Enthusiasm Quotes

  • My earliest acting memory is making up a play for my mom and dad called The Lonesome Baby. I have no idea what The Lonesome Baby was about. I just remember the title. But I'm sure it was an epic.
  • Talent without effort is wasted talent. And while effort is the one thing you can control in your life, applying that effort intelligently is next on the list.
  • Gender is a way to hide from the simple truth we all tell: 'Hey, I'm here, I have a body.'
  • It's possible to become so comfortable with one's style and structure that one ceases to grow.
  • The world is a strange and wonderful place.
  • I feel like I've cheated. I never knew what to do. I was never a good enough painter to earn a living, and so I drifted into the theatre, and I've had a successful life. I feel guilty that I've never done a day's work in my life!
  • We believe... that the applause of silence is the only kind that counts.
  • One of the things that I've always thought I would like to do is to develop an environmental index. Then people can measure their own environmental performance on an index as they do in other ways.
  • Country music especially can get very formulaic - you know, you have to have your verses and a bridge and a chorus, and a lot of the songs are written as just plain and simple poetry on the road.
  • Behind every locked door on Skid Road are a thousand stories.
  • If I'm going to release anything into the world, I want it to have a positive message. So I think that 'Sit Still, Look Pretty' and 'Hide Away' were two upbeat pieces, and their messages really uplift me the most.
  • So it won't be a surprise when the Greek default actually happens and we expect it one way or the other to be relatively soon.
  • They declaim against the passions without bothering to think that it is from their flame philosophy lights its torch.
  • I'm so lazy as far as liking to get up, go to the office in my pajamas, get dressed about noon. And I hate flying. So I have this really laid-back, good lifestyle, and it's hard to nudge me out of it.
  • Diversity is critical to our business outcomes.
  • I think having children is the most amazing thing.
  • The attitude among the people I knew was, 'Fleur wants to be a singer' but it was never, 'Go for it. You can do it.' Everyone was cynical because we'd never seen anyone where we came from do it.
  • Everyone has dated or been with a person who is obsessed with their work, and it's immensely frustrating.
  • A sure sign of a soul-based workplace is excitement, enthusiasm, real passion; not manufactured passion, but real involvement. And there's very little fear.
  • If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.
  • The Committee's review of a series of intelligence shortcomings, to include intelligence prior to 9/11 and the pre-war intelligence on Iraq, clearly reveal how vital a diverse intelligence workforce is to our national security.
  • I would like to be out there every day and be that one steady guy that everybody can lean on.
  • I met Peter Sellers when I was 21 and we got married ten days later. He was not right mentally, but I hung in there for four years before I left.
  • My mom has this great skiing event in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, every year for a local charity.
  • The world is a living image of God.
  • Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.
  • Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.
  • Photographs are two-dimensional. I work in four dimensions.
  • Anytime you are successful, I think that breeds confidence.
  • All a Jew has to do is recite a few proverbs or anecdotes to consider himself an expert on 'Jewishness.'
  • People always say that Californian women are obsessed with their appearance but I think you've got to take good care of yourself, for yourself.
  • Everyone sees they cannot well live asunder, nor many together, without some rule to which all must submit.
  • I choose things by how they resonate in my heart.
  • Educators are still spending way too much time trying to control what kids learn, bending the content to their own purposes, hoping beyond hope to change - by using technology - but not change too much.
  • Effective health care depends on self-care; this fact is currently heralded as if it were a discovery.
  • Yet enthusiasm is no excuse for the historian going off balance. He should remind the reader that outcomes were neither inevitable nor foreordained, but subject to a thousand changes and chances.
  • I could dunk a volleyball in high school. I didn't play football because I knew they were going to put me at a fat-guy position, and I didn't want to do that. I am athletic.
  • Reviews are great. I can read negative reviews and say, 'You know that point they made... they were dead on.'
  • Education, housing and hospitals are the most important things for society.
  • Education, therefore, is a process of living and not a preparation for future living.
  • Education, when delivered properly, can benefit a lot of people and make productive citizens out of those otherwise given no hope.
  • The digitally native generation has no idea what has been lost to the freedom of intimacy that has no fear of being recorded.
  • In the book I define conservatism, as I believe it is fit upon four categories of principle: respect for The Constitution, respect for life, less government, and personal responsibility.
  • Although skin color is undoubtedly the most salient signal of racial identity in America, other actual or imagined bodily features have also been seen as distinctive markers of Negritude. These include the shapes of heads, feet, lips, and noses as well as the texture of hair.
  • I was at our beautiful home in Martha's Vineyard, near Boston, sitting on the porch looking at the ocean when I got a phone called and was asked, 'Would I like to do 'CSI'?' A week later, I'm at a coroner's office in Las Vegas, participating in a quadruple autopsy.
  • I think a lot of people have lost respect for the individual, you know, the individual, the person who doesn't conform.
  • I don't think you can be successful in television without appealing to women. I don't think it's possible. I think that men like women. It doesn't really matter what they do - they love anything. But women don't necessarily like every woman, so I think that's a challenge to get the female audience to not only relate to you but also like you.
  • My explorations of the technical world started with Legos, with which I was quite creative in constructing moving objects with the basic building blocks that were then available.