Quotes and Sayings about Formula



"I'm not a talker. I'm a formulator."
- Josef Albers
"It is comparatively easy to become a writer; staying a writer, resisting formulaic work, generating one's own creativity - that's a much tougher matter."
- Brian Aldiss
(Related: Work, Creativity, Writer)

"Following my muse has worked out pretty well so far. I can't see any reason to change the formula now."
- Chris Van Allsburg
(Related: Change, Formula, Now, Pretty, Reason)

"I have always been very calm on the outside. I'm not too stressed now just because I'm in formula one. For me, tomorrow will be another day whether I finish first or last. I have to do the maximum and I cannot ask any more from myself."
- Fernando Alonso
(Related: Day, First, Formula, Now, Tomorrow, Will)

"I am very proud of what we have built in Spain, because it is not a traditional Formula 1 country. I think we have found passionate fans, and built up a strong culture for the sport - and things are improving every day, with more and more people getting interested."
- Fernando Alonso
(Related: People, Country, Culture, Day, Fans, Formula, Spain)

"Art is an experience, not the formulation of a problem."
- Lindsay Anderson
(Related: Art, Experience)

"I don't want ever to be guilty of what my critics claim: doing formula without original elements."
- Piers Anthony
(Related: Formula, Want)

"I don't have any formula for ousting a dictator or building democracy. All I can suggest is to forget about yourself and just think of your people. It's always the people who make things happen."
- Corazon Aquino
(Related: People, Building, Democracy, Forget, Formula)

"A long apprenticeship is the most logical way to success. The only alternative is overnight stardom, but I can't give you a formula for that."
- Chet Atkins
(Related: Success, Formula)

"If I am given a formula, and I am ignorant of its meaning, it cannot teach me anything, but if I already know it what does the formula teach me?"
- Saint Aurelius Augustine
(Related: Formula, Meaning)

"The incorrectness and weaknesses of a theory cause other minds to formulate the problems more exactly and in this way scientific progress is made."
- Robert Barany
(Related: Progress, Cause, Problems, Theory)

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

"We changed the names of our technical schools to colleges, we expanded the eligibility for HOPE scholarships for technical training, and we added some formula funding."
- Roy Barnes
(Related: Hope, Formula, Names, Schools, Training)

"Through the mythology of Einstein, the world blissfully regained the image of knowledge reduced to a formula."
- Roland Barthes
(Related: Knowledge, Formula, Mythology, World)

"Idealism springs from deep feelings, but feelings are nothing without the formulated idea that keeps them whole."
- Jacques Barzun
(Related: Feelings, Idea, Deep, Idealism, Nothing)

"I am going to produce a movie of my own. I am not going to stick to the time-tested formulae of Hindi cinema. I want to make a film for the present generation. So there will be a lot of new faces in the film."
- Kabir Bedi
(Related: Time, Cinema, Faces, Film, Present, Want, Will)

"The pursuit of pretty formulas and neat theorems can no doubt quickly degenerate into a silly vice, but so can the quest for austere generalities which are so very general indeed that they are incapable of application to any particular."
- E. T. Bell
(Related: Doubt, Pretty, Pursuit, Quest, Silly, Vice)

"Anybody can write a film script 'cuz it has been reduced to a formula."
- Dirk Benedict
(Related: Film, Formula)

"We all had our reservations about possibly overdoing it but, you know, the script was great. Basically it stuck to the formula that worked for the first two movies, and for that reason I think this works as well."
- Jason Biggs
(Related: Movies, First, Formula, Reason)

"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)

"Situation comedies are old-fashioned - they stick to formulas. I resent their music which is old fashioned. I resent the use of a laugh track."
- Bill Bixby
(Related: Music, Old)

"While the United States has largely been missing in action from the diplomatic game, the European Union and Iran have been making progress at developing a formula that would lead to the suspension of Iran's nuclear enrichment program and the start of serious negotiations."
- Earl Blumenauer
(Related: Progress, Action, Formula, states, United)

"The Corporation for Public Broadcasting distributes an annual appropriation that we provide in accordance with a statutory formula, the vast majority of which goes directly to public radio and television stations."
- Earl Blumenauer
(Related: Formula, Majority, Public, Television)

"You know, people come up with formulas who are uncreative. They can't picture something different so they can only go by something that's laid out for them."
- Joseph Bologna
(Related: People)

"Don't look for obscure formulas or mystery in my work. It is pure joy that I offer you. Look at my sculptures until you see them. Those closest to God have seen them."
- Constantin Brancusi
(Related: God, Work, Joy, Mystery)

"All that is necessary to break the spell of inertia and frustration is this: Act as if it were impossible to fail. That is the talisman, the formula, the command of right about face which turns us from failure to success."
- Dorthea Brande
(Related: Success, Failure, Act, Formula, Frustration, Right)

"This means that the search for a formula of European cooperation in connection with the League of Nations, far from weakening the authority of this latter must and can only tend to strengthen it, for it is closely connected with its aims."
- Aristide Briand
(Related: Authority, Connection, Cooperation, Formula, Nations)

"Free enterprise is essentially a formula not just for wealth creation, but for life satisfaction."
- Arthur C. Brooks
(Related: Life, Wealth, Creation, Formula, Satisfaction)

"I bought a selection of short, romantic fiction novels, studied them, decided that I had found a formula and then wrote a book that I figured was the perfect story. Thank goodness it was rejected."
- Louise Brown
(Related: Fiction, Formula, Goodness, Romantic)

"Beware of geeks bearing formulas."
- Warren Buffett
"Nashville has a formula, and it works a lot of the time, but it wasn't right for me. They're afraid to step outside the box - even though, with me, my success came because I was outside of the box to begin with."
- Deana Carter
(Related: Success, Time, Formula, Right)

"We must not be content to memorize the beautiful formulas of our illustrious predecessors. Let us go out and study beautiful nature."
- Paul Cezanne
(Related: Nature, Content, Study)

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

"And I have to say, I agree with some of the criticisms that some have made about that state program which allocates the grant money on a very rigid formula all across the country, with a certain percentage to each state."
- Michael Chertoff
(Related: Money, Country, Formula, State)

"We define only out of despair, we must have a formula... to give a facade tot he void."
- Emile M. Cioran
(Related: Despair, Formula)

"Under each formula lies a corpse."
- Emile M. Cioran
(Related: Formula, Lies)

"The two worst strategic mistakes to make are acting prematurely and letting an opportunity slip; to avoid this, the warrior treats each situation as if it were unique and never resorts to formulae, recipes or other people's opinions."
- Paulo Coelho
(Related: People, Opportunity, Acting, Mistakes, Opinions)

"I take it that what all men are really after is some form or perhaps only some formula of peace."
- Joseph Conrad
(Related: Men, Peace, Formula)

"The formula for achieving a successful relationship is simple: you should treat all disasters as if they were trivialities but never treat a triviality as if it were a disaster."
- Quentin Crisp
(Related: Successful, Disaster, Disasters, Formula)

"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)

"It's more like can I build a group of characters and can I tell some universal truths that feel real and aren't formulaic in the spirit of filmmakers gone by who've told American stories that were personal and universal as well."
- Cameron Crowe
(Related: American, Spirit)

"The formula 'Two and two make five' is not without its attractions."
- Fyodor Dostoevsky
(Related: Formula)

"I mentioned that one of the tripartite formulas in American worldview involves time: past, present, and future."
- Alan Dundes
(Related: American, Future, Past, Present)

"They say Formula One is a market which it can't be, obviously. Our market is independent, it's a sport."
- Bernie Ecclestone
(Related: Formula)

"It is even possible that laws which have not their origin in the mind may be irrational, and we can never succeed in formulating them."
- Arthur Eddington
(Related: Laws, May, Mind, Succeed)

"There is no formula to it. Writing every song is a little journey. The first note has to lift you."
- Enya
(Related: First, Formula, Journey, Song, Writing)

"Success has a simple formula: do your best, and people may like it."
- Sam Ewing
(Related: Success, People, May)

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

"To race Formula three is very high risk and I am not going to take a chance. Thank god I am not doing it!"
- Emerson Fittipaldi
(Related: God, Chance, Formula, Race, Risk)

"There are many young talents in Brazil. There is a lot of hope in Felipe Massa. It is very difficult to judge him in his first year, but by the end of the end we are going to have a better position how he does in Formula One."
- Emerson Fittipaldi
(Related: Hope, Brazil, End, First, Formula)

"I go to see grand prix every year, and I watch every race on TV for sure. I probably go to three or four CART races and three or four Formula One races."
- Emerson Fittipaldi
(Related: Formula, Race)

"For anybody to say well this is not Hip Hop and that's not Hip Hop, that is not the way the formula was laid down. It was for the people who were going to continue take anything musically and string it along."
- Grandmaster Flash
(Related: People, Formula)

"From the Bush Administration to the 9-11 Commission, there is an urgent and universally recognized need to change the broken formula through which Homeland Security grant money currently is allocated to our first responders."
- Vito Fossella
(Related: Change, Money, First, Formula, Security)

"Today, many people take for granted the notion that people whose lives are going to be very heavily affected by public policies should have a say in how they are formulated and carried out."
- Barney Frank
(Related: People, Public, Today)

"I don't believe in providence and fate, as a technologist I am used to reckoning with the formulae of probability."
- Max Frisch
(Related: Fate, Providence)

"I was also interested in formulating the path of chemical reactions."
- Kenichi Fukui
"The State Department desperately needs to be vigorously harnessed. It has too big a role to play in the formulation of foreign policy, and foreign policy is too important to be left up to foreign service officers."
- Evan G. Galbraith
(Related: Policy, Foreign policy, Needs, Play, Service, State)

"Every formula of every religion has in this age of reason, to submit to the acid test of reason and universal assent."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Age, Religion, Formula, Reason)

"The logic of Palladian architecture presented an aesthetic formula which could be applied universally."
- Stephen Gardiner
(Related: Architecture, Formula, Logic)

"As financial markets continue to broaden and deepen, the behavior of asset prices will play an important role in the formulation of monetary policy going forward, perhaps a more important role than in the past."
- Timothy Geithner
(Related: Policy, Financial, Behavior, Past, Play, Will)

"Formula for success: rise early, work hard, strike oil."
- J. Paul Getty
(Related: Work, Formula, Oil)

"My formula for success is rise early, work late, and strike oil."
- Paul Getty
(Related: Success, Work, Formula, Oil)

"By asking a novel question that you don't know the answer to, you discover whether you can formulate a way of finding the answer, and you stretch your own mind, and very often you learn something new."
- Walter Gilbert
(Related: Mind, Question)

"This nation's elected leaders owe all Americans the duty of formulating an Iraqi policy based on sound analysis of the actual facts."
- Charlie Gonzalez
(Related: Policy, Americans, Duty, Facts, Leaders, Nation, Sound)

"I don't want to write formula. I don't want to crank these books out like sausages. Every book is different, which takes a hell of a lot of ingenuity on my part."
- Sue Grafton
(Related: Books, Formula, Hell, Want)

"My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can."
- Cary Grant
(Related: Bed, Formula, Living, Night)

"Football tactics are rapidly becoming as complicated as the chemical formula for splitting the atom."
- Jimmy Greaves
(Related: Football, Formula)

"I hate Calvin and Hobbes. I think its a big re-hash of formula kid strips."
- Bill Griffith
(Related: Formula, Hate)

"The new formula in physics describes humans as paradoxical beings who have two complementary aspects: They can show properties of Newtonian objects and also infinite fields of consciousness."
- Stanislav Grof
(Related: Consciousness, Formula, Infinite, Physics)

"I try not to observe myself in the process of composing a poem because I don't want to come up with a formula, which I would then be unscrupulous in using."
- Thom Gunn
(Related: Formula, Want)

"There is no formula to making it to the NFL other than good fortune and and playing well in college."
- Dante Hall
(Related: College, Formula, Fortune)

"My guess is that if they now choose to change of director for every other film, it's just because you can't really change the formula, you can merely try to film it your way."
- Guy Hamilton
(Related: Change, Film, Formula, Now)

"Poetry operates by hints and dark suggestions. It is full of secrets and hidden formulae, like a witch's brew."
- Anthony Hecht
(Related: Poetry, Secrets)

"When modern physics exerts itself to establish the world's formula, what occurs thereby is this: the being of entities has resolved itself into the method of the totally calculable."
- Martin Heidegger
(Related: Being, Formula, Physics, World)

"Accordingly, it is our task to ensure that the Government formulates policies that foster the continued development of the IT sector while also providing for citizens' access to technology and opportunity for economic advancement."
- Tim Holden
(Related: Government, Technology, Opportunity, Development)

"And, so yeah, I'll always want to work in independent films because you're not forced into a category or a formula."
- Terrence Howard
(Related: Work, Formula, Want)

"The British were white, English, and Protestant, just as we were. They had to have some other basis on which to justify independence, and happily they were able to formulate the inalienable truths set forth in the Declaration."
- Samuel P. Huntington
(Related: English, Independence)

"There isn't any formula or method. You learn to love by loving - by paying attention and doing what one thereby discovers has to be done."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Love, Attention, Formula)

"We have enslaved the rest of the animal creation, and have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly that beyond doubt, if they were able to formulate a religion, they would depict the Devil in human form."
- William Ralph Inge
(Related: Religion, Creation, Devil, Doubt, Rest)

"The standard formulation on remedy is that it ought to cure past violations and prevent their recurrence. That's what antitrust is all about."
- Charles James
(Related: Cure, Past)

"Consequently, most of us really exist at the mercy of other people's formulations of what's important."
- June Jordan
(Related: People, Mercy)

"Some writers would be kinder than others, I'm sure. Hopefully they might describe my techniques as a mixture of tried and tested formulas - if it aint broke don't fix it - and unexpected twists."
- Paul Kane
(Related: Writers)

"I don't buy into any of that hogwash. They put that out to sell tickets. It's just a classic horror movie, with the Greek drama formula of good versus evil, and lots of fear."
- Margot Kidder
(Related: Fear, Drama, Evil, Formula, Horror)

"The key to any successful plan is buy-in from the public, and what this process has demonstrated is the importance of including citizens in formulating a consensus plan that preserves our beautiful refuge."
- Ron Kind
(Related: Successful, Importance, Key, Public)

"Labels don't mean anything to me. I'm trying to play as passionately as I'm able to. If they want to call that cool, that's fine. Just spell the name right, is the formula."
- Lee Konitz
(Related: Formula, Name, Play, Right, Trying, Want)

"If there was any magic formula, it was getting to pitch every fourth day."
- Sandy Koufax
(Related: Day, Formula, Magic)

"The hope of a new politics does not lie in formulating a left-wing reply to the right-it lies in rejecting conventional political categories."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: Politics, Lie, Hope, Lies, Right)

"I try not to do anything by formula."
- Sean Lennon
(Related: Formula)

"I think "Hero" is not a real martial arts movie; it is not about violence, or formula."
- Jet Li
(Related: Formula, Violence)

"The old series of sittings with Mrs. Piper convinced me of survival for reasons which I should find it hard to formulate in any strict fashion, but that was their distinct effect."
- Oliver Joseph Lodge
(Related: Survival, Effect, Fashion, Old)

"The properties which differentiate living matter from any kind of inorganic imitation may be instinctively felt, but can hardly be formulated without expert knowledge."
- Oliver Joseph Lodge
(Related: Knowledge, Imitation, Living, May)

"For the myth is the foundation of life; it is the timeless schema, the pious formula into which life flows when it reproduces its traits out of the unconscious."
- Thomas Mann
(Related: Life, Formula, Myth, Unconscious)

"Everything in Formula 1 has been sterilised now, the whole thing is controlled too much."
- Nigel Mansell
(Related: Formula, Now)

"Words, yes, formulating things, creating something from your heart, it is something very necessary, yes."
- Sophie Marceau
(Related: Heart, Words)

"The whole point is, give me a break with the standards. You go to the average jazz label and suggest a record and they want to know which standards you're going to play. I'm saying let's break the formula."
- Branford Marsalis
(Related: Formula, Jazz, Play, Saying, Want)

"Most women's pictures are as boring and as formulaic as men's pictures. In place of a car chase or a battle scene, what you get is an extreme closeup of a woman breaking down."
- Frances McDormand
(Related: Car, Men, Women, Battle, Extreme, Woman)

"My interest in economics has always been in the whole corpus of economic theory, the interrelationships between the various fields of theory and their relevance for the formulation of economic policy."
- James Meade
(Related: Policy, Economics, Interest, Theory)

"I think we can find a formula that would be to everyone's satisfaction, which would make it possible for Croatia to take some more steps and for Europe to accept us into its midst, and for the talks to start."
- Stjepan Mesic
(Related: Europe, Formula, Satisfaction)

"I think now that the great thing is not so much the formulation of an answer for myself, for the theater, or the play-but rather the most accurate possible statement of the problem."
- Arthur Miller
(Related: Now, Play, Theater)

"As we know from the work of certain fundamental physicists, people like Einstein were very dependent upon conjuring up visual images in order to imagine things which otherwise were not easily formulated."
- Jonathan Miller
(Related: Work, People, Order)

"Every formula which expresses a law of nature is a hymn of praise to God."
- Maria Mitchell
(Related: Nature, God, Formula, Law, Praise)

"Because Social Security is specifically designed to boost the retirement income of low earners with a progressive benefit formula, the program has played an enormous and necessary role in keeping Latinas out of poverty."
- Grace Napolitano
(Related: Formula, Income, Poverty, Retirement, Security)

"Evolutionary cosmology formulates theories in which a universe is capable of giving rise to and generating future universes out of itself, within black holes or whatever."
- Robert Nozick
(Related: Future, Giving, Theories, Universe)

"Whether you are from Minnesota, Wisconsin or any other Northern tier state, you are not going to like the reimbursement formula. The problem we face is that we wouldn't have that formula if a majority of the states didn't like it, and they have the majority of the votes."
- David Obey
(Related: Formula, Majority, State, states)

"The distinction between the old and the new formulations consisting in the incorporation of the concept of the rate of chemical reactions is so great that it immediately asserted itself in the objective development of catalysis."
- Wilhelm Ostwald
(Related: Development, Old)

"It's not like we have a formula, but I think one of the reasons this show has survived is that it has a big heart at its center. Other cartoon shows have people crap on each other and make racist jokes. But I don't think people tune in for that. I just don't think a show lasts for 10 years without a heart."
- Trey Parker
(Related: People, Heart, Formula, Jokes, Years)

"Theory not only formulates what we know but also tells us what we want to know, that is, the questions to which an answer is needed."
- Talcott Parsons
(Related: Questions, Theory, Want)

"Many attempts have been made by writers on art and poetry to define beauty in the abstract, to express it in the most general terms, to find some universal formula for it."
- Walter Pater
(Related: Art, Beauty, Poetry, Formula, Writers)

"I am just absolutely convinced that the best formula for giving us peace and preserving the American way of life is freedom, limited government, and minding our own business overseas."
- Ron Paul
(Related: Business, Life, Peace, Government, American, Formula, Freedom, Giving)

"You will reciprocally promise love, loyalty and matrimonial honesty. We only want for you this day that these words constitute the principle of your entire life and that with the help of divine grace you will observe these solemn vows that today, before God, you formulate."
- Pope John Paul II
(Related: Life, Love, God, Honesty, Day, Grace, Help, Loyalty, Promise, Today, Want, Will, Words)

"Hollywood films have become a cesspool of formula and it's up to us to try to change it... I feel like a preacher! But it's really true. I feel personally responsible for the future of American cinema. Me personally."
- Alexander Payne
(Related: Change, American, Cinema, Formula, Future, Hollywood)

"Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture of yourself as succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously. Never permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop the picture... Do not build up obstacles in your imagination."
- Norman Vincent Peale
(Related: Imagination, Mind, Obstacles, Will)

"We support every effort to combat international terrorism through the formulation of international conventions and hope that the international community will take further steps to improve the anti-terrorism international legal framework."
- Li Peng
(Related: Legal, Hope, Community, Effort, Support, Terrorism, Will)

"The magic formula that successful businesses have discovered is to treat customers like guests and employees like people."
- Tom Peters
(Related: People, Successful, Employees, Formula, Guests, Magic)

"It is going to be special to drive in the Netherlands because it means I can take part in a Formula One demonstration in a country where I have a lot of family and friends."
- Nelson Piquet
(Related: Family, Country, Formula, Friends)

"At fifty, that is in 1880, I formulated the idea of unity, without being able to render it. At sixty, I am beginning to see the possibility of rendering it."
- Camille Pissarro
(Related: Idea, Possibility, Beginning, Being, Unity)

"So long as we use a certain language, all questions that we can ask will have to be formulated in it and will thereby confirm the theory of the universe which is implied in the vocabulary and structure of the language."
- Michael Polanyi
(Related: Language, Questions, Theory, Universe, Vocabulary, Will)

"I think part of the appeal of mathematical logic is that the formulas look mysterious - You write backward Es!"
- Hilary Putnam
(Related: Logic)

"The Resistance is a moral certainty, not a poetic one. The true poet never uses words in order to punish someone. His judgment belongs to a creative order; it is not formulated as a prophetic scripture."
- Salvatore Quasimodo
(Related: Certainty, Judgment, Order, Scripture, Words)

"Do you have any ambitions outside racing? My main ambition at the moment, whether inside or outside racing, is to become Formula 1 World Champion."
- Kimi Raikkonen
(Related: Ambition, Formula, Racing, World)

"A man of personality can formulate ideals, but only a man of character can achieve them."
- Herbert Read
(Related: Character, Ideals, Man, Personality)

"Similarly, only people as misanthropic as myself can be counted on not to have to lie to others, since we have the unique luxury of not caring what sort of opinions others formulate about us."
- Boyd Rice
(Related: Lie, People, Caring, Luxury, Opinions)

"I think when I was two years old in the sandbox. I think I formulated my basic philosophy there, and I haven't really had to alter it very much ever since."
- Boyd Rice
(Related: Old, Philosophy, Years)

"But egoism is more than this. It is the realization by the individual that he is above all institutions and all formulas; that they exist only so far as he chooses to make them his own by accepting them."
- John Buchanan Robinson
"The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people."
- Theodore Roosevelt
(Related: Success, People, Formula)

"The time has come to formulate guidelines for the ethical conduct of scientist, perhaps in the form of a voluntary Hippocratic Oath."
- Joseph Rotblat
(Related: Time)

"It's the formulaic studio movies the make money, and when they do, the actors in them are automatically movie stars."
- Mickey Rourke
(Related: Movies, Money, Actors, Stars)

"It's always been my formula to get the next picture set up before anyone's seen the last one."
- Alan Rudolph
(Related: Formula)

"At the White House, everybody works for the same person. They're all part of the same company. But on Capitol Hill, they're all independent contractors. They all work for themselves. That's a formula for getting news."
- Bob Schieffer
(Related: Work, Company, Formula, News)

"A definition of poetry can only determine what poetry should be and not what poetry actually was and is; otherwise the most concise formula would be: Poetry is that which at some time and some place was thus named."
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
(Related: Poetry, Time, Formula)

"In sport there is never any moment that is the same as the other. I have been in Formula One for 12 years, and out of that I had one year with the perfect car."
- Michael Schumacher
(Related: Car, Formula, Years)

"I was looking for someone to formulate a skin care line I could use."
- Connie Sellecca
(Related: Care, Skin)

"The American formula things are out there but they don't have any stories to tell - we have all the stories to tell - but they're all formula."
- Yahoo Serious
(Related: American, Formula)

"I haven't stuck to any formula. Most great writers stick to the same style, but I wanted to be more various."
- Irwin Shaw
(Related: Formula, Style, Writers)

"Having a set, popular formula does inhibit you."
- George Shearing
(Related: Formula, Popular)

"It's not as if there's a noise problem, because they use the same circuits as Formula One."
- Barry Sheene
(Related: Formula)

"As far as advice to potential teenage idols, there is no formula."
- Bobby Sherman
(Related: Advice, Formula, Idols, Potential, Teenage)

"Jerry reversed the usual formula of the superhero who goes to another planet. He put the superhero in ordinary, familiar surroundings, instead of the other way around, as was done in most science fiction. That was the first time I can recall that it had ever been done."
- Joe Shuster
(Related: Science, Time, Fiction, First, Formula)

"We all think there is a formula, (but) as long as we love our children, that's really the only solid thing I know that works across the board."
- Jada Pinkett Smith
(Related: Love, Children, Formula)

"Although none of the rules for becoming more alive is valid, it is healthy to keep on formulating them."
- Susan Sontag
(Related: Rules)

"Most action is based on redemption and revenge, and that's a formula. Moby Dick was formula. It's how you get to the conclusion that makes it interesting."
- Sylvester Stallone
(Related: Action, Formula, Revenge)

"I think everyone has a certain kind of formula in their life. When you deviate from that formula, you're going to fail big or you're gonna win big."
- Sylvester Stallone
(Related: Life, Formula)

"I've taught statistics, math courses and what I've found is that often if you teach them algebraically the formulas, you'll have one group of kids doing well."
- Robert Sternberg
(Related: Kids, Statistics)

"There is no doubt that Formula 1 has the best risk management of any sport and any industry in the world."
- Jackie Stewart
(Related: Management, Doubt, Formula, Risk, World)

"But I think the one thing that I can say about us is that we're very consistent about certain things and part of that is our desire to do the very best work that we can and not rest on our laurels, or not allow formula to come into what we do."
- Michael Stipe
(Related: Work, Desire, Formula, Rest)

"What you know about the people whom you know at all well is truly amazing, even though you have never formulated it."
- Harry Stack Sullivan
(Related: People)

"I'm not that complicated as an actor. I have a formula in which I work, yeah. But not like Sean Penn does. Sean is one of the few actors I know who can work like that, actually becoming the character he is playing, and get consistent results. I don't believe you can ever be someone else. You manifest different levels of your own personality to come up with a character."
- Kiefer Sutherland
(Related: Work, Character, Actor, Actors, Formula, Personality, Results)

"I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure - which is: Try to please everybody."
- Herbert Bayard Swope
(Related: Success, Failure, Formula)

"I've come up with another formulation about style: that it's essentially a manifestation of a certain habitual set of limitations. It's what a composer does NOT do that defines a style."
- James Tenney
(Related: Limitations, Style)

"If someone said to me that you can have three wishes, my first would have been to get into racing, my second to be in Formula 1, my third to drive for Ferrari."
- Gilles Villeneuve
(Related: First, Formula, Racing, Wishes)

"IF is a very long word in Formula One; in fact, IF is F1 spelled backwards."
- Murray Walker
(Related: Fact, Formula, Word)

"And that just shows you how important the car is in Formula One Racing."
- Murray Walker
(Related: Car, Formula, Racing)

"The role of the intelligence - that part of us which affirms and denies and formulates opinions is merely to submit."
- Simone Weil
(Related: Intelligence, Opinions)

"No matter how fast I could do it with the digital camera I don't think I would get the same thing out of it. The passion I have for formulating an idea stands alone. It is the important essence of what I do."
- Kim Weston
(Related: Idea, Passion)

"To me, that is the essence of me as a photographer. It is those ideas, working with them, formulating them and eventually putting them down on paper, photographing them and then going on to the next step."
- Kim Weston
(Related: Ideas)

"Even though it was the 70s, we found old stocks of clothes that had never been worn from the 50s and took them apart. I started to teach myself how to make clothes from that kind of formula."
- Vivienne Westwood
(Related: Clothes, Formula, Old)

"The formula is the star. I couldn't work inside that formula."
- Dianne Wiest
(Related: Work, Formula)

"I failed to fulfill what should have been an interesting role. I couldn't take their formula and bring what I had, my humor, my ideas, and make it my own."
- Dianne Wiest
(Related: Humor, Ideas, Formula)

"A monopoly on the means of communication may define a ruling elite more precisely than the celebrated Marxian formula of monopoly in the means of production."
- Robert Anton Wilson
(Related: Communication, Formula, May, Production)

"The method of political science is the interpretation of life; its instrument is insight, a nice understanding of subtle, unformulated conditions."
- Woodrow Wilson
(Related: Science, Life, Understanding)

"I've found a formula for avoiding these exaggerated fears of age; you take care of every day - let the calendar take care of the years."
- Ed Wynn
(Related: Age, Care, Day, Formula, Years)

"They're getting me involved in intrigue again, and I think it follows a classic formula in a soap opera."
- Michael Zaslow
(Related: Formula, Opera)

"Fate is the endless chain of causation, whereby things are; the reason or formula by which the world goes on."
- Citium Zeno
(Related: Fate, Formula, Reason, World)