we should establish bilateral trade agreements with other democratic countries. That way we can control the decision-making process. The major economic countries of the world will enter into those agreements."
- Dana Rohrabacher
(Related: Control, Decision, Countries, Trade, Want, Will, World)

"Too often the great decisions are originated and given form in bodies made up wholly of men, or so completely dominated by them that whatever of special value women have to offer is shunted aside without expression."
- Eleanor Roosevelt
(Related: Women, Decisions, Expression, Value)

"I think that somehow, we learn who we really are and then live with that decision."
- Eleanor Roosevelt
(Related: Decision)

"In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing."
- Theodore Roosevelt
(Related: Decision, Nothing, Right, Wrong)

"A love of classical music is only partially a natural response to hearing the works performed, it also must come about by a decision to listen carefully, to pay close attention, a decision inevitably motivated by the cultural and social prestige of the art."
- Charles Rosen
(Related: Art, Love, Music, Decision, Attention, Hearing)

"There may be some difficulties during a period of adjustment. Specifically, picking up their life again and making their own truly independent decisions."
- Rick Ross
(Related: Life, Decisions, Difficulties, May)

"I would guess that the decision to create a small special purpose language or use an existing general purpose language is one of the toughest decisions that anyone facing the need for a new language must make."
- Guido van Rossum
(Related: Decision, Purpose, Decisions, Language)

"The decision to use the atom bomb on Japanese cities, and the consequent buildup of enormous nuclear arsenals, was made by governments, on the basis of political and military perceptions."
- Joseph Rotblat
(Related: Decision, Cities, Military, Perceptions)

"We can do things the cheap way, the simple way, for the short-term and without regard for the future. Or, we can make the extra effort, do the hard work, absorb the criticism and make decisions that will cause a better future."
- Mike Rounds
(Related: Work, Cause, Criticism, Decisions, Effort, Future, Hard work, Will)

"Our fish, our recreation, our irrigation and all our uses of the Missouri River are threatened if the drought continues and the Corps of Engineers decisions aren't changed."
- Mike Rounds
(Related: Decisions, Fish, Recreation)

"In every decision we make and in every policy we develop, we are committed to protecting those who cannot protect themselves... the very young and the very old."
- Mike Rounds
(Related: Policy, Decision, Old)

"In his first 100 days, Mr. Obama has put the fate of his presidency in the hands of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. He may come to regret that decision."
- Karl Rove
(Related: Leader, Decision, Fate, First, Majority, May, Presidency, Regret, Senate)

"The difficulty for Mr. Obama will be when the public sees where his decisions lead - higher inflation, higher interest rates, higher taxes, sluggish growth, and a jobless recovery."
- Karl Rove
(Related: Growth, Decisions, Difficulty, Inflation, Interest, Public, Taxes, Will)

"I think that the episodes are like mini horror films really; the characters make bad decisions early on and these things just snowball for them and get worse and worse. And that's what I find funny."
- Dave Rowntree
(Related: Funny, Decisions, Horror)

"Certainly, it's very easy to fall in love with cash. If you're going to make all your decisions based on cash, you're going to have a pretty naffy career."
- Mark Ruffalo
(Related: Love, Career, Decisions, Pretty)

"See that the President, the Cabinet and staff are informed. If cut out of the information flow, their decisions may be poor, not made, or not confidently or persuasively implemented."
- Donald Rumsfeld
(Related: Decisions, Information, May, Poor, President)

"Make decisions about the President's personal security. He can overrule you, but don't ask him to be the one to counsel caution."
- Donald Rumsfeld
(Related: Caution, Decisions, President, Security)

"When you raise issues with the President, try to come away with both that decision and also a precedent. Pose issues so as to evoke broader policy guidance. This can help to answer a range of similar issues likely to arise later."
- Donald Rumsfeld
(Related: Policy, Decision, Guidance, Help, President)

"Test ideas in the marketplace. You learn from hearing a range of perspectives. Consultation helps engender the support decisions need to be successfully implemented."
- Donald Rumsfeld
(Related: Ideas, Decisions, Hearing, Support)

"Don't be a bottleneck. If a matter is not a decision for the President or you, delegate it. Force responsibility down and out. Find problem areas, add structure and delegate. The pressure is to do the reverse. Resist it."
- Donald Rumsfeld
(Related: Decision, Force, President, Pressure, Responsibility)

"In the execution of Presidential decisions work to be true to his views, in fact and tone."
- Donald Rumsfeld
(Related: Work, Decisions, Execution, Fact)

"If the staff lacks policy guidance against which to test decisions, their decisions will be random."
- Donald Rumsfeld
(Related: Policy, Decisions, Guidance, Will)

"If in doubt, move decisions up to the President."
- Donald Rumsfeld
(Related: Decisions, Doubt, President)

"Sometimes its the smallest decisions that can change your life forever."
- Keri Russell
(Related: Change, Life, Decisions)

"I'm going to sleep well tonight knowing that I made the right decision."
- George Ryan
(Related: Decision, Right, Sleep)

"What I'm concerned about is endless borrowing, which is going to compromise our economy not only today but in the future. Because we know the decisions we make right now really dramatically impact us in the future, and the debt is literally getting out of our control."
- Paul Ryan
(Related: Control, Borrowing, Compromise, Debt, Decisions, Economy, Future, Now, Right, Today)

"If we don't make tough decisions today our children are going to have to make much, much tougher decisions tomorrow."
- Paul Ryan
(Related: Children, Decisions, Today, Tomorrow)

"One would expect that private property taken by eminent domain would become land available for public use such as parks and roads. Unfortunately, this decision creates a loophole for government to manipulate the definition of public use simply to generate greater tax revenue."
- Jim Ryun
(Related: Government, Decision, Tax, Land, Property, Public)

"For me retiring wasn't hard once I knew that that was the decision I was going to make."
- Gabriela Sabatini
(Related: Decision)

"My desire to exit the game is greater than my desire to remain in it. I have searched my heart through and through and feel comfortable with this decision."
- Barry Sanders
(Related: Heart, Decision, Desire)

"The decision he made with Usama bin Laden was a tactical decision. It wasn't a strategic decision. The strategic decision was made by President Bush to go after him. What President Obama has done on his watch, the issues that have come up while he's been president, he's gotten it wrong strategically every single time."
- Rick Santorum
(Related: Time, Decision, President, Wrong)

"It is only in our decisions that we are important."
- Jean-Paul Sartre
(Related: Decisions)

"So it was a hard decision but I know it is the right one."
- Graeme Le Saux
(Related: Decision, Right)

"The Iraqi military are able to deploy these weapons within 45 minutes of a decision to do so."
- John Scarlett
(Related: Decision, Military, Weapons)

"Only the closest collaborators of the Fuehrer know how difficult is the burden of this responsibility; how sorrowful are the hours during which decisions must be made which bear upon the well being and the fate of all of Germany."
- Hjalmar Schacht
(Related: Being, Burden, Decisions, Fate, Germany, Responsibility)

"The decision came from the publisher. It certainly was cleared by Chicago. And then they come out with these fine sounding words about relation to readers and their obligation. It has nothing to do with that."
- Robert Scheer
(Related: Decision, Chicago, Nothing, Obligation, Words)

"And the big issue here, I think, is that the publisher took over the editorial pages, a guy named Jeff Johnson. He's an accountant from Chicago, doesn't know anything about what newspapers are supposed to be about, and he made a decision to get rid of the column."
- Robert Scheer
(Related: Decision, Chicago, Newspapers)

"What they're doing is, they're making the decisions for us. That's what this country is coming down to. They're going to make the decisions for us."
- Michael Schiavo
(Related: Country, Decisions)

"Obviously, if the commander makes certain decisions that the reporter thinks is inhibiting his right to report a legitimate story, he has to appeal to the commander's boss to get that changed."
- Bob Schieffer
(Related: Boss, Decisions, Right)

"We feel very honored to have been offered the responsibility to host this great event, Berlin is a wonderful city that is developing at a tremendous rate, and this decision means that we can now prepare to welcome the world's best athletes to a fascinating place."
- Otto Schily
(Related: Decision, Athletes, Now, Responsibility, World)

"Arresting and detaining these dangerous people can make sense, at least until a final decision is reached on their deportation. However, such detention must always be subject to time limits and court review."
- Otto Schily
(Related: Time, People, Decision, Court, Limits, Sense)

"We made a decision that monetary policy will be made by an independent European Central Bank."
- Gerhard Schroder
(Related: Policy, Decision, Will)

"I can't let important policy decisions hinge on the fact that an election is coming up every 90 days."
- Gerhard Schroeder
(Related: Policy, Decisions, Fact)

"Never bring the problem solving stage into the decision making stage. Otherwise, you surrender yourself to the problem rather than the solution."
- Robert H. Schuller
(Related: Decision, Solution, Surrender)

"High achievers spot rich opportunities swiftly, make big decisions quickly and move into action immediately. Follow these principles and you can make your dreams come true."
- Robert H. Schuller
(Related: Dreams, Action, Decisions, Principles)

"Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come."
- Robert H. Schuller
(Related: Time, Decision, Negative, Decisions, Moods, Spring, Will)

"Again and again, the impossible problem is solved when we see that the problem is only a tough decision waiting to be made."
- Robert H. Schuller
(Related: Decision, Waiting)

"President Obama is making the tough decisions to get our country going in the right direction, has taken our economy from job losses to 15 straight months of job gains, cut taxes 26 times, and focused like a laser on getting the middle class back on its feet while those campaigning to replace him have failed to show they can lead on these issues."
- Debbie Wasserman Schultz
(Related: Class, Country, Decisions, Direction, Economy, Feet, Job, Middle class, Months, President, Right, Taxes)

"I'm strongly for a patient Bill of Rights. Decisions ought to be made by doctors, not accountants."
- Charles Schumer
(Related: Decisions, Doctors, Rights)

"I'd like to see the health care professionals making decisions, not some bureaucrat in Indianapolis working for an insurance company."
- Charles Schumer
(Related: Health, Care, Company, Decisions, professionals)

"Democracy is a political method, that is to say, a certain type of institutional arrangement for arriving at political - legislative and administrative - decisions and hence incapable of being an end in itself."
- Joseph A. Schumpeter
(Related: Being, Decisions, Democracy, End)

"Women may give lip service to wanting husbands who take on an equal role in raising children, but many will pull rank when an important decision, like how to discipline or what baby sitter to hire, has to be made."
- Pepper Schwartz
(Related: Women, Decision, Discipline, Baby, Children, Husbands, May, Rank, Service, Will)

"The promise of equal educational opportunity envisioned by the Brown decision remains unfulfilled."
- Bobby Scott
(Related: Opportunity, Decision, Promise)

"In the Brown decision, the United States Supreme Court unanimously struck down the legal and moral footing of racially segregated public education in this country."
- Bobby Scott
(Related: Education, Legal, Decision, Country, Court, Public, states, United)

"It's everything and I always make decisions about the cast."
- Ridley Scott
(Related: Decisions)

"But figuring out Saddam Hussein was one our greatest mysteries. He marched to his own drummer and frequently as this unfolded he made decisions which were sometimes inexplicable to us and sometimes didn't look very smart."
- Brent Scowcroft
(Related: Decisions, Inexplicable)

"And it was at that point that I realized, in fact, our whole administration realized, that we could not rely on Metropolitan Edison for the kind of information we needed to make decisions."
- William Scranton
(Related: Decisions, Fact, Information)

"In many cases it is a matter for decision and not a simple matter of fact whether x understands y; and so on."
- John Searle
(Related: Decision, Fact)

"Television is so dictated by time constraints that you have to make quick decisions and go with them."
- Ted Shackelford
(Related: Time, Decisions, Quick, Television)

"The decision as to why a show makes it has to do with politics and money."
- Ted Shackelford
(Related: Money, Politics, Decision)

"Of course I realize that photography is not the technical facility as much as it is the eye, and this decision that one makes for the moment at which you are going to snap, you know."
- Ben Shahn
(Related: Decision, Eye, Photography)

"The Palestinians are not willing to do anything, they're not willing to make the strategic decision to dismantle the infrastructure of terrorist organizations."
- Silvan Shalom
(Related: Decision)

"There are a lot of things that have to be considered in National. The military aspect of it is only one of them. I'm confident that President Bush will have all of those things laid out for him before he makes the decision."
- Hugh Shelton
(Related: Decision, Military, President, Will)

"I'm sure that was the right step, even though, formally speaking, it may seem disadvantageous for a president to resign. But, looking into what is happening today and what is going to happen in the future, I think history will show I made the right decision."
- Eduard Shevardnadze
(Related: History, Decision, Future, May, President, Right, Today, Will)

"The government's position was that we have frigates that have got a useful life until 2006. There is no necessity for us to make final decisions until 2002."
- Jenny Shipley
(Related: Life, Government, Decisions, Necessity)

"The decision by France to resume nuclear testing in the South Pacific has destroyed this hope and raised a storm of protest at home, in the South Pacific and thankfully around the world."
- Jenny Shipley
(Related: Home, Decision, Hope, France, Protest, Testing, World)

"Too often the desire for peace has been expressed by women while the stewardship of the mechanisms which are used to attempt to secure peace in the short and medium term are dominated by male decision-making structures and informal arrangements. This must change."
- Jenny Shipley
(Related: Change, Peace, Women, Decision, Desire)

"New Zealand's taken some very significant decisions in relation to defence in the last two years."
- Jenny Shipley
(Related: Decisions, Years)

"Ten years ago in Nairobi we said that the participation of women in the decision-making and appraisal processes of the United Nations was essential if the organization was to effectively serve women's interests."
- Jenny Shipley
(Related: Women, Decision, Nations, Participation, United, Years)

"We sincerely ask the Beijing authorities across the Strait to view the election result from a positive perspective, to accept the democratic decision of the Taiwanese people."
- Chen Shui-bian
(Related: People, Decision, Positive, Perspective, Result)

"The prime minister found something hopeful in the man's eyes and manner. The 30 or so people who run this world analyze one another that way and then make decisions of life and death for us. Scary, but true."
- Hugh Sidey
(Related: Death, Life, People, Decisions, Eyes, Man, World)

"The reason to split a court is for administrative purposes, and in the past there has been much debate about the liberal decisions of the Ninth Circuit and so forth; and people have wanted to get out of the Ninth Circuit for that reason."
- Michael K. Simpson
(Related: People, Court, Debate, Decisions, Liberal, Past, Reason)

"In the fall of the year 2000, there just happened to be a decision point when they asked me to become Chief Executive Officer of the company. It was a time when, as you remember, we were starting to have some real problems in the California energy markets."
- Jeffrey Skilling
(Related: Time, Decision, Company, Energy, Problems)

"I did not direct my life. I didn't design it. I never made decisions. Things always came up and made them for me. That's what life is."
- B. F. Skinner
(Related: Design, Life, Decisions)

"If we are all in agreement on the decision - then I propose we postpone further discussion of this matter until our next meeting to give ourselves time to develop disagreement and perhaps gain some understanding of what the decision is all about."
- Alfred P. Sloan
(Related: Time, Decision, Agreement, Gain, Meeting, Understanding)

"I'm just kind of taking whatever life gives me and hoping that I make the right decision."
- Amy Smart
(Related: Life, Decision, Right)

"Declaring independence was the most traumatic decision I had to live up to. Because I didn't want to do it."
- Ian Smith
(Related: Decision, Independence, Want)

"Telecom is a dramatic success in India and our view is, respecting the political process, and respecting the fact that these are sovereign decisions, is that, approaching India as a friend."
- John W. Snow
(Related: Success, Friend, Decisions, Fact)

"The trip to Iraq confirmed that I made the right decision when I voted against lending Iraq the $18 billion the United States plans to use to help rebuild the country."
- Vic Snyder
(Related: Decision, Country, Help, Iraq, Right, states, United)

"Quick decisions are unsafe decisions."
- Sophocles
(Related: Decisions, Quick)

"It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong."
- Thomas Sowell
(Related: People, Being, Decisions, Wrong)

"Creed was ended by egos and people wanting to do their own thing and poor decision-making."
- Scott Stapp
(Related: People, Decision, Poor)

"I started making some proper decisions, getting things in order. It's kind of like cleaning up your house. I was looking for direction for what God wanted me to do - and that's when I got a call about The Passion."
- Scott Stapp
(Related: God, Decisions, Direction, Order, Passion)

"If either player abandon the game by quitting the table in anger, or in an otherwise offensive manner; or by momentarily resigning the game; or refuses to abide by the decision of the Umpire, the game must be scored against him."
- Howard Staunton
(Related: Anger, Decision, Quitting, Umpire)

"I'd already made the decision before I'd even read it-just because it was John Sayles. Then when I read it, the themes were actually themes that have been a big part of my life."
- Mary Steenburgen
(Related: Life, Decision)

"I haven't always made the right decisions."
- George Steinbrenner
(Related: Decisions, Right)

"We didn't talk about the decision at all, which was great, just to get together as friends. The only thing he said to me was 'It's your decision. Just do what you have to do and I will back you 100 per cent."
- Craig Stevens
(Related: Decision, Friends, Talk, Will)

"The decision I've made has come from my heart. That's me, to follow my heart."
- Craig Stevens
(Related: Heart, Decision)

"To make a coverage decision, doesn't one have to make a medical judgment?"
- John Paul Stevens
(Related: Medical, Decision, Judgment)

"I think it's really important that the people who are going to make decisions for other people have fair, truthful and compassionate regard for all people, not just some people."
- Sharon Stone
(Related: People, Decisions)

"Get me inside any boardroom and I'll get any decision I want."
- Tom Stoppard
(Related: Decision, Want)

"To say that man is a reasoning animal is a very different thing than to say that most of man's decisions are based on his rational process. That I don't believe at all."
- Rex Stout
(Related: Decisions, Man)

"The minute those two little particles inside a woman's womb have joined together, billions of decisions have been made. A thing like that has to come from entropy."
- Rex Stout
(Related: Decisions, Woman)

"He was also very clear that the decision to cast me as Cora was all Michael's."
- Madeleine Stowe
(Related: Decision)

"I was very clear that I wanted to keep 'Thor' out of the rest of the Marvel universe for no less than the first six issues. And the success of the book, I think, speaks well to that decision."
- J. Michael Straczynski
(Related: Success, Decision, First, Rest, Universe)

"I've made a decision and now I must face the consequences."
- J. Michael Straczynski
(Related: Decision, Consequences, Now)

"Every single decision I make about what material I do, what I'm putting out in the world, is because of my children."
- Meryl Streep
(Related: Decision, Children, World)

"I was with Ted Turner when he came to see Kofi Annan - the Secretary-General of the UN - to announce his decision to put $1 billion to the service of UN projects and programs."
- Maurice Strong
(Related: Decision, Projects, Service)

"Nobody wants you to stop, obviously because you're a moneymaking machine. But you have to make the decision and you have to move forward. So I took time off to have babies and do all that."
- Donna Summer
(Related: Time, Decision, Babies, Machine)

"I've been around racing a fairly long time, but when it comes to the important issues, I'm happy to let others make the big decisions."
- Mats Sundin
(Related: Time, Decisions, Racing)

"It is a maxim among these lawyers, that whatever hath been done before, may legally be done again: and therefore they take special care to record all the decisions formerly made against common justice and the general reason of mankind."
- Jonathan Swift
(Related: Care, Decisions, Justice, Lawyers, Mankind, Maxim, May, Reason)

"If one knows only what one is told, one does not know enough to be able to arrive at a well-balanced decision."
- Leo Szilard
(Related: Decision)

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

"People feel that decisions about their jobs, the way their children are educated, how their church functions, and products they buy are made by someone and some place so distant that they can't find anybody to talk to that has any influence over them."
- Robert Teeter
(Related: People, Church, Children, Decisions, Influence, Jobs, Talk)

"Another cause for the increase in alienation and cynicism is a feeling that too many policy decisions that affect individuals have been taken out of any system that has accountability or that they can influence."
- Robert Teeter
(Related: Policy, Alienation, Cause, Cynicism, Decisions, Feeling, Influence)

"But we both came to the decision that the powerful thing is to go into your fear, walk in there with it, don't walk away from it, and to try to be true to it."
- Lee Tergesen
(Related: Fear, Decision)

"I don't think politicians should be allowed into power who are not familiar with their bodies, because that's where our bottom line is. And I know that they would make totally different decisions if they felt responsible simply for their own bodies."
- Twyla Tharp
(Related: Power, Decisions, Politicians)

"And I do think that earlier in my career, I did make a very conscious decision to make sure that I was doing work that wasn't necessarily given to me, and that people didn't necessarily think that I would be able to do."
- Charlize Theron
(Related: Work, People, Decision, Career)

"I think that the U.S. does have this very much more open attitude, and I admire it very much and I think it's very important to the world. But the information and the discussion sometimes come too late, after the effective decision has been made."
- E. P. Thompson
(Related: Attitude, Decision, Information, Open, World)

"That is, while we believe that cost-benefit analysis is an important tool to inform agency decision making, the results of the cost-benefit analysis do not trump existing law."
- Fred Thompson
(Related: Decision, Law, Results)

"We just ask the agency to make reasonable and honest decisions, and the public deserves no less."
- Fred Thompson
(Related: Decisions, Public)

"But obviously, we can't afford to make some bad long-term decisions with regard to basic commitments our country has - trade those away for some short-term assistance that may or may not be there a month from now."
- Fred Thompson
(Related: Country, Decisions, May, Now, Trade)

"Decision is a risk rooted in the courage of being free."
- Paul Tillich
(Related: Courage, Decision, Being, Risk)

"My career decisions have nothing to do with my personal life."
- Justin Timberlake
(Related: Life, Career, Decisions, Nothing)

"Business wise, I have always learned valuable lessons so I don't regret any decisions I have made."
- Kiana Tom
(Related: Business, Decisions, Regret)

"Your decision to be, have and do something out of ordinary entails facing difficulties that are out of the ordinary as well. Sometimes your greatest asset is simply your ability to stay with it longer than anyone else."
- Brian Tracy
(Related: Decision, Ability, Difficulties)

"Decisiveness is a characteristic of high-performing men and women. Almost any decision is better than no decision at all."
- Brian Tracy
(Related: Men, Women, Decision)

"All my life, whenever it comes time to make a decision, I make it and forget about it."
- Harry S. Truman
(Related: Time, Life, Decision, Forget)

"The atom bomb was no "great decision." It was merely another powerful weapon in the arsenal of righteousness."
- Harry S. Truman
(Related: Decision, Righteousness)

"I have made the tough decisions, always with an eye toward the bottom line. Perhaps it's time America was run like a business."
- Donald Trump
(Related: Business, Time, America, Decisions, Eye)

"No more distressing moment can ever face a British government than that which requires it to come to a hard, fast and specific decision."
- Barbara Tuchman
(Related: Government, Decision)

"The position the Government finds itself in is not one of constructing a law, but of carrying out a decision given by the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council."
- Charles Tupper
(Related: Government, Decision, Committee, Law)

"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)

"My decision to start a new one is just that, a decision, since I never get inspirations."
- Anne Tyler
(Related: Decision)

"Aching all over, we reached level ground again, and Mr. Christy withdrew his claims, and agreed that no road anywhere else could possibly be so bad as a Mexican road; a decision which later experiences only served to confirm."
- Edward Burnett Tylor
(Related: Decision, Road)

"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)

"The quality of decision is like the well-timed swoop of a falcon which enables it to strike and destroy its victim."
- Sun Tzu
(Related: Quality, Decision)

"The decisions and problems of Uruguay will be resolved by Uruguayans."
- Tabare Vazquez
(Related: Decisions, Problems, Will)

"We are doing everything we can to protect the food supply. And I can tell you that we're making decisions based upon sound science and good public policy, given the circumstances that we are now in."
- Ann Veneman
(Related: Food, Science, Policy, Circumstances, Decisions, Now, Public, Public policy, Sound)

"With respect to the FBI, they had problems communicating in a vertical way, within the FBI itself, so that information of importance could get pushed up to those who were decision-makers."
- Richard Ben Veniste
(Related: Decision, Importance, Information, Problems, Respect)

"I am waiting for the decision, which is not depending of me, to know if the trial will be in Iraq, in the states, or in international court. Of course, the decision is not mine."
- Jacques Verges
(Related: Decision, Court, Iraq, states, Waiting, Will)

"All around as a person, on right decisions, on holding your money, on doing your trade, a good education is a must. I don't think I would've done as good without an education."
- Bobby Vinton
(Related: Education, Money, Decisions, Right, Trade)

"I was a guy who needed to go to class, because I had some raw talent that I thought was identifiable, when I finally made a decision to be an actor. And yet I wanted to learn how to really do the stuff. You know, 'How do I get to be a serious actor?'"
- Jon Voight
(Related: Talent, Thought, Decision, Actor, Class)

"In all my years of play, I never saw an ump deliberately make an unfair decision. They really called them as they saw 'em."
- Honus Wagner
(Related: Decision, Play, Years)

"Listen to the desires of your children. Encourage them and then give them the autonomy to make their own decision."
- Denis Waitley
(Related: Decision, Children)

"I made the right decisions, I set everything on the right course, the reforms are going in the right direction."
- Lech Walesa
(Related: Decisions, Direction, Right)

"So with the end of the Cold War, it became increasingly obvious that there was no basis upon which any decision was being made, not in the White House, and certainly because of that, not in the Congress."
- Malcolm Wallop
(Related: War, Decision, Being, Congress, End, Obvious)

"A decision once taken brings peace to a man's mind and eases his soul."
- Mika Waltari
(Related: Peace, Soul, Decision, Man, Mind)

"Happiness is not a brilliant climax to years of grim struggle and anxiety. It is a long succession of little decisions simply to be happy in the moment."
- J. Donald Walters
(Related: Happiness, Anxiety, Decisions, Struggle, Years)

"This was a result of a number of factors, but we do know that the messages kids get about the harms of drugs has a significant impact on their decision on whether or not to use."
- John Walters
(Related: Decision, Drugs, Kids, Result)

"We exercise great caution in airing an audio- or videotape released by a terrorist organization holding a hostage. These are decisions made by CNN's editorial staff and not by any third party."
- Jim Walton
(Related: Caution, Decisions, Exercise, Party)

"I believe our editorial decisions reflected our constant desire to make sure that we fully cover and analyze any issue and give our viewers all the information they need."
- Jim Walton
(Related: Decisions, Desire, Information)

"Working together during the past three years, we have confounded the skeptics and the cynics. We've shown that here in Virginia, Democrats and Republicans can come together, put politics aside, and make tough decisions when times demand it."
- Mark Warner
(Related: Politics, Decisions, Democrats, Past, Republicans, Years)

"I think Hillary and Bill are really liberals at heart. I think that, in addition to being liberals, they are very practical. They have made some decisions about what it takes to win."
- Maxine Waters
(Related: Heart, Being, Decisions, Liberals)

"When the time came to make a decision about what do in life, I found myself thinking that acting was the thing I loved to do, so I applied to drama school. And then, I didn't get in - twice."
- Emily Watson
(Related: Time, Life, Decision, Acting, Drama, School, Thinking)

"I've become wary of interviews in which you're forced to go back over the reasons why you made certain decisions. You tend to rationalize what you've done, to intellectually review a process that is often intuitive."
- Peter Weir
(Related: Decisions)

"Strong managers who make tough decisions to cut jobs provide the only true job security in today's world. Weak managers are the problem. Weak managers destroy jobs."
- Jack Welch
(Related: Decisions, Job, Jobs, Managers, Security, Today, World)

"What makes community organizing especially attractive is the faith it places in the ability of the poor to make decisions for themselves."
- Paul Wellstone
(Related: Faith, Ability, Community, Decisions, Poor)

"The support this city and our fans have shown the Grizzlies made my decision to stay in Memphis an easy one. Memphis deserves a championship team, and I am committed to that."
- Jerry West
(Related: Decision, Fans, Support)

"For me, this is a familiar image - people in the organization ready and willing to do good work, wanting to contribute their ideas, ready to take responsibility, and leaders holding them back, insisting that they wait for decisions or instructions."
- Margaret J. Wheatley
(Related: Work, People, Ideas, Decisions, Leaders, Responsibility)

"Aggression is the most common behavior used by many organizations, a nearly invisible medium that influences all decisions and actions."
- Margaret J. Wheatley
(Related: Actions, Aggression, Behavior, Decisions)

"For example, I was discussing the use of email and how impersonal it can be, how people will now email someone across the room rather than go and talk to them. But I don't think this is laziness, I think it is a conscious decision people are making to save time."
- Margaret J. Wheatley
(Related: Time, People, Decision, Example, Laziness, Now, Talk, Will)

"Too many problem-solving sessions become battlegrounds where decisions are made based on power rather than intelligence."
- Margaret J. Wheatley
(Related: Intelligence, Power, Decisions)

"I think everyone who makes movies should be forced to do television. Because you have to finish. You have to get it done, and there are a lot of decisions made just for the sake of making decisions. You do something because it's efficient and because it gets the story told and it connects to the audience."
- Joss Whedon
(Related: Movies, Decisions, Television)

"We're the only branch of government that explains itself in writing every time it makes a decision."
- Byron White
(Related: Government, Time, Decision, Writing)

"The nervous system and the automatic machine are fundamentally alike in that they are devices, which make decisions on the basis of decisions they made in the past."
- Norbert Wiener
(Related: Decisions, Machine, Past)

"From a very early age, I made my decisions based on careers that I admire. The one thing that all the actresses I love have in common is that they have diversity in their careers."
- Olivia Wilde
(Related: Love, Age, Careers, Decisions, Diversity)

"The more decisions that you are forced to make alone, the more you are aware of your freedom to choose."
- Thornton Wilder
(Related: Decisions, Freedom)

"I think it's very important that you make your own decision about what you are. Therefore you're responsible for your actions, so you don't blame other people."
- Prince William
(Related: People, Decision, Actions, Blame)

"At some point we must make a decision not to allow the mere threat of charges of cultural or religious insensitivity to stop us from dealing with this evil."
- Armstrong Williams
(Related: Decision, Evil, Religious)

"A belief in God helps provide a foundation to arbitrate our decisions. Without this foundation, we are condemned to live essentially formless lives."
- Armstrong Williams
(Related: God, Belief, Decisions)

"The only realistic view is that a human life arises gradually, which is not much help in making personal decisions or devising public policy."
- George C. Williams
(Related: Life, Policy, Decisions, Help, Public, Public policy)

"That's the thing about the script, is that how these people were affected by their decision, and how it could ultimately kill them, and I mean literally."
- Kevin Williamson
(Related: People, Decision)

"And that's what I liked about it, because they are, in the beginning, your little beautiful stock figures, who then make a decision to preserve their futures, but the decision they make isn't completely right, and it destroys their futures."
- Kevin Williamson
(Related: Decision, Beginning, Right)

"Win or lose, I've been fortunate to be able to pitch deep enough into games to get decisions."
- Dontrelle Willis
(Related: Decisions, Deep, Games)

"One of the responsibilities faced by the Environmental Genome Project is to provide the science base upon which society can make better informed risk management decisions."
- Samuel Wilson
(Related: Environmental, Science, Society, Management, Decisions, Project, Risk)

"As population susceptibilities are better understood, we will be in a better position than we are in today to make informed decisions about risk management."
- Samuel Wilson
(Related: Management, Decisions, Population, Risk, Today, Will)

"It's much easier for me to make major life, multi-million dollar decisions, than it is to decide on a carpet for my front porch. That's the truth."
- Oprah Winfrey
(Related: Life, Truth, Decisions)

"The possible solutions to a given problem emerge as the leaves of a tree, each node representing a point of deliberation and decision."
- Niklaus Wirth
(Related: Decision)

"A Mac is a closed box, so Apple can make decisions about things that they don't include. That makes, it in some ways, simpler for them."
- Robert Wise
(Related: Decisions)

"That said, my kids are at home right now with my husband and I'm missing something important at my daughter's school which makes me feel sick inside. It's a lot of balance and a lot of really hard decision making."
- Reese Witherspoon
(Related: Home, HusbDaughter, Decision, Balance, Kids, Now, Right, School)

"They decided that unpaid leave could only be granted through the decision of a council that consisted almost entirely of scientists who couldn't understand my reasons for wanting to go so. They said no, no unpaid. So I immediately resigned."
- George Woodcock
(Related: Decision, Scientists)

"When you see how the President makes political or policy decisions, you see who he is. The essence of the Presidency is decision-making."
- Bob Woodward
(Related: Policy, Decision, Decisions, Presidency, President)

"Society is becoming less and less transparent. People no longer know where decisions that substantially affect their lives are taken, nor by whom, nor how."
- Georg Henrik von Wright
(Related: Society, People, Decisions)

"A decision by the Supreme Court to subject Guantanamo to judicial review would eliminate these advantages."
- John Yoo
(Related: Decision, Court)

"Human-rights advocates, for example, claim that the mistreatment of Iraqi prisoners is of a piece with President Bush's 2002 decision to deny al Qaeda and Taliban fighters the legal status of prisoners of war under the Geneva Conventions."
- John Yoo
(Related: Legal, War, Decision, Example, President)

"Its goodness is a decision for the mouth to make."
- Lu Yu
(Related: Decision, Goodness)

"Since the season ended, I've let things settle down, and I have to talk to the coaching staff and management. I really don't want to turn this into a big drama. So I plan on making a definite decision relatively quickly."
- Steve Yzerman
(Related: Decision, Management, Coaching, Drama, Talk, Want)

"The civilized world needs to think about a decision when single politicians are not allowed to stay in power."
- Vladimir Zhirinovsky
(Related: Power, Decision, Needs, Politicians, World)