Quotes and Sayings about Perspective



"I see and write things first as an artist, second as a woman, and third as a New Yorker. All three have built-in perspectives that aren't neutral."
- Laurie Anderson
(Related: Artist, First, Woman)

"Canada is a good country to be from. It has a gentler slower pace - it lends perspective."
- Paul Anka
(Related: Canada, Country, Perspective)

"In a world of prayer, we are all equal in the sense that each of us is a unique person, with a unique perspective on the world, a member of a class of one."
- W. H. Auden
(Related: Class, Perspective, Prayer, Sense, World)

"Though my books are written from a historical perspective, I have goon so far back that I am in the realm of prehistorical speculation rather than simple historical fact to weave my stories around."
- Jean M. Auel
(Related: Books, Fact, Perspective)

"Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Truth, Fact, Opinion, Perspective)

"I tell my environmental friends that they have won. Every issue we look at from an energy perspective is now also looked at from an environmental perspective."
- Joe Barton
(Related: Environmental, Energy, Friends, Now, Perspective)

"When I came to Congress, I came to bring what I thought was a real-world business perspective to government because, in the business world, I spent over 20 years in the high-tech industry, but it certainly was not unique."
- Melissa Bean
(Related: Business, Government, Thought, Congress, Perspective, World, Years)

"I sort of leave the character at the end of the day. I don't carry anything around with me - no excess baggage or unnecessary thoughts. I think it's too exhausting to do that. To put things into perspective - your work is your work, and your leisure time is something else."
- Sean Bean
(Related: Time, Work, Character, Thoughts, Day, End, Excess, Leisure, Perspective)

"As a regent, I hope to bring that important perspective of a typical family visitor in combination with my background as a Member of Congress and a proponent of the Smithsonian's efforts to reach all Americans."
- Xavier Becerra
(Related: Family, Hope, Americans, Congress, Perspective)

"If you're religious, it gives you a perspective."
- Martha Beck
(Related: Perspective, Religious)

"The manager has a short-range view; the leader has a long-range perspective."
- Warren G. Bennis
(Related: Manager, Leader, Perspective)

"From a security perspective, if you're connected, you're screwed."
- Daniel J. Bernstein
(Related: Perspective, Security)

"I think it's going to take my whole life to sort of get people to know what my perspective is."
- Suzy Bogguss
(Related: Life, People, Perspective)

"If you ever get rich and famous, by definition you are special. You have done something special, and therefore you start to behave special. Then if the floor drops out, and you become down and out, you have a really new perspective."
- Danny Bonaduce
(Related: Famous, Perspective)

"I am certain more emergency supplemental bills will be needed before this process is concluded. In fact, there is a point I have repeated several times recently which keeps the enormity of this situation in perspective."
- Jo Bonner
(Related: Fact, Perspective, Will)

"I try to maintain the perspective that life is meant to be laughed at."
- Nicholas Brendon
(Related: Life, Perspective)

"There is a reasonable concern that posting raw data can be misleading for those who are not trained in its use and who do not have the broader perspective within which to place a particular piece of data that is raw."
- Stephen Cambone
(Related: Concern, Misleading, Perspective)

"Writing has laws of perspective, of light and shade just as painting does, or music. If you are born knowing them, fine. If not, learn them. Then rearrange the rules to suit yourself."
- Truman Capote
(Related: Music, Laws, Light, Painting, Perspective, Rules, Writing)

"And, obviously as a, as one who likes to travel around myself a lot, I think the Earth is a beautiful place. And, I'm looking forward to some new perspectives."
- Duane G. Carey
(Related: Travel, Earth)

"One of the saddest realities is that we never know when our lives are at their peak. Only after it is over and we have some kind of perspective do we realize how good we had it a day, a month, five years ago."
- Jonathan Carroll
(Related: Day, Perspective, Years)

"And I'd say one of the great lessons I've learned over the past couple of decades, from a management perspective, is that really when you come down to it, it really is all about people and all about leadership."
- Steve Case
(Related: Leadership, People, Management, Past, Perspective)

"You have to get along with people, but you also have to recognize that the strength of a team is different people with different perspectives and different personalities."
- Steve Case
(Related: People, Strength)

"So you have to force yourself out of a comfort zone and really try to figure out what are the key ingredients, the key skill sets, the key perspectives that are necessary, and then figure out a way to attract the very best people to fill those particular roles."
- Steve Case
(Related: People, Comfort, Force, Key, Skill, Zone)

"It's stunning to me what kind of an impact even one person can have if they have the right passion, perspective and are able to align the interest of a great team."
- Steve Case
(Related: Interest, Passion, Perspective, Right)

"If you're doing something new you've got to have a vision. You've got to have a perspective. You've got to have some north star you're aiming for, and you just believe somehow you'll get there, which kind of gets to the passion point."
- Steve Case
(Related: Vision, Passion, Perspective)

"At some point you start seeing the difference between what you really want, and what is your priority order. I feel that today I know what I want. That's the problem with perspective, as well as focus and concentration."
- Nick Cave
(Related: Difference, Focus, Order, Perspective, Today, Want)

"I do want to try to put things in perspective today relative to the U.S.-Canada relationship. I would like to start by talking about how important this relationship is to the people of the United States."
- Paul Cellucci
(Related: People, Perspective, states, Talking, Today, United, Want)

"Like Canada, we very much wanted the United Nations to be a relevant and effective body. But once those efforts failed, we no longer saw things from a multilateral perspective. For us, now, it is much more basic than that. It is about family."
- Paul Cellucci
(Related: Family, Body, Canada, Nations, Now, Perspective, United)

"The world itself looks cleaner and so much more beautiful. Maybe we can make it that way - the way God intended it to be - by giving everyone, eventually, that new perspective from out in space."
- Roger B. Chaffee
(Related: God, Giving, Perspective, Space, World)

"Now, I'm not suggesting we're going to wait 40 years or even four years, but I think we have to put in perspective the fact that we've come quite a distance. We have quite a distance to come - go, as well."
- Michael Chertoff
(Related: Fact, Now, Perspective, Years)

"And I think from a male perspective, we have men talking about their feelings and it being okay."
- Morris Chestnut
(Related: Men, Feelings, Being, Perspective, Talking)

"A lot of times, women don't get the male perspective in regards to a relationship, what men go through when they're not really dealing well."
- Morris Chestnut
(Related: Men, Women, Perspective)

"It is not easy to see how the more extreme forms of nationalism can long survive when men have seen the Earth in its true perspective as a single small globe against the stars."
- Arthur C. Clarke
(Related: Men, Earth, Extreme, Nationalism, Perspective, Stars)

"The purpose of this study is to offer a logical, practical, pragmatic proof of the existence of God from a purely scientific perspective."
- John Clayton
(Related: God, Purpose, Existence, Perspective, Proof, Study)

"I never saw an ugly thing in my life: for let the form of an object be what it may, - light, shade, and perspective will always make it beautiful."
- John Constable
(Related: Light, May, Perspective, Ugly, Will)

"When you're in the muck you can only see muck. If you somehow manage to float above it, you still see the muck but you see it from a different perspective. And you see other things too. That's the consolation of philosophy."
- David Cronenberg
(Related: Perspective, Philosophy)

"Time puts things in proper perspective."
- Cameron Crowe
(Related: Time, Perspective)

"I went further and further back through the centuries to get a sense of perspective but now at least I understand why Irish history evokes such strong passions and emotions."
- James D'arcy
(Related: History, Emotions, Irish, Now, Perspective, Sense)

"My perspective is that you should be IN the world, but not OF the world."
- Dave Davies
(Related: Perspective, World)

"My perspective is a lil different 'cus im from Manhattan ."
- Kool Moe Dee
(Related: Perspective)

"Chelsea Morning is a great Joni Mitchell song and I guess I'm partial to her lyrics because they show me a slightly different perspective on life."
- Neil Diamond
(Related: Life, Perspective, Song)

"From the perspective of mere representation, the external world always remains only a phenomenon."
- Wilhelm Dilthey
(Related: Perspective, World)

"Laughter can bring a new perspective."
- Christopher Durang
(Related: Laughter, Perspective)

"One billion people in 175 countries will mark Earth Day. That puts tea parties in perspective, doesn't it?"
- Greg Dworkin
(Related: People, Countries, Day, Earth, Perspective, Tea, Will)

"I still write the same way and have the same perspective."
- Kenneth Edmonds
(Related: Perspective)

"Other people's perspective, just seeing the sexy image, might be that I take my sexuality very seriously. But I really don't. I like being sexy. It's fun, and I have had a nice little career off it."
- Carmen Electra
(Related: People, Being, Career, Fun, Perspective, Sexuality)

"With any story I write, I could actually write it from three or four different perspectives, which would end with a completely different moral at the end."
- Tracey Emin
(Related: End)

"Similarly, it is argued that the culture of Islam is incompatible with democracy. Basically, this conventional perspective of the Middle East thus contends that democracy in that region is neither possible nor even desirable."
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan
(Related: Islam, Culture, Democracy, Perspective)

"From a social perspective, I am looking for friends, not acolytes."
- John Fahey
(Related: Friends, Perspective)

"And then in 1956 or 1957 my family went over to Europe and I moved over with them, and immediately people in Europe thought my perspective on that issue was 100% correct."
- Warren Farrell
(Related: Family, Thought, People, Europe, Perspective)

"Meditation is the soul's perspective glass."
- Owen Feltham
(Related: Soul, Meditation, Perspective)

"I think Anna and the King is a look at Asia from the Asian perspective, reflecting the Asian experience, which is very rare."
- Jodie Foster
(Related: Experience, Perspective)

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

"There are always things to examine. What's great is not feeling that I have to refuse any of them. Maybe no good from a PR perspective, but from the point of view of everyday life, it keeps things interesting."
- Fred Frith
(Related: Life, Feeling, Perspective)

"So you're dealing with a coach, and you're dealing with a guy who's actually experienced NBA basketball from a player's perspective and actually goes about it that way."
- Kevin Garnett
(Related: Basketball, Coach, Perspective)

"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)

"All I can do is assess the value from Manchester United perspective. Whatever Chelsea do, they may have a different criteria, and different financial assets."
- David Gill
(Related: Financial, May, Perspective, United, Value)

"I just sort of take it from a character perspective, and I don't know if he was necessarily spiritual, but I do think he had hope. He was a character that was comfortable having hope in his life, and hope is faith."
- Ryan Gosling
(Related: Faith, Life, Character, Hope, Perspective, Spiritual)

"I'm not sure Kinsey has changed in these first twelve books. I think the reader learns more about her, but from Kinsey's perspective, only three years have passed while the rest of us have been getting older at a much faster clip."
- Sue Grafton
(Related: Books, First, Perspective, Rest, Years)

"Perspective is the most important thing to have in life."
- Lauren Graham
(Related: Life, Perspective)

"From a reality perspective, I'm sure part of that is true, but this is the largest blackout in U.S. history. If that is not a signal that we have got a problem that needs to be fixed, I don't know what is."
- Jennifer Granholm
(Related: History, Needs, Perspective, Reality)

"Libel actions, when we look at them in perspective, are an ornament of a civilized society. They have replaced, after all, at least in most cases, a resort to weapons in defense of a reputation."
- Henry Anatole Grunwald
(Related: Society, Actions, Defense, Perspective, Reputation, Weapons)

"Eventually the bad stuff I'm writing turns into better stuff. Other times, I've just walked away from what I was working on, and figured I'd have a better perspective when I came back to it."
- Margaret Haddix
(Related: Perspective, Writing)

"My kid could get a bad X-ray and I could get a call from the doctor saying I have something growing in my bum and that would change my perspective on everything instantaneously, on what is and what is not important."
- Tom Hanks
(Related: Change, Perspective, Saying)

"And I think I have a perspective about Hollywood that you don't see very often in the press."
- Patricia Heaton
(Related: Hollywood, Perspective, Press)

"If someone is being absolutely critical of me as a driver, what could they say? I am also critical of myself to try and keep things in perspective. That is very important."
- Damon Hill
(Related: Being, Perspective)

"My mother keeps things in perspective for me. She makes me realize that the acting I do and love is no more important than what one of my brothers does-he works in a shoe repair shop. If my career ever tapers off, I'll go to college."
- Dana Hill
(Related: Love, Mother, Acting, Brothers, Career, College, Perspective)

"It is essential to employ, trust, and reward those whose perspective, ability, and judgment are radically different from yours. It is also rare, for it requires uncommon humility, tolerance, and wisdom."
- Dee Hock
(Related: Wisdom, Trust, Ability, Humility, Judgment, Perspective, Reward, Tolerance)

"I've always had the perspective that roles come into my life when I need them most and sort of teach me lessons. The same can be true of films, films are released into society to aid in a lesson, inspire people, comfort people."
- Bryce Dallas Howard
(Related: Life, Society, People, Comfort, Perspective)

"Becoming a father, I think it inevitably changes your perspective of life. I don't get nearly enough sleep. And the simplest things in life are completely satisfying. I find you don't have to do as much, like you don't go on as many outings."
- Hugh Jackman
(Related: Life, Father, Perspective, Sleep)

"The largest challenge that we face, from my perspective, is the ability to continue moving forward so the agency will have a single mission: that is, to provide decent, safe, and affordable housing."
- Alphonso Jackson
(Related: Ability, Challenge, Perspective, Will)

"I recognize that virtually every company that comes in here has a perspective. It's often not difficult to understand why they have the perspective that they have."
- Charles James
(Related: Company, Perspective)

"There is not an issue that a woman cannot bring a perspective to."
- Eddie Bernice Johnson
(Related: Perspective, Woman)

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

"From a scientific perspective there is some indication that a nuclear war could deplete the earth's ozone layer or, less likely, could bring on a new Ice Age - but there is no suggestion that either the created order or mankind would be destroyed in the process."
- Herman Kahn
(Related: Age, War, Earth, Mankind, Order, Perspective)

"To the extent that the judicial profession becomes the daily routine of deciding cases on the most secure precedents and the narrowest grounds available, the judicial mind atrophies and its perspective shrinks."
- Irving R. Kaufman
(Related: Mind, Perspective, Precedents, Profession, Routine)

"Perspective is worth 80 IQ points."
- Alan Kay
(Related: Perspective, Worth)

"It's a new perspective where I got a role in and they are just spewed out of my mouth."
- Kerry King
(Related: Perspective)

"This is the time to pull together as a Nation, as different people from all over the States with different perspectives and different social statuses and different income brackets, to unify into one and help those on the ground who need our help the most."
- Jack Kingston
(Related: Time, People, Help, Income, Nation, states)

"He hasn't said whether he remembers the episode itself - or, if he doesn't, whether that is because it never happened or because it happened too often to keep track. More important, he hasn't said what he thinks about it all from the perspective of 2003."
- Michael Kinsley
(Related: Perspective)

"When you do find humor in trying times, one of the first and most important changes you experience is that you see your perplexing problems in a new way - you suddenly have a new perspective on them."
- Allen Klein
(Related: Experience, Humor, First, Perspective, Problems, Trying)

"A little perspective, like a little humor, goes a long way."
- Allen Klein
(Related: Humor, Perspective)

"I guess I don't have a proper perspective on my fame; if I did, I don't think I'd like it."
- Calvin Klein
(Related: Fame, Perspective)

"Emotions get in the way but they don't pay me to start crying at the loss of 269 lives. They pay me to put some perspective on the situation."
- Ted Koppel
(Related: Emotions, Loss, Perspective)

"And each of these perspectives comes to the same conclusion, which is that our global economy is out of control and performing contrary to basic principles of market economics."
- David Korten
(Related: Control, Economics, Economy, Principles)

"If you nurture your mind, body, and spirit, your time will expand. You will gain a new perspective that will allow you to accomplish much more."
- Brian Koslow
(Related: Time, Body, Gain, Mind, Perspective, Spirit, Will)

"I influenced the BG style by not being able to draw perspective. The BG artists developed cool graphic painting styles to make my bad backgrounds look like they were that way on purpose."
- John Kricfalusi
(Related: Purpose, Artists, Being, Painting, Perspective, Style)

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

"I enjoy catching our show whenever I can. It does get very weird to watch myself, it's always been that way, but at the same time, it's part of my job to see what kind of job I'm doing and to get a perspective on where I'm taking the character."
- James Lafferty
(Related: Time, Character, Job, Perspective)

"The more we can get together and talk about various perspectives, feelings, beliefs, the better."
- William P. Leahy
(Related: Feelings, Beliefs, Talk)

"The good thing from my perspective is that nobody puts any pressure on me to say what it's going to be. The backers accept that they don't know what they are going to get."
- Mike Leigh
(Related: Perspective, Pressure)

"Most people's historical perspective begins with the day of their birth."
- Rush Limbaugh
(Related: People, Day, Perspective)

"Up there with my awards, I have a great big statue of Groucho Marx, just to put everything in perspective."
- John Lithgow
(Related: Awards, Perspective)

"Actors have an unusual perspective on clothing. You've really got to know the impact of what you're wearing on the character you're playing."
- Kyle MacLachlan
(Related: Character, Actors, Perspective)

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

"The intentions of record companies are not good, from the musician's perspective."
- Melissa Auf der Maur
(Related: Intentions, Perspective)

"I like my friends to be the hitters. The pitchers, they all have the same brain as I do. The hitters see the game from a different perspective."
- Joe Mays
(Related: Friends, Perspective)

"Well, you know, I have always had an issue with the whole weight thing with people in general because I happen to love how big women look. I mean, it's all a perspective. It's all an opinion, and I think sort of the Rubenesque, voluptuous body is a lot sexier than the boney bag of bones with fake everything."
- Debi Mazar
(Related: Love, Women, People, Body, Opinion, Perspective, Weight)

"I've said we need to look at things from the perspective of working people and taxpayers, not from the perspective of government and government officials."
- Scott McCallum
(Related: Government, People, Perspective)

"I'm coming up on 40 next year, and after making so many records and doing music for so long, I'm looking for a change and a different perspective. And every now and then, I think I have something I want to say."
- Tim McGraw
(Related: Change, Music, Now, Perspective, Want)

"One only has to look at the performance of the economy to understand how it shapes the perspective of America's youth about military service."
- John M. McHugh
(Related: Performance, America, Economy, Military, Perspective, Service, Youth)

"I haven't turned into some rich monster. I've kept my perspective. But I am a bit spoiled. It's hard not to be a little spoiled by having a lot of money."
- Christine McVie
(Related: Money, Perspective)

"It's a miracle to be an actor and to know that you have a job to go to a year from now is a rare thing, so I think peace of mind and financial stability come with that. Hopefully I'm a little wiser and have a little more perspective in my life than I did then."
- Debra Messing
(Related: Life, Peace, Financial, Actor, Job, Mind, Now, Perspective, Stability)

"There's an easygoing nature that comes with a perspective of things that aren't as important as we make them sometimes."
- Marguerite Moreau
(Related: Nature, Perspective)

"The story follows the whole family. But pretty much all the characters who are in jail have written a book about it, so you've got their perspective of it, however skewed they want you to see it."
- Marguerite Moreau
(Related: Family, Perspective, Pretty, Want)

"Distance not only gives nostalgia, but perspective, and maybe objectivity."
- Robert Morgan
(Related: Nostalgia, Perspective)

"Humor is perhaps a sense of intellectual perspective: an awareness that some things are really important, others not; and that the two kinds are most oddly jumbled in everyday affairs."
- Christopher Morley
(Related: Humor, Awareness, Sense)

"There are lots of stories about my culture that I think bring a whole other perspective to who we are and where we have been and how we got here that I think need to be done."
- Joe Morton
(Related: Culture, Perspective)

"I'm not allowing my perspective to be dictated by the dominant culture."
- Holly Near
(Related: Culture, Perspective)

"To come to a concert and hear a lot of songs from a female perspective should not make men say, 'Oh well, that's for women'."
- Holly Near
(Related: Men, Women, Perspective, Songs)

"I think one of the political problems we have in this country is the perspective that all soccer moms think alike, all African-Americans think alike."
- Anne Northup
(Related: African, Country, Perspective, Problems, Soccer)

"I wanted to stimulate thought instead of throwing things out or try to give a perspective. I just put stuff up and it's up for two or three weeks and I get tired of it, so I take it down and put something else up."
- Krist Novoselic
(Related: Thought, Perspective)

"A good lesson in keeping your perspective is: Take your job seriously but don't take yourself seriously."
- Thomas P. O'Neill
(Related: Job, Perspective)

"The scientific perspective of the world, especially the living world, inexorably impresses on us a dynamic picture of the world of entities and structures involved in continuous and incessant change and in process without ceasing."
- Arthur Peacocke
(Related: Change, Living, Perspective, World)

"Faith gives you an inner strength and a sense of balance and perspective in life."
- Gregory Peck
(Related: Faith, Life, Strength, Balance, Perspective, Sense)

"Everyone sees drama from his own perspective."
- Jean-Marie Le Pen
(Related: Drama, Perspective)

"One of my great joys in life is being a pilot. There is a great sense of freedom in soaring through the sky. You get a different perspective up there. Seeing things that aren't so apparent from the ground."
- Sonny Perdue
(Related: Life, Being, Freedom, Perspective, Sense, Sky)

"You can measure a programmer's perspective by noting his attitude on the continuing vitality of FORTRAN."
- Alan Perlis
(Related: Attitude, Measure, Perspective, Vitality)

"I'm now doing three things: concerts, conducting, and teaching, and they each support each other. I learn to see things from different perspectives and listen with different ears. The most important thing that you need to do is really listen."
- Itzhak Perlman
(Related: Now, Support, Teaching)

"Language is not merely a set of unrelated sounds, clauses, rules, and meanings; it is a total coherent system of these integrating with each other, and with behavior, context, universe of discourse, and observer perspective."
- Kenneth L. Pike
(Related: Behavior, Language, Perspective, Rules, Universe)

"In fact, I think that Governor Clinton, when he was running, and President Clinton, when he was serving, actually governed with a wide range of advisors and a perspective that blended the best of ideas from the center and the left."
- John Podesta
(Related: Ideas, Fact, Perspective, President, Running)

"It makes sense that whatever the topic is, it's more compelling if you can provide the audience with a range of perspectives, and you can cross disciplines. And you don't have to control what people take out of it."
- Bernice Johnson Reagon
(Related: People, Control, Sense)

"As we abide in sleep, intuitively resonating with the sum of all our experiences - this life and beyond - we gain refreshing perspective on our efforts and have an opportunity to remember what we know."
- Henry Reed
(Related: Life, Opportunity, Gain, Perspective, Sleep)

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

"As state leaders, I think its important for us to provide our perspectives on issues we face every day - like access to school spending, access to health care and governing in a global economy."
- Bill Richardson
(Related: Health, Care, Day, Economy, Leaders, School, State)

"When a scientist is ahead of his times, it is often through misunderstanding of current, rather than intuition of future truth. In science there is never any error so gross that it won't one day, from some perspective, appear prophetic."
- Jean Rostand
(Related: Science, Truth, Day, Error, Future, Intuition, Perspective)

"And as I ask for your forgiveness, I also ask for your support to keep all things in perspective and keep all things in proportion. The good of nine years versus the bad."
- John Rowland
(Related: Forgiveness, Perspective, Support, Years)

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

"That's what makes a character interesting from an actor's perspective - the more screwed up, the better."
- Jeri Ryan
(Related: Character, Actor, Perspective)

"I think there's an ongoing effort involved in trying to get a bigger perspective, trying to let go of things that limit your capacity to love and be loved or your capacity to hear and to really speak."
- Meg Ryan
(Related: Love, Effort, Perspective, Trying)

"The law of unintended consequences pushes us ceaselessly through the years, permitting no pause for perspective."
- Richard Schickel
(Related: Consequences, Law, Perspective, Years)

"It's no longer just reporting the headlines of the day, but trying to put the headlines into some context and to add some perspective into what they mean."
- Bob Schieffer
(Related: Day, Perspective, Trying)

"In war, when a commander becomes so bereft of reason and perspective that he fails to understand the dependence of arms on Divine guidance, he no longer deserves victory."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: War, Victory, Dependence, Guidance, Perspective, Reason)

"The very damaging, frightening part of postpartum is the lack of perspective and the lack of priority and understanding what is really important."
- Brooke Shields
(Related: Perspective, Understanding)

"The irony of that is, what makes it kind of ironic, is when you do become successful as a professional athlete in particular, a lot of the young children who are emulating these stars do have a different perspective."
- Frank Shorter
(Related: Successful, Children, Irony, Perspective, Stars)

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

"The first thing you need to know, in order to establish some perspective and avoid panic, is that the violent government excesses we're seeing today are far from unprecedented."
- L. Neil Smith
(Related: Government, First, Order, Perspective, Today)

"This wealth of experiences, personal and professional, have helped me appreciate the variety of perspectives that present themselves in every case that I hear."
- Sonia Sotomayor
(Related: Wealth, Present, Variety)

"We have as many planes of speech as does a painting planes of perspective which create perspective in a phrase. The most important word stands out most vividly defined in the very foreground of the sound plane. Less important words create a series of deeper planes."
- Konstantin Stanislavisky
(Related: Painting, Perspective, Sound, Speech, Word, Words)

"I've never lost perspective on who I am. Well, maybe briefly, but generally I'm pretty balanced."
- Sting
(Related: Perspective, Pretty)

"I have more perspective now, and am happier now. It's not that I don't want success, but I now know I can have success at a lower level and make much more money doing it by myself. I make $6 or $7 bucks a record vs. nothing off those other records."
- Matthew Sweet
(Related: Money, Success, Nothing, Now, Perspective, Want)

"So from an actor's perspective, you really have no idea how you're acting."
- Ice T
(Related: Idea, Acting, Actor, Perspective)

"It makes you more open, it gives you perspective, having a child."
- Tracey Ullman
(Related: Open, Perspective)

"How weird it was to drive streets I knew so well. What a different perspective."
- Suzanne Vega
(Related: Perspective)

"Look, we are a rock group. But you should see all those things in perspective. People tend to blow up everything into ridiculous proportions. And then the fun is gone real soon."
- Donnie Wahlberg
(Related: People, Fun, Perspective)

"You must look within for value, but must look beyond for perspective."
- Denis Waitley
(Related: Perspective, Value)

"Winners have the ability to step back from the canvas of their lives like an artist gaining perspective. They make their lives a work of art - an individual masterpiece."
- Denis Waitley
(Related: Art, Work, Ability, Artist, Perspective)

"You go into the disease as one person and come out of it as a different person. It has changed my perspective on everything. Things that used to upset me no longer do."
- Grete Waitz
(Related: Disease, Perspective)

"Passion has always been important to me. That won't change. What changes in a woman's perspective. I mean, I have two kids now. I'm a single parent balancing motherhood and my career. That changes the equation."
- Jody Watley
(Related: Change, Career, Kids, Motherhood, Now, Passion, Perspective, Woman)

"Our willingness to acknowledge that we only see half the picture creates the conditions that make us more attractive to others. The more sincerely we acknowledge our need for their different insights and perspectives, the more they will be magnetized to join us."
- Margaret J. Wheatley
(Related: Will)

"To put that into some perspective, when Bill Clinton and Al Gore had first taken the idea of the Kyoto Protocol up to the Congress, the United States Senate voted it down 95 to nothing."
- Christine Todd Whitman
(Related: Idea, Congress, First, Nothing, Perspective, Senate, states, United)

"I have to go on being a priest and bishop, that is, to celebrate God and what God has done in Jesus, and to offer in God's name whatever I can discern of God's perspective on the world around - something which involves both challenge and comfort."
- Rowan Williams
(Related: God, Being, Challenge, Comfort, Name, Perspective, World)

"Postmodernism refuses to privilege any one perspective, and recognizes only difference, never inequality, only fragments, never conflict."
- Elizabeth Wilson
(Related: Conflict, Difference, Inequality, Perspective, Privilege)

"Why is our fancy to be appalled by terrific perspectives of a hell beyond the grave?"
- Mary Wollstonecraft
(Related: Fancy, Grave, Hell)

"Too often a story is examined through biased eyes, without a sensitivity for everyone who forged it. It's seen from the point of view of the great white savior, and rarely is the perspective of the slave a part."
- Jeffrey Wright
(Related: Eyes, Perspective, Sensitivity)

"Time perspective is one of the most powerful influences on all of human behavior. We're trying to show how people become biased to being exclusively past-, present- or future-oriented."
- Philip Zimbardo
(Related: Time, People, Behavior, Being, Future, Past, Perspective, Present, Trying)