Quotes and Sayings about Direction



"The important thing for the survival of the Thai society is that the majority of those who work, both in the government and the private sector, still strive to work in the same direction; this is why the Thai nation still stands."
- Bhumibol Adulyadej
(Related: Government, Society, Work, Survival, Direction, Majority, Nation)

"I kind of had my life planned out for me. I'd be married at some point, have, you know, 1.5 children, and be a principal possibly one day. But I think that that was kind of my problem. I allowed myself to plan out my life and didn't let provident direction guide my life."
- Clay Aiken
(Related: Life, Children, Day, Direction)

"Painful as it may be, a significant emotional event can be the catalyst for choosing a direction that serves us - and those around us - more effectively. Look for the learning."
- Louisa May Alcott
(Related: Direction, Learning, May)

"A bachelor is a man who comes to work each morning from a different direction."
- Sholom Aleichem
(Related: Work, Direction, Man)

"Worldly fame is but a breath of wind that blows now this way, and now that, and changes name as it changes direction."
- Dante Alighieri
(Related: Direction, Fame, Name, Now, Wind)

"The key is growth margins went in the right direction, unit volume increased quarter on quarter, and expenses came down. We threw off over $300 million in cash. All of those were in the right direction. So I think we're on our way."
- Gil Amelio
(Related: Growth, Direction, Key, Right)

"The ordinary ministry is that which receives all of its direction from the will of God revealed in the Scriptures and from those means which God has appointed in the church for its continual edification."
- William Ames
(Related: God, Church, Direction, Will)

"Style is not neutral; it gives moral directions."
- Martin Amis
(Related: Style)

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

"The older you get, the more you realize you're drifting toward a direction, and sometimes your significant other drifts into an opposite direction. You can't blame anybody for it."
- Dido Armstrong
(Related: Blame, Direction)

"The line that describes the beautiful is elliptical. It has simplicity and constant change. It cannot be described by a compass, and it changes direction at every one of its points."
- Rudolf Arnheim
(Related: Change, Direction, Simplicity)

"My research, even before 1972, moved in directions beyond those cited for the Nobel Memorial Prize. Most of it, in one way or another, deals with information as an economic variable, both as to its production and as to its use."
- Kenneth Joseph Arrow
(Related: Deals, Information, Production, Research)

"The principal or highest part of the mountain having changed its direction to east and west, I ascended it in such manner as to leave its most elevated ranges to the south and travelled north west over a very rough and broken country generally covered with snow."
- William Henry Ashley
(Related: Country, Direction, Snow)

"I truly, truly believe that I was going in that direction and all of a sudden fate took me and put me here. It's like something else has other plans for me."
- Christopher Atkins
(Related: Direction, Fate)

"It takes little talent to see what lies under one's nose, a good deal to know in what direction to point that organ."
- W. H. Auden
(Related: Talent, Direction, Lies)

"Metaphysical thinking will always no doubt be a strong element in her mentality, and it is to be hoped that she will never lose her great, her sovereign powers in that direction."
- Sri Aurobindo
(Related: Direction, Doubt, Thinking, Will)

"I think that more and more you're going to see people of good will on their side of the aisle say you know what, we got to get off the bus here, this is not headed in the right direction."
- David Axelrod
(Related: People, Direction, Right, Will)

"The challenge as we saw in the Nigerian project was to restructure the economy decisively in the direction of a modern free market as an appropriate environment for cultivation of freedom and democracy and the natural emergence of a new social order."
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Related: Challenge, Democracy, Direction, Economy, Environment, Freedom, Order, Project)

"Natural abilities are like natural plants, that need pruning by study; and studies themselves do give forth directions too much at large, except they be bounded in by experience."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Experience, Plants, Study)

"Of all the toys available, none is better designed than the owner himself. A large multipurpose plaything, its parts can be made to move in almost any direction. It comes completely assembled, and it makes a sound when you jump on it."
- Stephen Baker
(Related: Direction, Sound)

"If those who are the enemies of innocent amusements had the direction of the world, they would take away the spring, and youth, the former from the year, the latter from human life."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Life, Direction, Enemies, Spring, World, Youth)

"It also called upon traditional people in the Four Directions to strengthen the healing ceremonies and asked people to heed the warnings of Mother Earth."
- Dennis Banks
(Related: Mother, People, Earth, Healing)

"I was now successful in proving that a direction of movement is localized in the cerebellum."
- Robert Barany
(Related: Successful, Direction, Now)

"If I weren't earning $3 million a year to dunk a basketball, most people on the street would run in the other direction if they saw me coming."
- Charles Barkley
(Related: People, Basketball, Direction)

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

"It is a well-documented fact that guys will not ask for directions. This is a biological thing. This is why it takes several million sperm cells... to locate a female egg, despite the fact that the egg is, relative to them, the size of Wisconsin."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Fact, Will)

"PLease, do not visualize that we exist above you such as in heaven. The concepts above and below are products of your mind. The soul does not swing upwards. It exists in the center and orients itself in every direction."
- Hans Bender
(Related: Soul, Direction, Heaven, Mind)

"For life is tendency, and the essence of a tendency is to develop in the form of a sheaf, creating, by its very growth, divergent directions among which its impetus is divided."
- Henri Bergson
(Related: Life, Growth)

"Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction."
- Al Bernstein
(Related: Success, Direction, Result, Right)

"We must travel in the direction of our fear."
- John Berryman
(Related: Travel, Fear, Direction)

"The next few months are critical to Pakistan's future direction as a democratic state committed to promoting peace, fighting terrorism and working for social justice."
- Benazir Bhutto
(Related: Peace, Direction, Fighting, Future, Justice, Months, State, Terrorism)

"Duty - that which sternly impels us in the direction of profit, along the line of desire."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Desire, Direction, Duty, Profit)

"Every time I started going in the direction of thinking how it might turn out, I started to just turn my brain around and not go there, because I think the surest way to guarantee that you won't win is to assume that you will."
- Brad Bird
(Related: Time, Direction, Thinking, Will)

"While day by day the overzealous student stores up facts for future use, he who has learned to trust nature finds need for ever fewer external directions. He will discard formula after formula, until he reaches the conclusion: Let nature take its course."
- Larry Bird
(Related: Nature, Trust, Day, Facts, Formula, Future, Will)

"Who is to say that 5 men 10 years ago were right whereas 5 men looking the other direction today are wrong."
- Harry A. Blackmun
(Related: Men, Direction, Right, Today, Wrong, Years)

"Money is always on its way somewhere. What you do with it while it is in your keeping and the direction you send it in say much about you. Your treatment of and respect for money, how you make it, and how you spend it, reflect your character."
- Gary Ryan Blair
(Related: Money, Character, Direction, Respect, Treatment)

"I can move both of my eyes separately in different directions."
- Corbin Bleu
(Related: Eyes)

"But I would say if the Security Council is only relevant if it agrees with the United States, then we have come a long way in a direction that I do not like very much."
- Hans Blix
(Related: Direction, Security, states, United)

"Like any parents, mine wanted me to have a secure job with a regular wage and career prospects. And the one job my father knew of, that he'd had experience of himself, was the army, so he could help me in that direction."
- James Blunt
(Related: Experience, Father, Army, Career, Direction, Help, Job, Parents, Wage)

"And if you're getting a poll coming out month after month saying something and then all of a sudden does an enormous swing in one direction - you are dealing with a more volatile electorate than most people believe they have."
- Jim Bolger
(Related: People, Direction, Saying)

"What's with you men? Would hair stop growing on your chest if you asked directions somewhere?"
- Erma Bombeck
(Related: Men, Hair)

"A revolution can be neither made nor stopped. The only thing that can be done is for one of several of its children to give it a direction by dint of victories."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Children, Direction, Revolution)

"If you board the wrong train, it is no use running along the corridor in the other direction."
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer
(Related: Direction, Running, Wrong)

"My ancestors wandered lost in the wilderness for forty years because even in biblical times, men would not stop to ask for directions."
- Elayne Boosler
(Related: Men, Wilderness, Years)

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

"But only if I believe that my directing talents will improve the material I'd be working on. I want to make sure I don't sacrifice beautiful material on the altar of my direction."
- Andre Braugher
(Related: Sacrifice, Direction, Want, Will)

"I'd come back after having served as ambassador to New Zealand and found that I had real concerns about the direction in which this country was headed."
- Carol Moseley Braun
(Related: Country, Direction)

"I took an oath to protect the people of Arizona, and that's what I'm going to do. I'm going to keep pushing in that direction."
- Jan Brewer
(Related: People, Direction)

"That's the thing. in medicine, you're used to saying there's a problem within the person, and saying there's a problem within the culture, that's not a medical answer. Medicine has to look in one direction, so there's only one type of answer that they can find."
- Chester Brown
(Related: Medical, Culture, Direction, Medicine, Saying)

"And, of course, method is very important as is a high-quality specialist (trainer) working with you to keep you going in the right direction for your improvement and to help create results."
- Sergei Bubka
(Related: Direction, Help, Improvement, Results, Right)

"When I work alone, it can be like dabbling with a canvas. Maybe you paint over bits, and it starts to form its own life and lead you off in a direction. It becomes an intuitive, subconscious process."
- Lindsey Buckingham
(Related: Life, Work, Direction)

"Sometimes I write them down in musical notation as a trigger to remind me about certain directions to go. Or I can be specific about a sound I'm looking for."
- Harold Budd
(Related: Sound)

"It's better to hang out with people better than you. Pick out associates whose behavior is better than yours and you'll drift in that direction."
- Warren Buffett
(Related: People, Behavior, Direction)

"In effect, to follow, not to force the public inclination; to give a direction, a form, a technical dress, and a specific sanction, to the general sense of the community, is the true end of legislature."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Community, Direction, Dress, Effect, End, Force, Public, Sense)

"We were grooving, at that point, in the same direction, but remember, Roy Hamilton and myself were going into a path and a direction that had no programming."
- Solomon Burke
(Related: Direction, Programming)

"The more one listens to ordinary conversations the more apparent it becomes that the reasoning faculties of the brain take little part in the direction of the vocal organs."
- Edgar Rice Burroghs
(Related: Direction)

"I was so frustrated in Sabbath after the last few albums. I just didn't like the musical direction Sabbath was going in."
- Geezer Butler
(Related: Direction, Sabbath)

"While Fledging is a different type of book, The Parable series serve as cautionary tales. I wrote the Parable books because of the direction of the country. You can call it save the world fiction, but it clearly doesn't save anything."
- Octavia Butler
(Related: Books, Country, Direction, Fiction, World)

"While it is well enough to leave footprints on the sands of time, it is even more important to make sure they point in a commendable direction."
- James Branch Cabell
(Related: Time, Direction)

"Over the past few years, many of us have increasingly begun to question the direction and meaning of our society as it has developed over the past several centuries."
- Alex Campbell
(Related: Society, Direction, Meaning, Past, Question, Years)

"I wrote five issues of that and got the sack. Actually, they paid me for eight, but they changed their minds about the direction and threw three issues out the window."
- Eddie Campbell
(Related: Direction)

"But, as we've seen over the last several months, the people in this country are very dissatisfied with the direction that this administration is taking this country. And what we heard last night was absolutely the ignoring of that fact. It was: We're going to continue with this agenda. In fact, we're going to double down on healthcare."
- Eric Cantor
(Related: People, Country, Direction, Fact, Healthcare, Months, Night)

"It is time for a New Direction for our nation's energy policies."
- Lois Capps
(Related: Time, Direction, Energy, Nation)

"I get a kick out of watching a team defense me. A player moves two steps in one direction and I hit it two steps the other way. It goes right by his glove and I laugh."
- Rod Carew
(Related: Defense, Direction, Right)

"In the period from 1824 to 1833, the tendency was steadily in the former direction, but it was only in the latter part of it that it was made really efficient."
- Henry Charles Carey
(Related: Direction)

"Putin has a lot at stake here and restoring the relationship with the United States, and there are already signs as Sandy mentioned that he's moving in the right direction to begin to ascertain that their trade with Iran is not used for the production of nuclear weapons."
- Frank Carlucci
(Related: Direction, Production, Right, states, Trade, United, Weapons)

"The script will point you in certain directions and I go the opposite if I can. I try do do one thing and tell a different story with my eyes. I believe what's more interesting is always what's not being said."
- Robert Carlyle
(Related: Being, Eyes, Will)

"I hope that there are no persons that would want to think ill of me in any direction or any behavior."
- Diahann Carroll
(Related: Hope, Behavior, Direction, Want)

"I have never met a happy atheist. I believe in separation of church and state, but I think we have gone so far over in the other direction of separating church and state."
- Dixie Carter
(Related: Church, Direction, Separation, State)

"A good bassist determines the direction of any band."
- Ron Carter
(Related: Direction)

"In the larger companies, you have this tendency to get top-down direction."
- Vinton Cerf
(Related: Direction)

"Mounting a large rock, I was able to see a considerable body of the enemy moving by the flank in rear of their line engaged, and passing from the direction of the foot of Great Round Top through the valley toward the front of my left."
- Joshua Chamberlain
(Related: Body, Direction, Enemy)

"The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind. But the goodness of a person spreads in all direction."
- Chanakya
(Related: Direction, Flowers, Goodness, Wind)

"People, like sheep, tend to follow a leader - occasionally in the right direction."
- Alexander Chase
(Related: Leader, People, Direction, Right, Sheep)

"If you cry 'forward', you must without fail make plain in what direction to go."
- Anton Chekhov
(Related: Direction)

"National Missile Defense is of a nature to retrigger a proliferation of weapons, notably nuclear missiles. Everything that goes in the direction of proliferation is a bad direction."
- Jacques Chirac
(Related: Nature, Defense, Direction, Weapons)

"Thankfully, beauty is easier to remove than apply, and a swipe of demaquillage in the right direction and you are you once again."
- Margaret Cho
(Related: Beauty, Direction, Right)

"Americans are a can-do people, an enthusiastic people, a problem-solving people. And when given a direction and given a plan, they'll sign on."
- Henry Cisneros
(Related: People, Americans, Direction)

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

"I believe the American people spoke loud and clear to the Bush Administration in yesterday's election that they disapprove of the current direction in the war in Iraq. As a result, the President wasted no time in dumping Secretary Rumsfeld."
- Jim Clyburn
(Related: Time, War, People, American, Direction, Iraq, President, Result, Yesterday)

"Democrats are fighting for a new direction that includes protecting Social Security as well as making healthcare affordable, bringing down the high cost of gasoline, and making higher education more accessible for all Americans."
- Jim Clyburn
(Related: Education, Americans, Democrats, Direction, Fighting, Healthcare, Security)

"Well, I think the president has clearly submitted us a tight budget, but it's what's called for if we're going to get spending under control and keep the economy moving in the right direction, with economic growth and job creation activity."
- Thad Cochran
(Related: Control, Growth, Creation, Direction, Economy, Job, President, Right)

"One might as well try to ride two horses moving in different directions, as to try to maintain in equal force two opposing or contradictory sets of desires."
- Robert Collier
(Related: Force, Horses)

"Whenever the government of the United States shall break up, it will probably be in consequence of a false direction having been given to public opinion."
- James F. Cooper
(Related: Government, Direction, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, states, United, Will)

"The earth also is spherical, since it presses upon its center from every direction."
- Nicolaus Copernicus
(Related: Direction, Earth)

"If we don't change direction soon, we'll end up where we're going."
- Irwin Corey
(Related: Change, Direction, End)

"I really like to have a bit of direction, you know?"
- Caroline Corr
(Related: Direction)

"The human body experiences a powerful gravitational pull in the direction of hope. That is why the patient's hopes are the physician's secret weapon. They are the hidden ingredients in any prescription."
- Norman Cousins
(Related: Hope, Body, Direction)

"Children in a family are like flowers in a bouquet: there's always one determined to face in an opposite direction from the way the arranger desires."
- Marcelene Cox
(Related: Family, Children, Direction, Flowers)

"We are all wrong so often that it amazes me that we can have any conviction at all over the direction of things to come. But we must."
- Jim Cramer
(Related: Conviction, Direction, Wrong)

"A lot of life is dealing with your curse, dealing with the cards you were given that aren't so nice. Does it make you into a monster, or can you temper it in some way, or accept it and go in some other direction?"
- Wes Craven
(Related: Life, Cards, Direction, Temper)

"The combination of Federalism and Republicanism which formed the substance of the system, did not constitute a progressive and formative political principle, but it pointed in the direction of a constructive formula."
- Herbert Croly
(Related: Direction, Formula)

"I did a thesis in experimental nuclear physics under the direction of Samuel K. Allison."
- James Cronin
(Related: Direction, Physics)

"Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction."
- John C. Crosby
(Related: Direction, Right)

"Well, I just can't play the game anymore. I'm 63 years old, and I've been in the business for 40 years now. I take good advice and direction really well, but I don't need somebody that finished college two years ago to come in and tell me what I should be recording."
- Charlie Daniels
(Related: Business, Advice, College, Direction, Now, Old, Play, Years)

"Some of these sketches were done at the very beginning of the Pirates project, when I was trying to find a direction for myself. That was the early sixties... maybe 61 or 62."
- Marc Davis
(Related: Beginning, Direction, Project, Trying)

"I wish the government and the Minister of Justice would address these legal and constitutional arguments, but they refuse to. They want Canadians to go blindly into their brave new world, but it is not wise for a society to move blindly in any direction."
- Stockwell Day
(Related: Government, Legal, Society, Arguments, Direction, Justice, Want, World)

"I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination."
- Jimmy Dean
(Related: Change, Direction, Wind)

"I designed all the characters, anyway, and Frank Doyle was doing all the writing. I didn't have any more input on what direction they were going to go with Josie."
- Dan DeCarlo
(Related: Direction, Writing)

"Darwin's idea of natural selection makes people uncomfortable because it reverses the direction of tradition."
- Daniel Dennett
(Related: People, Idea, Direction, Tradition)

"I know some people will be surprised to hear it, but I've found that my music, whether its blues or rock, or whatever you want to call it, can be channeled into a positive direction that actually helps people."
- Rick Derringer
(Related: Music, People, Positive, Direction, Want, Will)

"To create the power of competence without creating a corresponding direction to guide the use of that power is bad education."
- John S. Dickey
(Related: Education, Power, Competence, Direction)

"If you have an impulse, not if you're going to ruin someone elses' scene, if you have an impulse of a funny little add-on or taking something in a weird direction, try it."
- Rachel Dratch
(Related: Funny, Direction, Ruin)

"He was thinking alone, and seriously racking his brain to find a direction for this single force four times multiplied, with which he did not doubt, as with the lever for which Archimedes sought, they should succeed in moving the world, when some one tapped gently at his door."
- Alexandre Dumas
(Related: Direction, Doubt, Force, Succeed, Thinking, World)

"Polls are frequently taken to try to tease out or determine likely directions and trends, but once taken, they belong to the past, requiring that new polls be taken."
- Alan Dundes
(Related: Past)

"I feel like a nuclear missile. Point me in that direction, I'll go."
- George Dzundza
(Related: Direction)

"There are a lot of times that if a detail in a scene or a beat, feels unnatural, they'll allow me to explore another direction to go until we're all comfortable with what we are doing."
- George Eads
(Related: Detail, Direction)

"Sensorial perception, for example, certainly occurs with greater or less accuracy according to the degree of interest; it is constantly given other directions by the change of external stimuli and by ideas."
- Hermann Ebbinghaus
(Related: Change, Ideas, Perception, Accuracy, Example, Interest)

"Ideas which have been developed simultaneously or in immediate succession in the same mind mutually reproduce each other, and do this with greater ease in the direction of the original succession and with a certainty proportional to the frequency with which they were together."
- Hermann Ebbinghaus
(Related: Ideas, Certainty, Direction, Mind)

"There is no great sport in having bullets flying about one in every direction, but I find they have less horror when among them than when in anticipation."
- Umberto Eco
(Related: Anticipation, Direction, Flying, Horror)

"It was all recorded and mixed and there's more continuity in it more direction."
- Dave Edmunds
(Related: Direction)

"Pop science goes flying off in all kinds of fashionable directions, and it often drags a lot of SF writers with it. I've been led astray like that myself at times."
- Greg Egan
(Related: Science, Flying, Writers)

"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Genius, Courage, Direction, Fool)

"Paramount is the need to secure human rights. The form of rule should be such that the citizen does not have to fear the State, but gives it direction and confidently participates in its administration."
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan
(Related: Fear, Direction, Rights, Human rights, State)

"Ride the horse in the direction that it's going."
- Werner Erhard
(Related: Direction)

"In those countries with centuries of a craft tradition behind their building methods, techniques are tightly coordinated under the direction of the architect."
- Arthur Erickson
(Related: Building, Countries, Direction, Tradition)

"There is a single thread of attitude, a single direction of flow, that joins our present time to its early burgeoning in Mediterranean civilization."
- Arthur Erickson
(Related: Time, Civilization, Attitude, Direction, Present)

"In conformity with these designs on the city of Washington, and notwithstanding the disastrous results of the invasion of 1862, it was determined by the Rebel government last summer to resume the offensive in that direction."
- Edward Everett
(Related: Government, Conformity, Direction, Results, Summer, Washington)

"The effect of sailing is produced by a judicious arrangement of the sails to the direction of the wind."
- William Falconer
(Related: Direction, Effect, Wind)

"Hence a ship is said to head the sea, when her course is opposed to the setting or direction of the surges."
- William Falconer
(Related: Direction, Sea)

"As a result of that, America desires a moderate Islam; an Islam that America can control; an Islam that America can give direction to and give orders to its leaders."
- Louis Farrakhan
(Related: Control, Islam, America, Direction, Leaders, Result)

"It is in the admission of ignorance and the admission of uncertainty that there is a hope for the continuous motion of human beings in some direction that doesn't get confined, permanently blocked, as it has so many times before in various periods in the history of man."
- Richard P. Feynman
(Related: History, Hope, Direction, Ignorance, Man, Uncertainty)

"The idea is to try to give all the information to help others to judge the value of your contribution; not just the information that leads to judgment in one particular direction or another."
- Richard P. Feynman
(Related: Idea, Direction, Help, Information, Judgment, Value)

"If there's one thing I can't stand, it's somebody doing something because I pushed them in that direction."
- Leslie Fiedler
(Related: Direction)

"Congress is headed in the wrong direction with this bill which removes any and all incentives from the food industry to improve their products for children."
- Bob Filner
(Related: Food, Children, Congress, Direction, Wrong)

"Yes, and there were changes of light on landscapes and changes of direction of the wind and the force of the wind and weather. That whole scene is too important in Homer to neglect."
- Robert Fitzgerald
(Related: Direction, Force, Light, Neglect, Weather, Wind)

"By the time a person has achieved years adequate for choosing a direction, the die is cast and the moment has long since passed which determined the future."
- Zelda Fitzgerald
(Related: Time, Direction, Future, Years)

"From the first place of liquid darkness, within the second place of air and light, I set down the following record with its mixture of fact and truths and memories of truths and its direction toward the Third Place, where the starting point is myth."
- Janet Frame
(Related: Darkness, Direction, Fact, First, Light, Memories, Myth)

"The problem was with Bill Clinton, the scandals and rumored scandals, the incubating ones and the dying ones never ended. Whatever moral compass the president was consulting was leading him in the wrong direction. His closets were full of skeletons just waiting to burst out."
- Louis Freeh
(Related: Consulting, Direction, Dying, Leading, President, Waiting, Wrong)

"The first work of the director is to set a mood so that the actor's work can take place, so that the actor can create. And in order to do that, you have to communicate, communicate with the actors. And direction is about communication on all levels."
- William Friedkin
(Related: Work, Actor, Actors, Communication, Direction, First, Order)

"When you get just a complete sense of blackness or void ahead of you, that somehow the future looks an impossible place to be, and the direction you are going seems to have no purpose, there is this word despair which is a very awful thing to feel."
- Stephen Fry
(Related: Purpose, Despair, Direction, Future, Sense, Word)

"The frontier orbital approach was further developed in various directions by my own group and many other scientists, both theoretical and experimental."
- Kenichi Fukui
(Related: Scientists)

"Being a movie star, and this applies to all of them, means being looked at from every possible direction. You are never left at peace, you're just fair game."
- Greta Garbo
(Related: Peace, Being, Direction)

"So we take a lot of pride in that. It's really on us to turn this thing around. I think this last month we've done just that. We've pointed ourself in the direction that we want to be, and I think we're starting to head towards that. Right now we're in a nice rhythm."
- Kevin Garnett
(Related: Direction, Now, Pride, Right, Want)

"If you need to take a step back from day-to-day operations and plot out the long-term direction of your user experience strategy, consultants can give you a perspective you can't get on your own."
- Jesse James Garrett
(Related: Experience, Strategy, Day, Direction, Perspective)

"Life is an operation which is done in a forward direction. One lives toward the future, because to live consists inexorably in doing, in each individual life making itself."
- Jose Ortega y Gasset
(Related: Life, Direction, Future)

"The rider and the team need to understand one another and work in the same direction. Then the rider's happy, and only then will the rider be able to give 100%."
- Sete Gibernau
(Related: Work, Direction, Will)

"The Holy Ghost was working through me on this film, and I was just direction traffic."
- Mel Gibson
(Related: Direction, Film)

"Time moves in one direction, memory in another."
- William Gibson
(Related: Time, Direction, Memory)

"My last two records that I made were both quite pointed in one direction and I think I do my best stuff when it's all over the map, when there's a couple traditional things, a couple pretty rocking things."
- Vince Gill
(Related: Direction, Pretty)

"We have been trying to play a lot of different kinds of music, and probably the next album will go back more towards the direction where you couldn't classify each song as a certain kind of music. This album you can."
- Mike Gordon
(Related: Music, Direction, Play, Song, Trying, Will)

"I'm always interested in mixing technology and music. You know, maybe I'll have a MIDI bass pickup at some point, I don't really think that's the direction I would want to go."
- Mike Gordon
(Related: Technology, Music, Direction, Want)

"Once I'd chosen the songs, it seemed like it would just be a question then of recording them. But it's a case of trying to re-invent the songs; taking them in different directions."
- Martin Gore
(Related: Question, Songs, Trying)

"Most of the time common stocks are subject to irrational and excessive price fluctuations in both directions as the consequence of the ingrained tendency of most people to speculate or gamble... to give way to hope, fear and greed."
- Benjamin Graham
(Related: Time, People, Fear, Hope, Greed)

"With Michigan's economic future on the line, we can't afford to have our 500 local school districts marching in different directions. Instead, we need a high standards, mandatory curriculum to get all our students on the road to higher education and a good paying job."
- Jennifer Granholm
(Related: Education, Curriculum, Future, Job, Road, School, Students)

"If the person at the wheel refuses to ask for directions, it is time for a new driver."
- Jennifer Granholm
(Related: Time)

"If you are tired of partisanship over patriotism, you need to vote for a change in direction."
- Jennifer Granholm
(Related: Change, Patriotism, Direction, Vote)

"Pixar is going in the direction of the early Disney. And it's also corporate, where they have four or five projects in the works. I don't want to get into that subject."
- Joe Grant
(Related: Corporate, Direction, Disney, Projects, Want)

"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)

"The real scientist is ready to bear privation and, if need be, starvation rather than let anyone dictate to him which direction his work must take."
- Albert Szent Gyorgyi
(Related: Work, Direction, Starvation)

"I think they could of recast the children, I heard of people wanting to do something like that. That would be a nice little show to do but you know that show was of the 80's, I don't think the audience mind set is in that direction any longer."
- Larry Hagman
(Related: People, Children, Direction, Mind)

"There's nothing worse than having everybody thinking alike, talking alike and having the same direction in mind. It gets stale that way."
- Alex Van Halen
(Related: Direction, Mind, Nothing, Talking, Thinking)

"I was trying to take the band in a direction that I thought was appropriate, and Roth was trying to take the band in more of a Las Vegas direction. And there he is."
- Eddie Van Halen
(Related: Thought, Direction, Trying)

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

"I am always more interested in performance and character depiction, and my direction says as much."
- Lasse Hallstrom
(Related: Character, Performance, Direction)

"In group lesson number six I think we learned how to turn backwards and then just kind of wiggle. That wasn't really skating backward, but I guess I was going in the right direction."
- Dorothy Hamill
(Related: Direction, Right)

"I would have to say I'm bored with the standard rock, guitar solos, but I've done it for five albums now, and this time I wanted to go in a completely different direction. I wasn't interested in showing off any more."
- Kirk Hammett
(Related: Time, Direction, Guitar, Now)

"Actually I think Art lies in both directions - the broad strokes, big picture but on the other hand the minute examination of the apparently mundane. Seeing the whole world in a grain of sand, that kind of thing."
- Peter Hammill
(Related: Art, Examination, Lies, World)

"I feel a lot more secure about the directions I take, than I might have, had I not practiced Buddhism."
- Herbie Hancock
(Related: Buddhism)

"And from a poise at this station the plane may swoop down, at great disadvantage if close to the back of the wave, at various slopes and directions till it cuts into the air that is being raised by the face of the following wave, which again enables it to resume its velocity."
- Lawrence Hargrave
(Related: Being, May)

"I'm inspired by the poets, so I'm always going to give in that direction, rather than in any other. It's the making of me... and also the downfall of me."
- Roy Harper
(Related: Direction, Poets)

"Yet the whole preamble of the second authorization act for the Marshall Plan showed the direction Congress was ready to take about breaking down barriers within Europe."
- W. Averell Harriman
(Related: Act, Congress, Direction, Europe)

"Happiness is a direction, not a place."
- Sydney J. Harris
(Related: Happiness, Direction)

"I took courses at USC in film editing and art direction and photography when I was still in high school."
- Ray Harryhausen
(Related: Art, Direction, Film, Photography, School)

"Comedians walk out, get a feel for the crowd. If it's not going good, we change directions. If we got to drag your momma into this thing, we will. Whatever we got to do."
- Steve Harvey
(Related: Change, Comedians, Will)

"Recent economic data shows that our economy is robust, growing and headed in the right direction. The numbers don't lie. Americans are currently enjoying falling gas prices, low unemployment, increased job creation, and a stock market that has reached an all-time high."
- J. D. Hayworth
(Related: Lie, Americans, Creation, Direction, Economy, Job, Numbers, Right, Unemployment)

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

"I always admired Walt's optimism. He seemed to know the direction he was going to. When I was at the studio, I remember he kept driving all of us back down to a more fundamental level all the time."
- John Hench
(Related: Time, Optimism, Direction, Driving)

"I think if I had been writing fiction, where the work is entirely dependent on the writer's creativity and the potential directions the narrative might take are infinite, I might have frozen."
- Laura Hillenbrand
(Related: Work, Creativity, Fiction, Infinite, Potential, Writer, Writing)

"Some stage directions you just simply have to throw away."
- Judd Hirsch
"All Church power is, therefore, properly ministerial and administrative. Everything is to be done in the name of Christ, and in accordance with his directions."
- Charles Hodge
(Related: Power, Church, Christ, Name)

"After a while, the characters I'm writing begin to feel real to me. That's when I know I'm heading in the right direction."
- Alice Hoffman
(Related: Direction, Right, Writing)

"I'm truly worried about the country's direction. I can tell you this categorically, we've got the weakest president and the weakest governor in the history of my 50 years of public service."
- Fritz Hollings
(Related: History, Country, Direction, President, Public, Service, Years)

"I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving: To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it, but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor."
- Marjorie Holmes
(Related: Lie, Direction, Heaven, Wind, World)

"The great thing in the world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
(Related: Direction, World)

"The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are moving."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
(Related: Direction, World)

"She said she was approaching forty, and I couldn't help wondering from what direction."
- Bob Hope
(Related: Direction, Help)

"I'm most suspicious of scripts that have a lot of stage direction at the top of the page... sunrise over the desert and masses of... a whole essay before you get to the dialogue."
- Anthony Hopkins
(Related: Direction)

"My failure, during the first five or six years of my art training, to get set in the right direction, and the disappointment which it caused me, drove me the more persistently into writing as an alternative."
- Laurence Housman
(Related: Art, Failure, Direction, Disappointment, First, Right, Training, Writing, Years)

"That war has brought with it a truly incredible development of means of destruction and a terrifying prospect of rapid and almost limitless development in that direction."
- Cordell Hull
(Related: War, Development, Destruction, Direction)

"When interest rates are high you want the average direction in which interest rates are moving to be downward; when interest rates are low you want the average direction to be upward."
- John Hull
(Related: Direction, Interest, Want)

"Our tree is actually a tree of the short-term interest rate. The average direction in which the short-term interest rate moves depends on the level of the rate. When the rate is very high, that direction is downward; when the rate is very low, it is upward."
- John Hull
(Related: Direction, Interest)

"He dares to be a fool, and that is the first step in the direction of wisdom."
- James Huneker
(Related: Wisdom, Direction, First, Fool)

"Anyone playing with you is going to change where your direction is."
- Charlie Hunter
(Related: Change, Direction)

"I think clearly the United States, as well as other western nations, should stand by their commitments to human rights and democracy and should try to influence other countries to move in that direction."
- Samuel P. Huntington
(Related: Countries, Democracy, Direction, Rights, Human rights, Influence, Nations, states, United)

"We should be wary of politicians who profess to follow history while only noticing those signposts of history that point in the direction which they themselves already favour."
- Douglas Hurd
(Related: History, Direction, Politicians)

"Well firstly, that points certainly at the need for international standards on biometrics that would move in the same direction so that we can have the same technical requirements."
- Asa Hutchinson
(Related: Direction)

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

"This was totally influenced by me and the direction that I am writing about and the stuff that I am writing about. There is just no way that you can be as intense as what I have been through in my life over a drum beat machine, sample, or loop; it's just not going to happen."
- Vanilla Ice
(Related: Life, Direction, Machine, Writing)

"Man, as we know him, is a poor creature; he is halfway between an ape and a god and he is travelling in the right direction."
- Dean Inge
(Related: God, Direction, Man, Poor, Right)

"The ultimate purpose of religious life is to make this evolution move in a direction far more important to the destiny of the ego than the moral health of the social fabric which forms his present environment."
- Muhammed Iqbal
(Related: Health, Life, Purpose, Destiny, Direction, Ego, Environment, Evolution, Present, Religious)

"Sometimes there are two very opposite directions, and we go with the stronger one at the end. It's an impulse thing, like, 'Oh, I love both so much, but it's got to be one or the other because the two don't work together.'"
- Marc Jacobs
(Related: Love, Work, End)

"Doing something like that, quite radically changing your approach to sound in one go, could leave you high and dry. It's happened before where people have changed direction and then everyone's stopped liking their music."
- Tom Jenkinson
(Related: Music, People, Direction, Sound)

"Just the type of music that was around at the same time as I was writing. Some of it was wicked, definitely. But there was just one direction which I thought could be pushed that no one was pushing."
- Tom Jenkinson
(Related: Music, Time, Thought, Direction, Writing)

"Sometimes I think that I want to do something strictly basic, really simple. Just with a few chords. But I won't have anything more than two or three sentences in my head. That kind of evaporates once I start playing and then it goes off in whatever direction."
- Tom Jenkinson
(Related: Direction, Want)

"I really wanted it to be organic and coming from my heart. So, I think maybe the initial thought of wanting to go in that direction, I had to wait until things happened in our world and in our country that fired me up enough where the words came out organically."
- Joan Jett
(Related: Thought, Heart, Country, Direction, Words, World)

"This was the most important discovery I had ever made in my life. It was a discovery which has irrevocably changed my whole life's direction. It immediately elevated me to the status of one of the world's leading anthropologists."
- Donald Johanson
(Related: Life, Direction, Discovery, Leading, World)

"My grandmother had the most dramatic effect on my life because she set me in one direction, and I had to go back the other direction for my sanity, and for my ability to be a social human being."
- James Earl Jones
(Related: Life, Ability, Being, Direction, Effect, Sanity)

"We must lead in a different way... We must have an active president, who gives strong direction and works with the government for its implementation."
- Lionel Jospin
(Related: Government, Direction, President)

"The direction of the mind is more important than its progress."
- Joseph Joubert
(Related: Progress, Direction, Mind)

"Throughout the human experience people have read history because they felt that it was a pleasure and that it was in some way instructive. The profession of professor of history has taken it in a very different direction."
- Donald Kagan
(Related: Experience, History, People, Direction, Pleasure, Profession)

"Who owns the assets of our Nation? Increasingly, foreign interests own our assets, and we owe them money. No wonder people think our country is headed in the wrong direction. It is."
- Marcy Kaptur
(Related: Money, People, Country, Direction, Nation, Wonder, Wrong)

"It's hard to be happy when you are facing 120 to 140 degree temperatures and nothing seems to be moving in a direction that you think or they think or you've been told it's supposed to be moving in."
- Janis Karpinski
(Related: Direction, Nothing)

"Stylized acting and direction is to realistic acting and direction as poetry is to prose."
- Elia Kazan
(Related: Poetry, Acting, Direction, Prose)

"The thing about Brando was that I'd make these directions, and he'd walk away. He'd heard enough... to get the machine going."
- Elia Kazan
(Related: Machine)

"I don't act, anyway. The stuff is all injected as we go along. My pictures are made without script or written directions of any kind."
- Buster Keaton
(Related: Act)

"But when you are embodied in a location, in a physical plant, in a set of people, and in a common history, that constrains your evolution and your ability to evolve in certain directions."
- Kevin Kelly
(Related: History, People, Ability, Evolution)

"Governments must now take a leading role in moving their nations in the right direction."
- Henry W. Kendall
(Related: Direction, Leading, Nations, Now, Right)

"Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Courage, Purpose, Direction)

"A pain stabbed my heart as it did every time I saw a girl I loved who was going the opposite direction in this too-big world."
- Jack Kerouac
(Related: Time, Heart, Direction, Pain, World)

"The patriot who feels himself in the service of God, who acknowledges Him in all his ways, has the promise of Almighty direction, and will find His Word in his greatest darkness."
- Francis Scott Key
(Related: God, Darkness, Direction, Promise, Service, Will, Word)

"I think we're going in the right direction."
- Jason Kidd
(Related: Direction, Right)

"Solidarity was the movement that turned the direction of history, I think."
- Jeane Kirkpatrick
(Related: History, Direction, Solidarity)

"But I'd say that probably 70 percent of the bunkering is more to give you an idea of the direction that you want to go or to save your ball from going into worse places."
- Tom Kite
(Related: Idea, Direction, Want)

"The only folk I can judge are people like Woody Allen who I think is a genius, largely because I think he has beaten the system. He has his own company, and his films are all his own ideas. It's his direction, and so it comes out the way he imagined it."
- Nigel Kneale
(Related: Genius, People, Ideas, Company, Direction, Folk)

"If I had undertaken the practical direction of military operations, and anything went amiss, I feared that my conscience would torture me, as guilty of the fall of my country, as I had not been familiar with military tactics."
- Lajos Kossuth
(Related: Conscience, Country, Direction, Military)

"Once he had selected the path he was going down he really had to stick with it in a 16 game match. He had to try and hit in the one direction but unfortunately for him - though fortunately for me! - he hit in the wrong direction."
- Vladimir Kramnik
(Related: Direction, Wrong)

"Bush is going in the wrong way. And I dare say, that is what the strategy of his administration is, is just to wipe out government's purpose for any social and economic justice at all. And I'm going to take the country in an opposite direction than he's taking it."
- Dennis Kucinich
(Related: Government, Strategy, Purpose, Country, Direction, Justice, Wrong)

"I never wanted to retire. I wanted to kind of shift my work pattern so I could stay fresh and invigorated, and use the experience that I had gained in 30 years, but in a slightly different direction."
- Bill Kurtis
(Related: Experience, Work, Direction, Years)

"We all live in a free Poland, and there would be no free Poland without you, Twenty-five years ago, I did not stand on the same side together with you, but today I have no doubts that it was your vision of Poland which led us in the right direction."
- Aleksander Kwasniewski
(Related: Vision, Direction, Right, Today, Years)

"So I think hip-hop is moving and is going to continue to move in the direction of rappers just being honest with themselves, whether you're talking about Common and Mos Def or Nas and 50 cent."
- Talib Kweli
(Related: Being, Direction, Talking)

"When we made that album with Gary Moore, I was still kind of searching for the right direction for myself. Although the music is quite good the direction was like a box of fireworks that caught light all at the same time."
- Greg Lake
(Related: Music, Time, Direction, Light, Right)

"Men, like nails, lose their usefulness when they lose their direction and begin to bend."
- Walter Savage Landor
(Related: Men, Direction, Usefulness)

"People, like nails, lose their effectiveness when they lose direction and begin to bend."
- Walter Savage Landor
(Related: People, Direction)

"But I do believe this - I believe that fundamentally, society is headed in the right direction or wants to head in the right direction, and I think judges have an obligation to try to help it head there."
- Judge Mills Lane
(Related: Society, Direction, Help, Judges, Obligation, Right)

"Congress must take responsibility for a new positive direction - an innovative agenda that will lead to a more secure America. Secure communities, secure economies, and a secure quality of life."
- Rick Larsen
(Related: Life, Quality, Positive, America, Congress, Direction, Responsibility, Will)

"He flung himself from the room, flung himself upon his horse and rode madly off in all directions."
- Stephen Leacock
"I keep one simple rule that I only move in one direction - I write the book straight through from beginning to end. By following time's arrow, I keep myself sane."
- Jonathan Lethem
(Related: Time, Beginning, Direction, End)

"The satirical direction I have chosen is an indication of my disappointment in man, which is the opposite way of saying that I have high expectations for the human race."
- Jack Levine
(Related: Direction, Disappointment, Expectations, Man, Race, Saying)

"Of course, the world is full of problems. But on the other hand it's important to get the sense... are we generally moving in the right direction or the wrong direction?"
- Bjorn Lomborg
(Related: Direction, Problems, Right, Sense, World, Wrong)

"The work of art shows people new directions and thinks of the future. The house thinks of the present."
- Adolf Loos
(Related: Art, Work, People, Future, Present)

"Social democracy seeks and finds the ways, and particular slogans, of the workers' struggle only in the course of the development of this struggle, and gains directions for the way forward through this struggle alone."
- Rosa Luxemburg
(Related: Development, Democracy, Struggle, Workers)

"The more that social democracy develops, grows, and becomes stronger, the more the enlightened masses of workers will take their own destinies, the leadership of their movement, and the determination of its direction into their own hands."
- Rosa Luxemburg
(Related: Leadership, Determination, Democracy, Direction, Will, Workers)

"We are not retreating - we are advancing in another direction."
- Douglas MacArthur
(Related: Direction)

"It is all nonsense, to be sure; and so much the greater nonsense inasmuch as the true interpretation of many dreams - not by any means of all dreams - moves, it may be said, in the opposite direction to the method of psycho-analysis."
- Arthur Machen
(Related: Dreams, Direction, May, Nonsense)

"As the tension eases, we must look in the direction of agriculture, industry and education as our final goals, and toward democracy under Mr Mubarak."
- Naguib Mahfouz
(Related: Education, Goals, Agriculture, Democracy, Direction, Tension)

"I think Europe is going in the right direction and we shouldn't be set back."
- Peter Mandelson
(Related: Direction, Europe, Right)

"I get a different kind of lyric from someone else that might make me go in a different musical direction."
- Barry Mann
(Related: Direction)

"Before, we may have taken part in it without even thinking it was American Jewish, but in this case, I think, you have now perhaps pointed us in a direction of a new interest in this repertoire."
- Neville Marriner
(Related: American, Direction, Interest, May, Now, Thinking)

"The keys to patience are acceptance and faith. Accept things as they are, and look realistically at the world around you. Have faith in yourself and in the direction you have chosen."
- Ralph Marston
(Related: Faith, Acceptance, Direction, Patience, World)

"If written directions alone would suffice, libraries wouldn't need to have the rest of the universities attached."
- Judith Martin
(Related: Libraries, Rest)

"You have to listen to what resonates within your own gut. You find your direction there. Your voice comes out."
- Kathy Mattea
(Related: Direction, Voice)

"I would step into a place of being lined up with a sense of purpose and my inner compass, and everything was going in the same direction. Then I'd get lazy and get off the track. And then things would start to fall apart, and I'd back up and get it together again."
- Kathy Mattea
(Related: Purpose, Being, Direction, Sense)

"I am trying to send directions out and keep control of state government for the final month."
- Scott McCallum
(Related: Government, Control, State, Trying)

"If the administration wants cooperation, it will have to begin to move in our direction."
- Mitch McConnell
(Related: Cooperation, Direction, Will)

"I used to take five or six books away and bring five or six books back. Nobody gave me direction or advice and I read much in the way that a boy might watch television."
- John McGahern
(Related: Advice, Books, Direction, Television)

"We were kind of caught up in the genre trap. We didn't really have a lot of artistic freedom. They wanted us to go into a certain direction, so they could promote us easier."
- Mark McGrath
(Related: Direction, Freedom)

"As the unity of the modern world becomes increasingly a technological rather than a social affair, the techniques of the arts provide the most valuable means of insight into the real direction of our own collective purposes."
- Marshall McLuhan
(Related: Direction, Unity, World)

"Backward is just not a natural direction for Americans to look - historical ignorance remains a national characteristic."
- Larry McMurtry
(Related: Americans, Direction, Ignorance)

"Our thoughts create our reality - where we put our focus is the direction we tend to go."
- Peter McWilliams
(Related: Thoughts, Direction, Focus, Reality)

"The only stage direction Jackie ever gave him, George said was: 'If you want to stay in the picture, stay close to me.' The rest of the cast remembered a television director's adage."
- Audrey Meadows
(Related: Direction, Rest, Television, Want)

"In the German football team players from different clubs need to get on with each other both on and off the pitch. In the grand coalition Christian Democrats and Social Democrats sit in the same boat and need to pull in the same direction."
- Angela Merkel
(Related: Christian, Democrats, Direction, Football)

"Why are we so full of restraint? Why do we not give in all directions? Is it fear of losing ourselves? Until we do lose ourselves there is no hope of finding ourselves."
- Henry Miller
(Related: Fear, Hope, Losing, Restraint)

"When you know what men are capable of you marvel neither at their sublimity nor their baseness. There are no limits in either direction apparently."
- Henry Miller
(Related: Men, Direction, Limits)

"I think Lenat is headed in the right direction, but someone needs to include a knowledge base about learning."
- Marvin Minsky
(Related: Knowledge, Direction, Learning, Needs, Right)

"If you take 2001: A Space Odyssey as an example of somebody who creates a new language in film by what he was able to accomplish with art direction, photography, lighting, etc., it is still a gold standard for science fiction."
- Matthew Modine
(Related: Art, Science, Direction, Example, Fiction, Film, Gold, Language, Photography, Space)

"Girls marry for love. Boys marry because of a chronic irritation that causes them to gravitate in the direction of objects with certain curvilinear properties."
- Ashley Montague
(Related: Love, Boys, Causes, Direction, Girls)

"I have thought about Happy Days made into a movie. As far as the original cast not being a part of it, wow, I don't know who could be who!I just don't see it going in that direction. I can see the original cast doing the movie very easily though."
- Erin Moran
(Related: Thought, Being, Direction)

"And Seaman, just like a falling oak, manages to change direction."
- John Motson
(Related: Change, Direction, Oak)

"America's corporate and political elites now form a regime of their own and they're privatizing democracy. All the benefits - the tax cuts, policies and rewards flow in one direction: up."
- Bill Moyers
(Related: America, Benefits, Corporate, Democracy, Tax, Now, Tax cuts)

"Trees go wandering forth in all directions with every wind, going and coming like ourselves, traveling with us around the sun two million miles a day, and through space heaven knows how fast and far!"
- John Muir
(Related: Day, Heaven, Space, Sun, Traveling, Trees, Wind)

"I've done enough of this that I can tell early on if it's going in the wrong direction or not."
- Dennis Muren
(Related: Direction, Wrong)

"The fashions of the ages vary in this direction and that, but they vary for the most part from a central road which was struck out by the imagination of Greece."
- Gilbert Murray
(Related: Imagination, Direction, Greece, Road)

"Sometimes a serendipitous reaction occurs when a network asks you if you have any ideas for a series, at a time when your creative flow is working in that direction."
- Joe Murray
(Related: Time, Ideas, Direction, Network)

"It will always be the same possibilities, in sum or on the average, that go on repeating themselves until a man comes along who does not value the actuality above idea. It is he who first gives the new possibilities their meaning, their direction, and he awakens them."
- Robert Musil
(Related: Idea, Direction, First, Man, Meaning, Possibilities, Value, Will)

"Trends, like horses, are easier to ride in the direction they are going."
- John Naisbitt
(Related: Direction, Horses)

"The great thing about this town hall format is that it allows us to hear what's on the minds of Americans. Tonight, it was clear - voters have quite a few questions about the direction in which the current administration is headed."
- Janet Napolitano
(Related: Americans, Direction, Questions)

"I have yet to find a man worth his salt in any direction who did not think of himself first and foremost."
- George Jean Nathan
(Related: Direction, First, Man, Worth)

"There have been times when I felt suicidal and I would stop my head from going in that direction of negativity because I thought there'd be something I'd miss that was funny in the future. If there's a chance I'm going to laugh tomorrow then want to live to experience that."
- Dave Navarro
(Related: Experience, Funny, Thought, Chance, Direction, Future, Negativity, Tomorrow, Want)

"I don't really believe in 'directions' in art; the rope twists as you follow it, that's all."
- Graham Nelson
(Related: Art)

"In the second and third debates the jacket has a generally padded shape across a large part of the entire back which tapers inward toward the spine in a downward direction."
- Robert Nelson
(Related: Direction)

"The four walls of paper are like a prison because every idea wants to spring out in all directions - everything is connected with everything else, sometimes more than others."
- Ted Nelson
(Related: Idea, Prison, Spring)

"The time was not yet ripe for the growth of mathematical science among us, and any development that might have taken place in that direction was rudely stopped by the civil war."
- Simon Newcomb
(Related: Science, Time, War, Development, Growth, Direction)

"On one hand, to be able to go from one direction in the sky to study such an object to another direction to study another object, and on the other hand to be able to maintain accurately the position in space."
- Claude Nicollier
(Related: Direction, Sky, Space, Study)

"The mind moves in the direction of our currently dominant thoughts."
- Earl Nightingale
(Related: Thoughts, Direction, Mind)

"SF isn't a genre; SF is the matrix in which genres are embedded, and because the SF field is never going in any one direction at any one time, there is hardly a way to cut it off."
- Larry Niven
(Related: Time, Direction)

"I don't think that a leader can control, to any great extent, his destiny. Very seldom can he step in and change the situation if the forces of history are running in another direction."
- Richard M. Nixon
(Related: Change, History, Leader, Control, Destiny, Direction, Running)

"Our chief justices have probably had more profound and lasting influence on their times and on the direction of the nation than most presidents."
- Richard M. Nixon
(Related: Direction, Influence, Nation)

"My security comes from my senses, my sensing the direction I should go and suddenly I felt out of tune, out of step with what other people wanted or what other people expected of me."
- Kim Novak
(Related: People, Direction, Security, Senses)

"The universe moves in the direction of Liberty."
- Michael Novak
(Related: Direction, Liberty, Universe)

"CNN canceled all the shows I was on. They're going in a different direction, but that's their privilege. They own the business."
- Robert Novak
(Related: Business, Direction, Privilege)

"A lot of performing instincts are involved in the business of direction, but so is analysis and having a sense of literature."
- Trevor Nunn
(Related: Business, Direction, Literature, Sense)

"I am pleased with the direction we are moving in."
- Jim Nussle
(Related: Direction)

"Today we are engaged in a deadly global struggle for those who would intimidate, torture, and murder people for exercising the most basic freedoms. If we are to win this struggle and spread those freedoms, we must keep our own moral compass pointed in a true direction."
- Barack Obama
(Related: People, Direction, Murder, Struggle, Today)

"I don't care whether you're driving a hybrid or an SUV. If you're headed for a cliff, you have to change direction. That's what the American people called for in November, and that's what we intend to deliver."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Change, People, American, Care, Direction, Driving)

"For the first time in my adult lifetime, I am really proud of my country. And not just because Barack has done well, but because I think people are hungry for change. And I have been desperate to see our country moving in that direction."
- Michelle Obama
(Related: Time, Change, People, Country, Direction, First)

"Initially we both did a bit of everything towards making each game but as we began to hire people and the business grew we naturally went in different directions, and away from the coalface of development."
- Andrew Oliver
(Related: Business, People, Development)

"It's time to start really writing some stuff, and I really wanted to write some stuff in the vein of the original Misfits, and this was really the first step in that direction."
- Jerry Only
(Related: Time, Direction, First, Writing)

"All the faith and good will in the world is wasted without direction."
- Bill Owens
(Related: Faith, Direction, Will, World)

"There's a whole set of values, spawned by the vocal and highly visible Republicans, that appeal to the worst in people. Our society is moving in that direction."
- Major Owens
(Related: Society, People, Values, Direction, Republicans)

"It is the direction and not the magnitude which is to be taken into consideration."
- Thomas Paine
(Related: Consideration, Direction)

"America is looking for answers. She's looking for a new direction; the world is looking for a light. That light can come from America's great North Star; it can come from Alaska."
- Sarah Palin
(Related: America, Answers, Direction, Light, World)

"The biggest mistake in student films is that they are usually cast so badly, with friends and people the directors know. Actually you can cover a lot of bad direction with good acting."
- Brian De Palma
(Related: Mistake, People, Acting, Direction, Friends)

"Thus, in general, in the first instance, the direction of interest in empirical fact will be canalised by the logical structure of the theoretical system."
- Talcott Parsons
(Related: Direction, Fact, First, Interest, Will)

"I never doubted that equal rights was the right direction. Most reforms, most problems are complicated. But to me there is nothing complicated about ordinary equality."
- Alice Paul
(Related: Equality, Direction, Rights, Nothing, Problems)

"We go in there and we work on altering those ideas and in many cases go in different directions."
- Les Paul
(Related: Work, Ideas)

"And these little things may not seem like much but after a while they take you off on a direction where you may be a long way off from what other people have been thinking about."
- Roger Penrose
(Related: People, Direction, May, Thinking)

"Ordinary photons do have spin, they have a notion of helicity so they spin around their direction on motion."
- Roger Penrose
(Related: Direction)

"I never direct myself, because I don't like working with me. I would punch me in the mouth if I had to take my direction."
- Ron Perlman
(Related: Direction)

"They didn't know anything about the candidates and things of that sort. So they needed guidance. And that league was very instrumental in directing the people in the direction to go."
- Charles Phillips
(Related: People, Direction, Guidance)

"People wonder if I'll always be a part of this family and the answer is yes. My family has a lot of good energy going in one direction and because of it, we get a lot of things done. That's why I'll always spend a lot of time at Camp Phoenix."
- River Phoenix
(Related: Family, Time, People, Direction, Energy, Wonder)

"Give immediate instruction to all your posts in said territory, under your direction, at no time and on no pretence to hoist, or suffer be hoisted, the English flag."
- Zebulon Pike
(Related: Time, Direction, English)

"The Spanish troops returned and we could yet discover the grass beaten down in the direction which they went."
- Zebulon Pike
(Related: Direction, Troops)

"The excessive increase of anything causes a reaction in the opposite direction."
- Plato
(Related: Causes, Direction)

"The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life."
- Plato
(Related: Education, Life, Direction, Future, Man, Will)

"Excess generally causes reaction, and produces a change in the opposite direction, whether it be in the seasons, or in individuals, or in governments."
- Plato
(Related: Change, Causes, Direction, Excess, Seasons)

"John and I had a few meetings about what direction the sequel should take. I made some real insane suggestions. True to what you'd expect, he ignored them all and just picked up Halloween II where the original left off."
- Donald Pleasence
(Related: Direction, Meetings)

"I do think the story in Halloween 5 is a bit stupid, and there's a lot more blood. They're obviously going to take the Halloween series in a different direction."
- Donald Pleasence
(Related: Blood, Direction)

"That doesn't necessarily mean they have to have an explicit proposal that they put forward that all Democrats sign up to, but I think they need to throw some ideas out that, at least directionally, point the way forward."
- John Podesta
(Related: Ideas, Democrats)

"Back in 1995, Bill Gates himself didn't understand that the internet was the direction computing was going."
- John Podhoretz
(Related: Direction, Internet)

"The thing is, continuity of strategic direction and continuous improvement in how you do things are absolutely consistent with each other. In fact, they're mutually reinforcing."
- Michael Porter
(Related: Direction, Fact, Improvement)

"It is in vain to hope to please all alike. Let a man stand with his face in what direction he will, he must necessarily turn his back on one half of the world."
- George Dennison Prentice
(Related: Hope, Direction, Man, Will, World)

"It's moving in the right direction. It was in decline under the previous administration."
- John Prescott
(Related: Direction, Right)

"I sure lost my musical direction in Hollywood. My songs were the same conveyer belt mass production, just like most of my movies were."
- Elvis Presley
(Related: Movies, Direction, Hollywood, Production, Songs)

"One of the greatest resources people cannot mobilize themselves is that they try to accomplish great things. Most worthwhile achievements are the result of many little things done in a single direction."
- Nido Qubein
(Related: People, Direction, Result)

"I work on OpenBSD fulltime, as the project leader. I set some directions, increase communication between the developers, and try to be involved in nearly every aspect of the base system."
- Theo de Raadt
(Related: Work, Leader, Communication, Project)

"At his direction, I have taken command as the temporary Head of the Republic."
- Ziaur Rahman
(Related: Direction)

"You are slowly developing some multinationals of your own. We certainly hope that some of them will look in this direction when they look for opportunities because the progress of Southeast Asia is important to China, just as China's progress is important to us."
- Sellapan Ramanathan
(Related: Progress, Hope, Direction, Will)

"Once the herd starts moving in one direction, it's very hard to turn it, even slightly."
- Dan Rather
(Related: Direction)

"For Debussy the musician and the man I have had profound admiration, but by nature I'm different from him. I think I have always personally followed a direction opposed to that of the symbolism of Debussy."
- Maurice Ravel
(Related: Nature, Admiration, Direction, Man)

"Breaking up is a natural evolution when you try to figure out what you want in life. If you're with an individual who isn't moving in the same direction and at the same rate that you are, it ain't going to work."
- Usher Raymond
(Related: Work, Life, Direction, Evolution, Want)

"It's a very slow process - two steps forward, one step back - but I'm inching in the right direction."
- Rob Reiner
(Related: Direction, Right)

"Obviously with every new album we make, we always have to believe in it and feel we've gone in the right direction."
- Nick Rhodes
(Related: Direction, Right)

"Modern instruments were designed to throw sound all in one direction."
- Marc Ribot
(Related: Direction, Sound)

"My most important task must be an attempt to bring the monster under democratic direction and control."
- Elliot Richardson
(Related: Control, Direction)

"The laws were not made so much for the direction of good men, as to circumscribe the bad."
- Samuel Richardson
(Related: Men, Direction, Laws)

"I want to swim in both directions at once. Desire success, court failure."
- Alan Rickman
(Related: Success, Failure, Court, Desire, Want)

"I hope we never get to the point that we put ourselves in Jesus' place. But when I read the New Testament basically, we get three mandates: to love God, to love each other, and to take care of the least among us. And I think this is at least a step in the right direction."
- Bob Riley
(Related: Love, God, Hope, Care, Direction, New testament, Right)

"As long as we, again, kind of keep earning the sequels with material and I'm confident Mike can, I'm in. You know I always want to do those. But I also want to keep going in some of the direction as Meet the Parents has."
- Jay Roach
(Related: Direction, Parents, Want)

"I mean, George Bush is a man of prayer. He talks to the lord. He tries to get his direction from the lord."
- Pat Robertson
(Related: Direction, Man, Prayer)

"It is true that I am often startled and even angered and repulsed by the strange directions and provocative content of new forms that seem to pop up every few months."
- David Rockefeller
(Related: Content, Months, Provocative)

"The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a destination."
- Carl Rogers
(Related: Life, Being, Direction, State)

"When two people love each other, they don't look at each other, they look in the same direction."
- Ginger Rogers
(Related: Love, People, Direction)

"It is the set of the sails, not the direction of the wind that determines which way we will go."
- Jim Rohn
(Related: Direction, Will, Wind)

"You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight."
- Jim Rohn
(Related: Change, Direction)

"I majored in fashion design in school, and I have always wanted to design my own line of clothing, jewelry, and stuff like that; so this was just a step for me in that direction."
- Diana Ross
(Related: Design, Direction, Fashion, School)

"Stupidity, outrage, vanity, cruelty, iniquity, bad faith, falsehood - we fail to see the whole array when it is facing in the same direction as we."
- Jean Rostand
(Related: Faith, Cruelty, Direction, Falsehood, Stupidity, Vanity)

"Be Impeccable With Your Word. Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love."
- Miguel Angel Ruiz
(Related: Love, Power, Truth, Direction, Gossip, Integrity, Word)

"I didn't know Albert back then - I just learned to play that way. He and I were the only guys that played left-handed. Then left-handed people came from every direction."
- Otis Rush
(Related: People, Direction, Play)

"While there are no easy solutions to this problem, the Deficit Reduction Act gets us started in the right direction by beginning with the most obvious, commonsense reforms to save taxpayer dollars."
- Jim Ryun
(Related: Act, Beginning, Direction, Obvious, Right)

"Loving is not just looking at each other, it's looking in the same direction."
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery
(Related: Direction)

"Love is not just looking at each other, it's looking in the same direction."
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery
(Related: Love, Direction)

"Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction."
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery
(Related: Love, Direction)

"Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward in the same direction."
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery
(Related: Life, Love, Direction)

"But I try not to become preoccupied with that because with whatever direction I follow, with whatever advice I've followed or not followed, It's landed me in New York, in a very beautiful hotel, talking to people about something that I love. So I ain't that far off."
- Eriq La Salle
(Related: Love, People, Advice, Direction, Talking)

"The films that I've done before were original stories most of the time, I did two adaptations before this, but they were mostly original stories where I had complete freedom to evolve in the direction I wanted."
- Walter Salles
(Related: Time, Direction, Freedom)

"Beginning with adolescence, my political formation was oriented in the ideological direction of Marxism. It was natural, being that my thinking was influenced by an atmosphere of active critical resistance. That was the way it was during all of the dictatorship and up to the Revolution of 1974."
- Jose Saramago
(Related: Adolescence, Beginning, Being, Dictatorship, Direction, Revolution, Marxism, Thinking)

"I really enjoy the writing process because I can do it from my house. I can create these characters and take them in the different directions that I want to take them. You have a lot of freedom as a writer."
- Rick Schroder
(Related: Freedom, Want, Writer, Writing)

"And American voters understand that if we want to keep fighting to move in the new - in a new direction, we've got a long way to go. And we need to make sure we continue with Democrats being in the majority."
- Debbie Wasserman Schultz
(Related: American, Being, Democrats, Direction, Fighting, Majority, Want)

"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)

"The New York Times' was enigmatic: 'Some unimaginable gravitational force is pulling our entire galaxy in the opposite direction.' End of article. If you stop and think about that, we are recreating ourselves."
- Dwight Schultz
(Related: Direction, End, Force)

"They've discovered that, where all the other galaxies are moving in one direction, ours is going in another. Now, the Big Bang theory says that we're all moving outward."
- Dwight Schultz
(Related: Direction, Now, Theory)

"My life has no purpose, no direction, no aim, no meaning, and yet I'm happy. I can't figure it out. What am I doing right?"
- Charles M. Schulz
(Related: Life, Purpose, Direction, Meaning, Right)

"Whereas I think in New York every step is a detour in every direction."
- Jason Schwartzman
(Related: Direction)

"Obviously, there has to be a profound change in direction. Otherwise, interest on the national debt will start eating up virtually every penny that we have."
- Bobby Scott
(Related: Change, Debt, Direction, Eating, Interest, Will)

"I had very supportive parents that made the way for me, even at a time when there were very few women - no women, really; maybe two or three women - and very few, fewer than that, African-American women heading in this direction, so there were very few people to look up to. You just had to have faith."
- Leah Ward Sears
(Related: Faith, Time, Women, People, African, Direction, Parents)

"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You're on your own, and you know what you know. And you are the guy who'll decide where to go."
- Dr. Seuss
(Related: Direction, Feet)

"This Administration has led us into an area without vision. Bush has no clear understanding of what is being asked of the citizens, and the military is under his direction."
- Martin Sheen
(Related: Vision, Being, Direction, Military, Understanding)

"They were involved in a firefight and felt they were surrounded. Whether they escaped from that and were fleeing and went in the wrong direction, we don't know."
- Hugh Shelton
(Related: Direction, Wrong)

"Anybody that's a Dolphins fan feels they're headed in the right direction."
- Don Shula
(Related: Direction, Right)

"When all the performances are excellent, critics understand it's the direction."
- Joel Siegel
(Related: Direction)

"It resembles a pair of shears, so joined that they cannot be separated, often moving in opposite directions, yet always punishing anyone who comes between them."
- Sydney Smith
"Marriage resembles a pair of shears, so joined that they cannot be separated; often moving in opposite directions, yet always punishing anyone who comes between them."
- Sydney Smith
(Related: Marriage)

"I guess I didn't feel confident enough to be searching in a big public way. I was very content at the time to toil in obscurity on things that I thought might point me in certain directions or teach me certain things - not knowing what that would be."
- Steven Soderbergh
(Related: Time, Thought, Content, Obscurity, Public)

"A palindrome is a word or pattern that instead of developing in different directions it folds in on itself so that the beginning and end mirror each other, that they are the same."
- Todd Solondz
(Related: Beginning, End, Word)

"True virtue is life under the direction of reason."
- Baruch Spinoza
(Related: Life, Virtue, Direction, Reason)

"And it raises a fundamental question: How long can we move the world in one direction while we move in another direction, and do we want to backslide into an era that we finally emerged from where we had a nuclear weapon for every tactical mission?"
- John Spratt
(Related: Direction, Mission, Want, World)

"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)

"There comes a point with any collaboration like that where you start having other interests creatively. I was moving in one direction musically, and as a guitar player, Mark wanted to move in another direction. That was essentially the reason we broke up."
- Scott Stapp
(Related: Collaboration, Direction, Guitar, Reason)

"A beam of luminous hydrogen canal rays has, owing to its velocity, exactly the same direction as that of the electric field in which it may be made to move."
- Johannes Stark
(Related: Direction, canal, May)

"An external electric field, meeting it and passing through it, affects the negative as much as the positive quanta of the atom, and pushes the former to one side, and the latter in the other direction."
- Johannes Stark
(Related: Negative, Positive, Direction, Meeting)

"I want to thank all the fans for their support over the years. Keep supporting the Knicks, we're moving in the right direction here and we will be exciting to watch and competing against the best in the NBA. Come back to the Garden for those exciting games."
- John Starks
(Related: Direction, Fans, Games, Garden, Right, Support, Want, Will, Years)

"I know what Germans are. They are a funny people. They are always choosing someone to lead them in a direction which they do not want to go."
- Gertrude Stein
(Related: Funny, People, Direction, Want)

"Sometimes I wondered whether I hadn't let my career get confined to one direction, but lately I've decided to accept the fact that I have this opportunity to be successful doing comedies."
- Ben Stiller
(Related: Opportunity, Successful, Career, Direction, Fact)

"The President so far has struck me as a man who is trying hard to keep his balance. He certainly has been very receptive to all my efforts in these directions."
- Henry L. Stimson
(Related: Balance, Man, President, Trying)

"After you've done it for so many years, you have to find a new direction. You have to find something in your soul that's going to push you towards - to find your inspiration."
- Elvis Stojko
(Related: Soul, Inspiration, Direction, Years)

"The genius of the French language, descended from its single Latin stock, has triumphed most in the contrary direction - in simplicity, in unity, in clarity, and in restraint."
- Lytton Strachey
(Related: Genius, Clarity, Direction, Language, Restraint, Simplicity, Unity)

"And at least in poetry you should feel free to lie. That is, not to lie, but to imagine what you want, to follow the direction of the poem."
- Mark Strand
(Related: Poetry, Lie, Direction, Want)

"Strong I am one of those who never knows the direction of my journey until I have almost arrived."
- Anna Louise Strong
(Related: Direction, Journey)

"We are to see the development of the country pushed forward at an unprecedented rate by an aggregation of capital, and a systematic application of it under the direction of competent men."
- William Graham Sumner
(Related: Men, Development, Country, Direction)

"What is man's ultimate direction in life? It is to look for love, truth, virtue, and beauty."
- Shinichi Suzuki
(Related: Beauty, Love, Truth, Life, Virtue, Direction, Man)

"Back then, we could drive a mile from home and there was nothing. Now it's grown in every direction and is populated and modernized. I guess I have mixed feelings about it, but I'm not someone that thinks everything should stop growing."
- Matthew Sweet
(Related: Home, Feelings, Direction, Nothing, Now)

"To love deeply in one direction makes us more loving in all others."
- Madame Swetchine
(Related: Love, Direction)

"The general knowledge of time on the island depends, curiously enough, on the direction of the wind."
- John Millington Synge
(Related: Time, Knowledge, Direction, Wind)

"A lot of people think I'm cynical when I talk about acting. The truth of the matter is, I just don't want someone to get some lame advice that will send them in the wrong direction."
- Amber Tamblyn
(Related: Truth, People, Acting, Advice, Direction, Talk, Want, Will, Wrong)

"The biggest difference is in the leadership. It was better for us. We had more coaches and mentors to help us. A lot of the younger players today suffer from a lack of direction."
- Isaiah Thomas
(Related: Leadership, Coaches, Difference, Direction, Help, Mentors, Today)

"Separately there was only wind, water, sail, and hull, but at my hand the four had been given purpose and direction."
- Lowell Thomas
(Related: Purpose, Direction, Water, Wind)

"I have learned, that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Life, Success, Dreams, Direction, Will)

"If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Life, Success, Dreams, Direction, Will)

"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Life, Dreams, Direction)

"Apparently tired of waiting for clear direction from Congress, the people of Puerto Rico have used the tools provided by their own local constitution to schedule a vote for Dec. 13 on the status of the island."
- Dick Thornburgh
(Related: People, Congress, Constitution, Direction, Tools, Vote, Waiting)

"Then I decided I couldn't just crawl in the corner and die, so I started putting pen to paper and wrote some songs. I had no idea what for or who I was going to work with. I tried to find my way and direction."
- Glenn Tipton
(Related: Work, Idea, Direction, Pen, Songs)

"You've got to think about big things while you're doing small things, so that all the small things go in the right direction."
- Alvin Toffler
(Related: Direction, Right)

"Right now, my career is in three directions: as a performer, as an arranger, as an author - and I don't give any one of them true precedent, or true top marks, as opposed to the other two."
- Mel Torme
(Related: Career, Now, Right)

"Goals allow you to control the direction of change in your favor."
- Brian Tracy
(Related: Change, Control, Goals, Direction)

"The human animal cannot be trusted for anything good except en masse. The combined thought and action of the whole people of any race, creed or nationality, will always point in the right direction."
- Harry S. Truman
(Related: Thought, People, Action, Direction, Nationality, Race, Right, Will)

"No one is immune from the larger events of his or her time - the Depression, World War II, civil rights, Vietnam, the spring of 1989 in China. These events intrude upon our lives and radically affect our directions."
- Paul Tsongas
(Related: Time, War, Civil rights, Depression, Events, Spring, Vietnam, World, World war)

"In rating ease of description as very important, we are essentially asserting a belief in quantitative knowledge - a belief that most of the key questions in our world sooner or later demand answers to 'by how much?' rather than merely to 'in which direction?'"
- John Tuley
(Related: Knowledge, Belief, Answers, Direction, Key, Questions, World)

"My desire is to let go of my ego and let in His direction."
- Janine Turner
(Related: Desire, Direction, Ego)

"If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading."
- Lao Tzu
(Related: Change, Direction, End, May)

"The direction and constancy of the will is what really matters, and intellect and feeling are only important insofar as they contribute to that."
- Evelyn Underhill
(Related: Constancy, Direction, Feeling, Intellect, Will)

"There is an idea, the basis of an internal structure, expanded and split into different shapes or groups of sound constantly changing in shape, direction, and speed, attracted and repulsed by various forces."
- Edgard Varese
(Related: Idea, Direction, Sound)

"I had never thought of my career as going in the direction that it did, as far as fan response was concerned."
- Robert Vaughn
(Related: Thought, Career, Direction)

"Sometimes we look for those thunderous things to happen in our life for our lives to change or go in the other direction. We seek the miracle. We seek the parting of the seas, the moving of the mountains. But no, it's a quiet thing. At least for me it was."
- Ben Vereen
(Related: Change, Life, Direction, Mountains, Parting, Quiet)

"These are matters of external history. They are indeed prominent objects, often changing and giving a new direction to the current; but they tell us not why it flows onward and will ever flow."
- Jones Very
(Related: History, Direction, Giving, Will)

"Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success."
- Denis Waitley
(Related: Change, Success, Failure, Consequences, Direction, Forget)

"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)

"You have riches and freedom here but I feel no sense of faith or direction. You have so many computers, why don't you use them in the search for love?"
- Lech Walesa
(Related: Faith, Love, Computers, Direction, Freedom, Sense)

"I saw Al Foster with Miles Davis the other week. It was beautiful. But, the whole thing was, Al Foster played as well as everybody else, but all of them were quite brilliant under Miles Davis' direction."
- Charlie Watts
(Related: Direction)

"Orchestra had a little brass ensemble on two tracks as well, but the rest was me. I knew I couldn't continue in this direction, even if people liked it, because I can only duplicate myself."
- Eberhard Weber
(Related: People, Direction, Rest)

"Aggression only moves in one direction - it creates more aggression."
- Margaret J. Wheatley
(Related: Aggression, Direction)

"No one could understand the bond between me and my brother. I struggled to understand the forces that drove his soul in one direction and mine in another."
- Barry White
(Related: Brother, Soul, Direction)

"The studios are very much business. Maybe it was always that way. It is really commercial now. Judgments are made and directions are given to make the cash register ring."
- Dianne Wiest
(Related: Business, Now)

"Great art direction is NOT the same thing as great film direction!"
- Gene Wilder
(Related: Art, Direction, Film)

"I am not officially involved now in the direction of the Teen Challenge ministry, but I rejoice that God permits me to be the father of these ministries."
- David Wilkerson
(Related: Teen, Father, God, Challenge, Direction, Now)

"I think this is a very good look at how to tackle this effort. The resources and the talent are here, but now we've got to move forward with some sort of direction."
- Alvin Williams
(Related: Talent, Direction, Effort, Now)

"I felt they had really moved the characters in a direction that was very interesting. The family had really felt the impact of what had happened to the."
- JoBeth Williams
(Related: Family, Direction)

"In practical terms the South Pointing Chariot was a simple direction finder. It could have been made to point in any direction - north, south, east or west."
- Kit Williams
(Related: Direction)

"Whether something is old-fashioned or not doesn't resolve the question of whether it's true or not. I can see the temptation of simply thinking, 'Well, there's a cultural mainstream which flows neatly in one direction. You just align with it'. And that really won't do."
- Rowan Williams
(Related: Direction, Old, Question, Temptation, Thinking)

"That's why editors and publishers will never be obsolete: a reader wants someone with taste and authority to point them in the direction of the good stuff, and to keep the awful stuff away from their door."
- Walter Jon Williams
(Related: Authority, Direction, Editors, Taste, Will)

"I've learned that I get blocked when my subconscious mind is telling me that I've taken the work in a wrong direction, and that once I start listening to what my subconscious is trying to tell me, I can work out the problem and get moving again."
- Walter Jon Williams
(Related: Work, Direction, Listening, Mind, Trying, Wrong)

"In no direction that we turn do we find ease or comfort. If we are honest and if we have the will to win we find only danger, hard work and iron resolution."
- Wendell Willkie
(Related: Work, Comfort, Danger, Direction, Hard work, Resolution, Will)

"Without a trace of irony I can say I have been blessed with brilliant enemies. I owe them a great debt, because they redoubled my energies and drove me in new directions."
- E. O. Wilson
(Related: Debt, Enemies, Irony)

"Spreading out the particle into a string is a step in the direction of making everything we're familiar with fuzzy. You enter a completely new world where things aren't at all what you're used to."
- Edward Witten
(Related: Direction, World)

"Having those extra dimensions and therefore many ways the string can vibrate in many different directions turns out to be the key to being able to describe all the particles that we see."
- Edward Witten
(Related: Being, Key)

"I wish to express my hope that the efforts of our nations, nationalities and peoples in the direction of the development of our democratic order will be successful."
- Girma Woldegiorgis
(Related: Successful, Development, Hope, Direction, Nations, Order, Will)

"I think it was probably down to the fact that we weren't together personally as a band. We weren't pulling in the same direction. I always feel if you're having a good time in the studio it actually comes across on the tape and that was a bit of a miserable album for us."
- Roy Wood
(Related: Time, Direction, Fact)

"No, we'll never get back together. We'll remain friends, but I see her going in a completely different direction than me musically. But she'll end up doing really well if she continues on the path she's on. Because she's doing something very original."
- John Wozniak
(Related: Direction, End, Friends)

"Steve Jobs didn't really set the direction of my Apple I and Apple II designs but he did the more important part of turning them into a product that would change the world. I don't deny that."
- Steve Wozniak
(Related: Change, Direction, Jobs, World)

"Crawford washed her hands a lot. She washed her arms all the way up past her elbows. She just couldn't get enough done in that direction. She was compulsive about being clean, clean, clean!"
- Fay Wray
(Related: Being, Direction, Past)

"If they are, then the only ultimate truths are the particulars of concrete experience, and no postulate or general assumption is inherent in science until its proceedings become systematic, or the truths already reached give direction to further research."
- Chauncey Wright
(Related: Science, Experience, Direction, Research)

"Things went in a direction that I didn't want to go. I started doing bit parts and things that are pretty much laid out for people in my position. The parts were pretty generic."
- Tina Yothers
(Related: People, Direction, Pretty, Want)

"You just have to have the guidance to lead you in the direction until you can do it yourself."
- Tina Yothers
(Related: Direction, Guidance)

"One of the aspects of form that I have been very interested in is stasis - the concept of form which is not so directional in time, not so much climactic form, but rather form which allows time, to stand still."
- La Monte Young
(Related: Time)

"Then I went through a whole bunch of crap with my lousy movies and pop records. I had people behind me kind of steering me in that direction, but it wasn't really my bag."
- Pia Zadora
(Related: Movies, People, Direction)

"We studied the light source in the direction of the magnetic force, we perforated the poles of the magnet; but even in the direction of the magnetic lines of force we found that our result was confirmed."
- Pieter Zeeman
(Related: Direction, Force, Light, Result)

"According to well-known electrodynamic laws, an electron moving in a magnetic field is acted upon by a force which runs perpendicular to the direction of motion of the electron and to the direction of the magnetic field, and whose magnitude is easily determined."
- Pieter Zeeman
(Related: Direction, Force, Laws)

"Now all oscillatory movements of such an electron can be conceived of as being split up into force, and two circular oscillations perpendicular to this direction rotating in opposite directions."
- Pieter Zeeman
(Related: Being, Direction, Force, Now)

"What practical conclusions may we now draw for our propaganda work among women? The task of this Party Congress must not be to issue detailed practical suggestions, but to draw up general directions for the proletarian women's movement."
- Clara Zetkin
(Related: Work, Women, Congress, May, Now, Party, Propaganda)