Work Quotes

  • What I haven't apologised for is the original concept of seeking to bring justice to all South Africans through the concept of nation states.
  • I'd fully taken the road many people start on, but most abandon: common sense had given me a miss, and I'd become an artist.
  • If you think about what you do, if you become self-conscious about it, you've got to be very careful. Because I really like to write without self-awareness of what I'm doing.
  • I came out of retirement to run a start-up. Historically, I seldom used all of my vacation time, and the last sick day I took was in 1992. I am a sick puppy.
  • As a former waitress myself, I know firsthand how a simple smile from someone can improve your day and how a single harsh word can destroy it. Being courteous and thoughtful costs you nothing and can sometimes pay you dividends in unexpected ways.
  • Even when poetry has a meaning, as it usually has, it may be inadvisable to draw it out... Perfect understanding will sometimes almost extinguish pleasure.
  • For the first time in 15 years, Georgia this winter has its electric power guaranteed without deficit. This is a historic achievement.
  • My running was very simple; it was out of myself.
  • The Democratic Party has gotten narrower and it's gotten smaller and it's fundamentally wrong on all the key questions involving the economic future of this country and our hopes of prosperity. And many Americans are beginning to realize that.
  • I used the Nobel money to buy a house and for the education of my children.
  • The main tenet of design thinking is empathy for the people you're trying to design for. Leadership is exactly the same thing - building empathy for the people that you're entrusted to help.
  • Freedom is just Chaos, with better lighting.
  • It is wonderful to see how happy all my friends in the LA Philharmonic are in their new home.
  • As the years go by and I make more films, I am increasingly interested in capturing place as a vivid backdrop for my films.
  • During my time as England captain I have always been both helpful and direct in my communications with the ECB.
  • Let's be clear about what Common Core is. It spells out what students should know at the end of each grade. The goal is to ensure that our students are sound in math and literacy and that our schools have some basic consistency nationwide. But the standards do not dictate a national curriculum, and teachers are not told how or what to teach.
  • Forgiveness says you are given another chance to make a new beginning.
  • I think by the time I was born, my parents had pretty well run the gauntlet with their kids. The novelty had kind of worn off by the time the twelfth child was born. I was lucky to get fed and changed, picked up and taken to school.
  • My joy is watching people being joyful.
  • Doing startups is all about making mistakes.
  • What can I do if everyone from the president to a junior bureaucrat is dying to convict me. If I am such a criminal, what was I doing outside jail before my marriage to Benazir?
  • There are a lot of billionaires in Silicon Valley, but in the end, we are all heading to the same place. If given the choice between making a lot of money or finding a way to make people live longer, what do you choose?
  • There is no reason why one should believe you should leave out politicians in cricket or any sport for that matter. There are ways and means in which government can assist in the management and development of players.
  • What are you supposed to do - stop practicing law whenever one of your friends becomes president?
  • A man should never wear shorts in the city. Flip-flops and shorts in the city are never appropriate. Shorts should only be worn on the tennis court or on the beach.
  • We find it much better not to try and take the Godrej brand across, but use very strong brands we have acquired in different geographies and push them.
  • The attempt to redefine the family as a purely voluntary arrangement grows out of the modern delusion that people can keep all their options open all the time.
  • I was born in Akron, Ohio, on June 6, 1943, one year to the day before D-Day, the allied invasion at Normandy. The youngest of four children, I was brought up in a wonderfully stable, loving family of strong Midwestern values.
  • We simply write the kind of music we enjoy most and hope that our audience will enjoy it too.
  • I was at the Smithsonian for twenty years, and I'm still at the Smithsonian as a curator emeritus, and I still plan to figure out what that means for me at this point in my life.
  • I've said it from the very beginning: Fighting the best guys in the world doesn't pay as good as the circus. I want to join the circus. I'm trying to get that circus money.
  • Many Muslims may not seek to kill the infidel, but they don't want to condemn those carrying out the holy book command.
  • In the report made on behalf of the C.G.T. we affirmed that the Peace Treaty should, in accordance with the spirit of workers' organizations, lay the first foundations of the United States of Europe.
  • Sometimes I'll read an audition and I'll get a very strong first impression about who the person is, and I usually go with it.
  • If you see me on Friday, you'll see different material on Saturday night.
  • Maybe the preoccupation with technological progress has overshadowed our concern with human progress.
  • I think I'm good at looking moody. I'm not much good at analysing myself, but I tend to fit the strange and tortured characters.
  • If you ask me, rockabilly has had a raw deal for far too long. People never shunned the blues or jazz the way they do rockabilly. But it's the original punk-rock, and it changed the way people looked at music for ever.
  • I wrote lots of pages. I showed what I wrote to Iowa friends, and they said, 'Good start.' That was discouraging because I thought it was almost done.
  • It is part of the fundamental impulse in all living things to reach for light, part of the indomitable will to see.
  • I wanted to be a movie director. I was just obsessed with watching movies and camera shots and directors. I read autobiographies and stuff of directors.
  • I was lucky. I had a lot of really good influences.
  • I like horses!
  • I must always try to do better because perfectionism, and the need to always have new goals and achieve them, is a state of mind that brings profound meaning to life.
  • The development of physics, like the development of any science, is a continuous one.
  • However and wherever we are, we must live as if we will never die.
  • I like a good suspense thriller when it's smart and well done like 'Armed Response' is.
  • There's a lot of pressure on kids, period, just to be successful in life.