Motivation Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Motivation

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The motivation for war is simple. The U.S. government started the war with Iraq in order to make it easy for U.S. corporations to do business in other countries. They intend to use cheap labor in those countries, which will make Americans rich.
~By Michael Moore ~


In my experience, there is only one motivation, and that is desire. No reasons or principle contain it or stand against it.
~By Jane Smiley ~


If money was my only motivation, I would organize myself differently.
~By Placido Domingo ~


You know looking back on it now I used the fight and after the fight as motivation, to make sure I was going to be the best middleweight in the world for a long time.
~By Marvin Hagler ~


The last two years we got beat in this round. They came out with the motivation to win.
~By Jimmy Haynes ~


I tried to instill a different motivation, to give them the security and the conviction that they were doing something good, something necessary, something useful - if you want to use a grandiose expression, that they were doing something for peace.
~By Markus Wolf ~


Action, reaction, motivation, emotion, all have to come from the characters. Writing a love scene requires the same elements from the writer as any other.
~By Nora Roberts ~


Being here allows me to make the case that not all aging, narcissistic movie actors whose children could be mistaken for their grandchildren necessarily act with the same motivation.
~By Warren Beatty ~


Motivation will almost always beat mere talent.
~By Norman Ralph Augustine ~


While many hackers have the knowledge, skills, and tools to attack computer systems, they generally lack the motivation to cause violence or severe economic or social harm.
~By Dorothy Denning ~


If you look to lead, invest at least 40% of your time managing yourself - your ethics, character, principles, purpose, motivation, and conduct. Invest at least 30% managing those with authority over you, and 15% managing your peers.
~By Dee Hock ~


I explain this not for publicity, nor seeking to win an argument of right or wrong, I explain so that the record is clear as to my thinking and motivations in bombing a government installation.
~By Timothy McVeigh ~


I think change is possible, but only for individuals who were never truly gay in the first place and who have a strong personal motivation to recover their heterosexuality.
~By Marilyn vos Savant ~


I don't believe in team motivation. I believe in getting a team prepared so it knows it will have the necessary confidence when it steps on a field and be prepared to play a good game.
~By Tom Landry ~


Motivation is simple. You eliminate those who are not motivated.
~By Lou Holtz ~


Money was never the motivation. It never should be in sports.
~By Katarina Witt ~


Everybody kind of perceives me as being angry. It's not anger, it's motivation.
~By Roger Clemens ~


Classic economic theory, based as it is on an inadequate theory of human motivation, could be revolutionized by accepting the reality of higher human needs, including the impulse to self actualization and the love for the highest values.
~By Abraham Maslow ~


And, I think, as a kid, I had a strong motivation to do something of my life. And, I think that's the strongest motivation I really got. And, that came obviously from my parents and my grandparents.
~By Philippe Perrin ~


An employee's motivation is a direct result of the sum of interactions with his or her manager.
~By Bob Nelson ~


You have to think an awful lot about your motivations or people's behavioral intentions or what their body language can indicate or what's really going on or what makes people sometimes do, sometimes, the irrational things they do.
~By Ron Silver ~


Desire is the key to motivation, but it's determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek.
~By Mario Andretti ~


Walking your talk is a great way to motivate yourself. No one likes to live a lie. Be honest with yourself, and you will find the motivation to do what you advise others to do.
~By Vince Poscente ~


People want a cop-out, listen I'm a realist and I talk about motivation, talk about all the things it takes to be greater or are important to win and people want to use excuses all the time.
~By Mike Ditka ~


Wanting something is not enough. You must hunger for it. Your motivation must be absolutely compelling in order to overcome the obstacles that will invariably come your way.
~By Les Brown ~


We have today a fairly thorough knowledge of the early Greco-Roman period because our motivations are the same.
~By Arthur Erickson ~


In the new economy, information, education, and motivation are everything.
~By William J. Clinton ~


A single prop that does not look real to an audience can louse you up. The same is true of the smallest flaw in setting up the motivation in a story line.
~By Desi Arnaz ~


The personality problem is so tough when you're not able to pay people. It's bad enough when you can pay people, but, when you have people working for free, often their motivation is diminished considerably.
~By John Badham ~


It was all about wanting to get revenge. Pathetic, really, but it still is the motivation.
~By Julian Clary ~


Iraq did not spontaneously opt for disarmament. They did it as part of a ceasefire, so they were forced to do it, otherwise the war might have gone on. So the motivation has been very different.
~By Hans Blix ~


Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.
~By Jim Ryun ~


I don't know if there are words to describe my motivation.
~By Lorrie Fair ~


I had never even thought I'd be an actress - I was supposed to be a lawyer. But the motivation is the same: when you act, you defend a role; you have to be convincing. It's the same career.
~By Anne Parillaud ~


I also like to look at the dynamic that takes place between religion and science because, in a way, both are asking the same questions: Who are we? Where do we come from? Why are we here? Where are we going? The methodologies are diametrically opposed, but their motivation is the same; the wellspring is the same in both cases.
~By J. Michael Straczynski ~


Motivations are too tangled and complex.
~By Russell Banks ~


Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.
~By Raymond Chandler ~


I just knew that economics had never been my big motivation.
~By Leigh Steinberg ~


When an actor comes to me and wants to discuss his character, I say, 'It's in the script.' If he says, 'But what's my motivation?, ' I say, 'Your salary.'
~By Alfred Hitchcock ~


If we take as given that critical infrastructures are vulnerable to a cyber terrorist attack, then the question becomes whether there are actors with the capability and motivation to carry out such an operation.
~By Dorothy Denning ~


Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game.
~By Donald Trump ~


The biggest problem in rock journalism is that often the writer's main motivation is to become friends with the band. They're not really journalists; they're people who want to be involved in rock and roll.
~By Chuck Klosterman ~


Myths are stories that express meaning, morality or motivation. Whether they are true or not is irrelevant.
~By Michael Shermer ~


Corruption has its own motivations, and one has to thoroughly study that phenomenon and eliminate the foundations that allow corruption to exist.
~By Eduard Shevardnadze ~


Whatever their motivations, lawmakers on both side of the aisle have certainly discovered that immigration is one of those issues that resonate strongly with the public.
~By Gwen Ifill ~


If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn't need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around.
~By Jim Rohn ~


We expert teachers know that motivation and emotional impact are what matter.
~By Donald Norman ~


I think a lot of times it's not money that's the primary motivation factor; it's the passion for your job and the professional and personal satisfaction that you get out of doing what you do that motivates you.
~By Martin Yan ~


It doesn't matter who is playing or how old they are. I just worry about what I can control. It doesn't give me more or less motivation.
~By Monica Seles ~


Motivation aside, if people get better at these life skills, everyone benefits: The brain doesn't distinguish between being a more empathic manager and a more empathic father.
~By Daniel Goleman ~


We talk on principal, but act on motivation.
~By Walter Savage Landor ~


The second thing for me, probably a few clicks down, is the idea that The Sims smoothly age and have different concerns and motivations and needs at different age ranges.
~By Will Wright ~


Enthusiasm is excitement with inspiration, motivation, and a pinch of creativity.
~By Bo Bennett ~


All directors are storytellers, so the motivation was to tell the story I wanted to tell. That's what I love.
~By Spike Lee ~


I'd say the most memorable thing for me was my dedication and motivation in how I got so involved in boxing.
~By Alexis Arguello ~


I don't think any collector knows his true motivation.
~By Robert Mapplethorpe ~


I don't care about motivation. I care about credibility.
~By Eliot Spitzer ~


That's the motivation of an artist - to seek attention of some kind.
~By James Taylor ~


Well, I actually grew up in the sixties. I feel very lucky, actually, that that was my slice of time that I was dealt. Let's remember that the real motivation in the sixties, and even in the fifties, was the Cold War.
~By Ann Druyan ~


It's what the Pixies always said about music - they were writing songs and just trying not to be boring. That was their main motivation and it worked for them. I remember reading that and thinking that was the way to do it.
~By Jonny Greenwood ~


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


If people are really excited about their music, and that's their primary motivation, then that comes through in demo tapes. That's the most important ingredient.
~By Greg Ginn ~


The initial motivation of the experiment which led to this discovery was a subconscious feeling for the inexhaustible wealth of nature, a wealth that goes far beyond the imagination of man.
~By Bruno Rossi ~


That moment was very important because it was political. That's what has to be done, so they struck a deal. She figures his is a well-thought-out motivation that she felt was worthy trade-off. The motivation here is survival, and she has to think like a leader.
~By Mary McDonnell ~


People need motivation to do anything. I don't think human beings learn anything without desperation.
~By Jim Carrey ~


A champion needs a motivation above and beyond winning.
~By Pat Riley ~


I like to put on hardcore when I have to clean my apartment, which I hate to do, but it's motivational. I like old heavy metal when I'm outside working on my car. Music has definite functions for me.
~By Peter Steele ~


Proposals to forbid golf courses have about the same motivations as proposals to forbid skate boarding, although the rationalizations are different.
~By John McCarthy ~


Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.
~By Dwight D. Eisenhower ~


The motivation part is all essential in keeping my voice, but there are the human factors of discipline.
~By Jerome Hines ~


Well, yeah. At a certain point, you've got to be really honest with yourself. Like, 'Why am I doing this? What are my motivations?' Like, if you get into it because you want to be famous? Then you've got a long row to hoe. But if you really feel like it's a labour of love and it's something you're actually legitimately good at, then it's not that hard to keep plugging away.
~By Will Arnett ~


Y'know, the real reason why I was such a failure in the sense of being unable to make any sort of a living was because I was really not motivated. I had no motivation.
~By Paul Twitchell ~


We had an opportunity to clinch a playoff berth and I think if that's not enough motivation I don't think you should be playing this game.
~By Tina Thompson ~


One of the things I have tried to do with this book and with all of them really is avoid that simple, easy, reductionist view of motivation and to show we do things for a complex net of reasons, a real braid of reasons.
~By Russell Banks ~


My motivation for running for Senate was not for the stature of being a senator, but because I wanted to make a difference on issues I feel passionate about.
~By Herman Cain ~


But I find with Francis Bacon, some of the things were in the place, and someone who was connected with these schools of thought, and someone who had a motivation that equals the scope of the comedy and the tragedy in the plays.
~By Mark Rylance ~


But now I'm getting that spiritual motivation to visit Africa.
~By Dennis Brown ~


There's always the motivation of wanting to win. Everybody has that. But a champion needs, in his attitude, a motivation above and beyond winning.
~By Pat Riley ~


I certainly understand that we're all trying to make a living, but I'm not thinking about that when I'm making it. And if that's your sole motivation, it's going to reflect that narcissistic greed, and you're going to hear it in the music.
~By Aimee Mann ~


I sat down with my trainers to check my past seasons and to see what could be done to keep me motivated and in good shape. I had to find a new motivation, a new momentum.
~By Hermann Maier ~


People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.
~By Zig Ziglar ~


I love Nautilus and stretching. The results are immediate, and that gives me the motivation to continue.
~By Donna Dixon ~


I was not sympathetic to the assumption that criminals had radically different motivations from everyone else.
~By Gary Becker ~


Motivation is everything. You can do the work of two people, but you can't be two people. Instead, you have to inspire the next guy down the line and get him to inspire his people.
~By Lee Iacocca ~


Yes, my life is a life of combat; I can say that this has never stopped for a single instant. It is a combat that started for me at the age of 16. I'm 90 years old now, and my motivation hasn't changed; it's the same fervour that drives me.
~By Ahmed Ben Bella ~


In the same period, Polish literature also underwent some significant changes. From social-political literature, which had a great tradition and strong motivation to be that way, Polish literature changed its focus to a psychological rather than a social one.
~By Andrzej Wajda ~


I have worked enough and I am happy to be touring the country speaking about living with MS to give people inspiration and motivation to help themselves.
~By Teri Garr ~


What everyone in the astronaut corps shares in common is not gender or ethnic background, but motivation, perseverance, and desire - the desire to participate in a voyage of discovery.
~By Ellen Ochoa ~


I wonder sometimes if the motivation for writers ought to be contempt, not admiration.
~By Orson Scott Card ~


Even though worker capacity and motivation are destroyed when leaders choose power over productivity, it appears that bosses would rather be in control than have the organization work well.
~By Margaret J. Wheatley ~


If you must have motivation, think of your paycheck on Friday.
~By Noel Coward ~


We negotiated with the Honduran government the establishment of a regional military training center, for training central American forces, but the primary motivation for doing that was to be able to bolster the quality, improve the quality of the El Salvadoran fighting forces.
~By John Negroponte ~


Deficiency motivation doesn't work. It will lead to a life-long pursuit of try to fix me. Learn to appreciate what you have and where and who you are.
~By Wayne Dyer ~


Besides the mistakes that are pointed out, I love the way readers become involved with the characters. When readers start asking about character motivations instead of concentrating on the special effects, it means you're connecting with them on a personal level.
~By Alan Dean Foster ~


At the same time, it makes me feel like I have to prove myself to the new guys coming in as well as prove myself to the coaching staff, which is a good bit of motivation for me.
~By Michael Strahan ~


With my academic achievement in high school I was accepted rather readily at Princeton and equally as fast at Yale, but my test scores were not comparable to that of my classmates. And that's been shown by statistics, there are reasons for that - there are cultural biases built into testing, and that was one of the motivations for the concept of affirmative action to try to balance out those effects.
~By Sonia Sotomayor ~


One very important aspect of motivation is the willingness to stop and to look at things that no one else has bothered to look at. This simple process of focusing on things that are normally taken for granted is a powerful source of creativity.
~By Edward de Bono ~


But what was my motivation was music, and the fact that I love to move around. I'm always moving around.
~By Suzanne Farrell ~


Usually a feeling of disappointment follows the book, because what I hoped to write is not what I actually accomplished. However, it becomes a motivation to write the next book.
~By Anita Desai ~


At the same time it offered the hope, as it still does, that improved understanding could better the lot of mankind. For me, growing up in the 1930s, the two motivations powerfully reinforced each other.
~By James Tobin ~

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