Choice Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Choice

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Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.
~By James Allen ~


If I had a choice about going to a meeting at a studio or changing a nappy, I'd choose the nappy.
~By Tim Burton ~


Once he became a series character, I made the conscious choice that he would never act like a series character, never wink at the reader, never pull his punches. Better for him, better for me.
~By Donald E. Westlake ~


The self is not something ready-made, but something in continuous formation through choice of action.
~By John Dewey ~


Several amendments should be made to the primary and general election laws to improve them, but such changes must in no way interfere with a full and free expression of the people's choice in naming the candidates to be voted on at general elections.
~By Arthur Capper ~


The truth is, no matter how trying they become, babies two and under don't have the ability to make moral choices, so they can't be bad. That category only exists in the adult mind.
~By Anne Cassidy ~


Because Microsoft seems to sometimes not trust customer choice, they salt XP with all these little gizmos and trap doors to get people to try Microsoft stuff. But the reality is that we're downloading more players than we ever have on a worldwide basis.
~By Rob Glaser ~


Olivia Newton-John was our first choice to play Sandy, but she was nervous about acting, whether she would feel comfortable with us and could pull it off at all.
~By Randal Kleiser ~


Each environment has its own signature. Sound tells a story: You make choices about what you're hearing, where to look, how you want to feel about what's going on.
~By Stephen Hopkins ~


Behaviors are a choice. Feelings are sometimes out of our control. Behavior has to do with choices.
~By Randall Terry ~


As I grew up, I was interested in other areas, too, especially literature. It became a major love of mine. Later, it became a difficult choice for me as to whether to major in music or literature. It wasn't until my 30s that I began a profession in music.
~By Tom Glazer ~


A life lived of choice is a life of conscious action. A life lived of chance is a life of unconscious creation.
~By Neale Donald Walsch ~


Every art and every inquiry, and similarly every action and choice, is thought to aim at some good; and for this reason the good has rightly been declared to be that at which all things aim.
~By Aristotle ~


I left Delhi, in 1971, shortly after Collective Choice and Social Welfare was published in 1970.
~By Amartya Sen ~


God isn't compatible with machinery and scientific medicine and universal happiness. You must make your choice. Our civilization has chosen machinery and medicine and happiness.
~By Aldous Huxley ~


I made a better decision in choosing my team. Sure, I had a bigger choice of players to choose from - but I couldn't have asked for a harder working group of players who did an incredible job.
~By Vladimir Kramnik ~


The democratic choice Russian people made in the early 90's is final.
~By Vladimir Putin ~


My mom has a good way of engaging me in a conversation about the choices I make, listening, being objective and open-minded, and respecting those choices so long as they don't put me in danger.
~By Casey Affleck ~


Given the choice between the experience of pain and nothing, I would choose pain.
~By William Faulkner ~


A man can't be too careful in the choice of his enemies.
~By Oscar Wilde ~


It is not a mystical thing, however, it is obvious and practical and I think that what the performer does is to try to get to that point with every choice you make from the phrasing in a tune to the choice of tunes.
~By Leo Kottke ~


I love to compare different time frames. Poetry can evoke the time of the subject. By a very careful choice of words you can evoke an era, completely throw the poem into a different time scale.
~By Robert Morgan ~


And that had a powerful appeal, particularly to those who had been denied the choice to stay on at school, to go to university, to be something else, other than going down the pit.
~By Barbara Castle ~


I'd like to think I could do something great - a performance like Meryl Streep's in 'Sophie's Choice' - at some point in my life. At the same time, though, I don't want to put too much pressure on myself to be great.
~By Heather Graham ~


Can a woman become a genius of the first class? Nobody can know unless women in general shall have equal opportunity with men in education, in vocational choice, and in social welcome of their best intellectual work for a number of generations.
~By Anna Garlin Spencer ~


What is freedom? Freedom is the right to choose: the right to create for oneself the alternatives of choice.
~By Archibald MacLeish ~


The choice is not normally between the north and south. It might be between Britain and Europe.
~By John Prescott ~


The priests say that God created our souls, and that just puts us under the control of another puppeteer. If God created our will, then he's responsible for every choice we make.
~By Orson Scott Card ~


Why shouldn't future generations and young Americans have the choice to earn a higher rate of return? Why shouldn't they be able to own their own Social Security so that Congress can't spend it on other things?
~By Ken Mehlman ~


You make a choice whether or not to turn that TV on. We didn't even have a television in the house.
~By Christine Baranski ~


Nobody ever did, or ever will, escape the consequences of his choices.
~By Alfred A. Montapert ~


Being a writer was never a choice, it was an irresistible compulsion.
~By Walter Jon Williams ~


So China will be having to make some choices as to whose side it wants to be on. Hopefully, this will be the beginning of a major improvement in our relationship with them, if they choose correctly.
~By Fred Thompson ~


The truth is often terrifying, which I think is one of the motifs of Larry and Andrew's cinema. The cost of knowledge is an important theme. In the second and third films, they explore the consequences of Neo's choice to know the truth. It's a beautiful, beautiful story.
~By Keanu Reeves ~


Valentino was apparently gay or bisexual. And his two lesbian wives. But without any question, he had sex with men. From choice. So he was one or the other.
~By Cesar Romero ~


If I had my choice I would kill every reporter in the world, but I am sure we would be getting reports from Hell before breakfast.
~By William Tecumseh Sherman ~


And for man to look upon himself as a capital good, even if it did not impair his freedom, may seem to debase him... by investing in themselves, people can enlarge the range of choice available to them. It is one way free men can enhance their welfare.
~By Theodore William Schultz ~


When I make a film I'm away from home for two to three months. So I want my kids to look at my films one day and say, I love his movies, I love his choices-because he loved them.
~By Kevin Costner ~


Some of those STINKIN' press people just had to make fun of my decision in joining the show. They also made fun of other choices in my life that I was proud of then and still am now!!!
~By Ruth Buzzi ~


We continue to have nuclear weapons relied on as a weapon of choice. If that policy were to continue, we continue to have countries who are in a security bind, if you like, or perceive themselves to be in security bind to look for acquisition of nuclear weapons.
~By Mohamed ElBaradei ~


We must begin to make what I call "conscious choices," and to really recognize that we are the same. It's from that place in my heart that I write my songs.
~By John Denver ~


Love is not in our choice but in our fate.
~By John Dryden ~


Excellence, then, is a state concerned with choice, lying in a mean, relative to us, this being determined by reason and in the way in which the man of practical wisdom would determine it.
~By Aristotle ~


I think we too often make choices based on the safety of cynicism, and what we're lead to is a life not fully lived. Cynicism is fear, and it's worse than fear - it's active disengagement.
~By Ken Burns ~


You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait, be quiet still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet.
~By Franz Kafka ~


Real vision demands that we make tough choices. Real vision is responsible and it is paid for.
~By Michael F. Easley ~


I want people to make the same choice I made to get healthy.
~By Star Jones ~


A poor choice of words conveyed to some the impression that I embrace the discarded policies of the past. Nothing could be further from the truth, and I apologize to anyone who was offended by my statement.
~By Trent Lott ~


Once again, we come to the Holiday Season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes, in his own way, by going to the mall of his choice.
~By Dave Barry ~


Many kids turn to selling drugs. It's not a good career choice, but they see it as a way to get money.
~By Richard Harris ~


Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times.
~By Aeschylus ~


Yes, many immigrants cherish the value of choice and opportunity and the value of education more than 7th or 8th generation Americans.
~By Malcolm Wallop ~


When you have kids, it limits you. That was a choice I made.
~By Alison Moyet ~


Well, I write in exile because I cannot return to my country, so I have no choice but to see myself as an exiled writer.
~By Guillermo Cabrera Infante ~


You and I are essentially infinite choice-makers. In every moment of our existence, we are in that field of all possibilities where we have access to an infinity of choices.
~By Deepak Chopra ~


I learned a lot more about transgender people. It's not a choice, but a physiological condition that has to do with the size of the hypothalamus part of the brain.
~By Mercedes Ruehl ~


Probably, no nation is rich enough to pay for both war and civilization. We must make our choice; we cannot have both.
~By Abraham Flexner ~


Consumers have not been told effectively enough that they have huge power and that purchasing and shopping involve a moral choice.
~By Anita Roddick ~


If you had asked me back in grade school what I wanted to be when I grew up, I would have said my first choice was an actor, but if I couldn't be that, I'd want to be a superhero.
~By Vin Diesel ~


You have to make difficult choices in your life, and you just have to be happy with them.
~By Lori Loughlin ~


Responsible choice involves consequences, not the least of which are relinquishments all along our way.
~By Marsha Sinetar ~


And what I am trying to say to them that through our ads and through our discussions is if you don't want us in your community, that's your choice, but don't say it's because of wages.
~By Lee Scott ~


President Bush has had an outstanding Secretary of State in Colin Powell and there are not many people who could replace him, making Condoleezza Rice an excellent choice.
~By Michael Crapo ~


My friends, history, history calls us to this time and to this place. A solemn choice rests with us - where do we go from here? Do we move slowly and incrementally? Or do we seize the challenge of our time and tackle the great issues of our day.
~By Thomas Vilsack ~


If I were doing something that the Bible condemns, I have two choices. I can straighten up my act, or I can somehow distort and twist and change the meaning of the Bible.
~By Jerry Falwell ~


As simple as it sounds, we all must try to be the best person we can: by making the best choices, by making the most of the talents we've been given.
~By Mary Lou Retton ~


In prehistoric times, mankind often had only two choices in crisis situations: fight or flee. In modern times, humor offers us a third alternative; fight, flee - or laugh.
~By Robert Orben ~


No law can give or take away the choice to commit suicide.
~By Maggie Gallagher ~


The logical process will often be the safe one. I tend, when I'm given that choice, to go the way that's not safe.
~By Sting ~


We have a hope of succeeding if we learn from our past mistakes and pull together to make the hard choices.
~By Carl Levin ~


What I think we need to do to engage the American people in a conversation about entitlement reform is to have a bipartisan group of people who come together and put every solution on the table, every alternative on the table. And then we ought to engage in a long conversation with the American people so they understand the choices.
~By Carly Fiorina ~


I'm a Christian by choice.
~By Barack Obama ~


Of the blessings set before you make your choice, and be content.
~By Samuel Johnson ~


Chance makes our parents, but choice makes our friends.
~By Jacques Delille ~


Choice of attention - to pay attention to this and ignore that - is to the inner life what choice of action is to the outer. In both cases, a man is responsible for his choice and must accept the consequences, whatever they may be.
~By W. H. Auden ~


I had no choice in the decision to make myself available. I was not always doing things I wanted to do.
~By Namie Amuro ~


Was there ever in anyone's life span a point free in time, devoid of memory, a night when choice was any more than the sum of all the choices gone before?
~By Joan Didion ~


Everything I put my name to and take part in, I want to be good. That's not saying it will always happen. But I want to make bold choices.
~By Michael Fassbender ~


My generation, faced as it grew with a choice between religious belief and existential despair, chose marijuana. Now we are in our Cabernet stage.
~By Peggy Noonan ~


I'm a character actor, and I made a choice when I was young, after 'Mystic Pizza', not to go for the mainstream stuff, and to do a more eclectic kind of route.
~By Vincent D'Onofrio ~


In a time of tight budgets, difficult choices have to be made. We must make sure our very limited resources are spent on priorities. I believe we should have no higher priority than investing in our children's classrooms and in their future.
~By Bob Riley ~


In the end, it all comes to choices to turn stumbling blocks into stepping stones.
~By Amber Frey ~


Everyone wants to work in America. Maybe not blockbusters or Terminator, but to have the choice.
~By Eva Green ~


The kids like to get pictures of me for their parents. They know how proud I am of them-they have a lot more to worry about than my stardom. They are trying to make good choices for their own lives, but this gives them a little fun. They are part of my family.
~By Mark Goddard ~


I think that the character that I'm playing now is so fundamentally different than Ally that I haven't I haven't felt like I had to worry about it at all. But I definitely wanted to make a different choice.
~By Calista Flockhart ~


And it is this sense that some of us have to contribute to the culture, to the society in ways that may hurt financially, so what? We do it because we are born to do it, we feel we have no other choice and so be it.
~By Gunther Schuller ~


After every movie, I always kick myself for the same things-didn't do enough, not enough variation, not enough interesting choices, too bland.
~By Robin Wright Penn ~


In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.
~By Eleanor Roosevelt ~


Earlier feminists were almost universally pro-choice and have dominated political debate until now. Having access to abortion was viewed as the only way women could have full equality with men, who, until recently, couldn't get pregnant.
~By Kathleen Parker ~


I don't condemn anyone for making their choices. If someone chooses those roles, fine. But not for me. When someone stops me and says, You're the reason I became an actress, that lets me know I made the right decision.
~By Cicely Tyson ~


Social Security must be preserved and strengthened. But we need to be candid about the costs and willing to make the tough choices that real reform will require.
~By Lindsey Graham ~


Even in my really bad, drugged-out days, I didn't go away. I still toured, still did interviews. I never gave up the fight. That's why I'm who I am today, because I didn't leave. And I think I made the right choice.
~By Stevie Nicks ~


In all the great periods of the drama perfect freedom of choice and subject, perfect freedom of individual treatment, and an audience eager to give itself to sympathetic listening, even if instruction be involved, have brought the great results.
~By George P. Baker ~


I loved my life, but my choices were overloading and overwhelming me. Listening to inner feelings and fulfilling some of these urges when they come along is incredibly important.
~By Pamela Stephenson ~


It's not a choice between war and peace. It's a choice between war and endless war. It's not appeasement. I think it's better even to call it American self-interest.
~By Michael Scheuer ~


We shouldn't feel restricted by our sexuality, and our sexuality doesn't have to be a cultural choice. That's an amazing variety of music within those five main performers.
~By Neil Tennant ~


We have no choice but to be guilty. God is unthinkable if we are innocent.
~By Archibald MacLeish ~


The choicest pleasures of life lie within the ring of moderation.
~By Benjamin Disraeli ~


This girl at 17 really led an army, this girl at 19 really burned at the stake by her own choice. And you sit there and you want to figure out why did she make these choices? How did she live such a life?
~By Leelee Sobieski ~


Governors of both political parties face a stark choice between unpopular tax increases and drastic cuts in Medicaid, education, public safety and other essential services.
~By Bill Delahunt ~

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March 2 ,2024
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