Quotes and Sayings about Decisions



"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)

"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 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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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 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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"'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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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 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 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 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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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 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 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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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 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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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 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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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 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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)