Quotes and Sayings about Negative



"The negative is comparable to the composer's score and the print to its performance. Each performance differs in subtle ways."
- Ansel Adams
(Related: Negative, Performance)

"The negative is the equivalent of the composer's score, and the print the performance."
- Ansel Adams
(Related: Negative, Performance)

"Measurements of the specific ionization of both the positive and negative particles, by counting the number of droplets per unit length along the tracks, showed the great majority of both the positive and negative particles to possess unit electric charge."
- Carl D. Anderson
(Related: Negative, Positive, Majority)

"What's the point of being negative or fearful? We can't control it."
- Matthew Ashford
(Related: Control, Negative, Being)

"Man is lost and is wandering in a jungle where real values have no meaning. Real values can have meaning to man only when he steps on to the spiritual path, a path where negative emotions have no use."
- Sai Baba
(Related: Negative, Values, Emotions, Jungle, Man, Meaning, Spiritual)

"My weaknesses are my jumps. The reason is that although I land them in practice, when I actually compete or perform, I should let my body go and stabilize my mind better. Also, I need to work on not letting negative thoughts and emotions get to me on the ice."
- Oksana Baiul
(Related: Work, Negative, Thoughts, Body, Emotions, Land, Mind, Practice, Reason)

"I've always believed that you can think positive just as well as you can think negative."
- James A. Baldwin
(Related: Negative, Positive)

"There are countless studies on the negative spillover of job pressures on family life, but few on how job satisfaction enhances the quality of family life."
- Albert Bandura
(Related: Family, Life, Quality, Negative, Job, Satisfaction)

"The older I get the more I try not to waste my time on negative energy."
- Christine Baranski
(Related: Time, Negative, Energy, Waste)

"So the question is, First, Whether the civil magistrate hath power to force men in things religious to do contrary to their conscience, and if they will not to punish them in their goods, liberties, or lives? this we hold in the negative."
- Robert Barclay
(Related: Men, Power, Negative, Conscience, First, Force, Question, Religious, Will)

"A negative judgment gives you more satisfaction than praise, provided it smacks of jealousy."
- Jean Baudrillard
(Related: Negative, Jealousy, Judgment, Praise, Satisfaction)

"We shall never resolve the enigma of the relation between the negative foundations of greatness and that greatness itself."
- Jean Baudrillard
(Related: Greatness, Negative)

"It became very clear to the director that it would be foolish not to use our friendship. I had tried to talk to him about it because all the relationships in the film are so, not negative, but antagonistic. There's not a lot of love going around."
- Jennifer Beals
(Related: Love, Friendship, Negative, Film, Relationships, Talk)

"The negative side to globalization is that it wipes out entire economic systems and in doing so wipes out the accompanying culture."
- Peter L. Berger
(Related: Negative, Culture, Globalization)

"Negative feedback effected amplifier performance significantly."
- Harold Stephen Black
(Related: Negative, Performance)

"For a manager to be perceived as a positive manager, they need a four to one positive to negative contact ratio."
- Ken Blanchard
(Related: Manager, Negative, Positive)

"If I were to sum up the negative reactions to my work, I think there are two primary causes: one is that if there is discourse about anxiety it is necessarily going to induce anxiety. It will represent a return of the repressed for a great many people."
- Harold Bloom
(Related: Work, People, Negative, Anxiety, Will)

"What I think I have in common with the school of deconstruction is the mode of negative thinking or negative awareness, in the technical, philosophical sense of the negative, but which comes to me through negative theology."
- Harold Bloom
(Related: Negative, Awareness, School, Sense, Theology, Thinking)

"Strict conservation of energy in the elementary process had thus been confirmed also by a negative experiment."
- Walther Bothe
(Related: Negative, Conservation, Energy)

"I've never responded well to entrenched negative thinking."
- David Bowie
(Related: Negative, Thinking)

"No one will ever know what I went through to secure those negatives. The world can never appreciate it. It changed the whole course of my life."
- Mathew Brady
(Related: Life, Will, World)

"Negative humor is forgotten immediately. It's the stuff that makes us feel better about our lives that lives long. Much more satisfying. Enter children's books."
- Berke Breathed
(Related: Humor, Negative, Books, Children)

"For men to be virgins, we think it's negative. We think that there's something wrong with them."
- Joyce Brothers
(Related: Men, Negative, Wrong)

"A deadline is negative inspiration. Still, it's better than no inspiration at all."
- Rita Mae Brown
(Related: Inspiration, Negative)

"Evil can be a teacher, if you look at the wisdom of its negative power."
- Tom Brown, Jr.
(Related: Power, Wisdom, Negative, Evil)

"Everyting negative - pressure, challenges - is all an opportunity for me to rise."
- Kobe Bryant
(Related: Opportunity, Negative, Pressure)

"Fear is the dark room where the Devil develops his negatives."
- Gary Busey
(Related: Fear, Devil)

"I have walked away from friendships when I've realized that someone smiles to someone's face and talks about them the minute they walk out of a room. I have no room in my life for that kind of negative energy anymore."
- Sophia Bush
(Related: Life, Negative, Energy, Smiles)

"No, I try not to be a negative thinker."
- Earl Butz
(Related: Negative)

"For each of us who appear to have had a successful experiment there are many to whom their own experiments seem barren and negative."
- Melvin Calvin
(Related: Successful, Negative)

"In 1970 I realized that there was negligible risk from x-rays but many radiographs had poor image quality so that the risk from a false negative was significant."
- John Cameron
(Related: Quality, Negative, Poor, Risk)

"Negation is the mind's first freedom, yet a negative habit is fruitful only so long as we exert ourselves to overcome it, adapt it to our needs; once acquired it can imprison us."
- Emile M. Cioran
(Related: Habit, Negative, First, Freedom, Mind, Needs)

"Dull would be the man who should merely tolerate this plan of social industry. Weak would be the position of him who should take an apologetic tone in defending it, or present its claims in a merely negative way, by exposing the evils and perils of the socialistic plan."
- John Bates Clark
(Related: Negative, Man, Present)

"The closer we come to the negative, to death, the more we blossom."
- Montgomery Clift
(Related: Death, Negative)

"Diva has a negative connotation."
- Glenn Close
(Related: Negative)

"God never ends anything on a negative; God always ends on a positive."
- Edwin Louis Cole
(Related: God, Negative, Positive)

"There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. That little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative."
- Robert Collier
(Related: People, Attitude, Negative, Positive, Difference)

"I had a couple come in with a negative amortization mortgage on a house that costs way too much relative to their income. They're consuming real estate, not investing in it."
- Chris Cooper
(Related: Negative, Income)

"I was raised a Christian, but I wouldn't call myself a Christian now. I think when I was younger it was easier to focus on the negative, nihilist vision... this is sort of picking up on the other half of the body, which is God and white light."
- Billy Corgan
(Related: God, Negative, Vision, Christian, Body, Focus, Light, Now)

"Try not thinking of peeling an orange. Try not imagining the juice running down your fingers, the soft inner part of the peel. The smell. Try and you can't. The brain doesn't process negatives."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: Running, Thinking)

"Unfortunately my career began in Hollywood, doing a negative pickup for Universal pictures."
- Alex Cox
(Related: Negative, Career, Hollywood)

"An investigator starts research in a new field with faith, a foggy idea, and a few wild experiments. Eventually the interplay of negative and positive results guides the work. By the time the research is completed, he or she knows how it should have been started and conducted."
- Donald Cram
(Related: Time, Faith, Work, Idea, Negative, Positive, Research, Results)

"I think you need a really strong businessperson running the state, a person who's used to turning negatives into positives, which is what happens in business."
- Mike Curb
(Related: Business, Running, State)

"You can't live a positive life with a negative mind and if you have a positive outcome you have a positive income and just to have more positivity and just to kind of laugh it off."
- Miley Cyrus
(Related: Life, Negative, Positive, Income, Mind)

"It is important to expect nothing, to take every experience, including the negative ones, as merely steps on the path, and to proceed."
- Ram Dass
(Related: Experience, Negative, Nothing)

"For the tiny percentage of people who are negatively affected by our embracing of standards, they can just get their sports somewhere else in the meantime. It's not like we're denying them hospital care."
- Mike Davidson
(Related: Sports, People, Care)

"I don't know why they're doing it. I have to assume that their motives are positive, not negative. But they don't understand the severity of the problem in this state."
- Gray Davis
(Related: Negative, Positive, Motives, State)

"The best proof of the high quality of American beef is the continued negative BSE findings supported by the highest surveillance possible. The administration should be working to increase our surveillance of BSE, not scaling it back."
- Rosa DeLauro
(Related: Quality, Negative, American, Proof)

"Somehow, it seems that the sadder a song is, the happier I feel. The release of emotions that many would label as "negative" is actually a liberating process for me."
- Grey DeLisle
(Related: Emotions, Song)

"Even if a woman is abused a very long time ago, it comes out in her life in a negative way."
- Catherine Deneuve
(Related: Life, Time, Negative, Woman)

"All these child stars grow up and they're knockin' over banks and getting prostitutes. I'm, like, one of the only people I know that has managed to dodge all of that negative crap."
- Dustin Diamond
(Related: People, Negative, Banks, Stars)

"The negative aspects of Scottish Nationalism are a kind of aggressive complacency, that sort of boasting; but that's an expression of insecurity, I think, of a lack of confidence."
- Douglas Dunn
(Related: Negative, Confidence, Expression, Insecurity, Nationalism)

"I think that the majority of messages are validating messages to confirm the survival of conscious. And many times that validation message is negative or sad."
- John Edward
(Related: Negative, Survival, Majority)

"I think if you're fame-hungry, go out to a nightclub and get drunk... why do that? I don't understand how some people would want fame so bad that they'd go out and get negative attention to earn it."
- Zac Efron
(Related: People, Negative, Attention, Fame, Want)

"Let's not be narrow, nasty, and negative."
- T. S. Eliot
(Related: Negative)

"I don't want to go negative on Franklin Delano Roosevelt, but he didn't pass an economic deal in the first 100 days. We have passed the largest Recovery Act in the history of the country."
- Rahm Emanuel
(Related: History, Negative, Act, Country, First, Want)

"They ended up spending a total, their campaign plus the independent, about 1.3 million. I only ended up spending about - not only, but I spent about 2 million. But I had no intention of doing that until I was attacked with a negative ad by an independent group."
- Rahm Emanuel
(Related: Negative, Intention)

"What President Bush did in his doctrine of preemptive strike and in his war in Afghanistan and in Iraq was to turn even his allies in Europe negatively toward America."
- Louis Farrakhan
(Related: War, Afghanistan, America, Doctrine, Europe, Iraq, President)

"I'm perplexed, though, by your application of the term 'negative' to my figural imagery."
- Brian Ferneyhough
"We were working with this lousy print and it just wasn't going to be good enough. I said that we should get the original negative and do it from that. Well, a couple guys pointed out that the negative was locked up over at Deluxe."
- David Fincher
(Related: Negative)

"Although, this is often used with negative connotations, I see ideology as an inherent part of culture."
- Dario Fo
(Related: Negative, Culture, Ideology)

"Tolerance is a very dull virtue. It is boring. Unlike love, it has always had a bad press. It is negative. It merely means putting up with people, being able to stand things."
- E. M. Forster
(Related: Love, People, Negative, Virtue, Being, Press, Tolerance)

"You must not allow yourself to dwell for a single moment on any kind of negative thought."
- Emmet Fox
(Related: Thought, Negative)

"In our music, in our everyday life, there are so many negative things. Why not have something positive and stamp it with blackness?"
- Jamie Foxx
(Related: Life, Music, Negative, Positive)

"Blaming mother is just a negative way of clinging to her still."
- Nancy Friday
(Related: Mother, Negative)

"I can do most anything and not have a problem with it. The only time I have negative attention is when I run naked through the streets brandishing a handgun."
- Janeane Garofalo
(Related: Time, Negative, Attention)

"I've come to understand that there's always something positive, even in a negative situation."
- Leif Garrett
(Related: Negative, Positive)

"It has been my policy not to respond to each of the many canards which have been part of the campaign to discredit my investigation, nor to waste time trying to prove negatives."
- Jim Garrison
(Related: Time, Policy, Investigation, Trying, Waste)

"Most performers don't admit this, because it sounds negative and performers are not supposed to be negative, but when I was on the road, I was lonely."
- Tom Glazer
(Related: Negative, Lonely, Road)

"I think we typically, as Northerners, stereotype what the South is in so many negative ways. We kind of forget all the beautiful things that they contribute to make this country a country."
- Genevieve Gorder
(Related: Negative, Country, Forget)

"Today 80 percent of all the oil that comes out of the Gulf is from 1,000 feet or more and today almost a third of it is more than 5,000 feet below the surface. What hasn't happened is the safety and the ability to respond to a negative event such as this blowout, has been far outrun by the technology of drilling itself. We need to close that gap."
- Bob Graham
(Related: Technology, Negative, Ability, Drilling, Feet, Oil, Safety, Today)

"I don't care what people call me, labels have the negative value of making smaller boundaries for people."
- Michael Graves
(Related: People, Negative, Care, Value)

"Either positive or negative comments are good because it shows I am still relevant."
- Justin Guarini
(Related: Negative, Positive)

"Laughter relieves us of superfluous energy, which, if it remained unused, might become negative, that is, poison. Laughter is the antidote."
- George Gurdjieff
(Related: Negative, Energy, Laughter, Poison)

"I don't want to talk about negative, dark things. The only thing I've got against stuff like Marilyn Manson is, they make unbelievable videos and unbelievable images."
- Sammy Hagar
(Related: Negative, Talk, Want)

"More negatives write than call. It's a cheap shot for me to go on the air with the critical letters or E-mail I get because the reaction of the listeners is always an instantaneous expression of sympathy for me and contempt for the poor critic."
- John Hall
(Related: Sympathy, Contempt, Expression, Letters, Poor)

"People deal too much with the negative, with what is wrong. Why not try and see positive things, to just touch those things and make them bloom?"
- Nhat Hanh
(Related: People, Negative, Positive, Wrong)

"The truth, Prime Minister, is that you have run out of our money. The country as a whole is now in negative equity. Every British child is born owing around 20,000 pounds. Servicing the interest on that debt is going to cost more than educating the child."
- Daniel Hannan
(Related: Money, Truth, Negative, Country, Debt, Interest, Now)

"Music has become a bigger business, and with that there is more pressure to succeed; I think that it creates a negative pressure for being creative."
- Jerry Harrison
(Related: Music, Business, Negative, Being, Pressure, Succeed)

"It's a clique that I've never been a part of. It's not like I identify them in a negative way."
- Randy Harrison
(Related: Negative)

"This also turned out to be negative, so there is no material in the Central Intelligence Agency, either in the records or in the mind of any of the individuals, that there was any contact had or even contemplated with him."
- Richard M. Helms
(Related: Intelligence, Negative, Mind)

"Research has shown that even small amounts of processed food alter the chemical balance in our brain and cause negative mood swings along with noticeable dips ill energy."
- Marilu Henner
(Related: Food, Negative, Balance, Cause, Energy, Research)

"Foods high in bad fats, sugar and chemicals are directly linked to many negative emotions, whereas whole, natural foods rich in nutrients - foods such as fruits, vegetables, grains and legumes - contribute to greater energy and positive emotions."
- Marilu Henner
(Related: Negative, Positive, Emotions, Energy)

"Oftentimes, when constituencies or sectors of opinion are distinct, when they are confronted with a situation where they're going to have to make a serious compromise, they react very negatively publicly, but they also recognize when they step back that this is right."
- John Hickenlooper
(Related: Compromise, Opinion, Right)

"The word power has such a generally negative implication in our society. What are people talking about? Are they talking about muscles, or control?"
- James Hillman
(Related: Power, Society, People, Control, Negative, Talking, Word)

"Some people act as though art that is for a mass audience is not good art, and I think this has been a very negative thing. I know that I have wanted very much to write books that are accessible to the widest audience possible."
- Bell Hooks
(Related: Art, People, Negative, Act, Books)

"A clear understanding of negative emotions dismisses them."
- Vernon Howard
(Related: Negative, Emotions, Understanding)

"Quit thinking that you must halt before the barrier of inner negativity. You need not. You can crash through... whatever we see a negative state, that is where we can destroy it."
- Vernon Howard
(Related: Negative, Negativity, State, Thinking)

"Positive anything is better than negative nothing."
- Elbert Hubbard
(Related: Negative, Positive, Nothing)

"The news is what it is. It's going to be good, it's going to be positive, it's going to be negative. It's going to have all sorts of effects on candidates always."
- Mark E. Hyman
(Related: Negative, Positive, News)

"People write negatives things, cause they feel that's what sells. Good news to them, doesn't sell."
- Michael Jackson
(Related: People, Cause, News)

"I play out negative fantasies for people. I'm the guy people love to hate. And they always remember the bad guy."
- Brion James
(Related: Love, People, Negative, Hate, Play)

"We must stop posing as victims of the West and behaving negatively towards the West. We must participate with the West on an equal footing in the reconstruction of the world."
- Tahar Ben Jelloun
(Related: Victims, World)

"I think sometimes negative campaigning, like so much, is in the eye of the beholder, and I don't think we'll ever get rid of it."
- Peter Jennings
(Related: Negative, Eye)

"When you do not know how to focus your thoughts effectively, they can become scattered, miscellaneous, and fixated on "stuff"-negative notions, toxic relationships, and situations from the past."
- Darren L. Johnson
(Related: Thoughts, Focus, Miscellaneous, Past, Relationships)

"Anyone can negatively criticize - it is the cheapest of all comment because it requires not a modicum of the effort that suggestion requires."
- Chuck Jones
(Related: Effort)

"If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome."
- Michael Jordan
(Related: Change, Negative, Expectations, Will)

"I never looked at the consequences of missing a big shot... when you think about the consequences you always think of a negative result."
- Michael Jordan
(Related: Negative, Consequences, Result)

"I never thought a role model should be negative."
- Michael Jordan
(Related: Thought, Negative)

"Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation."
- Michael Jordan
(Related: Negative, Positive)

"Tell me, why is the media here so negative? Why are we in India so embarrassed to recognise our own strengths, our achievements? We are such a great nation. We have so many amazing success stories but we refuse to acknowledge them. Why?"
- Abdul Kalam
(Related: Success, Negative, Media, Nation)

"The negative side is that sometimes it is beyond control."
- Mikhail Kalashnikov
(Related: Control, Negative)

"I've been looking at companies that are on a positive path vs. a negative path and I've come to use the language of sports, winning streaks and losing streaks."
- Rosabeth Moss Kanter
(Related: Sports, Negative, Positive, Winning, Language, Losing)

"Delete the negative; accentuate the positive!"
- Donna Karan
(Related: Negative)

"Accent your positive and delete your negative."
- Donna Karan
(Related: Negative, Positive)

"Affirmative action has a negative effect on our society when it means counting us like so many beans and dividing us into separate piles."
- John Kasich
(Related: Society, Action, Negative, Effect)

"If Iran does not change its policies, it won't be able to integrate into the international community and will become even more isolated than it is now, which likely will have a negative impact on the Iranian people."
- Moshe Katsav
(Related: Change, People, Negative, Community, Now, Will)

"The result is - document destruction - we're really not going to be able to prove beyond a truth the negatives and some of the positive conclusions that we're going to come to. There will be always unresolved ambiguity here."
- David Kay
(Related: Truth, Positive, Ambiguity, Destruction, Result, Will)

"I'm sure people in the business have said: She's too old for that part. I don't hear about it because your agent protects you from those negative things."
- Felicity Kendal
(Related: Business, People, Negative, Old)

"Maybe I'm being philosophical and spiritual, but I believe that if you put negative energy out there that that is what will come back."
- Persis Khambatta
(Related: Negative, Being, Energy, Spiritual, Will)

"We must concentrate not merely on the negative expulsion of war but the postive affirmation of peace."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: Peace, War, Negative, Affirmation)

"I dont really look at myself as a role model. And I just am the way I am and if people want to look up to me, they do. By no means do I like to give a negative image either."
- Jordan Knight
(Related: People, Negative, Want)

"We cannot and will not ban the creation of violent video games. But, we can prevent the distribution of these disturbing games to children, where their effects can be negative."
- Herb Kohl
(Related: Negative, Children, Creation, Games, Will)

"I would say this is not negative this is h, a hard part in gymnastics. You can't eat, whatever you want to eat. And what kind of meal you're supposed to have, you can't."
- Olga Korbut
(Related: Negative, Want)

"In London, the weather would affect me negatively. I react strongly to light. If it is cloudy and raining, there are clouds and rain in my soul."
- Jerzy Kosinski
(Related: Soul, Clouds, Light, London, Rain, Weather)

"Never make negative comments or spread rumors about anyone. It depreciates their reputation and yours."
- Brian Koslow
(Related: Negative, Reputation, Rumors)

"Research programmes, besides their negative heuristic, are also characterized by their positive heuristic."
- Imre Lakatos
(Related: Negative, Positive, Research)

"There exist thousands of Americans who have AIDS-defining diseases but are HIV negative."
- Serge Lang
(Related: Negative, Americans)

"You don't want to love - your eternal and abnormal craving is to be loved. You aren't positive, you're negative. You absorb, absorb, as if you must fill yourself up with love, because you've got a shortage somewhere."
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Related: Love, Negative, Positive, Want)

"Electricity is of two kinds, positive and negative. The difference is, I presume, that one comes a little more expensive, but is more durable; the other is a cheaper thing, but the moths get into it."
- Stephen Leacock
(Related: Negative, Positive, Difference, Electricity, Moths)

"You never know with politicians what they are really saying. And I don't say that in a negative way-they have an appalling job."
- James Lovelock
(Related: Negative, Job, Politicians, Saying)

"No tools have yet been met with in any of the gravels occurring at the higher levels of the valley of the Seine; but no importance can be attached to this negative fact, as so little search has yet been made for them."
- Charles Lyell
(Related: Negative, Fact, Importance, Tools)

"After I became a citizen, I felt freer to say what I thought about this country, both negative and positive. I think I had been, consciously and subconsciously, biting my tongue in the past."
- Robert MacNeil
(Related: Thought, Negative, Positive, Country, Past, Tongue)

"If you want to be negative about the whole thing you can say all guitar bands after the Beatles were just a waste of time because the Beatles were the best. I think it's far better to give new records a try."
- Stephen Malkmus
(Related: Time, Negative, Guitar, Want, Waste)

"It's funny, because my last record was a lot about isolation and people living in separate worlds that other people can't even understand, which drug addiction is the perfect negative example of."
- Aimee Mann
(Related: Funny, People, Negative, Addiction, Example, Isolation, Living)

"It's amazing how a competitive nature can turn a negative into something positive."
- Barry Mann
(Related: Nature, Negative, Positive)

"But when I first got cancer, after the initial shock and the fear and paranoia and crying and all that goes with cancer - that word means to most people ultimate death - I decided to see what I could do to take that negative and use it in a positive way."
- Herbie Mann
(Related: Death, People, Fear, Negative, Positive, Cancer, First, Paranoia, Word)

"Consumption may be regarded as negative production."
- Alfred Marshall
(Related: Negative, May, Production)

"The really great novel tends to be the exact negative of its author's life."
- Andre Maurois
(Related: Life, Negative)

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

"It just happened that the course of the campaign went negative we actually went positive for a little over a week and you do the tracking of poll numbers and it hurt us. So the public responded to those type of ads."
- Scott McCallum
(Related: Negative, Positive, Hurt, Numbers, Public)

"Europe is the unfinished negative of which America is the proof."
- Mary McCarthy
(Related: Negative, America, Europe, Proof)

"The immense popularity of American movies abroad demonstrates that Europe is the unfinished negative of which America is the proof."
- Mary McCarthy
(Related: Movies, Negative, America, American, Europe, Popularity, Proof)

"There must be a positive and negative in everything in the universe in order to complete a circuit or circle, without which there would be no activity, no motion."
- John McDonald
(Related: Negative, Positive, Order, Universe)

"Evil exists to glorify the good. Evil is negative good. It is a relative term. Evil can be transmuted into good. What is evil to one at one time, becomes good at another time to somebody else."
- Mencius
(Related: Time, Negative, Evil)

"I've often argued that oil and gas exploration is a state's rights issue. It is abundantly clear that the State of Florida does not want drilling to negatively affect its beaches and shores."
- Jeff Miller
(Related: Drilling, Exploration, Rights, Oil, State, Want)

"Photography is about light and what it does and how it is captured on a piece of negative."
- Matthew Modine
(Related: Negative, Light, Photography)

"But poets were not considered dangerous and they were advised to exercise self-censorship. At most, poets were requested not to write at all. I took advantage of this negative liberty."
- Eugenio Montale
(Related: Negative, Exercise, Liberty, Poets, Self)

"Question: Why are we Masters of our Fate, the captains of our souls? Because we have the power to control our thoughts, our attitudes. That is why many people live in the withering negative world. That is why many people live in the Positive Faith world."
- Alfred A. Montapert
(Related: Faith, Power, People, Control, Negative, Positive, Thoughts, Fate, World)

"The Iraq War marked the beginning of the end of network news coverage. Viewers saw the juxtaposition of the embedded correspondents reporting the war as it was actually unfolding and the jaundiced, biased, negative coverage of these same events in the network newsrooms."
- Dick Morris
(Related: War, Negative, Beginning, End, Events, Iraq, Network, News)

"I don't think nostalgia has to be negative."
- Van Morrison
(Related: Negative, Nostalgia)

"The negative side of football. The negative side of our society. People sometimes go to football and bring to it the negative aspects of our society."
- Jose Mourinho
(Related: Society, People, Negative, Football)

"In war, the army is not merely a pure consumer, but a negative producer."
- Louis Mumford
(Related: War, Negative, Army)

"None can be more negative in its impact than the limitation on human resource capacity."
- Said Musa
(Related: Negative)

"Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results."
- Willie Nelson
(Related: Negative, Positive, Thoughts, Results)

"So there was a fire inside me. And that fire inside you, it can be turned into a negative form or a positive form. And I gradually realised that I had this fire and that it had to be used in a positive way."
- John Newcombe
(Related: Negative, Positive, Fire)

"A lot of times people look at the negative side of what they feel they can't do. I always look on the positive side of what I can do."
- Chuck Norris
(Related: People, Negative, Positive)

"There's a reason people run negative ads... it's because they work."
- Anne Northup
(Related: Work, People, Negative, Reason)

"I consider it part of my responsibility as President of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Negative, Islam, Fight, President, Responsibility, states, United)

"One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals. And so when I hear about negative and false attacks, I really don't invest any energy in them, because I know who I am."
- Michelle Obama
(Related: Goals, Negative, Energy)

"For sure, you don't believe the good stuff. I mean, the good stuff is just insane - wacky. If you don't take it too much to heart, it does help when the negative stuff hits. And you know the negative stuff is coming. It's got to! What comes up must come down."
- Julia Ormond
(Related: Heart, Negative, Help)

"In private some critics have come up to me afterwards and told me they honestly enjoyed the movie. Then they'd tell me that they're still going to have to write it up negatively."
- Joe Pantoliano
"If people have a basic understanding of right from wrong, possess a strong desire to better themselves and persist in there cause, they can break the chain of any negative environment."
- Dave Pelzer
(Related: People, Negative, Cause, Desire, Environment, Right, Understanding, Wrong)

"They thought that I was a man with reasonable judgment, so I was never under pressure from my parents; I could do whatever I wanted. I never had a negative word from them, nothing whatsoever."
- Shimon Peres
(Related: Thought, Negative, Judgment, Man, Nothing, Parents, Pressure, Word)

"Every positive value has its price in negative terms... the genius of Einstein leads to Hiroshima."
- Pablo Picasso
(Related: Genius, Negative, Positive, Value)

"It's true that humanity has seen a succession of crises, wars and atrocities, but this negative side is offset by advances in technology and cultural exchanges."
- Abbe Pierre
(Related: Technology, Negative, Humanity)

"If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought."
- Peace Pilgrim
(Related: Thought, Negative, Thoughts)

"The oldest theory of contract is I think negative."
- Frederick Pollock
(Related: Negative, Theory)

"Negative feedback is better that none. I would rather have a man hate me than overlook me. As long as he hates me I make a difference."
- Hugh Prather
(Related: Negative, Difference, Hate, Man)

"I do like to write nasty songs. It's a useful weapon to have, and it's cathartic as well, because I create art out of anger, something positive out of something negative."
- Lisa Marie Presley
(Related: Art, Anger, Negative, Positive, Songs)

"Over emphatic negatives always suggest that what is being denied may be what is really being asserted."
- Jonathan Raban
(Related: Being, May)

"And they said if we help with the crisis, they would do a lot of positive acts. After we helped in those crises, they showed negative acts and the Japanese and Turks were ashamed."
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
(Related: Negative, Positive, Crisis, Help)

"I'm not satisfied with the progress of the work, but I am happy that the talks are going on. It might have a negative effect if the United States joins."
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
(Related: Work, Progress, Negative, Effect, states, United)

"I think if you go beyond a year - if this continues into the system in the out years, I think there is a risk and that - that we could have a negative reaction in the bond market and that will offset the good that was attempted to be done."
- Franklin Raines
(Related: Negative, Risk, Will, Years)

"The stubbornness I had as a child has been transmitted into perseverance. I can let go but I don't give up. I don't beat myself up about negative things."
- Phylicia Rashad
(Related: Negative, Perseverance)

"I think there's an enormous value to being negative. The world we live in today, negativity is not permitted."
- Godfrey Reggio
(Related: Negative, Being, Negativity, Today, Value, World)

"But in fact if you look at film as a metaphor, only through the negative can you have the positive print. What I'm trying to get to is the positive value of negation."
- Godfrey Reggio
(Related: Negative, Positive, Fact, Film, Metaphor, Trying, Value)

"You should tell yourself frequently 'I will only react to constructive suggestions.' This gives you positive ammunition against your own negative thoughts and those of others."
- Jane Roberts
(Related: Negative, Positive, Thoughts, Will)

"Tax increases appear to have a very large sustained and highly significant negative impact on output."
- Christina Romer
(Related: Negative, Tax, Tax increases)

"People from both political parties have long recognized that welfare without work creates negative incentives that lead to permanent poverty. It robs people of self-esteem."
- Mitt Romney
(Related: Work, People, Negative, Poverty, Self, Welfare)

"Sometimes the most positive thing you can be in a boring society is absolutely negative."
- Johnny Rotten
(Related: Society, Negative, Positive)

"The name 'reservation' has a negative connotation among Native Americans - an intern camp of sorts."
- John Russell
(Related: Negative, Americans, Name, Native Americans)

"And I'm a believer that you take a negative and turn it into a positive, and as it turned out, it was one of the best things that ever happened to me. And so I do appreciate the Ranger staff and the Ranger organization for giving me that opportunity."
- Nolan Ryan
(Related: Opportunity, Negative, Positive, Giving)

"The rate of return on Social Security for people nearing retirement is about 1.5 percent. By the time young children like mine are ready to retire, that rate of return will be a negative percentage."
- Paul Ryan
(Related: Time, People, Negative, Children, Retirement, Security, Will)

"I don't like the negative of reality tv - the 'you're no good, so you have to leave, I choose you, but I thought you really loved me.' It's all about how bad people are and I just hate that. I like Pimp my Ride where someone is helping somebody."
- Bob Saget
(Related: Thought, People, Negative, Hate, Reality)

"I didn't and don't go to Internet for any business purposes. The book sales for me by this point are way beyond any influence I might have, positively, or others might have, negatively."
- R. A. Salvatore
(Related: Business, Influence, Internet, Sales)

"Also, there are authors and publicists using the Internet to manipulate opinion, both positively for a work and negatively against the competition. I don't do this and can't stomach it, honestly."
- R. A. Salvatore
(Related: Work, Competition, Internet, Opinion)

"When our spelling is perfect, it's invisible. But when it's flawed, it prompts strong negative associations."
- Marilyn vos Savant
(Related: Negative, Spelling)

"Kant introduced the concept of the negative into philosophy. Would it not also be worthwhile to try to introduce the concept of the positive into philosophy?"
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
(Related: Negative, Positive, Philosophy)

"It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts."
- Robert H. Schuller
(Related: Thought, Negative, Positive, Thoughts, Army, Chance)

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

"You learn far more from negative leadership than from positive leadership. Because you learn how not to do it. And, therefore, you learn how to do it."
- Norman Schwarzkopf
(Related: Leadership, Negative, Positive)

"Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one."
- Hans Selye
(Related: Attitude, Negative, Positive, Right, Stress)

"I don't like to read about myself, whether it be positive or negative."
- Chloe Sevigny
(Related: Negative, Positive)

"But with a rate of return of 1.6 percent or less, or a negative rate of return, our children and our grandchildren, if we do not make changes, will in fact not have a secure retirement. Indeed, they will not have the funds when they go to retire to even minimally get by."
- John Shadegg
(Related: Negative, Children, Fact, Retirement, Will)

"I confess that Roy was a little bit dictatorial in his editing and he ruined quite a number of my pictures, which he stopped doing later. He used to punch a hole through a negative. Some of them were incredibly valuable. He didn't understand at the time."
- Ben Shahn
(Related: Time, Negative)

"I think it's one of the main negative emotional ingredients that fuels show business, because there's so much at stake and the fear of failure looms large."
- Garry Shandling
(Related: Business, Fear, Failure, Negative)

"Information: the negative reciprocal value of probability."
- Claude Shannon
(Related: Negative, Value)

"My tastes lean toward the more negative, angry and eclectic."
- Josh Silver
(Related: Negative)

"I lean towards traditionally what people would consider the more negative side of life."
- Josh Silver
(Related: Life, People, Negative)

"I do my job in Type O Negative."
- Josh Silver
(Related: Negative, Job)

"I hate negative songs; I won't sing them. It doesn't matter if it's sold 2 million more albums."
- Ricky Skaggs
(Related: Negative, Hate, Songs)

"There's so much negative imagery of black fatherhood. I've got tons of friends that are doing the right thing by their kids, and doing the right thing as a father - and how come that's not as newsworthy?"
- Will Smith
(Related: Father, Negative, Friends, Kids, Right)

"The criminalization of marijuana did not prevent marijuana from becoming the most widely used illegal substance in the United States and many other countries. But it did result in extensive costs and negative consequences."
- George Soros
(Related: Negative, Consequences, Countries, Result, states, United)

"Terrorism is a real despair. These are people for whom life has been so negative that they're willing to die if they can take down some of their enemies."
- John Shelby Spong
(Related: Life, People, Negative, Despair, Enemies, Terrorism)

"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)

"There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative."
- W. Clement Stone
(Related: People, Attitude, Negative, Positive, Difference)

"Bondage is - subjection to external influences and internal negative thoughts and attitudes."
- W. Clement Stone
(Related: Negative, Thoughts)

"Speakers are not supposed to waste time on platitudes, but the capacity of this generation for ignoring the obvious and concentrating on the negative and the obscure is immense."
- Arthur H. Sulzberger
(Related: Time, Negative, Obvious, Waste)

"Most of the Ten Commandments are negative. The purpose of law is not to mandate good behavior. That concept comes from the French Revolution."
- Randall Terry
(Related: Negative, Purpose, Behavior, Revolution, Law)

"You define a good flight by negatives: you didn't get hijacked, you didn't crash, you didn't throw up, you weren't late, you weren't nauseated by the food. So you are grateful."
- Paul Theroux
(Related: Food)

"The Catholic Church - it's so difficult because I don't want say anything offensive but it makes me very angry that religious leaders from this faith have tried to respond negatively to sexual education and to the promotion of condom use."
- Emma Thompson
(Related: Education, Faith, Church, Leaders, Promotion, Religious, Want)

"Social history might be defined negatively as the history of a people with the politics left out."
- G. M. Trevelyan
(Related: History, Politics, People)

"I'm really thankful to God, man. Like now, I'm really making a real comeback with my group. With or without a record, with or without a movie. And behind all the negative press behind this movie."
- Ike Turner
(Related: God, Negative, Man, Now, Press)

"You come home, and you party. But after that, you get a hangover. Everything about that is negative."
- Mike Tyson
(Related: Home, Negative, Party)

"To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives."
- Denis Waitley
(Related: Forget, Self)

"But to me nothing - the negative, the empty - is exceedingly powerful."
- Alan Watts
(Related: Negative, Nothing)

"Negative things, and they were all deliberate and I'm not going to say who they were but I know who they were and it was in the business, and that's not a good sign."
- Andrew Lloyd Webber
(Related: Business, Negative)

"Growing up, I didn't give my grandfather's photography a second thought. I wasn't involved in his work, except that I helped my dad print his negatives."
- Kim Weston
(Related: Dad, Work, Thought, Growing up, Photography)

"I have always been pushed by the negative. The apparent failure of a play sends me back to my typewriter that very night, before the reviews are out. I am more compelled to get back to work than if I had a success."
- Tennessee Williams
(Related: Success, Work, Failure, Negative, Night, Play)

"It would be ridiculous for me to say anything negative regarding blacks having an equal opportunity on TV."
- Flip Wilson
(Related: Opportunity, Negative)

"Neutrality is a negative word. It does not express what America ought to feel. We are not trying to keep out of trouble; we are trying to preserve the foundations on which peace may be rebuilt."
- Woodrow Wilson
(Related: Peace, Negative, America, May, Neutrality, Trouble, Trying, Word)

"When you act dramatically in that way it often has a consequence that is very negative."
- George Woodcock
(Related: Negative, Act)

"A moment's reflection shows that Liberalism is entirely negative. It is not a formative force, but always and only a disintegrating force."
- Francis Parker Yockey
(Related: Negative, Force, Liberalism, Reflection)

"Liberalism can only be defined negatively. It is a mere critique, not a living idea."
- Francis Parker Yockey
(Related: Idea, Liberalism, Living)

"I don't want to sell myself short. You hurt your spouse, not so much by the infidelity, but by the negative feelings about yourself that you bring home."
- Michael Zaslow
(Related: Home, Feelings, Negative, Hurt, Infidelity, Want)

"Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will."
- Zig Ziglar
(Related: Negative, Positive, Positive thinking, Will)