Intention Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Intention

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The remarks about my reaching the age of Social Security and coming to the end of the road, they jolted me. And that was good. Because I sure as hell had no intention of just sitting around for the rest of my life. So I'd whip out the paints and really go to it.
~By Norman Rockwell ~


No one should fear to undertake any task in the name of our Saviour, if it is just and if the intention is purely for His holy service.
~By Christopher Columbus ~


I am interested in the study of music and the discipline of music and the experience of music and music as a esoteric mechanism to continue my real intentions.
~By Anthony Braxton ~


I had no intention of being an actor. I was quite good at it. I was pretty capable at other things but never any good at anything.
~By Sean Bean ~


I know my country has not perfected itself. At times, we've struggled to keep the promise of liberty and equality for all of our people. We've made our share of mistakes, and there are times when our actions around the world have not lived up to our best intentions.
~By Barack Obama ~


It is my intention to proceed slowly with our trenches.
~By Peter Stuyvesant ~


With a film, I do my best to understand the author's intentions and try to bring the characters to life.
~By Bruce Beresford ~


Our intention is to give people, however you might stylize it, a tax cut or a pay raise.
~By Paul O'Neill ~


This is the patent age of new inventions for killing bodies, and for saving souls. All propagated with the best intentions.
~By Lord Byron ~


In laughter we always find an unavowed intention to humiliate and consequently to correct our neighbour.
~By Henri Bergson ~


Everything's intentional. It's just filling in the dots.
~By David Byrne ~


On the subject of emigration, it is not my intention to dwell at any length.
~By Charles Sturt ~


So we knew their intentions were to strike in the United States. We also knew from other sources of dozens of examples of where the notion of using planes as weapons was discussed.
~By Richard Ben Veniste ~


I have absolutely no intention of marrying Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
~By Paul Getty ~


I love Brooke. Exploiting her was never my intention.
~By Calvin Klein ~


Designed by architects with honorable intentions but hands of palsy.
~By Jimmy Breslin ~


I love being irreverent. But I hate being irrelevant. I love being irreverent because at the end of the day your actions belie your intentions.
~By Esai Morales ~


The most difficult thing is the organization of people and the expression of your intentions. It's very easy to have a picture in your head and to imagine that you've told everybody about what you need.
~By Neil Jordan ~


When a man says he approves of something in principle, it means he hasn't the slightest intention of carrying it out in practice.
~By Otto von Bismarck ~


The lion's share of what I hear right now are people who, intentional or accidental, have avoided all jazz prior to 1960. And all the musicians who were successful in the '60s spent their entire lives, prior to 1960, listening to all the musicians these people avoid.
~By Branford Marsalis ~


A gift consists not in what is done or given, but in the intention of the giver or doer.
~By Lucius Annaeus Seneca ~


I don't know anyone in the public eye who has not made a mistake and said something in a manner that does not truly reflect their intentions.
~By Jim Jeffords ~


I had, before I went to college, I had taken a few years off after high school and really had, I guess in those days, I had no intentions of going to college.
~By Duane G. Carey ~


Before the throne of the Almighty, man will be judged not by his acts but by his intentions. For God alone reads our hearts.
~By Mohandas Gandhi ~


In order for a war to be just, three things are necessary. First, the authority of the sovereign. Secondly, a just cause. Thirdly, a rightful intention.
~By Thomas Aquinas ~


It's amazing how much you can learn if your intentions are truly earnest.
~By Chuck Berry ~


Kubrick never explained the ending to us, or what his intentions were. He didn't intend for it to be a predictable film.
~By Keir Dullea ~


I've got absolutely no intention of ever going to play at another club.
~By Steven Gerrard ~


I am not surprised that they show no intention to follow in my footsteps, although if I had a second chance myself, I would certainly try to repeat my present career.
~By Richard Ernst ~


You know, we have a long history of covering different periods of this band's development with a live record... a sort of live thing that would be done for three or four records, and that was the intention with this particular package.
~By Alex Lifeson ~


You can pour holy oil and holy water on a thug until you have emptied buckets of both; but at the end he will be a consecrated thug, but a thug all the same unless interior intentions and a disciplined man are present.
~By William H. O'Connell ~


Artists, no matter how good their intentions, are always slower than they think.
~By Mark Millar ~


I am 1,000 percent for Tom Eagleton and I have no intention of dropping him from the ticket.
~By George McGovern ~


Our intentions may be very good, but, because the intelligence is limited, the action may turn out to be a mistake - a mistake, but not necessarily a sin, for sin comes out of a wrong intention.
~By E. Stanley Jones ~


My intention here is to make it clear that not a single cell of my composition, here in regard to The Raven, is found by chance or intuition, that the composition moved towards perfection with the precision and inevitability of a mathematical equation.
~By Maurice Ravel ~


However, intention needn't enter in, and if a reader sees things in a religious way, and the work is dogmatically acceptable, then I don't see why it should not be interpreted in that way, as well as in others.
~By James Schuyler ~


In Oxford before the war, I had, with this interest in mind, written a short textbook entitled, An Introduction to Economic Analysis and Policy. It was now my intention to rewrite this work.
~By James Meade ~


A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone's feelings unintentionally.
~By Oscar Wilde ~


All that counts in life is intention.
~By Andrea Bocelli ~


Human nature is evil, and goodness is caused by intentional activity.
~By Xun Zi ~


I have no intention of discussing my private life with anyone.
~By Claire Bloom ~


I used some vivid language that, if I could take it back, I'd take it back. It's not my intention to be personally critical of the President or of anyone else.
~By Paul O'Neill ~


Any agreement that you have isn't going to be based on North Korea's intentions or trust.
~By Mitchell Reiss ~


I don't have any friends and don't have any intention of making any. People will stab you in the back, mistreat you, talk about me behind your back, steal from you. And they're not really your friends. They're only there because you're a celebrity or because they want to get something from you.
~By Gary Coleman ~


It is not good enough for things to be planned - they still have to be done; for the intention to become a reality, energy has to be launched into operation.
~By Walt Kelly ~


With this new album, I prepared for it a long time, and I was happy with the songs and the production. I felt that I proved myself with the first album, and with this new album, I just want to share some of my music. And that was always my feeling and my intention.
~By Jon Secada ~


Our intention creates our reality.
~By Wayne Dyer ~


It is in the nature of the New Yorker to be as topical as possible, on a level that is often small in scale and playful in intention.
~By Brendan Gill ~


Give us a chance to show you that those so-called protective laws to aid women - however well intentioned originally - have become in fact restraints, which keep wife, abandoned wife, and widow alike from supporting her family.
~By Martha Griffiths ~


I don't have nothing to regret at all in the past, except that I might've unintentionally hurt somebody else or something.
~By Jimi Hendrix ~


I've tried doing so, for it was never my intention to paint only with gray. But in the course of my work I have eliminated one color after another, and what has remained is gray, gray, gray!
~By Alberto Giacometti ~


My intention to lecture is as vague as my intention is to go on the stage. I will never consider an offer to lecture, not because I despise the vocation, but because I have no desire to appear on the public rostrum.
~By Mary MacLane ~


Nothing is more unreliable than the populace, nothing more obscure than human intentions, nothing more deceptive than the whole electoral system.
~By Marcus Tullius Cicero ~


Our tools are extensions of our purposes, and so we find it natural to make metaphorical attributions of intentionality to them; but I take it no philosophical ice is cut by such examples.
~By John Searle ~


Hell isn't merely paved with good intentions; it's walled and roofed with them. Yes, and furnished too.
~By Aldous Huxley ~


There are no adequate substitutes for father, mother, and children bound together in a loving commitment to nurture and protect. No government, no matter how well-intentioned, can take the place of the family in the scheme of things.
~By Gerald R. Ford ~


Naming a transition team varies with the intentions of the candidate; some candidates have been careful to name a transition team as much as a year in advance.
~By Richard V. Allen ~


One cannot help being impressed by the protesters. They have begun each day of the protest in Kiev in prayer and all activities are accomplished with a collective sense of respect, kindness, and an intention to conduct a peaceful revolution.
~By Bob Schaffer ~


Violence, even well intentioned, always rebounds upon oneself.
~By Lao Tzu ~


I was very sorry when I found out that your intentions were good and not what I supposed they were.
~By Sitting Bull ~


I don't believe in guilt, I believe in living on impulse as long as you never intentionally hurt another person, and don't judge people in your life. I think you should live completely free.
~By Angelina Jolie ~


The sad thing is, when it comes to diet, is that even when well-intentioned Feds try to do right by us, they fail. Either they're outvoted by puppets of agribusiness, or they are puppets of agribusiness.
~By Mark Bittman ~


But I learned first-hand how the news media operates by watching how they interpreted, changed, and misrepresented my intentions.
~By Joey Skaggs ~


I know that Duke made a number of demands, including that the attorney general drop its investigation. We have no intention of asking the attorney general to do that.
~By Gray Davis ~


Why do I need succession planning? I'm very alert, I'm very vibrant. I have no intention to retire.
~By Sheldon Adelson ~


Well, I love Pink Floyd, so I wouldn't be offended by it. I only intentionally robbed them three or four times.
~By Josh Silver ~


There is less pressure as a character actor. It generally means that you will be acting for all of your life, which is my intention. It is not my intention to just be a rich and famous person, that would be pretty boring.
~By Tim Roth ~


The test of a belief is not exclusively in the belief itself, but also in the intentions and actions of those who embrace it.
~By Bryant H. McGill ~


Even the distribution of rations leaves much to be desired; the fatigue party, well-intentioned and sympathetic though it be, often finds itself short of provisions.
~By Patrick MacGill ~


Any alliance whose purpose is not the intention to wage war is senseless and useless.
~By Adolf Hitler ~


Is your remarkably sexist drivel intentional, or just some horrible mistake?
~By Yeardley Smith ~


The Security Council decided to deal with Iran's nuclear intentions. The international community will not be willing to tolerate an Iran with a nuclear capability and an Iran that collaborates with terrorist organizations.
~By Moshe Katsav ~


They ended up spending a total, their campaign plus the independent, about 1.3 million. I only ended up spending about - not only, but I spent about 2 million. But I had no intention of doing that until I was attacked with a negative ad by an independent group.
~By Rahm Emanuel ~


He would catapult you forward, and that was his intention with the Jazz Messengers. He would take young people with a potential and help them develop a voice as a player and as a writer.
~By Benny Green ~


I imagine that the intention is to get rid of them. The interests of security demand that we get rid of them.
~By Moshe Sharett ~


I am sure of nothing so little as my own intentions.
~By George Byron ~


I'm very skeptical about the good intentions of Milosevic.
~By Warren Christopher ~


Continuing a Lenten series on prayer: Prayer is co-operation with God. It is the purest exercise of the faculties God has given us - an exercise that links these faculties with the Maker to work out the intentions He had in mind in their creation.
~By E. Stanley Jones ~


Some months ago, while I was preparing a new work, I told a young cinema executive my intention of including in a soundtrack two themes from Bach. But when he asked me which has been the last hit from that Bach?, then I knew that I had no longer place in cinema.
~By Maurice Jarre ~


The sincere teachers of their youth should be met, not with an intention to dictate to them, but to give additional force to their well-meant endeavours, and raise them to public esteem.
~By Joseph Lancaster ~


If I commit an error I do it without bad intention.
~By Stand Watie ~


The evil that is in the world almost always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding.
~By Albert Camus ~


Our intention is to really explore this transition and, beyond that, explore the particular things that someone comes up against when they're gay or lesbian.
~By Laura Innes ~


Life is short and if you're looking for extension, you had best do well. 'Cause there's good deeds and then there's good intentions. They are as far apart as Heaven and Hell.
~By Ben Harper ~


The place where the system and people's intentions meet is the political arena.
~By Peter Garrett ~


Some people come out going, I don't get it. And I don't quite know what they're trying to get, what they're struggling for. We have had the reaction where people leave the movie sort of uncomfortable and befuddled. Although that wasn't our intention.
~By Joel Coen ~


In the Steven F. Austin Colony, which was the first colony, Texans first established a provisional government in 1835 with the intention of writing a declaration of independence soon after.
~By Michael McCaul ~


I think we're entering a very dangerous time. The West has set itself up, decided it's in charge, not for good intentions, not for the benefit of mankind.
~By Thom Yorke ~


How many wives have been forced by the death of well-intentioned but too protective husbands to face reality late in life, bewildered and frightened because they were strangers to it!
~By Hortense Odlum ~


Intention involves such a small fragment of our consciousness and of our mind and of our life.
~By Jasper Johns ~


Michael Eisner let it be known last week that he had no intention of leaving the entertainment business once he steps down as CEO of Disney in October.
~By Peter Bart ~


Like anywhere, we had to make people understand that we were there with good intentions, and that we were there with respect. We started making contacts with the people in the neighborhood three months before shooting began, so that everyone involved was comfortable.
~By Mathieu Kassovitz ~


It has been more wittily than charitably said that hell is paved with good intentions; they have their place in heaven also.
~By Robert Southey ~


It was always my intention that The Frieze should be housed in a room which would provide a suitable architectural frame for it.
~By Edvard Munch ~


I learned one thing in Watergate: I was well-intentioned but rationalized illegal behavior," he said. "You cannot live your life other than walking in the truth. Your means are as important as your ends.
~By Chuck Colson ~


I think I can deceive people. I'm like, the nice, sweet girl when you meet me. And I don't have any bad intentions. But I'm a bad girl too.
~By Alicia Silverstone ~


There are a lot of movies I'd like to throw away. That's not to say that I went in with that attitude. Any film I ever started, I went in with all the hope and best intentions in the world, but some films just don't work.
~By Kiefer Sutherland ~


It's no accident that my first novel was called Americana. This was a private declaration of independence, a statement of my intention to use the whole picture, the whole culture.
~By Don DeLillo ~


I didn't have evil intentions, but I guess I did have power.
~By Harmon Killebrew ~


I went back to graduate school with the clear intention that what I wanted to do with my life was to improve societies, and the way to do that was to find out what made economies work the way they did or fail to work.
~By Douglass North ~

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