Action Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Action

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It is terrible to destroy a person's picture of himself in the interests of truth or some other abstraction.
~By Doris Lessing ~


A wise unselfishness is not a surrender of yourself to the wishes of anyone, but only to the best discoverable course of action.
~By David Seabury ~


Woe to us if we get our satisfaction from the food in the kitchen and the TV in the den and the sex in the bedroom with an occasional tribute to the cement blocks in the basement!
~By John Piper ~


American society is a sort of flat, fresh-water pond which absorbs silently, without reaction, anything which is thrown into it.
~By Henry B. Adams ~


To resort to power one need not be violent, and to speak to conscience one need not be meek. The most effective action both resorts to power and engages conscience.
~By Barbara Deming ~


Senior development specialists in the Treasury can be counted on one hand. America's government is not even aware of the gap between its commitments and action, because almost nobody in authority understands the actions that would be needed to meet the commitments.
~By Jeffrey Sachs ~


The kiss always gets a hell of a reaction.
~By Dominic West ~


I'm very aware how many distractions the reader has in life today, how many good reasons there are to put the book down.
~By David McCullough ~


It definitely seems like we are connecting with people, which is nice, because I've had a lot of music do the same for me. It's not like I don't I understand why we get the reactions we do.
~By Jon Crosby ~


Both of these branches of evolutionary science, are, in my opinion, in the closest causal connection; this arises from the reciprocal action of the laws of heredity and adaptation.
~By Ernst Haeckel ~


Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire and begin at once, whether you ready or not, to put this plan into action.
~By Napoleon Hill ~


Action to be effective must be directed to clearly conceived ends.
~By Jawaharlal Nehru ~


What the statesman is most anxious to produce is a certain moral character in his fellow citizens, namely a disposition to virtue and the performance of virtuous actions.
~By Aristotle ~


All biologic phenomena act to adjust: there are no biologic actions other than adjustments. Adjustment is another name for Equilibrium. Equilibrium is the Universal, or that which has nothing external to derange it.
~By Charles Fort ~


Marry for Love, an Heroick Action, which makes a mighty noise in the World, partly because of its rarity, and partly in regard of its extravagancy.
~By Mary Astell ~


We Americans are world leaders and we must lead by example - particularly in times that require careful deliberation before any precipitous action - lest we fail to walk in the shoes of those we might injure.
~By Peter Yarrow ~


Self criticism must be my guide to action, and the first rule for its employment is that in itself it is not a virtue, only a procedure.
~By Kingsley Amis ~


When I tried to branch out into comedy, I didn't do very well at it, so I went back to doing what I do naturally well, or what the audience expects from me - action pictures.
~By Sylvester Stallone ~


There is no reality of consciousness independent of the effects of various vehicles of content on subsequent action (and hence, of course, on memory).
~By Daniel Clement Dennett ~


This is a tricky domain because, unlike simple arithmetic, to solve a calculus problem - and in particular to perform integration - you have to be smart about which integration technique should be used: integration by partial fractions, integration by parts, and so on.
~By Marvin Minsky ~


History not used is nothing, for all intellectual life is action, like practical life, and if you don't use the stuff well, it might as well be dead.
~By Arnold J. Toynbee ~


At painful times, when composition is impossible and reading is not enough, grammars and dictionaries are excellent for distraction.
~By Elizabeth Barrett Browning ~


Persecution produced its natural effect on them. It found them a sect; it made them a faction.
~By Thomas Babington ~


The standard entertainment industry reaction to Hollywood's box office slump reveals the same shallow, materialistic mindset that helped create the problem in the first place.
~By Michael Medved ~


The essence of belief is the establishment of a habit; and different beliefs are distinguished by the different modes of action to which they give rise.
~By Charles Sanders Peirce ~


I want to do more action adventures and more romantic comedies.
~By Maria Bello ~


The heart of the matter seems to me to be the direct interaction between one's making a poem in English and a poem in the language that one understands and values. I don't see how you can do it otherwise.
~By Robert Fitzgerald ~


Effective action is always unjust.
~By Maya Angelou ~


Deliberation is the work of many men. Action, of one alone.
~By Charles de Gaulle ~


Life is made up of constant calls to action, and we seldom have time for more than hastily contrived answers.
~By Learned Hand ~


Many a revolution started with the actions of a few. Only 56 men signed the Declaration of Independence. A few hanging together can lead a nation to change.
~By Wynton Marsalis ~


I do like reality shows, and I watch some of them because they're high drama. It's also just fun to watch people have honest reactions.
~By Lisa Kudrow ~


Once you've established where you are, you go to the character and elaborate on expressions and action.
~By Sergio Aragones ~


I think Alone in the Dark was too much an action creature movie than a horror creature movie.
~By Uwe Boll ~


The most exciting attractions are between two opposites that never meet.
~By Andy Warhol ~


Actions are right in proportion as they tend to promote happiness; wrong as they tend to produce the reverse of happiness. By happiness is intended pleasure and the absence of pain.
~By John Stuart Mill ~


Art is dangerous. It is one of the attractions: when it ceases to be dangerous you don't want it.
~By Duke Ellington ~


A very receptive state of mind... not unlike a sheet of film itself - seemingly inert, yet so sensitive that a fraction of a second's exposure conceives a life in it.
~By Minor White ~


Bin Laden is remarkably eager for Americans to know why he doesn't like us, what he intends to do about it and then following up and doing something about it in terms of military actions.
~By Michael Scheuer ~


Other famous men, those of much talk and few deeds, soon evaporate. Action is the dignity of greatness.
~By Jose Marti ~


Life is action and passion; therefore, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of the time, at peril of being judged not to have lived.
~By Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. ~


But we can hold our spirits and our bodies so pure and high, we may cherish such thoughts and such ideals, and dream such dreams of lofty purpose, that we can determine and know what manner of men we will be, whenever and wherever the hour strikes and calls to noble action.
~By Joshua Chamberlain ~


Democrats are committed to mapping a new direction in Iraq, and we will work with the President and the new Defense Secretary to ensure that the will of the American people guides our future actions.
~By Jim Clyburn ~


The Platform for Action gives due emphasis to the fact that women globally have continued to have insufficient access to the resources necessary to achieve economic independence.
~By Jenny Shipley ~


A lot of action movies today seem to have scenes that just lead up to the action.
~By Jason Statham ~


A Rook is of the value of five Pawns and a fraction, and may be exchanged for a minor Piece and two Pawns. Two Rooks may be exchanged for three minor Pieces.
~By Howard Staunton ~


Logic, sometimes has very little to do with political action.
~By Alexander Mackenzie ~


There are words which are worth as much as the best actions, for they contain the germ of them all.
~By Anne Sophie Swetchine ~


I had assumed that Bush's seemingly inflexible policy to support Sharon was for political reasons of his getting elected. But as to whether he really believes his actions are going to hasten the day of the final conflict, I do not know.
~By Huston Smith ~


By prevailing over all obstacles and distractions, one may unfailingly arrive at his chosen goal or destination.
~By Christopher Columbus ~


Action for which I become responsible, or for which my administration becomes responsible, shall be within the law.
~By William Howard Taft ~


People don't want their lives fixed. Nobody wants their problems solved. Their dramas. Their distractions. Their stories resolved. Their messed cleaned up. Because what would they have left? Just the big scary unknown.
~By Chuck Palahniuk ~


Bush may be a strong leader in the war on terrorism, but on budget deficits he is missing-in-action.
~By Jim Cooper ~


I don't want to sit and cry for an hour in a movie. I'd rather have an action or a comedy.
~By Noah Hathaway ~


It is in the compelling zest of high adventure and of victory, and in creative action, that man finds his supreme joys.
~By Antoine de Saint-Exupery ~


I just don't want to be the damsel in distress. I'll scream on the balcony, but you've got to let me do a little action here.
~By Kirsten Dunst ~


At the same time, I think books create a sort of network in the reader's mind, with one book reinforcing another. Some books form relationships. Other books stand in opposition. No two writers or readers have the same pattern of interaction.
~By Margaret Mahy ~


The atom bomb is a paper tiger which the United States reactionaries use to scare people. It looks terrible, but in fact it isn't.
~By Mao Tse Tung ~


Until democracy in effective enthusiastic action fills the vacuum created by the power of modern inventions, we may expect the fascists to increase in power after the war both in the United States and in the world.
~By Henry A. Wallace ~


We are built to conquer environment, solve problems, achieve goals, and we find no real satisfaction or happiness in life without obstacles to conquer and goals to achieve.
~By Maxwell Maltz ~


We can now have action movies with two stars where one might be African American and one might be Asian American. One of them doesn't have to be white, and the other one doesn't have to be the ethnic sidekick. We're way over that. And I think it's happening in society, too.
~By Roger Ebert ~


The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions - the little, soon forgotten charities of a kiss or a smile, a kind look or heartfelt compliment.
~By Samuel Taylor Coleridge ~


I would prefer being in a hard battle; however, I will be satisfied with whatever happens to me in this war, if only the country comes out of this peril safe and to the satisfaction of the finest and best government on earth.
~By Knute Nelson ~


The real "action" in the liturgy in which we are all supposed to participate is the action of God himself. This is what is new and distinctive about the Christian liturgy: God himself acts and does what is essential.
~By Joseph Ratzinger ~


There's so much we can't express in our day-to-day interaction with people because it's considered inappropriate. And acting is all about being inappropriate.
~By Wentworth Miller ~


Researchers have discovered that chocolate produces some of the same reactions in the brain as marijuana. The researchers also discovered other similarities between the two but can't remember what they are.
~By Matt Lauer ~


It is of course the nature of historical contraction that the shortest distance to a historical destination is never a straight line.
~By Ibrahim Babangida ~


I am not responsible for the actions of Saakashvili and even for those of Gamsakhurdia.
~By Eduard Shevardnadze ~


Public action should seek to expand the set of opportunities of those who have the least voice and fewest resources and capabilities.
~By Paul Wolfowitz ~


We are all ruled in what we do by impulses; and these impulses are so organized that our actions in general serve for our self preservation and that of the race.
~By Edna St. Vincent Millay ~


I wanted to improve the suburban office building; to create a great urban space in a suburban environment with all that implies about interaction, collaboration and creativity.
~By Helmut Jahn ~


In action be primitive; in foresight, a strategist.
~By Edward Koch ~


The best thing I have is the knife from Fatal Attraction. I hung it in my kitchen. It's my way of saying, Don't mess with me.
~By Glenn Close ~


Individuality is the aim of political liberty. By leaving the citizen as much freedom of action and of being as comports with order and the rights of others, the institutions render him truly a freeman. He is left to pursue his means of happiness in his own manner.
~By James F. Cooper ~


A man is not good or bad for one action.
~By Thomas Fuller ~


I'm interested to go other places, I've been the boy in the bubble since we've been shooting, I need to go travel a little bit, see where the action is, other than going to see family, of course.
~By George Eads ~


Fortunately, President Kennedy and Robert Kennedy disagreed with the estimate and chose a course of action less ambitious and aggressive than recommended by their advisers.
~By David Kay ~


Nature knows no pause in progress and development, and attaches her curse on all inaction.
~By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ~


It is vain to say human beings ought to be satisfied with tranquility; they must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it.
~By Charlotte Bronte ~


I want do some kind of action movie, car chases and explosions.
~By Devon Sawa ~


The marketing department is really an important part of getting an animated film to work. If the people running it are used to selling live action films and the hard rock music and the sex and all those things... Anything outside that, they just don't know what to do with it.
~By Don Bluth ~


When I take action, I'm not going to fire a $2 million missile at a $10 empty tent and hit a camel in the butt. It's going to be decisive.
~By George W. Bush ~


In the West audiences think I am a stereotyped action star, or that I always play hitmen or killers. But in Hong Kong, I did a lot of comedy, many dramatic films, and most of all, romantic roles, lots of love stories. I was like a romance novel hero.
~By Chow Yun Fat ~


In every man there is an instinctive and passionate reaction if his person or liberty is attacked.
~By Arthur Keith ~


Ambition is not what a man would do, but what a man does, for ambition without action is fantasy.
~By Bryant H. McGill ~


Intentions count in your actions.
~By Abu Bakr ~


I remain optimistic. What we've seen in Europe and the rest of the world is that freedom has a much stronger attraction than radical fundamentalism.
~By Gijs de Vries ~


All the strength and force of man comes from his faith in things unseen. He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions.
~By James Freeman Clarke ~


A mother should give her children a superabundance of enthusiasm; that after they have lost all they are sure to lose on mixing with the world, enough may still remain to prompt fated support them through great actions.
~By Augustus Hare ~


The idea of winning a doctor's degree gradually assumed the aspect of a great moral struggle, and the moral fight possessed immense attraction for me.
~By Elizabeth Blackwell ~


There is no satisfaction in hanging a man who does not object to it.
~By George Bernard Shaw ~


I don't remember anything anybody said in any Jack Ford picture. Nothing happens except action.
~By Elia Kazan ~


When faith and hope fail, as they do sometimes, we must try charity, which is love in action. We must speculate no more on our duty, but simply do it. When we have done it, however blindly, perhaps Heaven will show us why.
~By Dinah Maria Mulock ~


Odd, the years it took to learn one simple fact: that the prize just ahead, the next job, publication, love affair, marriage always seemed to hold the key to satisfaction but never, in the longer run, sufficed.
~By Carolyn Heilbrun ~


Men know they are sexual exiles. They wander the earth seeking satisfaction, craving and despising, never content. There is nothing in that anguished motion for women to envy.
~By Camille Paglia ~


All action is for the sake of some end; and rules of action, it seems natural to suppose, must take their whole character and color from the end to which they are subservient.
~By John Stuart Mill ~


Mr Johnson should remember that I am not just anyone and that he is only president of the United States by the grace of my son's action.
~By Marguerite Oswald ~


I try to give both my heroes and villains an emotional dimensionality which provides the motivation for their actions.
~By Sidney Sheldon ~


Finally, the House is working to require a comprehensive federal review of IRS regulations with a follow-up report to Congress on possible actions to reduce the tax paperwork burden imposed on small businesses.
~By Michael K. Simpson ~


Even at its most perceptive, sociology deals in abstractions.
~By Richard Russo ~

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