Are you willing to push the right buttons even if it means being perceived as the villain?
Success? I don’t know what that word means. I’m happy. But success, that goes back to what in somebody’s eyes success means. For me, success is inner peace. That’s a good day for me.
I have been definitely influenced more by Latin American writers than by any other type of writer. They are very close in terms of voice – their humor, their fatalism, their… well, that over-used term...
When we analyze this war in a materialistic way and ask when is it going to end and who will be the winner and the loser, it means that we do not see the endgame.
Because interrogations are intended to coerce confessions, interrogators feel themselves justified in using their coercive means. Consistency regarding the technique is not important; inducing anxiety and fear is the point.
Even if you feel like your debt is just never going to go away, think long and hard before declaring bankruptcy. Declaring bankruptcy means that getting a loan for anything will be next to impossible...
—Alexa von Tobel
They say the death of a parent puts you in time because that means there’s now no generation standing between you and ordinary death: you’re next. I don’t buy it.
I dread the promotion part of my job. It’s agony, especially compared to the private, at-home joy of writing. But being a grown-up means doing every part of the larger task.
Concord, solidarity, and mutual help are the most important means of enabling animal species to survive.
THE rich possess ample means to realize any theory they may chuse to adopt in the education of their children, regardless of the cost; but it is not so with him whose Subsistence is derived...
I’m not an animal lover if that means you think things are nice if you can pat them, but I am intoxicated by animals.
Jesus kinda fools around and gives you parables. He doesn’t oftentimes say exactly what he means. But in Matthew 25, he’s very, very clear. And he delineates what it takes to get into the Kingdom...
Success is a funny thing. It means different things to different people. For me, I am always pleased when people connect to our brand. It means we are executing in a manner that speaks to...
Let us tenderly and kindly cherish, therefore, the means of knowledge. Let us dare to read, think, speak, and write.
I always have a good reason for taking something out but I never have one for putting something in. And I don’t want to, because that means that the picture is being painted predigested.
I understood, through rehab, things about creating characters. I understood that creating whole people means knowing where we come from, how we can make a mistake and how we overcome things to make ourselves stronger.
Peace for us means the destruction of Israel. We are preparing for an all-out war, a war which will last for generations.
Some say that now that 50 years have passed, we would like another 50 more years to celebrate once again; that means it will be 100 years. After one hundred years, I will be 118...
In a novel, my feelings and sense of outrage can find a broader means of expression which would be more symbolic and applicable to many European countries.
I don’t know why, but people tend to look at stand-ups and think they can act, which actually isn’t the case. But never mind. I thought: if that’s the area where they’re looking, then that’s...
I think a photograph, of whatever it might be – a landscape, a person – requires personal involvement. That means knowing your subject, not just snapping at what’s in front of you.
It was definitely hard when I first started, and by no means do I consider my live show to be where I want it to be; it will develop step by step for the rest...
I hate to look at the stuff I’ve written and consider what it means or why I do it.
I am, of course, aware that the ultimate solution is the ownership and control of the means of life by the whole of the people; but we are not at that stage of development as...
My show business career doesn’t mean I can’t write a symphony. It just means I was never asked to write one.
So to compare the Beatles, obviously the Beatles are the Beatles, but in hip-hop terms, Tribe is the Beatles. Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five are the Beatles. Big Daddy Kane is Jimi Hendrix. It...
True respect means taking other people’s beliefs seriously and assuming they are adult and intelligent enough to be able to cope with it if you tell them, clearly and civility, why you think they are...
People always tell me the next stage of my career means moving to New York, but I never will. I don’t care how that affects my career, and I think it’s stupid that it would.
The basis on which good repute in any highly organized industrial community ultimately rests is pecuniary strength; and the means of showing pecuniary strength, and so of gaining or retaining a good name, are leisure...
At the end of the day, successful box office just means that more people saw what you did and liked it, and that to me is the most important thing. That a lot of people...
I was brought up in Scotland and have always been a country person, although the town means a great deal to me, too.
The only people who have control over their careers are the ones you see on the covers of magazines. Everyone else is just plodding along making a living. The key is not to live over...
Global interdependence today means that economic disasters in developing countries could create a backlash on developed countries.
—Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Going public is 18-month process, while an acquisition is a 6-month process. Going public means going under so much scrutiny, regulatory approval, auditing, magnified 10 times. Having the stomach to do that isn’t necessarily in...
I have no desire to prove anything by dancing. I have never used it as an outlet or a means of expressing myself. I just dance. I just put my feet in the air and...
To boast of a performance which I cannot beat is merely stupid vanity. And if I can beat it that means there is nothing special about it. What has passed is already finished with. What...
The term ‘epitaph’ itself means ‘something to be spoken at a burial or engraved upon a tomb.’ When an epitaph is a poem written for a tomb, and appears in a book, we are aware...
we are affirming our trust that creation means well within us all, and that whatever painful growth and change may lie ahead, it is leading us to Life, not destruction
There is real confusion about what it means to be right and wrong – the difference between what spiritual beliefs are and what science is.
Mortality means you don’t have forever to work things out. You can live your life unexamined but then on the last day you’re going to think: ‘I’ve left things a little late.’
We must prepare the ground for creativity. And if this also gives rise later to success in the economic sense, success in terms of Euros and Cents, this will by no means reduce my joy.
If there was one word on a motivation or world view, that one word would be ‘liberty.’ That’s what inspires me and motivates me more than anything – just the concept of freedom, liberty, what...
If you do have a team where every rider has a huge list of results, that means everybody wants to do the race for themselves. The strongest team in the Tour is not the strongest...
And we reduce almost all male-female problems by working on both the female and the male. And that usually means having both sexes take responsibility.
The West will have to choose: either to come to terms with Russians, or to receive a retaliatory blow. This retaliatory blow will not be by means of war. We will resort to the same...
The Israeli lobby has clout in the U.S., which means that re-arranging the region and controlling its resources one way or another, will serve Israel through its control over the American administration.
So long as we have failed to eliminate any of the causes of human despair, we do not have the right to try to eliminate those means by which man tries to cleanse himself of...
Man tends to increase at a greater rate than his means of subsistence.
Some people think that prayer just means asking for things, and if they fail to receive exactly what they asked for, they think the whole thing is a fraud.
Redemption just means you just make a change in your life and you try to do right, versus what you were doing, which was wrong.
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