Purpose Quotes

  • The library world is set up on this model where the library is a physical building and has a number of books and serves a geographical community.
  • I knew there were a lot of friends out there, and I wanted to be with them.
  • There's a part of bohemia I love. The lack of prejudice, the lack of aggression, I love the lack, for the most part, of competitiveness. It's more peaceful.
  • There are not too many people who are polymathic these days.
  • We were living in a tumultuous time, when the world was upside down. Freeman produced a show that was black and white, the good guys versus the bad guys.
  • I'm very passionate in life, and I'm very determined.
  • I'd like, each time out as a writer, to reinvent who I am and what I'm doing. That's one of the great pleasures and rewards of the occupation.
  • And that's why I wrote the book, because our country really needs to understand, if people in this nation understood what our foreign policy is really about, what foreign aid is about, how our corporations work, where our tax money goes, I know we will demand change.
  • I used to like to dig myself a hole just to see how long it took to get out of it.
  • I'm coming to this world not to work. I want to come to this world to enjoy my life. I don't want to die in my office. I want to die on the beaches.
  • Sometimes it's great, sometimes it's bad. I think the film could have been a lot better.
  • Those ethical choices often are made every day at a time, minute by minute in ways that you may not even relate to ethics, so I'm going to walk them through the whole story from that perspective and hopefully they'll be able to walk away with something good from it.
  • The Freedom Caucus, like many of the members, feel like that we have too much of a top-heavy, power-based type of leadership program where the decisions are made exclusively at the top and that members voices are not heard, which means that our constituents' voices are not heard: those that we represent.
  • Certainly Dracula did bring a hell of a lot of joy to a hell of a lot of women. And if this erotic quality hadn't come out we'd have been very disappointed.
  • Now, there is no way to say how long some projects take, that's our principle.
  • The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions.
  • Tennis is best of three sets, so even if I lose the first set, I still have a chance.
  • My way is to look forward, not back.
  • A curious consequence is that I have become a minor celebrity.
  • From childhood my mother had me examining Robert Mapplethorpe's style and Egon Schiele's framing - that's what modelling is about.
  • Watergate was a constitutional crisis of the highest order.
  • Running a farm is about solving a problem, and that's always interesting to me. But it's a constant process.
  • Men for the sake of getting a living forget to live.
  • The Children's Safety Act will help protect children from the perpetrators of these vile crimes by strengthening notification requirements for sex offenders and increasing criminal penalties.
  • For me, visuals are as important as the music. I just love escapism and giving people something to escape to. To me, that's what art is.
  • I remember all the way back in high school thinking about writing books. And, in fact, I've written a lot of stories. I've got dozens of stories I've written that no one's ever seen.
  • I think the growth you get from working at a place like Alabama and with a program under Nick Saban, it helps me immensely.
  • I'm quite good at not writing.
  • In October, a maple tree before your window lights up your room like a great lamp. Even on cloudy days, its presence helps to dispel the gloom.
  • The diligent scholar is he that loves himself, and desires to have reason to applaud and love himself.
  • When I walk into a room that is all white and all male, I'm sitting on the outside of that club. That's sometimes an intimidating experience. But I think that everywhere that I've gotten is because I've worked hard. I have the experience, I have the credentials - I continue not to take any of that for granted.
  • A quotation in a speech, article or book is like a rifle in the hands of an infantryman. It speaks with authority.
  • Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly.
  • Nature is relentless and unchangeable, and it is indifferent as to whether its hidden reasons and actions are understandable to man or not.
  • Artists are not cheerleaders, and we're not the heads of tourism boards. We expose and discuss what is problematic, what is contradictory, what is hurtful and what is silenced in the culture we're in.
  • I am from the bush. The bush did not define me. I did not stay in the bush, but I never forgot where I came from.
  • I have to confess that I don't read much of what is written about me.
  • What we think of as our sensitivity is only the higher evolution of terror in a poor dumb beast. We suffer for nothing. Our own death wish is our only real tragedy.
  • We will not build a society that reflects who we are and that has opportunities for equality or justice if we don't make progress for all participants.
  • Men have a psychological need to show off their courage and strength. When he sees you talking to another guy, that instinct kicks in and he jumps to protect you and prove he's worthy of your love.
  • The hero of a mainstream stand-alone novel can get by with things the hero of a sweet traditional category romance wouldn't dream of doing.
  • I've often talked about that, and I've been asked that a couple of times and my feeling are that if you have a good show, a bad host will not even hurt the show.
  • In a bubble, anyone who argues pessimistically is seen as crazy.
  • In my own work, I don't have favorite characters, but I have characters that I relate to the most. And I relate the most to Simon from 'The Mortal Instruments,' and also Tessa from 'The Infernal Devices.' They're more sort of bookish and shy characters.
  • I love talking to people, hearing people's stories; I love honest things.
  • Any privacy in public is a hard thing to negotiate.
  • That's the biggest thing: be kind and be original.
  • People would say, 'You can't say negative things about the company.' But you have no credibility if you can't tell people that they need to do better.