Quotes and Sayings about Pressure



"There is no such thing as talent. There is pressure."
- Alfred Adler
(Related: Talent, Pressure)

"The pressure of getting an order right is greater than sinking a putt."
- Amy Alcott
(Related: Order, Pressure, Right)

"'Favoritism' is always a factor, and pressure always build for the appointment of friends of influential supporters of the President, or for the nominees of powerful Member of Congress from the incoming President's party."
- Richard V. Allen
(Related: Congress, Friends, Party, President, Pressure)

"To try and raise a budget for a film that is strictly for adults and both strong and graphic in content is not easy, especially when there is pressure to spend serious money on good special effects."
- Dario Argento
(Related: Money, Content, Film, Pressure)

"Drinking intensifies all your pressures and your needs."
- Desi Arnaz
(Related: Drinking, Needs)

"There's always been a lot of pressure and tension on the line. If 'Pi' didn't work out, I have no idea what my career would be. I don't think I would have gotten another shot at it. If 'Requiem for a Dream' didn't work out, they would have called me a 'one-hit wonder with a sophomore slump'."
- Darren Aronofsky
(Related: Work, Idea, Dream, Career, Pressure, Tension, Wonder)

"I... was not too happy to suddenly take on this public role thrust upon me. They just assumed I was the Joan of Arc of the women's movement. And I wasn't at all. It put a lot of unnecessary pressure on me."
- Bea Arthur
(Related: Women, Pressure, Public)

"I mean there's enormous pressures to harmonize freedom of speech legislation and transparency legislation around the world - within the E.U., between China and the United States. Which way is it going to go? It's hard to see."
- Julian Assange
(Related: Freedom, Legislation, Speech, states, United, World)

"The majors, they have to control the distribution, the record outlets, the radio and, in some cases, even the venues. And downloading and pirating have also put pressure on the majors."
- Roy Ayers
(Related: Control, Pressure)

"Evil is the interruption of a truth by the pressure of particular or individual interests."
- Alain Badiou
(Related: Truth, Evil, Pressure)

"A newspaper is a circulating library with high blood pressure."
- Arthur Baer
(Related: Blood, Pressure)

"We've always been the development project that lived in a time pressured setting and always where commercial entities were relying heavily on releases in a certain time frame."
- Mitchell Baker
(Related: Time, Development, Project)

"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)

"There certainly is a lot of political pressure for states to adopt the new federal tax codes. But there is no law that requires them to do so."
- John Barry
(Related: Tax, Law, Pressure, states)

"A lot of directors don't want the pressure of a movie the size of Pearl Harbor. But I love it. I thrive on it."
- Michael Bay
(Related: Love, Pressure, Want)

"There's never any pressure on the music having to be something."
- Beck
(Related: Music, Pressure)

"It's what everyone is after, I mean they want success and when they get it it's an incredible pressure but what you have to do is try to keep the big picture in view."
- Gerry Beckley
(Related: Success, Pressure, Want)

"It's all false pressure; you put the heat on yourself, you get it from the networks and record companies and movie studios. You put more pressure on yourself to make everything that much harder."
- John Belushi
(Related: Pressure)

"There's a hysterical, tired sense of humor that comes after working 14 hours a day, six days a week. I like those things because they take the pressure off the constant stress."
- Tom Berenger
(Related: Humor, Day, Pressure, Sense, Stress)

"If you say simply that pressures toward democracy are created by the market, I would say yes."
- Peter L. Berger
(Related: Democracy)

"The pressure to compete, the fear somebody else will make the splash first, creates a frenzied environment in which a blizzard of information is presented and serious questions may not be raised."
- Carl Bernstein
(Related: Fear, Environment, First, Information, May, Pressure, Questions, Will)

"Given Pounds and five years, and an ordinary man can in the ordinary course, without any undue haste or putting any pressure upon his taste, surround himself with books, all in his own language, and thence forward have at least one place in the world."
- Augustine Birrell
(Related: Books, Haste, Language, Man, Pressure, Taste, World, Years)

"But these realities will make themselves felt soon enough and while I am certainly not asking you to close your eyes to the experiences of earlier generations, I want to advise you not to conform too soon and to resist the pressure of practical necessity."
- Felix Bloch
(Related: Eyes, Generations, Necessity, Pressure, Want, Will)

"Our community is like many around the country that have, as the gentleman from New York referenced, sophisticated planning and zoning regulations. These are elements that are developed as a result of local community pressure to balance interests."
- Earl Blumenauer
(Related: Balance, Community, Country, Gentleman, Planning, Pressure, Result)

"And I think the rolling polls put more pressure on them to sustain their beliefs and to improve their delivery of the policy and their delivery of the ideas so that they can garner support for whatever principle they're articulating."
- Jim Bolger
(Related: Policy, Ideas, Beliefs, Pressure, Support)

"Washington should revive international efforts begun during the Clinton administration to pressure countries with dangerously loose banking regulations to adopt and enforce stricter rules."
- Kit Bond
(Related: Countries, Pressure, Rules, Washington)

"I think some of the pressure comes from the expectations of other people. Like if your father played baseball, they expect you to be the big lifesaver or something when you play a sport."
- Barry Bonds
(Related: Father, People, Baseball, Expectations, Play, Pressure)

"We've got a lot of pressure going. This is for my Latin counterpart."
- Bobby Bonilla
(Related: Pressure)

"It's always an enormous pressure when you do a sequel. The demands are so high, and it's expensive."
- Jan de Bont
(Related: Pressure)

"The Nixon administration really put a lot of pressure on CBS not to run the second broadcast."
- Ben Bradlee
(Related: Nixon, Pressure)

"We worked under a lot of pressure... three days to do an episode, sometimes two in a week, 39 episodes a year."
- Lloyd Bridges
(Related: Pressure)

"I was always crazy about New York, dependent on it, scared of it - well, it is dangerous - but beyond that there was the pressure of being young and of not yet having done work you really liked, trademark work, breakthrough work."
- Harold Brodkey
(Related: Work, Being, Pressure)

"A great deal of pressure was then built up to remove me from the club and my resignation was, finally, a forced one."
- David R. Brower
(Related: Pressure, Resignation)

"We had to do a lot of rehearsals to get it so that it was playable. What it did was make you practice. That's good for any musician to have that kind of pressure. It brings things out of you that might not come out if you don't have to reach for something all the time."
- Ray Brown
(Related: Time, Practice, Pressure)

"Music itself is a great source of relaxation. Parts of it anyway. Working in the studio, that's not relaxing, but playing an instrument that I don't know how to play is unbelievably relaxing, because I don't have any pressure on me."
- Jackson Browne
(Related: Music, Play, Pressure, Relaxation)

"Doing shows is always a side of skating that I've loved, it's the performing. I get to do that without the pressure, it's always fun between the skaters and the preparation, the show is always so much fun."
- Kurt Browning
(Related: Fun, Preparation, Pressure)

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

"Judges rule on the basis of law, not public opinion, and they should be totally indifferent to pressures of the times."
- Warren E. Burger
(Related: Judges, Law, Opinion, Public, Public opinion)

"Under the pressure of the cares and sorrows of our mortal condition, men have at all times, and in all countries, called in some physical aid to their moral consolations - wine, beer, opium, brandy, or tobacco."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Men, Beer, Countries, Opium, Pressure, Wine)

"When I was coming up, I just wanted to play baseball and I'm doing what I love to do most. How can I feel pressure doing what I love to do?"
- Miguel Cabrera
(Related: Love, Baseball, Play, Pressure)

"We're competing with everything: the beach, the mall, bookstores. Libraries are in a transition right now, caught between two forces, the old ways and technology. Libraries are under a lot of pressure to provide both."
- John Callahan
(Related: Technology, Beach, Libraries, Now, Old, Pressure, Right)

"I mean, I'm a conservative. I believe that, you know, if you borrow too much, you just build up debts for your children to pay off. You put pressure on interest rates. You put at risk your economy. That's the case in Britain. We're not a reserve currency, so we need to get on and deal with this issue."
- David Cameron
(Related: Children, Conservative, Economy, Interest, Pressure, Risk)

"And remember: without you, all we are is loud. No pressure."
- Vivian Campbell
(Related: Pressure)

"The pressure people put on themselves and the rivalry between the teams is much more marked. And I think that's a good thing. As long as that rivalry remains within the spirit of competition, it con only spur everyone on."
- Eric Cantona
(Related: People, Competition, Pressure, Rivalry, Spirit)

"The pressure of special interests, the demands of special sections of the state, the needs of friends, all must be subordinated to the good of the people as a whole."
- Arthur Capper
(Related: People, Friends, Needs, Pressure, State)

"It seems that we have it backward in our society. We tend to look up to people who are under a great deal of stress, who can handle loads of stress, and those who are under a great deal of pressure."
- Richard Carlson
(Related: Society, People, Pressure, Stress)

"A lot of people give in to those pressures and let others influence the process on their second albums because they want to achieve the success they had with their first again, but they don't know how to do it."
- Vanessa Carlton
(Related: Success, People, First, Influence, Want)

"No pressure, no diamonds."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Pressure)

"I've never... when I was having songs on the airwaves, and that sort of thing, I never felt a sense of pressure anywhere except from myself, to do things the way I wanted to do them; to feel authentic; to feel like I was presenting my true self to the world."
- Mary Chapin Carpenter
(Related: Pressure, Self, Sense, Songs, World)

"Today, the growing economic and social pressures in our country are putting millions of women, children and families at increased risk of abuse and neglect, especially when families are denied basic support services and economic opportunity."
- Robert Casey
(Related: Women, Opportunity, Abuse, Children, Country, Neglect, Risk, Support, Today)

"Get tough: don't work under pressure; work over pressure."
- Brian Celio
(Related: Work, Pressure)

"Walking into a show when I was 16, at that time when it was the No. 1 hit show, and replacing a character comes with so many expectations. I felt a lot of pressure with that."
- Sarah Chalke
(Related: Time, Character, Expectations, Pressure, Walking)

"The free world is really helping Lebanon restore its sovereignty. I imagine there is quite a bit of pressure on Syria to leave. I hope they leave in a peaceful way."
- Camille Chamoun
(Related: Hope, Pressure, World)

"All over the place, from the popular culture to the propaganda system, there is constant pressure to make people feel that they are helpless, that the only role they can have is to ratify decisions and to consume."
- Noam Chomsky
(Related: People, Culture, Decisions, Popular, Pressure, Propaganda)

"To some degree it matters who's in office, but it matters more how much pressure they're under from the public."
- Noam Chomsky
(Related: Office, Pressure, Public)

"A man does what he must - in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures - and that is the basis of all human morality."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Morality, Consequences, Man, Obstacles)

"The denominational world tries to pressure its members to focus on the birth of Christ, but in doing so layers of guilt are imposed, and competition gets complicated as one Christmas program tries to outdo the other."
- John Clayton
(Related: Christ, Christmas, Competition, Focus, Guilt, Pressure, World)

"There is a great deal of political pressure to only talk about abstinence, and to deny support for condoms and education on using them. This policy will lead to the unnecessary deaths of many people."
- Hillary Clinton
(Related: Education, People, Policy, Abstinence, Pressure, Support, Talk, Will)

"Telling the entire world and his dog how good a manager I was. I knew I was the best but I should have said nowt and kept the pressure off 'cos they'd have worked it out for themselves."
- Brian Clough
(Related: Manager, Pressure, World)

"All pressure is self-inflicted. It's what you make of it or how you let it rub off on you."
- Sebastian Coe
(Related: Pressure, Self)

"I was born with this. It's a hereditary genetic condition. This is something you can go your whole life without really knowing that something's wrong. I had high blood pressure, and that was the first sign."
- Steven Cojocaru
(Related: Life, Blood, First, Pressure, Wrong)

"When the pressure comes, preferences give way while convictions hold firm."
- Edwin Louis Cole
(Related: Pressure)

"Our society has changed in unforeseeable ways since Social Security was created. For example, we are living longer, healthier, and more productive lives and while this is all great news, this has also placed added pressure on America's retirement system."
- Norm Coleman
(Related: Society, America, Example, Living, News, Pressure, Retirement, Security)

"It must be a terrible pressure to have to go to the office."
- Jilly Cooper
(Related: Office, Pressure)

"I have two favorite songs. My first is called 'Dance of The Robe' and it's a very powerful number where she is feeling the pressure from her people to take on the responsibility of leading them."
- Deborah Cox
(Related: People, Favorite, Feeling, First, Leading, Pressure, Responsibility, Songs)

"I've learned to relax more. Everybody feels pressure in what they do, maybe mine is just a little different because there doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day to accomplish what I want to."
- Tom Cruise
(Related: Day, Pressure, Relax, Want)

"The people on the business side in the music business are kind of different from the theatre business. I think it's partly because there are different pressures on the industries."
- Tim Curry
(Related: Business, Music, People, Theatre)

"I was putting myself under enormous pressure to be successful."
- Kenny Dalglish
(Related: Successful, Pressure)

"I never said, 'I'm going to be a big star.' I said, 'I'm going to be a good actor.' And that took the pressure off."
- Jeff Daniels
(Related: Actor, Pressure)

"The pressures, I don't really like to think about the pressures, I like to solve them, you know what I mean. I could sit here and complain about pressures but nobody wants to hear about pressures."
- Rick Danko
"The pressure isn't on my brain, but on my mouth. I realized Sam Malone said very little, he spoke in little sentences. Which is much more comfortable for me for some reason."
- Ted Danson
(Related: Pressure, Reason)

"If you're feeling pressure, then you shouldn't be here."
- Eric Davis
(Related: Feeling, Pressure)

"The dark outside world of Paris under German occupation exerted a strong containing pressure."
- Gerard Debreu
(Related: Occupation, Paris, Pressure, World)

"Without public pressure from caring people, our lawsuits will not be enough to stop this widespread abuse."
- Morris Dees
(Related: People, Abuse, Caring, Pressure, Public, Will)

"When people put that sort of pressure on you, you're worried that people won't want to receive you."
- Gavin DeGraw
(Related: People, Pressure, Want)

"This is the heart of my argument: We can put more pressure on the antagonist for whom we show human concern."
- Barbara Deming
(Related: Heart, Concern, Pressure)

"I think, on a larger note, that filmmakers and studios should start to tuck it in a little bit, because films wouldn't have the pressure they have if the word wasn't out about how expensive they were."
- Ted Demme
(Related: Pressure, Word)

"Pressure and stress is the common cold of the psyche."
- Andrew Denton
(Related: Pressure, Stress)

"I mean, I can get things done if I need to, but I can really be completely irresponsible and procrastinate until the very, very, very bitter end. In fact, sometimes I work better under pressure."
- Cameron Diaz
(Related: Work, End, Fact, Pressure)

"It was being young and sensitive and an actor. There was a lot of pressure, everything was a hurdle."
- Matt Dillon
(Related: Actor, Being, Pressure)

"Everybody is under pressure to shut up and sing."
- Phil Donahue
(Related: Pressure)

"I was able to sit at Lincoln's side and see how he thought and how he acted, and how he felt about what was going on around him. I felt the pressures that were on him. You can see what people were writing to him, how they were nudging him."
- David Herbert Donald
(Related: Thought, People, Writing)

"What I see as the greatest threat to America is that the American people will put political pressure on their leaders to pull out of Iraq before we should."
- Thelma Drake
(Related: People, America, American, Iraq, Leaders, Pressure, Will)

"There's a pressure regardless of that to do a good show."
- Julia Louis Dreyfus
(Related: Pressure)

"I stopped going to school in the middle of fourth grade. Everyone grows up with the peer pressure, and kids being mean to each other in school. I think that's such a horrible thing, but I never really dealt with it in a high school way."
- Hilary Duff
(Related: Being, Kids, Pressure, School)

"Unfortunately the Republican tax cut will deny important revenues to many states facing their own deficits. This will create greater pressure for higher state and local taxes."
- Dick Durbin
(Related: Tax, Pressure, Republican, State, states, Taxes, Will)

"The lifestyle that an artist can have, the freedom to wander in the landscape with no real pressure or deadlines, was a very attractive one."
- John Dyer
(Related: Artist, Freedom, Pressure)

"My point here is I think international pressures of our acting unilaterally again are going to be such that the administration will say, well, we just can't take this on now."
- Lawrence Eagleburger
(Related: Acting, Now, Will)

"It was Orwellian. I completely disappeared, and disappeared the same day. It was by early that evening when the Times story ran. That was an overreaction. All human beings under pressure behave poorly."
- Gregg Easterbrook
(Related: Day, Evening, Pressure)

"We must not enable anyone to impose his personal view regarding religion on others by force, oppression, or pressure."
- Shirin Ebadi
(Related: Religion, Force, Oppression, Pressure)

"And I am saying, how about the other two branches? And putting the pressure on our representatives in the Senate and the Congress, and the court system. They should be counter-acting this corruption, but they are sitting there silent."
- Sibel Edmonds
(Related: Congress, Corruption, Court, Pressure, Saying, Senate)

"Rather than doing the kind of fact-checking that normally goes with a story, you ran with certain stories for not wanting to get beat. There's a pressure that exists in your profession. I would be surprised in any honest exchange that you say that doesn't exist."
- Rahm Emanuel
(Related: Fact, Pressure, Profession)

"I wouldn't want the pressure of a Six Feet Under or the pressure of improvising like Curb Your Enthusiasm."
- Robert Englund
(Related: Enthusiasm, Feet, Pressure, Want)

"I think I finally chose the graduate degree in engineering primarily because it only took one year and law school took three years, and I felt the pressure of being a little behind - although I was just 22."
- Daniel J. Evans
(Related: Being, Engineering, Law, Pressure, School, Years)

"The demographic weight of countries such as China and India exercise a massive pressure on our wages and salaries. They have accomplished massive technological advances and the revolution in information technology has reduced the costs of transport."
- Laurent Fabius
(Related: Technology, Countries, Exercise, Revolution, Information, Pressure, Wages, Weight)

"The key to making the inspections work is the Iraqi government making the crucial decision that because of the international pressure Iraq has to disarm itself."
- Douglas Feith
(Related: Government, Work, Decision, Iraq, Key, Pressure)

"You want to come home from a tournament with a winner's medal. That's not the fans or the media putting us under pressure, that's the pressure we put ourselves under."
- Rio Ferdinand
(Related: Home, Fans, Media, Pressure, Want)

"You had to decompress the pressure before the race. I taught my heart to relax. I lay down before the race. It gave me more energy just before the race."
- Emerson Fittipaldi
(Related: Heart, Energy, Pressure, Race, Relax)

"It's a tough thing to know that when you're making your album, you're going to end up collaborating with, say, Wal-Mart, on your artwork. That just sucks. And the pressure behind getting the numbers real fast is, to me, dizzying."
- Ben Folds
(Related: End, Numbers, Pressure)

"In those days there was not so much pressure on us."
- Just Fontaine
(Related: Pressure)

"It's better to have done because then you know what the player is going through and you understand the pressure, but then on the other hand I know a lot of people that were good players but not good coaches, and vice versa."
- Guy Forget
(Related: People, Coaches, Pressure, Vice)

"I think people are born bisexual and the make subconscious choices based on the pressures of society. I have no question in my mind about being bisexual. But I'm also a hypocrite: I would never date a girl who is bisexual, because that means they also sleep with men, and men are so dirty that I'd never sleep with a girl who had slept with a man."
- Megan Fox
(Related: Men, Society, People, Being, Choices, Man, Mind, Question, Sleep)

"A terrorist network that believes a nation so tested will fold under pressure of a few horrific acts may capture its attention, but will not achieve its submission."
- Virginia Foxx
(Related: Attention, May, Nation, Network, Pressure, Will)

"Well, a lot of politics is communicating with people, and obviously comedy has something to do with that. I've been a producer and led people. Also, being a comedian, you're under pressure."
- Al Franken
(Related: Politics, People, Being, Comedy, Pressure)

"I think the greatest amount of pressure is the pressure I place on myself. So in a way I chose to be alone."
- Cathy Freeman
(Related: Pressure)

"I'm not intimidated by lead roles. I'm better in them. I don't feel pressure. I feel released at times like that. That's what I'm born to do."
- Morgan Freeman
(Related: Pressure)

"We believe that civilization has been created under the pressure of the exigencies of life at the cost of satisfaction of the instincts."
- Sigmund Freud
(Related: Life, Civilization, Pressure, Satisfaction)

"I'm not totally altruistic. I've always had great career ambitions. But it has to come out in an organic way. If you push yourself out beyond where you are supposed to be, there's this pressure."
- David Friedman
(Related: Career, Pressure)

"Talking is a hydrant in the yard and writing is a faucet upstairs in the house. Opening the first takes the pressure off the second."
- Robert Frost
(Related: First, Pressure, Talking, Writing)

"I was putting all those pressures on myself."
- Charlotte Gainsbourg
"The creative individual has the capacity to free himself from the web of social pressures in which the rest of us are caught. He is capable of questioning the assumptions that the rest of us accept."
- John W. Gardner
(Related: Questioning, Rest)

"Whenever the pressure of our complex city life thins my blood and numbs my brain, I seek relief in the trail; and when I hear the coyote wailing to the yellow dawn, my cares fall from me - I am happy."
- Hamlin Garland
(Related: Life, Blood, Dawn, Pressure)

"We judged that a sudden, disorderly failure of Bear would have brought with it unpredictable but severe consequences for the functioning of the broader financial system and the broader economy, with lower equity prices, further downward pressure on home values, and less access to credit for companies and households."
- Timothy Geithner
(Related: Home, Failure, Financial, Values, Consequences, Credit, Economy, Pressure)

"But I think the Champions League Final puts a massive pressure on every player and the manager, but we're enjoying the pressure and hopefully we can go there and win it."
- Steven Gerrard
(Related: Manager, Pressure)

"I have to take time occasionally to get away from the pressures of this business. If I don't, I think I would get stale, and that would show in my music."
- Andy Gibb
(Related: Music, Time, Business)

"In the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, our nation has been put under considerable fiscal pressure."
- Paul Gillmor
(Related: Nation, Pressure)

"Now, I have big-money offers on three movies, and I have director approval. That's kind of scary,' he says. 'No directors have been attached. That's a lot of pressure on me."
- Cuba Gooding, Jr.
(Related: Movies, Approval, Now, Pressure)

"The Bush administration works closely with a network of rapid response digital brownshirts who work to pressure reporters and their editors for 'undermining support for our troops.'"
- Al Gore
(Related: Work, Editors, Network, Pressure, Support, Troops)

"The pressure to being a comedian is being funny, but I've given that up, so there is no pressure whatsoever."
- Gilbert Gottfried
(Related: Funny, Being, Pressure)

"As a player you are always made to feel welcome, but at the same time, there is too much pressure."
- David Gower
(Related: Time, Pressure)

"I'd like to think I could do something great - a performance like Meryl Streep's in 'Sophie's Choice' - at some point in my life. At the same time, though, I don't want to put too much pressure on myself to be great."
- Heather Graham
(Related: Life, Time, Performance, Choice, Pressure, Want)

"I have been under considerable pressure to buy at least a laptop computer. I have always turned the suggestions down for the reason that I have never done creative work on a typewriter. There is to me a lack of empathy."
- Winston Graham
(Related: Work, Computer, Empathy, Pressure, Reason)

"Pressure is calming to the nervous system."
- Temple Grandin
(Related: Pressure)

"When you take a drug to treat high blood pressure or diabetes, you have an objective test to measure blood pressure and the amount of sugar in the blood. It is straight-forward. With autism, you are looking for changes in behavior."
- Temple Grandin
(Related: Behavior, Blood, Measure, Pressure)

"Laughter is the valve on the pressure cooker of life. Either you laugh and suffer, or you got your beans or brains on the ceiling."
- Wavy Gravy
(Related: Life, Laughter, Pressure)

"Leaders have to act more quickly today. The pressure comes much faster."
- Andy Grove
(Related: Act, Leaders, Pressure, Today)

"With my friends, I don't feel pressure to be someone other than who I am."
- Judith Guest
(Related: Friends, Pressure)

"Young people discovering their sexuality must know they walk with a strong tradition and that they are not alone. They have a right to information without being pressured."
- Jasmine Guy
(Related: People, Being, Information, Right, Sexuality, Tradition)

"With the marketing pressures driving the book world today, it's much easier to get the author of a memoir on a television show than a serious novelist."
- David Halberstam
(Related: Driving, Marketing, Television, Today, World)

"So I think it's fair to say it's even more of a challenge for some of these actors that are coming up, because there's such a pressure to look good, to be sexy and be palatable to people on whatever level."
- Anthony Michael Hall
(Related: People, Actors, Challenge, Pressure)

"Yes, I mean, There's nothing like it. There is an added sense of pressure because of that, but there's also nothing like the thrill you get being in the same space with that audience right there and then. And when you do it, it's over."
- Michael C. Hall
(Related: Being, Nothing, Pressure, Right, Sense, Space)

"There's always going to be that pressure when you're in front of the camera. When you're famous it's just an extreme version of reality and there's a pressure to look a certain way."
- Geri Halliwell
(Related: Extreme, Famous, Pressure, Reality)

"Recent studies have revealed that children 8-10 years old are being diagnosed with Type II diabetes, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure at an alarming rate."
- Lee Haney
(Related: Being, Blood, Children, Old, Pressure, Years)

"With all of the holiday cheer in the air, it's easy to overlook the ingredients in the foods. Ingredients such as salt, sugar, and fat - all of which leads to diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes, strokes, heart disease, and cancer."
- Lee Haney
(Related: Heart, Blood, Cancer, Disease, Holiday, Pressure)

"A systemic cleansing and detox is definitely the way to go after each holiday. It is the key to fighting high blood pressure, heart disease, cancer, and other health-related illnesses."
- Lee Haney
(Related: Health, Heart, Blood, Cancer, Disease, Fighting, Holiday, Key, Pressure)

"The pressures are intense, because the rewards for success and the penalty for failure are more and more."
- Alan Hansen
(Related: Success, Failure)

"As I said this year, I didn't try to put any pressure on me by setting high goals or anything, I just want to make sure that every single time I'm out there on the court I do my best, I give 100%, and see where it's going to end up next year."
- Daniela Hantuchova
(Related: Time, Goals, Court, End, Pressure, Want)

"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)

"The pressure to be timely with news has increased every year."
- Mary Hart
(Related: News, Pressure)

"There have been many cases in which stars have come to us first to break the news because they knew the pressure was on. They wanted to have it on the air so that they could give their honest evaluation of the situation."
- Mary Hart
(Related: First, News, Pressure, Stars)

"Our heroes are fighting to bring stability to the Middle East, and they have put pressure on all of the tyrannies of the Middle East. They have taken a stand against tyranny, against terrorists, and for the prospect of decent societies throughout that region."
- Orrin Hatch
(Related: Fighting, Heroes, Pressure, Stability, Tyranny)

"Amid the pressure of great events, a general principle gives no help."
- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
(Related: Events, Help, Pressure)

"Courage is grace under pressure."
- Ernest Hemingway
(Related: Courage, Grace, Pressure)

"People can undergo a sudden change of thinking and loyalties under threat of death or intense social pressure and isolation from friends and family."
- Keith Henson
(Related: Change, Death, Family, People, Friends, Isolation, Pressure, Thinking)

"For me, I think that I don't like feeling pressure from outside sources. I'd rather put the pressure on myself and push myself to do it as good as I can."
- Jay Hernandez
(Related: Feeling, Pressure)

"Economic distress, political pressure, and social obloquy already drive us from our homes and from our graves. The Jews are already constantly shifting from place to place."
- Theodor Herzl
(Related: Pressure)

"That said, let me add that Joan and I never want him to be a child actor. We both feel that it takes away their childhood and puts untold pressure on children."
- Dwayne Hickman
(Related: Actor, Childhood, Children, Pressure, Want)

"What it was at the time was literally a plea for, to get the pressure off for a while, to give her space to breathe. She was very unhappy. She was feeling pretty claustrophobic."
- Anthony Holden
(Related: Time, Feeling, Pressure, Pretty, Space)

"Thatcher came under pressure from right wing backbenchers to shut up the Prince of Wales and there was a deal done between them where he did actually shut up in the end."
- Anthony Holden
(Related: End, Pressure, Right)

"If we continually try to force a child to do what he is afraid to do, he will become more timid, and will use his brains and energy, not to explore the unknown, but to find ways to avoid the pressures we put on him."
- John W. Holt, Jr.
(Related: Energy, Force, Will)

"It takes the pressure off of your better players to know they don't always have to be on top of their game for the team to do well."
- Cal Hubbard
(Related: Pressure)

"Well, Brett was a pretty laid back kid and I think all the pressure was heaped upon my eldest boy, Bobby."
- Bobby Hull
(Related: Pressure, Pretty)

"More and more movies have been pressured to allow reporters and TV cameras to come onto the set while you're working, and I find that a real violation."
- Holly Hunter
(Related: Movies)

"The motives of these parents vary, many parents don't like the curriculum being taught to their kids, or are wary of the threat of peer pressure or the presence of drugs or violence lurking in too many of our schools today."
- Ernest Istook
(Related: Being, Curriculum, Drugs, Kids, Motives, Parents, Pressure, Schools, Today, Violence)

"But if you believe in Christ and that your main goal with your life is supposed to be to honor Him and do His will, then you don't have as much pressure as someone who bases all their happiness on whether they're a movie star."
- Victoria Jackson
(Related: Happiness, Life, Goal, Christ, Honor, Pressure, Will)

"There is a lot of pressure put on me, but I don't put a lot of pressure on myself. I feel if I play my game, it will take care of itself."
- LeBron James
(Related: Care, Play, Pressure, Will)

"We put so much pressure on kids to excel in school at such a young age."
- Bruce Jenner
(Related: Age, Kids, Pressure, School)

"You're under pressure when you produce facts. You're working with facts in journalism, but you're under all kinds of formal constraints; there are expectations."
- Denis Johnson
(Related: Expectations, Facts, Journalism, Pressure)

"Every company, every boardroom in which I sit, has a plan, and they have objectives, goals, and a process. And to make it work, the pressure and incentive have to come from the top."
- Vernon Jordan
(Related: Work, Goals, Company, Objectives, Pressure)

"No, I don't tolerate pressure from anyone about anything."
- Ashley Judd
(Related: Pressure)

"But such IMF pressure is very much helpful for me to push such a, you know, reform. So in this sense I think IMF is very much helpful for alien society."
- Kim Dae Jung
(Related: Society, Pressure, Reform, Sense)

"The widespread diffusion of nuclear weapons would make many nations able, and in some cases also create the pressure, to aggravate an on-going crisis, or even touch off a war between two other powers for purposes of their own."
- Herman Kahn
(Related: War, Crisis, Nations, Pressure, Weapons)

"It hurt me a great deal. It put a lot of pressure on me because I was at a young age and the writers around here and throughout the league starting comparing me to Cobb. It put a lot of pressure on me."
- Al Kaline
(Related: Age, Hurt, Pressure, Writers)

"And never - not in a single case - was the explanation, 'I was pressured to do this.' The explanation was very often, 'The limited data we had led one to reasonably conclude this. I now see that there's another explanation for it.'"
- David Kay
(Related: Now)

"And let me take one of the explanations most commonly given: Analysts were pressured to reach conclusions that would fit the political agenda of one or another administration. I deeply think that is a wrong explanation."
- David Kay
(Related: Explanations, Wrong)

"It is fatal for any body of workers to have forever hanging from the fringes of its skirts other bodies on a level just below its own; for that means continual pressure downward, additional difficulty to be overcome in the struggle to maintain reasonable rates of wages."
- Florence Kelley
(Related: Body, Difficulty, Pressure, Struggle, Wages, Workers)

"My parents never pressured me to skate. They always said I could quit if I wanted to. They only expected me to skate when they had already paid for the expensive lessons. But, otherwise they said I could do what I wanted to do."
- Nancy Kerrigan
(Related: Parents)

"The team which handles the pressure best, carries the day."
- Imran Khan
(Related: Day, Pressure)

"And when the pressure was on us, the team handled it very well. One has to learn to play well under pressure."
- Imran Khan
(Related: Play, Pressure)

"Cricket is a pressure game, and when it comes to an India-Pakistan match the pressure is doubled."
- Imran Khan
(Related: Cricket, Pressure)

"The pressure began to mount as I kept winning every time and people were anxious to see if I could be beaten."
- Jahangir Khan
(Related: Time, People, Winning, Pressure)

"The work requires a moderately large investment in technological and theoretical developments and long periods of time to carry them out, without the pressure to achieve quick or short term results."
- Aaron Klug
(Related: Time, Work, Investment, Pressure, Quick, Results)

"Food fighters in Japan think of themselves as athletes. They have a higher recognition of the game and are constantly thinking about records. I probably won't continue for long because it puts pressure on the body. But I am at the age where I can perform my best."
- Takeru Kobayashi
(Related: Age, Food, Athletes, Body, Pressure, Thinking)

"I was serving good but was returning especially well, which was a weakness in my game. So not only was I serving well, but I was also breaking these other guys, and they felt the pressure."
- Richard Krajicek
(Related: Pressure, Weakness)

"I don't think I had a reputation as a hard worker, but inside I was always being eaten up by the pressures."
- Charles Kuralt
(Related: Being, Reputation)

"My obligation as president, and what I promise the country, is that the courts will be able to do their job free of all pressure."
- Ricardo Lagos
(Related: Country, Job, Obligation, President, Pressure, Promise, Will)

"Look at the average American diet: ice cream, butter, cheese, whole milk, all this fat. People don't realize how much of this stuff you get by the end of the day. High blood pressure is from all this high-fat eating."
- Jack LaLanne
(Related: People, American, Blood, Day, Eating, End, Pressure)

"Pressure is a word that is misused in our vocabulary. When you start thinking of pressure, it's because you've started to think of failure."
- Tommy Lasorda
(Related: Failure, Pressure, Thinking, Vocabulary, Word)

"I did get a very fine education, and not just in science. It took some pressure on the part of my elders to convince me that I really should take an interest in humanities."
- Joshua Lederberg
(Related: Education, Science, Interest, Pressure)

"The challenge is to manage the Web in an open way-not too much bureaucracy, not subject to political or commercial pressures. The U.S. should demonstrate that it is prepared to share control with the world."
- Tim Berners Lee
(Related: Control, Bureaucracy, Challenge, Open, World)

"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)

"I don't think I would have been able to stick with it and been proud of who I am and be feminine out on the court. I think I would have folded to the peer pressure if I didn't have my mom to encourage me to be me and be proud of how tall I am."
- Lisa Leslie
(Related: Mom, Court, Pressure)

"Once you agree upon the price you and your family must pay for success, it enables you to ignore the minor hurts, the opponent's pressure, and the temporary failures."
- Vince Lombardi
(Related: Family, Success, Pressure)

"Under so much pressure and the situation that I was in, that was the personality that came across with me."
- LaToya London
(Related: Personality, Pressure)

"The pressure makes me more intent about each shot. Pressure on the last few holes makes me play better."
- Nancy Lopez
(Related: Play, Pressure)

"I've been lucky to be able to make the records I've wanted to make. The record company has never pressured me to cut certain songs."
- Lyle Lovett
(Related: Company, Songs)

"There's a problem with political polling in that you have so much pressure to do what your client wants you to do and say what your client wants you to say. I've never felt that pressure. I am independent of the political parties."
- Frank Luntz
(Related: Pressure)

"Being rich and famous isn't all happiness and at times the pressures have got to me."
- Annni-Frid Lyngstad
(Related: Happiness, Being, Famous)

"At my age, you need to verify that everything is fine. I put a lot of pressure on my body, and I feel sometimes pain in my back and in my knees, so I have to be sure that I can keep on training hard before going on."
- Hermann Maier
(Related: Age, Body, Pain, Pressure, Training)

"My attitude on skis is different now. I have learned to put less pressure on myself and on the edges of my skis when I'm racing, to be keep myself more under control."
- Hermann Maier
(Related: Attitude, Control, Now, Pressure, Racing)

"There is no pressure on me, I can take a lot of risks in the coming weeks. I feel free to ski the way I decide on race-day because the overall title was not my main target this winter."
- Hermann Maier
(Related: Pressure, Race, Ski, Winter)

"If the constitutional treaty is rejected it will be back to square one, just at a time when we want Europe to be a more effective force for good in the world, when we need to buttress ourselves against the pressures and insecurities of globalization."
- Peter Mandelson
(Related: Time, Europe, Force, Globalization, Want, Will, World)

"Pressure is something you feel when you don't know what the hell you're doing."
- Peyton Manning
(Related: Hell, Pressure)

"I suspect the psychological pressure associated with that crisis caused the first mental blackout I had ever suffered. It contributed to a deterioration in my health that later required the insertion of a heart pacemaker."
- Kamisese Mara
(Related: Health, Heart, Crisis, First, Pressure)

"When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure."
- Peter Marshall
(Related: Life, Difficulties, Pressure)

"In the past, there has always been so much pressure about carrying a show and promoting a record."
- Richard Marx
(Related: Past, Pressure)

"It may interest you to know that my breakup with Terry and this mystery did not happen concurrently in real life. That is a writer's device, which places Gabriel under even greater pressure when the mystery begins to reveal itself."
- Armistead Maupin
(Related: Life, Interest, May, Mystery, Pressure, Writer)

"Under pressure, people admit to murder, setting fire to the village church or robbing a bank, but never to being bores."
- Elsa Maxwell
(Related: People, Church, Being, Fire, Murder, Pressure)

"I want to work with great directors and try not to put too much pressure on myself and just read things for the story and recognize when I'm drawn to something for the right reasons and try to maintain some sanity."
- Rachel McAdams
(Related: Work, Pressure, Right, Sanity, Want)

"I respect a system that says we're going to put every bit of pressure on anybody we have to put it on to get to the drug dealer who is bringing his poison into the country."
- Bill McCollum
(Related: Country, Poison, Pressure, Respect)

"You just never know when movies are going to take off or not. The lucky thing about this was that it didn't cost a lot of money, and therefore there wasn't loads of pressure on me."
- Sam Mendes
(Related: Movies, Money, Pressure)

"The odd thing is, I don't consider what I do work, because it's what I love. But it is also an enormous amount of pressure, and you have to work an enormous amount of hours."
- Maria Menounos
(Related: Work, Love, Pressure)

"We had four different sets and built 38 flats to use as walls, so we had a major production going on. It's so much fun when you're controlling it, but it's also so much pressure."
- Maria Menounos
(Related: Fun, Pressure, Production)

"The only pressure I'm under is the pressure I've put on myself."
- Mark Messier
(Related: Pressure)

"I played with a lot of great players before. They're all the same. They take a lot of responsibility for their own play, put a lot of pressure on themselves to perform and to play well."
- Mark Messier
(Related: Play, Pressure, Responsibility)

"I cannot live under pressures from patrons, let alone paint."
- Michelangelo
"Business chief executive officers and their boards succumb to the pressures of the financial markets and their fears of takeovers and pour out their energies to produce quarterly earnings - at the expense of building their companies for the long term."
- J. Irwin Miller
(Related: Business, Financial, Building)

"The relentless pressures of the so-called marketplace have distorted all our culture industries."
- Mark Crispin Miller
(Related: Culture)

"When you grow up on camera and in the public eye, you feel you have to put forth this image. I just took that to the extreme and there was a lot of pressure on me."
- Shannon Miller
(Related: Extreme, Eye, Pressure, Public)

"What we should be trying to do is to encourage people to establish private retirement accounts and help them take pressure off the Social Security system."
- Dennis Moore
(Related: People, Help, Pressure, Retirement, Security, Trying)

"I do recognise that, where recruitment difficulties persist, teachers can be put under great pressure."
- Estelle Morris
(Related: Difficulties, Pressure, Teachers)

"There needs to be more pressure on the Mexican government to stop the drugs and illegal immigrants on their side of the border instead of exporting them to the U.S."
- Timothy Murphy
(Related: Government, Drugs, Needs, Pressure)

"I no longer feel pressure to produce fiction."
- George Murray
(Related: Fiction, Pressure)

"The message of the movie is to accept who you are and not to succumb to the pressure of what the media tells you is beautiful and what you should be looking like."
- Mike Myers
(Related: Media, Pressure)

"There's a lot of peer pressure to not do positive stories out of Iraq... I think there's a sense that the administration got a pass during the hot days of war and now that the war is over it's time to even out the deck somewhat."
- Jerry Nachman
(Related: Time, War, Positive, Iraq, Now, Pressure, Sense)

"Like any small business owner, I experienced the pressures of building a company from the ground up - developing a business plan, balancing the books, meeting payroll and building a customer base."
- Gavin Newsom
(Related: Business, Books, Building, Company, Customer, Meeting)

"Most of the pressure comes from myself, not from others. I don't need a manager or a pundit to put pressure on me. I do all that myself before others do it."
- Ruud van Nistelrooy
(Related: Manager, Pressure)

"I opposed Clinton's budget deal in 1997 because he brought in $115 billion cut in Medicare that created greater pressure for providers not to participate."
- David Obey
(Related: Pressure)

"In Japan itself there have all along been attempts by some to obliterate the article about renunciation of war from the Constitution and for this purpose they have taken every opportunity to make use of pressures from abroad."
- Kenzaburo Oe
(Related: War, Opportunity, Purpose, Constitution, Renunciation)

"I think that Microsoft will increasingly feel margin pressure from Linux as well as people saying: well actually the applications that really matter to me are not on my PC. And so they're going to be able to extract less of a monopoly rent, so to speak."
- Tim O'Reilly
(Related: People, Linux, Pressure, Will)

"My Dad was my biggest supporter. He never put pressure on me."
- Bobby Orr
(Related: Dad, Pressure)

"Usually a family is led through the mom or the dad and their career and for the family to be led by my career, even though God has led it, could be a lot of pressure."
- Stacie Orrico
(Related: Dad, Family, Mom, God, Career, Pressure)

"The pressure was if I didn't get into that dress size someone else would - someone else would get the job."
- Carre Otis
(Related: Dress, Job, Pressure)

"Onstage, it's more of a momentary pressure."
- John Otto
(Related: Pressure)

"I think some combined pressure could go a long way, could establish the fact that this legislation did pass and we mean business by it. We mean to have it enforced, we mean to have it become effective."
- Major Owens
(Related: Business, Fact, Legislation, Pressure)

"This is normal, to have pressure. It's how you respond. Take the pressure, use the pressure, have fun."
- Chan Ho Park
(Related: Fun, Pressure)

"It is very sad for a man to make himself servant to a single thing; his manhood all taken out of him by the hydraulic pressure of excessive business."
- Theodore Parker
(Related: Business, Man, Pressure)

"I felt pressured by continuous touring."
- Andy Partridge
"It was a lot of pressure, but I loved working with Tim and I loved working with Adrian."
- Elizabeth Pena
(Related: Pressure)

"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)

"I lost 90 pounds and my blood pressure went down to a normal level and the salt in my urine disappeared. And that was when I had to make the transition from fat character actor to thin character actor."
- Ron Perlman
(Related: Character, Actor, Blood, Pressure)

"I would say you feel a lot more pressure at a national tournament than a state tournament. This is more of a fun weekend out with the guys. The national tournament is more business."
- Mike Peters
(Related: Business, Fun, Pressure, State, Weekend)

"I feel less pressure to dress youthfully. I'm 50 and everyone knows I'm 50 - who are you kidding? Jeans are my uniform. I have about 15 pairs."
- Michelle Pfeiffer
(Related: Dress, Pressure)

"Adolescence is when girls experience social pressure to put aside their authentic selves and to display only a small portion of their gifts."
- Mary Pipher
(Related: Experience, Adolescence, Gifts, Girls, Pressure)

"He who is of calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age, but to him who is of an opposite disposition youth and age are equally a burden."
- Plato
(Related: Age, Nature, Burden, Pressure, Will, Youth)

"Under this scientific and moral pressure, the Canadian government conceded publicly that the use of these weapons in Vietnam was, in their view, a contravention of the Geneva Protocol."
- John Charles Polanyi
(Related: Government, Pressure, Vietnam, Weapons)

"There's always pressure, from other people and yourself. If you're happy with the looks you're born with, then what are you going to do your whole life?. We keep thinking up new things and finding better ways of doing things because we're not happy with what we're given."
- Natalie Portman
(Related: Life, People, Pressure, Thinking)

"Being Elvis Presley's daughter is a whole lot of pressure. It's been a constant burden in my life."
- Lisa Marie Presley
(Related: Life, Daughter, Being, Burden, Pressure)

"A sold-out house my first night back. Do you have any idea what kinda pressure that is? I could have been at home in my warm bed, playing Nintendo."
- Richard Pryor
(Related: Home, Idea, Bed, First, Night, Pressure)

"In addition to their power over government based on government financing and personal influence, bankers could steer governments in ways they wished them to go by other pressures."
- Carroll Quigley
(Related: Government, Power, Influence)

"The traditional Christian attitude toward human personality was that human nature was essentially good and that it was formed and modified by social pressures and training."
- Carroll Quigley
(Related: Nature, Attitude, Christian, Human nature, Personality, Training)

"Over the last six years, airlines have experienced severe financial pressure to leave smaller communities, making demands on the EAS program even greater."
- Nick Rahall
(Related: Financial, Pressure, Years)

"I don't back down. I don't cave when the pressure gets too great from these partisan political ideological forces."
- Dan Rather
(Related: Pressure)

"Whereas money is a means to an end for a filmmaker, to the corporate mind money is the end. Right now, I think independent film is very confused, because there's excess pressure in the marketplace for entertainment to pay off."
- Robert Redford
(Related: Money, Corporate, End, Entertainment, Excess, Film, Mind, Now, Pressure, Right)

"There is pressure every day as a footballer."
- Jamie Redknapp
(Related: Day, Pressure)

"A month after the scandal broke, I tried to go back to work at the pharmaceutical company after a leave of absence. But because of all the publicity and resulting pressure and stress, I finally resigned."
- Donna Rice
(Related: Work, Absence, Company, Pressure, Publicity, Scandal, Stress)

"I know the pressures of being the daughter of a great actress. But it's inspiring. You learn so much that other people don't get to learn until later on. My father being a director, I learnt a real work ethic."
- Natasha Richardson
(Related: Work, Father, Daughter, People, Being, Inspiring, Work ethic)

"The pressure suit helps if something goes wrong during launch or re-entry - astronauts have a way to parachute off the shuttle. The suits protect you from loss of pressure in case of emergency."
- Sally Ride
(Related: Loss, Pressure, Wrong)

"The increase in inequality in income is a longtime trend, but the pressure on middle- and low-income workers is going up rapidly. Especially if they live in an area where there are high housing and gas prices, like California."
- Alice Rivlin
(Related: Income, Inequality, Pressure, Workers)

"If you don't know how to hold a board, you're going to look phony. That's was the biggest pressure for me was to have that respect and to look up to that."
- John Robinson
(Related: Pressure, Respect)

"If you can lie, you can act, and if you can lie to crazy girlfriends, you can act under pressure."
- Joe Rogan
(Related: Lie, Act, Girlfriends, Pressure)

"Enrollment in Colorado is expected to expand about 25 percent in seven years. It's very difficult to find those additional funds. Therefore, I think you're probably going to have increased pressure on tuition."
- Roy Romer
(Related: Pressure, Years)

"I think we felt the pressure more at first than this time around. But still you don't want to let anyone down. I never even met Patrick until we had a Christmas party at Ian McKellen's house on the first movie and then I didn't see him again until the premiere."
- Rebecca Romijn
(Related: Time, Christmas, First, Party, Pressure, Want)

"There's a lot more pressure on me at United. There are people out there trying to shoot you down."
- Wayne Rooney
(Related: People, Pressure, Trying, United)

"There is less pressure as a character actor. It generally means that you will be acting for all of your life, which is my intention. It is not my intention to just be a rich and famous person, that would be pretty boring."
- Tim Roth
(Related: Life, Character, Acting, Actor, Famous, Intention, Pressure, Pretty, Will)

"Work continuously to trim the White House staff from your first day to your last. All the pressures are to the contrary."
- Donald Rumsfeld
(Related: Work, Day, First)

"Don't be a bottleneck. If a matter is not a decision for the President or you, delegate it. Force responsibility down and out. Find problem areas, add structure and delegate. The pressure is to do the reverse. Resist it."
- Donald Rumsfeld
(Related: Decision, Force, President, Pressure, Responsibility)

"Whenever it's suggested that our sponsors have some kind of influence or control of what we cover in some kind of censorship through financial pressure, it's rubbish. That's never happened."
- Morley Safer
(Related: Control, Financial, Censorship, Influence, Pressure)

"For me, the moral difficulties lie in the continual pressure brought to bear on my friends and immediate family, pressure which is not directed against me personally but which at the same time is all around me."
- Andrei Sakharov
(Related: Time, Family, Lie, Difficulties, Friends, Pressure)

"I mean, I look at my dad. He was twenty when he started having a family, and he was always the coolest dad. He did everything for his kids, and he never made us feel like he was pressured. I know that it must be a great feeling to be a guy like that."
- Adam Sandler
(Related: Dad, Family, Feeling, Kids)

"Doing Saturday Night Live definitely affects my relationship with my girlfriend and with my family, because you feel so much pressure to do well that night. But I think everyone's grown to accept that and so they give me my space at the show."
- Adam Sandler
(Related: Family, Girlfriend, Night, Pressure, Space)

"The spirit of logical analysis should in practice blend with the practical pressure for the adoption of some form of international language, but it should not allow itself to be stampeded by it."
- Edward Sapir
(Related: Adoption, Language, Practice, Pressure, Spirit)

"I think sometimes what happens is that all of this feeling out of control manifests itself in trying to control your body; whether it's an eating disorder or talking about getting your nose fixed, as if that's going to be the solution to all the pressure."
- Susan Sarandon
(Related: Control, Body, Disorder, Eating, Feeling, Pressure, Solution, Talking, Trying)

"And this thesis is somewhat connected with general social and political observations, because it establishes the fact that the number of consumers is considerably larger than the number of producers, a fact which exercises a not inconsiderable social and political pressure."
- Hjalmar Schacht
(Related: Fact, Pressure)

"I don't see any move toward international pressure to stabilize the situation."
- Sydney Schanberg
(Related: Pressure)

"There are certain pressures and things that change your life to a degree that, in the cost benefit analysis that constantly goes on, sometimes makes you think, 'Maybe I should just leave.'"
- David Schwimmer
(Related: Change, Life)

"You can almost taste the pressure now."
- Vin Scully
(Related: Now, Pressure, Taste)

"The pressure of adversity does not affect the mind of the brave man... It is more powerful than external circumstances."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: Adversity, Circumstances, Man, Mind, Pressure)

"Netanyahu is pressured easily, gets into a panic, and loses his senses... to run a country like Israel a leader needs to have reason and judgment and nerves of steel, two traits he does not have."
- Ariel Sharon
(Related: Leader, Country, Israel, Judgment, Needs, Nerves, Reason, Senses)

"There are similarities between business and sport, in the pressures involved and in the fitness aspect too."
- Peter Shilton
(Related: Business, Fitness)

"But they were going to war anyway and they were going to bully and pressure countries to vote for it."
- Clare Short
(Related: War, Countries, Pressure, Vote)

"I mean enormous pressure was brought to bear - Valerie Amos, Lady Amos, went round Africa with people from our intelligence services trying to press them. I had to make sure that we didn't promise a misuse of aid in a way that would be illegal."
- Clare Short
(Related: Intelligence, People, Lady, Press, Pressure, Promise, Trying)

"I don't feel any pressure from fans. But I'm always in some kind of state of emotional turmoil. I would not describe myself as happy-go-lucky. That's not to say that I'm not happy."
- Paul Simon
(Related: Fans, Pressure, State)

"I think when you're doing a lead role, there is so much more pressure. If you fail, not only do you fail, but everybody else fails, too. As opposed to when it's a supporting role and it's only you that sucked."
- Leelee Sobieski
(Related: Pressure)

"There's always pressure, a great deal of pressure, when writing, since my first books were so successful."
- Nicholas Sparks
(Related: Successful, Books, First, Pressure, Writing)

"All governments should be pressured to correct their abuses of human rights."
- Richard Stallman
(Related: Rights, Human rights)

"Meat is a wasteful use of water and creates a lot of greenhouse gases. It puts enormous pressure on the world's resources. A vegetarian diet is better."
- Nicholas Stern
(Related: Diet, Pressure, Water, World)

"I think it is very important that I should have a talk with you as soon as possible on a highly secret matter. I mentioned it to you shortly after you took office but have not urged it since on account of the pressure you have been under."
- Henry L. Stimson
(Related: Office, Pressure, Talk)

"And then, looking back at my first Olympics, and when the pressure was on, in '94 and '98, and looking back and going, wow. I sensed and felt what Brian had gone through."
- Elvis Stojko
(Related: First, Pressure)

"There came a point in time when Michael was under a great deal of pressure to alter the film in a way that was just disturbing to him. I had not seen the movie, yet. He phoned me in July of '92 to look at his version."
- Madeleine Stowe
(Related: Time, Film, July, Pressure)

"The time is coming when the pressure of population on the means of subsistence will be felt here as it is now felt in Europe and Asia. Then will the world enter upon a new stage of its history - the final competition of races, for which the Anglo-Saxon is being schooled."
- Josiah Strong
(Related: History, Time, Being, Competition, Europe, Now, Population, Pressure, Will, World)

"Yeah, all those things, responsibility, pressure. It's a bit stressful. I try and come to terms with it by not thinking about it."
- Joe Strummer
(Related: Pressure, Responsibility, Thinking)

"I put a lot of pressure on myself, more than anyone else."
- Mats Sundin
(Related: Pressure)

"At this level, you put a lot of pressure on yourself as a player to perform and do well."
- Mats Sundin
(Related: Pressure)

"When you're kept by a patron you don't have to duke it out in the media marketplace for dollars and for readers. In some ways that's a blessing because it takes a lot of pressure off you."
- David Talbot
(Related: Media, Pressure)

"It's like a cast of actors; you're all working together closely under pressure to produce something everyday. And when we put up an issue, it's like the curtains opening on a new play. I really like that daily sense of surprise."
- David Talbot
(Related: Actors, Play, Pressure, Sense)

"Do I regret taking the company public? Yes and no. Yes, because it put us under enormous pressure for a young company to go public at that point in its history, something you never could have done in the old days."
- David Talbot
(Related: History, Company, Old, Pressure, Public, Regret)

"Anytime you have a difficult encounter with your child, there is a good chance that at least one of these factors is bringing out the worst in him or her: transitions, time pressure, competition for your attention, conflicting objectives."
- Cathy Rindner Tempelsman
(Related: Time, Attention, Chance, Competition, Objectives, Pressure)

"Many working mothers feel guilty about not being at home. And when they are there, they wish it could be perfect. This pressure to make every minute happy puts working parents in a bind when it comes to setting limits and modifying behavior."
- Cathy Rindner Tempelsman
(Related: Home, Behavior, Being, Limits, Mothers, Parents, Pressure)

"I always had a dream to play for India but I never let it put pressure on me."
- Sachin Tendulkar
(Related: Dream, Play, Pressure)

"As pressure grows to ease the financial burden on social security, pressure will also grow to eliminate the elderly and infirm to 'free up' more money for the 'fit' and those who contribute more than they take from society."
- Cal Thomas
(Related: Money, Society, Financial, Burden, Elderly, Pressure, Security, Will)

"I've been in pressure situations before. All my life it's been about pressure and having to get it done. Just because you say it publicly, it does not make me afraid of it or make me shy away from it."
- Isaiah Thomas
(Related: Life, Pressure)

"Therefore, if one were to consider that there was virtually no possibility of success through the US-Japan negotiations, the military and economic pressures would only force Japan into further crisis if time were allowed to pass in vain."
- Hideki Tojo
(Related: Success, Time, Possibility, Crisis, Force, Military)

"To be honest with you, I'd rather not be working. When you work, there are all sorts of deadlines and pressures. I like to do one thing and take my time to do the other one."
- Benicio Del Toro
(Related: Time, Work)

"For Devil's Backbone I loved it but I felt very pressured but so I was neurotic on the shoot."
- Guillermo del Toro
(Related: Devil)

"Pressure is playing for ten dollars when you don't have a dime in your pocket."
- Lee Trevino
(Related: Pressure)

"Pressure is when you play for five dollars a hole with only two in your pocket."
- Lee Trevino
(Related: Play, Pressure)

"I was never directly pressured by peers, but by surrounding myself with others who were experimenting with smoking provided a certain false comfort."
- Christy Turlington
(Related: Comfort, Smoking)

"I had a great deal of pressure to move to LA after Romancing the Stone came out and I'd become very popular. But people came to me anyway."
- Kathleen Turner
(Related: People, Popular, Pressure)

"In America, through pressure of conformity, there is freedom of choice, but nothing to choose from."
- Peter Ustinov
(Related: America, Choice, Conformity, Freedom, Nothing, Pressure)

"Music's always been really cathartic. It's the best drug for me to get away from the everyday pressures just for a second via a good song."
- Ville Valo
(Related: Music, Song)

"In the game of life, it's a good idea to have a few early losses, which relieves you of the pressure of trying to maintain an undefeated season."
- Bill Vaughan
(Related: Life, Idea, Pressure, Trying)

"The pressure of survival in the big city will make you lose sight of your dream... Hang in there."
- James De La Vega
(Related: Dream, Survival, Pressure, Sight, Will)

"The supply-side effect of a restrictive monetary policy is likely to be perverse, in that high interest rates enter into costs and thus exert inflationary pressure."
- William Vickrey
(Related: Policy, Effect, Interest, Pressure)

"I told the students that we can exert pressure without resorting to violence, and that we can move towards democracy without violence; that way, God will allow it."
- Abdurrahman Wahid
(Related: God, Democracy, Pressure, Students, Violence, Will)

"Previously the same Polish audiences would have been pressured into seeing cinema made for adults, films made by us about those spheres of life that were significant for us and which should be significant for our society."
- Andrzej Wajda
(Related: Life, Society, Audiences, Cinema)

"Still, language is resilient, and poetry when it is pressured simply goes underground."
- Diane Wakoski
(Related: Poetry, Language)

"I don't think I will be less good because there's less pressure on me."
- Emily Watson
(Related: Pressure, Will)

"Take young researchers, put them together in virtual seclusion, give them an unprecedented degree of freedom and turn up the pressure by fostering competitiveness."
- James D. Watson
(Related: Freedom, Pressure)

"The pressures having grown up in this business can be really rough. And it is a testament to you that you have remained focused and NOT lost your mind."
- Keenen Ivory Wayans
(Related: Business, Mind)

"For Scary Movie 2, we had a due date and had to work fast. And though there's a lot of pressure, as artists, we just block it out. So really, the pressure comes from us. That's how the first movie happened. There was no outside pressure: we wanted to hit the audience hard."
- Shawn Wayans
(Related: Work, Artists, First, Pressure)

"Remember, while the work can sometimes appear to be simple to a viewer, the ability to perform expertly, consistently, precisely, over and over again, under pressure and on demand is what's needed."
- Randy West
(Related: Work, Ability, Pressure)

"I felt no pressure that my grandfather was famous and my uncle was famous."
- Kim Weston
(Related: Famous, Pressure)

"I don't know, I think, in times where I'm really nervous, and I'm really under the pressure the worst possible outcome is for me to start thinking about it."
- Shaun White
(Related: Pressure, Thinking)

"Theater is not to make a living, so I don't have the money pressure."
- Dianne Wiest
(Related: Money, Living, Pressure, Theater)

"In addition, as citizens, we must fight in their incipient stages all movements by government or party or pressure groups that seek to limit the legitimate liberties of any of our fellow citizens."
- Wendell Willkie
(Related: Government, Fight, Party, Pressure)

"Our recent 5-year labour agreements, in Canada as well as the United States, are based upon experience, logic and principle rather than on pressure, propaganda and force."
- Charles E. Wilson
(Related: Experience, Canada, Force, Logic, Pressure, Propaganda, states, United)

"No one should be so naive as to think that wages among organized groups will not be increased, under pressure if necessary, to make up for increases in the cost-of-living, nor should anyone ordinarily object to such adjustments."
- Charles E. Wilson
(Related: Pressure, Wages, Will)

"One way to get high blood pressure is to go mountain climbing over molehills."
- Earl Wilson
(Related: Blood, Pressure)

"You can't do anything if a person says no. In such a case, there's nothing you can do - unlike the popular cliche that pressure is exerted, or that maybe an unwilling source is done away with."
- Markus Wolf
(Related: Nothing, Popular, Pressure)

"I feel that I, and the people under my command, tried to use all the traditional methods of recruiting agents which were also used by other intelligence services; adopting also means like pressure, money, sex - but that did not characterize my service."
- Markus Wolf
(Related: Intelligence, Money, Sex, People, Pressure, Service)

"The major studios don't differ very much from one another as they all operate under essentially the same principles and pressure."
- Douglas Wood
(Related: Pressure, Principles)

"I learned about machinery, I learned how men behaved under pressure, and I learned about Americans."
- Herman Wouk
(Related: Men, Americans, Pressure)

"Hermits have no peer pressure."
- Steven Wright
(Related: Pressure)

"This constant pressure from record companies to come up with a hit single or something like that, I find completely tiresome."
- Robert Wyatt
(Related: Pressure)

"The three-thousand hitting thing was the first time I let individual pressure get to me. I was uptight about it. When I saw the hit going through, I had a sigh of relief more than anything."
- Carl Yastrzemski
(Related: Time, First, Pressure)

"We will not reform the yuan until the time is right even if there is external pressure."
- Wu Yi
(Related: Time, Pressure, Reform, Right, Will)

"If we intensify our efforts we can have a cloned baby within a year or two, but I don't know whether we can intensify our efforts to that extent. We're not really under pressure to deliver a cloned baby to this world. What we are under pressure to do is to deliver a cloned baby that is a healthy one."
- Panayiotis Zavos
(Related: Baby, Pressure, World)

"Whatever you see - any good results - are all from the pressure."
- Ziyi Zhang
(Related: Pressure, Results)

"The line between good and evil is permeable and almost anyone can be induced to cross it when pressured by situational forces."
- Philip Zimbardo
(Related: Evil)